[MBZ] OT Electrical question for little welder

2022-03-19 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

This welder I got will run on 110V or 220V
Input Current:  45A@110V,  30A@220v

It looks like guys just plug them into a regular 20A 110V plug on that 
input.


The thing also has a short adapter for 220V that goes from a standard 
3-prong 110V female end (and doesn't have the wide/narrow flat blades) 
to a 50A 220V male (even though it says it only needs 30A) if you want 
to use it on 220V for a bit more output.  I can get a 50A socket


https://www.amazon.com/ELEGRP-Mounting-Receptacle-Straight-Grounding/dp/B09225GPNC

to wire into a feed off a box (30A breaker I guess).

I have never seen a 45A 110V socket or cable or whatever so I'm not sure 
what that is about.  And a 30A 220V plug/socket is different from this 
50A plug.  It's all a bit weird.


Here's the listing for the unit 
https://yeswelder.com/products/mig-welder-mig205


Thoughts on the 45A 110V or just go with a regular 20A circuit and see 
what happens?  I guess the worst thing is it will just trip a breaker.


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[MBZ] CAUTION: 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class · GLK 350 4MATIC Sport Utility 4D $15000

2021-10-12 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
Eye bleach required 

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1282707362142709/

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[MBZ] REDUCED PRICE2005 MERCEDES BENZ E320 4MATIC WARGON $3900 OR BEST OFFER - $3, 900 (Marietta)

2021-03-14 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
Looks nice but something seems a bit off.  Brake warning on -- SBC? 
Price is kinda high too but low miles


https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/cto/d/marietta-reduced-price2005-mercedes/7289760975.html

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Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the 
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Re: [MBZ] Low mileage 2003 E320 - 87k miles - $5,000

2021-03-09 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

Might be a little high but looks like a very nice car

--FT

On 3/9/21 11:50 AM, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote:

https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/cto/d/indianapolis-mercedes-benz-e320/7288700659.html

Allan

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

2021-02-19 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes


 ★★ 2004 Mercedes-Benz CL500 Coupe ★★ $4,995 - $4,995(Durham)

https://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/d/durham-mercedes-benz-cl500-coupe-4995/7279397405.html

This car has a 722.9 transmission so that is a huge problem

M - engine: 113960 30 564518 113.960 M 113 E50 GASOLINE ENGINE GA - 
Automatic : 722901 00 027922 722.901 W 7 B 700.


As it sits I might pay $1500 for it

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Re: [MBZ] Anyone near Muskegon?

2021-01-23 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

we all need to make some sacrifices

but, yeah, been there, done that...

--R

On 1/23/21 11:08 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote:

I think of how cramped those aircraft were and can’t imagine it being useful 
for much, unless you like being slumped over or sitting all of the time.

-D


On Jan 23, 2021, at 11:01 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes 
 wrote:

I'd go buy an old school bus, use the chassis for the fuse, and have a cool camper.  
"Turns heads everywhere it goes"

--FT

On 1/23/21 10:49 AM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes wrote:

Mike Esh is somewhat close to the fuse, but I don't believe he's that weird.

He's very close to the ML, but I know he isn't that stupid.

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[MBZ] Another limping E500 2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 500 4MATIC Sedan 4D, $3, 000

2021-01-11 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes


   I wonder if he would take $900?  I like the black/black better



   Seller's description

Stuck on limp mode moves very slow. Clean car just ain't got the money 
to fix it.


https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/736443687276597/?ref=search_code=undefined

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[MBZ] You will find yourself at ease knowing that this previous, and only owner took meticulous care of this beauty.

2021-01-11 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

"everything under the hood is in perfect working order". Just like me!!!

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3909981089050291/?ref=search_code=undefined

2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S550 4MATIC
$6,743

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Re: [MBZ] LOBALLED 04E500

2021-01-08 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

yep

Now I am trying to learn how to diagnose and fix it without spending 
$1000 on a new TCM etc


--FT

On 1/8/21 4:41 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote:

So you bought it?

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On Jan 8, 2021, at 3:01 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes 
 wrote:

I had a long write up but my phone lost it. Anyway, went to look at it. 
156kmi, needs detailing as it has been sitting for a coupla months and the 
interior needs a good wash down too, carpet mostly. Body/paint very good, 
driver seat has a tear but not unusual. 2 nearly new Michelins, other 2 are 
about half.  Headlights need buffing.  Quite decent looking car.

Put the scanner on it, trans was showing 4 codes which I cleared, then drove 
the car. It is in limp mode but otherwise ran and drove fine. Scanned it again 
and showed the TCM (called a VGS or something) was uncommunicative. This is a 
722.9 and is quite a bit more complicated than the 722.6, the TCM is part of 
the conductor plate.  I need to learn about it.

Guy was driving on the interstate when it went into limp mode, no warning. I 
guess it could be the TCM fried or maybe some other electrical aspect. I will 
find out. Transmission shop said it needed a whole new trans and some other 
stuff at $7k.

I talked him and management out of wasting time and a decent car by parting it 
out.

$900







--FT
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Re: [MBZ] Nice 300CD

2021-01-02 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

probably even has the rare zundfogle engine

--FT

On 1/2/21 11:37 AM, dan--- via Mercedes wrote:

Leather and zebrano. Does have the now very rare cassette holder for the center 
console.

-D


On Jan 2, 2021, at 11:27 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes 
 wrote:

What about the interior?  If it has leather and a burlwood dash then it's
worth every penny

On Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 9:24 AM Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:


That looks really nice

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On Jan 2, 2021, at 8:48 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes <

mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

Not a bad deal for the money considering the condition and miles.



https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/cto/d/san-mateo-1980-mercedes-300cd-146k-miles/7254345965.html
<
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/cto/d/san-mateo-1980-mercedes-300cd-146k-miles/7254345965.html


-D
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Re: [MBZ] Way OT: Pulls like a freight train

2020-11-03 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
too funny.  This guy who had the sawmill (before he got crushed by a 
load of oak railroad ties that fell off a flatbed) told me he and a 
bunch had come down to SC after hurricane Hugo I guess, and worked down 
here for several months, he knew where I lived.  They get around as long 
as the English will drive them somewhere.


When I was in college we went up to some bar just over the border in 
Michigan (18 drinking at the time) and it was really funny, these Amish 
girls would show up in their Amish garb, go into the restroom and change 
into mini-skirts and makeup then come out and party.  They were totally 
hot too, I was thinking about hitting on a couple but my buddies 
dissuaded me.  I have always regretted that decision...


--FT

On 11/3/20 11:51 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote:

Yeah, never missed a meal when I had to call on our Amish customers.

Funny, as there’s a big community of Amish and Mennonites in Bradenton, about 
45 minutes south of here. They do all the requisite furniture building and have 
a couple of big “family style” restaurants that also sell pies and other 
goodies. The sort of funny part is that it’s a big vacation spot for the 
northern Amish, who come down in the winter in van loads and can be seen 
walking on the beach in full Amish regalia. Just sort of a weird contrast when 
you see the “Englishmen/women” on the beach in their bikinis and swimsuits with 
a bunch of Amish people sprinkled in between.

-D


On Nov 3, 2020, at 11:37 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes  
wrote:

good plan

--FT

On 11/3/20 11:06 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote:

I always made sure I showed up just before lunch time.

-D

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Re: [MBZ] New Car

2020-10-14 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
GMann's suggestion to hook a come-along to a tree then to the offending 
body part and winch away worked well on the fenders of the E500 that had 
an off-road adventure


--FT

On 10/14/20 10:21 AM, Jim Cathey via Mercedes wrote:

I feel they were all white or silver, with a few random maroon ones that are 
all fading into a hideous two-toned scheme here in AZ.

Barney is a dark purple color, which is part of what drew me to it.
Once the X5 is squared away, and the wife's driving the (silver)
E320, I'll probably get back to seeing if Barney can be brought
back to life, or else parted out and/or sold.

I've been tied up recently bringing the Dodge V10 back to its pre
where-did-that-tree-come-from state.  (Repairs accompanied by
PPM's "If I had a hammer" soundtrack in my head.)

-- Jim


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Re: [MBZ] Really nice 1989 Mercedes Benz 560SEL - $4, 200 (St. Augustine)

2020-08-25 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

Probably, if that cruising at 80, but that's not the point of a 560.

--FT

On 8/25/20 9:49 AM, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote:

How are these on fuel? My guess about 15MPG?

Floyd Thursby via Mercedes  writes:


https://jacksonville.craigslist.org/cto/d/saint-augustine-1989-mercedes-benz/7183388912.html

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Re: [MBZ] Looks nice seems cheap Mercedes GL320 cdi - $6, 499 (Summerfield)

2020-08-25 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
That's why you have AC that BLOWS ICE COLD plus it is not always hot up 
there


--FT

On 8/25/20 9:46 AM, Craig via Mercedes wrote:

On Tue, 25 Aug 2020 09:42:34 -0400 Floyd Thursby via Mercedes
 wrote:


300kmi

https://greensboro.craigslist.org/cto/d/greensboro-mercedes-gl320-cdi/7183368681.html

So why does it have to be black? Why do people in hot climates buy black?


Craig

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Re: [MBZ] This is like the $675 ML500 I got

2020-06-29 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
Well I filled out the form, it appears to cost $76 then they will send a 
bill for the tax due.  I guess if it doesn't work they will just send 
the application and check back


-_FT

On 6/29/20 4:06 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote:
I was looking at some site it said it won't work for cars with a 
lienholder.


https://www.cartitles.com/title-option-2/

I guess this is the form, I might give it a try,  the ML is an 05 so 
15yo now, apparently anything 15yo or older has some process


--FT

On 6/29/20 3:49 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote:
You get a plate and registration. They don’t issue titles on cars 15 
years or older so you then take the registration down and transfer it 
to your state which will give you a title. I suppose you can just 
drive it on the Vermont plates for a year


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On Jun 29, 2020, at 2:11 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes 
 wrote:


Can you get a title and a plate at the same time?  What does it 
cost for both?


--FT


On 6/29/20 2:08 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote:
The guy was probably going to go thru whatever process for lost 
titles in your state. Worth a shot to do the Vermont process. They 
won’t have any record of a lien.


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On Jun 29, 2020, at 11:55 AM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes 
 wrote:
I have a bill of sale I wrote up and the guy signed. I was going 
to do it through some guy who handles the paperwork but he checked 
and found the lien and said he couldn’t do it. I guess I can try.


--FT
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On Jun 28, 2020, at 5:45 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes 
 wrote:


Just fill out a bill of sale, does not matter what name you put 
on it, and get somebody to sign it.



On 6/28/2020 3:19 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes wrote:

On Sun, June 28, 2020 3:50 pm, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote:
Or, fill out a form, mail a check to Vermont and get a 
registration and

plates, then transfer to your state later.

What do you put on the form when you fill it out?
"This car belongs to a title loan company, but I'd sure 
appreciate it if

you'd issue a title for it in my name..."

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Re: [MBZ] Why are people on fakebook so stupid?

2020-05-27 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

You said "slave" take it to banned

--FT

On 5/27/20 11:12 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote:

Agreed. Thank you.

-D


On May 27, 2020, at 11:07 AM, Curt Raymond  wrote:

Well at least it wasn't a political post...

-Curt

On Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 10:56:27 AM EDT, Dan Penoff via Mercedes 
 wrote:


Ouch!

-D


On May 27, 2020, at 10:54 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com>> wrote:

I mean, you were told pretty explicitly how to deal with a clutch slave 
cylinder and couldn't listen to the advice given...
-Curt

On Monday, May 25, 2020, 7:06:33 PM EDT, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes 
mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com>> wrote:

Guy has a 210 that he says brakes don’t work and rears were smoking. I explain 
he probably has bad brake hoses swollen shut internally. He they goes on about 
how they are no leaking bla bla bla. Why can’t people just listen?

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Re: [MBZ] Hey Floyd

2020-04-22 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
Well I put them in a google folder and sent a link but it has not posted 
yet, I wonder if the Okiemail engine trashed it because of the link


--FT

On 4/22/20 11:17 AM, Craig via Mercedes wrote:

On Wed, 22 Apr 2020 10:35:11 -0400 Floyd Thursby via Mercedes
 wrote:


I can't send pics to the list, they always bounce.  Glad you mentioned
it, I should put them on a google drive folder or something

Send them to me.


Craig

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Re: [MBZ] Another V12 for Floyd

2020-04-21 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
Actually looks pretty decent but out of my range!  The wheels are 
probably worth quite a bit. I bet it would be lots of fun.


