Re: [MBZ] What am I looking at here? 1997 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 500 Sedan 4D, $4, 500

2021-06-16 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Wheels alone worth 4500...

The little flags fell off the front fenders, Boss Man won't be happy...

Max Dillon
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Jun 16, 2021 9:42:36 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes :

> Where is the front of the car?
> 
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Re: [MBZ] After sitting at Okie acres for a few years…

2021-06-16 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Powerful strong tin worms down there...

Max Dillon
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Re: [MBZ] More on the 722.9/04E500 TCM/CP

2021-06-15 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Can you contact the EBay seller and confer over phone?  Gives you a chance to 
get a feel for their level of competence.

Max Dillon
Charleston SC


Jun 15, 2021 3:37:03 PM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes :

> I've been kinda trolling around trying to figure this thing out, to swap in a 
> new TCM/conductor plate to get the trans working again on the $900E500.  I 
> see this outfit that will reprogram a used TCM/CP for $250.
> 
> https://www.ebay.com/itm/154014594726#viTabs_0
> 
> I think this car has a VGS1 and there are 2s and 3s as well.  I'm trying to 
> figure out if I need to be picky about which version I pull from a junker as 
> it seems from ads I see that one version will fit a range of cars and 
> supersede the one that supposedly fits my car.  I don't know if they are 
> specific to the actual mechanicals, or just an upgrade to performance or 
> shifting or something and fit the same basic unit.
> 
> A new unit is $850-900, these guys will reprogram for $250.  I *might* be 
> able to do it myself with the fancy Benz computer but the procedure is a bit 
> complicated.
> 
> Anyone have any insights on this?  (probably not as this is a "new" car!)
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Re: [MBZ] Was a reliable car…

2021-06-13 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
NOW it has a cold air intake!

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Jun 13, 2021 10:15:59 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes :

> 1978 Mercedes 300D
> 
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Re: [MBZ] Yesterday was...

2021-06-09 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
A few weeks ago, I was following a Porch Boxster.  Older grey haired couple, 
top down.  Speed limit was 40, I was probably going about 45 and coming up on 
them from behind.

The light turned yellow, I stepped on the gas, he stepped on his brakes.  He 
stopped midway through the intersection, blocking the cross traffic.  I 
transitioned to braking as fast as I could, had to hit the shoulder to avoid 
rear ending the Boxster.  Anti-Lock brake system got a good work out.  Ended up 
almost next to him.

I still don't understand why he decided to try to stop for the yellow light.  
He decided to back up to let cross traffic flow, almost backed into me.  

Max Dillon
Charleston SC


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Re: [MBZ] Froggy

2021-06-09 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
How did she get your number?

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Jun 9, 2021 7:35:19 PM Clay via Mercedes :

> got off a long call with the gal who purchased the SL.  Nice to know that it 
> was going to somebody who will take extra care and keep the car on the road.  
> She was pretty stoked to get all the spare parts, lots of records and 
> brochures.  She had been wanting a green SL for a long time and now it is 
> parked at her place.
> 
> clay monroe
> 
> 1974 450sl -  Frosch - Two tone green
> 2014 ‘yota Highlander - Haggis
> 
> Retired-
> 1986 SDL- Polei
> 2002 s430 - Victor, a Stately & well tailored crap
> 1982 SD - Allen
> 1976 300D - Das Blei - Lead Sled
> 1972 220D - Gump - She was green, simple and ran and ran
> 1995 E300D - Gave her life against a dame in a SUV
> POS 1987 SDL - Beware Nigerian Scammers
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Re: [MBZ] One For Dan

2021-06-09 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Is the color black or dark blue?

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Jun 9, 2021 3:29:03 PM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes :

> A little high for the miles but looks fairly decent, could probably negotiate 
> to something a little more reasonable.
> 
> --FT
> 
> On 6/9/21 3:10 PM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes wrote:
>> Miles are a bit high. I wonder if has the factory tow package.
>> 
>> https://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/cto/d/pinellas-park-2002-mercedes-benz-ml320/7334199499.html
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Re: [MBZ] My Friends Last Ride

2021-06-09 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Nice, that's a worthy last ride.

Max Dillon
Charleston SC


Jun 9, 2021 3:26:56 PM Bob Rentfro via Mercedes :

> Wow. When did hearses become so fancy?
> 
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Re: [MBZ] Seems cheap for a diesel 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 320 BLUETEC Sedan 4D, $5, 600

2021-06-09 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Kaleb picks those up for a grand.

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Jun 9, 2021 3:17:34 PM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes :

> Looks fairly decent, 132kmi
> 
> https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/523866422307140
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Re: [MBZ] Cheap Chinese lifts

2021-06-09 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Why the price increases?  Hmmm, have to take that discussion to Okietalk...

Max Dillon
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Jun 8, 2021 8:15:27 PM G Mann via Mercedes :

> Check the price of steel over the past 60 days. Steel has risen in price
> over 150%. That, along with the price of fuel, which impacts ship fuel, and
> road fuel, also, has impacted the end price of Chinese goods.
> 
> On Tue, Jun 8, 2021 at 4:15 PM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> 
>> Why support China? Why risk your life under a Chinese lift?
>> Get a Rotary or a Mohawk.
>> 
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>>> 
>>> I have been looking at cheap Chinese lifts with good reviews over the
>> last month or so. I have been busy and not ordered one. I see now the
>> prices are up almost $500 from when I looked a couple of weeks ago. Wtf?
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Re: [MBZ] Did I get the deal of the century? 642 rod knocking magically cured?

2021-06-08 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Sell it quick!

Max Dillon
Charleston SC


Jun 6, 2021 10:59:06 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes :

> So against my better judgement I bought this 2009 ML320 Bluetec today for 
> $1k.  Guy who owned it said he had the oil changed about 2 years ago (truck 
> has been sitting since), then left for a 4 hour road trip.  He says suddenly 
> it starts acting strange and he pulls over and its got a loud knock.  He says 
> he checked the oil and the dipstick was dry, never got a low oil level 
> warning.  He says he put oil in it then had it towed home.  I show up today, 
> throw a battery in it and it fires right up but sounds like a rod is about 
> the go shooting out the side of the block.  I load it up and bring it home.  
> When I get home,  I made this video while on the trailer, then after 
> unloading it.  Just watch the video and you will see what I mean.  What the 
> hell is going on with this thing?
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Re: [MBZ] 124 95E320

2021-06-08 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Sounds about right.  Check the steering idler arm bushing for play.  Check 
steering damper too.  Unfortunately the steering gear box may be the culprit, 
which looks like a real pain to rebuild that.

Max Dillon
Charleston SC


Jun 7, 2021 4:02:02 PM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes :

> And Marzaydees parts are not cheepcheep!
> 
> Sachs Front struts $97
> 
> Bilstein Rear shocks $73
> 
> Strut mounts $28
> 
> So like $400 to redo all, OUCHIE
> 
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> 
> On 6/7/21 3:28 PM, Andrew Strasfogel wrote:
>> It is a Marsedes, after all.
>> 
>> On Mon, Jun 7, 2021 at 2:09 PM Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes 
>> mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com>> wrote:
>> 
>>     So I’ve been driving the daughter unit’s former car and I like it.
>>     It’s in decent shape, I put new front brake pads on it and
>>     replaced driver door window regulator so that works well now.
>>     Drove it today for first time with AC on and it BLOWS ICE COLD. I
>>     recall she had to get it recharged last summer so it has held
>>     since then which is good.
>> 
>>     The steering is a little vague. I’m wondering if the box can be
>>     tightened up or maybe it has to do with the front struts as I
>>     think they might be getting to where they need to be changed as
>>     they seem to clunk a lot. Rear shocks too maybe. Any thoughts on
>>     the steering?  I’ll have to see what struts cost, rear shocks
>>     probably not that much
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Re: [MBZ] Nice ML for Poos 2001 Mercedes ML320 Nice Condition - $3, 997 (raleigh)

2021-06-05 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Why does it have to be black?

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Charleston SC


Jun 5, 2021 2:56:20 PM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes :

> Cloth seat inserts, interesting.  Looks very clean and well-cared for, not 
> too crazy miles.  Price is kinda high but in this market that is not too 
> crazy I guess
> 
> https://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/d/raleigh-2001-mercedes-ml320-well/7331993251.html
> 
> 
> Really beautiful SUV. This car has been kept well. Great tires, new struts, 
> stereo (Brand new backup camera ready to be installed) ... Loaded, with 
> sunroof, power everything, looks great as well with no accidents. No rips, no 
> tears, no leaks. Not new, but really clean and cared for.
> 
> The bad: Few small blemishes. Rear drivers side door lock only works manual. 
> Sometimes the power steering feels tight. Was told P/S flush and cleaning 
> small screen is the culprit.
> 
> One family ownership since new, before I purchased.
> 
>   *
> 
> 
> 
> *2001 mercedes ml320*
> 
> cylinders: *6 cylinders*
> fuel: *gas*
> odometer: *165000*
> paint color: *black*
> title status: *clean*
> transmission: *automatic*
> type: *SUV*
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Re: [MBZ] Looking for an ML?

2021-06-05 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
I thought that all the early (all 163) versions are 4matic, but not badged 
(don't need no stinking badges!).  Later models offered the choice, RWD or 
4matic (badges, look for the stinking badges!).

Max Dillon
Charleston SC


Jun 5, 2021 11:03:25 AM Dan Penoff via Mercedes :

> I may be going nuts, but I’m seriously considering adding an ML to the stable 
> or possibly as a replacement of the 98 W210 wagon if I could find a decent 
> one. 2000 MY or later, a 320 would be preferred but I would go larger if it 
> was a good deal.
> 
> I’ve seen a few in my neighborhood but they’ve had issues, like peeling 
> clearcoat or poor maintenance. I could go as late as a 2005 most likely.
> 
> And what’s with an ML that has 4Matic? Don’t they all have AWD anyway? What 
> would the benefit of 4Matic be over the standard AWD setup?
> 
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Re: [MBZ] USPS in action

2021-06-04 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
I'd visit my local post office with that print out and ask what's up.

