Re: [MBZ] It smells like cow crap all the time….

2022-09-26 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
We don't stop in Amarillo for any reason - plan to have filled up to get
past it to the next fuel stop, same with meals. No matter what you order,
cow shit makes it taste bad.

On Mon, Sep 26, 2022 at 6:39 PM dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
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> We went when overnighting there last year on the way to Flagstaff. It was
> underwhelming. Neither of our steaks had grille marks, which we thought was
> weird, it was more like they had been baked in an oven or something. When
> we asked why we got some flip response that made no sense. Truly a major
> tourist trap intended on playing up the reputation and not the quality.
>
> I would never go back there, I’ve had better meals at fast food places.
>
> -D
>
> > On Sep 26, 2022, at 7:00 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > Yes, I am currently here as it’s right next door to my hotel and I’m
> beyond pissed. I walked over here at 5pm, sat here for at least 20 minutes
> before anyone showed up. I’m sitting at one of these big tables in the
> middle. I’m on one end. A guy came in about 10 minutes after me who was sat
> at the other end. 10 minutes after that somebody else comes in and they
> seat them in the middle. Still no sign of anyone. Before the hostess leaves
> I ask if anyone is working as I have been sitting here for 20 minutes.
> Finally about 10 minutes later waitress shows up. Takes the drink orders
> for everyone. Then starts taking orders. She gets the guy on the end, the
> people in the middle, then heads to a different table to take their order.
> I flip shit, get up, go back to the front to raise hell. Basically the
> worthless manager does nothing to rectify the situation other than say we
> will get you taken care of. Probably the last time I will be here as the
> last time the steaks were not all that great.  I got here at 5 to beat the
> rush, and of course now it’s packed
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> >> On Sep 26, 2022, at 5:50 PM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Dang it, that’s what I was thinking but I messed up because I'm
> tracking my son’s travels from Indianapolis to Flagstaff, and he’s in
> Salina, KS right now…had Abilene on the brin for some reason.
> >>
> >> Gonna go get a BIG STEAK?
> >>
> >> -D
> >>
> >>> On Sep 26, 2022, at 6:34 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Bingo
> >>>
> >>> Sent from my iPhone
> >>>
> >>>>> On Sep 26, 2022, at 5:34 PM, OK Don via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> Amarillo, TX
> >>>>
> >>>>> On Mon, Sep 26, 2022 at 4:57 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
> >>>>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> ….where am I?
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Sent from my iPhone
> >>>>>
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> >>>>
> >>>> "Quality of life is inversely proportional to the amount of clothing
> you
> >>>> are wearing."
> >>>>
> >>>> "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to
> >>>> pause and reflect." Mark Twain
> >>>>
> >>>> “Basic research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I am
> doing.”  Wernher
> >>>> Von Braun
> >>>> 2013 F150, 18 mpg
> >>>> 2017 Subaru Legacy, 30 mpg
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Re: [MBZ] It smells like cow crap all the time….

2022-09-26 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
You can smell it driving past Amarillo at 75 on I40 with the windows up and
AC on recycle.

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> Bingo
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Sep 26, 2022, at 5:34 PM, OK Don via Mercedes 
> wrote:
> >
> > Amarillo, TX
> >
> >> On Mon, Sep 26, 2022 at 4:57 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
> >> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> ….where am I?
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >>
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> >>
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> >>
> >
> > --
> > OK Don
> >
> > "Quality of life is inversely proportional to the amount of clothing you
> > are wearing."
> >
> > "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to
> > pause and reflect." Mark Twain
> >
> > “Basic research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I am doing.”
> Wernher
> > Von Braun
> > 2013 F150, 18 mpg
> > 2017 Subaru Legacy, 30 mpg
> > 1957 C182A, 12 mpg - but at 150 mph!
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Re: [MBZ] It smells like cow crap all the time….

2022-09-26 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Amarillo, TX

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> ….where am I?
>
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Re: [MBZ] “Special” Battery?

2022-09-26 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
You don't think the MB engineers took the extra starting cycles into
account when they spec'd out the starter? I do.

On Mon, Sep 26, 2022 at 3:54 PM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> The service rep at the dealership said there is a separate battery in the
> Bluetec models that handles this feature ("Ecostart"), so the main battery
> is unaffected.  Not sure how all this extra work affects (degrades) the
> starter...
>
> On Mon, Sep 26, 2022 at 4:24 PM dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
> > That was kind of my thought, but with engine management controls the way
> > they are nowadays I would think it might be minimal compared to the “good
> > ‘ol days” of carburetion.
> >
> > -D
> >
> > > On Sep 26, 2022, at 3:51 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes <
> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > Wouldn't you also expect emissions to be higher immediately upon start
> > up than they are once the engine has run for a bit?
> > >
> > > Randy
> > >
> > >
> > > On 26/09/2022 2:46 PM, Jim Cathey via Mercedes wrote:
> > >>> I suspect that the emissions are harder to limit when the engine is
> > idling,
> > >>
> > >> Of course, that term is a bit of a misnomer.  Idling?  Really?
> > >> Let's see what it is still doing while 'idling':
> > >>
> > >> Recharging the battery
> > >> Running the AC, and/or the heat
> > >> Running the lights
> > >> Running the interior accessories, seat heaters, etc.
> > >>
> > >> Every thing but driving the wheels.  Idle, my ass.
> > >>
> > >> -- Jim
> > >>
> > >>
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Re: [MBZ] “Special” Battery?

2022-09-26 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
OK - running at the lowest RPM

On Mon, Sep 26, 2022 at 2:46 PM Jim Cathey via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> > I suspect that the emissions are harder to limit when the engine is
> idling,
>
>
> Of course, that term is a bit of a misnomer.  Idling?  Really?
> Let's see what it is still doing while 'idling':
>
> Recharging the battery
> Running the AC, and/or the heat
> Running the lights
> Running the interior accessories, seat heaters, etc.
>
> Every thing but driving the wheels.  Idle, my ass.
>
> -- Jim
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Re: [MBZ] “Special” Battery?

2022-09-26 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I suspect that the emissions are harder to limit when the engine is idling,
so that's why they shut off - not to save gas.

On Mon, Sep 26, 2022 at 12:59 PM Bob Rentfro via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> For fun, I left it enabled this entire trip. 14 days, 3850 miles. The car
> shut itself off for 23 minutes, approximately, and saved a reported 0.195
> gallons of fuel.
>
> AZBob
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Sep 26, 2022, at 10:31 AM, Allan Streib via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > Not that I've ever heard.
> >
> > Wife's car has that stop/start and it has a standard-looking 12v
> lead/acid battery.
> >
> > I hate it too. I always disable it when I'm driving. Can't see how the
> pennies in gas it might save offsets all the extra wear on the starter.
> >
> >
> >> On Mon, Sep 26, 2022, at 12:23, Bob Rentfro via Mercedes wrote:
> >> Took the Subaru for its service today, since we just put 3865 miles on
> >> it, and I overheard an interesting conversation. A Karen had brought in
> >> her Outback because it didn’t restart after having shut itself off at a
> >> stoplight.  The service girl was telling her these cars that shut
> >> themselves off at lights to save gasoline require “special” batteries
> >> that Subaru would gladly sell her at $450 a pop.
> >> I wanted to stroll over and toss the bullshit flag, but I wasn’t 100%
> >> certain.
> >> I know nothing about this shutoff feature other than it annoys me and I
> >> don’t really like it because that was my first thought: when the
> >> battery starts to die it’s going to die at an intersection in Phoenix
> >> when it’s 118, ambient.
> >> These don’t require a special battery do they?
> >>
> >> AZBob
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPad
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Re: [MBZ] Yakima Rain Gutter Towers

2022-09-25 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I had a set of Yakima towers and bars that I inherited from a SIL. One bar
was too short for the ML - but a pipe (1" ?) from Lowes made a one that was
great.

On Sun, Sep 25, 2022 at 3:00 PM Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes <
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> Yeah mine are Thule with rectangular bars
>
> --FT
> Sent from iFōn
>
> > On Sep 25, 2022, at 3:30 PM, mitch--- via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > And IIRC, Yakima used round tube crossbars, so you could probably make
> your own crossbars from pipe.
> > I have a set of Thule gutter towers and two different lengths of
> crossbars. Don't think I used them since I got rid of the Plymouth Horizon
> before I bought my first Benz.
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Re: [MBZ] 107

2022-09-23 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Desirable for what? For driving - either the very early 350/450 or the 560.
The early ones don't have ACC to fight with. The 560 is the most refined
and has enough power. The 380 felt sluggish to me - didn't like it.
I'd want a hard top - had enough of soft tops with the MGA and '58 Chevy to
last the rest of my life. THe pagoda hardtop is the best looking as well.
That's my NSHO.

On Fri, Sep 23, 2022 at 10:44 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
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> I have been offered a 73? SL, its been sitting in garage for 8 or so
> years.  Will need fuel tank pulled and cleaned out.  Pump replaced. Zero
> rust, very nice paint, interior supposedly OK, converted to electronic
> ignition, has about 200k on it, supposedly new injectors at 190, new
> exhaust at 180, new shocks and springs at 170.  Its red, no hard top.
> Been looking at a 85 which is white, you can read about it here
>
> https://www.ebay.com/itm/125520279598
>
> Doubt I buy either one of them but it just got me to thinking about the
> differences between the early and later cars and if one is more
> desirable that the other, aside from the 560.
>
> On 9/23/2022 10:37 PM, Jim Cathey wrote:
> >> General question about 107s.  What would be more desirable, an early
> 107, a 72 450 with D Jet, mechanical lifters but converted to electronic
> ignition, or a later 85 380?  Is the hard tip missing a huge deal on these
> or are they easy to find?
> > For my money, the late 380 is a sweet deal.  Hard tops are easy to find,
> or at least
> > used to be.  They all came with one, but many cars were wrecked when the
> top was
> > off.  They used to have a bunch hanging in Aurora (in Seattle) when I
> was last there,
> > years ago.  _I_ even have an extra top, I bought it for the defroster
> glass.  I think I paid
> > about $350 for the top, off Craigslist.
> >
> > 'Officially', the 380 is the bottom of the list, the 450 the middle, and
> the 560 the top.
> > But the 380 is a trouble-free, evolved specimen, and unless you want a
> race car it's
> > plenty fast enough.
> >
> > -- Jim
> >
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Re: [MBZ] KLEB CAR ALERT!

2022-09-20 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
It's worth the most that you are willing to pay for it.

On Tue, Sep 20, 2022 at 4:38 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
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> Any clue what it’s worth?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Sep 20, 2022, at 4:27 PM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > And another!
> >
> > https://www.benzworld.org/threads/manual-w124-300d-project.3105421/
> >
> > -D
> >
> > On Sep 20, 2022, at 5:19 PM, dan penoff.com via
> Mercedes mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com>> wrote:
> >
> > Here ‘ya go!
> >
> >
> https://www.benzworld.org/threads/1984-euro-500-sel-with-factory-6-9-style-hydropneumatic-suspension-in-dallas.3102673/
> >
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Re: [MBZ] Tornadoes

2022-09-18 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I used to send the wife and kids to the central bathroom when the sirens
blew, then I'd go outside to watch. Never was one, though they did hit a
few miles from us several times. We can just barely hear the sirens from
the closest town now, and don't worry about it since the kids are all grown
and gone. After you hit geezer status, it just doesn't seem that big a
worry. Besides, the tornadoes seem to have moved north and east from us now.

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> We do not have a basement or a storm shelter here at Okie acres. It’s
> probably something I need to look into.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> > On Sep 18, 2022, at 8:15 AM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > When I was a kid we didn’t have a basement, so if a twister came you
> were SOL. Had one very close to our first house, they do sound like freight
> trains and the aftermath looks like a buzzsaw just went across the land.
> >
> > -D
> >
> >> On Sep 18, 2022, at 8:48 AM, Bob Rentfro via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> We have made many trips back here to Illinois over the years and have
> never had to worry about tangling with a twister. The weather channel was
> just saying tornadoes are forecast for tonight after 2000 hrs. Strange how
> talking about tornadoes makes me feel like a kid again.
> >> I suppose these days your phone tells you to get downstairs rather that
> having to listen for the fire siren to blow.
> >>
> >> AZBob
> >>
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Re: [MBZ] 560 sel differential? 1988

2022-09-18 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
In the one diff that I had to rebuild back when I was a paid wrench, the
noise was coming from the pinion gear - it was visibly worn. We replaced
the gears and bearings, after waiting months for the special order Volvo
parts, and sent it on its way, happy and quiet.

I'd vote for getting a used diff, inspect/repair it, then do the swap.

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> Anyone have an old 2.42 diff from a 126? The USA sel cars had LSD, but not
> critical. Mine is whining. I guess I could put new bearings in and see if
> that fixes it, but I wonder if it is a bearing or gears that fail.
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[MBZ] OT: Reno Races

2022-09-16 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
In case anyone else is interested, the Reno Races are being streamed now
through Sunday - sometimes live, other times recorded.

https://youtu.be/b4aYb7jTNjc

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Re: [MBZ] bent pulley on mower

2022-09-08 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
How is the pulley connected to the shaft? If it's removable, you can
probably find a similar pulley to replace it with.