--FT


On 4/21/20 2:30 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote:

Cut the deal, come on down, I’ll put you up for the night.

https://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/cto/d/largo-2002-mercedes-s600-v12/7106751245.html

-D
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Re: [MBZ] MAKE REASONABLE OFFER NEED GONE

2020-04-18 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
I sent him back a message saying it is basically a parts car, I wouldn't 
want to insult him with a low offer (well, I wouldn't mind doing 
that...) but that is kinda where it is given the issue.  I ran the VIN 
and all these 06s pretty much were affected up to a certain engine 
number, which this car falls into the range.   Looks like there was some 
kind of class action on it that expired in 2015.


I sent him a note, no response yet, I'll let him sit on it the idea of a 
LOBALL OFFER


--FT

On 4/18/20 10:32 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote:

Agreed. You should run away from this as if your hair was on fire. Known issue, 
no cheap fix short of an engine rebuild. Their ask is stupid considering the 
issue at hand.

-D


On Apr 18, 2020, at 10:24 AM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes 
 wrote:

The sprockets wear to the point the cams are no longer in time.

Sent from my iPhone


On Apr 18, 2020, at 9:14 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes  
wrote:

The guy is pretty cranky, I guess if his car is f'd I would be too.  Maybe 
I'll take a road trip up to Murder Beach tomorrow and take a look at it, take 
the fancy computer and do a scan on it, see exactly what it is throwing.  I'm 
not sure why cam issues would cause limp mode unless the nannies are trying to 
keep it from imploding

--FT


what is the main symptom that indicates the balance shaft is bad?


Michael
The car is for sale if you want to do your own diagnosis. I have no clue.
OK thanks
Is it not running well, shaking, any particular issues?


Michael
Check engine came on. Car went into a limp mode and mechanic said balance shaft 
is bad and just sell the car
ah. Did he put a scanner on it to see what the code indicated?
limp mode can be caused by a lot of issues, not all particularly severe, a scan 
will indicate what the particular fault is


Michael
Read sellers description completely
Gotcha. You around tomorrow?


Michael
Yes. PM me when you would like to look at it

On 4/18/20 10:07 AM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote:
Certain check engine codes relating to camshaft timing. Requires massive tear 
down of the engine.

Sent from my iPhone


On Apr 18, 2020, at 8:53 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes  
wrote:

Well, this is helpful:

what is the main symptom that indicates the balance shaft is bad?


Michael
The car is for sale if you want to do your own diagnosis. I have no clue.


On 4/18/20 9:46 AM, Floyd Thursby wrote:

I have a different perspective on "reasonable"  I wonder if his mechanic knows 
what he is talking about.  Car shake at start?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1079281522451600

2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class MAKE REASONABLE OFFER NEED GONE
$2,000
Vehicles 
Listed 23 hours ago in Myrtle Beach, SC 



About This Vehicle…

Driven 198,000 miles
Automatic transmission
Exterior color: Silver
Fair condition 


Seller's description…

***MECHANIC SPECIAL*** This car runs and drives. From what the mechanic says, 
the balancing shaft is going bad and needs replaced. If you want it, come get 
it. It should be towed. I am not the mechanic so please don't ask me millions 
of questions. The title is clean and clear. Rear rotors and pads were just 
changed. Keywords: BMW, Hyundai, Sedan, Kia, Chevrolet, Dodge, Chrysler, 
Toyota, Audi, Volkswagen, Honda, Teenager, Family, Work, Free, Trade, GMC, 
Deal, Repair, Parts
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Re: [MBZ] Green 71 S-class

2020-04-14 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

I have no idea but it is a pretty color

--FT

On 4/14/20 11:52 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote:

What Randy said. I’m confused by the “S-class” statement.

-D


On Apr 14, 2020, at 11:50 AM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes 
 wrote:

Did I miss something? It does not say if it is gas or diesel. That is a 114 and 
not an S class.

RB


On 14/04/2020 10:25 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote:

Broken turn signal light in the one pic but looks nice

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/247361973075206

1971 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
$9,500
Vehicles 
Listed 20 hours ago in Savannah, GA 



  About This Vehicle…

Driven 75,000 miles
Manual transmission
Exterior color: Green
Good condition 


  Seller's description…

Dark green, 4 door, manual transmission sedan in excellent driving condition. 
Updated parts and routine service through Crumley's Compound here in Savannah. 
Odometer and speedometer not working but other gauges do. Odometer is just over 
75k and mechanic said by state of car, that is likely close to the reality of 
mileage. Interior is tan leather. More photos to come. Best offer considered.



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Re: [MBZ] Strange dizzy issue

2020-04-08 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
Well that's good.  You must have a clogged up ear or something. Or maybe 
the 5Gs and chemtrails are messing you up.  Put on your AFDB and see if 
that clears it up.


--FT

On 4/8/20 11:51 AM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote:

Diagnosis is in. Benign positional vertigo. Dr did the Epley maneuver which 
seemed to have isolated it to the left ear. When I moved to my left side it set 
it off. After doing the maneuver the first time, we did it a 2nd time which did 
not cause the issue so it seems to have helped. He printed off instructions to 
do at home if it returns.

Sent from my iPhone


On Apr 8, 2020, at 9:06 AM, Dwight Giles  wrote:


Kaleb- look up Eply maneuver- that is what my Dr. Prescribed. We have local PT who 
specializes in that maneuver treatment for vertigo. Can do it at home if spme holds 
you & helps on head turns.

Dwight Giles Jr.
Wickford RI


On Wed, Apr 8, 2020, 9:07 AM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes 
 wrote:
Issue MUCH worse today. If you have even ridden a spinning ride at an amusement 
park, I have that feeling constantly, it’s sort of the edge of being dizzy but 
not dizzy. I discovered was sets it off though. If I’m laying flat in bed if I 
roll over from one side to the other it’s intense dizziness which settles down 
after a couple of minutes. Does not seem to matter which way I go, if laying 
flat and change direction it seems to happen like clockwork. It’s got me to the 
point of some nausea as well due to the spinning. Calling to doctor this 
morning to see if I can get in today. If I can’t get in there today not sure I 
can wait to try and get this fixed so will then go to an urgent care. Although 
those seem to be a waste of time and money most of the time.

Sent from my iPhone


On Apr 8, 2020, at 5:47 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes  
wrote:

Were you juggling it?

-D


On Apr 7, 2020, at 9:46 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes  
wrote:

I have certainly never had anything happen like this before.  It was very 
strange in of itself but to have it hit suddenly and full force in the shop can 
be downright dangerous.  Lucky I only hit my head on the SDL.  I had a chainsaw 
sitting on the floor nearby that I could have hit.



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Re: [MBZ] STOP ME!!!

2020-02-18 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

OK IT WORKED

--FT

On 2/18/20 10:54 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote:

What a mess. Why would you even consider this unless you need some parts off of 
it?

-D


On Feb 18, 2020, at 10:40 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes 
 wrote:

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/235610501175072/

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Re: [MBZ] OT: FORTRAN

2020-02-10 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
so I looked that up, seems like I need a degree in Linux to figure out 
how to work it


--FT

On 2/10/20 2:09 PM, Jim Cathey via Mercedes wrote:

I need to find a FORTRAN compiler or app or whatever that can run on my Macs. I 
loved programming in it.

gcc does FORTRAN, so I hear.

-- Jim


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Re: [MBZ] $600E320 almost strands me

2020-02-03 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
Thanks, I looked it up on Benzworld and found a good post, although the 
pictures seem to be broken, but enough info to figure it out.


--FT

On 2/3/20 1:06 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote:

It’s located on/in the flywheel housing, typically at or around the 11 o’clock 
position looking rear to front (towards the driver’s side of the engine 
compartment.)

Often tough to see from above.

-D


On Feb 3, 2020, at 12:30 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes  
wrote:

Yesterday I drove the car, started twice, no issues.  I get home, jump in 
about an hour later to go out, crankie but no startie.  No CEL.  Jiggled wires 
around again, still no starties...  Not sure what the issue might be.

Where is the CPS?  I see where this is a common issue, maybe I should just swap 
it.

--FT


On 2/1/20 11:06 AM, Dwight Giles wrote:
Crank position sensor?

Dwight Giles Jr.
Wickford RI

On Sat, Feb 1, 2020, 10:52 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com>> wrote:

Last night I was leaving Costco and it would not fire off. Crank fine
but no petrol explosions.  It had been raining hard when I drove
there
so I was thinking there was some water somewhere, or loose
connection to
something.

Got under the hood and just started jiggling wires and connections
that
I could see and I guess something worked because it fired right off
then.  Will go look at it more closely today once it warms up a bit.
CEL light is on so I guess that might provide a clue.

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Re: [MBZ] has a few Dings and dongs

2020-01-04 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

We'll never get that on the album cover!

-_FT

On 1/4/20 12:23 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote:

“Gonna go downtown, gonna see my gal. Gonna sing her a song, gonna…”

Dave’s not here.

-D






On Jan 4, 2020, at 12:21 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes  
wrote:

Blind Melon Chitlin' is too old to drive, and he's selling his car?

If you have to ask, you probably don't want to know. If you still want to 
know...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hblTcG_Aq04=190

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Re: [MBZ] This may or may not be a little high but could be a potential decent deal

2019-12-28 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

They all have the million mile Mercedes engines

--FT

On 12/28/19 11:14 AM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote:

All of those have a lot more than 87k miles.

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On Dec 28, 2019, at 10:03 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes 
 wrote:

I'd look at this first

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/509115133031095/

Or this one

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/296553194621173/

This one is still intriguing

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/496043154602120/

This one looks really nice too

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/810424972756031/



On 12/28/19 10:40 AM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote:
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/441425260078381/


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Re: [MBZ] '65 Rambler American 440 3 speed convertible

2019-11-12 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
I had this young lady friend back some years ago who drove a light green 
Gremlin, she called it Lima Bean because it was the color of a a lima bean


--FT

On 11/12/19 11:01 AM, Dan--- via Mercedes wrote:

Being raised in a GM family, I always looked down my nose at anything AMC until 
my best friend’s folks bought a Gremlin that had (I think) a 302 V8 in it.

Holy mother of pearl would that thing go!

Totally reshaped my opinion of AMC products at the time.

-D


On Nov 12, 2019, at 10:03 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes 
 wrote:

My buddy in high school drove a 64 with a 327, it was quite peppy.  It also had 
the benefits of being a great date car...

--FT


On 11/12/19 9:49 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote:
OMG.  The rarity of this car is well deserved, e.g.e. who would want to
purchase it?  My college roommate had a Rambler sedan that was convenient
for dating, until I inadvertently drove it in winter without any coolant.
It rolled to a dead stop, causing significant damage

* 
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1965-rambler-american-440/?utm_source=dailymail_medium=email_campaign=2019-11-12
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Re: [MBZ] It's definitely green. Very Green. As green as green can be. Greener than any other green. So green...

2019-08-29 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

Turn your old car into new(er)!

--R

On 8/29/19 10:15 AM, Dan--- via Mercedes wrote:

Beautiful car, seller has been huffing spray paint, though. Even with the green 
paint, which one could say is bad or good, market on this car is probably more 
like $8k, maybe $9k.

-D


On Aug 29, 2019, at 10:08 AM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes  
wrote:

That's the supercharged SLK MrsPoos was looking for last year.
Color appears to be original.
Paint code 1:
810U - PRISMA GREEN METALLIC

732 - WOOD VERSION,BIRD'S EYE MAPLE BLACK/ANTHRACITE
http://mb-teilekatalog.info/view_DatacardAction.php?lang=E=WDBKK66F42F256352





On August 29, 2019 at 9:23 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes 
 wrote:


https://savannah.craigslist.org/cto/d/savannah-2002-m2002-mercedes-benz-slk32/6966634610.html

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Re: [MBZ] OT Boing 787 Investigation in SC

2019-08-05 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
That seems to be a situation where "I don't recall" would be perfectly 
valid answers.


-_FT

On 8/5/19 11:43 AM, G Mann via Mercedes wrote:

Some years ago, I was subpoenaed to testify in a court case post crash,
because I had signed a log book entry for a repair that was done to the
airplane 20 years before the crash. Won't say my time on the stand was
pleasant, or that questions were probing but I haven't needed a colonoscopy
since then..


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Re: [MBZ] Finnie Fun

2019-07-29 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

You reached the end of the road and apparently ran off it

--FT

On 7/29/19 3:52 PM, Craig via Mercedes wrote:

On Mon, 29 Jul 2019 13:35:25 -0400 Dan--- via Mercedes
 wrote:


Exactly.

Exactly what?


Craig



On Jul 29, 2019, at 1:04 PM, Craig via Mercedes
 wrote:

On Sun, 28 Jul 2019 09:12:50 -0400 Dan Penoff via Mercedes
 wrote:


Updates to the blog, probably the last for a while….

http://penoff.com/1965_220SEb_Blog/Entries/2019/7/14_Rock(er)
_and_Roll.html


http://penoff.com/1965_220SEb_Blog/Entries/2019/7/28_The_End_of_the_Roadhtml


The 14_Rock(er)_and_Roll.html page comes up as expected, but
the 28_The_End_of_the_Roadhtml does not. My browser just sits
there loading forever.