Max Dillon
Charleston SC


Jun 4, 2021 3:49:42 AM Allan Streib via Mercedes :

> Ordered a part for my Karmann Ghia last week from a seller in NC. Here
> is the tracking history.
> 
> NC -> Cincinnati -> St. Louis -> Memphis -> Cincinnati -> Indianapolis.
> 
> Yes it transited through Cincinnati twice but not before touring two
> other states. The efficiency does not seem optimal. It is kind of cool
> that you can see it all though. Years ago you would just be waiting and
> wondering. Hoping I will have it today.
> 
> 
> 
> June 4, 2021, 12:16 am
> Departed USPS Regional Facility
> INDIANAPOLIS IN DISTRIBUTION CENTER
> 
> June 3, 2021, 10:34 pm
> Arrived at USPS Regional Facility
> INDIANAPOLIS IN DISTRIBUTION CENTER
> 
> June 3, 2021, 2:33 pm
> Departed USPS Regional Facility
> CINCINNATI OH NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER
> 
> June 3, 2021, 9:38 am
> Arrived at USPS Regional Facility
> CINCINNATI OH NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER
> 
> June 2, 2021, 8:25 pm
> Arrived at USPS Regional Facility
> MEMPHIS TN LOGISTICS CENTER
> 
> June 2, 2021, 1:51 pm
> Departed USPS Regional Facility
> MEMPHIS TN NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER
> 
> June 1, 2021, 7:50 pm
> Arrived at USPS Regional Facility
> MEMPHIS TN NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER
> 
> June 1, 2021, 1:51 pm
> Departed USPS Regional Facility
> SAINT LOUIS MO NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER
> 
> May 30, 2021, 8:46 pm
> Arrived at USPS Regional Facility
> SAINT LOUIS MO NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER
> 
> May 30, 2021, 4:50 am
> Arrived at USPS Regional Facility
> CINCINNATI OH NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER
> 
> May 29, 2021, 1:41 pm
> Departed USPS Regional Facility
> GREENSBORO NC NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER
> 
> May 28, 2021, 1:38 pm
> Arrived at USPS Regional Origin Facility
> GREENSBORO NC NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER
> 
> May 27, 2021, 4:21 pm
> Departed Post Office
> VILAS, NC 28692
> 
> May 27, 2021, 10:13 am
> USPS in possession of item
> VILAS, NC 28692
> 
> May 26, 2021, 5:57 pm
> Shipping Label Created, USPS Awaiting Item
> BLOWING ROCK, NC 28605 
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Re: [MBZ] Lots of maintenance done at MB dealership. 2009 Mercedes Benz E63 AMG - $7, 500 (Fort Mill)

2021-06-02 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
That looks like a great deal, but insurance is probably a killer.

Max Dillon
Charleston SC


Jun 2, 2021 9:08:58 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes :

> Price is not too unreasonable, looks nice, a lot of fun
> 
> https://charlotte.craigslist.org/cto/d/fort-mill-2009-mercedes-benz-e63-amg/7330429372.html
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Re: [MBZ] 1993 mercedes benz s550 -- 1993 Mercedes Bens Diesel - $1, 850 (Garner)

2021-05-31 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
These have the rod bender engine.  

Max Dillon
Charleston SC


May 31, 2021 4:00:54 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes :

> Is that one of the years that had the bad wiring? But I maybe by now it
> would have had to have been dealt with if it's still on the road?
> 
> Allan
> 
> 
> Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes  writes:
> 
>> Holy crap, aside from a front bumper a little messed up somebody should 
>> already be on the way to get that. That’s a hell of a deal.
>> 
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>>> On May 31, 2021, at 12:25 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes 
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>>> I haven't seen the 300SD in this body style model.  Is it rare?
>>> 
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 300SD, might not be bad for the money, looks fairly decent, a few warts
 
 
 https://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/d/garner-1993-mercedes-bens-diesel/7329063218.html
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] Lug nuts

2021-05-29 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Could have been much worse.  Who inherits okie Acres, in the event of your 
demise?

Max Dillon
Charleston SC


May 29, 2021 8:47:21 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes :

> I mounted 4 brand new tires to the trailer last night. Earlier today while on 
> a trip to retrieve a 80 300SD parts car I observed a wheel depart the trailer 
> and continue traveling down the 4 lane highway and into the median. I got it 
> pulled over a little ways down the road and the wheel was continuing to roll 
> and stopped conveniently right where I got pulled over. It then hit me. This 
> was the side I did first and was going to come back to this side to tighten 
> the lugs. I completely forgot. The 2nd wheel on that side was about to fly 
> off. I jacked up trailer, stole a lug off each other wheel then proceeded to 
> tractor supply where they raped me on a set of 5 lugs and a bearing cap that 
> got knocked off with the wheel. Can’t believe somebody didn’t die but after 
> the fact I had a good laugh. 
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Re: [MBZ] OT insurance, full coverage or no?

2021-05-26 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
I'd say depends on the drivers too.  Youngish may mean expensive insurance, but 
the driver has matured and can drive and care for a decent car.  25 years old 
is a number that the insco used to use as the arbitrary dividing line, may 
still be.

I would not carry full coverage on a $5k car, but I have a nice emergency fund 
that can cover a replacement.  I'm self insured, don't need to pay the insco 
beyond liability.

Are you the bank of Mom & Dad?  

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May 26, 2021 9:29:21 PM Clay via Mercedes :

> Carry liability only for the car the younglings drive.  Ban them from other 
> examples which cost more and put full coverage.  Stock up some cash to 
> replace the kiddy car when it gets smashed up
> 
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> 
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>> 
>> Would you carry full coverage on a $5,000 car, or liability only?
>> 
>> Looking over the coverages on my fleet and trying to get the costs down
>> with 3 "youthful" drivers.
>> 
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Re: [MBZ] “Ran when parked”

2021-05-26 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Is this at Okie Acres?

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Re: [MBZ] 1992 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz 300 D · Sedan 4D. $800

2021-05-26 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Could be a good deal.

Seller's Description
This car was garaged kept it's whole life. Very clean. Somehow my brother was 
trying to remove the disc changer and burned a wire. I just don't have time to 
repair the car. The car ran great everything worked cold air and all that. He 
removed some of the interior panels and dash parts but all the parts still 
remain in the trunk. It's a shame that I have to move and time is short it's 
really a nice little car that hardly has a scratch. 

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Re: [MBZ] retired Swiss Military “Wolf” G Wagen. Diesel engine,1991 Mercedes-Benz G-Class,$26,900

2021-05-23 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Nice, wonder if it has AC.

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> Def not a Poseurmobile and has your gun racks built right in between the 
> seats.
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Re: [MBZ] Max this is like the $600 wagon -- 1995 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 320, $4, 500

2021-05-21 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Wow, hope they get their price.  Not selling mine yet, but hmmm...

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Re: [MBZ] Left rear subframe mount rebuilt

2021-05-20 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Excellent!  Inspiring work.

My blue 95 sedan has rust issues, and recently has weird rear suspension 
behavior, now I'm wondering if a rear subframe mount has broken loose. 

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> I didn’t remove the old mount or the subframe. I cut out the rusted metal 
> then thoroughly de-rusted the remainder - including inside the mount cavity 
> with multiple applications of naval jelly over a period of several days. The 
> remaining in tact mount (2 out of four walls) and thick baseplate was 
> surprisingly strong enough to not collapse. I then welded 16 gauge sheet 
> metal over the missing sections. I used weld through primer on the inside and 
> back surfaces of the mount and new metal. I will spray the inside of the 
> cavity with fluid film and replace the perished body cavity plugs with new 
> ones once it’s all painted.
> 
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>> How did you locate the new mount in the identical spot?  Did you make some 
>> kind of rig to measure the old mount location so you could identify new 
>> position?
>> 
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>> 
>> 
>> May 19, 2021 2:57:27 PM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes 
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>>> On my, formerly Dwight’s, 1990 300D 2.5 Turbo.
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Re: [MBZ] Must See!! A SURE STEAL! - $8,500

2021-05-20 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Maybe 4500, given the low miles, but probably not even that.  In addition to 
the broken hood star, the "diesel" lettering on the trunk is falling off, so 
somebody has neglected this car.  White with a grey interior, a tad exciting 
for my taste...

Max Dillon
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> The only reason I am selling this 95' Mercedes E300 Diesel is because I just 
> have too many cars and no time to fix the hood star or open the doors to get 
> pics of the interior
> 
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Re: [MBZ] Nanny car adventure

2021-05-20 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Nanny-cleanse, I love it.  Could be marketed as therapy to aging boomers.  
"Surrender your smart phone / watch, put on this helmet.  Get into your choice 
of the pre-1995 cars parked over there, drive the closed course circuit at the 
speed of your choice for at least three hours.  Return here, put on safety 
goggles and hearing protection, get a firearm of your choice from the armory, 
fire at least 100 rounds over there."

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> I am returned to GWN.  Adventure over the past weekend was to pick up SWMBA 
> at the airport, drop off air freight shipping, then hit the homestead to 
> gather last minute goods going to ND for the drive to Billings MT for car 
> swap with #1 boy.  Heading east was the decade old RAV4.  No nannies in the 
> thing and it had just gotten major service with my demand that all fluids and 
> filters be changed, I did not care how pretty they were to the technicians 
> eye, make them new.
> 
> We only made 400 miles the first leg of the trip and overnight in ID. Did 
> around 500 through all manner of twist and turns with continental divide the 
> next day, meeting #1 boy at Costco and SWMBA getting into her new CRV.  
> Overnight in Billings and then hit the road back west.  SWMBA did the initial 
> leg with all the bells, whistles, and nannies engaged.  She was remarking 
> every time a car passed or some active interference took place by the 
> installed overlord.  I got the second leg and turned it all off except for 
> adaptive cruise.  Damn thing still got up in my grill and told me I needed to 
> stop for a cup of tea because I was obviously not paying attention in the 
> manner it deemed I should be.  It also would not comply with my desire to set 
> CC above the posted limit by more than three miles.  All manner of flashing 
> on the display and warnings when I tried to make it go just a bit fast.  
> Cruise does not work above 90 anyway.
> 
> By the time I got back to the house to do the load out on the CRV to ship 
> thing to GWN, I had to pull the SL out of the garage and bask in all the 
> analogue glory to be able to re-center myself from nanny state overload.
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Re: [MBZ] I think I need a 108 at Okie acres

2021-05-20 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
A few years ago my dad had one and sold it, I think he got about $3500.  Had 
non-original wrong color seats, but was otherwise solid with no rust. 

This guy paid way too much, but he makes a good point, these are overall under 
valued.

Max Dillon
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Re: [MBZ] Left rear subframe mount rebuilt

2021-05-20 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
How did you locate the new mount in the identical spot?  Did you make some kind 
of rig to measure the old mount location so you could identify new position?

Max Dillon
Charleston SC


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Re: [MBZ] OT Please, ask your wife or make sure you have funds before you contact me. 1998 blue bird bus, $1

2021-05-17 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
One of the commands I was assigned to had one very similar to this, and it only 
got driven a couple times a year.  In four years, never an issue other than the 
batteries, because they'd go flat from lack of use.  A few times we just had to 
charge them up, but one year they didn't pass a load test so we had to replace 
them.

