Re: [MBZ] W123 Oil cooler

2022-05-18 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Could likely make a tranny cooler work or, lots of newer non Mercedes vehicles have oil coolers, so there are parts that would work with some modifications. On 17/05/2022 8:46 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote: Geez what are you supposed to do if you need to replace the cooler? Sent

Re: [MBZ] Diesel prices going back up

2022-05-17 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
I wonder how large the bonuses will be for oil company executives this year? Randy On 16/05/2022 6:21 PM, mitch--- via Mercedes wrote: There it goes again! My town has 4.599 regular at every station. Substitute your zip code for 48813 in the link and cry along with me.

Re: [MBZ] Floating temptress

2022-05-17 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
I don't think so. We have 4 boats at the moment and think about acquiring more. Randy On 16/05/2022 7:52 PM, Kevin Kraly via Mercedes wrote: Do you know the two happiest days in a boat owner’s life? The day it’s purchased and the day it’s SOLD!! Kevin, former boat owner, in Lexington, NC

Re: [MBZ] Floating temptress

2022-05-16 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 16/05/2022 2:07 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: I took a ride in one of these on the Hudson River near Poughkeepsie when I was a kid, one of the most memorable keepsakes from childhood. I wonder what it's worth...

Re: [MBZ] 2021 Metris Getaway Camper Peace Van - 2500 miles - $85, 000

2022-05-13 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Suddenly noticed the current price of fuel? On 12/05/2022 9:50 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote: Do you suppose he just came home with it one day and said "Surprise! Look what I bought!" Otherwise I have trouble with seeing how a family decides to spend nearly $100K on a camper "Peace

Re: [MBZ] There's a Reason Why They Call Them "Crap-Class"

2022-05-13 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Terrible useless ad. He tells you it is broken and an easy fix but doesn't bother to tell you what needs to be repaired. If it is an easy fix, why doesn't he fix it before selling it? Stupid. On 12/05/2022 11:04 PM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote:

Re: [MBZ] 178 in a SUV down I-95

2022-05-11 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
I  don't think I would want to catch them with that at 150 mph. On 11/05/2022 4:49 PM, mitch--- via Mercedes wrote: On 2022-05-11 17:41, Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote: I was sort of thinking that rather than a drone, they should have some sort of missile to shoot at the perps. https

Re: [MBZ] 178 in a SUV down I-95

2022-05-11 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
enforcement portal on the manufacturer's website, and click a button to disable the car. On Wed, May 11, 2022, at 5:41 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote: I was sort of thinking that rather than a drone, they should have some sort of missile to shoot at the perps. On 11/05/2022 4:29 PM, Floyd

Re: [MBZ] 178 in a SUV down I-95

2022-05-11 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
I was sort of thinking that rather than a drone, they should have some sort of missile to shoot at the perps. On 11/05/2022 4:29 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote: A powerful short-range EMP emitter would be fun to use, fry them suckers up! --FT On 5/11/22 4:54 PM, mitch--- via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] It cost me nearly $90 to fill the e300 today

2022-05-06 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 05/05/2022 6:49 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote: The price difference between gas and diesel has me thinking about switch over to one of my M112 powered vehicles. Time to dump all those diesels cheap and use the money for a down payment on a Prius.

Re: [MBZ] Hasn’t been started in in some time, but ran fine before. 1976 Mercedes Benz 240D - $5,499 (St Petersburg)

2022-05-05 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
the followers and the cam in time. How much time depends on how deep the rust was. YMMV. On Thu, May 5, 2022 at 2:54 PM Randy Bennell via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: On 04/05/2022 6:24 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: Starting a car that has been sitting and having its engine bei

Re: [MBZ] Hasn’t been started in in some time, but ran fine before. 1976 Mercedes Benz 240D - $5,499 (St Petersburg)

2022-05-05 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 04/05/2022 6:24 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: Starting a car that has been sitting and having its engine being "OK" are two different things. One of the big killers is rust on the cam from the oil having drained off. The rust grinds the cam followers shedding metal into the engine. Yes, it's