On Thu, Sep 8, 2022 at 11:51 AM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
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> It appears to be an assembly with one on top and one on bottom that costs
> $300 but appears it might be NLA
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> > On Sep 8, 2022, at 10:53 AM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > Is the pulley something special? Might be better to just find a
> replacement pulley not from JD.
> >
> > Randy
> >
> >> On 07/09/2022 7:39 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote:
> >> Earlier this summer I removed the deck on my 54" riding mower to
> replace the belt.  I was going to turn mower deck upside down to remove
> blades to sharpen them while I had it off and ended up dropping it.  Deck
> hit the floor and broke an arm that holds the pulley on which is spring
> loaded to tighten the belt.  I got a replacement arm from ebay and
> installed it.  The thing is basically made out of pot metal.  Anyway, it
> broke after about 5 minutes of mowing. Seller sent new arm but when I
> installed it I noticed the top pulley which connects the deck to mower was
> wobbling.  In other words I must have bent it when I dropped it.  I mowed a
> couple of times with it just fine and suddenly the arm broke again.  I am
> assuming the wobble is vibrating the arm causing it to break.  I am going
> to have to pull it apart again.  Does anybody have any advice on trying to
> straighten it out?  I am looking for a replacement now but if I can get
> this one back flat that would best as JD parts tend to be expensive.
> >>
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Re: [MBZ] Tool Boxes

2022-09-07 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I bought a Craftsman top and bottom set at Lowes last year for  most stock
of airplane parts so they aren't scattered all over the hangar. IIRC, it's
the 40" wide x 24" deep model. It has nice large wheels - bolted on.
I bought a Husky from HD this year to consolidate my mechanicing tools, the
fabrication tools are still in the odd collection of old boxes.
I compared Craftsman, Husky, and HF boxes. Note that they all have two or
three levels of build - I call then lite, med., and heavy duty. You have to
compare the similar builds, not a lite of one to a med. of the other.
HF did not have 24" deep drawers in the medium build boxes when I was
looking, and the Husky was about the same price with 24" deep drawers.
Also note that stock varies frequently these days, the box I wanted was not
available in OK when I was ready to pull the trigger. I waited about a
month, then one appeared at my local store. I quickly bought it on-line
with local pickup to lock it in. I had been looking at a different HF box
earlier, decided it might be "the one", but it is not even in their catalog
now.
Go and look at them all, decide what size and features you want, then go
home and build a spreadsheet and compare what's available.

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> For what it’s worth, I wouldn’t buy current model Craftsman tools, either.
> All of mine are legacy tools that either I purchased or were handed down to
> me from my Dad. Reminds me that I need to order some rebuild kits for my
> ratchets….
>
> The tools that are in those new Craftsman boxes are nearly all HF “Quinn”
> brand, and I’m very pleased with them so far.
>
> -D
>
> On Sep 7, 2022, at 12:35 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
> I quit buying Craftsman the first time I bought an SK ratchet. It opened
> my eyes to how bad Craftsman products post 2000 have been. Their wrenches
> in particular are pure garbage, barely smoothed, never mind polished, with
> clear casting seams on them. HF wrenches are better quality for half the
> price.
>
> More recently I've bought a few HF ratchets, I was initially wary of them
> but they've been excellent. I've got a 1/2" drive extendo at camp that I've
> stood on, it's only like 18" long but that's still 300+# at the ratchet
> pawls. It's held up fine. At home I've got one of the 3/8" bending head
> ones, works great for very little money.
>
> -Curt
>
>
>
>
> On Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 02:31:39 PM EDT, Bob Rentfro via
> Mercedes mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com>> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> I wonder when the Craftsman stuff will be on sale again? It’s $598
> currently at my Lowes.
> I’ll be down by the HF later today so I might pop in and give them a look.
>
> AZBob
>
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> On Sep 7, 2022, at 10:58 AM, dan penoff.com via
> Mercedes mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com>> wrote:
>
> When I was looking for a roll-around box for the Flagstaff shop I got a
> Craftsman set (bottom box w/drawers, top box w/drawers) from Lowe’s and
> I’ve been very happy with them.
>
> This is the set I got:
>
>
> https://www.lowes.com/collections/CRAFTSMAN-S2000-26-in-Red-Closed-Till-Tool-Storage-Collection/GR_2971
>
> And yes, $500 is a chunk of change for storage, but it’s one area where
> the adage about “you get what you pay for” really plays out.
>
> -D
>
> On Sep 7, 2022, at 10:14 AM, Bob Rentfro via Mercedes <
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>
> So….What is the common consensus of the best toolbox you can get? I don’t
> need the little plastic tacklebox looking things, I mean the nice large
> drawers, ball bearings, whatever makes them awesome ones.
> I am consolidating three separate boxes into one. Well at least that’s my
> intention. I am also retiring a large, old, metal chest of drawers that
> once was used to hold sewing patterns. I have it full of random crap that
> I’m either gonna get rid of or sell and one of those drawers has useful
> tools that will have to be consolidated into a toolbox.
>
> What’s good, homies?
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Re: [MBZ] I recently got new back breaks - 2004 C240 - 127k miles - $4, 200

2022-09-06 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
My cell phone consumes enough money just with the service contract, I don't
need it to have any more access to money. Denied. Nope - won't connect it
to a bank. Not happening. I don't like doing email on it for that matter ...
texting is OK.

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> That rings a bell now.  IIRC Citibank wanted to charge a convenience fee
> for zelle-ing.
>
> On Tue, Sep 6, 2022 at 1:03 PM Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes <
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>
> > Your bank offers it for transferring money. I’ve used it a few times,
> it’s
> > kinda clunky but works ok
> >
> > --FT
> > Sent from iFōn
> >
> > > On Sep 6, 2022, at 12:55 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > What is "Zelle"?
> > >
> > >> On Tue, Sep 6, 2022 at 12:51 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes <
> > >> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > >>
> > >> Wishing the seller a full and speedy recovery.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> >
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Re: [MBZ] Running freezers on extension cord

2022-09-02 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
What Jim said !

On Fri, Sep 2, 2022 at 8:34 PM Jim Cathey via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> 
> It's ridiculous that they can't spend $3 these days to put in a stock
> freezer alarm, one that beeps loudly if it's unplugged, or if it goes
> above freezing inside.  What's more, you can't even buy something
> that does this.  You apparently have to buy _two_ somethings to
> get this level of protection.
>
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Re: [MBZ] Sad W108 on BAT

2022-09-02 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
That E-type is almost enough to get me back into cars -- I wonder what it
will sell for, $30k?
I can buy an airplane for that much!

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> This says "Bring A Trailer" to me:
>
> https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1982-mercedes-benz-500sec-5/
> The seller states that the car cannot pass a California emissions test,
> therefore it cannot be sold to an in-state private party buyer.
>
> https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1954-jaguar-xk120-4/
> https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1970-jaguar-xke-roadster-56/
>
> https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1969-porsche-911-22/
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Re: [MBZ] OT Jag

2022-09-01 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
It's too bumpy, and the curves are too understated. Only the XKE, XK120,
140, etc. are good looking Jags.

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> Jag styling is great IMO, but that car would look way better in proper
> British green and with a tan leather interior.
>
>
> https://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/cto/d/dorr-2001-jaguar-xk8/7528443584.html
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Re: [MBZ] prime

2022-09-01 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Depends on the seller - who it is ultimately coming from. I have noticed
that the stated delivery date during checkout is pretty accurate.

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> your items within 2 days, free.  Sometimes items would arrive the next
> day.  Heck, I have even had times where I ordered in the morning and it
> arrived say day.  Lately it seems worse and worse.  Now you are lucky to
> get items within a week.  For example, I wanted to order some stuff that
> I figured would arrive this weekend.  Nope, even prime items not
> arriving till next Tuesday. WTF?
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Re: [MBZ] I bought a trailer

2022-08-28 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
It's a pie that farts when you bite it.

On Sun, Aug 28, 2022 at 2:48 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> WTH is a whoopie pie anyway? Never heard of them.
>
> On Sun, Aug 28, 2022, at 14:26, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote:
> > On your next delivery to MD I will take an order of pies.
> >
> > On Sun, Aug 28, 2022 at 2:52 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Not bad. Probably could have got it cheaper. She just bought it a couple
> >> of weeks ago to move some things and sold it when she was done. She
> passed
> >> along the bill of sale from when she bought it and she paid $2k. She
> made
> >> $500 off me.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >>
> >> > On Aug 28, 2022, at 1:10 PM, Kevin Kraly via Mercedes <
> >> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > Great acquisition!!
> >> >
> >> > Sent from my iPhone
> >> >
> >> >> On Aug 28, 2022, at 1:39 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
> >> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> Been on the lookout for a cargo trailer for the wife to use for her
> >> whoopies. Something like a 5x8 or 10. Several turn up on Fakebook but
> >> sellers never respond, or the trailers are beat to hell, cost too much,
> or
> >> are already sold. Usually by the time they show up for me in a Fakebook
> >> search they are days old. One happens to show you this morning about 30
> >> miles from my house. It’s a 6x10. I message seller and finally after an
> >> hour or so she responds. I head down and buy it for $2500. Seemed like a
> >> good deal to me compared to what else I have been finding. When I get
> there
> >> it is much more heavy duty that most I have seen. It’s fully steel with
> >> steel floor, sides etc. It has a 7500lb axle where most are 3500 with
> >> wooden sides. It has some clearance lights on top that need to be
> replaced
> >> and the harness needs to be redone. It looks like it has brakes but it
> is
> >> currently wired on a 4 flat so the brakes are not hooked up. The plan
> is to
> >> put some chest freezers in there for now. Given this is fully steel I
> might
> >> be able to insulate it and convert to a reefer if I can find a freezer
> >> unit.
> >> >>
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Re: [MBZ] OT: BMW X5

2022-08-27 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
As my Dad always said, "If you want it done right, do it yourself."

On Sat, Aug 27, 2022 at 12:58 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes <
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> Terrible that you cannot trust so-called professionals to actually be that.
>
> I am not sure what the answer is, other than going by local reputation.
> But even that isn't a guarantee. I had a supposed "good" local shop return
> a car to me with no hose clamps on the new hose they had installed as part
> of a job to replace a water pump and thermostat. I have had tire shops
> return cars with the wheel nuts loose. I have had cars returned and found
> tools left in the engine compartment. Very simple things, yet they overlook
> them. I hate to imagine what happens on more complex jobs.
>
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Re: [MBZ] Tracing electrical wiring

2022-08-27 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
It will work either way - it doesn't care which end is connected to what.
I've heard them called a "toner" - puts a "tone" signal on the wire, and
has a receiver to hear where it goes. Since it goes into conduit (I
assume metal?), you'll need to go to all possible termination points to
listen for the tone.
One possibility that comes to mind is a big ventilation fan somewhere
(since I just installed a small one in the hangar).

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> On Fri, 26 Aug 2022 20:46:39 -0500 Allan Streib via Mercedes
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>
> > I believe that there is a device that can be attached to the circuit
> > that will put a high frequency signal on the wire, which then acts as a
> > broadcast antenna. A separate device acting as a receiver can be used
> > to trace the wire behind the wall. I don't know exactly what it's
> > called or how expensive it is. Might be something you just hire an
> > elechicken to do if it's a one-time need.
>
> I thought those were for finding which breaker controls which outlet,
> with the transmitter on the outlet end of the wiring and the receiver
> scanned over the breakers in the breaker panel.
>
> That is the opposite problem of the one I am trying to solve.
>
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Re: [MBZ] auto-darkening welding helmet

2022-08-22 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I bought a pair of this model over 7 years ago - still going strong. Fully
adjustable. I've replaced the batteries once.
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> Inexpensive and harbor freight are key words here.
>
> I have a yes welder helmet I got off Amazon for maybe $80, it works very
> well and has various adjustments
>
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> > On Aug 22, 2022, at 3:14 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes <
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> >
> > I have an inexpensive auto-darkening welding helmet. Pretty sure I got
> it at Harbor Freight.
> >
> > It works OK but when it darkens all I can see is the point of light that
> is the arc. I can't see a "puddle" or really even what I am welding.
> >
> > Is this normal or would a better helmet not get so dark but still offer
> adequate eye protection?
> >
> > Or does welding in the sunlight or bright lighting help? I'm welding in
> my garage which is not brightly lit.
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Re: [MBZ] Off topic kia

2022-08-21 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
In Oklahoma, the PikePass is less than half the cost of the plate number
billing.

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> yes an EZ Pass avoids the plate number billing. no more toll booths.
>
> On Sun, Aug 21, 2022, 4:02 PM RICK HAWKINS via Mercedes <
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>
> > Folks,
> >
> > I never mentioned but I drove the 2007 Kia Sedona to Nahant, MA a couple
> > of weeks ago and picked up a press for a customer, a couple of weeks ago
> ….
> > I made stops with friends in Richmond and hillsdale, NY then daytripped
> to
> > Massachusetts …. I dragged the machine on a light trailer … 1200 lb press
> > …..I delivered it to him via rollback truck to McClellanville SC, above
> > Charleston. Fuel was expensive above I guess Virginia … for 2400 miles
> kia
> > and isuzu fuel and tolls was $1000 …. I’m still getting toll bills in the
> > mail … I got one from the mass turnpike for about 45 for car and 5 for
> > trailer … I don’t know if it was one or both ways … should I have had ez
> > pass?
> >
> > Anyway, the Kia has always had cold ac … now it’s fine at highway but at
> > idle it runs maybe 30 second then shuts compressor shuts down for a
> minute
> > or so …. You can see it on a freon pressure  gauge. Any ideas? Pressure
> > switch or climate control unit?
> >
> > Mercedes content my 82 300td is being resurrected …. I think I have an
> air
> > leak in the fuel system
> >
> > Xx rick
> >
> >
> >
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Re: [MBZ] W116 diesel exhaust bracket

2022-08-21 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Excellent work!

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> > Repaired!
>
> Congratulations!
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Re: [MBZ] 79 300CD fun

2022-08-20 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Tin the connectors that plug into it? If you can't make the hole smaller,
make the peg larger.

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> I will try, but feel that it will be a short term fix like everything else
> I've tried. Is there any kind of long-lasting "contact enhancer" that could
> be used?
>
> I was thinking about anti-sieze paste. It has a lot of aluminum in it. I
> think you can get it with copper also.
>
>
> On Sat, Aug 20, 2022, at 14:06, Jim Cathey wrote:
> > Needle?  Dental pick?
> >
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Re: [MBZ] Fuel prices on the way back up

2022-08-20 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
The price of non-ethanol unleaded went up 4 cents while I was pumping 55
gallons this afternoon. Luckily, my pump stayed at the lower price ($3.699)
until I finished.

