Re: [MBZ] '73 220 diesel on BAT

2022-05-19 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
That would be, what, 98% of them? By sales and profit most of them are nonexistent. > On May 19, 2022, at 5:21 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes > wrote: > > On Thu, May 19, 2022, at 2:25 PM, Bob Rentfro via Mercedes wrote: >> Insane. Just like everything else these days. > > Was just reading

Re: [MBZ] Wow

2022-05-19 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
I would say the opposite, probably rear ended off center and shoved into the next lane and then t-boned. Driver’s door had to be pried open, but unlatched. Driver side rear door very likely works normally hopefully no one was in the rear passenger side or passenger front, but likely only

Re: [MBZ] Anybody watching the total eclipse of the moon tonight?

2022-05-15 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Sadly thunderstorms and clouds here, else I’d be out there with my cameras. Peter > On May 15, 2022, at 10:01 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes > wrote: > > Cloudy here as well > > Sent from my iPhone > >> On May 15, 2022, at 10:00 PM, mitch--- via Mercedes >> wrote: >> >> Raining here.

Re: [MBZ] I’m not even going to comment on this

2022-05-07 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Lol, if you don’t wash all the glycerol out, the residual hydroxide will make a real mess of the injection system. Not really a back yard production idea. Peter > On May 6, 2022, at 10:38 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes > wrote: > > I'll stick to making pepper jelly. > > On Fri, May 6,

Re: [MBZ] OT - How My Day Started

2022-05-06 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Lol, that’s like the second one I hit. Walked into the road in front of me, saw it coming so I stood on the brakes hard. Busted the turn signal cover and tore the duct for the oil cooler, and probably pushed the fender back a bit, but nothing serious. Deer, however, was thrashing around in

Re: [MBZ] Oh wow I might have to have this

2022-04-30 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
I believe the 240 was always a W123, the 220 only lasted until 1974. Might have been a 240 for the last couple years (73 and 74), but the W123 came out in 75 as the 240, the 300 W123 was I think 1976. At least until 72 the W115 was a pull knob start, and I think that was true until the

Re: [MBZ] OT: Ford F150 5 speed

2022-04-15 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Just needs a new starter solenoid most likely. > On Apr 15, 2022, at 7:33 AM, Jim Cathey via Mercedes > wrote: > >> I was thinking this might be a good deal for when I need a truck until I >> read "starts with pliers" > > It looks like a good basic truck. Is it really a 6-cyl with 5sp

Re: [MBZ] Dead battery

2022-04-02 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Very likely a voltage regulator in the alternator going bad. Has happened to me a couple times now. If you drive at night you will see a dim glow on the alternator warning light, nothing more. Also, check to make sure the courtesy relay isn’t bad, it will draw an amp or so with the lights

Re: [MBZ] Inop battery charger

2022-03-25 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Most likely dead electrolytic capacitors or an open rectifier diode. There may be a fuse as well. > On Mar 25, 2022, at 5:53 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes > wrote: > > I have this old Sears battery charger that I have had a long time. Always > worked fine then one day it didn’t. I

Re: [MBZ] OT: 2022 as a year for finishing up old projects

2022-03-24 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Also check the exhaust for obstructions, there is usually a spark/flame arrester in the muffler that will carbon up and prevent proper running. I nearly killed myself trying to start a weed eater my brother gave me, would start and run a few seconds and then stop. Cleaned the carb, fresh

Re: [MBZ] Retired

2022-03-24 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Congratulations on living long enough to retire! I have a couple years to go yet for financial reasons, although I qualify for full SSS in June. Have to make up for all those years of college and graduate school. Peter > On Mar 24, 2022, at 5:08 PM, Bob Rentfro via Mercedes > wrote: > >

Re: [MBZ] I guess the gorilla tape bumper repair will be all SWMBO gets

2022-03-01 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Dash cam, worth it’s weight in gold. > On Mar 1, 2022, at 5:50 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes > wrote: > > Basically what the story is she was driving in the left and dude with trailer > was in right lane. He allegedly swerved into her lane while passing on the > right and his trailer

Re: [MBZ] OT gas water heater, pilot won't stay lit

2022-02-20 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
I had to try two different ones on the furnace in the garage to get the pilot to stay on. I suspect the problem is the connection end, but it’s possible for the actual thermocouple to not generate enough current. Better than the modern electronic one that fail because the overheat protection