Max Dillon
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> Yeah I was just commenting on appearances. Don't care for the Bluebirds.
> 
> Allan
> 
> Dan Penoff via Mercedes  writes:
> 
>> You don’t know BlueBirds.
>> 
>> Built like a proverbial brick doghouse, they’re nearly indestructible. They 
>> are actively supported by BlueBird, regardless of age, and have a massive 
>> following of enthusiasts.
>> 
>> I worked with BlueBird and their “Wanderlodges” in the 80s and 90s and saw a 
>> number of them built in person. I would take one of them over a bus 
>> conversion, or even a Prevost, any day.
>> 
>> -D
>> 
>>> On May 17, 2021, at 5:30 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes 
>>>  wrote:
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>>> The bluebirds are like a box on wheels. Looks too much like a school
>>> bus. I'd go for something with a little more character like an old GM or
>>> MCI or Flxible.
>>> 
>>> 
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>>> 
>>> Meade Dillon via Mercedes  writes:
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 First $5k gets a Diesel bus!  Anyone need a diesel bus RV project?
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Re: [MBZ] M617 engine test?

2021-05-17 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Another engine health test: used oil analysis.  Make sure you find a lab that 
tells you the soot load number.

You could also post a video of a 0 to 100 KPH run to show the engine power.

Max Dillon
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> I'm moving toward a decision to auction off my 380K 1983 300TD turbodiesel
> station wagon.
> 
> Other than the miles, the car has been well maintained, has a clean leather
> interior, rust issues have been addressed, and everything works (AC,
> cruise, original Becker AM/FM cassette, etc.)
> 
> The engine is a transplant from a 1983 300TD that had about 90K fewer
> miles.  The transmission is from a 1985 W123; there are no shifting issues.
> 
> Were this a low miles car (under 150K) I am pretty sure it's worth five
> figures on BAT.  Because of the high miles, I was wondering whether there
> is any test to show quantitatively that despite the miles the engine still
> has plenty of life left.  Or should I just make videos of  cold start, blow
> by, and tailpipe exhaust?
> 
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Re: [MBZ] Nice Color

2021-05-13 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Looks nice!

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May 13, 2021 7:42:05 PM Rick Knoble via Mercedes :

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Re: [MBZ] OT: small two-stroke engine question

2021-05-13 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
A plugged air filter would cause a rich condition, but when my 4-stroke mower 
has a plugged air filter it does the surging thing.

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> 4 strokes surge when running lean.
> They stumble lean, the governor open the throttle, they overrev, the governor 
> shuts the throttle, they go lean and stumble again.
> I'd assume 2 strokes are the same, plus if you get unmetered air through 
> leaky crankcase seals, they'll go lean with a perfect carb.
> 
>> I have a Lawn-Boy mower (early 2000's model) still runs well enough but
>> it has developed a "surge" i.e. it will rev up and slow down
>> repeatedly. This is annoying -- likely causes?
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Re: [MBZ] Toy tractor loader

2021-05-12 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Fun!

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May 12, 2021 8:29:09 PM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes :

> I finally decided to get the Little Buck Loader for my garden tractor. It 
> works surprisingly well actually. I was going to buy a piranha tooth blade 
> for it so I can do more digging but the lead time on that is 6 weeks. I will 
> probably fab one myself.
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Re: [MBZ] project cars 560SL E320 Cab CL600

2021-05-12 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
I'd go for the 124 cabriolet.

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Re: [MBZ] Somebody needs this

2021-05-11 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
"I just drove this car 300 miles on the Italy to Paris - World Rally of Texas".

Sounds like a fun guy!

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Re: [MBZ] 240D 4-speed

2021-05-10 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
I'll offer $500, standard Kaleb price.

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May 10, 2021 8:07:23 PM John Ingram via Mercedes :

> I have a ’83 240D 4-speed manual, 300+++ miles.  The shifter is loose and 
> occasionally feels completely disconnected and will not go into any gear. It 
> also locked up in neutral and would not move in any direction.  In between 
> these episodes it works normally.  What is going on?
> Thank You.
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Re: [MBZ] This one isn't rust free but it is solid where it counts... 71 Mercedes Benz 300 SEL 3.5 W109 - $3, 800 (Mooresville)

2021-05-10 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
There are pictures now of the engine and the parts in the trunk.  Looks like 
the camshafts were removed, and radiator and air cleaner.  Valve covers are 
back in place.  Maybe the engine has not rusted solid.

Max Dillon
Charleston SC


May 10, 2021 9:36:47 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes :

> Maybe at $1500.  Does this car have air suspension?  Rear looks saggy.  No 
> pics of disassembled engine.
> 
> https://charlotte.craigslist.org/cto/d/mooresville-71-mercedes-benz-300-sel-35/7319377434.html
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> Engine partially disassembled by previous owner.
> Removed parts are in the trunk.
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Re: [MBZ] It's Time

2021-05-09 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Yes indeed.  Looks like Kaleb is moving that direction.

Max Dillon
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May 9, 2021 2:34:40 AM Rick Knoble via Mercedes :

> To polish up the turds and get them sold.
> 
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Re: [MBZ] 2003 Mercedes-Benz sentra,$10,000

2021-05-08 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Need interior pictures.

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May 8, 2021 2:56:04 PM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes :

> I'm seeing a nice RV in someone's future.  Put a door in the back with a ramp 
> and haul your car along too, or buy another one to tow along with all your 
> toys
> 
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Re: [MBZ] I found a 140 diesel in the back 40

2021-05-08 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Oooh a 124 500!?  Complete parts car you say?  I just may offer to help you out 
with that troublesome burden...  Do tell more.

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May 8, 2021 1:39:17 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes :

> In the process of dragging cars out in prep for removing the cats. So far I 
> have ran into 2 126s buried in the back that the tractor won’t budge for some 
> reason. Going to have to work on those. In the end I’m probably going to line 
> them all up closer to the shop in a way I can move them around much easier in 
> the future. I will also probably separate out some and perhaps throw them on 
> Fakebook as parts cars. I have several 124s back there that had good running 
> 103s in them and some with nice interiors. Not sure I will ever do anything 
> with them. Also have some 140s back there that are parts cars with good 5.0s. 
> Had one nice 93 500 that jumped timing but at this point it is a parts car. 
> Don’t think it’s worth saving. Also have that nice 95 but has a burned wiring 
> harness near the fuse box. It’s probably not worth saving either.
> 
> Anyway found a 140 diesel with a super nice interior with heated ortho seats. 
> I forgot about that one. I seem to recall the guy saying the engine was bad 
> but never dug into it. I should throw a battery in it and see what happens. 
> If bad I got several engines to choose from to drop in it. I dragged that one 
> up closer to the shop so I can get to it soon.
> 
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Re: [MBZ] Feb 2019. Ran at that time with booster box Mercedes 450SL (1978) - $9, 000 (Camden, SC)

2021-05-08 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Sounds like BaT material to me, plus you'll be responsive as the questions roll 
in which helps a lot.  Pay for some nice photos and a drive video, you'll 
recoup that and more.

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May 6, 2021 11:30:55 PM Clay via Mercedes :

> built 12/1973, so no CAT.  California car.  I am third owner.  Records from 
> 1987 on, when second owner purchased.  I got it in 2012 from the son of the 
> decease owner.  It had 203k on the clock then, it has 215k-ish now.  Serviced 
> by local indy who sorted out D-jet issues and installed fresh injectors in 
> 2017.  He had done the fuel pump a few years before.  I collected all the 
> things that I thought it may need or did want fixed, like pass seat cushions, 
> replacement for AC compressor, … amounting to a pick up load of 
> extra/spare/replacement for the car.  Updates were limited by cash flow, so 
> that is why I have stuff in boxes.  Currently sporting Euro lights.  I have 
> the DOT lamps in a box.  Replacement lenses for the rear lights in case 
> originals get hurt.  Around six or seven large Rubbermaid tubs of R107 things.
> 
> Silber Grun body, Dunkel Grun top and hubcaps. Green leather seats (soft 
> without cracks) and interior.  The center console was replaced because prior 
> owner had butchered it to install Sony radio and in car Cell. Brown soft top 
> that works but is getting old, driver side small window has a tear in 
> plastic.  Got minimal usage in 2019, as I was out half the year.  No usage in 
> 2020 (on battery tender).  Got some miles on the clock in 2021, but sitting 
> has made it need a tune up to put it back into full service.  Did get oil and 
> filter change around 100 miles ago.  Been using non alcohol fuel since 2015 
> because it is less volatile and reduces known hot engine start issues.  
> Trigger points replaced with rebuilt, MAP is good, Djet brain was replaced.  
> There is a spare in the boxes.  Transmission was last serviced 2017 and only 
> 2500 miles since. Cooling system rebuilt.
> 
> Been garage kept most of its life.  No accidents while I owned it.  Some 
> evidence of prior panel replacement.  Tires are good, alignment done in 2017 
> at 211k miles.  Brakes are good, and I have replacement rotors and pads for 
> when the current things age out.  This is NOT BaT car, but a reliable rolling 
> Preservation Class award car (2x).  It does need the cross over pipe section 
> of exhaust replaced, from there back is new since 2015.  Headers and seals 
> replaced around that time.
> 
> Does 85mph for extended (200 miles) periods with ease.  Does not blow cold 
> air, at all.  Does have not original Becker Mexico that pulls in stations 
> when it wants.  Power antenna does work, but does not pull in signal well, so 
> has been unpowered.  I collected all manner of original dealer literature 
> (sales, paint brochure, and on and on)  Even have matchbox example 107 in 
> green paint in the glove box.
> 
> At the moment it will be included in the estate sale of household goods over 
> Memorial Day weekend.
> 
> clay monroe
> 
> 1974 450sl -  Frosch - Two tone green
> 2014 ‘yota Highlander - Haggis
> 
> Retired-
> 1986 SDL- Polei
> 2002 s430 - Victor, a Stately & well tailored crap
> 1982 SD - Allen
> 1976 300D - Das Blei - Lead Sled
> 1972 220D - Gump - She was green, simple and ran and ran
> 1995 E300D - Gave her life against a dame in a SUV
> POS 1987 SDL - Beware Nigerian Scammers
> 
> 
> 
> 
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> 
>> On May 6, 2021, at 6:23 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes 
>>  wrote:
>> 
>> OK, now I am interested.  Tell me more about this car you are selling.
>> 
>> On 5/6/2021 8:03 PM, Clay via Mercedes wrote:
>>> I am selling my Green on Green on Green 1973 SL for maybe half that. It 
>>> runs well, good battery and tires, with a pickup load of extra and 
>>> replacement parts.  A pair of preservation Awards from MBCA and all manner 
>>> of cool display paraphernalia for when you take it for auto shows.
>>> 
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Re: [MBZ] Save or part out?

2021-05-07 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Save the 124, maybe combine parts to get a 210 running, party out the rest.