Re: [MBZ] Hasn’t been started in in some time, but ran fine before. 1976 Mercedes Benz 240D - $5,499 (St Petersburg)

2022-05-04 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Probably not an issue. Remember the 2 barn finds that Kaleb got recently. I believe he was able to start both of them. Randy On 04/05/2022 11:56 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: Color is nice but how long since it last ran? On Wed, May 4, 2022 at 8:59 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Diesel prices going back up

2022-05-03 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 03/05/2022 8:02 AM, Bob Rentfro via Mercedes wrote: I just paid $6.49 for diesel in San Diego. $85 to fill the Passat. Dumb. AZBob At least that diesel Passat should get good mileage. Randy ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] Walmart AGM battery

2022-04-30 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
BUT, how much time have you wasted on this battery? Your time is worth something. Randy On 29/04/2022 8:06 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote: Walmart seems to be the cheapest place to get batteries these days. This battery was in a car I bought but went completely dead.  I am not sure

Re: [MBZ] Missing engine cover

2022-04-30 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
the deal then you deserve to get fleeced on some other deal. But it’s your dineros and you’re free to spend it in whatever way makes you happy. --FT Sent from iFōn On Apr 29, 2022, at 4:00 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote: The real question is whether the cover will fit with the K air

Re: [MBZ] Missing engine cover

2022-04-29 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Randy Bennell via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: So, then cough up the extra money and put a new cover on it. Get on with life. Randy On 29/04/2022 2:42 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: Thanks. To answer Randy, I like the color but there are other E250s available at highe

Re: [MBZ] Missing engine cover

2022-04-29 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
So, then cough up the extra money and put a new cover on it. Get on with life. Randy On 29/04/2022 2:42 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: Thanks. To answer Randy, I like the color but there are other E250s available at higher cost that are complete. I would definitely get a PPI

Re: [MBZ] BAT insanity

2022-04-29 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
:09 PM Randy Bennell via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: Low mileage would be a plus if you wanted a car of that vintage and style. If you can afford it, you won't care what it costs. On 28/04/2022 10:18 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: I would not have paid $31,000 for a

Re: [MBZ] Missing engine cover

2022-04-29 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
I truly doubt that. It looks as though it would do the exact opposite. On 29/04/2022 8:41 AM, Dwight Giles via Mercedes wrote: I am at my MB indies now. he said cover is important for air flow cooling On Fri, Apr 29, 2022, 9:39 AM dan penoff.com via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

Re: [MBZ] BAT insanity

2022-04-29 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Low mileage would be a plus if you wanted a car of that vintage and style. If you can afford it, you won't care what it costs. On 28/04/2022 10:18 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: I would not have paid $31,000 for any car just because it has low mileage. On Thu, Apr 28, 2022, 6:47

Re: [MBZ] Missing engine cover

2022-04-29 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 28/04/2022 10:36 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: I'm potentially interested in a 2014 E250 Bluetec sedan at a small dealership. For SWMBO. Very nice car, has the features that we want and it's a pretty color, but it's missing its engine cover. I looked at the carfax report and it

Re: [MBZ] Manual transmission RUSTY floor pans are shot don't recommend lifting it. 1977 Mercedes-Benz 240d, $2, 100

2022-04-25 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Parts Car so too expensive at $2K On 25/04/2022 8:57 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1965338763652768 ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or

Re: [MBZ] Why?

2022-04-13 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
I kind of like it. There are things I would have done differently. I don't like the red piping in the upholstery. It would look better in the one tan colour. I don't really care for the massive console but I could probably live with it. They appear to have done a nice job of it. I wonder what

Re: [MBZ] Interstate Gator

2022-04-12 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
I think I would go back to the dealer and get it up on a hoist so you can see if there is anything else that got whacked. Wouldn't think it should be too expensive to have them button it up. Bad luck but hopefully minimal damage. A few years back I had a Honda Civic for a bit. Would probably

Re: [MBZ] WARNING!!!! 30 in rims Brand New Sound systems 2001 Mercedes-Benz s-class S 500 Sedan 4D, $8, 000

2022-04-12 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 12/04/2022 5:17 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote: Rolled (i.e., cut out) the fenders to fit the tires --FT And it does not look to be a very smooth cut. Randy ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/

Re: [MBZ] WARNING!!!! 30 in rims Brand New Sound systems 2001 Mercedes-Benz s-class S 500 Sedan 4D, $8, 000

2022-04-12 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 12/04/2022 1:06 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote: I can't even start on this... https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4998055740278017 It is a retro look. Sort of like the farm wagons that were pulled by horses back in the early part of the 20th century.