Re: [MBZ] Cell phones

2022-02-15 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
There is very little speed advantage except at the very high (and very short range) frequencies, which also do not penetrate glass or wood or brick/concrete. I don’t see any real improvement in service any time soon, especially for rural areas. 1x was great for actual telephone service, as

Re: [MBZ] Garage heating options

2022-01-27 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Heated floor is the way to go, takes less heat to stay warm and you don’t get condensation of the floor in the spring. > On Jan 27, 2022, at 2:40 PM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes > wrote: > > If I were building a shop from scratch, I would put hydronic heating in the > concrete floor, with an OWB

Re: [MBZ] 722.9 4matic transfer case rebuild surprisingly easy

2022-01-25 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
The problem with Mercedes automatics is that, unlike earlier domestic ones, they usually have some incredible amount of mileage on them before they require work. My 300D has gotten flaky, first time i’ve had issues with a Benz auto, and it has at least 400K miles on it. That means that it’s

Re: [MBZ] car is bored over .30 with comp cams lifters. 2001 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 55 Sedan 4D, $1, 234

2022-01-23 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
You can bore them, but you have to know what you are doing and how to etch the aluminum away from the silicon “liner” material so you get proper oiling of the cylinder walls. My buddy Hans had one done a while back (20 years or so) when someone overheated a 560 badly and scored the cylinder

Re: [MBZ] 87 300D tach & cluster lights

2022-01-10 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Check the connector on the back of the engine for the crank position sensor (which can also be bad). Idle will be erratic if that sensor or the connector is bad. Peter On Jan 4, 2022, at 9:40 PM, Curley McLain via Mercedes wrote: > The tach is squirrelly in the 87 300D. It has been constantly

Re: [MBZ] Got plates on the E500

2022-01-09 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
My brother has it's twin. Just did the front end last year -- struts and control arms. Peter On Jan 9, 2022, at 4:31 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes wrote: > And a wash and wax on a 70F January day. Looks quite spiffy for boring beige. > It’s a quite nice car. Needs new front tires

Re: [MBZ] OT: When lithium batteries as cargo goes wrong...

2022-01-09 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
This is one of the theories concerning the loss of that Malaysian Air 777 -- it was KNOWN to have a large shipment of lithium ion batteries on board, loaded right up against the partition separating the cargo from the electronics. There was a fire on a stationary 777 not long before is a

Re: [MBZ] It's an electrical topic but I'm a woman and I don't have time to deal with this. 2007 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, $4, 100

2022-01-08 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Lol, I don't think being a woman has anything to do with not having time (or ability, or in fact possibility) to deal with electrical problems on modern cars. They are usually actually computer problems and often unsolvable Peter On Jan 8, 2022, at 11:27 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Is it true this time?

2021-12-31 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Unless I get cancer, I'm likely to last a very long time myself, Mom passed away last year at 97, her sister lived to 97, colon cancer got her brother at 80 something, not an issue today if you get your colonoscopies on time. I've already outlived by dad, dead at 51 from heart disease, just

Re: [MBZ] waste oil burners

2021-12-31 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
My buddy has an oil burner in his shop, that's where all my used oil goes. Works like a regular furnace, only thing is that you must clean the ash out regularly. His was completely plugged when he bought the place, quite a mess. I'd buy a commercially made one if possible, they work better

Re: [MBZ] 70F here today, polishing headlights on E500

2021-12-25 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Get some 40mil protective film and apply, that way when they turn foggy and brown again you can just peel off the film and put on fresh rather than polish the lens again. I did one repair on my Golf and then bought glass covers to replace the plastic. Vastly superior. Don't know if there are

Re: [MBZ] Need Idle Adjustment?