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> to have gone up between the 2. 20-40 cents depending on station.
>
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Re: [MBZ] Portable freezer trailer

2022-08-20 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
The rancher we buy grass fed beef from delivers frozen beef around the OKC
metro area in a regular full size van with two long (8 ft?) chest freezers
in the back. I don't know how they power them.

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> What about getting something like a Sprinter and foaming the back and
> setting up a reefer in it?
>
> -D
>
> > On Aug 20, 2022, at 11:57 AM, mitch--- via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > A small trailer and a couple of cheap chest freezers sounds good, as
> long as you don't go bouncing down the road with the freezers running.
> >
> > This was on sale for $299 a couple of weeks ago. May happen again if
> you're patient:
> >
> https://www.walmart.com/ip/Pulsar-PG2300iS-2-300-Watt-Portable-Small-Gas-Powered-Inverter-Power-Generator/226621361
> >
> > $400 is about as cheap as dual fuel gets, if you want to run propane
> tanks.
> >
> https://www.walmart.com/ip/A-iPower-SUA2000iD-2000-Watt-Dual-Fuel-Portable-Inverter-Generator-Quiet-Operation-Lightweight/884005025
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Re: [MBZ] Oil Filter Change?

2022-08-17 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I change my oil and filter every 12 months regardless of miles. Keeps the
acids, etc. at bay.

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> I would, simply because 1.) it’s cheap; and 2.) the filter could be
> breaking down from age, especially if it’s one that uses glue to hold the
> pleated paper together like the fleece filters in the M112.
>
> -D
>
> > On Aug 17, 2022, at 4:21 PM, greg via Mercedes 
> wrote:
> >
> > I put only a few K miles on between changes. IIRC back in the day the
> > advise was to change filters every other oil change.
> >
> > Is it necessary to change an oil filter by time rather than mileage?
> >
> > Greg
> >
> >
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Re: [MBZ] Trailer Wiring Confusion - ML550 - Bucket of Prop Wash/Snipe Hunt

2022-08-14 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Yup, the underlying technology does not want 120v AC. It has to be
converted, and that adds complexity, cost, and lower efficiency.

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> On Sun, Aug 14, 2022, at 12:36, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote:
>
> > I need to replace a load of LED spot bulbs I put in my kitchen 8-10yr
> > ago, most of them have burned out.  Probably the power supplies in them
> > as they tend to get dim or blink before finally failing.  The LED
> > emitters themselves are probably still OK but can't get any electrons to
> > turn into photons.  So much for "lifetime" bulbs.
>
> It has been my experience that none of the CFL or LED bulbs I've been
> forced to buy over the last 5-10 years deliver a real-world service life
> any longer than incandescents. They may use less electricity, but they also
> cost 10x as much.
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Re: [MBZ] Kleb Car ALERT!!

2022-08-13 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
It has Euro headlights and a US bumper.

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>
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> >
> > You need to get down there and jump on this, man:
> >
> > https://www.benzworld.org/threads/1984-sl380-for-sale.3102982/
> >
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Re: [MBZ] OT doctors

2022-08-09 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Most likely a result of the insurance payment schemes. Each visit is
identified by a code - which dictates what insurance will pay. Two codes
for one visit wil be identified as fraud by the insurance co., making it
not feasible for the doctor to do that. You need an appointment for the
specific thing you want treated/looked at.

Bottom line, the for-profit healthcare model sucks big time.

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> What do you think about doctors these days? Are they all idiots? The
> spouse has been sick for a week, to the point she went to the ER Sunday.
> Has a virus and very dehydrated. ER basically did nothing. Could not get an
> IV and just gave up. Today she had a “wellness” visit with our primary care
> doctor. She started to discuss the test results etc from the visit and the
> huge dehydration problem but he cut her off and said this visit was only to
> review certain things. Basically just going over the most basic items. So
> you are in a doctors office and they ignore a glaring illness and say you
> would need to make a sick visit rather than this wellness visit? It would
> seem to this recent issue should be addressed on any visit including a
> wellness visit. I use the same doctor and anytime I want to ask about my
> neck problems, or anything related to my blood thinners he doesn’t want to
> discuss it, only what is on his simpleton agenda for the day.
>
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Re: [MBZ] Comfort Level with Older Tires

2022-08-09 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
My F150 owners manual says 7 years, then replace regardless of miles. Our
truck spends most of the time in the garage and only has 19,000 miles, so
I'm going to go 10 years, then look at them closely.

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> I would agree with Greg. Since Dad was in IL most of the time, I suspect
> the sidewalls are in good shape. I would inspect them closely for cracking,
> and if they look good, don’t worry about it at this point.
>
> -D
>
> On Aug 9, 2022, at 1:46 PM, greg via Mercedes  > wrote:
>
> I would say that climate conditions are a critical factor. Heat and UV are
> the primary enemies. I would think a truck stored outdoors in AZ would age
> tires much faster than here in the PNW.
>
> I would certainly inspect closely for signs of heat/sunlight damage.
>
> Greg
>
> My â?~05 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 SLT 5.9 Cummins  has 60K mile Michelins on it
> that were made third week of 2016. Between my dad I there have been 40k
> miles put on them. They are wearing well.
> When do I need to get nervous about the straight up age of the tires?
> Citing that data should I be concerned taking off for a roadtrip to
> Colorado on those tires?
>
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Re: [MBZ] OT 1973 Triumph Stag

2022-08-08 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
That's what I installed in my MGA those many years ago. Great car

On Mon, Aug 8, 2022 at 12:42 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes <
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> Well the "Rover V8" was essentially based on the Buick 215.
>
> On Mon, Aug 8, 2022, at 12:36, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes wrote:
> > Wasn’t it like a small Buick or Olds V8 that would fit?
> >
> > --FT
> > Sent from iFōn
> >
> >> On Aug 8, 2022, at 12:44 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Wow a V8 in that little thing?
> >>
> >> Car like that should have a small, responsive, high-reving engine.
> >>
> >>
> >>> On Mon, Aug 8, 2022, at 11:38, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote:
> >>> Looking at the wiki for this car, they wanted to put a V8 in it
> >>> originally, but scrapped the idea because of a deadline to bring it to
> >>> production. Apparently, it’s a common conversion.
> >>>
> >>> -D
> >>>
> >>>
> > On Aug 8, 2022, at 12:36 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> 
>  They look good though. If I had the time I'd be tempted to drop in a
> Ford Zetec engine from a Focus. Those things are bulletproof.
> 
> 
>  On Mon, Aug 8, 2022, at 11:31, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote:
> > I recall these, along with the Spitfires of similar vintage. They
> were
> > notorious for overheating and stretching timing chains within about
> > 20k-30k. Dissimilar metals in the engine (iron block, AL head)
> wreaked
> > havoc on the cooling system, too.
> >
> > -D
> >
> >> On Aug 8, 2022, at 12:15 PM, G Mann via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> It was a miserable car when sold new. It has not improved with age..
> >> Sourcing parts was a horrible problem, right off the showroom
> floor. That
> >> is unlikely to have improved.
> >> Ohh... did I mention is has Lucas electricals?
> >>
> >> On Mon, Aug 8, 2022 at 9:11 AM dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
> >> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Don’t, you’ll be doing yourself a favour.
> >>>
> >>> -D
> >>>
>  On Aug 8, 2022, at 11:56 AM, Allan Streib via Mercedes <
> >>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> 
>  I would be tempted to go look at this if it had a proper gearbox.
> 
> 
> >>>
> https://bloomington.craigslist.org/cto/d/bloomington-1973-triumph-stag/7518769526.html
> 
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[MBZ] OT: FYI: UPS Exception Notification

2022-08-05 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
This is a new one for us!

"A train derailment has delayed delivery. We're adjusting plans to deliver
your package as quickly as possible."

--
*From:* UPS 
*Sent:* Wednesday, August 3, 2022 9:50 PM
*To:* kd5nr...@hotmail.com 
*Subject:* UPS Exception Notification, Tracking Number 1Z4815130354150191

[image: UPS logo]

*Hi Donald Norris, the status of your package has changed.*
*Exception Reason:* A train derailment has delayed delivery. We're
adjusting plans to deliver your package as quickly as possible.
*Exception Resolution:* End of message

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Re: [MBZ] GL bumper

2022-08-05 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
You could also try this - it has worked well for me ---

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000ALBZK8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8=1


On Fri, Aug 5, 2022 at 10:49 AM G Mann via Mercedes 
wrote:

> In that case, modify my previous post to say... Find a plastic welder...
> I could not determine from the pic what it was.. sorry.
> Plastic can be successfully welded and that could save you both time and
> money. Since I learned how to weld plastic, I find I'm repairing all kinds
> of things that would be expensive scrap.
>
> On Fri, Aug 5, 2022 at 5:24 AM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
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>
> > It’s plastic.
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> > > On Aug 4, 2022, at 11:31 PM, G Mann via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > Time to find a skilled TIG welder and make a new best friend.
> > > If it broke, it can be welded. If a piece is missing, make a new one
> > from a
> > > blank plate and weld it on. Grind the weld smooth and spray it with
> black
> > > paint... put it back on and "Bobs yer Unkle"
> > >
> > >> On Thu, Aug 4, 2022 at 8:24 PM Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes <
> > >> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > >>
> > >> Wow. You could buy a whole car for that almost
> > >>
> > >> --FT
> > >> Sent from iFōn
> > >>
> > >>> On Aug 4, 2022, at 11:17 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
> > >> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > >>>
> > >>> No where close. Nearest one that has anything is 5 plus hours away
> and
> > >> $1k and up.
> > >>>
> > >>> Sent from my iPhone
> > >>>
> >  On Aug 4, 2022, at 10:16 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes <
> > >> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > 
> >  Any in a junkyard anywhere?
> > 
> >  --FT
> >  Sent from iFōn
> > 
> > >> On Aug 4, 2022, at 11:03 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
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> > >
> > > Pulled the bumper off the GL today. The bumper support or whatever
> > >> you call it is broken at the mounting point on the passenger side. It
> > >> appears the entire assembly would need to be replaced rather than just
> > the
> > >> bumper cover. There is a bumper place close by I’m going to take it to
> > >> tomorrow to see what they say.
> > >
> > >>>
> > >
> > >
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Re: [MBZ] W108 heater blower motor - accessible through cowl vent channels?

2022-08-04 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
On the W115, I opened up the front center speaker hole to get the blower
motor out, I didn't cut the firewall. That was the second one. I followed
the manual to replace the first one - took over twice as long.

On Thu, Aug 4, 2022 at 1:06 PM David Bruckmann via Mercedes <
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> Good afternoon,
>
> My '72 280SEL 4.5 has a dead heater blower motor. It was set to "low" and
> when I started the car several months ago, electrical smoke emerged from
> the area above the motor that contains the filters.
>
> My question: I know that people literally cut through the firewall to
> replace the blower in a 115. Is the 108 as bad, or will I be able to
> actually reach the fan itself through the air intakes on the cowl to see if
> it at least turns. I don't think I can REMOVE the motor that way, but it
> would be nice to see if I can at least check whether the fan is seized,
> maybe even put a few drops of ATF on the bearings.
>
> Here's a video (from quite a sensible man, in California, with numerous
> 108-oriented videos) covering the replacement of the cabin air filters
> under the cowl. In part of the video, he shows the insides of the cowl
> area.
>
> Here's the URL
>
> https://youtu.be/55U4y4KqmAE
>
> Thanks for any advice,
>
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Re: [MBZ] fuel mileage

2022-08-03 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
That's how we measure aircraft costs - $/hr.  Our Cessna burns 11.5
gal/hour at our normal cruise settings. I saw that non-ethanol 87 oct. gas
is 3.79/gal today at our usual station, so that works out to $43.59/hour
for fuel.
We haven't been flying it enough recently, and did some significant
avionics upgrades, so our total cost per hour - maintenance, repairs,
inspections, fuel and oil, etc. is right at $100/hour over the last five
years.
Now that fuel is below $4/gal, I need to go and fill the 55 gal drum - it's
empty now and the airplane is only half full.
We will fly it a couple of hours this weekend to calibrate a new Angle of
Attack sensor I installed a few weeks ago.

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> On Wed, Aug 3, 2022, at 11:12, Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote:
>
> > The truck also records time and since the last fill, I have had it
> > running for 9.6 hours and that works out to about $16.87 dollars per
> > hour. ... Somehow, cost per hour seems every bit as useful as miles
> > per gallon.
>
> Yes, it's interesting, and would be useful if you used the truck for work,
> so you know how much you need to earn per hour just to break even on fuel.
> Or how much your commute is costing you.
>
> Of course, you really need to include the fully loaded cost including
> wear and maintenance to have an accurate number. It's higher than a lot
> of people realize.
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Re: [MBZ] Way OT - what sort of toasters make you happy?

2022-08-03 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I almost forgot - congratulations! We passed 47 years a few months ago.