Re: [MBZ] Air France #AF11 B777 fails to respond

2022-04-12 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 11/04/2022 11:28 PM, M. Mitchell Marmel via Mercedes wrote: If you lose a prop blade in a fixed wing, there's at least a chance of a deadstick landing. With a copter, it's put your head between your legs and kiss your ass goodbye... A fellow we knew (sadly he has developed dementia in his

Re: [MBZ] OT - Score! FB Marketplace

2022-04-11 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 11/04/2022 11:05 AM, Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes wrote: I have a 2013 Ariens Deluxe 28. This fall I started it up to prepare for winter. The engine was surging badly. It ended up being a clogged carb jet from shitty ethanol fuel. I widened the orifice using torch cleaners and that fixed

Re: [MBZ] OT - Score! FB Marketplace

2022-04-11 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 10/04/2022 10:53 PM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote: Yeah, that’s half the battle, seeing it ASAP and pulling the trigger. I’m surprised no one had jumped on the snowblower, as it had been listed since early yesterday. The weather has been glorious here for the last week or so, so

Re: [MBZ] I have now seen a hood stacked 210

2022-04-08 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 07/04/2022 10:27 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/701359664391403/ That must be a black tin can sitting over the exhaust tube. If you look at the photo of the engine, the pipe is smaller and not black. Also note the "ram air" intake - IE No

Re: [MBZ] Not a real common Benz. Low mileage. Elderly previous owner. 1982 Mercedes-Benz 300 sd, $8, 550

2022-04-08 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 08/04/2022 8:26 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote: Looks pretty good.  Guy appears to be a flipper  WHO DOESN'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT MERCEDES https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2264837107014638 ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] Carolina Squat

2022-04-06 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 06/04/2022 5:01 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote: Was in Florida a few weeks ago and saw more than a few modified trucks cruising along the beach front roads on Friday and Saturday nights. They had the big chrome wheels, and also the front end lifted, back end lowered, and lots of

Re: [MBZ] How big can I go?

2022-04-06 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Potholes, railway tracks, curbs, etc. How often do they ruin a wheel and have to replace it? Silly and it looks silly too. Even worse, is when they put wheels and tires like that on big 4X4 SUV's. On 06/04/2022 1:46 PM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote: WOW. That’s got to ride like a piece

Re: [MBZ] I've performed the following to the car in the first few weeks of owning it: 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300 SE · Sedan 4D - $11,995 (Raleigh)

2022-04-06 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
I trust you realize that the vendor is a flipper who picked it up somewhere for less and is trying to make some money on the sale because it is a very nice looking car with reasonable miles on it. Good for him if he can make it work I guess. He may be offering it for less shortly. Randy On

Re: [MBZ] Could have been disaster

2022-04-01 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 31/03/2022 8:25 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: BTDT, but in a small vehicle. The owners manual for the F150 says to replace all five tires every 7 years regardless of tread wear or condition. Being cheap, and not seeing any cracks in the sidewall, and since they live in a garage most of the

Re: [MBZ] need to make a shim

2022-03-31 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Go to a welding shop and get them to make  it for you. Pretty simple shape. They can cut the slot with a plasma cutter in a couple of minutes. On 30/03/2022 5:39 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote: This is a shim that is used on Coats center post tire machines when working on larger rims. 