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May 7, 2021 9:02:13 PM Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes :

> Here is a selection of cars I am trying to decide if I should part out, or 
> put back on the road.  You help me decide.  Here is a link with photos:
> 
> http://okiebenz.com/pics/parts%20cars/
> 
> 1: First car is a 98 4 matic wagon, runs fine but needs throttle body 
> replaced, has a clanking front cv shaft, needs interior put back together, 
> 170k miles.
> 
> 2: 99 E430, 220k miles, middle kid was driving and several times knocked 
> lower radiator support back pushing it into fan, possibly has blown head 
> gasket (not sure), been sitting a few years.
> 
> 3: 00 4 matic wagon, 215k miles, rebuilt title, needs bumper and hood, front 
> drive axle fell out or something, has a battery drain, runs great
> 
> 4: 94 E420, 124k miles, was a very nice car but has been sitting in barn for 
> about 6 years.  Needs bumper and RF fender.  Hit a ditch and was told the 
> mounting point for control arm bent and would need to be cut out and replace. 
>  Not sure if this is really accurate as I have not got under it and verified, 
> wheel sure looks straight to me.
> 
> 5. 01 4 matic wagon, 130k miles, needs hood, bumper, LF fender, LR door.  I 
> have all the parts except the LR door, if 1st white wagon is parted out, it 
> has a good door.  Has nice interior with heated seats, PO says front end just 
> rebuilt, trans in limp mode due to oil in controller
> 
> 6. 99 E320, flood car, water appears to have been just even with center 
> console, I can't remember for sure but I do not think it cranks, radiator fan 
> comes on when key is turned on and thats it. I wanted to try replacing 
> modules under front seat and see if it starts, or clean out the harmonica 
> connector maybe.  Only has 80k miles.
> 
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Re: [MBZ] Blood thinners etc

2021-05-06 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Does this thinner also have the advantage of an antidote (probably not the 
right word) that reverses the effect on the event of an emergency or surgery?  
I think the newer medications do not enjoy this feature.

Max Dillon
Charleston SC


May 6, 2021 9:25:55 AM Karl Wittnebel via Mercedes :

> The evidence for the DOACs like Xarelto for antiphopholipid antibody is not
> as strong as the evidence for warfarin. There is some suggestion that
> Xarelto etc may not work as well for arterial clots, though they both seem
> to work OK for venous clots. Anyway it has not been super well studied but
> until there is a good study showing comparable efficacy with both drugs in
> a large number of patients, the recommendation will likely continue to be
> for warfarin. At least that is my understanding.
> 
> On Thu, May 6, 2021 at 6:18 AM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
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> 
>> As you may recall a while back I was in the hospital due to blood clots.
>> They put me on Xarelto. It was still a mystery as to why this happened in
>> the first place. My primary doctor sent me to a cancer doctor to figure it
>> out. Went back to him for the 2nd time last week to run tests. Turns out I
>> evidently have something called antiphospholid antibody syndrome. They are
>> moving me from Xarelto to Coumadin for some reason which will require me to
>> get blood tests weekly for a few weeks then monthly after. I guess I will
>> ask but not sure why they would take me off the newer state of the art
>> blood thinner that requires no testing to this older cheaper medication
>> that does.
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Re: [MBZ] The upholstery makes it worth this much -- 2000 Mercedes-Benz - $4, 300

2021-05-04 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Green and grey, that is strange.

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May 4, 2021 6:46:05 PM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes :

> WTF.  Reupholster job or factory mutant?
> 
> https://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/d/raleigh-2000-mercedes-benz/7316832849.html
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Re: [MBZ] only one pic -- 1980 MERCEDES 116 Body 300SD - $1, 500 (PORTERS NECK WILMINGTON N.C.)

2021-05-04 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
You should snatch that up, Kaleb already has one.

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May 4, 2021 6:44:22 PM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes :

> https://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/d/wilmington-1980-mercedes-116-body-300sd/7316925436.html
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Re: [MBZ] A lot of $$$$$$ for what is really not a very big camper.

2021-05-04 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
That's a nice rig, but not THAT nice!

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May 4, 2021 6:37:32 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes :

> 
> https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/rvs/d/indianapolis-2018-mercedes-tourig-van/7311491342.html
> 
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Re: [MBZ] This looks pretty nice -- Camper Van - Mercedes Sprinter - $109, 000 (Raleigh)

2021-05-03 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Low miles, wonder what the story is.  Someone thought they were ready to be a 
nomad, just one short trip convinced them otherwise?

Max Dillon
Charleston SC


May 3, 2021 10:08:23 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes :

> No a fan of the white but this looks like a very nice build.  I like the 
> Sprinter RVs.  If I was getting one I would go with 4WD
> 
> https://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/d/raleigh-camper-van-mercedes-sprinter/7316133603.html
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Re: [MBZ] Look at this turd

2021-05-01 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
No, I won't look at it.  Can't make me look.

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> Mercedes
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Re: [MBZ] This thing is trashed

2021-04-29 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Euro trash.

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Apr 29, 2021 6:47:25 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes :

> MERCEDES C230 COUPE
> 
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Re: [MBZ] New Okie Acres

2021-04-29 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Wausau gets a lot less snow and wind, much better climate, and some decent 
topography (rolling hills).  However, the state politics are going south.  A 
big advantage for Wisconsin is that the Governor has a line item veto power, so 
he can strike out any stupid pork or other nonsense from legislative 
malfeasance, and keep them budget balanced.  All that is for nought if the 
voters don't vote wisely.

Max Dillon
Charleston SC


Apr 29, 2021 8:11:12 AM dan--- via Mercedes :

> Clay,
> 
> If they’re not set on ND the former Amish farm I posted in the original post 
> might be of interest. I think it was 100 acres with 60 farmable. Big Amish 
> house and related buildings that need some work and most likely electricity 
> run in them. Outside of Wausau, WI, which is about as temperate as ND, 
> probably better. Under $400k, which seems like a good deal.
> 
> Figure you could lease the farmland to start.
> 
> -D
> 
>> On Apr 29, 2021, at 12:42 AM, Clay via Mercedes  
>> wrote:
>> 
>> I suspect they will need to set up a condominium agreement.  Not my trouble 
>> to take on.  Grown group of men, let them figure it out, is my view.  SWMBA 
>> is a helicopter mom, so will most likely make it her affair to meddle in.  
>> Foo foo drinks with paper parasols on a beach is my end goal.  Keep me from 
>> having to use the car in garage for warmth when the massive quake and 
>> tsunami strike GWN, taking out all civilized remnants.
>> 
>> Clay
>> 
>> 
>> inter urinas et faeces nascimur
>> 
>>> On Apr 28, 2021, at 9:22 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes 
>>>  wrote:
>>> 
>>> Clay via Mercedes  writes:
>>> 
 Four or five investors, as long as they remain on good terms, could pencil 
 out.
>>> 
>>> I'd highly recommend working with an attorney to very clearly define
>>> what happens if/when any of them "want out" of the deal.
>>> 
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Re: [MBZ] New Okie Acres

2021-04-28 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
The inflation is coming.  In your place, I'd put a small portion of the 
proceeds into an inflation hedge, such as precious metals (GLD is the ticket 
symbol for an ETF that tracks the price of gold).  Land is another good hedge 
but has more risk as external forces can play a big role.

Max Dillon
Charleston SC


Apr 27, 2021 9:19:53 PM Clay via Mercedes :

> Just signed a listing for my humble dojo.  Realtor thinks seven figures, 
> easy.  Older Tudor style, so you either love classic, or you are going to 
> knock it down and build to within inches of the lot line.
> 
> Around me, the homes are predominantly post war suburb 50s/60s architecture 
> on largish lots, smaller home.  Big enough lots are being divided and getting 
> a pair of homes, or accessory units.  There is lots of growth potential in 
> that part of the market.  Other owners are building out their existing homes 
> to fullest size for the lots.  That will cover them for maybe the next pair 
> of decades until they have to retire.  No idea who will be able to afford 
> these multi-million boxes at that time.
> 
> Mom has made 20x on her investment in a basic box home since 1967.  I have 
> realized 5x return in the past quarter century.  I have a hard time seeing 
> this house offered for $5mm in 2040.  Nobody could afford to purchase, though 
> the neighborhood a kilometer away this house would be selling for twice my 
> ask.  Maybe by then inflation will be like Zimbabwe.
> 
> clay
> 
> I have no pronouns please do not refer to me.
> 
> 
> 
>> On Apr 24, 2021, at 7:57 PM, G Mann via Mercedes > > wrote:
>> 
>> Time always wins.. in 10 years the 30 somethings will be mid 40's and the
>> bubble will have gone bust Who knows what will happen to the "city
>> infrastructure" in that 10 years, with the loss of unlimited income from
>> high taxes on the people who "escaped" for whatever reason...
>> The high priced house they spent big money for is "post bubble" now worth
>> much less, and the city they think they miss is still too high to buy
>> into..
>> 
>> I predict some very unhappy people who slap their forehead every morning in
>> the mirror and say "What was I thinking?"
> 
> 
> Clay
> 
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Re: [MBZ] power antenna replacement w124

2021-04-27 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Don't have a record of a sale, so I probably still have it.  Out of an '87 
sedan, but I think it is a rebuilt unit.  Would take me some time to retrieve 
from storage.

Max Dillon
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Apr 27, 2021 2:08:05 PM Mercedes Discussion List :

> I remember someone (Kaleb?) found something on eBay.  I think it was for 123 
> cars.
> 
> All of my 124 antennae work fine, so I think a used antenna is a good value.  
> Wonder if I still have one from Wilton's sedan?  I'll check my records.
> 
> Max Dillon
> Charleston SC
> 
> 
> Apr 26, 2021 5:27:59 PM Karl Wittnebel via Mercedes :
> 
>> I seem to recall someone found a halfway decent power antenna unit for the
>> 123 on Amazon for under a hundred bucks.  Is there a similar unit for the
>> w124? Mine failed and the car wash ate the mast today so it is really done
>> unless I just convert it to a stubby mast version (made in Wisconsin!).
>> 
>> Thanks,
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Re: [MBZ] power antenna replacement w124

2021-04-27 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
I remember someone (Kaleb?) found something on eBay.  I think it was for 123 
cars.

All of my 124 antennae work fine, so I think a used antenna is a good value.  
Wonder if I still have one from Wilton's sedan?  I'll check my records.

Max Dillon
Charleston SC


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> I seem to recall someone found a halfway decent power antenna unit for the
> 123 on Amazon for under a hundred bucks.  Is there a similar unit for the
> w124? Mine failed and the car wash ate the mast today so it is really done
> unless I just convert it to a stubby mast version (made in Wisconsin!).
> 
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Re: [MBZ] Car for Sale - $5, 250 (Mount Airy, NC) 1991 Mercedes 350SD

2021-04-24 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Not 5 large nice!  Lots of big paint defects, coupled with rod bender engine, 
other issues as well.