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Re: [MBZ] Impress Your Clients!

2019-07-28 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

BUT DOES SHE HAVE CLIENTS TO IMPRESS

--FT

On 7/28/19 5:09 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote:

280. No thanks. I’m going to be shopping for one of these with a larger 
displacement engine for the wife sometime soon. I would like to get her out of 
the SL500 nd into something a little more modern.

-D



On Jul 28, 2019, at 4:46 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes  
wrote:

Sold for over $52,000 new in 2006. That's over $66,000 in 2019 dollars. Now get 
here for 15% of that.

https://charleston.craigslist.org/cto/d/saint-helena-island-mercedes-hardtop/6943443790.html

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Re: [MBZ] how cool would this be with a 617

2019-07-13 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

stripped the pic


On 7/13/19 11:58 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote:


1955 Dodge Merita Bread Van
Orangeburg, SC·
$500

1955 Dodge Merita Bread Van, passenger front windshield broken, some 
rust, motor ran when parked 8 years ago, brakes not working, front 
sliding doors rear twin doors, seen by appointment in Orangeburg



On 7/13/19 11:46 AM, MG via Mercedes wrote:

can't tell. Post a picture.

MG

Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote:

Out of my rusted 300TD, SLS, etc?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2163311517112298/



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Re: [MBZ] OT Rogue tranny update

2019-07-11 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
Yeah I told her to hold off on getting tires and other stuff done that 
is not necessary quite yet.  She is quite excited that I am dealing with 
it and has absolved me of responsibility, so that is in my favor!  
Gaining points!


--FT

On 7/11/19 3:57 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote:

On 11/07/2019 2:49 PM, Craig via Mercedes wrote:

On Thu, 11 Jul 2019 15:42:15 -0400 Floyd Thursby via Mercedes
 wrote:


Car is throwing a code that suggests the torque converter clutch
solenoid is wonky.  Mech also noted fluid was dirty.  I am going to
order a solenoid kit, fluid, and filter, and change that stuff, looks
fairly easy and there is actually a very detailed illustrated repair
manual available for this particular tranny. While the internals might
be going bad, this will at least address the particular code issue,
maybe, and won't cost a lot or be a big job.  That is the first
suggested fix, with escalating to replace the torque converter or
transmission.

May you not have to escalate!


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Re: [MBZ] OBDII reader

2019-07-10 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
haha I built some little circuit using a resistor and transistor to read 
in real time the performance of my 87 Blazer that had the TBI and some 
computer that ran it (ALDR?).  Some Swedish or Norwegian guy had 
writtten a little software program that would read the data on a serial 
port on a laptop and display stuff in real time.  It was actually kinda 
entertaining.  I think I recall it plugging into an OBD port


--R

On 7/10/19 1:53 PM, fmiser via Mercedes wrote:

Floyd wrote:
I'm looking at the MB Star systems right now, about $600 with a
laptop to run the software, and the mux to talk to the car.
These OBD things won't do all the things on the Benzes but the
MB Star will do all of it.  The issue though is that the MB Star
system doesn't talk to any other cars, so you kinda need both I
guess if you want to work on a range of cars.

Wow.

The reader I have is a real bargain in comparison.  And it works
equally well with the factory systems on all the cars I own!  I
get full interface to all the computer controlled systems for both
diagnostics and even tweaking and modifying for the engine and the
entire chassis!!  And a really great feature is the user interface
is exactly the same for all the the engines!!  OM616, OM617, 6.2L
Detroit, Chevy 350 CID with a carburetor...

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Re: [MBZ] OT: HOAs and patina

2019-07-10 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

The handsome gents among us need a bit of extra assistance

--FT

On 7/10/19 11:19 AM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote:
I have coffee with a group of old fellows pretty much daily. The 
fellows wearing hats are all balding. There are a couple bald ones 
without hats but none of the fellows with a full head of hair wear 
hats. Maybe just a case of them protecting their bald heads when 
outdoors and carried over into the McDonald's but still sort of 
interesting that the people with hair do not wear hats.


On 09/07/2019 9:37 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote:

Hair is GREATLY overrated! No need to hide or apologize for not having
much/any.

On Tue, Jul 9, 2019 at 9:19 PM tyee165 via Mercedes 


wrote:


They are hiding the fact that they are bald.



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Re: [MBZ] Sheepskin seat covers

2019-07-09 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

Image may contain: people sitting and shoes

Use a bath mat from Target that matches your interior color, and punch 
two holes in it for the headrest to keep it in place. Done.

Hillbilly sheepskin.

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Re: [MBZ] OT so my friend bought a car yesterday

2019-07-01 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
Looked it up, it is called NS-2 for this model.  There are various 
aftermarket (and maybe some OEM suppliers) available.


There is a great forum for these cars, took a look at it and there was 
recent post about changing the fluid in this exact vehicle.  They also 
have the full TSMs posted to download so I got the tranny manual.


--FT

On 7/1/19 2:31 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes wrote:

On July 1, 2019 at 12:42 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes  
wrote:


CVT I have no experience with (mine have been manuals) but I do know
that they require a specific fluid that is different from standard ATF,
so be sure the shop knows what they are doing.

And Nissan has multiple generations of CVT fluid, not compatible with each 
other.
Best to take it to the dealer or use Nissan fluid from a dealer (several 
dealers sell the stuff through Amazon).

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Re: [MBZ] ML 722.6 connector leaking

2019-06-26 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

Excellent, that is what I want to know!

I'm gonna go buy summadis stuff 
https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/valvoline-maxlife-multi-vehicle-automatic-transmission-fluid-1-gallon-773775/8150020-P 
, looks like these trannies want some Special Sauce "236.14" to be happy 
and this works.  I'll have to dig up some of those 20% codes.


--FT

On 6/26/19 9:34 AM, Dan--- via Mercedes wrote:

You’re overthinking this...

The “codes” or errors are snapshots of faults that have occurred in the past or 
are currently present. The system will continue to operate properly in most 
cases, even with a fault code present.

Some faults are “soft” in that if they only happen a few times and don’t 
reoccur they go away. This would be like the CEL you get if your gas cap isn’t 
on tightly, for example.

Faults that meet or exceed a frequency thats not deemed acceptable are “hard” 
faults that don’t go away on their own and need to be cleared by the SDS. And 
example of this might be powering up the car while the airbag is disconnected, 
which results in a hard fault in the SRS system. It may mean that device or 
system is no longer functional.

-D


On Jun 26, 2019, at 9:25 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes  
wrote:

It did show that 3 shift solenoids had errors and I cleared those but I guess 
there are more deeper in there.  The PO told me it had a pump code (from the 
fancy computer) which is why he thought that was the offending element of the 
tranny troubles.

So if I don't clear the codes the tranny will still act wonky even if the leaky 
connector is the issue (assuming I get everything cleaned up)?

Maybe I need to think about getting a fancy computer...

--FT


On 6/26/19 8:50 AM, Dan--- via Mercedes wrote:
Correct.

OBDII are common codes, like for emissions stuff, and do not cover systems like 
ACC or transmission.

-D


On Jun 26, 2019, at 8:24 AM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes 
 wrote:

I was reading that I need the fancy computer to clear trans codes?  I cleared 
the OBD codes but I guess there are others only the fancy computer can clear?

--FT
Sent from iPhone


On Jun 26, 2019, at 7:50 AM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes  
wrote:

I vote for fix it first, then bring the maintenance up to date.
replace the connector, clear the transmission memory, and see if it shifts.
if yes, go in and change the fluid and filter.
If no, think about changing the conductor plate, but before you do anything, 
see if there's ATF in the transmission computer.

Mitch.

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Re: [MBZ] ML 722.6 connector leaking

2019-06-25 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
I looked at another coupla vids of replacing the conductor plate, it 
seems like the electrical connector thingie is what seals it up, one 
o-ring into the conductor plate electrical socket and the other seals 
against the transmission body and the fluid is contained between the 2 
o-rings.


I'm gonna drop the pan and just go ahead and replace the fluid and 
filter, at least that will be done.


The car is surprisingly clean underneath, I guess maybe he detailed it 
before he tried to sell it.  :Looks like a bit of PS fluid dripping but 
nothing too bad, there are some new tranny cooler hoses in there, the 
vehicle looks pretty well maintained (aside from this issue).


--FT

On 6/25/19 8:18 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote:
I pulled off the electrical connector (easy on the ML, fair amount of 
room to work in there) and there was a lot of fluid in there.  I 
sopped up what I could up in the transmission hole where the 
connectors are, coming off the conductor plate it looks like. I 
sprayed contact cleaner in there too but it seems to keep leaking out 
fluid and it is not particularly clean either.  I'm wondering if this 
guy I bought it from actually changed the conductor plate like he 
said.  I'm not quite sure why it would keep leaking. Looking at pics 
of the conductor plate I don't see how it seals up against the 
transmission body where it goes out the hole, there don't appear to be 
any orings in there.


Any thoughts on why it is leaking out the transmission hole?  Are the 
o-rings in the connector (I have a new one but the old one looked OK) 
what keeps things from leaking?


I don't think it wicked up the wires but I will pull the TCU and look 
at it too after I sort this aspect out.


The fluid looked dirty and nasty, I'm wondering if I should just drop 
the pan and drain out the fluid and pulled the valve body and take a 
look at the conductor plate and see exactly what is going on?  I see 
new ones plus filter, gasket and connector for $80 on Amazon, some 
generic part I am thinking but since there are so many of these things 
out there I guess it would be OK.  Although I do have a filter and 
connector already, just the conductor plate is only $7 less.




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Re: [MBZ] My future $500GLS580

2019-06-25 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
They will still want like $5k for an EMPed example, because it is a 
Merzaydeez, easy fix just don't have the time...


--FT

On 6/25/19 3:50 PM, G Mann via Mercedes wrote:

True bottom feeder material. after all the electrons escape from the
magic smoke boxes and it's only way home is via a roll back tow truck...
Question then is how do I make it work without all the electron smoke
boxes... you know... for really really cheeep?

On Tue, Jun 25, 2019 at 7:29 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
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When all the electronics are toast


https://jalopnik.com/the-2020-mercedes-benz-gls-has-impossible-shoes-to-fill-1835419693

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Re: [MBZ] Should Be A Convertible Soon Too

2019-06-25 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

haha yeah i saw that, it is weirdly compelling...

--FT

On 6/25/19 11:55 AM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes wrote:


Rick



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Re: [MBZ] ***SPAM*** OT: Redneck Engineering

2019-06-08 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

oh hell yes. I am so doing that

--FT

On 6/8/19 11:57 AM, Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes wrote:


  


Greg



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

2019-06-04 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
yo dude i'm gonna stack and stance my 300, can I run my used oil in the 
fuel so I can roll coal after I do the EGR and K upgrade?


--FT

On 6/4/19 9:41 AM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote:

I was in my early 20’s. The difference between us and these dumb ass kids on 
the fakebook group is we actually wanted to lean and listen to advice. These 
guys think they already know everything and won’t listen to advice.

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Re: [MBZ] SL top

2019-05-29 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
Yeah me too, needed probably another foot or so clearance to get it in, 
even tilting it


--FT

On 5/29/19 9:05 AM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote:

I am kind of surprised it won’t fit inside the suburban.

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Re: [MBZ] SL top

2019-05-29 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
The car has it's own on it now, I have not pulled it off yet. The 
pistons probably don't work so I don't want to fool with it really, but 
I suppose I should pop it off at some point.  Just a PITA, I have to 
find someone to help do it


--FT

On 5/29/19 9:02 AM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes wrote:

You couldn't mount it on the R129, or the R129 already had a hard top on it?


On May 29, 2019 at 8:33 AM Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes 
 wrote:


Had to strap it to the roof of the Suburban

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Re: [MBZ] 1997 Mercedes E420 SD ·,$2,000

2019-05-20 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
you know I am thinking it is probably something simple, wonder if it is 
throwing a code for something.  It could be a really nice car for $1500, 
wonder if he would take that.  Would have to go to Murder Beach to check 
it out though, it's like a 2hr drive.  I kinda like the $500E300 though, 
good fuel mileage, but this one looks a bit nicer.


--FT

On 5/20/19 11:17 AM, M. Mitchell Marmel via Mercedes wrote:

Prolly has a bad sparkplug coil.

On Mon, May 20, 2019 at 9:54 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:


Not sure what a E420SD is, but doesn't look bad, runs rough

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2389919124363106/

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Re: [MBZ] It's a Mercedes 1116 box truck

2019-05-10 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
The guy came back at me with $1100, he wants it gone soon.  It would 
cost maybe $500 to get it towed to where I want it, I don't want to fool 
with getting it running right now.  I could get a big container for 
$1600 so not a good deal just from a storage aspect.  I sent him back 
$800 offer, that could work.