Re: [MBZ] 1984 300D - 200k miles - $3,000

2022-03-26 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 26/03/2022 2:42 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote: Interesting that it "drives" but is missing a steering wheel? Has it been retrofitted with self-driving technology? https://tallahassee.craigslist.org/cto/d/tallahassee-1984-mercedes-benz-300d/7462380763.html

Re: [MBZ] Myna S123

2022-03-26 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 26/03/2022 10:27 AM, mitch--- via Mercedes wrote: Karl's nanny heads out for the grocery store... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czV3fwZ73gc ___ Silly waste of tires. Randy who wouldn't mind having that car.

Re: [MBZ] Who wants the MB font?

2022-03-26 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 26/03/2022 9:59 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote: https://www.dafontfree.co/mercedes-benz-logo-font/ That site is a bit of a minefield. It wants you to click on "download" all over the place and get all sorts of junk. I think I managed to just get the font. Randy

Re: [MBZ] OT How far can a Nissan Murano go with no coolant?

2022-03-25 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
That sounds like the joke that I read on the net a few days ago. It goes something like this: I was driving down the road and as I passed a lady riding a bicycle I yelled "COW". She gave me a dirty look and the finger. Then she rode smack into the back of the cow that was in front of her.

Re: [MBZ] Ceramic coating

2022-03-25 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Sort of like with oil - "any wax is better than no wax" And again, sort of like oil - it depends upon how often you want to change it - meaning cheap wax doesn't last as long so you have to keep applying it. The wipe on liquid Turtle Wax gives a bit of shine but doesn't really offer much

Re: [MBZ] Drug dreams

2022-03-24 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
More like 2 extra 0s in the price. On 24/03/2022 1:06 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote: extra 0 in price --FT On 3/24/22 1:53 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1558745484512403/ No engine, transmission, rear quarter, hood, radiator, rear

Re: [MBZ] OT new meaning to hood stack

2022-03-24 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 24/03/2022 11:59 AM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes wrote: On a beemer https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/877926926211638/ --FT You should see the feathers fly when it sucks in a bird! ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] Has MERCEDES DIESEL ENGINE. 1953 Ford F-350,$8,500

2022-03-23 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
A bit of a monstrosity On 23/03/2022 8:52 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote: Looks like the trans too https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/386511696312495 ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To

Re: [MBZ] Regina’s Nuts….

2022-03-22 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
assuming he put the tools back. . . On 22/03/2022 5:48 AM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote: That wouldn’t be a bad thing, you know. Then he could find stuff when he went looking for it. -D On Mar 21, 2022, at 10:05 PM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes wrote:  You gotta work like an A guy or

Re: [MBZ] needs transmission conductor plate replaced. ($650) 2007 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 350 4MATIC Sedan 4D, $2, 800

2022-03-18 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Looks nice, but if it can be repaired for $600, then why not fix it and sell it rather than dump it below value? Randy On 18/03/2022 3:14 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote: Could be fixed for about that, that's about what it cost to do mine with the reprogramming and new fluid/filter.  I'd

Re: [MBZ] eeeeeewwwww! 2009 Mercedes-Benz R-Class R 350 Sport Wagon 4D, $3, 500

2022-03-18 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Like they said on the old TV commercial  "clean as the day it was totaled" Randy On 18/03/2022 3:12 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote: Crap pics Sunroof has been open so it has little rain mold https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1127832814658492

Re: [MBZ] How bad is the rust? 1956 Mercedes-Benz ponton 180, $9, 500

2022-03-18 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Agreed. I like the paint but a lot wrong with it for that price. Randy On 18/03/2022 3:10 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote: But it looks very cool in the tutone paint scheme https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/488584449526494 ___

Re: [MBZ] The car ran and drove great until the breaks went almost completely out and I rear ended someone. 1987 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz 300 D Sedan 4D, $1, 000

2022-03-18 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
I had a situation with my car a couple of years back where the brakes gave out. The master cylinder gave up. I was in the city traffic and stopped at a red light. I was first in line and on a slight incline and the car crept ahead. Initially, I thought I hadn't stepped hard enough on the