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> https://winstonsalem.craigslist.org/cto/d/toast-car-for-sale/7311911289.html
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Re: [MBZ] OT Follow the Science!

2021-04-22 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Ok then, thanks for the critiques.

Am I banned yet?

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Apr 21, 2021 10:41:02 PM Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes :

> Dr. Boy, a Fellow in Pulmonary Critical Care at Stanford, says “Yeah this has 
> been completely debunked and this guy claimed he was affilialiated with 
> stanford. Stanford put out a statement today about it”
> 
> So it’s all BS
> 
> 
> --FT
> Sent from iPhone
> 
>> On Apr 21, 2021, at 8:11 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes 
>>  wrote:
>> 
>>  From the disclaimers page: "PMC is not a publisher and does not publish 
>> journal articles itself. Once a journal as a whole has been accepted for 
>> inclusion in PMC, NLM does not judge the quality of individual articles and 
>> relies on the scientific publishing process to identify and address problems 
>> through published comments, corrections, and retractions."
>> So they're publishing it but not condoning the data or actually saying its 
>> any good. This is not a "study from our government"Its not even a study, its 
>> a meta-meta analysis...
>> 
>> -Curt
>> 
>>    On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 6:49:08 PM EDT, Meade Dillon via Mercedes 
>>  wrote: 
>> 
>> And finally here is a study from our government, the NIH, which concludes:
>> "The existing scientific evidences challenge the safety and efficacy of
>> wearing facemask as preventive intervention for COVID-19. The data suggest
>> that both medical and non-medical facemasks are ineffective to block
>> human-to-human transmission of viral and infectious disease such SARS-CoV-2
>> and COVID-19, supporting against the usage of facemasks. Wearing facemasks
>> has been demonstrated to have substantial adverse physiological and
>> psychological effects. These include hypoxia, hypercapnia, shortness of
>> breath, increased acidity and toxicity, activation of fear and stress
>> response, rise in stress hormones, immunosuppression, fatigue, headaches,
>> decline in cognitive performance, predisposition for viral and infectious
>> illnesses, chronic stress, anxiety and depression. Long-term consequences
>> of wearing facemask can cause health deterioration, developing and
>> progression of chronic diseases and premature death. "
>> https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7680614/ Stop kidding yourself
>> if you "Follow the Science!!" and still think that wearing a face mask in
>> response to this epidemic is a good idea.
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Re: [MBZ] Sales Executive of the Month -- Excellent Buy - $7, 900 (Salisbury)

2021-04-21 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Well he's got to be good to get that price with that advert!  No one else is up 
to the task...

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> https://charlotte.craigslist.org/cto/d/salisbury-excellent-buy/7309789368.html
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Re: [MBZ] OT my friend makes the national news again

2021-04-19 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
So the actual issue is fraud, and increased flooding due to human actions to 
(a) fill in the drainage and (b) continue to build in the surrounding area 
which increases runoff.  Properly solved with legal means and civil engineering 
to restore drainage, and without demonizing fossil fuels.

Max Dillon
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Re: [MBZ] Pressure washer funs

2021-04-19 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
I've done this.  Get a garden sprayer, get some house wash soap, add some 
bleach to that.   I think the brand I've used is JoJoMax. Spray down an area 
with the garden sprayer, let the soap and bleach work on the dirt, then spray 
off with power washer.  These factors will increase power / effectiveness / 
destruction:. Pressure of the machine, nozzle type (wide versus narrow), dwell 
time (how long you hold the spray on a spot, or how quickly you move over it), 
and finally temperature of the water.

So with a higher pressure machine, you can use a wider pattern nozzle, and move 
faster over the surface, and get more work done more quickly.  Hook up the 
water feed from your hot water tank, and move even faster.

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> I have taken a pressure washer to a house for paint prep.  Best to do it a 
> week before you are expecting much warmer weather, so it can dry out.  Use a 
> very wide pattern so you are not eating into the wood.  Take your time and 
> slowly pass over the walls.  Aim downward and start from the top.  I learned 
> from the mistakes I made.  You still will need to scrape, as the washer lifts 
> big stuff off.  A surfactant solution is a good idea for helping dirt let go. 
>  Lots of drop cloth to catch the gunk that comes off to keep it from 
> collecting in the plantings.
> 
> Clay
> 
> 
> inter urinas et faeces nascimur
> 
>> On Apr 18, 2021, at 5:34 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes 
>>  wrote:
>> 
>> Have any of you used a pressure washer to prep for painting a house? What 
>> with the price of lumber being what it is I'm probably not going to be 
>> seriously remodeling the house up north this year but it does need painting. 
>> My latest plan is to stabilize stuff that would otherwise deteriorate, jack 
>> up the sagging front porch, paint the place and maybe replace a couple 
>> windows
>> 
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Re: [MBZ] Pressure washer funs

2021-04-18 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Yeah they are a great tool, once you start cleaning it can be hard to stop, OCD 
should have to sign a waiver...

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Apr 17, 2021 11:13:34 PM Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes :

> So this evening I broke out the pressure washer and sprayed off some cars to 
> get all the oak droppings and worms and worm sh*t off. (There are all these 
> inchworms that eat the oak leaves then emit processed leaves and then drop 
> down on little webs). That worked well.
> 
> Then I reckoned that some carpet mats could benefit from some pressure 
> washing. I took the mats from the $600E320 and the girl child’s 95E320 I have 
> subsumed.
> 
> I wet them down then sprayed on some simple green then scrubbed them with a 
> brush and let that sit a minute. Then I hit them with the PW. Massive amounts 
> of dirty water emerged. I continued to spray until the effluent ran clear.
> 
> The mats came out pretty clean from what I could tell. Some of the 20-25yo 
> stains did not come out entirely but the rugs looked decent. I hung them on 
> the porch rails to dry out overnight.
> 
> I shall report on the results mañana.
> 
> PWs are fun. Costco have this one on sale now for $270. Husqvarna. I think I 
> paid $280 last year so this is a decent deal.
> 
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Re: [MBZ] 560 SEL

2021-04-16 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
3K sounds better.  A family member recently purchased a late 80's 420SEL, he 
loves it.  Beautiful dark red color.  Recently took it on a multi day road 
trip, got mileage on the mid 20s, one tank was upper 20s when they had a tail 
wind all day.

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Apr 15, 2021 8:56:09 PM Karl Wittnebel via Mercedes :

> Well I checked out the 5400 dollar 560 sel. It is honestly pretty straight
> but someone did a crappy repaint so the clear is flaking off in places, the
> accumulators are done, and it is leaking either power steering fluid or sls
> fluid down the front and on the steering knuckle. But it has good power and
> shifts etc. Idle a bit rough. Interior basically perfect. All gadgets work.
> Did not test cruise control. 120k carfax miles. The repaint is not hideous;
> looks ok from 10 feet, but definitely one of those budget things. A/C cool
> but not cold. Radio clicks but does not turn on; original blaupunkt
> cassette 1991. I could get used to the paint but chasing oil leaks is not
> my thing. Body is otherwise straight. Seemed like a 3k car with 120k miles.
> I offered him 4 in the end but doesnt seem like he will take it.
> 
> On Thu, Apr 15, 2021, 7:36 AM Jim Cathey  wrote:
> 
>> Does the 560 really take premium?
>> 
>> 
>> I rarely gave mine that.  Only in hot weather does it really
>> seem to make a difference.  Typically I got maybe 17mpg,
>> would crest 20 on optimal trips.
>> 
>> Electronics is a weak point, particularly things like cruise control
>> and HVAC.  Vacuum pods don't last forever.  I had a lot of trouble
>> with the self-leveling suspension leaking.  Had a major overheating
>> event due to the washer tank thermostat coming apart.  Lots of
>> rubber, in many roles, to go bad.
>> 
>> You can read about mine until you get bored:
>> 
>> http://formicapeak.com/~jimc/SEL.html
>> 
>> Very pleasant car to drive, but definitely not a 240D in terms of
>> maintenance.
>> 
>> -- Jim
>> 
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Re: [MBZ] Gotta hate MB -- $900E500

2021-04-12 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
That's too bad.  Will they charge you anything?

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> well poo.  THe stealer called and said the SBC repair did not solve the 
> tranny issue, they think it is the conductor plate. bah.  I guess I'll go 
> fetch the car tomorrow with my trailer. bah.
> 
> I still wonder why the issue is intermittent, guess I will have to open up 
> the tranny and take a look at it. bah.
> 
> But major points to them for getting it fixed first thing this morning.
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Re: [MBZ] Latest arrival to Okie Acres, rare options, BAT flip

2021-04-10 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Looks like a '79 300SD, in a medium blue color.  Has Euro lights and additional 
driving lights below the front bumper.  67k miles, appears to be in very nice 
shape.

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Apr 10, 2021 12:20:31 AM Kevin Kraly via Mercedes :

> What year/model is it?
> Kevin, who can’t see the pics, in Hillsboro, OR
> 2019 Sprinter 2K miles, Low Mileage Lutgard
> 1982 240D, High Mileage Hildegard
> 
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>> On Apr 9, 2021, at 2:51 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes 
>>  wrote:
>> 
>> Yes, miles are real, bought it from a doctor who bought it new. This will 
>> either be a BAT flip or a lifetime collector car.
>> 
>> 
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Re: [MBZ] Latest arrival to Okie Acres, rare options, BAT flip

2021-04-09 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Lovely color!  Gasser or oil motor?

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> Yes, miles are real, bought it from a doctor who bought it new. This will 
> either be a BAT flip or a lifetime collector car.
> 
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Re: [MBZ] It’s raining cash on Okie acres.

2021-04-09 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Nice!  I need to get off my behind and prep a car for sale.  Needs front ball 
joints and evapectomy. 

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Apr 8, 2021 5:37:50 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes :

> I had a kid come look at my diesel suburban I had for sale. It sold before he 
> could come up with the money. I have another one sitting here that I bought 
> several years ago non running. Got it running and discovered it likely has a 
> head issue as it seems to be building pressure. Also I borrowed a few parts 
> off it and the grille is removed currently. I showed it to the kid and told 
> him the whole story with it. Today he asked me if I wanted to sell it and I 
> said make an offer. I paid $1k for it and would have taken that or perhaps 
> $1200 just to get rid of it, although it is a fairly nice truck. Kid offers 
> $2k. Ok, deal.
> 
> If any of you all need to sell any cars, just ship them to Okie acres and I 
> will get them moved for you. I will take a 20% commission on the sale.
> 
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Re: [MBZ] Fwd: 1985 944 porsche N/A

2021-04-08 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Difference between "fill in the blank, car, airplane, water craft, etc" and a 
vacuum cleaner?  The vacuum was only designed for one dirt bag...