He's got this one for sale too, it's clapped out too 
https://charleston.craigslist.org/cto/d/charleston-2000-gmc-box-truck/6881998105.html


hahaha maybe I should offer $1500 for both of them?

--FT

On 5/6/19 3:19 PM, Curley McLain via Mercedes wrote:
the 11 is rated 11 metric tons  (tonnes) and the 16 is related to HP 
or Kw.  Anyhow, that was the bigger truck, the 1113 was the smaller 
one.   Rectangular headlights marks it as one of the last years imported.


All in all a great truck, hard to kill, but a bit like driving a 220D. 
They still run them in SA and Africa.   Put it on copart an watch the 
nigerian kings bid.




Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote on 5/6/19 1:36 PM:
https://charleston.craigslist.org/cto/d/charleston-classic-mbz-box-truck-with/6882187434.html 



Wonder if it can get running (and would stop)?  Looks like tires have 
air in them.


Offer $800?  From a quick googling it looks like these are fairly 
common and parts are likely easy to get.


Is it BaTworthy? 
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1979-mercedes-benz-l-1116-om352-a-turbo-diesel/ 



here's one running and outfitted sold for $1800 
https://www.proxibid.com/1980-Mercedes-L-1116-S1/lotInformation/38664184





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Re: [MBZ] FS just up the road

2019-04-29 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
Yes he flew it yesterday morning early before the winds picked up.  It's 
not waterproof, so that aspect is a bit concerning, esp if launching 
from a boat or it crashes in the water.  I told him to zip tie some 
plastic bottles to it to give some flotation. $1500 is not cheap, but it 
is worth the risk I guess.


--FT

On 4/29/19 9:09 AM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes wrote:

The limiting factor will be wind, especially at sea, so hopefully he knows
the limits of the machine and keeps "a weather-eye aloft".

Probably would be a good idea to develop plans for recovery of the drone in
high winds, like (1) recognize when winds exceed ability of the drone, and
(2) ID a down-wind recovery point, or (3) change altitude to get winds more
favorable to recovery.  Is it water proof and does it float?
-
Max
Charleston SC


On Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 8:56 AM Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes <
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My buddy who does coral research just bought a $1500 quadcopter for
research purposes. Yesterday he had it out testing it using a takeoff,
programmed flight path, and return to takeoff position. All on autopilot
using the phone “remote controller” and copter gps locations.   He said it
would land consistently within a foot of its launch point after flying
around for about 30min. This performance using a probably $5 GPS chip the
size of a small cracker...

He programmed it (using an app on his phone that talks to the machine) to
fly a grid at a certain altitude and snap images every few meters that can
then be combined into a large high-res photogrammetry image that will have
sub-centimeter resolution and can be used to make 3D images too. This takes
a huge amount of time to process on a computer using some special software
that is readily available. His colleague has some camera filters they can
use to get multispectral images too, compile them into layers.

He’s taking it to Indonesia in a coupla weeks to do offshore coral
surveys.  I’m going to go visit some evening this week and check it out.



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Re: [MBZ] 123 antenna

2019-04-25 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

silicone spray on a rag

--R

On 4/25/19 2:09 PM, Dwight Giles via Mercedes wrote:

Got my CD uncovered  & driving it. Antenna seems to stick partway down.
Looks like black dried grease -what should I use to clean it? Lube it? I am
not interested in tinkering another Hirschmann. THX

Dwight Giles Jr.
Wickford RI
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Re: [MBZ] This is disturbing

2019-04-17 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

I'd do that

--FT

On 4/17/19 4:40 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote:

How’s about this:

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/420583321846450/

-D



On Apr 17, 2019, at 4:34 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes  
wrote:

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/280426919493891/

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Re: [MBZ] This is disturbing

2019-04-17 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
The bumpers look like those continental kit things you used to see 
mounted on Lincolns and such, that stuck out about 2ft in the rear.  I 
just don't recall seeing any that large.  The color is a bit odd but not 
too bad.


--FT

On 4/17/19 4:38 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote:

Why?

The cat? The chrome and pin striping? The color?

-D



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wrote:

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/280426919493891/

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Re: [MBZ] pilot-less “flying taxi”

2019-04-05 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
I don't think I would want to ride in one of those.  Might cut my legs 
off getting in and out


--FT

On 4/5/19 4:04 PM, archer75--- via Mercedes wrote:

As carmakers push ahead with self-driving vehicles, an Austrian aerospace 
company and its Chinese partner showed off their pilot-less “flying taxi” for 
the first time in Europe on Thursday.

The drone’s 16 propellers hummed loudly as it rose above the pitch at Vienna’s 
Generali Arena, home to soccer club Austria Wien. The slim plane, which weighs 
750 pounds, circled in the air briefly and came down within a few minutes.

The EHang 216, which can seat two passengers, has been tested comprehensively 
and is essentially ready for mass production, said Derrick Xiong, co-founder of 
Chinese drone maker EHang.

Joining the race for new autonomous aircraft services that do not require 
runways, EHang entered a strategic partnership with Austria’s FACC, owned by 
Chinese aerospace group AVIC, last year, aiming to offer short-haul services 
for passengers, industrial equipment and urgent medical deliveries.

The drone can fly at up to 150 km per hour (90 mph) for almost half an hour, 
FACC Chief Executive Officer Robert Machtlinger said. “It can travel between 50 
and 70 kilometers depending on the payload.”

The passenger cabin is small, with leg room that taller passengers might find 
less-than adequate, an Austrian photographer who took part in a demonstration 
flight told Reuters.

FACC says it has already received several thousand orders for the $336,000 
drone, with the highest demand in China.

Competitors working toward offering autonomous flying cars early in the next 
decade range from aerospace giant Airbus to Uber and AeroMobil.

“Technically... urban mobility, flying without a pilot is possible, it’s not a 
dream, it’s existing,” said Machtlinger. “What is hindering us to go into 
larger volumes is regulation,” he added. A future legal framework for 
autonomous flying vehicles should regulate communication with other planes and 
helicopters and provide traffic rules, he said.

Austria supports international efforts to quickly establish the necessary 
regulation, said transport minister Norbert Hofer.

“I hope that Austria will be the place where thousands of these drones, of 
these air taxis will be built and I hope that very soon we will see a lot of 
these air taxis in the air,” Hofer said.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/04/pilot-less-air-taxi-takes-off-in-vienna-demonstration-flight.html

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Re: [MBZ] Bargain of the day

2019-03-26 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

Yeah I figured, I wonder what the rest of the restoration entails.

--FT

On 3/26/19 11:14 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote:

That’s pretty realistic depending on condition.

-D



On Mar 26, 2019, at 10:58 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes 
 wrote:

https://charleston.craigslist.org/cto/d/wadmalaw-island-230-sl-1966/6850652990.html

A buddy of mine has a white/black 66 230SL that is showroom condition, wonder 
what it would go for

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Re: [MBZ] that'll buff out

2019-03-07 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
Second owner project car lo miles, ran out of funds, my loosed you're 
gains.  Make offer.  No loballers I no what I got


--FT

On 3/7/19 6:57 PM, G Mann via Mercedes wrote:

Should have some fun with this one:
Ran when parked.
Air blows ice cold.
Not flood damaged.
Paint faded.
Clear title.
May need tires.

Anyone think of some other tags to use in the CraigsList ad for this one?

On Thu, Mar 7, 2019 at 2:15 PM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:


Way overpriced at $0.00

On Thu, Mar 7, 2019 at 2:48 PM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:


https://www.copart.com/lot/27680089

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Re: [MBZ] M112/W210 Water Pump

2019-02-24 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
I did the water pump on the $500E300, I took out the radiator to have 
some room to work.  had to take the fan off too.  It wasn't a terribly 
bad job, just annoying to have to take out other stuff to get to the WP, 
which it turned out was OK, it was that stupid alternator clutch 
pulley.  Replaced the hoses while I had the radiator out, figured it was 
reasonable to do that too.  Was good, because the top one had a long 
tear in it I couldn't see about ready to let go.


--FT

On 2/24/19 12:31 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote:

Anyone done one of these? Are they a PITA or not bad?

And this would be on my 1998 wagon, so there’s a fan and fan clutch involved.

Thanks,

-D
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Re: [MBZ] I posted this in BW but maybe y'all have an idea -- SL600 suspension

2019-02-05 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
Apparently 2 valves, one for front and one for rear, it would appear the 
front valve has failed (or nearly so as it drops slowly).  tophydraulics 
want $500 for a rebuild.  I have to research some more, see if it is 
DIYable.  Saw a chinesium valve for like $450 "new."


--FT

On 2/5/19 9:52 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote:

I haven’t, and as a result my understanding of this system is limited. Are 
there two or more valves, or just the leveling valve in the rear like on two 
wheel SLS? And if there is only one valve in the rear, where are the front 
spheres connected in the system relative to the leveling valve?

If all four wheels (spheres) are connected together, I would think that if one 
or more failed it could affect the system as a whole. Even more so if more than 
one was bad.

-D



On Feb 5, 2019, at 9:46 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes  
wrote:

I did indeed, educamated me immensely; hence, my logic, flawed as it might be.

--FT

On 2/4/19 2:51 PM, Dan--- via Mercedes wrote:

This is the four wheel version, not rear wheel SLS.

Floyd, have you read the ultimate ADS thread on BW?

https://www.benzworld.org/forums/r129-sl-class/1426458-ads-suspension-ultimate-thread.html#post3321464

-D

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Re: [MBZ] Huge price drop! $915!

2019-01-18 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
This is the next street over from a friend I am going to visit in a 
little while, I'll take a look at it


--R

On 1/18/19 10:33 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote:
I might go do a drive-by on this, gotta head over that way today. 
Seriously, anyone have an interest in a beater?


https://charleston.craigslist.org/cto/d/charleston-1999-s320-mercedes-benz/6786271449.html 





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Re: [MBZ] OT fixing a light fixture, phenolic socket or porcelain? now LEDs

2018-12-25 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
Yeah I've been putting the Costco bulbs in everywhere too, at least 
lights that are not on dimmers.  The warm white gives a pleasant light.  
I got some LED floods too, maybe 100W? they were pretty cheap for a 6 
pack, while not rated "outdoors" the housings are plastic and say water 
resistant or some such.  They put out really good bright light, I am 
surprised.  The heavy glass halogens burn out quickly, those things 
don't last despite what the boxes say, and are a lot more expensive.


In the kitchen fixtures I made I put in ceramic GU10 sockets (banggood) 
and LED mini-floods (banggood too), I got 3 kinds of different color 
temps and output.  Some of them have burned out now after 4 years, and 
some blink, I guess it is the power supply circuits in them that fry, 
whatever they are.  Anyway the bulbs were a lot cheaper than anything 
else here, so I guess I can put up with changing them every now and 
then, I bought a bunch of spares.  They are all really bright, if I turn 
on any set (I have 4 banks around the kitchen) it is way brighter than 
daylight, which I was kinda looking for in prepping and cooking.  I have 
halogen GU10s in tracks on the high peaked ceiling to wash it, and some 
recessed above one set of counters, they are pretty much enough for 
anything else.  I ran a LED string about 25ft long on top of the 
cabinets facing up to the little ceiling over them and under the loft 
area, that was warm white LEDs too, and that looks nice as just sort of 
a night light.


I bought a bunch of single RGB LEDs and Arduinos and remote controllers 
I was going to build strips to put under the cabinets to light the 
counters there, I never got them set up but I thought it would be kinda 
cool to set different "mood" colors.  I ran some wiring to hook them 
into switches that control some USB/power outlets that put out 2A on the 
USB sockets, that's more than enough to run a whole string of them.  I 
put Ethernet cable in the walls to connect them.  Maybe in my enforced 
downtime I can get to that fairly passive project, I have all that stuff 
in a project box somewhere.


--FT


On 12/25/18 3:06 PM, Craig via Mercedes wrote:

On Tue, 25 Dec 2018 13:06:06 -0500 Max Dillon via Mercedes
 wrote:


I haven't seen any LED bulbs that I'd like now, but maybe in a few
years, then with the lower heat load and lower current of LED, cheap
will last nearly forever.

I waited for years for LED bulbs to be made which will replace 100 Watt
incandescents. I recently discovered them at Costco: 120 VAC LED bulbs
which put out 1600 lumens made by FEIT. I think their part number is
CEOM100/930/4(N).

In illumining our "kitchen" area, we have substituted four LED bulbs,
drawing 70 W total for twelve F096/741/ECO bulbs labeled 52 W. That's
624 W for the bulbs -- who knows what it takes to run the ballasts!
If one guesses 20 W, the total for the fluorescents approaches 900 W,
more than an order of magnitude than the LED bulbs.


