Re: [MBZ] This Has It All

2021-03-05 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
The real issue is the number of parking spaces. I have seen 2 vehicles in the past couple of weeks that I wanted but I resisted because I have no where to park another. They were both Ford Crown Victorias. Randy On 05/03/2021 4:50 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: Three points, 1 - if you have

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: Rare 66 250SE mercedes

2021-03-05 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 05/03/2021 10:26 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: Don't tempt me. Stupid ideas are already floating in my head... -Curt Get Bob to go and check it out. Make an offer and see where it goes. If I recall correctly, Pierre Hedary really likes the 108. Randy

Re: [MBZ] Common sense seems to be lacking at home

2021-03-03 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
But the little devils bite. On 03/03/2021 4:07 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: Basenji's are great - you can sleep through any disturbance (they are barkless). On Wed, Mar 3, 2021 at 4:38 PM Karl Wittnebel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: Time for a couple of big dogs.

Re: [MBZ] Wife body kits

2021-03-02 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Remove springs? On 02/03/2021 8:35 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: Take the air out of the tires... -Curt On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 7:14:32 AM EST, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes wrote: Cheapest easiest way to lower my ‘74 240d And do they make wife body kits for these

Re: [MBZ] Wife body kits

2021-03-02 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Don't want "wide" body kit for wife. On 02/03/2021 6:13 AM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes wrote: Cheapest easiest way to lower my ‘74 240d And do they make wife body kits for these cars --FT ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

[MBZ] OT snowmobiles

2021-03-01 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
https://www.snowmobilemuseum.com/index.php?page=Home ___ 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] W210 - Unlocking steering column without key/fob in ignition

2021-02-26 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Some sort of wedge or board to toss in front of it so the casters cannot continue to roll should work. On 26/02/2021 4:41 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote: OK Don via Mercedes writes: Never heard of that problem, but I'd try soldering the coil back to the board. Otherwise, get 4 car

Re: [MBZ] Rona

2021-02-25 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Or, a bear, or a wolf, etc On 24/02/2021 6:58 PM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes wrote: Haven't heard from Clay in quite awhile, maybe the Rona (or a reaction to the vax) got him? - Max ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] Base model white 240D on BAT

2021-02-24 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Did you read the text? It had a tubo 300D transplant. On 23/02/2021 6:42 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote: I guess I sold that last one way too cheap to snookie. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/

Re: [MBZ] OT - Carvana

2021-02-23 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Have you looked at the price of a new truck lately? Wow! On 23/02/2021 3:54 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: And this is a good example of the insanity of used truck prices. This is a 2011 Ford Ranger XL with a little over 100k and the price was almost $16k! Crazy. -D On Feb 23, 2021,

Re: [MBZ] 606 on the roof?

2021-02-19 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
So, is "Ludmilla" a clue that this was something you picked off of some other forum? On 19/02/2021 6:22 AM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes wrote: Ludmilla set him straight Hey everyone! Probably gonna get a lot sh*t for this question but what is the heaviest load anyone with a 300TD has

Re: [MBZ] OT it’s

2021-02-19 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Hard to believe it has been 20 years. On 18/02/2021 9:06 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes wrote: Dale Day --FT ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] ★★★ NEEDS TRANSMISSION REPAIR/REPLACEMENT ★★★ ★★★ FIX & SAVE THOUSANDS ★★★

2021-02-18 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
What would it be worth if it did not need a transmission? And has it been abused? The mileage seems pretty low for it to need a transmission. On 18/02/2021 4:58 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote:  ★★ 2004 Mercedes-Benz CL500 Coupe ★★ $4,995 - $4,995(Durham)

Re: [MBZ] battery charging question

2021-02-18 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
My truck is similar if I recall correctly. I have a 2013 F150 Supercrew with the 5 liter Coyote engine. I replaced my battery in the last week of December 2020. It was still working but periodically making me suspicious that it was about done. Randy On 18/02/2021 4:43 PM, OK Don via Mercedes

[MBZ] propane

2021-02-17 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Something that was not said when you folks were talking about 20#and 100# propane tanks is that there are also 30# tanks - often used on travel trailers. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe

Re: [MBZ] wood stoves

2021-02-17 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
ain, in my experience) inspected anything. Allan Randy Bennell via Mercedes writes: But, if you have a fire, they will deny coverage . . . On 17/02/2021 3:12 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: I suppose it depends on whether you tell them that you ins