2021-12-18 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Probably needs mainfold seals and throttle body boot, it's impossible to set the idle mix with those leaking. Also prone to bad wires on the temp sensor (the issue with my TE at the moment, need to fix that). Not many tech left who know these any more. Peter On Dec 18, 2021, at 9:04 AM,

Re: [MBZ] Uhhh this isn’t suspicious at all

2021-12-17 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Stolen for sure. On Dec 17, 2021, at 5:37 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote: > 1988 Mercedes Benz 300te station wagon > > https://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/pts/d/oklahoma-city-1988-mercedes-benz-300te/7421550580.html > > > Sent from my iPhone > > ___

Re: [MBZ] OT - Home Interior Finish Issue

2021-12-15 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Ugh, I have that stuff in my house too, but at least it's cherry and pretty nice and staying up. There is one more (expensive) proposition, since these are interior walls, and that is to pull it all down and replace it. Last resort, I think, but better than having all the door trim shimmed

Re: [MBZ] KC135 Trivia Was RE: OT - Reboot Your Aircraft

2021-12-05 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
P3 Orion is the military version of the Lockheed Electra II, and the C-130 Hercules is the high wing version (different fuselage, essentially the same wing). It was designed as the "first class service" airplane when jets were not reliable enough for passenger plane use, I think around 1952.

Re: [MBZ] KC135 Trivia Was RE: OT - Reboot Your Aircraft

2021-12-05 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
KC boom could tow an unpowered fighter, done several times in > SEA. > > On\, December 4, 2021 6:59 PM, Peter Frederick wrote > > Good thing my high end hearing isn't good anyway then! Turbojets scream > something aweful! > > On Dec 4, 2021, at 5:52 PM, Scott Ritchey via

Re: [MBZ] Barn Find 1969 Mercedes 220 Diesel

2021-12-05 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Those are diaphragm type pumps run by a plunger, not a set of rollers. If you don't get the bolt right, they clank. On Dec 4, 2021, at 6:30 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: > Ah, yes. I forgot that. I did have to rebuild the vacuum pump on my 220D, > but I don't remember why. > > On Sat, Dec

Re: [MBZ] OT - Reboot Your Aircraft

2021-12-04 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
From: Mercedes On Behalf Of Peter Frederick via Mercedes > Sent: Saturday, December 4, 2021 6:37 PM > To: Mercedes Discussion List > Cc: Peter Frederick > Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT - Reboot Your Aircraft > > All the low bypass turbojets are noisy. I flew in a British

Re: [MBZ] OT - Reboot Your Aircraft

2021-12-04 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
I've heard it called Jack Welch disease, but it's really Bably Boomer Tantrum disease. Long term planning doesn't extend past tomorrow at breakfast, and squeezing money out at any cost is all that counts., once the husk is dry you sell the company and buy another. The only thing that counts

Re: [MBZ] OT - Reboot Your Aircraft

2021-12-04 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
recall. > > -D > >> On Dec 4, 2021, at 4:13 PM, Peter Frederick via Mercedes >> wrote: >> >> The L-1011 was probably the best of that generation, sadly it never sold >> as well as the DC-10, which was NOT the best of that generation. >> >&

Re: [MBZ] OT - Reboot Your Aircraft

2021-12-04 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
ill flying 707s. > I flew them a couple times. Noisy as heck as I recall. > > -D > >> On Dec 4, 2021, at 4:13 PM, Peter Frederick via Mercedes >> wrote: >> >> The L-1011 was probably the best of that generation, sadly it never sold >> as well as the DC-

Re: [MBZ] OT - Reboot Your Aircraft

2021-12-04 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
The L-1011 was probably the best of that generation, sadly it never sold as well as the DC-10, which was NOT the best of that generation. Beautiful aircraft, and I've heard it was nice to fly as well. On Dec 4, 2021, at 4:54 PM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote: > I flew on N194AT and

Re: [MBZ] Old people problems

2021-11-29 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Been there, done that. Far better than dying of preventable colon cancer, like my Uncle did 30 years ago. Still not something I look forward to though. On Nov 29, 2021, at 9:56 AM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote: > It’s that season of life, tomorrow morning is colonoscopy time. For the

Re: [MBZ] OT: How long have you been here? Csn you remember?

2021-11-25 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
I came to the list via the W108 discussion groups some years back. My 108 has been gone a few years now — mostly gone below the belt line, fenders, doors, suspension mounts, trunk floor, rockers, passenger floor. It was fun while it lasted! Guess I’ve been around at least ten years, maybe 15

Re: [MBZ] OT The Chip That Changed the World,Most of the wealth created since 1971 is a result of Intel’s 4004 microprocessor.