Craig

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Re: [MBZ] SL600 & ML320 fun

2018-12-17 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
Ha I haven't done anything with the top, or the car for that matter 
other than drive it twice (until I get the spheres replaced), so this is 
basically an initial issue.  It rained like hell here Fri and Saturday 
so I wasn't able to do anything with it until yesterday when I had a 
bunch of other stuff to do outside too.


I need to get a buddy over to try to get the top off, probably have to 
wait until the weekend now.


I am guessing the top hydraulics are inop given the o-ring repair kit in 
the trunk, but I have not taken off the hard top and tried to cycle the 
soft top, so nothing to report there.


I'll report back when I know more...

On a related matter, this girl really wants to get this car out of her 
garage, she had it listed for $2k, she pinged me a little while ago, I 
offered her $300 which is probably too much but I'll see.  If nothing 
else a lot of good paatz maybe to keep the SL600 going... or sell the 
wreck to Kleb!


https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1855122984563696/

--FT


On 12/17/18 10:31 AM, Dan--- via Mercedes wrote:

The top system, while complex from an engineering standpoint, is pretty easy to 
troubleshoot.  I would direct you to Klaus’s “Top Hydraulics” web site (Google 
it) where you can find some troubleshooting information as well.

Have you attempted to remove the hard top?  I ask because if you have using the 
funky wrench it’s very, very possible that a top latch microswitch is out of 
whack.  They’re easy to get this way, and when acting up will create any number 
of irritating errors in the system.

You’re not giving us enough information to go on here. We need to know what you 
have or haven’t done with the top recently.  That, and if I recall, the 
hydraulics aren’t fully functional, correct?

-D


On Dec 17, 2018, at 10:15 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes 
 wrote:

I ordered a thermostat from FCP, it is a 90deg casting with the actual tstat in 
the bottom, there is the big outlet and a small one at top, hoses are long 
enough to remove easily.  So that's on the way I guess.

I have been reading some posts on benzworld on the top and my head is hurting!  A 
demonically complex system they designed there.  All for "convenience" I 
guess...  I'll go out and cycle the top switch again according to the manual, if it is 
still blinking I need to put an LED on the diagnostic plug per all the stuff I have been 
reading, or figure out if the blinks on the switch itself mean anything.  There is no 
chime, just the switch light illuminated and blinking.  I think it is actually locked, it 
does not move although it rattled a bit when I drove it, but that might just be the 
log-wagon suspension problem right now.

I shall keep the list posted on this adventure, though I am ready to sell all 
these others and just drive the 126, nice and simple (once the heat is working).

--FT



On 12/16/18 7:51 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote:
If the thermostat is like the one on the M119 V8, it’s part of an aluminum 
housing, not a separate part from the housing.  Also, if there’s a short 90 
degree hose that goes to the housing, get one of those.  If the original or an 
old one is on there, it won’t flex enough for you to get the t-stat fitting 
into the hose.  Even with a new, flexible hose it’s a major PITA to get 
everything put back together.

The flashing light in the top switch can mean any number of things, it may be 
accompanied by a chime.  If so, the top isn’t latched or the controller 
“thinks” the top isn’t latched.  This can be something as simple as a latch 
microswitch on the top frame latches being out of adjustment or a controller 
issue.

One question - is the roll bar down with the top in place?  It should be.  
You’ve also got “tilt” switches on the rear trailing arms that will cause the 
roll bar to deploy if the angle of the car exceeds a preset amount, measured 
somewhat crudely by the rear suspension geometry through those switches.  For 
example, if you jump a curb on one side of the car with the rear the roll bar 
can deploy.  It's pretty violent but not anything dangerous or I ordered a 
thermostat from FCP, it is a 90deg casting with the actual

tstat in the bottom, there is the big outlet and a small one at top, hoses are 
long enough to remove easily.  So that's on the way I guess.

I have been reading some posts on benzworld on the top and my head is hurting!  A 
demonically complex system they designed there.  All for "convenience" I 
guess...  I'll go out and cycle the top switch again according to the manual, if it is 
still blinking I need to put an LED on the diagnostic plug per all the stuff I have been 
reading, or figure out if the blinks on the switch itself mean anything.  There is no 
chime, just the switch light illuminated and blinking.  I think it is actually locked, it 
does not move although it rattled a bit when I drove it, but that might just be the 
log-wagon suspension problem right now.

I shall keep the list posted on this 

Re: [MBZ] OT: Compost from road kill (Mitch Haley)

2018-12-09 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
I had an 87 Blazer I loved but it rusted out in the rear after I moved 
to Houston from Boston area and the rear tailgate would no longer open.  
I had put a new engine in it, which I pulled along with the tranny and 
have in the garage, and gave the hulk to some guy I knew who was into 
cars.  Engine had the TBI which was somewhat problematic toward the 
end.  I found some app a guy in Finland or somewhere had made to run on 
XP, along with a little circuit he designed you could tap into the ALDI 
(I think that is what it was called) and read engine data in real time 
on a laptop.  I did that a few times, it was kinda interesting, but 
reprogramming the computer was a very involved thing.  A newer 4bbl or a 
controllable throttle body injection system would probably be the thing 
to do if I ever do something with the engine.  As I recall it would get 
about 17 on the highway, about what the 96 Silverado and 2000 Suburban 
get.  Not a lot of progress in that aspect.


--FT


On 12/9/18 10:58 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote:

The 88 had throttle body injection, so it was actually pretty good on fuel, 
especially on the highway.

-D



On Dec 9, 2018, at 10:46 AM, tyee165 via Mercedes  wrote:

I drove an 86 Silverado Suburban for almost 10 years. Red with the cream stripe 
around the middle. 2WD, barn doors, 3rd seat etc. Rear air caused trouble. Salt 
ate the pipes underneath twice. 350 4 barrel was great. OD auto not so good. 
Rebuilt once and needed to be done again by 200 K miles when I sold it.


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Re: [MBZ] CL Photog of the week

2018-12-07 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
Those pics weren't even taken here, looks like kollyfawnya.  The address 
listed is a house in the woods.


--R


On 12/7/18 9:48 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote:

E55 or E350 or what?

I might have to go look at this for grins, if it is indeed located 
here.  I'll ax for a VIN


https://charleston.craigslist.org/cto/d/mercedes-benz-class-e350-4/6766357910.html 






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Re: [MBZ] Anyone have any experience with this outfit?

2018-12-06 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

$120k, but that has nothing to do with the crap "manual" I got

--FT


On 12/6/18 4:18 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote:

That's cheap for a car that probably cost over $100k.

On Thu, Dec 6, 2018 at 4:13 PM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:


Well I spent $26 and downloaded 511MB of something.  It is some sort of
MB manual, but it is not a "repair" manual like the 123, 126, 107 CDs.
It has some descriptive stuff about various parts and systems, but
really nothing on the actual repair procedures, parts, tools, torques,
etc. so it is pretty much useless.  Really does not have much in the way
of "service" info either.  Some of the listings make reference to things
like "Test and adjustment procedures are described in the repair
instructions in Group 91" but then there is no link or info about this
reference.

I opened a ticket explaining all that, will see what they say.

 OEM SERVICE AND REPAIR MANUAL SOFTWARE FOR THE 1995 MERCEDES-BENZ
 SL600...

 If you need a repair manual for your Mercedes-Benz, you've come to
 the right place. Now you can get your repair manual in a convenient
 digital format. Old paper repair manuals just don't compare! This
 downloadable repair manual software covers the Mercedes-Benz SL600
 and is perfect for any do-it-yourselfer.


--FT


On 12/5/18 3:12 PM, Karl Wittnebel via Mercedes wrote:

Im pretty sure I have used them and it worked fine.

On Tue, Dec 4, 2018, 11:49 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:


Mentioned in this thread




https://www.benzworld.org/forums/r129-sl-class/1409559-best-source-mercedes-benz-r129-sl-8.html

Looks like this product can be downloaded




https://www.emanualonline.com/Cars/Mercedes/SL_Class/1995-Mercedes_Benz-SL600-Service-%252526-Repair-Manual-Software.html

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Re: [MBZ] OT: Alligator attack in SC

2018-08-22 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
As a reminder, Kiawah is home to over 600 alligators that live and 
travel throughout all of Kiawah's ponds.

*Please remember:*
* Never feed, harass or approach an alligator. When people feed 
alligators, they lose their fear of humans, creating a dangerous situation.
* Use extreme caution around ponds, stay away from pond edges, and never 
swim or wade in island ponds.

* Keep pets away from pond edges at all times.

On 8/22/18 10:01 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote:

A woman died Monday morning in a suspected alligator attack on Hilton Head
Island in South Carolina, police said.


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Re: [MBZ] I'm thinking about this. CARFAX???

2018-08-21 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

Thanks, yeah he did a fluid/filter change too, still no go

--FT


On 8/21/18 2:07 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes wrote:

Has the filter been changed?


Vehicle History Report™
1999 MERCEDES-BENZ ML320
VIN: 4JGAB54E1XA060094
4 DOOR WAGON/SPORT UTILITY
3.2L V6 F SOHC
GASOLINE
ALL WHEEL DRIVE
Accident reported: minor damage
CARFAX 1-Owner vehicle
28 Service history records
Personal vehicle
Last owned in Georgia
69 Detailed records available
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CARFAX. Other information about this vehicle, including problems, may not have 
been reported to CARFAX. Use this report as one important tool, along with a 
vehicle inspection and test drive, to make a better decision about your next 
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No Problem
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GUARANTEED - None of these major title problems were reported by a state 
Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). If you find that any of these title 
problems were reported by a DMV and not included in this report, CARFAX will 
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Total Loss
No total loss reported to CARFAX.   
Structural Damage
No structural damage reported to CARFAX.
Airbag Deployment
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Odometer Check
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Accident / Damage
Accident reported on 07/20/2015.Minor
Damage
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Recalls Reported
CARFAX Detailed History
Owner 1
Purchased: 1998Personal vehicle
Mileage:Source: Comments:
9/19/98
Georgia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Atlanta, GA Vehicle purchase reported
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
11/2/98
29 mi.
Georgia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Roswell, GA Odometer reading reported
11/2/98
Georgia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Title #00035562868  Title issued or updated
First owner reported
11/2/98
Georgia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Atlanta, GA
Title #35562868 Title or registration issued
6/22/01
32,484 mi.
Service FacilityRecommended maintenance performed
Brake light bulb(s) replaced
Vehicle washed/detailed
11/5/01
37,309 mi.
Service FacilityOil and filter changed
Four tires balanced
Four tires mounted
Floor console replaced
Window switch replaced
Vehicle washed/detailed
12/12/01
38,567 mi.
Service FacilityRecommended maintenance performed
Drivability/performance checked
Engine checked
Transfer case overhauled/replaced
Transfer case replaced
One tire mounted
One tire balanced
Vacuum switching valve replaced
Emission system checked
Tire condition and pressure checked
Vehicle washed/detailed
2/2/02
40,988 mi.
Service FacilityRecommended maintenance performed
Engine checked
Fuel pressure checked
Fuel pump replaced
4/23/02
43,772 mi.
Georgia
Inspection Station  Passed emissions inspection
5/6/02
44,419 mi.
Service FacilityRecommended maintenance performed
Wheel lug stud(s) replaced
5/20/02
45,247 mi.
Service FacilityDash light bulb(s) replaced
11/23/02
58,148 mi.
Service FacilityRecommended maintenance performed
Transmission replaced
Shift linkage repaired
Brakes checked
Front brake pads replaced
Brake fluid flushed/changed
Brake fluid reservoir replaced/repaired
Cup holder replaced
4/22/03
69,777 mi.
Georgia
Inspection Station  Passed emissions inspection
6/25/03
73,715 mi.
Service FacilityVehicle serviced
9/25/03
79,083 mi.
Service FacilityVehicle serviced
11/4/03
81,898 mi.
Service FacilityVehicle serviced
2/9/04
85,455 mi.
Service FacilityFour tires balanced
Four tires mounted
Vehicle washed/detailed
5/3/04
88,865 mi.
Georgia
Inspection Station  Passed emissions inspection
8/11/04
94,226 mi.
Service FacilityRecommended maintenance performed
Wheel(s) replaced
Front brake rotor(s) replaced
Front brake pads replaced
Vehicle washed/detailed
4/30/05
105,935 mi.
Georgia
Inspection Station  Passed emissions inspection
4/25/06
120,289 mi.
Georgia
Inspection Station  Passed emissions inspection
4/24/07
138,663 mi.
Georgia
Inspection Station  Passed emissions inspection
4/24/07
Georgia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Roswell, GA
Title #00035562868  Registration issued or renewed
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
Vehicle color noted as Gray
6/16/08
158,736 mi.
Georgia
Inspection Station  Passed emissions inspection
4/24/09
174,829 mi.
Georgia
Inspection Station  Passed emissions inspection
4/24/09
Georgia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Roswell, GA
Title #00035562868  Registration issued or renewed
Vehicle color noted as Gray
4/18/10
202,527 mi.
Georgia
Inspection Station  Failed 

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes 1982 300CD CRACK!!!