Re: [MBZ] Generator

2021-02-17 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
). Back in the day of carbureted cars it was common to run a drop light under the hood and a blanket on top while parked. -Original Message- From: Mercedes On Behalf Of Randy Bennell via Mercedes Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 12:38 PM To: OK Don via Mercedes Cc: Randy Bennell Subject

Re: [MBZ] OT LG Mini-split head unit inop

2021-02-17 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Well, let us see here . . . the old MB guru (cannot think of his name right now) would have asked if you replaced the fuses and Jim C would say you should have a close look at the capacitors On 17/02/2021 4:08 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote: Turns out I ordered the wrong part, i read

Re: [MBZ] wood stoves

2021-02-17 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
But, if you have a fire, they will deny coverage . . . On 17/02/2021 3:12 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: I suppose it depends on whether you tell them that you installed one ... ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

[MBZ] wood stoves

2021-02-17 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
During this ongoing discussion of emergency energy sources, several of you have commented on using wood stoves as sources of heat. How does this affect your insurance on the home? Around here, the insurance companies discourage any sort of wood burning stove with demands for expensive

Re: [MBZ] OT: Here Is Why Texas Is Dark

2021-02-17 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Probably, because politicians always think they know what is best for us. They pretend to listen during the election campaign but so soon as they are elected they do whatever they think they want to without any real consideration of what we want. On 17/02/2021 1:50 PM, Rick Knoble via

Re: [MBZ] Trip to Okie Acres

2021-02-17 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
What happened to the last one? I seem to recall that you bought one not all that long ago and claimed to love it. Randy On 23/01/2021 11:02 AM, Donald Snook via Mercedes wrote: It wouldn’t be a real road trip if I didn’t get delayed! Stuck in DFW for 2 hours. But, Kaleb has very graciously

Re: [MBZ] OT: Here Is Why Texas Is Dark

2021-02-17 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
It is truly amazing how much difference a few degrees seems to make. Also, how much warmer it feels outside at noon if the sun is shining than it does in the evening when the sun has gone down, even if the actual temperature is about the same. Randy On 17/02/2021 11:31 AM, OK Don via

Re: [MBZ] Generator

2021-02-17 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
that I fear will have issues at-10°F. On Tue, Feb 16, 2021 at 5:37 PM Randy Bennell via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: Generators can have block heaters. My old Winpco has a bolt on electric heater attached to the block. Randy On 16/02/2021 5:30 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote:

Re: [MBZ] 1991 Mercedes 350SDL Turbo Diesel - $1,200 (Longs SC)

2021-02-17 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
IF it runs, one would think he could have pulled it out into the daylight for the photos. Randy On 17/02/2021 11:23 AM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote: I would sure like to see this rust he is talking about. Sent from my iPhone On Feb 17, 2021, at 10:58 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Backup Generators etc

2021-02-17 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On Feb 16, 2021, at 6:34 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote: Dan and Jim appear to be the experts so I will sort of address this to them, but anyone else that knows should pitch in too. My understanding is that one needs a whopper of a generator to power up electric heat. Not only big enough

Re: [MBZ] Generator

2021-02-16 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Generators can have block heaters. My old Winpac has a bolt on electric heater attached to the block. Randy On 16/02/2021 5:30 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: i've been trying to choose between Diesel and propane for a whole house generator, and decided in favor of propane due to this -14°F

[MBZ] Backup Generators etc

2021-02-16 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Dan and Jim appear to be the experts so I will sort of address this to them, but anyone else that knows should pitch in too. My understanding is that one needs a whopper of a generator to power up electric heat. Not only big enough but tough enough to run for long periods of time at high

Re: [MBZ] Interesting tidbit

2021-02-16 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
I suspect that they are talking about the back of the differential facing the back bumper. It does not need to be removable because the front of the differential is removable along with the gears. I wonder if their replacement cover just glues on over the rusted out piece? Randy On

Re: [MBZ] how do you jack up your car in your garage?

2021-02-11 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Interesting that everyone appears to favour jacking under the diff etc. Not sure about old MB but so many carmakers tell you not to do that. With my old car, I have tried to stick with jacking using the tubular jack points in the rocker panels. Fortunately, I have not had to jack it up often

[MBZ] how do you jack up your car in your garage?