Max Dillon
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Apr 8, 2021 1:46:57 PM G Mann via Mercedes :

> "What is the difference between a Porche and a Porcupine?"
> 
> Answer: The Porcupine has pricks on the outside.. [drum roll]
> 
> On Thu, Apr 8, 2021 at 10:31 AM Meade Dillon via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> 
>> A college buddy of mine accepted one as a free gift at one point.
>> Non-running 944, "simple fix".  Well several thousand dollars later it was
>> still not running.  His girlfriend dubbed it "The Red Folly" and teased him
>> without mercy, but he was so smitten with the idea of a free Porsche that
>> he refused to give up on it.  Haven't seen him in decades, no idea how that
>> turned out.
>> -
>> Max
>> Charleston SC
>> 
>> 
>> On Thu, Apr 8, 2021 at 1:25 PM Bob Rentfro via Mercedes <
>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> if that has been picked to be its name before it’s even purchased, it
>>> seems it would be wise not to buy it.
>>> 
>>> AZBob
>>> 
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>>> 
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>>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
 
 "The Red Folly".
 -
 Max
 Charleston SC
 
 
> On Thu, Apr 8, 2021 at 10:24 AM Bob Rentfro via Mercedes <
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> 
> If a were a Porsche guy...
> 
> AZBob
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> 
>> …
>>> https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/d/tempe-porsche-a/7303476302.html
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Re: [MBZ] Is Poos looking for another BAT flip candidate?

2021-04-07 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Jaws of life at work...

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> https://www.copart.com/lot/29929791/1994-mercedes-benz-e-320-ar-little-rock
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Re: [MBZ] It takes a special sort

2021-04-07 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Sounds like those three airplanes will become part of the glacier, which will 
be blamed on global warming no doubt.

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Apr 7, 2021 1:03:48 AM Clay via Mercedes :

> to fly in Alaska.  Last week it was the helo crash that took out the richest 
> man in the Czech republic.  This weekend another adventure
> 
> https://apnews.com/article/alaska-mountains-north-america-anchorage-storms-acaba1c4ee54bee8b5cf937dcb24d419
>  
> 
> 
> Aircraft just fall out of the sky like clockwork.  SWMBA reported that a 
> plane went down just a few blocks away from her house after it failed to take 
> off well in Anchorage.
> 
> 
> Clay
> 
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Re: [MBZ] 300TurD

2021-04-07 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
So we need to find a new injection pump at the knackers I think.  I've never 
pulled one on a 617 before.  Maybe Kaleb has one?

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Apr 6, 2021 10:07:20 PM Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes :

> I picked this thing up this evening. While I was loading it several people 
> came by on bikes, golf carts, and motorcars and remarked they were going to 
> miss it being parked there for a coupla years and before that tooling around 
> Folly Beach. The guy who affixed the stuffed pig to the hood came by to pay 
> his last respects. Some crazy loquacious old dude “helped” me for some time. 
> A long time. The neighbors had cocktails while watching me load it. It is a 
> famous ride.
> 
> FB is a funky place.
> 
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Re: [MBZ] 300TurD

2021-04-07 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Yes, we went to that a once couple years ago.  Long drive for me.  Typical 
drunk street party, which makes me nervous while escorting family. 

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> On 2021-04-06 22:06, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes wrote:
> 
>> FB is a funky place.
> 
> Is that where they lower the flip-flops on New Year's Eve?
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Re: [MBZ] Sold this 1987 190e cosworth

2021-04-06 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Congrats!

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Apr 5, 2021 7:53:58 PM Rick Hawkins Java Letterpress Cycles Photon via Mercedes 
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> 
> Folks,
> 
> Sold it in Savannah, yesterday ... $14k
> I only showed it to two people and I had a couple of more interested in it at 
> the same price
> 
> A bunch of people said it was only worth $8 or 10k but obviously the market 
> says $14
> 
> What is it worth?
> 
> Everything was sorted from sls to vacuum actuators in the dash  lots of 
> NOS interior which was pretty perfect and it drove nicely
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Re: [MBZ] I am getting sick of electronics -- ML320

2021-04-04 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Did this car get a replacement engine at some point?  Wonder if they messed up 
done electrical connectors?  Maybe some wiring got pinched or misrouted and 
chaffed?

Max Dillon
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Apr 3, 2021 8:23:23 PM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes :

> So I got a "new" TCM today and popped it in the 99ML320.  Started the car, 
> moved it around a bit, scanned it, throwing the same codes as before but now 
> also for the shift selector.  Looking in real time the scanner says Actual 
> and Selected (I think that is it) are not visible.  Weird.  Car has a new 
> conductor plate, new plug connector, everything is clean.  It is throwing 
> codes for a bunch of solenoids and sensors that indicated conductor plate 
> (and had the same codes on the other conductor plate, which was also 
> supposedly new).
> 
> This is making me crazy.  Only other thing I can think of is some bad wiring, 
> which I saw some guy fix on his ML by splicing in some new wire where some 
> were cut or frayed inside the tunnel.  I guess that is the next thing to 
> check.  I guess I could also open up the tranny again and see if the 
> solenoids are actually working, but I don't think a whole bunch plus sensors 
> would be bad.
> 
> As a bonus though, this TCM must be from a newer year as it would show actual 
> real-time data on the scanner, which the one in the car would not do, so that 
> was interesting.
> 
> I put the Star clone computer on it to see if I could dig into it more with 
> that and it goes to HHTWIN for this model but then has no choice for 163.  
> Weird.
> 
> All this electronic stuff is starting to annoy me.
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Re: [MBZ] Will not shift out of first gear - 1991 300TE project - 242k miles - $3, 000

2021-04-04 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Yeah, stuck kick down would cause that.  Low fluid, clogged filter.  Might be a 
cheap simple fix, might be time for a rebuilt transmission.

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>> What is the likely issue with the trans?
> 
> Stuck kickdown switch on the floor?  Or, alternately, the side-gate "B" switch
> on the shifter if it has one like a W107 does, but it probably doesn't.
> 
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Re: [MBZ] I'm gonna go buy this thing tomorrow -- Mercedes wagon - $1, 000 (Folly Beach)

2021-04-04 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Biodiesel is a good idea.  There used to be a pump on Montague next to Fox 
Music, but he insisted on charging about 50 cents more than pump diesel.  I 
explained to him once that my car got about 10% worse mileage on pure 
biodiesel, why pay more for that, but he didn't want to hear about that.  Place 
is shut down now.

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> I’m trying to find some around here, there might be a coupla places that have 
> it. I’ll have to check tomorrow
> 
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>> On Apr 4, 2021, at 11:55 AM, Jim Cathey via Mercedes  
>> wrote:
>> 
>> Maybe start running it on some biodiesel blend?
>> You want to start a gradual dissolution, not blow
>> big chunks loose!
>> 
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Re: [MBZ] I'm gonna go buy this thing tomorrow -- Mercedes wagon - $1, 000 (Folly Beach)

2021-04-04 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Well if you can get it running, which is probably easier with new injectors and 
new injection pump, should turn a tidy profit.

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Apr 3, 2021 4:49:36 PM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes :

> The rear edges of the hood are rusty and the hinges are kinda just there 
> holding it in place.  The sunroof has a rust spot but it isn't real bad yet.  
> There are some other rust spots around the wheels but not too bad.  It is def 
> a Euro model, he had to go through some gyrations to get a title for it but 
> he has it.
> 
> He was trying to start it when I got there, had the fuel line (with a big 
> in-line filter) in a jug of diesel and a charger and jumper cables from his 
> truck on the battery.  It would spin but not fire off.  GP relay seemed not 
> to be holding closed but was clicking closed then releasing.  Not sure what 
> that was about but GPs were not getting warm.  He made mention of running it 
> on "chicken grease."  U, ok  He said it was increasingly difficult to 
> get started, which is probably goobered fuel/tank filter and maybe valves.
> 
> Overall it was about what you might expect from sitting for some time, rode 
> hard not really well maintained, but it is what it is. I'm guessing that with 
> some glow heat and clean fuel it might light off.
> 
> Anyway, $300 (he probably would have taken $200), if I can get it running and 
> clean it up a bit it will be a quick flip to the fakebook boys.  I have this 
> other 79 NA TD that could be a donor too, it is way rusty but "ran when 
> parked."  Maybe I'll do a package deal for both of them, just get them out of 
> here.
> 
> TCM for the 99ML320 showed up a little while ago, I gotta get that in here 
> shortly and see if it cures the limp mode on this thing.
> 
> --FT
> 
> On 4/3/21 2:05 PM, Max Dillon via Mercedes wrote:
>> Well how rusty is it?  Did the engine start up?  Beautiful day out.
>> 
>> Apr 3, 2021 1:49:11 PM Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes 
>> :
>> 
>>> I LOBALLED IT SHOULD HAVE LOBALLED MORE
>>> 
>>> 
>>> --Ft
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Re: [MBZ] Lifts

2021-04-04 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Link?

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Apr 4, 2021 8:49:26 AM Curt Raymond via Mercedes :

> Have you seen the wildfire lifts like the folks on YouTube are using? Derrick 
> on Vice Grip Garage has one. They have wheels they can lift up on to move 
> around. I'm thinking one would go well in the barn on the northern estate.
> Curt
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>   On Sat, Apr 3, 2021 at 5:28 PM, Kaleb Striplin via 
> Mercedes wrote:   I already have 220 in place. Reason 
> I asked about installation is I already have this one lift in place, just 
> need to bolt it done and I have been too lazy to do that. Would probably have 
> a hard time finding a helper unless the kid gets out of jail, in which case I 
> would then be on the hook to house him again.
> 
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>> On Apr 3, 2021, at 3:54 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes 
>>  wrote:
>> 
>> I watched some install vids, if you have a helper and something to lift the 
>> posts with (your tractor) you should be good with putting the posts up.  Not 
>> much to it really. I think you drill the holes for your floor bolts then 
>> walk the post into place and drive in some expanding bolts then tighten them 
>> down.  You'll need 220 for the motor most likely so if you have 220 in the 
>> shop you should be good to just run a line over.
>> 
>> --FT
>> 
>>> On 4/3/21 4:37 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote:
>>> I have the drive on alignment lift in the shop that I still have not bolted 
>>> down. I have been thinking about going ahead with buying a 2 post lift as 
>>> well and it seems prices have gone up on these since the last time I priced 
>>> them. I figured I would probably be better off getting one installed rather 
>>> than trying to do it myself? Anybody had one installed lately and what was 
>>> the cost? I am getting to the point I really don’t want to work on cars on 
>>> my back anymore. In fact, I am getting ready to start on lower ball joints 
>>> on the 211 and I am really thinking about waiting until I have a working 
>>> lift to do the job.
>>> 
>>> I think the drive on list will be fine for some jobs, but the ramps 
>>> themselves would get in the way on other jobs which is where the 2 post 
>>> lift would come into place. Also would be easier to roll dead cars into 
>>> place with a 2 post lift.
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Re: [MBZ] I'm gonna go buy this thing tomorrow -- Mercedes wagon - $1, 000 (Folly Beach)

2021-04-03 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Well how rusty is it?  Did the engine start up?  Beautiful day out.