Re: [MBZ] OT: Cause of deadly TX crash

2022-03-18 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 18/03/2022 3:04 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote: I saw that he and his father were both killed in their vehicle along with 7? in the van --FT Yes, they are saying father and son now. Earlier they were saying the 13 year old driver was as yet unidentified. Randy

Re: [MBZ] OT: Cause of deadly TX crash

2022-03-18 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
3 yo drive at night on a two lane road with a 75 mph speed limit? On Fri, Mar 18, 2022 at 12:21 PM Randy Bennell via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: It sounds like the real issue was probably the  poor condition of the spare tire that blew out before the collision. They were likely

Re: [MBZ] $6K Repair or Different Vehicle

2022-03-18 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
I don't think the Nissan has a good crash rating. Randy On 18/03/2022 4:37 AM, Karl Wittnebel via Mercedes wrote: Another vote for used engine. Used cars are insane right now. Couple grand to install the 500 dollar motor and drive on. Otherwise buy a used nissan sentra or toyota corolla with

Re: [MBZ] Im looking to trade this car mostly but 6000$ would also be fine. 1984 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz 300 SD Sedan 4D, $100

2022-03-18 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Do these characters actually think the hood stack is some sort of upgrade? Did you note the soot on the windshield and the roof? Does that mean that he has cranked up the injection pump in some manner? I feel bad every time I see one of these cars. It seems that the 300SD is the primary target

Re: [MBZ] Runs and drives but need some love 1970 Mercedes-Benz 220-d, $4, 000

2022-03-18 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Some rust but we have seen worse. Randy On 18/03/2022 10:08 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: Only use is as a $1.5k beater, assuming you can get the hood to close so it doesn't fly open when driving. On Fri, Mar 18, 2022 at 10:01 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com>

Re: [MBZ] OT: Cause of deadly TX crash

2022-03-18 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
It sounds like the real issue was probably the  poor condition of the spare tire that blew out before the collision. They were likely just driving too fast on a junk tire so it may not have mattered who was driving. If the left front tire blew out, the truck probably changed lanes to the left

Re: [MBZ] $6K Repair or Different Vehicle

2022-03-17 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
What would it cost if you repaired it yourself?  Timing chain does not sound impossible. How hard is it to do the balance shaft? If daughter does not love it, pass it on to junior? Randy On 17/03/2022 5:55 PM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote: I would unload it if it were me. However,

Re: [MBZ] $6K Repair or Different Vehicle

2022-03-17 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
And, what would you buy to replace it? How much are you prepared to spend? Unless you buy new, are you potentially trading one problem for another? Randy On 17/03/2022 5:42 PM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote: What’s the car worth without considering the repair cost? That’s the point of

Re: [MBZ] Rare customized Euro 280SL C on BAT

2022-03-16 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
I like it. I would drive that. On 16/03/2022 3:19 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: I guess there were too much loss of originality... On Wed, Mar 16, 2022 at 4:07 PM OK Don via Mercedes wrote: It went for $15,555. On Wed, Mar 16, 2022 at 12:01 PM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <

Re: [MBZ] This looks amazing -- 1991 Mercedes Benz 350 SDL in gorgeous always garaged condition - $12, 000 (New Bern)

2022-03-16 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Why do people need shiny tires? On 16/03/2022 11:17 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: And the tires are so shinny. On Wed, Mar 16, 2022 at 10:46 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: Yeah I noticed that, it's a TIME CAPSELL! --FT On 3/16/22 10:32 AM, Allan

Re: [MBZ] I'm slowly coming back ...

2022-03-14 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 3/14/2022 8:41 PM, Craig via Mercedes wrote: Dear all, Thank you for your sympathies and condolences; they mean a lot and are encouraging (he says as he type through tears). I got email running on a borrowed laptop last night and this morning. After roughly three months of neglect, I was

Re: [MBZ] The Villages, FL Has Flat Tow Package Value $2500. 2009 Smart Fortwo BRABUS Cabriolet 2D, $9, 850

2022-03-14 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 14/03/2022 12:38 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: Cute. Nimble. Easy to park. Intimate cabin with room for TWO sacks of groceries!! Mediocre Fuel economy. Sensitive to every bump or pothole in the road. On Mon, Mar 14, 2022 at 1:36 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes < You left out,

Re: [MBZ] Intense travel jobs?