2021-02-11 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Do you use the factory jack from the trunk, or do you use a floor jack and just jack under the jacking point holes in the rocker panels? I have been wondering about making a small hydraulic floor jack into a jack for the purpose by welding a bolt or other round metal pin onto the top of the

Re: [MBZ] Car Maintenance Log App

2021-02-09 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
https://darrensoft.ca/roadtrip/ Looks interesting. Going to give it a try. Randy On 09/02/2021 5:54 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: I use an app called “Road Trip” that’s done by a guy out of Canada. I think it’s only for Apple/iPhone/iPad, but it’s great. It syncs across the cloud

Re: [MBZ] OT: Dewalt of Milwaukee?

2021-02-09 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 08/02/2021 6:25 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: Yellow vs Red, what say you guys? My old 19v Craftsman drill still works great but the battery has finally had it. Replacing the battery is nearly the price of a new tool and with that I can go lithium (my 19v is nicad) which will be

Re: [MBZ] Why do morons brag about things like this?

2021-02-05 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
It is really just a different point of view. Automotive fads come and go. Remember back in the late 60s early 70s, all the Camaros with jacked up rears and big tires trying to look like drag cars? No real purpose to it as it screwed with the handling but the young guys loved it. Sort of the

Re: [MBZ] Glow plug adventure

2021-02-03 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Impact wrench to shake it loose?? Randy On 03/02/2021 1:18 AM, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote: Ideas, no guarantees... Soak it in good penetrant. PB Blaster, Kroil, or ATF/Acetone mix. Do it several times. Warm up the engine, then hit the plug with cold spray (dust-off spray can held upside

Re: [MBZ] 99 E320S 4Matic wagon - $1,500

2021-02-03 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
No, on the contrary, Camry is the 240D of Toyota. it is bullet proof, and will go a million miles and make 40 mpg. Randy On 03/02/2021 3:12 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: Emulating a Camry is a bad thing? On Wed, Feb 3, 2021 at 4:00 PM Dan Penoff via Mercedes <

Re: [MBZ] Who is Near Good MB PnP?

2021-02-03 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
The cost of the plastic must be almost nothing then. Randy On 03/02/2021 11:52 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: Most include it. -D On Feb 3, 2021, at 11:51 AM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote: On 03/02/2021 11:48 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: You can buy aftermarket bumper

Re: [MBZ] Who is Near Good MB PnP?

2021-02-03 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 03/02/2021 11:48 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: You can buy aftermarket bumper covers on eBay and Amazon for $200-$300. The price seems to fluctuate for some reason. They’ll all be primer. Spend another $60-$75 for color matched rattle cans and spray it yourself. The rear bumper cover

Re: [MBZ] Sno mobiles

2021-02-03 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 03/02/2021 8:32 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: Danvers is far enough that it would be hard to haul 23 of the things back... And we're going to Maine for the weekend. But I'll still check in. Thanks Fred! -Curt Perfect - you can haul a few to Maine, and reduce the likelihood of the

Re: [MBZ] Sno mobiles

2021-02-03 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Except for the cost of the Divorce! Randy On 02/02/2021 10:18 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes wrote: Dude. Free. --FT Sent from iPhone On Feb 2, 2021, at 11:02 PM, Frederick Moir via Mercedes wrote: Curt. Was supposed to be included.

Re: [MBZ] Glow plug adventure

2021-02-02 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Is that loose vacuum line the fuel shut-off hose?  I assume you are aware that the way to stop these old diesels is to shut off the fuel. When you turn off the key, it causes the vacuum solenoid to shut off the fuel at the injection pump. My vacuum solenoid has been broken for a while so when

Re: [MBZ] DFW

2021-02-02 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Is there a form of BAT for homes? Dan will be flipping houses instead of cars. Randy On 02/02/2021 2:51 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote: Poos will have houses all over the country. He is really crapping in tall cotton. Sent from my iPhone On Feb 2, 2021, at 2:45 PM, Bob Rentfro via

Re: [MBZ] Lowered on drop springs, but also comes with air set up. Exhaust is hood dumped.