Apr 3, 2021 1:49:11 PM Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes :

> I LOBALLED IT SHOULD HAVE LOBALLED MORE
>
>
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Re: [MBZ] I'm gonna go buy this thing tomorrow -- Mercedes wagon - $1, 000 (Folly Beach)

2021-04-03 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
No lo balls I now what I got!

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Apr 3, 2021 11:51:50 AM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes :

> Since it has only 4 cylinders you should insist on a 20 percent discount.
> 
> On Sat, Apr 3, 2021 at 11:12 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> 
>> Flip to the fakebook boys who have no sense
>> 
>> --FT
>> 
>> On 4/3/21 10:52 AM, Andrew Strasfogel wrote:
>>> What's your long term goal with this POS?
>>> 
>>> On Sat, Apr 3, 2021 at 10:46 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes
>>> mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com>> wrote:
>>> 
>>>     the seller has not responded yet to 2 text msgs.  I might just go
>>>     drive
>>>     around Folly and see if I can find it, shouldn't take more than
>>>     about 20min
>>> 
>>>     --FT
>>> 
>>>     On 4/2/21 7:44 PM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes wrote:
>>>     > Goferit!  Hard to tell how rusty it is, bad pix and dark brown
>>>     color.
>>>     > Interior looks very rough.
>>>     >
>>>     > However, it does have Euro lights!
>>>     >
>>>     > May not have a sunroof?  No luggage strips on the roof.
>>>     > -
>>>     > Max
>>>     > Charleston SC
>>>     >
>>>     >
>>>     > On Fri, Apr 2, 2021 at 5:45 PM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
>>>     > mercedes@okiebenz.com > wrote:
>>>     >
>>>     >> Take $700 cash.  And put it with the one I have rusting away
>>>     and sell it
>>>     >> to the Faecesbook boys for $3k, hell maybe even 4, for the
>>>     pair.  What
>>>     >> y'all think?
>>>     >>
>>>     >>
>>>     >>
>>> 
>> https://charleston.craigslist.org/cto/d/folly-beach-mercedes-wagon/7300958621.html
>>>     <
>> https://charleston.craigslist.org/cto/d/folly-beach-mercedes-wagon/7300958621.html
>>> 
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Re: [MBZ] Will a 123 coupe rear windshield fit in the back seat of a 210?

2021-04-02 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Should.  I put a 124 windshield in the back of a 124.

Max Dillon
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Re: [MBZ] $500E420

2021-04-02 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
I'm wondering if that is just standard boilerplate advice they include on the 
sale of all ECU?

Max Dillon
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Apr 2, 2021 3:44:13 PM Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes :

> I ordered a used ECU off the Bay and get this msg. This is a new wrinkle, I’m 
> not sure what is involved irbid this is true. Might have something to do with 
> the immobilizer?  I don’t think The IR rcvr on the door is working or maybe 
> it is tied into the ECU. The fob is working after I put new batteries in it.
> 
> Hello and thank you for your purchase,
> Please make sure the part number on your ECM is an exact match to the one you 
> have purchased.
> 
> Warning: This ECM must be reprogrammed before it will start your vehicle.
> 
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Re: [MBZ] Fwd: OT Dumb@$$ Empire

2021-04-02 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Lost in transmission...

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>> Date: April 1, 2021 at 6:53:01 PM EDT
>> To: Mercedes List 
>> Subject: OT Dumb@$$ Empire
>> 
>> Seen this afternoon
>> 
>> 
>> 
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Re: [MBZ] Fwd: 1978 Mercedes Benz 280 se

2021-04-01 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
I like that, manual transmission, weird color, small euro bumpers...

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> Boy, this is random.
> 
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>> 
>> 1978 Mercedes Benz 280 se
>> 
>> https://tucson.craigslist.org/cto/d/tucson-1978-mercedes-benz-280-se/7294822693.html
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Re: [MBZ] Fwd: 1979 Mercedes 450 SEL

2021-04-01 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Can't spell Tucson either.

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> Only 1 photo and asking that kind of money?
> 
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>> 
>> Mmm, green.
>> 
>> AZBob
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
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>> 
>>> 
>>> 1979 Mercedes 450 SEL
>>> 
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Re: [MBZ] Hella nice 124 RHD right here in Okie land

2021-03-31 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Rural mail carrier needs that.

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Re: [MBZ] Do you think

2021-03-26 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Looks like a blown resistor on the right.

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Mar 26, 2021 7:01:14 PM Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes :

> This might be the problem with the 97E420 ECU?
> 
> 
> Corroded around those ICs and I think a resistor to the right. There’s crap 
> in there too. I can’t see how to get that board out of the housing. There are 
> several clips on what appear to be power transistors maybe that look like 
> they are holding the board in the aluminum housing for a heat sink. I need to 
> see what the bottom looks like.
> 
> There are 2 boards in the housing connected by a ribbon cable, the other has 
> corrosion on it too but less .
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Re: [MBZ] 97 $500E420 ECU

2021-03-26 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Isopropyl alcohol and a toothbrush would have been my weapons of choice.

Maybe you'll need to send that ECU somewhere to be repaired?  Maybe find one on 
car-part.com?

Max Dillon
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Mar 26, 2021 7:00:45 PM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes :

> I took the ECU box apart this evening and found some corrosion on a board 
> from a leak I guess.  There was a bunch of crap in there too, looked like 
> more of the bug stuff I found everywhere. A resistor or two looked kinda 
> corroded and there was white stuff around some ICs.  I sent a pic but it was 
> too big to go through, maybe the list mamas will pass it along.
> 
> I sprayed the boards (there are 2 in there, connected by a ribbon cable with 
> about 347 connections)  with electrical cleaner and scrubbed on them with an 
> old toothbrush, scraped stuff off with a bamboo skewer, and used swabs.  I'm 
> not sure I did much good but it does look better and I got some schmutz off.  
> Tomorrow I will try again to get the car started.  One other thing I am going 
> to try is a new battery in the key fob, it has this infrared door lock thing 
> that might have set the immobilizer.  I could not see that on the HHTWIN as 
> it would not talk to the engine computers, I'll have to try that again too to 
> see if my cleaning brought them to life.
> 
> I have not looked but I suppose the 420 computer is somewhat unique, this was 
> the only year for that engine in the 210, I have not checked to see what 
> other cars it might have been in.  Might need to get a new ECU box if this 
> one still doesn't work.
> 
> I shot vids of cleaning it all up to add to my E420 stuff on my youtuber when 
> I get things organized
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Re: [MBZ] I see countless ads now days for cars with no cats.

2021-03-26 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Coupled with economic desperation from the lockdown policies that killed 
businesses and jobs, here is the fruit of that tree.

Max Dillon
Charleston SC


Mar 26, 2021 4:51:10 PM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes :

> The price of palladium is many times greater than gold so there is
> incentive to cut them out.
> 
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>> https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1391084781244227/
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[MBZ] OT: WRD lockdowns, the cure was worse than the disease.

2021-03-22 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
https://www.city-journal.org/death-and-lockdowns

Follow the science, remember this for next time.


city-journal.org
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John Tierney
15-19 minutes

Now that the 2020 figures have been properly tallied, there’s still no 
convincing evidence that strict lockdowns reduced the death toll from Covid-19. 
But one effect is clear: more deaths from other causes, especially among the 
young and middle-aged, minorities, and the less affluent.

The best gauge of the pandemic’s impact is what statisticians call “excess 
mortality,” which compares the overall number of deaths with the total in 
previous years. That measure rose among older Americans because of Covid-19, 
but it rose at an even sharper rate among people aged 15 to 54, and most of 
those excess deaths were not attributed to the virus.

Some of those deaths could be undetected Covid-19 cases, and some could be 
unrelated to the pandemic or the lockdowns. But preliminary reports point to 
some obvious lockdown-related factors. There was a sharp decline in visits to 
emergency rooms and an increase in fatal heart attacks due to failure to 
receive prompt treatment. Many fewer people were screened for cancer. Social 
isolation contributed to excess deaths from dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Researchers predicted that the social and economic upheaval would lead to tens 
of thousands of “deaths of despair” from drug overdoses, alcoholism, and 
suicide. As unemployment surged and mental-health and substance-abuse treatment 
programs were interrupted, the reported levels of anxiety, depression, and 
suicidal thoughts increased dramatically, as did alcohol sales and fatal drug 
overdoses. The number of people killed last year in motor-vehicle accidents in 
the United States rose to the highest level in more than a decade, even though 
Americans did significantly less driving than in 2019. It was the steepest 
annual increase in the fatality rate per mile traveled in nearly a century, 
apparently due to more substance abuse and more high-speed driving on empty 
roads.

The number of excess deaths not involving Covid-19 has been especially high in 
U.S. counties with more low-income households and minority residents, who were 
disproportionately affected by lockdowns. Nearly 40 percent of workers in 
low-income households lost their jobs during the spring, triple the rate in 
high-income households. Minority-owned small businesses suffered more, too. 
During the spring, when it was estimated that 22 percent of all small 
businesses closed, 32 percent of Hispanic owners and 41 percent of black owners 
shut down. Martin Kulldorff, a professor at Harvard Medical School, summarized 
the impact: “Lockdowns have protected the laptop class of young low-risk 
journalists, scientists, teachers, politicians and lawyers, while throwing 
children, the working class and high-risk older people under the bus.”

The deadly impact of lockdowns will grow in future years, due to the lasting 
economic and educational consequences. The United States will experience more 
than 1 million excess deaths in the United States during the next two decades 
as a result of the massive “unemployment shock” last year, according to a team 
of researchers from Johns Hopkins and Duke, who analyzed the effects of past 
recessions on mortality. Other researchers, noting how educational levels 
affect income and life expectancy, have projected that the “learning loss” from 
school closures will ultimately cost this generation of students more years of 
life than have been lost by all the victims of the coronavirus.

After the pandemic began in March, the number of excess deaths in the United 
States rose for all American adults. During the summer, as the pandemic eased, 
the rate of excess mortality declined among older Americans but remained 
unusually high among young adults. When statisticians at the Centers for 
Disease Control totaled the excess deaths for age groups through the end of 
September, they reported that the sharpest change—an increase of 26.5 
percent—occurred among Americans aged 25 to 44.