2022-03-11 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 11/03/2022 1:50 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote: A guy I used to work with told me about his new company and opening there. Been talking to them. It’s basically along the same lines as do now, but travel is much more intense. Currently I might be on the road 3-4 nights a week but I

Re: [MBZ] Was Oil, now Bread Machine

2022-03-10 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 10/03/2022 4:08 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: Panasonic Model number please? On Thu, Mar 10, 2022 at 5:05 PM greg via Mercedes wrote: I did a bit of research many years back and found recommendations for a Japanese made*Panasonic SD-YD250*. I sourced one cheap on CL; and it's

Re: [MBZ] OT microwaves oven

2022-03-10 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Lots of videos on Youtube. If nothing else, they will tell you what not to touch! On 10/03/2022 2:27 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes wrote: Anyone torn into one of these things? Mine was working fine yesterday morning then the afternoon it wouldn’t wave. The countdown timer works but no

Re: [MBZ] OT - new fangled vehicles and battery replacement

2022-03-10 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
I assume that you are referring to the key fob part of the keys? I had no problem with them. Don't think I had to do any reprogramming. On 09/03/2022 10:50 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: That's good to know - the wireless locking key still worked? On Wed, Mar 9, 2022 at 9:07 PM Randy

Re: [MBZ] OT - Don't Pet the Big Kitty

2022-03-10 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Yes, "bark" may not be the correct description. Probably more like "growling". On 10/03/2022 11:05 AM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes wrote: I thought those dogs didn’t have a bark --FT Sent from iFōn On Mar 10, 2022, at 12:03 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote:

Re: [MBZ] OT - Don't Pet the Big Kitty

2022-03-10 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 10/03/2022 9:13 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: I saw a wildcat (probably a bobcat) of some kind a couple years ago while walking the dog. We had come to a Y in the trail, the dog went to the right and the cat stepped out into the trail on the left. I stopped and tried to quietly call

Re: [MBZ] OT - Don't Pet the Big Kitty

2022-03-10 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 10/03/2022 10:08 AM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote: Yeah, I need to transport some of my defensive hardware to AZ. Guess I’ll take some with me on my next trip out later this month. That means having to establish a new cache of ammo, too. Dang, and I was looking forward to only having

Re: [MBZ] Diesel fuel

2022-03-10 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
I think I need a diesel Jetta! Randy On 10/03/2022 9:14 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: I had to go into work yesterday. Took it slow and got 54mpg on the downhill to work (its about a 600' difference). It was snowing as I came home so it was a REALLY slow ride, only managed 46mpg.

Re: [MBZ] OT - new fangled vehicles and battery replacement

2022-03-09 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
I have had the battery disconnected in my 2013 F150 several times and never worried about keeping power on. You will need to reset the clock etc but I cannot recall any adverse issues. I suppose the computer has to relearn some things but that may not be a bad thing. Randy On 3/9/2022 8:38

Re: [MBZ] $168

2022-03-09 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 3/9/2022 4:52 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote: That’s how much it cost my dad to fill up his 98 e300 today. Well, I am not going to get into conversions here and I am in Canada so we buy litres and our dollar value is different, but, my truck will hold 136 litres and the price for

Re: [MBZ] Oil

2022-03-09 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
We have the Breville oven too and it has also caused trouble. No more Breville for us. On 3/9/2022 4:26 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: My brother loves his Breville counter top oven and I have a burr coffee grinder that is also excellent. On Wed, Mar 9, 2022 at 4:29 PM Randy

Re: [MBZ] Wow

2022-03-09 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 09/03/2022 2:53 PM, Karl Wittnebel via Mercedes wrote: A guy in a new mercedes 450 coupe ran into my 85 wagon the other day while the nanny was dropping kid to school. The wagon was parked. The guy gets out, nanny says hey you ran into my car! Guy says "Your car is old!". Damage is to my left

Re: [MBZ] Oil

2022-03-09 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 09/03/2022 12:40 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: The flour goes mostly to pizzas, our bread machine makes good pizza dough. This year I've stepped up my biscuit game too, finally realized keeping the butter cold really does make a difference. -Curt What sort of bread maker do you

Re: [MBZ] Perfect Car for AZ Bob's Son?