On Wed, Aug 3, 2022 at 12:01 PM OK Don  wrote:

> We have had a Cuisinart for lingerie than I can remember. It has wide
> slots and can toast bagels and "Texas Toast". It does a good job, fairly
> even toasting.
>
> On Wed, Aug 3, 2022 at 10:46 AM Randy Bennell via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
>> We have been using a Breville toaster for several years but are becoming
>> disenchanted with Breville due to the failure of some other Breville
>> appliances.
>>
>> The Breville is acting up and my wife bought an Oster but is unhappy
>> with it. It only wants to toast one side of the bread. Reading up on
>> this suggests that is a new style known as cafe style.
>>
>> She wants it to toast both sides without having to remove and flip the
>> bread.
>>
>> What are you folks using, and does it toast both sides of the bread. The
>> Breville did that fine.
>>
>> And yes, I know they have a bagel function and no, it is not on. If you
>> google this question about one sided toasting you get lots of
>> suggestions that it is not the fault of the toaster but we don't think
>> that to be true in our current situation.
>>
>> My wife is about to order another Breville if I don't come up with a
>> reasonable alternative.
>>
>> I did try to take the Breville apart as I suspect that I know what is
>> wrong but they obviously do not want you to work on them. I have a set
>> of oddball screwdriver doodads with splines and holes to fit over pins
>> etc but they won't work on this toaster. Don't know if it is some
>> oddball size or ?? It appears to be like a hex key with a pin in the
>> middle but none of my selection worked. I may try drilling them out but
>> by then SWMBO will have obtained another one. We already broke the
>> plastic handle on the arm that you push down to lower the bread. Could
>> be glued back on I guess.
>>
>> BTW - today is our 49th wedding anniversary.
>>
>> Randy
>>
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>
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Re: [MBZ] Way OT - what sort of toasters make you happy?

2022-08-03 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
We have had a Cuisinart for lingerie than I can remember. It has wide slots
and can toast bagels and "Texas Toast". It does a good job, fairly even
toasting.

On Wed, Aug 3, 2022 at 10:46 AM Randy Bennell via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> We have been using a Breville toaster for several years but are becoming
> disenchanted with Breville due to the failure of some other Breville
> appliances.
>
> The Breville is acting up and my wife bought an Oster but is unhappy
> with it. It only wants to toast one side of the bread. Reading up on
> this suggests that is a new style known as cafe style.
>
> She wants it to toast both sides without having to remove and flip the
> bread.
>
> What are you folks using, and does it toast both sides of the bread. The
> Breville did that fine.
>
> And yes, I know they have a bagel function and no, it is not on. If you
> google this question about one sided toasting you get lots of
> suggestions that it is not the fault of the toaster but we don't think
> that to be true in our current situation.
>
> My wife is about to order another Breville if I don't come up with a
> reasonable alternative.
>
> I did try to take the Breville apart as I suspect that I know what is
> wrong but they obviously do not want you to work on them. I have a set
> of oddball screwdriver doodads with splines and holes to fit over pins
> etc but they won't work on this toaster. Don't know if it is some
> oddball size or ?? It appears to be like a hex key with a pin in the
> middle but none of my selection worked. I may try drilling them out but
> by then SWMBO will have obtained another one. We already broke the
> plastic handle on the arm that you push down to lower the bread. Could
> be glued back on I guess.
>
> BTW - today is our 49th wedding anniversary.
>
> Randy
>
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Re: [MBZ] 1994 300D 5-speed - 200k miles - $6,900

2022-08-01 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
" Mercedes 300 Turbo Diesel 5 speed, *Euro specs*,  "
They were built/sold in the rest of the world - we were deemed too
spoiled/lazy to get them.

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> Turbo and a manual transmission? Is this a conversion?
>
>
> https://columbus.craigslist.org/cto/d/columbus-mercedes-300-turbo-diesel-speed/7515617002.html
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Re: [MBZ] ML550 Sunroof

2022-07-24 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Now that I have a MIG welder, and am reasonably competent with it, a
sunroof would get welded closed.  We special ordered the Subauru to get one
without a factory hole in the roof.

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> Same here.
>
> -D
>
> > On Jul 24, 2022, at 1:28 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > I don't understand the appeal of sunroofs. At least here, they are
> something I might use a few times a year. They are otherwise just potential
> sources for leaks and trouble. I would not miss having one in the slightest.
> >
> >
> >> On Sun, Jul 24, 2022, at 12:31 PM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote:
> >> I have come to the conclusion that I’m not going to bear the near
> >> $1,000 (parts) expense for the repair of the sunroof in the ML550.
> >> While replacing the headliner would be the ideal time to do it, I just
> >> don’t see the value for the cost.
> >>
> >> After I had finished tinkering with it a few weeks ago, I got it back
> >> in position but noticed on a highway drive that there was some wind
> >> noise. Upon close inspection, I found that the seal on the sunroof
> >> panel had rolled a bit in the center rear where it meets the roof.
> >>
> >> This morning I got an Allen wrench out and tilted the rear up, reset
> >> the seal, and lubed it up with some of the unicorn tears lubricant that
> >> Mercedes has for rubber seals. I lowered it back in place and it’s now
> >> sealing as intended.
> >>
> >> I’m back in Florida for a bit right now, but when I head back to
> >> Flagstaff in August I’m going to drop it off with my headliner guy to
> >> have him do his magic. And I’ll leave the sunroof motor unplugged.
> >>
> >> -D
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Re: [MBZ] 1984 240D - 211k miles - $2,800

2022-07-23 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Brake fluid is hydroscopic - it gets water out of the air due to the
hot/cold cycles it experiences just sitting there. Water and metal parts
don't play well together.

On Sat, Jul 23, 2022 at 7:56 PM Robert Massmann via Mercedes <
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> Because of rust formation in the piston cylinder housing. It is a very
> close
> fit and rust can propagate to point that the piston will be frozen in place
> and no matter how much pressure you put on it will not move. Not a fun
> problem to fix.
>
> Bob Massmann
> 2012 ML-350 BT
> 2002 BMW 525i
> Oregonia, Ohio
>
> -Original Message-
> From: Mercedes  On Behalf Of Andrew
> Strasfogel via Mercedes
> Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2022 8:17 PM
> To: Mercedes Discussion List 
> Cc: Andrew Strasfogel 
> Subject: Re: [MBZ] 1984 240D - 211k miles - $2,800
>
> How do all brakes fail from sitting?
>
> On Sat, Jul 23, 2022 at 6:35 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
> > Needs brakes redone -- calipers probably frozen from sitting. No
> > interior pics but exterior doesn't look bad.
> >
> >
> > https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/cto/d/cincinnati-1983-mercedes-benz-
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Re: [MBZ] BatteryMINDER

2022-07-22 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
No, you should put them on the batteries and leave them.

On Fri, Jul 22, 2022 at 11:24 AM Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> Ugh, you're killing me Smalls!
>
> Just an FYI if you haven't been paying attention, you NEED one of these.
> I've got 3 and have saved hundreds of dollars in battery replacements
> across the 3 of them.
>
> So far we've gotten 2 extra years out of the Pisten Bully batteries, 1 out
> of the Tucker's D4 and 1 out of Angie's Golf. 2x lawnmower batteries and
> probably more I can't remember.
> The Pisten Bully batteries in particular were pooched, I put them on the
> charger for 3 days and they would barely crank the engine with it warm out.
> After a week on the Minder they cranked for several minutes while we were
> troubleshooting a fuel delivery issue. I should probably go snag them out
> again and let them sit on maintenance for another month...
>
> -Curt
>
>
> On Friday, July 22, 2022 at 12:05:17 PM EDT, Rick Knoble via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> Is on sale for twenty bucks again.
>
> https://m.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200332201_200332201
>
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[MBZ] OT: Adhesvie recommendations needed

2022-07-21 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I need to glue something like this:
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Tuftex-Multi-Wall-6mm-Panel-Clear-4-ft-x-8-ft-Corrugated-Polycarbonate-Plastic-Roof-Panel/1000689436

and this:
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Insulfoam-Common-0-5-in-x-4-ft-x-8-ft-Actual-0-5-in-x-4-ft-x-8-ft-1-R-1-9-Faced-Polystyrene-Garage-Door-Foam-Board-Insulation/3033278

to the inside of the hangar door - corrugated steel on a steel frame.

It's too hot with some bare metal sections and the two large translucent
fiberglass panels for light when the afternoon sun is shining on it.
 Most of the door has the foil backed foam, but the top ¼ doesn't.

What would you use to glue it up - liquid nails, or ???

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Re: [MBZ] 1976 450SL - 49k miles - $9,500

2022-07-18 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
They should not be confused with a "sports car", they are "grand touring"
cars. I found the SLC to be very nice on the highway, and the same as most
other MBs in town. I'd say the SLC was the equal to the SDL on the highway.
I only wish it had the 560 engine and four speed tranny, oh, and the ACCIII
(and no sunroof).

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> I’m not sure what people’s attraction is to the R107s. They’re heavy,
> underpowered (except the 560) and aren’t that enjoyable or exciting to
> drive. I seriously considered a 450SL some years ago, but the more I drove
> them the less I liked them.
>
> -D
>
> > On Jul 18, 2022, at 11:20 AM, Allan Streib via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > Another one. Less interesting color.
> >
> >
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Re: [MBZ] Possible reason diesel prices are not dropping

2022-07-15 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Don't they use the fuel to boil water, turning the turbines with steam?
Change the burners and plumbing, and you're set to go.

On Fri, Jul 15, 2022 at 12:29 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes <
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> Europe is in a natural gas supply crisis, and have started running gas
> turbine generating stations on kerosene, increasing demand for this refined
> product.
>
> Anyone else heard this? I know that turbine engines can theoretically run
> on pretty much any flammable liquid or gas, but it seems to me that large
> industrial gas turbines would be designed and optimized for a particular
> fuel. Would it be easy to just switch them to a different fuel type?
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Re: [MBZ] OT crazy stuff

2022-07-13 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I've had no problem buying .410 online - it arrives at my door.

On Wed, Jul 13, 2022 at 10:41 AM Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> Good point, .410 was a challenge before and now is even less fun.
>
> That said the shortage is easing, I see Rogers, Cabela's and Midway all
> list .410 as available in-stock. Cabela's even has it that I could pick up
> locally.
> The last time I went to Wal-Mart, which was probably 3 months ago, they
> had 16ga in stock. It was $11/box which is +50% what I paid 2 years ago but
> it was available.
>
>
> -Curt
>
>
>
>
> On Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 11:26:34 AM EDT, G Mann via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> Finding ammo for a 410 in today's market is on par with trying to buy
> unicorn feathers.
> 20 ga.. pretty normal with shot selection.
>
> On Wed, Jul 13, 2022 at 8:16 AM Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
> > A 20ga will work fine for personal defense and is more approachable for a
> > smaller person, heck even a .410 will do the job and that will have
> > essentially zero recoil.
> >
> > Slug barrels are generally short, 24" or less. I had an 18 1/2" for my
> > Mossberg, barrel just barely cleared the magazine tube. A smoothbore slug
> > barrel is good for personal defense because it won't have any choke.
> >
> > -Curt
> >
> >
> > On Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 11:02:29 AM EDT, Randy Bennell via
> Mercedes
> >  wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Short 12 ga pump? Even if you are nervous, you have a good chance of
> > hitting your target - and they make a unique noise when you load a shell.
> >
> >
> > On 12/07/2022 9:11 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes wrote:
> > > She took CWP class on Saturday. I suggested talking with the sheriff to
> > expedite the permit.
> > >
> > > She has .22 pistol, I got her some high-powered hollow points. Trying
> to
> > talk her into something with a bit more stopping power but for now 9
> rounds
> > of hollow points would even things out a bit.
> > >
> > > She has other defensive tools in the house too.
> > >
> > > I will pass along the vids
> > >
> > > --FT
> > > Sent from iFōn
> > >
> > >> On Jul 12, 2022, at 9:43 PM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes <
> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > >>
> > >> She needs to watch these videos.
> > >>
> > >> https://youtu.be/yb_An3DhImQ
> > >>
> > >> https://youtu.be/BTasIooaxk4
> > >>
> > >> Then she needs to get proper instruction, the get her ccw. She got
> > lucky this time. Luck isn't a strategy.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Rick
> > >>
> > >> From: mercedes@okiebenz.com
> > >> Sent: July 12, 2022 7:49 PM
> > >> To: mercedes@okiebenz.com
> > >> Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com
> > >> Cc: buggeredbenzm...@gmail.com
> > >> Subject: [MBZ] OT crazy stuff
> > >>
> > >> My lady friend has been having trouble with her neighbor for a few
> > months now. He shot it her house with a pellet gun, got arrested, out on
> > bail. Stole her deer cam she put up which pinged on it’s gps in his
> garage
> > , cops got a search warrant and found firearms in the house which he was
> > supposed to give up as a condition of bail, got arrested (after 10 days
> at
> > VA psych ward to evade arrest) and charged with receiving stolen property
> > (an SD card from the cam the cops found, the cam was gone), out on bail
> > with no weapons charges. Had on a gps and order to stay away from her.
> This
> > was 3-4 weeks ago. She was terrified he was going to come kill her as he
> > had told the VA people that’s what he was going to do. Nice.
> > >>
> > >> Saturday night he murdered his 83yo MIL in an assisted living facility
> > not far from their neighborhood.  Strangled her. Cops arrested/booked him
> > only last (Monday) night. He waived bail this afternoon so he’s in jail
> for
> > awhile. Cops all knew this guy was no good. Courts let him walk and this
> is
> > what happened. Criminals seem to have more rights than victims, which
> might
> > not be a bad thing, until it is. He’s a homicidal psychopath.
> > >>
> > >> My friend has been terrified of this guy for months, I guess she’s
> > lucky it wasn’t her he came after.
> > >>
> > >> --FT
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Re: [MBZ] Sunroof Sucks

2022-07-09 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
A MIG welder, an angle grinder, and Bob's your uncle.