2018-07-21 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
I ought to get the new brakes on this one I have and sell it for that 
big money


--FT


On 7/21/18 3:54 PM, Dwight Giles via Mercedes wrote:

Well according to NADA 8500 is average retail. Fred just found one a friend
of mine for 2500. Top retail is,15k. Prices on these going up.

Dwight Giles Jr.
1982 300CD
2005 E320 4matic
Wickford RI

On Jul 21, 2018 3:45 PM, "Kevin Kraly via Mercedes" 
wrote:


https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/d/mercedescd/6649518934.html

favorite this post Mercedes 1982 300CD - $9500 hide this posting
about 2 hours ago
image 1 of 2

1982 Mercedes

fuel: gas
odometer: 121000
title status: clean
transmission: automatic

Classic Mercedes 300 CD Cared for by a Mercedes and diesel lover. No major
maintenance issues. Inside is in great original condition. Navy blue seats
in very good shape. Engine runs well and has no issues. gas gauge does not
operate. that is about the only mechanical issue. The car does need a paint
job to make it shine. a little TLC will have this car ready for another
100k miles. please use email for contact.
do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers


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Re: [MBZ] the engine of these cars will last up to 500,000

2018-07-11 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

on free veg oil

--FT


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"Gets 40 mpg"



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Re: [MBZ] This $500now$900E300D

2018-06-23 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
I was driving this thing last night and got the nannies to intervene a 
coupla times on my spirited driving!  Even the radio volume started 
sorta working better, so that is encouraging too!


An occasional squeak has started somewhere, sounds almost like a water 
pump skreech, will have to check it out.


I think I'm gonna go out and put some vacuum on the AC and see if that 
will hold.  It would be sweet to get some air BLOWING ICE COLD!


--FT


On 6/22/18 7:38 AM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes wrote:

The wonders of the Italian Tune-Up!  Get the AC working and Kaleb will take
it off your hands for at least $750 I'll bet.

Speaking of AC, I've pretty much decided that I'm going to pull the dash on
the White Whale and replace all the vacuum pods so I can get cold air from
the center dash vent.  Found an old thread by Dave M where he claims he can
R a 124 dash and replace the vacuum in about 5 hours.  I really should
fix up the AC in my '95 E300 so I can drive that in the event that the job
takes me 5 days.

-
Max
Charleston SC

On Thu, Jun 21, 2018 at 10:45 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:


I drove the thing this evening. I dumped a can of liquimoly fuel additive
in about half a tank. It is actually starting and running better and
better. It handles and rides tight. Had a lot of fun acceleration and I’m
using all of it as often as possible.

This weekend I’ll see if the AC will hold vac and try to get that BLOWING
ICE COLD. It was 95F when I got into it this evening. Didn’t think it was
quite that warm today but maybe. But with windows down it wasn’t half bad.

I’m liking this thing. I might go look at that apparently dead 210 wagon
this weekend. See if I could get it cheepcheep and swap some bits around.



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[MBZ] Fwd: Mercedes Benz E320 Mechanical Special

2018-06-21 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
This is the kind of thing CL is good for. Clapped out POS wagon engine munched? 
 Maybe I’ll just go look at it for grins. If nothing else the front fascia will 
fit the $500E300D. Same color. Offer $300. 

--R
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> I’m selling for 900 will take 850
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Re: [MBZ] Fwd: Mercedes Benz E320 Mechanical Special

2018-06-20 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
I sent him an email to see where the car is and when I could look at 
it.  For $300 or $400 it would probably be worth it for parts for the 
dizzel if indeed the engine is locked.  Otherwise it might be some easy 
fix the guy has no clue about.


BTW the cheap dizzel is running pretty good now, I've been driving it a 
bit and thrashing it which it seems to like.


--FT


On 6/20/18 8:57 AM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes wrote:

New starter and alternator, and now "engine locked"?  Wonder if the starter
is the cause?

Keep the bumper, starter, alternator, and new battery, maybe some other
bits like window regulators, decent wheels / tires, drag the rest to
scrapyard.

-
Max
Charleston SC

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This is the kind of thing CL is good for. Clapped out POS wagon engine
munched?  Maybe I’ll just go look at it for grins. If nothing else the
front fascia will fit the $500E300D. Same color. Offer $300.

--R
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I’m selling for 900 will take 850

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How much you looking to get for the Benz?

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Re: [MBZ] Good Deals? -- Sportline

2018-04-19 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
Shoot me a note after you talk to the guy, I can ring my buddy and see 
what he might be able to do.  He's retired now so not sure what else he 
might have impeding him...


--R


On 4/19/18 10:22 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote:

Any chance he could look at it and report back?  The seller wants it gone by 
the middle of next week.  I’m still on the fence on this thing, I should 
probably call him today and get the details as it could be a beater.  Pictures 
look nice and the place is definitely upscale enough that Mom and Dad appeared 
to have the $$ to maintain things well.

-D

  

On Apr 19, 2018, at 10:01 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes 
 wrote:

I have a buddy who lives not too far from there if you are serious, he could 
probably deal with it for awhile

--R


On 4/19/18 8:26 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote:

So is there anything valuable about the Sportline?  I’m sort of intrigued by 
the car since it’s a stick and a Sportline, but being a 190 is sort of a turn 
off.

This guy wants me to call him today about the car, but I also think he wants it 
gone by next week, and there’s no way I could get it moved out by then unless 
Andrew went up and got it and parked it at his place.

-D



On Apr 19, 2018, at 6:37 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes  
wrote:

Saw these on PP last night:

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/mercedes-cars-sale/392712-1993-190e-2-6-5-sp-sportline-baltimore-dc.html

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/mercedes-cars-sale/392711-1973-450-slc-1-owner-car.html

I was sort of interested in the Sportline, but I saw pictures and it’s got 
major clearcoat issues on the hood.  The pictures I saw don’t give me the warm 
fuzzies, either.  Too bad, could probably get it cheap.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/chronometers/sets/72157695076572464/
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Re: [MBZ] Check Engine Light/Loss of Turbo

2018-03-29 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

Does it throw a code on the instrument cluster indicator?

--FT


On 3/29/18 3:37 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes wrote:

Oh boy, time to dump that thing

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On Mar 29, 2018, at 12:04 PM, Bob Rentfro via Mercedes  
wrote:

On my W210 (‘98 e300d) The check engine light will come on periodically, stay 
on a day or so, then go off. When the light is on, it seems the turbo is not 
working. When the light extinguishes, the turbo works again. There is rhyme or 
reason to this. It’ll do it twice in a day, then it won’t happen for several 
days. NOP, cold, it matters not. WTF?

Bob R

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Re: [MBZ] Window switch fix

2018-03-29 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
Did you get all the wires in the right places (if any came loose)?  
Contacts inside and the springs and tiny bits all in their proper 
places?  I'd take it apart again and put it back together and give it a try.


--FT


On 3/29/18 3:49 PM, clay monroe via Mercedes wrote:

I noted that this time last year I had a message regarding the nonfunctional 
passenger side window motor.  I ignored it until this past week, after taking 
the combined wisdom of the group to heart and did as I was advised… finally.

Prior to the repair, all working motors responded to the front switch.  I 
thought  I should make the old switch more gooder by using contact cleaner to 
flush the crap out of the switch.  I got a bunch of sandy crappy stuff to come 
out, but when I put the thing back together, the windows did not work.  How do 
I defornicate the Charlie Foxtrot I made.


clay

1974 450sl -  Frosch - Two tone green
1986 SDL - Polei
1982 300 SD - Allen

retired models-
2002 s430 - Victor, a Stately & well tailored crap
1976 300D - Blei Vanst - it looks silvery
1972 220D - Gump - She was green, simple and ran
1995 E300D - Gave her life to save me against a Dame in a SUV
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Re: [MBZ] Green crack wagon -- knackered window for the G-man

2017-10-20 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
Ah, gotcha.  Any tips on getting it out without breaking it?  Is it 
glued in?  Getting the trim bits off?


--R


On 10/20/17 3:05 PM, G Mann via Mercedes wrote:

Ah. thanks for getting back to me. I need the rear side
window, Passenger side not the rear door glass.

Hope that clears up what I'm looking for..

Any time you are ready I'm ready... and Thanks.

On Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 5:59 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:


That would be me.  I need to get on the TD now that I have disposed of the
donor 420SEL.

I could send you the whole door!

In general the body is rusting away so not  a lot of good body work
there.  What other bits should I keep?

--R


On 10/19/17 7:43 PM, G Mann via Mercedes wrote:


Speaking of parts someone here was/is parting out a station wagon and
had a pax rear window that was possibly available.. I need one and we were
going to revisit when the part out happened.

It's been so long ago, I forgot who it was... Please refresh me.. Thanks
in
advance.

On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 2:18 PM, clay monroe via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

Finding a viable example out west is getting very rare.  The good ones are

being made whole, and the parts examples are rotting in PnP.  Not much
left
in between.

clay

On Oct 19, 2017, at 6:52 AM, Dan--- via Mercedes 
wrote:


I bet it has the even rarer "Zundfogle" million mile engine, too!

-D

On Oct 19, 2017, at 8:37 AM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
I don’t think it gets 40 mpg either does it?

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On Oct 19, 2017, at 3:27 AM, fmiser via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com>


wrote:
Kaleb wrote:

1983 Mercedes 300TD-T Turbo Diesel Wagon

https://enid.craigslist.org/cto/d/1983-mercedes-300td-


turbo/6348068344.html

Wow.  The fellow thinks he knows S123 cars - but he doesn't.

"...they were in competition at the time with the launch of the
minivan and, unfortunately, lost that battle."

The first minivan was introduced by Chrysler in 1984, and the S123
production ceased in 1985.  Not exactly "competition"

"The self leveling suspension system has been removed ... so this
   one will no longer be plagued with the leaking system issue.
   Often owners would come out to find their car sitting on the
   rear bumper one morning and it wouldn't go back up."

*sigh* The SLS is a _good_ system.  Even with a total hydraulic
failure, the car does not "sit on the rear bumper".  What he is
trying to promote as a major feature I consider to be a huge
detriment.

"... I had to have this car shipped to Oklahoma from Seattle, WA
   because they are that difficult to find in good condition.

Oops.  If he thinks this car is in good condition...

And the price - that is a BAT crazy price!  The air conditioner
doesn't even blow ICE COLD.

" I would easily classify this car as average to good."

BZZZT!


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Re: [MBZ] Now Fruits - was BAT crack prediction

2017-10-18 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
Dates,  Had some this morning.  Costco is your friend, and not just for 
tars.


--R


On 10/18/17 2:26 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote:

Prunes are much the same.

I’m trying to find some different fruits to get my sweet tooth fix.  I like 
figs and raisins.  If anyone has other suggestions, I’m all ears.

-D



On Oct 18, 2017, at 2:21 PM, Curt Raymond  wrote:

Good figs are great, moderate figs are disgusting. Theres a fine line between 
tasty and ready for compost.

-Curt


On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 2:12:17 PM EDT, Dan Penoff via Mercedes 
 wrote:


I dont know…I got a lot of good info out of that conversation, and I lost 10 
pounds in the last week (I was working on it anyway, but the discussion helped 
me to stay motivated.)

Looking to knock off another 5 pounds this week if I can.  I have to go out 
tonight in search of some good fruit - I’ve been looking for some good figs.

-D


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Re: [MBZ] Now this looks great and no crack

2017-10-17 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

Yeah that looks like a good deal, nice car

--R


On 10/16/17 9:59 PM, Dwight Giles via Mercedes wrote:

Yes looks like a buy now.

Dwight Giles Jr.
Wickford RI

On Oct 16, 2017 9:57 PM, "Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes" <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:


1987 Mercedes

https://albuquerque.craigslist.org/cto/d/1987-mercedes-420-sel-great/
6349060374.html


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Re: [MBZ] This might not be too bad

2017-10-17 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

this car is metal & heavy duty

--R


On 10/16/17 9:40 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes wrote:

Looks decent from the limited photos.

89 mercedes 260E

https://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/cto/d/89-mercedes-260e/6347387433.html


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Re: [MBZ] Something is odd with the front seats

2017-10-17 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

They are covered with crack and meth dust

--R


On 10/17/17 1:02 AM, Max Dillon via Mercedes wrote:

"... all day long many clams of 45mpg no pay..."

Wow, this should immortalized somehow.



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Re: [MBZ] Confused Seller

2017-10-16 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

The car is in Canada so no telling what is going on

--R


On 10/16/17 3:20 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote:

Plus he's selling in Czech currency.  ROFL.

On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 3:18 PM, G Mann via Mercedes 
wrote:


Further evidence there is no intelligence test required for reproduction.

On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 12:15 PM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:


Very clever, his ad will confuse and obfuscate so that only true

believers

will find it...