2021-11-16 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
The 4004 was a good chip for 1971. There were others, but the 4004 was adopted by NASA I believe for hand held calculators, and being made in large quantities (for the time) and not a proprietary military chip, became the basis for a lot of early small computers. Mainframes at the time had a

Re: [MBZ] The joys of life with a W115

2021-11-08 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Even on a lift you get oil all over. My friend Hans used to complain about it all the time. On Nov 8, 2021, at 3:43 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote: > It’s been many years since I have changed the oil in a 115 but I usually end > up with oil all down my arm. Not fun. > > Sent from my

Re: [MBZ] 300TE

2021-11-07 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
You can get a DUI on a lawn mower here (plus it's illegal to use one as a motor vehicle). I'm not sure about a DUI on a horse, as the horse can do the driving it it knows where it's going -- and they usually do if it's a regular route. Won't save you from a public intoxication charge though.

Re: [MBZ] 300TE

2021-11-07 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
ome price would be? Should 277K i’m aW124 give me > pause? > > AZBob > > Sent from my iPhone > >> On Nov 6, 2021, at 8:46 AM, Peter Frederick via Mercedes >> wrote: >> >> If hte evaporator is bad (rather ;likely) and the reason the AC doesn't >

Re: [MBZ] 300TE

2021-11-06 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
If hte evaporator is bad (rather ;likely) and the reason the AC doesn't work, you are looking at a huge job to replace it. I did the one in theTE (and still don't have AC) and it took me an entire weekend. If i's a compressor seal or a bad condenser it's easy, and you can have the hose

Re: [MBZ] Dune

2021-11-04 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Frank Herbert was ahead of his time with that. I'm not a "believer" in computers or AI -- which is really a fast computer and an ever-growing lookup table programmed to pattern match. No intelligence implied or intended, and it can go VERY wrong. Facial recognition and self driving vehicles

Re: [MBZ] Dune

2021-10-31 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
I read the whole series when it was new, and was disappointed with the later books. Author bit off more than he could chew, I think. Re-reading them a few years ago they came across as very adolescent. The original movie was worthless, wrong director and butchered script. book is way to

Re: [MBZ] Why bother

2021-10-23 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
the > whole deal. Was actually probably easier to do that than fool with it under > the car > > --FT > Sent from iFōn > >> On Oct 23, 2021, at 12:23 PM, Peter Frederick via Mercedes >> wrote: >> >> On several Benz models it is nearly impossible to remo

Re: [MBZ] Why bother

2021-10-23 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
On several Benz models it is nearly impossible to remove the transmission from the engine in the car. My brother's 75 W114 was like that, had two upper transmission bolts missing, you can get them out but not back in with the engine in the car. Less likely to drop the transmission of a jack

Re: [MBZ] Turned in my notice

2021-10-22 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
This reminds me of a story a friend of mine told about his experiences with American telephone systems. Got new management (probably a merger) and they went through making waves and the local manager was an ass. Had a big meeting about staffing, and my buddy, who isn't afraid of much, poked

[MBZ] Lost some friends today.

2021-10-21 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Been a sad day here, my 10 year old tomcat was having trouble breathing this evening when I came up from the garage and passed away on the trip to the emergency vet clinic. Vet said it was probably heart disease complicated by blood clots, and probably a pulmonary embolism. He was pretty fat,

Re: [MBZ] VDO mechanical odometers

2021-10-10 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Absolutely not. Will cause more friction than running dry. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] VDO mechanical odometers

2021-10-10 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
That should work. Main point is to get the zinc gear to drive the rest of them. Fails at high mileage because there is more pressure on the gear when all the digits have to move. Easy enough to pull the shaft back enough to get the loctite into the hole, then push it in and spin it to spread

Re: [MBZ] aiming headlights

2021-10-08 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
I'm in the process of getting the headlights on the new Golf somewhere near correct. Set way high when I got it, and I have to pull the bumper cover this weekend to remove one headlight and get the high beam bulb set correctly (no room, pulled the bulb and then can't ge it back in place)

Re: [MBZ] VDO mechanical odometers

2021-09-29 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Typically the zinc gear at the right end (miles or tenths) that drives the odometer has started slipping. The proper fix is a new gear -- pull the driving shaft to the left without letting any of the other wheels move, remove old gear and press the shaft into the new one at the correct depth.