On Sat, Jul 9, 2022 at 1:06 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
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> Knowing dealers they will probably want to charge you an hour of labor for
> a diagnosis fee to tell you how kind it will cost
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Jul 9, 2022, at 12:50 PM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > Probably.
> >
> > I’ll get a quote just for grins.
> >
> > -D
> >
> >> On Jul 9, 2022, at 1:32 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> I would think the dealer would charge an arm and a leg to do it.
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >>
>  On Jul 9, 2022, at 12:23 PM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> I was thinking about that as well, or seeing if Robert (the
> upholstery shop owner) would just let me do it there.
> >>>
> >>> -D
> >>>
> > On Jul 9, 2022, at 12:52 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> 
>  Can’t you have the headliner removed then do the work yourself then
> take it back to replace the headliner?
> 
>  Sent from my iPhone
> 
> >> On Jul 9, 2022, at 11:40 AM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > The ML550 sunroof has been non-functional since I bought it. I knew
> this at the time, so no surprise. Not a big deal to me, but today more out
> of curiosity than anything else I tore into it.
> >
> > Found the motor unplugged. Hmm.
> >
> > Plugged it in, tried to operate it. It tried to move, but wouldn’t
> go full travel or close completely. Found some plastic pieces in the
> tracks, not good. When it did move it was crooked in the opening, which
> also wasn’t good.
> >
> > Used the manual crank on the motor to get everything back in place
> and then went inside to do some research.
> >
> > Seems that the Webasto sunroof on these is a one-piece setup, much
> of which is plastic (grr.) The plastic wears and is subject to lots of heat
> in the roof, so it ages and gets brittle and breaks up. Only fix - $900
> part that requires removal of the headliner to replace. Bummer.
> >
> > However, I was planning on replacing the headliner, and my
> upholstery guy is right up the street from the stealership and does a lot
> of work for them. I may see if I can coordinate something between the two
> so he can take the headliner out, run the car down to the dealer where they
> can replace the mechanism and get things working, then take it back so
> upholstery guy can finish the work.
> >
> > While it would still be expensive, probably over $1,000 at the
> dealer alone, it would end up being a lot cheaper as I wouldn’t have to pay
> them to R the headliner.
> >
> > I gotta think about this.
> >
> > -D
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Re: [MBZ] Sunroof Sucks

2022-07-09 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Pull the headliner out, MIG the sunroof closed and solid, then have a new
headliner installed - fixed permanently.

On Sat, Jul 9, 2022 at 11:52 AM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> Can’t you have the headliner removed then do the work yourself then take
> it back to replace the headliner?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Jul 9, 2022, at 11:40 AM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > The ML550 sunroof has been non-functional since I bought it. I knew
> this at the time, so no surprise. Not a big deal to me, but today more out
> of curiosity than anything else I tore into it.
> >
> > Found the motor unplugged. Hmm.
> >
> > Plugged it in, tried to operate it. It tried to move, but wouldn’t go
> full travel or close completely. Found some plastic pieces in the tracks,
> not good. When it did move it was crooked in the opening, which also wasn’t
> good.
> >
> > Used the manual crank on the motor to get everything back in place and
> then went inside to do some research.
> >
> > Seems that the Webasto sunroof on these is a one-piece setup, much of
> which is plastic (grr.) The plastic wears and is subject to lots of heat in
> the roof, so it ages and gets brittle and breaks up. Only fix - $900 part
> that requires removal of the headliner to replace. Bummer.
> >
> > However, I was planning on replacing the headliner, and my upholstery
> guy is right up the street from the stealership and does a lot of work for
> them. I may see if I can coordinate something between the two so he can
> take the headliner out, run the car down to the dealer where they can
> replace the mechanism and get things working, then take it back so
> upholstery guy can finish the work.
> >
> > While it would still be expensive, probably over $1,000 at the dealer
> alone, it would end up being a lot cheaper as I wouldn’t have to pay them
> to R the headliner.
> >
> > I gotta think about this.
> >
> > -D
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Re: [MBZ] Comfort

2022-07-08 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
When we replaced the W124's with a new Passat, the first things I noticed
was hearing the wind noise and that the seats were not as comfortable as
the over 20 yrs old MB seats. Nothing has measured up since.
The current Subaru Legacy seats are about the same as the VW seats were.

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>  Seats are a solid three behind any MB seat, Passat seat.
>
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Re: [MBZ] good shape no motor no transmission no battery everything else is there 1986 Mercedes-Benz sl-class SL 450 Roadster 2D, $2, 900

2022-07-04 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
The under hood cats were 1975 and 1976. A 1986 R107 would be a 560SL So
it's most likely a 1976. The manual AC makes it a euro - without the cats,
etc - more power than the US version - probably why the drive train is out
- it went to another car.
It's ripe for 5.0 dual overhead cam transplant

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> No, Grant, that was exclusively the 380 and in the early 80s, from 1980-82
> or thereabouts. The 450 never had a single row chain. But - it did have
> retrofitted cats that were under the hood and made it like a blast furnace,
> effectively destroying all of the little bits of fuel line, which like to
> fail from the heat and start conflagrations.
>
> -D
>
> > On Jul 4, 2022, at 3:45 PM, G Mann via Mercedes 
> wrote:
> >
> > I wonder what the full story is that accounts for the missing engine and
> > transmission?
> > The body / interior / mileage look pretty nice .
> > Is this year in the deadly single row cam chain zone?
> >
> > On Mon, Jul 4, 2022 at 9:19 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> >> https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/426333482742197
> >>
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Re: [MBZ] House thermostat

2022-07-02 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
We have the programmable T-stat set to 80 during the day, and 74 at night.
When it's over about 95F out, I set the fan to constant - keeps the house
comfortable as long as you don't wear a shirt. All the ceiling fans are on
also.

New truism: "Quality of life is inversely proportional to the amount of
clothing you are wearing."

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> Just curious what do the rest of you keep your thermostat set during the
> summer? Do you use a programmable thermostat?
>
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Re: [MBZ] Moving a storage shed

2022-07-02 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Cut some of those oaks down to use as rollers - you need three - two under
it and one to shuffle from the rear to the front as it progresses onto the
trailer.

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> Actually I think it is built on skids.  Here is a pic of the building,
> not a great pic but you can get an idea of what it is.
>
> On 7/2/2022 8:42 AM, Curt Raymond wrote:
> > If you try to winch it you'll want skids under it otherwise you'll
> > just rip it apart. If you're going to put skids under it you might as
> > well just lift it and drive the trailer under...
> >
> > A couple 4x6 beams, a bottle jack and some blocking is all you need. 2
> > bottle jacks would be faster but not required.
> >
> > Curt
> >
> > Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
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> https://go.onelink.me/107872968?pid=InProduct=Global_Internal_YGrowth_AndroidEmailSig__AndroidUsers_wl=ym_sub1=Internal_sub2=Global_YGrowth_sub3=EmailSignature
> >
> >
> > On Sat, Jul 2, 2022 at 9:21 AM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes
> >  wrote:
> > I am not sure as I was not there when it was moved. As far as I
> > know they winched it up on the trailer and strapped it down.
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
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> > > On Jul 1, 2022, at 11:33 PM, mitch--- via Mercedes
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> > >
> > > On 2022-07-01 23:14, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote:
> > >> it came from my great grandmothers house and my wife’s ex father
> in
> > >> law moved it for us using my car trailer and winch. I think he
> > had a
> > >> couple of guys help him but I would most likely be alone.
> > >
> > > Did he add bracing to make it hold its shape while being dragged
> > around?
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Re: [MBZ] Premium 16.9/gal

2022-07-02 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I remember Dad coming home from work and telling that there was a gas price
war down the street, go fill my car - a 1951 bug. I only  had $0.50 on me,
and the car would not hold that much gas! I think it was around 0.10/gal
and my tank was about half full (no gas gauge in 1951).

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> I remember a stretch of traffic lights breaking up the interstate on the
> way to Boston from NYC where there was always a running competition to sell
> the cheapest gas.  22 cents/gallon comes to mind.  This was in the mid 60s.
>
> On Sat, Jul 2, 2022 at 6:25 AM M. Mitchell Marmel via Mercedes <
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> > I recall the spinny wheel pumps.  I also recall nobody ever thought gas
> > would be more than 99.9, so you had to multiply by two...
> >
> > On Fri, Jul 1, 2022 at 7:33 PM Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > >
> > >
> > > My phone appears to only have actually kept one photo out of the bunch
> > but
> > > we found this pump yesterday.  Note that the face is just printed, I
> > don't
> > > think the marbles are original.
> > > Curt
> > >
> > > Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
> > >
> > >   On Tue, Jun 28, 2022 at 10:45 PM, Dwight Giles via Mercedes<
> > > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:   when I started driving Gulftane
> (panther
> > > piss) was 14.9. I remember the
> > > crank pumps & sight glass but not with little balls in it.
> > >
> > > On Tue, Jun 28, 2022, 1:02 PM dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
> > > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > And they checked your oil and washed the windshield, too, right?
> > > >
> > > > Remember the gas pumps that had the sight glass with the little
> colored
> > > > balls that rolled around when the gas was pumping? Or am I dating
> > myself?
> > > >
> > > > -D heading out to yell at the kids on my lawn…
> > > >
> > > >
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Re: [MBZ] moose day

2022-06-30 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Where's the beef?

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> Clay
>
>
> inter urinas et faeces nascimur
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Re: [MBZ] Runs on starting fluid - 74 450SL - $2,500

2022-06-29 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
A 1977 or later exhaust manifold will bolt right up, then install the later
exhaust system and you are good to go. BTDT (almost, '75 block in a '78
SLC). Yes - the manual HVAC would be a really nice plus - worth changing
the exhaust manifold and system for IMHO.

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> 75 is the absolute pinnacle of worstness. 76 isn’t much better. Underhood
> temperatures due to the retrofitted cats destroys anything rubber, meaning
> the 100 or so (yeah, I’m exaggerating) little bits of rubber fuel line tend
> to deteriorate and leak, often leading to an inferno.
>
> -D
>
> > On Jun 29, 2022, at 6:00 PM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > Either 74-75, or 75-76 are the worst years ever for 107 cars. Run away.
> >
> > Rick
> >
> > From: mercedes@okiebenz.com
> > Sent: June 29, 2022 4:51 PM
> > To: mercedes@okiebenz.com
> > Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com
> > Cc: astr...@fastmail.fm
> > Subject: [MBZ] Runs on starting fluid - 74 450SL - $2,500
> >
> > Extra 2 in price.
> >
> >
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Re: [MBZ] OT - Fun with ADS-B

2022-06-26 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
It is really cool to see a Boeing or Airbus pass under you both out the
window and on ADS-B while flying through the departure path of an airport
(TUL in my case). Yes, I was under air traffic control - they told the
airliner to stay under 5000 ft till they were past me.

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> True. But it’s also fun to see what’s passing overhead.
>
> A lot of military flight ops here due to the relatively quiet airport and
> altitude. They clearly come to train on a regular basis.
>
> The youngest’s work is right under the final approach for 21, less than a
> mile out from the threshold, so he likes to be able to watch the activity
> in the pattern and see it when it passes over.
>
> -D
>
> > On Jun 26, 2022, at 11:24 AM, OK Don via Mercedes 
> wrote:
> >
> > It's even more fun to be that traffic!
> >
> >> On Sat, Jun 25, 2022 at 7:40 PM dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
> >> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Youngest son likes to track flights, so I got him an ADS-B RaspberryPi
> >> receiver from FlightAware. It came with a little base-loaded magnetic
> >> antenna that he had stuck up in one of the skylights in his room, which
> >> limited the reception somewhat.
> >>
> >> Just put up a full blown ADS-B “stick” on the roof today and hooked it
> up.
> >> Not a major difference in reception, but a lot better range, for sure.
> >> We’re picking up flights from as far away as 100 miles and a lot more
> >> traffic to the east and south, where there’s little in the way of
> >> topography to block our reception.
> >>
> >> Fun to see all the traffic going over the house.
> >>
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> >
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Re: [MBZ] An electric Mercedes-Benz drove 747 miles without recharging

2022-06-26 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
20 year old Tesla?  HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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> Those of us who can climb in a 20-40 year old Benz and drive to work...
> Imagine trying to do that in a 20-40 year old Tesla.
>
> On 2022-06-26 12:25, OK Don via Mercedes wrote:
> > Turn off all chargers during the heat of the day - afternoon. Charge
> > only
> > at night - it will help even out the load - the utilities should
> > appreciate
> > that.
> >
> > I still think that the life span and recycling of the batteries is
> > where
> > the real limits are.
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Re: [MBZ] OT - Fun with ADS-B

2022-06-26 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
They can automate avoidance maneuvers with that data in the drone - I don't
trust human drone "pilots" to not hit me while I'm in the landing pattern.
I want it in all drones.

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> $1000 consumer drones now have ADS-B In. (the $500 drone I bought last
> month does not)
>
> https://www.dji.com/newsroom/news/dji-adds-airplane-and-helicopter-detectors-to-new-consumer-drones
> I'm not sure why they put the receiver in the drone and use the uplink
> signal to get the info to the pilot, seems like putting the receiver in
> the pilot's hands would be more than good enough.
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Re: [MBZ] An electric Mercedes-Benz drove 747 miles without recharging

2022-06-26 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
As in the "Back to the Future" Delorean ---
I love it.

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> I have another point of view on the future of EV's and available
> electricity.
> My view is to design and produce a desk top size Thorium reactor which
> would be scalable in size to power EV's including heavy haul trucks and
> construction equipment.
> A ball of Thorium, correctly managed, the size of a golf ball is capable of
> generating all the electrical energy you would use in your lifetime.  Thus,
> power a car, or truck, that not only never had to be "plugged in to
> recharge" but could be "plugged in" to power your house when not driving.
> No batteries, no exotic elements in short supply mined by child slave
> labor.. etc etc etc...
> Such a "laptop reactor" would instantly resolve all the shortcomings of
> wind, solar, and battery storage and disposal.
> I want to become the new Elon Musk worlds richest man.
>
> On Sat, Jun 25, 2022 at 11:27 AM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
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>
> > Aside from the pollution caused by making the batteries, I think the real
> > solution is a plug in hybrid with a small Diesel engine. I wonder if
> such a
> > thing exists anywhere in the world.
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> > > On Jun 25, 2022, at 1:05 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes <
> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > It will be interesting to see how the future works when some areas are
> > already struggling to meet today's electrical demand without rolling
> > blackouts.
> > >
> > >
> > >> On Sat, Jun 25, 2022, at 11:57 AM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote:
> > >> Like it or not, the future is coming, and it's change ---
> > >>
> > >>
> >
> https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/an-electric-mercedes-benz-drove-747-miles-without-recharging-nearly-twice-the-range-of-tesla-s-model-s/ar-AAYRnCT
> > >>
> > >> --
> > >> OK Don
> > >>
> > >> "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to
> > >> pause and reflect." Mark Twain
> > >>
> > >> “Basic research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I am doing.”
> > Wernher
> > >> Von Braun
> > >> 2013 F150, 18 mpg
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Re: [MBZ] An electric Mercedes-Benz drove 747 miles without recharging

2022-06-26 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
AFAIK, turbines are insanely thirsty.