2022-03-09 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
But, what were the odds? On 09/03/2022 11:19 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: There are a plethora of old chicagos and the top search hit is actually a foundation. https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ffab=old+chicago=web On Wed, Mar 9, 2022 at 12:04 PM Randy Bennell via Mercedes < merce

Re: [MBZ] Perfect Car for AZ Bob's Son?

2022-03-09 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 09/03/2022 10:31 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: Old Chicago what? You should try Google sometime Andrew. There is all sorts of basic information on the web! You might even enjoy a visit to Old Chicago. https://oldchicago.com/menu/ Randy

Re: [MBZ] Perfect Car for AZ Bob's Son?

2022-03-08 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
I would think right now, that a used Prius might be more appropriate. I don't recall what he is doing for work but Bob may be paying for the fuel too. Randy On 08/03/2022 11:54 AM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote: Here you go:

Re: [MBZ] Console stereos are making a comeback

2022-03-08 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
:04 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote: Well, you know, now that fuel is too expensive to use for pleasure purposes, you will be sitting around in your house a lot more and will need something to keep you amused, so you might as well spend your money on fancy stereos instead of old Mercedes. Randy

Re: [MBZ] Craig

2022-03-08 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
WOW!  Are you watching over your shoulder? Randy On 08/03/2022 11:22 AM, Bob Rentfro via Mercedes wrote: I realize no one gets out alive, but I have had a spate of six retired work associates pass in the space of seven days. AZBob Sent from my iPad On Mar 8, 2022, at 8:56 AM, Randy

Re: [MBZ] Console stereos are making a comeback

2022-03-08 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Well, you know, now that fuel is too expensive to use for pleasure purposes, you will be sitting around in your house a lot more and will need something to keep you amused, so you might as well spend your money on fancy stereos instead of old Mercedes. Randy On 07/03/2022 7:35 PM, dan

Re: [MBZ] Craig

2022-03-08 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
That is awful. I had noticed that we hadn't heard from him lately. Anyone heard from Wilton lately? Randy On 07/03/2022 5:13 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote: I am not sure if this was posted here or not. If it was I did not see it. Anyway, it was posted on the Okie talk list that Craig

Re: [MBZ] Gas prices and when will they affect used car prices

2022-03-07 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 07/03/2022 2:52 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: I wouldn't want to have to buy pellets when I have so much wood on the lot, and don't want to have to make sawdust to compress into pellets - seems like a solution looking for a problem to me. But pellet stoves light themselves and feed

Re: [MBZ] Gas prices and when will they affect used car prices

2022-03-07 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 07/03/2022 12:01 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote: We have a wood stove/fireplace insert that puts out a lot of heat once you get it going. I hate dealing with it though so it’s only used in emergencies. Does it have its own source of combustion air from the outside? We had a wood

Re: [MBZ] And now for the gas shortages

2022-03-07 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Can't help but think that there will be more low life folks sneaking around in the night stealing fuel from your vehicles too. I park my truck outside of the garage on a back lane so I half expect to find I have been robbed of gas over night. I hope they just stick a hose down the filler and

Re: [MBZ] Gas prices and when will they affect used car prices

2022-03-07 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
A wood stove fire is sort of nice if you are going to sit around the stove feeling the heat and hearing the fire crackle. Not so wonderful if you need to heat your home with it. If you are going to heat with a wood stove, it needs to be in the middle of the house and the rooms need to be sort

Re: [MBZ] Wow

2022-03-07 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Truly, an ugly truck. Why are the manufacturers trying to make the pickup trucks look so huge? I sort of understand trucks becoming taller given they are pretty much all 4 wheel drive now, but I don't really understand the tall hood and massive grill. They are putting smaller engines in - V6