Re: [MBZ] How to jumpstart an Airbus?

2021-09-20 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Closest I've been to that is trying to leave Chicago for Xmas a while back. Plane was parked stern to the 40 mph 5F wind, wouldn't start, had to wait for the boost cart. Took forever, the ground crew could only be out 15 min at a time or so, frozen de-icer everywhere. Terminal was icy, every

Re: [MBZ] OT: Don't see these too often

2021-09-15 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
I don't know, when the heater levers actually moved, those old VWs would cook food in the back seat. Only on the highway, of course. I used to crack the drivers vent window, that would greatly increase the heat flow. needless to say, ours were pretty rusted up, my sister drove it at Purdue

Re: [MBZ] OT: VDO mechanical clock cleaning/lubrication

2021-09-13 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Unless you have experience with clockworks, I'd leave it alone. They are very well sealed and don't seem to collect dust and dirt, and if it's keeping time the lubricants are good. It's a simple clock, wound as described with a fairly soft spring, so low loading. If you do want to lubricate

Re: [MBZ] OT Collector value is easily 3x this price.1988 Jaguar XJS Convertible 2D, $5, 000

2021-09-11 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Fire hazard. My friend worked on one (under duress, long term customer) and said it was both a nightmare and underpowered compared to his 560. Saw it burned out on the side of the road a few months later. The V12 had a number of issues, first being that it was stuffed into a vehicle designed

Re: [MBZ] Not Pretty, But...

2021-08-30 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
We had a 4.3L in the work van I ended up using for a while after it wasn't usable on the sample collection routes. By 350,000 miles (and 300k or so on the engine, the original puked early and was replaced under warrenty I think) it was running OK but pretty weak. Wouldn't start hot without a

Re: [MBZ] Soldering irons

2021-08-24 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
That one isn't bad, but you can get, for a few more dollars, one with a digital readout. Easier to control since you can set it properly, and typically they all use Weller type screw-on tips. I got one with hot air two for adventures in surface mount repair, which so far has been pretty

Re: [MBZ] OT - Locomotive Power

2021-08-22 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Diesel electric locomotives have had remote operation since the 50's I think. Servo linked controls in the "remote" engines so the act just like the lead engine. Big multi-conductor cable next to the pneumatic brake hose on all cars. Been standardized for a very long time. Peter

Re: [MBZ] OT: Garage door mayhem

2021-08-19 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
You may want to replace the capcitors in the power supply for the motor head, I'm finding all sorts of issues cured by clean DC. Easy to check with an oscilloscope, if there is significant AC on the filter cap for the circuit boards it's gonna act strange.

Re: [MBZ] OT: Film

2021-08-18 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
The Noctilux was designed to be used wide open in high contrast light, especially street photography. I think Canon had a similar lens with a max aperature of 0.95, also low contrast. Stays soft even at f5.6 too. Minimal image curvature wide open too with little distortion. That's why you

Re: [MBZ] OT: Film

2021-08-18 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
I have an ancient Zeiss folder (pre-war) that takes 645 size images, and it was mediocre when I got it. While I was living in Canada, I got to poking around and discovered that the open surfaces of the Cooke Triplet lens had gotten fogged from the lubricant in the focusing helicoid.

Re: [MBZ] OT: Ghia notes - now electrical

2021-08-15 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
You are correct. Probably a rusty harness connector somewhere. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] Engine is locked up in the Mercedes 2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML 350 Edition Sport Utility 4D, $3, 200

2021-08-11 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Need to verify that it's the engine and not a locked up starter.. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] 1972 250C - 47k miles - $10,000

2021-08-06 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Only California cars had emissions controls in 72 that affected operation. Positive crankcase ventilation started in 65 I think, don't remember, and evaporative emissions controls in 68 but no charcoal canister yet. 73 was the year EGR was required, catalysts started appearing in 74. Crash

Re: [MBZ] Roof replacement and USAA

2021-08-05 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
I put metal shingles on my roof a while back, 16K. 30 year shingles were 9k, I'm happy to have a very nice roof with a 50 year warrenty on it. I had Metro shingles put one, special ordered white ones to cut down on the heat in the summer. lowered the electric bill some, and it's dead quiet

Re: [MBZ] Variation/accuracy in feeler gauges

2021-08-04 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Either the KD Tools is mis-marked or it's gorssy inaccurate. 0.15mm is 0.005905", so 0.006 is a s close as you are going to get with hand tools. Might want to check a couple more "leaves" on the KD Tools set, if they are out too throw it out. Decent feeler gauges aren't that expensive and

Re: [MBZ] Chimney plaster repair.