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> > Aside from the pollution caused by making the batteries, I think the
> real solution is a plug in hybrid with a small Diesel engine. I wonder if
> such a thing exists anywhere in the world.
>
> The _real_ solution is an optimized turbine design.  Small, no cooling
> system,
> one moving part.  Single load point.  Ideally, multi-fuel.
>
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Re: [MBZ] An electric Mercedes-Benz drove 747 miles without recharging

2022-06-26 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Turn off all chargers during the heat of the day - afternoon. Charge only
at night - it will help even out the load - the utilities should appreciate
that.

I still think that the life span and recycling of the batteries is where
the real limits are.

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> It will be interesting to see how the future works when some areas are
> already struggling to meet today's electrical demand without rolling
> blackouts.
>
>
> On Sat, Jun 25, 2022, at 11:57 AM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote:
> > Like it or not, the future is coming, and it's change ---
> >
> >
> https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/an-electric-mercedes-benz-drove-747-miles-without-recharging-nearly-twice-the-range-of-tesla-s-model-s/ar-AAYRnCT
> >
> > --
> > OK Don
> >
> > "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to
> > pause and reflect." Mark Twain
> >
> > “Basic research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I am doing.”
> Wernher
> > Von Braun
> > 2013 F150, 18 mpg
> > 2017 Subaru Legacy, 30 mpg
> > 1957 C182A, 12 mpg - but at 150 mph!
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Re: [MBZ] OT - Fun with ADS-B

2022-06-26 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
It's even more fun to be that traffic!

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> Youngest son likes to track flights, so I got him an ADS-B RaspberryPi
> receiver from FlightAware. It came with a little base-loaded magnetic
> antenna that he had stuck up in one of the skylights in his room, which
> limited the reception somewhat.
>
> Just put up a full blown ADS-B “stick” on the roof today and hooked it up.
> Not a major difference in reception, but a lot better range, for sure.
> We’re picking up flights from as far away as 100 miles and a lot more
> traffic to the east and south, where there’s little in the way of
> topography to block our reception.
>
> Fun to see all the traffic going over the house.
>
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[MBZ] An electric Mercedes-Benz drove 747 miles without recharging

2022-06-25 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Like it or not, the future is coming, and it's change ---

https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/an-electric-mercedes-benz-drove-747-miles-without-recharging-nearly-twice-the-range-of-tesla-s-model-s/ar-AAYRnCT

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Re: [MBZ] A good deal?

2022-06-24 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
It has two engines that will cost around $40-50K each to overhaul, complex
landing gear system - a friend just spent over $1000 replacing the aged out
hoses in the retractable gear system of his Cessna 210.
Twins are considerably cheaper to buy than singles since most know how much
MORE expensive they are to maintain and operate.

On Fri, Jun 24, 2022 at 8:07 PM OK Don  wrote:

> It might be a good deal for salvage -
>
> On Fri, Jun 24, 2022 at 4:45 PM G Mann via Mercedes 
> wrote:
>
>> An aviation good deal only comes with current and complete log books for
>> both engines, both propellers, and the airframe, as well as all other FAA
>> required component items that would have airworthiness directives or
>> mandatory replacement or inspection.
>> Ideally, from when the aircraft left the factory to the day you look at
>> it.
>> Then, it needs a fresh annual inspection by licensed FAA mechanic and that
>> inspection has to be signed off by an FAA Inspection Authorization
>> individual, prior to acceptance and sale close.
>> Then, it can only be flown by a licensed pilot who holds an FAA rating for
>> that category and class of aircraft..
>> Still interested?
>>
>>
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>> > https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/290251605835282/
>> >
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>
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> Von Braun
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>


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Re: [MBZ] A good deal?

2022-06-24 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
It might be a good deal for salvage -

On Fri, Jun 24, 2022 at 4:45 PM G Mann via Mercedes 
wrote:

> An aviation good deal only comes with current and complete log books for
> both engines, both propellers, and the airframe, as well as all other FAA
> required component items that would have airworthiness directives or
> mandatory replacement or inspection.
> Ideally, from when the aircraft left the factory to the day you look at it.
> Then, it needs a fresh annual inspection by licensed FAA mechanic and that
> inspection has to be signed off by an FAA Inspection Authorization
> individual, prior to acceptance and sale close.
> Then, it can only be flown by a licensed pilot who holds an FAA rating for
> that category and class of aircraft..
> Still interested?
>
>
> On Fri, Jun 24, 2022 at 2:27 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
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>
> > https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/290251605835282/
> >
> >
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Re: [MBZ] 190D 2.2 5 speed mileage

2022-06-20 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I think my son got 45 or more on the highway in MI where the limit was
around 60. Typical was around 40 with his 190D 2.2 munaul.

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> bring my 85 190D 5 speed out of hibernation.  I originally planned on
> selling it at some point but now I will probably drive it for a while.
> The problem is, I have a box of keys for the cars out by the shop and I
> can't find it anywhere.  Anyway, key aside, what kind of mileage will a
> 2.2 5 speed do?  It has to be better than my E300 turbo although not
> nearly as fun.  How would it compare to a 648?  Attached is EPA
> comparison for a few different models.  Surely the 190D would do better
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Re: [MBZ] OT Extended Warranty success story

2022-06-16 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Most dealers don't cover the extended warranty themselves - it's basically
an insurance policy. The insurance company is spreading the risk among many
customers, most of whom will not use it.

On Thu, Jun 16, 2022 at 1:59 PM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> Great story, although I predict that dealer will be out of business by the
> end of the year.
>
> On Thu, Jun 16, 2022 at 2:53 PM Donald Snook via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
> > I imagine most people on here wouldn’t buy an extended warranty. And I
> > have never bought one before.  But, back in September I decided I needed
> an
> > SUV.  We went on a family vacation and taking the dog, kids, stuff, etc
> we
> > didn’t have much room in my car.
> >
> > I bought a 2014 Lexus GX 460. It’s not the biggest SUV, but it is still
> > full size and three rows.  I bought it with only 39,000 miles from the
> > local BMW dealer.  They offered to sell me an extended warranty and I
> > immediately said no.  Then, I wondered what crazy number they were going
> to
> > quote me.  They said $2000 for 4 years and 48,000 miles — on top of the
> > miles it already had.  I started thinking with an 8 year old vehicle
> things
> > like an alternator or a starter or power window motors are going to fail.
> > None of those are outrageous, but a few repairs here and there and it’s
> not
> > hard to get to $2000. This is the zero deductible top of the line
> coverage.
> >
> > I got an oil change last week and they called me and said the timing
> cover
> > is leaking oil and said $3000 to fix. BUT,  I had the warranty.  They
> > covered it. I watched the video on how to do it. ALL the stuff in front
> has
> > to come off. It’s a huge job.
> >
> > I picked up my car at lunch and it’s all done and it cost me nothing. I
> > only mention this because it is so rare that a car extended warranty
> (other
> > than CPO) actually works out.
> >
> > Donald H. Snook
> >
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Re: [MBZ] Cigarette lighter outlet puzzle

2022-06-15 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I just replace them with these when I need to power something:
https://www.westmountainradio.com/kb_view_topic.php?id=ST166
They are in the truck and the Cessna now ---

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> IIRC the lighter sockets of the W114/W115, like old American iron, are
> fairly deep
> when compared to the newer cars like R107+.  The lighter socket hardware,
> like seat
> belts, are 100% American in origin, but have been drifting.  The _power_
> sockets,
> though, I believe retain the original depth.
>
> The very best retention is of the plugs that have a molded ridge in the
> nose that
> actually is gripped by the lighter socket's thermostatic release clip.
> Those are
> few and far between, though.
>
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Re: [MBZ] In normal times this is a $500 car

2022-06-14 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
"Normal times" are long gone ---

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Re: [MBZ] OT: JD 330 diesel

2022-06-11 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I had to look it up:

"The John Deere 330 garden tractor used the Yanmar 3TN66UJ engine. It is a
0.7 L, 658 cm2, (40.2 cu·in) three-cylinder natural aspirated diesel engine
with 66.0 mm (2.6 in) of the cylinder bore and 67.0 mm (2.64 in) of the
piston stroke. This engine produced 16.2 PS (11.9 kW; 16.0 HP) at 3,635 rpm
of maximum output power.
The John Deere 330 is equipped with manual steering, mechanical drum
brakes, open operator station and 17.0 liters (4.5 US gal.; 3.7 Imp. gal)
fuel tank."

https://www.tractor-specs.net/john-deere/jd-330.html


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> That seems like a steal. I had a Kubota diesel mower a while back. Should
> have kept it.
>
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> >
> > Also interesting. Never seen a diesel in a small lawn/garden tractor.
> Price seems good for everything if it all works.
> >
> >
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Re: [MBZ] OT: Bolens 1476

2022-06-11 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
It needs a nice little V-6.

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> How much $$$ and effort to "re-power" this? I wonder if the Kohler on my
> Cub Cadet could be used?
>
>
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Re: [MBZ] 61x starter replacement

2022-06-04 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Same here.

On Sat, Jun 4, 2022 at 4:35 PM Dwight Giles via Mercedes <
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> IIRC I changed my 240D starter from above.
>
> On Sat, Jun 4, 2022, 5:17 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
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>
> > At some point I am going to need to replace the starter on a 240D. It
> > looks like there is enough room to do it from above. Is this correct or
> am
> > I better off getting it on the lift? What about a 617 turbo?
> >
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Re: [MBZ] OT: Nissan maintenance and repairs

2022-06-04 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Good work!

On Sat, Jun 4, 2022 at 1:32 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes <
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> Been working on the '04 Frontier the past three days.
>
> First project was replacing the fuel tank. It had rusted around the
> perimeter seam and would seep fuel if it was more than half-full. Got a new
> tank from RockAuto. Replacement was tiring as every bolt was rusted. The
> joys of living in the salt belt. Lots of PB Blaster consumed. One bolt was
> so bad that the original 17mm head had shrunk to about 13mm. Of course it
> was the least accesible bolt also. Fortunately the tank was the most rusted
> at that spot also, and just pulled free of the bolt. I later removed it
> with one of my Harbor Freight bolt extractors. All bolts replaced with new
> 10mm x 1.25 x 30mm from Lowes ($2.08 each!).
>
> Also had some struggles with the plastic "quick connect" high pressure
> fuel lines. Don't know why those are used instead of regular threaded
> compression fittings. I guess it must save a few seconds on the assembly
> line. One of them came off OK but the other one came apart in pieces.
> Managed to get it back together, though had to replace a torn o-ring with
> one from my Harbor Freight Viton o-ring kit. No leaks, thankfully, as I
> suspect a new line would have a good chance of being NLA from Nissan.
>
> Next project was replacing valve cover gaskets. The truck was leaking
> quite a bit of oil and that looked like the likely suspect. The right-hand
> cover is pretty easy to get to, just needed to unplug a few wiring
> harneses. The left hand cover is buried under the intake manifold but the
> oil leak was on the right-hand side so I just did that one for now. The
> gasket was hard as a rock and there was about a 1/8" gap/crack on the lower
> side. After an oil change and a test drive, the oil leak seems to be
> resolved. Need to do the left hand cover at some point but going to let
> that dog lie for now.
>
> Finally, an AC recharge. It has not held a charge and I suspected a bad
> schrader valve on the low pressure service port, as I saw some bubbling
> there last time I charged it. The system still had some pressure but not
> enough to cool. I got one of those devices that can change the valve core
> without losing pressure -- very slick and worked great. Didn't see any
> bubbles at that port this time. Fingers crossed that it holds the charge. I
> used R134A with "stop leak" in case there are other slow leaks in the
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Re: [MBZ] OT - Interesting DC-10 Article

2022-06-03 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I have a few brand new DC10 cabin windows that came with other stuff I won
at an auction.

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> https://aeroxplorer.com/articles/dc-10-dangerous-or-misunderstood.php
>
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Re: [MBZ] Just got home from my cruise

2022-05-31 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Allen's story sounds exactly like mine!

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> I think a lot of it is just your inborn nature. Growing up, my parents
> never really had chores for me. I volunteered to cut the grass, then
> started doing it for money around the neighborhood. Got a paper route on my
> own. Got my first "real" job with a paycheck when I was 16. Bought a
> clapped out VW beetle and rebuilt the engine from books. I have never been
> unemployed for more than a few weeks since then.
>
> I still have trouble keeping my room clean though.
>
>
> On Mon, May 30, 2022, at 1:19 PM, Jim Cathey via Mercedes wrote:
> > "Where's my dinner?"
> >
> > "We find it is easier not to."
> >
> > There's always a handle.  But if one of the parents is too squeamish
> > to do their duty, well, the world needs parasites too!
> >
> > -- Jim
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Re: [MBZ] OT: anyone using an under-counter water filter?

2022-05-29 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
We used to use this
https://www.lowes.com/pd/A-O-Smith-AO-MF-B-Single-Stage-GAC-Under-Sink-Water-Filtration-System/1000576419
under the kitchen sink for both cold and hot water (stainless steel
canister for the hot) when we were drinking city water. It was great, you
can choose what you want to filter for - particles, chlorine, etc. IIRC, we
changed the filters once a year.

We now have two 20 inch tall fitlers with graduated particle filters - down
to 1 micron in the well house - so all of our water is filtered. Taste
wasn't an issue here - the water is great.