-
Max
Charleston SC

On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 3:10 PM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:


https://m.ebay.com/itm/263264742095‎?

‎http://www.ebay.com/itm/263264742095?

Rick

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Re: [MBZ] BAT

2017-10-16 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

oh man he will want someone else to pay for it if he buys it

--R


On 10/16/17 2:39 PM, Dan--- via Mercedes wrote:

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1990-mercedes-benz-350sdl/#comments

Snipe away!  The current high bidder is in your neighborhood.

-D


On Oct 16, 2017, at 2:27 PM, Andrew Strasfogel  wrote:

Please resend the link so I can lurk/snipe.


On Sat, Oct 14, 2017 at 12:08 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes 
 wrote:
Typical BAT auction.  First day or two things are brisk, activity dies down 
through the week, then things will start picking up on Sunday for a Monday 
afternoon close.

And you know what?  If it does stall, so be it.  It will be the Okie deal you 
missed out on… I gave you first dibs and you passed.

-D



On Oct 14, 2017, at 12:01 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes 
 wrote:

It looks like the crack frenzy has stalled on Poos trying to cash in. I predict 
he will take a bath on it.

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Re: [MBZ] Nice 350SDL on BAT

2017-10-13 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
There's a guy in Michigan who is interested.  He used to own a 123 but 
sold it.


--R


On 10/13/17 6:54 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote:

Anyone see this?

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1990-mercedes-benz-350sdl/

-D


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Re: [MBZ] E300 dizzel wheel drama

2017-10-12 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
I could give the 20bux to some crack ho...  h you might be on to 
something!


--R


On 10/12/17 10:15 AM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes wrote:

That's pretty funny, I'll bet if you find him a new GF he'll give you the
wheel.

-
Max
Charleston SC

On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 9:37 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:



Who knew dealing with low-end old Benzes could be so much fun?



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Re: [MBZ] Movie quote

2017-10-12 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
I happened to catch an interview with him a few months ago, on Tavis 
Smiley I think, in which he said exactly that -- no way he could make 
that movie these days, too many people would be "offended" and not 
understand the satire involved.  To that point he made the observation 
that the population was really getting dumb these days, back when it was 
made, and it might have been the general tone of the times, everyone 
"got it."


I think he was correct in his observations and assessment.

--R


On 10/11/17 11:19 PM, G Mann via Mercedes wrote:

What could possibly go wrong... a Jewish film director makes a film that
pokes fun at every stereotype of every race on the planet... and has fun
doing it..

"Can't we all just get along" . Al Gore . and "What difference does
it make now?" HRC ... I wonder what the next Mel Brooks will use for
tag lines?  Seems there will be a few... well... a lot.

On Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 4:47 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:


There is no way that movie could get made today. I am surprised somebody
has not got offended and had it banned.

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On Oct 11, 2017, at 6:44 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes <

mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

Heh.  I can recite that movie to the letter.

However, there was one line I never caught until about 10 years ago, and

it almost seems ironic that I missed it:

"Look at that star, hoo-ee! Civil service!”

Reference:  https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/0d538925-f918-434e-b3b7-

3f3b28a76997

-D don’t get me started on Animal House or Young Frankenstein







On Oct 11, 2017, at 7:38 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes <

mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:



On October 11, 2017 at 7:32 PM Dan Penoff via Mercedes <

mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:


"Somebody needs to go back and get a sh*tload of dimes!”

Dan beat me to it, and probably got the quote right.

Mitch.

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Re: [MBZ] Ignominy

2017-10-12 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
There is a steel mill up the coast a bit in a little town that has been 
open/closed off an on.  It closed again a year or two ago, talk about 
opening it again, but I don't think the numbers can work.  Plus the 
little harbor is silting up and it would cost a lot to dredge it out to 
get some reasonable ships in there as they used to.  I think they were 
making some sort of specialty product, I forget, but they said foreign 
competition (mostly chinee) was killing them.


--R


On 10/11/17 11:25 PM, clay monroe via Mercedes wrote:

In disputing value of the SD, insco claimed it was worth $350 scrap.  But I 
called a number of local yards as the best I could get for two tons of car was 
$70.  That scrap price is much less than the coparts price.  Makes me think the 
plan was to sell Allen on with the hope it would bring very close to the 
payout.   Had the car actually gone to a PnP, it would have been offered as a 
rebuilder, which would be priced close to $1800.

The time is coming for the shuttered steel plants in Amreeka to be fired back 
up.  Anybody recall the current stories about the steel out of asia that had QC 
data falsified?  Do we trust our weapons systems to chinese metal?

clay


On Oct 11, 2017, at 11:49 AM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com> 
wrote:

The chinee steel market is way down.

--R


On 10/11/17 2:45 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote:

I got $150 in 2009 for a stripped but rusty 300TD.

On Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 2:42 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:


Wow scrap is way down. I used to get $200 for a hulk sometimes as high as
$400

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On Oct 11, 2017, at 1:38 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes <

mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

I deconstructed the 86 420SEL and pulled most everything of any value

off it (and probably a bunch of stuff that isn’t) and took it to the
scrapyard today. Got $78.20 for the hulk. I have the window sticker, cost
was $50,950 including $1050 gas guzzler tax. That was a lot of money 31
years ago.





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Re: [MBZ] E300 dizzel steering

2017-10-11 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
Maybe Poos can loan it to me while I sort out this thing.  I'm actually 
thinking it might not be too bad.  Or just drive it and let it be 
however it is, or sell it to someone not too discerning.


--R


On 10/11/17 6:41 PM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes wrote:

"The check engine light is on."

--R


On 10/11/17 6:32 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes wrote:
Any check engine lights? If so or if some sort of tranny issue will 
probably need fancy computer


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On Oct 11, 2017, at 3:23 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes 
<mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:


I put those new rack bushings in, about a 10min job. Car drives 
really nicely now. The thing runs like a scalded cat except the 
engine and tranny on acceleration seem not to be communicating well, 
engine wants to spool up but the tranny can’t decide to shift right. 
It does downshift after thinking a second or two so the switch is ok 
I guess. The check engine light is on. I guess I need to figure out 
the issue. I need that fancy computer right?  It’s a 99.


--R
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Re: [MBZ] E300 dizzel steering

2017-10-11 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

"The check engine light is on."

--R


On 10/11/17 6:32 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes wrote:

Any check engine lights? If so or if some sort of tranny issue will probably 
need fancy computer

Sent from my iPhone


On Oct 11, 2017, at 3:23 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes 
 wrote:

I put those new rack bushings in, about a 10min job. Car drives really nicely 
now. The thing runs like a scalded cat except the engine and tranny on 
acceleration seem not to be communicating well, engine wants to spool up but 
the tranny can’t decide to shift right. It does downshift after thinking a 
second or two so the switch is ok I guess. The check engine light is on. I 
guess I need to figure out the issue. I need that fancy computer right?  It’s a 
99.

--R
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Re: [MBZ] Ignominy

2017-10-11 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

The chinee steel market is way down.

--R


On 10/11/17 2:45 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote:

I got $150 in 2009 for a stripped but rusty 300TD.

On Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 2:42 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:


Wow scrap is way down. I used to get $200 for a hulk sometimes as high as
$400

Sent from my iPhone


On Oct 11, 2017, at 1:38 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes <

mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

I deconstructed the 86 420SEL and pulled most everything of any value

off it (and probably a bunch of stuff that isn’t) and took it to the
scrapyard today. Got $78.20 for the hulk. I have the window sticker, cost
was $50,950 including $1050 gas guzzler tax. That was a lot of money 31
years ago.




--R
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Re: [MBZ] Airline disaster

2017-10-11 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
The aircraft was destroyed by a bomb in a radio.  The bomb was built my 
Moomar Kaddafy's people.  It was in the luggage hold in a bag.  It went 
off early due I think to some schedule delay for the flight, so that it 
exploded over land not over open ocean. Within the last year or two was 
a show on PBS, Frontline maybe, about tracking down the guys responsible 
for organizing the whole thing.  I think the main  investigator was a 
man whose sister? was killed on the plane.  He spent a lot of time on 
the ground in Libya tracking down these guys.  One of them, who was 
caught, was released on "compassion" grounds because he supposedly had 
cancer.  Years later he was still doing quite well.


--R


On 10/10/17 10:10 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote:

I just watched a superb Smithsonian Channel program on the Lockerbie crash
of Pan Am flight 103. I had mistakenly thought the plane was brought down
by a bomb that a girl had transported on board that was given to her by an
acquaintance. That was not the case, however. Does anyone remember the
situation I am thinking of? A girl as a favor took I believe a transistor
radio or some other electronic equipment from a middle eastern friend to
deliver to someone in the states. Then it blew up in the air. I tried
Googling it but no luck.
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Re: [MBZ] copart process?

2017-10-10 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
Ah thanks, I guess I will just look at the local knackers to see what 
they might have


--R


On 10/9/17 7:02 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes wrote:

On October 9, 2017 at 4:09 PM Rich Thomas via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com> 
wrote:
This is a E320 flood car https://www.copart.com/lot/41438967/Photos

That one isn't available for public bidding, you need to be registered as a 
licensed business or a foreign customer who's going to ship it out of the USA.

You can go through the sign-up process for free, then when you're logged in you can add 
cars to your watchlist. When in your watchlist or on the search screen, you can check 
"no license required" in the top section of the filter options on the left, and 
watch 90% of the cars disappear.

If you try to bid on that car while logged in as an unlicensed bidder, it'll 
take you to a 'find a broker' menu. You should be able to find a company that 
will set you up to bid under their license and process the title paperwork for 
$200-300. Watch out for some of the brokers who list their fee at $100-200, 
then when you go to their web site and read the fine print there are other fees 
not included in the $100 markup.

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Re: [MBZ] copart process?

2017-10-10 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

Will do, we need to go check that place out soon

--R


On 10/9/17 5:25 PM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes wrote:

Check out the inventory at Don's in Ladson, he's got a '"brace" of W210
cars.  I think this is the yard that we were planning to go knackering at
next.

http://row52.com/Yards/Detail/374

-
Max
Charleston SC

On Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 4:09 PM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:


I looked at the local LKQ inventory for a car that might have a front
fascia for this E300, nothing there.  So I looked at Copart and they have 2
cars in Columbia, a coupla hours up the road.

Looks like a bunch of flood Benzes, and there is one that doesn't look too
bad for a donor.

https://www.copart.com/saleListResult/56?location=SC%20-%
20Columbia=%2Flocations%2Fcolumbia-sc-56=1&
searchCriteria=%7B%22query%22:%5B%22*%22%5D,%22filter%22:%
7B%22MISC%22:%5B%22auction_host_id:56%22%5D,%22MAKE%22:%
5B%22lot_make_desc:%5C%22MERCEDES-BENZ%5C%22%22%5D%
7D,%22sort%22:%5B%22auction_date_type%20desc%22,%
22auction_date_utc%20asc%22%5D,%22searchName%22:%22%22,%22wa
tchListOnly%22:false,%22freeFormSearch%22:false%7D

This is a E320 flood car https://www.copart.com/lot/41438967/Photos

Remind me again of how this place works.  I am going to register.  So you
can bid, I see that process but to know what you actually have to pay you
have to be logged in, which I am not yet as I need to scan my license and
send it in.

Details please.  I'm thinking if I could buy one of these cars for
cheepcheep, esp a flood car, I could get this thing fixed up to keep or
flip or unload on Kleb and charge him a lot more.

--R






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[MBZ] copart process?

2017-10-09 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
I looked at the local LKQ inventory for a car that might have a front 
fascia for this E300, nothing there.  So I looked at Copart and they 
have 2 cars in Columbia, a coupla hours up the road.


Looks like a bunch of flood Benzes, and there is one that doesn't look 
too bad for a donor.


https://www.copart.com/saleListResult/56?location=SC%20-%20Columbia=%2Flocations%2Fcolumbia-sc-56=1=%7B%22query%22:%5B%22*%22%5D,%22filter%22:%7B%22MISC%22:%5B%22auction_host_id:56%22%5D,%22MAKE%22:%5B%22lot_make_desc:%5C%22MERCEDES-BENZ%5C%22%22%5D%7D,%22sort%22:%5B%22auction_date_type%20desc%22,%22auction_date_utc%20asc%22%5D,%22searchName%22:%22%22,%22watchListOnly%22:false,%22freeFormSearch%22:false%7D

This is a E320 flood car https://www.copart.com/lot/41438967/Photos

Remind me again of how this place works.  I am going to register.  So 
you can bid, I see that process but to know what you actually have to 
pay you have to be logged in, which I am not yet as I need to scan my 
license and send it in.


Details please.  I'm thinking if I could buy one of these cars for 
cheepcheep, esp a flood car, I could get this thing fixed up to keep or 
flip or unload on Kleb and charge him a lot more.