2021-07-30 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Interior chimney, interesting. Usually those on an outside wall are outside of the house. Nice job, should last a very long time. However, I personally would check the cap and brickwork above the roof -- I expect the plaster failed due to water intrusion. My brother and I put new caps on

Re: [MBZ] Dead tree

2021-07-27 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Farm fields locally growing soybeans? Dicamba. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] NC Covid shots

2021-07-25 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Covid on Dec 20th, vaccine Feb 2nd. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] NC Covid shots

2021-07-25 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
I don't think anyone, anywhere, has had a reaction to the vaccine that was worse than even a mild case of CoVid. Typical reaction is a sore arm for a day, worst I've heard of is feeling really sick for 12 hrs or so. When I got it, I felt like crap for a week. high temp, sweats, lost my sense

Re: [MBZ] Hiccup with the LB7

2021-07-25 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
sounds like the infamous suction side air leak on the OM617s. If there is a feed pump in the tank, check for a minor leak somewhere that will let the fuel leak out and air leak in while sitting, could be anywhere before the pressure pump. ___

Re: [MBZ] OT residential air conditioner issue

2021-07-23 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Check to make sure you don't have a leak in the delivery side blowing on the return duct, as a cold wall on the return will cause condensation on the inside. Only thing I can think of other than a plumbing leak upstairs that is somehow making it's way into the return. Just had another thought,

Re: [MBZ] It’s hitting the fan

2021-07-19 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Sound like "Hatchet Al" destroying companies right and left. Send out your resume, no need to wait. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] ML350 hits a tree

2021-07-18 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Sounds like the two kids who killed themselves in a Chrysler 300 a year or two ago up the road from me. Road is narrow, a bit twisty, and has a negative bank on a left/right S turn. Kids went airborne and hit a maple tree three feet in diameter, both died on impact. Probably doing 80 or

Re: [MBZ] Something you don’t see often

2021-07-17 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Holy bat droppings, someone regularly flew a 747 into Guatemala City? Yipes, I'll never forget that landing in a 727 in 1966. Flying up a ravine watching the ground rise FAST and more and more and more flaps kept coming out of the wing. Probably had to use 90 degrees of flap to land a 747

Re: [MBZ] 1993 Mercedes Benz 300 SE bulletproof windows!!!!! - $2, 900 (Charlotte)

2021-07-16 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Double glass. Lexus had the same thing about that time. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] Something you don’t see often

2021-07-16 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Yeah, that 747 was something else. I had the best and the worst seats in Tourist class on a trip to Germany -- back in those days you got your seat assignment at checkin, and I had lots of time in Chicago on the way over. Got a nice seat in the emergency exit row over the wing, a row of

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D rough running / tachometer

2021-07-15 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Between engine and firewall. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] OT - Electrical Distribution Panel Relocation

2021-07-14 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
My father would have shit bricks if he saw something like that. If you are going to jumper outlets, you strip a portion of wire to go under the screw, you don't put wire nuts on. Same thing for equipment ground, one wire all the way back to the ground rail in the box, no splices, ever. He

Re: [MBZ] W124 300D rough running / tachometer

2021-07-13 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Crank position sensor is bad or the connection behind the head is corroded. Runs rough because it's on the mechanical idle, not the computer controlled idle, and the tach is driven off that signal. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] 1973 450SL - 109k miles - $9,000

2021-07-09 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Started out in 72 as a 350, but the 3.5L was really difficult to get to pass the 1973 emissions standards without losing too much HP, so MB put the 4.5L in it. Got catalytic converters in 74 for Cali and 75 for the rest of the US, and the low power cams.