2021-02-01 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 01/02/2021 2:29 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote: 1981 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz 300 SD Sedan 4D $2,500 https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/454485985736591/?ref=search_code=undefined Normally, I think that if one owns a car, one should be able to do whatever one wants to it,

[MBZ] vehicle list

2021-02-01 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
1964 Ford Anglia 2 door Red 1965 Ford Mustang Red 1968 Mercury Cougar Red 1967 Chevrolet C10 Stepside Pickup Dark Green 1970 Toyota Hi-Lux pickup Light Green 1974 Chevrolet Vega 2 door coupe Dark Green bought new 1977 Mercury Monarch 2 door White bought new 1982 Honda Civic Wagon Navy Blue

Re: [MBZ] Traveling to New Mexico

2021-02-01 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Truckers obviously get some form of exemption. Can you qualify in some manner? Randy On 29/01/2021 9:18 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote: You might hit a ICE or Border Patrol checkpoint. They set those up randomly. The one time I ever drove from Texas to NM I was stopped. I don't know

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: 1972 Mercedes benz

2021-01-29 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Lazy and stupid? Randy On 29/01/2021 3:42 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: Welcome to the new normal, or so it seems. -D On Jan 29, 2021, at 4:37 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote: I never cease to be amazed by people who want to sell something but will not put enough effort

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: 1972 Mercedes benz

2021-01-29 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
I never cease to be amazed by people who want to sell something but will not put enough effort into it to clean it up. If this car was washed and the interior was cleaned up, it would likely look much better. Randy On 29/01/2021 3:25 PM, Bob Rentfro via Mercedes wrote: That’s the most rust

Re: [MBZ] Prescription scams?

2021-01-29 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 28/01/2021 4:26 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote: It seems like prescriptions are a scam. I was prescribed Xarelto which retails for close to $600 a month. No generic available. First time I got it the doctor gave me a coupon to receive it free. Next time my insurance deductible was

Re: [MBZ] W111 coupe dilemma

2021-01-25 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Why worry? Do what makes you happy. We have seen imperfect cars go for big money on BAT. Maybe try not to alter things in such a way that they cannot be put back to original if someone ultimately wants to go that route, but neither of these cars is a relatively perfect specimen,  given you have

Re: [MBZ] Instrument cluster Fuse?

2021-01-25 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 23/01/2021 9:25 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: Try it more, if you haven't worn the skin off your fingers you haven't twiddled it enough. If you take the pod out to do LED bulbs and line the light pipes you can bridge across it so you've always got full brightness. I've never seen

Re: [MBZ] Instrument cluster Fuse?

2021-01-25 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 23/01/2021 9:24 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: LED bulbs are a great upgrade for a 123. While you've got the dash pod out line the light pipes with mylar or aluminum foil. Worst thing about the LEDs is that they only go one way so you might have to pull the dash pod again and flip

Re: [MBZ] Instrument cluster Fuse?

2021-01-25 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 23/01/2021 6:56 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: Lighting rheostat is one of the most common failures you’ll ever find on a w123. The wiper on the rheostat sits in one place for decades and the contact corrodes. Give it a twist or two and all is well. Sometimes they will fail so bad

Re: [MBZ] rear quarter panel w123 wagon

2021-01-21 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
If you are doing it yourself and do not have a plasma cutter, consider getting one. I am no expert, but I watched a TV show years ago where 2 fellows replaced a rocker panel on a pickup truck. They used the plasma cutter to remove the old one and it was pretty slick. They basically drew a

Re: [MBZ] 1999 SL500 - $5,900

2021-01-20 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Basically, a Fox body Mustang with a tri-star. Randy On 20/01/2021 4:12 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote: I don't find it unattractive, but it certainly doesn't knock my socks off. Just sort of "meh." Allan Andrew Strasfogel writes: Is it just my warped esthetic or is that car just

Re: [MBZ] 1999 SL500 - $5,900

2021-01-20 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Just poor photos - wide angle lens? Looks like real estate photos that make rooms look larger than they are. Randy On 20/01/2021 3:37 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: Is it just my warped esthetic or is that car just plain unattractive? On Wed, Jan 20, 2021 at 2:28 PM Allan Streib

Re: [MBZ] I might be all over this at $500

2021-01-20 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 20/01/2021 3:35 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote: Looks like it has been longer than a year sitting though. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/875306309900196/ Vendor is too lazy to wash it. I sold a boat that looked about like that when I got it. An hour with the pressure

Re: [MBZ] You know what I learned after almost a year?