On Sun, May 29, 2022 at 4:03 PM greg via Mercedes 
wrote:

> I just use the filter in the fridge for drinking water and for cooking.
> Water for pasta cooking comes out of the tap. The tap water in Vancouver,
> WA is pretty good, but the filtered water tastes better. When I cook
> pasta, the last 1/3 of the cooking time is in the sauce, infusing the
> pasta with the sauce flavor.
>
> Greg
>
>
> > I've used a pitcher-type filter for a few years for drinking water and
> > making coffee, etc. but thinking of installing an under-counter filter
> > along the lines of this:
> >
> >
> https://www.lowes.com/pd/A-O-Smith-Clean-Water-Filter-Dual-Stage-Carbon-Block-Under-Sink-Water-Filtration-System/1000562057
> >
> > This would eliminate the pitchers sitting on the counter and seems more
> > practical. A whole-house filter seems unnecessary, as nearly all the
> water
> > we use for drinking and cooking comes from the kitchen sink.
> >
> > Anyone using one you are happy with? Single stage? Double? Triple?
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Re: [MBZ] MB diesel education and advice

2022-05-27 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I just saw this regarding the life of the battery in a Prius:

"According to Wrightgrid
, you can
expect your Toyota Prius battery to last between 10 and 15 years,
especially if you take good care of it. However, there are a handful of
factors that go into what makes a "healthy" battery. Wrightgrid noted that
you can determine how quickly your Prius' battery is deteriorating by the
frequency of voltage spikes, but you should get about 150,000 miles at the
bare minimum before seeing any sort of problems in your car's handling.
You can keep your battery charged by driving your vehicle regularly, and by
keeping is gassed up so that you aren't relying so heavily on your hybrid
EV system. It's not unlike charging a very large phone; the healthiest
charge level is somewhere between 30-80% at all times. You may also want to
limit the number of "short" trips, or tours through populated urban spaces
with many stop lights -- or spaces with heavy traffic. Trips like these can
put stress on your car's battery that lowers its lifespan. You may as well
balance these trips out with a few longer trips to lower-density spaces
such as freeways and rural roads, where you can give both your gas engine
and electric motor some regular exercise."

Note that it dispels the myth that they are great for short trips in town
---

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> The run flat problem is a lead acid battery problem, not a lithium battery
> issue. The BMS is supposed to prevent the battery getting discharged to
> damaging levels.
> For off grid solar lithium is a game changer, they're physically smaller,
> don't off gas, and can be deep discharged without damage. For me the issue
> is that they won't charge well when cold so I'd need to find a place for
> them inside the heated envelope of the camp. I think I've got it figured
> out and our next batteries will probably be lithium.
> Curt
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
>
>   On Fri, May 27, 2022 at 3:34 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes<
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:   What are they warrantied for?
>
> As I understand it, they don't "expire" they start losing capacity (which
> reduces range) and eventually they will no longer provide a useful range to
> the owner of the vehicle.
>
> It also depends how they are used. If they are run to near-flat and then
> fully recharged, that's harder on the battery life than running them down
> to say 40% and charging back up to say 80% charge (assuming that meets your
> range requirements).
>
>
> On Fri, May 27, 2022, at 2:17 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote:
> > I am not aware that EV battery packs expire in 5 years.  Can you back up
> > that statement?
> >
> > On Fri, May 27, 2022 at 3:15 PM G Mann via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> If you do a hard cost analysis of purchase cost of the EV auto, then
> add in
> >> the hard cost of owning a solar power collection system to feed the EV
> with
> >> energy, then do an actual hard cost per mile used, it raises some real
> >> questions about just how economical the EV actually is to own and
> support,
> >> doesn't it?
> >> Somewhere along the way, you would need to factor in the expected
> service
> >> life of the EV, the solar system, storage batteries, and other equipment
> >> required, like the expected $20,000 + to replace the EV's battery packs
> in
> >> 5 years.
> >>
> >> On Fri, May 27, 2022 at 12:02 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes <
> >> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> > On Fri, May 27, 2022, at 11:55 AM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote:
> >> > > This is my position. I’m more than wiling to “go green” if it makes
> >> > > good financial sense. At present and for the foreseeable future, it
> >> > > doesn’t. That’s whether it pertains to cars or stationary power
> >> systems.
> >> >
> >> > To me it's like having a septic system instead of utility sewer
> service.
> >> > I'll do it if there's no better option (and I do have a septic system
> at
> >> my
> >> > house) but I'd much rather pay a utility to handle it.
> >> >
> >> > I'd have to see a much-better-than-break-even proposal to be even
> >> slightly
> >> > interested in running my own solar panel rig.
> >> >
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Re: [MBZ] MB diesel education and advice

2022-05-26 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
No LOCAL emissions - their total emissions from harvesting the raw
materials to generating the electricity to charge them is higher than a
Mercedes Diesel.

On Thu, May 26, 2022 at 4:36 PM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> EV have no emissions when driven so that's the benefit.
>
> On Thu, May 26, 2022 at 4:03 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
> > I read an article recently about the massive amount of diesel fuel burned
> > to run the equipment to mine the minerals to make 1 EV battery. Not to
> > mention the soil that must be moved. For the last 30 or 40 years they
> > should have developed more nuclear power and figured out something else
> > besides electric battery powered cars.
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> > > On May 26, 2022, at 2:31 PM, Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes <
> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > EVs are for pussies!
> > >
> > > Sent from my iPhone
> > >
> > >> On May 26, 2022, at 3:07 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > >>
> > >> 6-8 mile commutes are where an EV excels. Electric heat means the
> > cabin is warm quickly and you don't need to worry about range.
> > >> Curt
> > >>
> > >> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
> > >>
> > >> On Thu, May 26, 2022 at 11:31 AM, Allan Streib via Mercedes<
> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:   As I understand it, the important thing
> > with Blue Tec is that the DPF "regeneration" cycle needs time to
> complete.
> > If it's frequently interrupted, you eventually have problems. I don't
> know
> > how long a cycle takes, or if 6-8 miles of driving is enough time. Kevin
> > posted a writeup a while back on someone's woes with Bluetec.
> > >>
> > >> It's not great for any car, gas or diesel, to not get fully warmed up.
> > You really want to get the engine oil and exhaust fully warm to drive out
> > moisture. That said, a 6-8 miles drive twice daily is probably OK
> > especially if some of it is at highway speeds and you're doing occasional
> > longer drives. You might be better off with a gasser though, or (heaven
> > forbid) even an EV for a commute that short.
> > >>
> > >>
> >  On Thu, May 26, 2022, at 10:59 AM, Donald Snook via Mercedes wrote:
> > >>> I have been out of the MB diesel game for too long and can’t keep up
> > on
> > >>> the nomenclature and which ones to avoid.
> > >>>
> > >>> If I was looking for a Mercedes diesel that would get 30+ mpg and is
> > >>> pretty reliable which would I look for?
> > >>>
> > >>> I know the 124 diesel with the 2.5 (602?) is great.  And the 603 is
> > >>> very good too. (Right?)
> > >>>
> > >>> The 606 in the 124 and 210 is also good?
> > >>>
> > >>> Then, the CDI started and the Black Death is a big concern and the
> > blue
> > >>> tec is next.  Someone mentioned the other day that bluetec has its
> own
> > >>> issues — most notably it is not good for relatively short drives like
> > a
> > >>> 10 minute commute.  It really needs to be driven for a while to get
> > >>> everything heated up and working.
> > >>>
> > >>> My cars now get driven to work only 6-8 miles one way. Half of that
> is
> > >>> on the highway - obviously not for long.  Then relatively short trips
> > >>> on the weekend. occasionally we drive long distances over a weekend
> > 600
> > >>> miles or so maybe every few months.
> > >>>
> > >>> So, if I want a fuel efficient MB diesel that doesn’t have to be
> > driven
> > >>> 30 minutes at a time, should I be focused on 124 and 210 with the
> 602,
> > >>> 603, and 606?
> > >>>
> > >>> What was the six cylinder non-turbo that was in the 124 and 210? I
> > >>> remember hearing great things about those.
> > >>>
> > >>> Donald H. Snook
> > >>>
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Re: [MBZ] MB diesel education and advice

2022-05-26 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Of course, so does a bicycle for those distances!

On Thu, May 26, 2022 at 4:39 PM Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> 6-8 mile commutes are where an EV excels. Electric heat means the cabin is
> warm quickly and you don't need to worry about range.
> Curt
>

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Re: [MBZ] MB diesel education and advice

2022-05-26 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
It doesn't matter which fuel an engine burns, if you don't get it up to
temp, you deposit water and combustion byproducts in the oil, which starts
to eat the insides of the engine. I use this stuff because we drive maybe
once every other week:
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/eppages/camguard.php?clickkey=4333

However, if Snook is still trading cars every six months, it's a non-issue
for him. We intend to keep these cars for another ten years, if not till we
die, so I try to take care of them.

I'd go the extra mile looking for a turbo 606 - it's really hard to go back
to an NA Diesel after driving a turbo Diesel for a while.

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> It sounds like you'd be better served with a gas car. With the cost of
> diesel recently and the fact that you're going to short drive it you'll
> carbon up a 60x engine. Get a V8 and enjoy it.
> Curt
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
>
>   On Thu, May 26, 2022 at 11:00 AM, Donald Snook via Mercedes<
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:   I have been out of the MB diesel game for
> too long and can’t keep up on the nomenclature and which ones to avoid.
>
> If I was looking for a Mercedes diesel that would get 30+ mpg and is
> pretty reliable which would I look for?
>
> I know the 124 diesel with the 2.5 (602?) is great.  And the 603 is very
> good too. (Right?)
>
> The 606 in the 124 and 210 is also good?
>
> Then, the CDI started and the Black Death is a big concern and the blue
> tec is next.  Someone mentioned the other day that bluetec has its own
> issues — most notably it is not good for relatively short drives like a 10
> minute commute.  It really needs to be driven for a while to get everything
> heated up and working.
>
> My cars now get driven to work only 6-8 miles one way. Half of that is on
> the highway - obviously not for long.  Then relatively short trips on the
> weekend. occasionally we drive long distances over a weekend 600 miles or
> so maybe every few months.
>
> So, if I want a fuel efficient MB diesel that doesn’t have to be driven 30
> minutes at a time, should I be focused on 124 and 210 with the 602, 603,
> and 606?
>
> What was the six cylinder non-turbo that was in the 124 and 210? I
> remember hearing great things about those.
>
> Donald H. Snook
>
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Re: [MBZ] Morris Minor on BAT

2022-05-26 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
You have to start somewhere --

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> [picking self off the floor] I would never have pegged Grant Mann as a
> Morris Minor type of guy.
>
> On Wed, May 25, 2022 at 11:15 PM G Mann via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Well, that brings back a lot of memories.
> > Long ago, I started collecting a full set of Morris Minor cars. One of
> each
> > model and variant and restored them all to "as new". At the peak of this
> > OCD exercise I had 36. Sold them as a group and moved on to my next auto
> > adventure. [not a complicated car, so once your skill set was honed and
> you
> > had piles of spares {donor cars} a total rebuild did not take long.]
> > Likely the most complex build/restoration was the woody wagon version,
> that
> > required hand forming and fitting each wood piece. Very much on par with
> > doing a classic wood boat as for effort and time.
> > It looks like this convertible brought a handsome price.
> >
> > On Wed, May 25, 2022 at 9:57 AM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > > https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1967-morris-minor-6/
> > >
> > > I briefly owned a similar Morris Oxford sedan when I was in the Peace
> > Corps
> > > in the late 60s.  These were quite common as Fiji was a British colony
> at
> > > the time.  A very basic car, commensurate with my salary of $82/month.
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[MBZ] Mercedes-Benz thinks they can cut the crap

2022-05-24 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Perhaps they want to revive the brand after all?

https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/avoidable-contact-150-mercedes-benz-thinks-they-can-cut-the-crap/ar-AAXFFaL?cvid=f11df3c836324be880cc5eab50a88bba

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Re: [MBZ] Fuel Prices

2022-05-21 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Yes, 6.66 lb/gal for Jet A. 6 lb/gal for 100LL

On Sat, May 21, 2022 at 6:08 PM dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
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> And they do it in pounds, not gallons…
>
> -D
>
> > On May 21, 2022, at 7:06 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > Of course they don't always fill it to the brim. Part of the pre-flight
> is a calculation of how much fuel they need for the trip, potential
> diversions, and final reserve.
> >
> > On Sat, May 21, 2022, at 7:03 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote:
> >> The 737 MAX holds 6878 gallons.
> >>
> >> On Sat, May 21, 2022 at 6:01 PM OK Don  wrote:
> >>
> >>> Over 5000 gallons. The longest runway at that airport is 4500 feet, I
> >>> doubt that a 737 will be operating there.
> >>>
> >>> On Sat, May 21, 2022 at 5:54 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
> >>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> And what does a typical 737 for example hold?
> >>>>
> >>>> Sent from my iPhone
> >>>>
> >>>>> On May 21, 2022, at 5:50 PM, OK Don via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com>
> >>>> wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Just read that someone on an aircraft list just paid $7.41/gallon
> for
> >>>>> 100LL, Jet A was $7.80/gallon at  Shafter, CA. Other airports were
> >>>> $5.50 to
> >>>>> $6.00/gallon
> >>>>>
> >>>>> --
> >>>>> OK Don
> >>>>>
> >>>>> "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time
> to
> >>>>> pause and reflect." Mark Twain
> >>>>>
> >>>>> “Basic research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I am doing.”
> >>>> Wernher
> >>>>> Von Braun
> >>>>> 2013 F150, 18 mpg
> >>>>> 2017 Subaru Legacy, 30 mpg
> >>>>> 1957 C182A, 12 mpg - but at 150 mph!
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> >>>
> >>> "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to
> >>> pause and reflect." Mark Twain
> >>>
> >>> “Basic research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I am doing.”
> Wernher
> >>> Von Braun
> >>> 2013 F150, 18 mpg
> >>> 2017 Subaru Legacy, 30 mpg
> >>> 1957 C182A, 12 mpg - but at 150 mph!
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> OK Don
> >>
> >> "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to
> >> pause and reflect." Mark Twain
> >>
> >> “Basic research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I am doing.”
> Wernher
> >> Von Braun
> >> 2013 F150, 18 mpg
> >> 2017 Subaru Legacy, 30 mpg
> >> 1957 C182A, 12 mpg - but at 150 mph!
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Re: [MBZ] Look at this interior! 300TD Euro

2022-05-21 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Only is the US - at least according to the technical Data books I have for
'89-'93. Every combination was made for someone - depending on the market.
Yes, turbos with manual trannies.