Re: [MBZ] OT Electric Vehicles On Collision Course With Reality

2021-07-02 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Bulk freight, not parcel freight, and never scheduled. We still move way to much stuff by truck. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] OT Electric Vehicles On Collision Course With Reality

2021-07-02 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
No, the freight rail issue was the railroads trying to get a monopoly and shut everyone else down. Huge shipping rate wars resulted in the collapse of the rail beds and operations because they weren't making enough money, in spite of being able to legally cooperate on setting rates. Corporate

Re: [MBZ] OT Electric Vehicles On Collision Course With Reality

2021-07-02 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Having been in Europe long enough, I'd much rather take the train on a trip. Back before the suburban craze, every city had good transportation systems, LA was superb. Naturally, GM bought it and shut is down ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list

Re: [MBZ] OT Electric Vehicles On Collision Course With Reality

2021-07-02 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
As I have said for decades, the actual solution to using carbon fuels is to quit driving and doing things like mowing huge lawns. Electric just pushes the carbon use off to another place. The correct solution, as I see it, to too many cars burning fossil fuels is to re-build our cities to

Re: [MBZ] 1976 450SEL (needs some work) - 149k miles - $3,150

2021-06-27 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Cloth upholstery was either standard or an option in Germany. According to my friend Hans it was preferred over leather because it lasts better and doesn't get so hot in the summer. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] Deep in a duramax injector job

2021-06-26 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Those engines are a nightmare to work on according to my nephew who has a degree in diesel maintenance. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] Shop/garage LED lights

2021-06-26 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
I just put in three type A LED replacement bulbs in my basement fixtures. A lot more light, and probably half the power usage. More expensive that rewiring the fixtures. but quick and easy. I may have to clean that bench off and use it now. ___

Re: [MBZ] stalls out and will not restart until it has sat overnight. 1988 Mercedes-Benz 300sel, $1, 350

2021-06-25 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Fuel injection issue likely. May be simple, may be a fuel distributor. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] It has Chevy engine and transmission in it. 1972 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, $12, 334

2021-06-19 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
There is one of these parked locally. Floor pan has fallen out in the last six months, so there really isn't anything left to restore. Saw one driving here 15 years ago or so, might even be the same one. 1972 only, tiny Euro style bumpers. ___

Re: [MBZ] Diesel black smoke

2021-06-17 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Could be bad injectors, but check the EGR system -- EGT on when it should not be can make amazing smoke. Low power too. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] W124 rear brake job

2021-05-30 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
The coating is meant to be left on, it's some sort of rust prevention that is hard enough to wear off very quickly and not damage pads. It's there to replace the cosmoline that requires volatile solvents to remove. Reduces volatile emission and the hassle of cleaning the rotors. I love it,

Re: [MBZ] RIP Golf TDI

2021-05-12 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Lol, I wish I could blame it on a wild driver, but he seemed to be a very down to earth and reasonable guy. Traveling welder currently working at the plant next to where I work, living in the campground down the road. Hopefully damage to his truck is minimal.

Re: [MBZ] RIP Golf TDI

2021-05-11 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Randy: Indeed, 2016 Dodge Ram. Early enough he didn't have headlights on and blended into the trees along the road there. Peter ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options

[MBZ] RIP Golf TDI

2021-05-10 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
I was heading home from the grocery today after work and managed to miss a big black pickup flying down the road a couple hundred feet from home and got hit on the right front of the Golf. Ripped the bumper off, tore off the frame stub,and so forth. Can't imagine it's not totalled, and I was

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

2021-05-07 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Usual cause is a sticky governor, not sure how it works on a Lawnboy though. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] Blood thinners etc

2021-05-06 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
Coumadin and Xarelto have different mechanisms of action I believe, and while I don't know much about the actual condition you have, I would assume coumadin is more effective in that situation that other anti-coagulants. Same reason the blood clots that are associated with the J vaccine

Re: [MBZ] OT THis is crazy SanDisk 200GB Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card with Adapter $22.49

2021-04-30 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
To my mind the real problem is far to much computer control of things simple switches and mechanical "computers" can do far more cheaply, reliably, and repairably. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To

Re: [MBZ] 560 SEL

2021-04-15 Thread Peter Frederick via Mercedes
W126 has a 30 gal. tank. My brother got 28 mpg on the highway with his SDL, so had enormous range. At 14, about 400 miles or so, which isn't too bad. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or

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