2021-01-20 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 20/01/2021 3:24 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes wrote: On 2021-01-20 15:12, Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote: I am surprised that some of you folks are not using satellite radio. Whenever I get a free trial, it's always the same thing, at least on the decades channels: Wow, I haven't heard

Re: [MBZ] You know what I learned after almost a year?

2021-01-20 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
I am surprised that some of you folks are not using satellite radio. Randy On 20/01/2021 3:10 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote: haha I have stacks of CDs and a box full and a case I carry in the car, I have some music on my phone and I can actually play that in the SL600 as the PO put in

Re: [MBZ] Kaleb needs this

2021-01-20 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
I think most vehicles of that era were rust buckets. Randy On 20/01/2021 4:55 AM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes wrote: Isn't Amphicar synonymous with rust bucket? Even the ones that did one lap of the lake before getting permanently parked in the garage had the chance to get rusty.

Re: [MBZ] '72 Mark IV on BAT

2021-01-19 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Yeah, Wow! 460 cubic inches and 212 HP. Maybe 8 to 10 mpg. RB On 19/01/2021 3:36 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: Wow, the seller had spent over $9600 since 2018 on various repairs. On Tue, Jan 19, 2021 at 3:56 PM Bob Rentfro via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

Re: [MBZ] Gorgeous car -- 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Coupe 5-Speed

2021-01-19 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
I thought the reference to a 14 year period of refurbishment was funny. I have a boat that I have been "refurbishing" for almost that long but years go by between times of doing a bit of work on it. I want to get it going so that we can either use it or sell it but it has been on the back

Re: [MBZ] Gorgeous car -- 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Coupe 5-Speed

2021-01-19 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Beautiful car - crazy price. $130K now. A fellow student that I knew back in University days had a Burgundy one that looked like that model. Don't recall what year his was but it might have been about that vintage. That was when I was in Law School between 1977 and 1980. The net suggests the

Re: [MBZ] 123 Tires and OT Truck Tire Questions

2021-01-18 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
I was just thinking about my upcoming trip from Okie Acres to Memphis in the 240D. I’m not sure about condition of tires so I imagine I will replace the tires later if needed. I was checking and the original size is 175/70/14. Apparently that size doesn’t exist anymore and most people are

Re: [MBZ] Mixing tires?

2021-01-15 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
But, are the vehicles 4Matic? If so, don't the tires need to match in diameter in order to avoid issues? RB On 15/01/2021 5:30 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: Might as well try it, then tell us how it drives ... won't cost but a bit of time. On Fri, Jan 15, 2021 at 3:43 PM Floyd Thursby via

Re: [MBZ] Mixing tires?

2021-01-15 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Are they all wheel drive? RB On 15/01/2021 3:42 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote: The "new" $900 04E500 has a fairly new pair of Michelins on it, the other pair has maybe half tread left.  My 05 E320 wagon has a newish pair of Contis on the front, the rears are due for replacement as the

Re: [MBZ] Rock Auto Windshield wipers

2021-01-14 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 14/01/2021 2:16 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: Took my Dodge pickup for its yearly safety inspection yesterday. The guy passed it but mentioned it was going to need a tie rod soon. Since the tires are only a couple months old I figured I ought to actually fix the tie rod. He said he

Re: [MBZ] 07 E320 Blutec (92 KMI) sticks in PARK

2021-01-14 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
hich might not necessarily throw any code (if indeed the system checks it) --FT On 1/14/21 2:58 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote: BUT, Wilton says "MB Tech checked . . . " so I would assume they looked for codes and did not find anything? RB On 14/01/2021 1:55 PM, Floyd Thursby via Merc

Re: [MBZ] 07 E320 Blutec (92 KMI) sticks in PARK

2021-01-14 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
BUT, Wilton says "MB Tech checked . . . " so I would assume they looked for codes and did not find anything? RB On 14/01/2021 1:55 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote: I *think* the $150 iCarsoft can see these switches in real time down in some menu so you can see if they are actually

Re: [MBZ] OT shrooms

2021-01-13 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Don't know if we have similar varieties of mushrooms as you folks would have or not. My father used to gather and eat wild mushrooms. He said if they did not smell bad, they were generally safe to eat. They never killed him so I guess he chose the right ones. RB

Re: [MBZ] For the aviation enthusiast

2021-01-12 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
How much would you attribute to the danger of the job vs the fact that most of the pilots were young and too brave for their own good? - "10 feet tall and bullet proof" RB On 12/01/2021 10:54 AM, Max Dillon via Mercedes wrote: It should scare you.  When I was starting my career (not in Naval

Re: [MBZ] Chowdah Q 13

2021-01-11 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Alternate arrangements will be by Zoom and even Kaleb will have no excuse for not attending. RB On 11/01/2021 5:07 PM, Dwight Giles via Mercedes wrote: It is difficult to know anything for certain now but in the spirit of Bertha Benz, let's "give it a go" for our regular date September 11.