On Sat, May 21, 2022 at 6:06 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes <
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> I thought it was typically turbo -> automatic, NA could also be paired
> with an automatic but often was manual.
>
> Or so I recall Herr Booth saying.
>
> On Sat, May 21, 2022, at 6:25 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote:
> > Didn't some countries in Europe tax cars based on HP?  There were a lot
> of
> > Mercedes sold to the rest of the world either with or without turbos that
> > we only got with turbos.
> >
> > On Sat, May 21, 2022 at 1:52 PM Jim Cathey via Mercedes <
> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> >> > And the 603 is a phenomenal engine, right?
> >>
> >> Yes.  And by 91 it should have the new head and gasket designs.
> >> Not sure why it wasn't turbo, though, as that had been well worked
> >> out years before on the SDL's and the '87 TD in the US.
> >>
> >> -- Jim
> >>
> >>
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> >
> > "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to
> > pause and reflect." Mark Twain
> >
> > “Basic research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I am doing.”
> Wernher
> > Von Braun
> > 2013 F150, 18 mpg
> > 2017 Subaru Legacy, 30 mpg
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Re: [MBZ] Spare Tire Source

2022-05-21 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I put an original spare from a 115 chassis on once - it looked like new,
never been out of the trunk, and the sidewall popped as I let the car down
- just from the weight. I take tire age very seriously now.

On Sat, May 21, 2022 at 6:03 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes <
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> I get that it's old, but I'd probably use it as a spare if the rubber
> still looked good. Not like it's been exposed to the sun and elements.
>
> A skinny temp service spare is only supposed to be used to get you to the
> nearest tire shop, really.
>
>
> On Sat, May 21, 2022, at 4:32 PM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote:
> > I know your penny-pinching is driving your thought process, Mitch, but
> > I’m not putting a 2003 tire into service, even if it’s a spare. It’s a
> > beautiful tire, too, doesn’t appear that it’s ever been used.
> >
> > -D
> >
> >> On May 21, 2022, at 4:19 PM, mitch--- via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> On 2022-05-21 16:10, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote:
> >>> It won’t. The old valve stem is cracked at the base where it comes out
> >>> of the tire.
> >>
> >> So you'd have to break the bead and reach in to insert a new stem.
> >> Probably harder to do with a skinny spare than a real tire.
> >>
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Re: [MBZ] Fuel Prices

2022-05-21 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
The 737 MAX holds 6878 gallons.

On Sat, May 21, 2022 at 6:01 PM OK Don  wrote:

> Over 5000 gallons. The longest runway at that airport is 4500 feet, I
> doubt that a 737 will be operating there.
>
> On Sat, May 21, 2022 at 5:54 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
>> And what does a typical 737 for example hold?
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> > On May 21, 2022, at 5:50 PM, OK Don via Mercedes 
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > Just read that someone on an aircraft list just paid $7.41/gallon for
>> > 100LL, Jet A was $7.80/gallon at  Shafter, CA. Other airports were
>> $5.50 to
>> > $6.00/gallon
>> >
>> > --
>> > OK Don
>> >
>> > "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to
>> > pause and reflect." Mark Twain
>> >
>> > “Basic research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I am doing.”
>> Wernher
>> > Von Braun
>> > 2013 F150, 18 mpg
>> > 2017 Subaru Legacy, 30 mpg
>> > 1957 C182A, 12 mpg - but at 150 mph!
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> --
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>
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> pause and reflect." Mark Twain
>
> “Basic research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I am doing.”  Wernher
> Von Braun
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> 2017 Subaru Legacy, 30 mpg
> 1957 C182A, 12 mpg - but at 150 mph!
>


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Re: [MBZ] Fuel Prices

2022-05-21 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Over 5000 gallons. The longest runway at that airport is 4500 feet, I doubt
that a 737 will be operating there.

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> And what does a typical 737 for example hold?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On May 21, 2022, at 5:50 PM, OK Don via Mercedes 
> wrote:
> >
> > Just read that someone on an aircraft list just paid $7.41/gallon for
> > 100LL, Jet A was $7.80/gallon at  Shafter, CA. Other airports were $5.50
> to
> > $6.00/gallon
> >
> > --
> > OK Don
> >
> > "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to
> > pause and reflect." Mark Twain
> >
> > “Basic research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I am doing.”
> Wernher
> > Von Braun
> > 2013 F150, 18 mpg
> > 2017 Subaru Legacy, 30 mpg
> > 1957 C182A, 12 mpg - but at 150 mph!
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[MBZ] Fuel Prices

2022-05-21 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Just read that someone on an aircraft list just paid $7.41/gallon for
100LL, Jet A was $7.80/gallon at  Shafter, CA. Other airports were $5.50 to
$6.00/gallon

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Re: [MBZ] Look at this interior! 300TD Euro

2022-05-21 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Didn't some countries in Europe tax cars based on HP?  There were a lot of
Mercedes sold to the rest of the world either with or without turbos that
we only got with turbos.

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> > And the 603 is a phenomenal engine, right?
>
> Yes.  And by 91 it should have the new head and gasket designs.
> Not sure why it wasn't turbo, though, as that had been well worked
> out years before on the SDL's and the '87 TD in the US.
>
> -- Jim
>
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Re: [MBZ] Look at this interior! 300TD Euro

2022-05-21 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
It does look nice! The turbo 603 in the SDL we had was a great engine, I
don't know about the NA engine.

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> I think I love this!
>
> https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1991-mercedes-benz-300td-euro/
>
> And the 603 is a phenomenal engine, right?
>
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Re: [MBZ] Car was driving well when it was garaged in 2000. 1959 Mercedes-Benz, $4, 500

2022-05-19 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
This was posted three hours ago, which one of you bought it?

On Thu, May 19, 2022 at 9:18 AM dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
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> This is a good “rolling restoration” sort of project. Martha it, get what
> needs done to make it drivable, enjoy.
>
> -D
>
> > On May 19, 2022, at 10:15 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > Yeah that was my thinking.  probably would not take much to bring it
> back to life and looking good too
> >
> > --FT
> >
> > On 5/19/22 10:06 AM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote:
> >> That’s actually a heck of a deal from the looks of the pictures.
> >>
> >> -D
> >>
> >>
> >>> On May 19, 2022, at 9:57 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes<
> mercedes@okiebenz.com>  wrote:
> >>>
> >>> This looks complete and no rust
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>   Seller's Description
> >>>
> >>> 1959 Mercedes 219 Car was acquired by the seller’s family in the
> 1980s. New paint (in original moss green) and upholstery in the late 1990s.
> Car was driving well when it was garaged in 2000. Odo shows 9678 and has
> turned over at least once. Original Solex carburetor replaced with GM 2G 2
> Jet but original has been retained and is include in the sale along with
> many spare parts, manuals, original tool set, and other items pictured.
> Brakes are currently seized and buyer is responsible for pickup.
> >>>
> >>> https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/5341608405860306
> >>>
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Re: [MBZ] Floating temptress

2022-05-16 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
"Boat - a hole in the water you pour money into."

On Mon, May 16, 2022 at 2:39 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes <
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> On Mon, May 16, 2022, at 2:30 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote:
>
> > The boat is just the beginning. Once you have the boat, you either need
> > a boathouse to keep it in or a storage building at home to keep it in on
> > the trailer. Storing it on the trailer is likely not recommended for a
> > wooden boat as they need to soak up a bit of water or they will leak.
> > You also need a tow vehicle and the name of a boat builder/restorer to
> > call upon whenever it appears to need TLC.
>
> When it comes to owning one, BOAT = Bust Out Another Thousand.
>
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[MBZ] OT: Electric Macaroon

2022-05-15 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Opps - Macaron:
https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/have-you-seen-this-little-green-electric-vehicle-in-okc-it-s-one-of-the-first-in-america/ar-AAXhNJG?ocid=hponeservicefeed=25ca482ef80f4414ab254d0bf6222dcc

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Re: [MBZ] New rubbers

2022-05-13 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
The AWD vehicles I owned (320ML) had no freewheeling of any wheels at any
time. Same with the current Subaru. The donut wheel/tire is for limited use
- just enough to get you to a tire shop, and to be driven at a low speed.
I don't know what the tire diameter difference tolerance is, but I can see
the tire shops not replacing one tire for liability reasons - they don't
want to be replacing differentials.

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> A potential problem with 4WD/AWD vehicles is that some shops will refuse
> to install less than 4 new tires. They claim that there's enough difference
> in diameter on the old tires, either due to wear or because different
> brands are slightly different.
>
> I'm 50:50 on whether it's a scam. I'd say replacing a fairly new tire with
> one of the same brand and size should be OK. And AWD normally only engages
> if the drive wheels are turning faster than the free wheels (i.e.
> slipping), so as long as the new tires are on the drive wheels it should
> generally be OK? 4WD should only be used on loose/slippery surfaces so it
> should not be an issue either.
>
> And there's no way that the donut spare most cars come with is going to be
> exactly the same diameter as the full-service tires but for some reason
> that's not a problem?
>
> Allan
>
>
> On Fri, May 13, 2022, at 1:07 PM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote:
> > It still drives/rides like a truck, I’ll bet. But good tires (weird
> > size, limited offerings) do make a difference.
> >
> > My former ML had Kumhos or some Asian brand. Luckily, my tire guy could
> > get them as I only needed one when I got it.
> >
> > I need to look at what’s on the 2003 ML350. They’re in good shape, but
> > never noticed the brand.
> >
> > -D
> >
> >> On May 13, 2022, at 10:46 AM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> For the 05ML500
> >>
> >> I ordered a set of Kumho Krugen tires from Amazon in the right size
> (they are not real common) and got them installed today. The old ones were
> like 8yo, Lizetti was the brand, cheap but seemed decent. LF started
> shaking like crazy, I thought it had loosed a belt but turned out it had
> thrown a weight and needed 6oz according to the tire shop. I asked them to
> check it out. Anyway it was time to get new tires. Doubled my investment in
> the vehicle!
> >>
> >> Driving home from the shop I can’t believe what a difference. Better
> ride, handling and much quieter even on the beattohell interstate. I was
> thinking on the way up there how rough this thing rides even accounting for
> the imbalance. Transformed. Pretty amazing.
> >>
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Re: [MBZ] OT: My turn to complain about USPS

2022-05-10 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Automation - got to love it.

On Tue, May 10, 2022 at 1:53 PM Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
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> Angie sent a box to her aunt in RI the other day. Today it showed up back
> at our house.
>
> I took it down to the post office, the girl there remembered it but was
> baffled as to why it came back. She eventually decided that some PO sticker
> had torn off the box and so it came back. The payment sticker was still on
> the box, the TO and FROM were still on the box, the tracking was still on
> the box, just some other sticker wasn't...
>
> She assured me it would go out again tonight. I have doubts...
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Re: [MBZ] Another one bites the dust

2022-05-08 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
We have a winner!

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> " May be some kind of natural reaction to *overpopulation*."
>
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Re: [MBZ] Am I correct in my assumption about alternator?

2022-05-08 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
If the connectors are the same as well as the pulley, yes.

On Sun, May 8, 2022 at 12:36 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
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> I just pulled the alternator and I still can’t tell if it’s the pulley
> moving on the shaft or the whole shaft moving. From what I can see I am
> leaning toward the whole shaft moving. Also, when turning it in its
> rotation it has some play that direction as well before it actually turns.
> Going to order a replacement from Rock Auto.
>
> So 90 amp vs 115 amp. The alternator that was on the car is 90 amp. On
> rock auto this is more expensive than the 115amp. In FCP they have the 90
> amp on clearing for less than rock auto has on the 115 amp (a little less).
> Can the 115 be used in place of the 90?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> > On May 8, 2022, at 12:08 PM, G Mann via Mercedes 
> wrote:
> >
> > Tensioner ran for some time without holding the load on alternator
> > pulley within alignment spec.. thus damaged alternator bearings, and the
> > alternator internals are no longer in alignment.
> > Logical cause and effect.
> >
> >
> >> On Sun, May 8, 2022 at 9:55 AM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
> >> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Just finished up this tensioner project on my dads e300. When running at
> >> idle it had a strange intermittent metallic noise almost like timing
> chain
> >> slapping around. I noticed it. Before I started the job. I also noticed
> >> with the belt loose it did not make the noise. I figured it was the
> fubar
> >> tensioner. Back together it’s still doing in. Scratching my head sounds
> >> like it’s coming from the passenger side of the engine. Looking further
> I
> >> noticed the alternator pulley seems to be moving in and out just a
> slight
> >> amount. This must be the noise. I have had the bearings and pulleys go
> out
> >> on a couple of 606’s before requiring a tow. Am I correct this should
> not
> >> be moving like this?
> >>
> >> https://youtube.com/shorts/QIXnf5_ULDQ?feature=share
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[MBZ] OT: largest aircraft makes it's fifth flight

2022-05-07 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Too cool!
https://youtu.be/Y94leShOYcY

https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/worlds-largest-plane-pulls-off-its-latest-flight-test/ar-AAWZS7i?li=BBnb7Kz



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