--R






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Re: [MBZ] Ghetto and crack

2017-10-08 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

New tiers


On 10/8/17 4:42 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes wrote:

Mercedes Benz E

https://tulsa.craigslist.org/cto/d/mercedes-benz-320/6337890668.html


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Re: [MBZ] E300 dizzel steering

2017-10-08 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
I jacked up the car and took a look at the steering.  I think it is OK, 
but the rack was moving around, like a quarter inch up and down when I 
moved the front wheels and just jiggled it, which was giving the slop in 
the steering.  Looks like these rubber mounting bushings are shot, cheap 
easy fix,  I'll order some and put them in.  You can actually reach them 
easily from under the car, wonder of wonders.


https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/mercedes-rack-and-pinion-mount-bushing-e300-e320-e420-e430-e55-amg-2104631066

I'm guessing I need 4 of them for top and bottom each side? Anyone 
know?  Maybe they got banged in some energetic collision, but nothing 
else looks buggered so maybe it is just these bushings.


If that solves the problem this might be a decent driver even with the 
banged up fascia.  I'll see if I can get a shot of AC juice in the 
system and see if it BLOWS ICE COLD.


Hm maybe I ought be charging KLEB more for it...

It is telling me the engine needs servicing and the CEL is on, along 
with some nanny telling me some light, but not which, is out.  Is this 
car going to need the Poos system to troubleshoot it?  Or is there some 
secret codes you can punch in to get it to give up lighting secrets?  
And CEL codes?  Will my little thingie I have for the trucks tell me 
anything or do I need the German Enigma machine?


--R



On 10/8/17 2:06 PM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes wrote:

I'll see what the deal is with the steering, see if I can fix it,



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Re: [MBZ] E300 dizzel

2017-10-08 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

Well you can help me diagnose it!


--R


On 10/8/17 2:38 PM, Max Dillon via Mercedes wrote:

Sounds like the fuel line O-rings are leaking, you'll need to pull the intake 
manifold (new manifold gasket, hidden bolt that only can be reached from 
below).  Maybe delivery valves o-rings to?



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Re: [MBZ] E300 dizzel

2017-10-08 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
I went and picked it up this morning, she was glad to get the $500.  The 
new BF was there, turns out he is in the wholesale car bidness, buys at 
auction and flips them. He was pretty much a good ol boy, seemed to like 
her well enough but she seemed a bit high-strung, who knows.  So I 
talked to him a bit about this car being wrecked like 4 times, and he 
laughed and said yeah, but it still runs, do a little fix up, put it on 
CL for like $1800 and you'll sell it in no time.  He says that is a 
great target market, someone just looking for a fairly cheap car, and 
the Benz image! He told her to take the $500 (probably would have gone 
lower just to unload it but who knew...) and be shed of the thing.  So 
if Kleb lacks interest, I'll see what the deal is with the steering, see 
if I can fix it, maybe find a new front bumper fascia at the knackers, 
or maybe just glue it up and it's good ta go...


It started on 2 pulls this morning and ran fine, so I guess sitting for 
2-3months probably got it unhappy.  Idles a little rough, but off idle 
runs fine.  I might put some of that cleaner stuff in the fuel and see 
if that even things up.


If I can get it fixed up easy enough maybe I'll just keep it, I don't 
know.  if anyone other than Kleb has any interest let me know.


She was going to send me the old BF's number, turns out he lives next 
island over (on a boat but has a shop somewhere) and I can deal with him 
and the wheel.


What we do for these old POS Benzes...

--R


On 10/7/17 7:18 PM, G Mann via Mercedes wrote:

I'll take bets the missing rim and tire were shredded beyond ever being
useful by what ever she hit / ran over / or destroyed on impact... Also I
bet the "Boyfriend" went postal that she destroyed the car and thus his
"demotion to azzholeness".

You never get the whole story with deals like this... just the parts after
editing...

Good luck, hope it's repairable without to much effort..

On Sat, Oct 7, 2017 at 1:49 PM, Curley McLain via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:


Fix n flip, of course!

(What else if the Kleb of the SE to do?)

Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes 

October 7, 2017 at 12:10 PM
So I’m here looking at this car, aside from the front bumper fascia
(crashed RF) and a rear taillight it doesn’t look too bad. Clear coat
fading, fairly clean inside, engine bay clean. RF wheel is the spare,
“myassholeexboyfriend” has the rim and won’t give it back. But she has 2
new tires in the garage she says

Tried to start it, it really didn’t want to. Battery fairly low. I put on
jumpers and after about 20 tries to start it and 30min it lit off and ran
fine. Sounded ok.

LR window went down, clunk, won’t go up. I guess AC doesn’t BLOW ICE COLD.

I backed out of the driveway and headed down the street, ran well. Went
to turn and HOLYSH** it was like trying to turn an ocean liner. Helm not
responding captain. I’m thinking she crashed into something and right
buggered the RF wheel and suspension steering bits. I came back to house
and parked it.

Called the girl and told her the issues and offered her $500. She said
another 200 for the tires and it was a deal. Having not seen these “new”
tires I told her we could work that out. So she said deal

So I’m coming back in the morning with the trailer and $500 and getting
the thing then see how badly the steering is Buggered. I have no idea what
I am going to do with it.

--R


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Re: [MBZ] Real or Photoshop?

2017-10-06 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A GUY HAS TIME, A CUTOFF TOOL, AND A WELDER 
AND A SHED


--R


On 10/6/17 2:36 PM, G Mann via Mercedes wrote:

It would be very interesting to learn the exact history of this "one of a
kind vehicle" and who did it.. when, and what happened to it.. Certainly a
"collectors item."  I would think.

On Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 9:01 AM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:


On 06/10/2017 4:22 AM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes wrote:


If the mechanicals are in the normal places, where do the driver's legs
go?
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171005/a023ecb503309680ab4
a751eeb47d343.jpg



Look at where the door is.
I would think that the driver sits well back from the windshield and thus
has room for his legs and feet.

RB


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Re: [MBZ] Real or Photoshop?

2017-10-06 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
I watched the Lady Gaga documentary on Netflix last night, she drives a 
sweet blue 300D that I think was mentioned in passing was her 
grandfather's car.


She is amazingly talented but seems to be a somewhat tortured soul.

--R


On 10/6/17 10:38 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote:

Someone approached me in my local mini-mall to say that I was driving his
dream car (1983 300TD).  Turns out, 20 years ago the "one that got away"
was a dealer's mom's 300SD in AZ, not a wagon.  Now he has kids et al so I
told him he needs a vehicle with airbags.  He agreed, although with sadness.

On Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 5:22 AM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:


If the mechanicals are in the normal places, where do the driver's legs go?
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171005/a023ecb503309680ab4a751eeb47d3
43.jpg

Andrew's new Bentley:
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171005/4679cd348308599312e079bc12e71d
36.jpg

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Re: [MBZ] clean title V12 at the salvage auction?

2017-10-05 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
After further thought I wondered if there was a provenance with Bill 
Clinton riding around with his monicas and doing the deed...


--R


On 10/5/17 1:41 PM, G Mann via Mercedes wrote:

Ayhhh. suicide by bean burrito then. Hazmat suit time with
breathing via remote source?

Would love to pick it up cheap as a donor car for a V12 hotrod build...


On Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 4:17 AM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:


Aftermath of gas station bean burritos.

Or dude offed himself in it.

--R
Sent from iPhone


On Oct 5, 2017, at 1:11 AM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes <

mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:



On October 5, 2017 at 1:00 AM G Mann via Mercedes <

mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:


Body in the trunk when the cops found it?

I'm pretty sure Hillary never even bothered to come to Michigan last

year.

Mitch.

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Re: [MBZ] Radio vs TV

2017-10-05 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

Oh and look, I just got this email from Amazon:


 Introducing: Alexa on mobile

As a Prime member, you have free access to over 2 million songs and 
thousands of expert-curated stations and playlists with Prime Music.


Alexa is now available in the Amazon Music App. Simply use the 
push-to-talk function within the app to access Alexa’s voice controls. 
No searching or browsing required – just ask.


So you can just ask Alexa to play stuff for you, or download stuff too I 
guess.  Down side is Amazon will be listening to everything you say, so 
there's that...


--R



On 10/5/17 1:13 PM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes wrote:
With Amazon Prime you can download music onto your device and listen 
to it offline (and movies too) and it is just sorta "borrowed" I guess.


My daughter unit got me listening to podcasts, there is an infinite 
variety of stuff out there for free, including back programs of radio 
shows.  Some have a bit of commercial sponsorship but it is not really 
intrusive.  I recently listened to Crime Town about Providence RI, 
which was excellent as I recall Buddy Cianci and his shenanigans, and 
S-Town about this small town in Alabama, which is excellent but might 
not be to all tastes.  Or local paper has a weekly podcast about the 
restaurant scene in town, I downloaded a whole bunch of them and 
listened to them all on my road trip in August.


--R


On 10/5/17 11:54 AM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote:
You need satellite radio. I can get mostly music without much 
commentary and basically, no advertising.


RB

On 05/10/2017 9:56 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote:
I agree Rick, I haven't got cable and watch almost no TV. Sadly 
radio is pretty much the same...

Curt

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     On Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 9:04 AM, Rick Knoble via 
Mercedes<mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:   Curt inquires, probably 
rhetorically :



‎why do people watch those shows?
Sorry Curt, because I know you are involved in video production, but 
why does anyone watch TV at all?


Rick
Currently listening to the radio
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Re: [MBZ] This car that might be an E dizzel

2017-10-05 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
I/we could probably get it for $1k or less, depending on if it is a 
driver and if there are any major issues.


--R


On 10/5/17 12:22 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote:

I did see it. I'm kinda interested, sadly its coming up at the worst possible 
time, we've got a guy out sick and I'm going to be picking up half of his 
classes so I'm super busy. If it came up super cheap I might be interested but 
I'll have no time until probably right after Christmas.
-Curt
  


 On Thursday, October 5, 2017, 9:04:48 AM EDT, Meade Dillon 
<dillonm...@gmail.com> wrote:
  
  Curt,


Did you see this thread?  This is the car that Rich mentioned a couple weeks 
ago and you replied that you might be interested in a replacement for the VW.

Rich and maybe I (if I can get the Infiniti dash project finished and a couple 
other things) are planning to take a look on Saturday.

-
Max
Charleston SC

2017-10-02 19:00 GMT-04:00 Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes 
<mercedes@okiebenz.com>:


I’ll run the vin for the build sheet. Anyone run car fax?
--R
Sent from iPhone


On Oct 2, 2017, at 6:53 PM, Buggered Benzmail <buggeredbenzm...@gmail.com> 
wrote:

Car is an E300 dizzel 317kmi manufactured 2/99. I’ll look up the vin later. She 
anxious to unload it.

--R
Sent from iPhone


On Oct 2, 2017, at 3:25 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes 
<mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

She has probably been cat-fished.  SAD.

But at least you will own a cheap modern diesel.

On Mon, Oct 2, 2017 at 3:08 PM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:


A buddy sent me a msg saying that girl who has the maybe Edizzel for sale
met a guy online, is moving somewhere with him, and is getting rid of
everything and just wants the car gone.  i had sent her a text a coupla
weeks ago about it, never heard from her, so just rang her and she said she
would get a pic of the trunk and the VIN door  plate this evening and send
it to me.  So I can decipher what exactly the car is.

If she is just wanting to unload the thing and run off with this guy, I
think some combination of us could help there.  I'll let y'all know.  Could
be a cheap beater,whatever it is.

I have an idea the girl might be a bit of a flake, but I'm not sure why...




   
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Re: [MBZ] Radio vs TV

2017-10-05 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
With Amazon Prime you can download music onto your device and listen to 
it offline (and movies too) and it is just sorta "borrowed" I guess.


My daughter unit got me listening to podcasts, there is an infinite 
variety of stuff out there for free, including back programs of radio 
shows.  Some have a bit of commercial sponsorship but it is not really 
intrusive.  I recently listened to Crime Town about Providence RI, which 
was excellent as I recall Buddy Cianci and his shenanigans, and S-Town 
about this small town in Alabama, which is excellent but might not be to 
all tastes.  Or local paper has a weekly podcast about the restaurant 
scene in town, I downloaded a whole bunch of them and listened to them 
all on my road trip in August.


--R


On 10/5/17 11:54 AM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote:
You need satellite radio. I can get mostly music without much 
commentary and basically, no advertising.


RB

On 05/10/2017 9:56 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote:
I agree Rick, I haven't got cable and watch almost no TV. Sadly radio 
is pretty much the same...

Curt

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
     On Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 9:04 AM, Rick Knoble via 
Mercedes wrote:   Curt inquires, probably 
rhetorically :



‎why do people watch those shows?
Sorry Curt, because I know you are involved in video production, but 
why does anyone watch TV at all?


Rick
Currently listening to the radio
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