[MBZ] Question for Jim C

2021-01-11 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
When you are changing out bad caps on a board, what sort of soldering setup do you use? RB ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] I stopped for gas and decided to sell my car

2021-01-11 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
I can see that being a common sentiment whenever they bump the price of gas by a lot. RB ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] Soon to be Son-in-Law Thinks He Wants a Tacoma

2021-01-08 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Start looking at F150 Fords. If you are looking for used ones, start at about 2011 and look for the 5 litre V8. Avoid the turbos. Avoid the earlier model which had engine issues. If you go newer than 2014 it will have the aluminum body. I think I prefer the steel body. Mine is 2013. I would

Re: [MBZ] Falling on Ice

2021-01-06 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
And although we have some cold winters, we generally have wonderful summers! RB On 06/01/2021 9:56 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: On the other hand;No poisonous snakes, plenty of water for drinking, growing things, and swimming in. No seriously poisonous insects. Good skiing,

Re: [MBZ] Falling on Ice

2021-01-05 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
y step/shuffle clay On Jan 5, 2021, at 11:51 AM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=ice+grips+for+shoes%2Fboots=3AFC5ZLV305QE=ice+grips%2Caps%2C187=nb_sb_ss_ts-a-p_1_9 Cheaper than broken bone repairs. RB ___ Ah, but that is h

Re: [MBZ] Falling on Ice

2021-01-05 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=ice+grips+for+shoes%2Fboots=3AFC5ZLV305QE=ice+grips%2Caps%2C187=nb_sb_ss_ts-a-p_1_9 Cheaper than broken bone repairs. RB On 05/01/2021 2:41 PM, Clay Monroe via Mercedes wrote: I took a spill yesterday. Today I learned that even if you clear and salt your driveway

[MBZ] Master Cylinder failure

2021-01-05 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
When the MC gave up on my 115 I was sitting at a red light and the car crept forward. I thought I was having a senior moment or something and had just not held my foot on the brake pedal hard enough. Then the light turned and off I went. About a block later, I stepped on the brake pedal and it

Re: [MBZ] Why Poos is a stupid idiot

2021-01-05 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 04/01/2021 6:07 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote: It’s winter and Poos is at his vast northern estate. He should be at his warm luxurious Florida this time of year. It's just too warm in Florida. RB ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list

Re: [MBZ] 4X4 Niss-Cedes

2020-12-30 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 30/12/2020 7:17 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: I've been disappointed with the Frontier/Tacoma from a price/fuel economy perspective. For what they cost you can have a full size Ford/Chevy/Dodge and get the same fuel economy.I tried the little trucks and bought a full size, the

Re: [MBZ] OT - Redistribution of Wealth

2020-12-29 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
The first rule of the internet - you cannot believe everything you read on the net RB On 29/12/2020 3:37 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: Thanks for the fact checking, Jim, I stand corrected for sharing the original content. Here’s the meat of what’s being said: She added: “I filed this

Re: [MBZ] OT - Redistribution of Wealth

2020-12-29 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
But, I won't know which are the friendly sorts and which are the crazies. Wasn't a problem however. We drove across Indiana to Ohio and back and I don't recall stopping unless it was for food or fuel. RB On 29/12/2020 12:04 PM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes wrote: Randy says: So, what you are

Re: [MBZ] OT - Redistribution of Wealth

2020-12-29 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 29/12/2020 11:47 AM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes wrote: As a side note, Indiana has the dichotomy of arguably the strongest castle doctrine laws in the country, with so called "Red Flag" laws. Go figure. Rick ___ So, what you are saying, is "if your

Re: [MBZ] OT - Redistribution of Wealth

2020-12-29 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
And, how the he** did she get elected? RB On 29/12/2020 11:46 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: More importantly, I wonder what this representative has done to redistribute her wealth? -D On Dec 29, 2020, at 12:34 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote: Yea right. But with as many west

Re: [MBZ] OT - Redistribution of Wealth

2020-12-29 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 29/12/2020 11:34 AM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote: Yea right. But with as many west coast folks moving in who knows. What if the person breaking in does not want to rob you but wants to rape and murder you? Are you just supposed to cooperate with being murdered or risk getting sued?