That trend persisted through fall, and most of the excess deaths among younger 
people were not linked to the coronavirus, as researchers from the University 
of Illinois found by analyzing excess deaths from March through the end of 
November. Among Americans aged 15 to 54, there were roughly 56,000 excess 
deaths, of which about 22,000 involved Covid-19, leaving 34,000 from other 
causes. The Canadian government also reported especially high mortality among 
Canadians under 45: nearly 1,700 excess deaths from May through November, with 
only 50 of those deaths attributed to Covid-19.

“We don’t know exactly why, but a lot of adults were dying last year who would 
not have ordinarily died, and it wasn’t just because of Covid,” says Sheldon H. 
Jacobson, one of the Illinois researchers. “It’s possible that some of the 
Covid-19 deaths were undercounted, but there were many deaths due to other 
causes. 

Re: [MBZ] OT YAY MEEE!!!!

2021-03-21 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Nice work, amazing what you can find on utubes.

Max Dillon
Charleston SC


Mar 21, 2021 11:19:28 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes :

> A few weeks ago I bought this nice LG 5ft3 top load washer from a guy for 
> $80.  It's been working well until yesterday when the drain pump would not 
> shut off (of course with a load of wash that needed rinsing and spinning but 
> it would pump out the water while it was filling the tub).  15 minutes and a 
> youtuber vid and a few judicious taps on the control board and I got IT 
> running right again this morning! YAY MEEE  Turns out there is a relay on 
> the control board that sticks, a little whack and it losened up.  Might not 
> be a permanent fix but it is working now.
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Re: [MBZ] Wagon For Dan

2021-03-20 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Bingo.  A fool and his money...

Max Dillon
Charleston SC


Mar 20, 2021 2:09:13 PM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes :

> Perhaps he is hoping to find a greater idiot.
> 
> On Sat, Mar 20, 2021, 1:26 PM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
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>> Yeah I told the guy to change the conductor plate, $250 fix, 4hr in the
>> driveway and then he might get $3k from the right buyer but as it stood
>> it was worth maybe $2.  I also told him I bought my daughter the exact
>> some car for $1900 in great condition with good trans and fewer miles.
>> He thanked me and the post keeps getting reposted every few days with
>> the car in the same condition.  He did drop the price from $3500 a
>> coupla weeks ago.
>> 
>> He appears to be an idiot or does not really want to sell the car, or both.
>> 
>> --FT
>> 
>> On 3/20/21 6:23 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote:
>>> A couple of us have already approached this seller about the car’s
>> condition and their asking price, suggesting there is a disconnect from
>> reality. The seller knows what’s required to make it whole and (possibly)
>> justify the ask, but isn’t interested in taking the initiative.
>>> 
>>> They’ll continue to repost (this is at least the second round they’ve
>> done on CL) and get no takers.
>>> 
>>> Some people just don’t get it.
>>> 
>>> -D
>>> 
>>> 
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>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
 
 A little pricey.
 
 
>> https://orlando.craigslist.org/cto/d/daytona-beach-2001-mercedes-benz-320/7293633445.html
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] T Tech Machine

2021-03-18 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
I guess I would try draining the transmission pan, then remove the pan and 
change the filter (if it has one) and then see about draining the torque 
converter.  That's what I'd do on my Mercedes, I'll bet there is some way for 
turd world mechanics to do this without the T Tech Machine.

Maybe you need to find a forum in Syria for 4-runner DIY?

Max Dillon
Charleston SC


Mar 18, 2021 7:32:55 PM Bob Rentfro via Mercedes :

> Future SIL has his Gen 3 Runner parked out front while they went to 
> Bakersfield (on purpose) to visit a policeman friend who was shot in the line 
> of duty. I decided to put it up in the driveway to appease our grumpy 
> mailman. Found the keys and started it up (saw the check engine light was on) 
>  and it ran wicked rough initially, then after a minute or so, it smoothed 
> out. After I parked it in the drive, I got the reader out to see what codes 
> it’s throwing and it turns out they are 4 P0300 misfiring codes. Guess I’ll 
> address that Saturday.
> The other thing Toyota says needs to be done is a transmission fluid flush. 
> All the forums say hook the biotch up to  a T Tech machine. It took me a 
> minute to remember what a T Tech machines was.
> So, what can we do in the driveway to replicate what a T Tech does? Anything?
> 
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Re: [MBZ] TITLE HAS TO BE SENT OFF AT TAG PLACE AT BUYERS EXPENSE2007 Mercedes-Benz s550, $4, 000

2021-03-18 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Nobody, at least not yet!  Got the paperwork straight, drive the car for a year 
or so and sold it when I left Italy.

Max Dillon
Charleston SC


Mar 18, 2021 5:12:32 PM Randy Bennell via Mercedes :

> So, who did you have to kill in order to pay the favour back to the Godfather?
> 
> RB
> 
> 
> On 18/03/2021 4:09 PM, Max Dillon via Mercedes wrote:
>> Did I ever tell you the story of the time I enlisted help from the mafia to 
>> get the paperwork straight on an Alfa Romeo?
>> 
>> Max Dillon
>> Charleston SC
>> 
>> 
>> Mar 18, 2021 11:46:06 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes :
>> 
>>> my kind of shady deal
>>> 
>>> https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/168355145103266/?ref=search_code=marketplace_search
>>> 
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Re: [MBZ] TITLE HAS TO BE SENT OFF AT TAG PLACE AT BUYERS EXPENSE2007 Mercedes-Benz s550, $4, 000

2021-03-18 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Did I ever tell you the story of the time I enlisted help from the mafia to get 
the paperwork straight on an Alfa Romeo?

Max Dillon
Charleston SC


Mar 18, 2021 11:46:06 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes :

> my kind of shady deal
> 
> https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/168355145103266/?ref=search_code=marketplace_search
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Re: [MBZ] 1972 Mercedes-Benz E-Class,$10,000

2021-03-16 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
I think those wheels on the car are perfect, as long as you only drive on 
perfectly smooth fresh asphalt or golf courses.

Max Dillon
Charleston SC


Mar 16, 2021 11:39:40 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes :

> 220, has original wheels so you can sell the things that are on it and make a 
> few $$ back
> 
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Re: [MBZ] SL600 loosing colant

2021-03-14 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Water Pump is much cheaper than a head gasket fo sho.

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Mar 14, 2021 10:47:44 AM Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes :

> The SL has been loosing colant recently which made me think a head gasket had 
> blown but looking at it yesterday I am thinking a new water pump is needed. 
> Kinda making noise and looks like the leak is coming from the pulley shaft 
> area. Much easier fix, yay me, and not real expensive (although a new pump is 
> not cheap on these engines).
> 
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Re: [MBZ] Mercedes G63 omg - $79,000

2021-03-11 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Stupid wheels, why hobble such a beast with wheels that can't navigate a 
pothole.  AMG, OMG, ID10T, whatever it takes...

Max Dillon
Charleston SC


Mar 11, 2021 10:24:05 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes :

> Special omg package
> 
> https://charlotte.craigslist.org/cto/d/mount-pleasant-mercedes-g63-omg/7289616964.html
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Re: [MBZ] MOSTLY SHAWEEET -- 1981 Mercedes-Benz 240d,$1,234

2021-03-10 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Looks nice except for the lowered suspension.

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Mar 10, 2021 9:34:36 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes :

> Manny tranny
> 
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Re: [MBZ] 2 cars, one a 5spd, looks nice: FS: 1989 190D 2.5 - Salisbury, NC - $1, 900 (Salisbury, NC)

2021-03-09 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Yeah, sell off the 5 speed parts for $1000 as a kit, drive a nice 190D for $900.

Max Dillon
Charleston SC


Mar 9, 2021 8:43:38 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes :

> This could be a good deal
> 
> https://charlotte.craigslist.org/cto/d/salisbury-fs-25-salisbury-nc/7288388222.html
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Re: [MBZ] OT Indy COVID vaccine logistics

2021-03-08 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Yeah, probably coincidence.  I think nationwide there were about 1000 deaths 
attributed to the vax so far, out of 70 million.  Those are pretty good odds.

Max Dillon
Charleston SC


Mar 7, 2021 9:44:13 PM Curt Raymond via Mercedes :

> It's a nursing home though. Good bet just about everybody there is over 80 
> and has serious co-morbidities. Otherwise they wouldn't be in a nursing home. 
> Healthy people don't go there...
> -Curt
> 
>     On Sunday, March 7, 2021, 9:31:16 PM EST, Rick Knoble via Mercedes 
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> 
> 90% survival rate.
> 
> If you're not a man over 80, those aren't good odds.
> 
> https://www.acsh.org/news/2020/11/18/covid-infection-fatality-rates-sex-and-age-15163
> 
> 
> Rick
> 
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> Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT Indy COVID vaccine logistics
> 
> Friend who works at a local nursing home, 68 residents, they all got the vax 
> last month and 7 died.  I would expect a certain number of them to be passing 
> over the bar from 'old age' but this friend says that was a pretty high 
> number of deaths for a typical month.  She was not privy to the official 
> cause of death, and none of them passed under her care, but she was a little 
> alarmed.
> 
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Re: [MBZ] OT Indy COVID vaccine logistics

2021-03-07 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Friend who works at a local nursing home, 68 residents, they all got the vax 
last month and 7 died.  I would expect a certain number of them to be passing 
over the bar from 'old age' but this friend says that was a pretty high number 
of deaths for a typical month.  She was not privy to the official cause of 
death, and none of them passed under her care, but she was a little alarmed.

Max Dillon
Charleston SC


Mar 7, 2021 5:42:04 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes :

> Wife got her shot today, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. J vaccine
> which does not need a booster. The National Guard was running the
> operation and it was like clockwork. You drive in, are directed into one
> of half a dozen lanes marked out by orange traffic cones, check in, and
> then drive some more and end up a pit garage where you get the injection
> without even getting out of your car. They probably had a dozen of the
> garages set up like this. Then a drive down the pit lane on the track to
> a waiting area where you have to sit for 15 minutes in case you have a
> reaction. Then out the gate and done.
> 
> Very well organized and executed process. Glad to see we are still
> capable of something like that, when necessary.
> 
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Re: [MBZ] OT Bathroom Vent Fans - Vent half-bath to attached garage?

2021-03-07 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
No, don't see any easy way to run a duct inside the ceiling other than out into 
the garage, but maybe I could go through the ceiling over the garage to the 
outside wall.  The issue there is that would be the front of the house, so 
aesthetically that would be a challenge.

Max Dillon
Charleston SC


Mar 7, 2021 8:21:04 PM Mitch Haley via Mercedes :

> On 2021-03-07 19:15, Meade Dillon via Mercedes wrote:
>> Not easily, this bathroom is 1st floor, 2nd floor has a bathroom directly
>> above this bathroom, then attic is above that.
> 
> Can you run the pipe from the first floor through the closet on the 2nd floor?
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