[MBZ] OT insulation and windows

2022-03-07 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
I totally agree about the windows. All of our expensive triple pane windows have broken seals and moisture in between the panes. It upsets my wife but I have been in no hurry to change them. How much insulation do you have in the attic? Randy On 07/03/2022 10:23 AM, Jim Cathey via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Gas prices and when will they affect used car prices

2022-03-06 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Time to look into alternative heat sources. On 3/6/2022 11:13 AM, Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes wrote: So what about home heating oil? What happens next winter when I have to heat my house? At this rate it is doubtful that prices will normalize by then and I go through a full 250 gallon

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: Save the Date- ChowdahQ XV Sept. 10, 2022

2022-03-03 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
We need to do a ZoomQ since a good many of us are not New Englanders and have difficulty participating in this event. Randy On 03/03/2022 4:40 PM, Dwight Giles via Mercedes wrote: Dwight E. Giles Jr. Wickford RI -. [image: image.png] Mark your calendar for another wonderful celebration

Re: [MBZ] 123/126 air cleaner bracket

2022-03-03 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
If you don't have gas welding equipment, you should be able to do it with a MIG. If you don't have a piece of flat copper, flatten a piece of copper pipe/ On 03/03/2022 3:59 PM, G Mann via Mercedes wrote: Its' thin sheet metal so gas weld using a very small tip and small filler rod, clamp

Re: [MBZ] I Don’t Remember Seeing This

2022-03-02 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Hood does not appear to fit well on the passenger side. On 02/03/2022 6:19 AM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes wrote: Hood star has ED - -FT Sent from my iPad On Mar 1, 2022, at 10:53 PM, Bob Rentfro via Mercedes wrote:

Re: [MBZ] Shop door

2022-03-02 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
But isn't your camp in an area where most folks have a chain saw? Maybe already in the back of the pickup truck? Wouldn't take much to cut a nice big hole through the OSB. On 02/03/2022 3:13 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: Geez, you just made me think about the "new" garage at camp,

[MBZ] OT Honda issues

2022-03-02 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
An older Honda is a better Honda. My wife has a 07 Accord that has caused us very little trouble. We bought it used in 08 with 22K miles on it and it now has 90K miles. It is the 2.4L 4 cylinder and she drives it hard. My daughter-in-law has a 13 CRV.  They bought it used in 2015 with about

Re: [MBZ] I busted my twennyfos

2022-03-02 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Beauty is obviously in the eye of the beholder. Wheels like that just look silly. On 02/03/2022 9:48 AM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes wrote: Duh. Imagine that. https://www.facebook.com/groups/107702939755063/permalink/1248418289016850/ --FT ___

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

2022-03-02 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
So long as it does not provide the evidence that you are the one at fault? On 01/03/2022 6:19 PM, Peter Frederick via Mercedes wrote: Dash cam, worth it’s weight in gold. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

[MBZ] Anyone have an opinion on Beck Arnley parts?

2022-03-01 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
I want to replace the center bearing and support on the driveshaft in my car. Rock Auto has Beck Arnley. Is that going to be as good as any other? Randy ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe

Re: [MBZ] Shop door

2022-03-01 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Years ago, my brother in law, (before he married my sister) had his home broken into while he was away for a vacation. The burglars broke into the house and loaded stuff into his car which was in the attached garage and stole the car too. They keys were hanging in the house so it made it

Re: [MBZ] Shop door

2022-03-01 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Must be a way to fix that too. On 01/03/2022 1:50 PM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote: That’s what I’ve often thought about when I used to have an indoor storage unit. A rechargeable drill, 1/4” socket driver, and about 3-5 minutes and I could be in any one of the units with minimal

Re: [MBZ] Shop door

2022-03-01 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
is reasonable to deter impulsive opportunists, then let insurance handle any losses. On Tue, Mar 1, 2022, at 2:38 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote: How solid is your door? We have had our offices broken into a couple of times and the thieves just break the door. I assume they use a sledge

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