Re: [MBZ] A quiz question for you

2020-12-22 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Well, I beg to differ. The citizens are essentially the guarantors of the government debt. When the government spends money it does not have, it is still ultimately intended to come from your pocket as the government does not have money or earn money. RB On 22/12/2020 11:20 AM, Rick Knoble

Re: [MBZ] A quiz question for you

2020-12-22 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 21/12/2020 6:37 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote: It’s amazing people are just handing their freedoms away daily to the point now they government can not allow you to manage the own property that you have paid for. If they are going to require owners to keep tenants who are not paying

Re: [MBZ] OT: chestnuts

2020-12-21 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
The American chestnut tree (/Castanea dentata/) once dominated the eastern half of the U.S. Because it could grow rapidly and attain huge sizes, the tree was often the outstanding visual feature in both urban and rural landscapes. The wood was used wherever strength and rot-resistance was

Re: [MBZ] OT: chestnuts

2020-12-21 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 21/12/2020 1:03 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: I have tried roasting chestnuts before with pretty miserable results. What is the trick? ___ The chestnut version of COVID: More than a century ago, nearly four billion American chestnut trees

[MBZ] water leaking

2020-12-17 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
https://www.watercop.com/product/watercop-classic/ RB ___ 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] Stupid money 300TD -- 1981 Mercedes-Benz 300 turbo diesel, $5, 000

2020-12-17 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Is the hood bent? RB On 17/12/2020 4:26 PM, Frederick Moir via Mercedes wrote: Low in the rear and different plates front and rear. IMO Fred On Thu, Dec 17, 2020 at 4:46 PM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

[MBZ] water leak detectors

2020-12-17 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=water+leak+detector+and+shutoff=nb_sb_noss_2 ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] For the auto enthusiast who has everything

2020-12-16 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 16/12/2020 3:14 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote: OK Don via Mercedes writes: Me - why waste such an engine in something that won't fly? Here is the builder's web page --- check out his idea for the jet-powered scooter for his wife (near bottom of page).

Re: [MBZ] For the auto enthusiast who has everything

2020-12-16 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 16/12/2020 2:44 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: On Wed, Dec 16, 2020 at 1:56 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: Who hasn't wanted a GE T58-8F in their car. Drive it for fun, or BaT flip

Re: [MBZ] It’s about time we get these in diesel

2020-12-15 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Why would stop start function save fuel on a diesel? My understanding is that a diesel uses almost no fuel at idle. Does not sound like a good idea for diesel. RB On 15/12/2020 1:49 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote:

Re: [MBZ] Wagon

2020-12-15 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Well, if you looked at the photos, you would easily see that the paint is bad and the interior is rough. At the moment, it is a beater at best,  assuming it runs OK. RB On 14/12/2020 7:34 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: Wonder what makes it a "project". On Mon, Dec 14, 2020 at

Re: [MBZ] Tie rod end removal

2020-12-14 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Can you post a photo or two so that we can see what you are up against? That might help with suggestions. RB On 14/12/2020 12:51 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes wrote: The rod end is rusted onto the tie rod and won't unscrew, at least not to the holding power of a 15mm open end wrench on the

Re: [MBZ] Dang, here it is...

2020-12-14 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 13/12/2020 6:42 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote: 1977 MERCEDES 240D https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/d/dallas-1977-mercedes-240d/7246641547.html Go get it. Call it your Christmas present. The one you want does not come along all that often. You have enough others that you

Re: [MBZ] 1978 300cd

2020-12-09 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 09/12/2020 4:54 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote: Don't know what these tend to be worth, but not a turbo, also AC removed, and missing a few other bits under the hood. Price seems high considering. https://muncie.craigslist.org/cto/d/anderson-mercedes-benz-300cd-year-1978/7244559169.html

Re: [MBZ] I can not believe how stupid people are -- now remote work

2020-12-04 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 04/12/2020 11:29 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: I was teleworking full time before I retired this summer . . . Did I miss something? I don't recall you saying you had retired. Congratulations! You made it out alive. RB ___

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