Re: [MBZ] W123 Oil cooler

2022-05-17 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
I call BS. Done correctly the lines can be removed without destroying the cooler. It takes finesse, and perhaps finesse with a cut off wheel on a die grinder. Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: May 17, 2022 8:35 PM To: Mercedes@okiebenz.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc:

Re: [MBZ] Floating temptress

2022-05-16 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
> Rent one for a day to fulfill those kind of dreams. If it flys, floats, or. Rick ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] What costs around $140?

2022-05-13 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
I will be over $200 to fill it very soon. This will not end well. Rick ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] Nice 400SE L on BAT

2022-05-13 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
Good Lord. Did you look at the note books? Anything that needed fixed got fixed, but wow, what a money pit. It's certainly NOT a W210 or W211. Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: May 13, 2022 8:59 AM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: astrasfo...@gmail.com

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

2022-05-12 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
Awe come on now. You've offended RLE in the great beyond. Any emails from his cat lately? Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: May 12, 2022 11:05 PM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: d...@penoff.com Subject: [MBZ] There's a Reason Why They Call Them "Crap-Class"

Re: [MBZ] Diesel prices going back up

2022-05-11 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
> Where? Anywhere commercial vehicles are fueled. > What are big boy pumps? The fuel island pumps reserved for semi articulating tractor trailers. The nozzles are larger than that for automobiles, and the pump moves fuel at a much higher rate. If you were to use one, you would be creating a

Re: [MBZ] Really nice vehicle, perfect antique 1981 Mercedes-Benz other, $3, 000 [240D 4spd]

2022-05-10 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
Here you go. And it's a Benz. https://youtu.be/BI1H0L8LQEw Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: May 10, 2022 10:04 AM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: astrasfo...@gmail.com Subject: Re: [MBZ] Really nice vehicle, perfect antique 1981 Mercedes-Benz other, $3, 000

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

2022-05-04 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
> One of the big killers is rust on the cam from the oil having drained off. The rust grinds the cam followers shedding metal into the engine. Yes, it's running, but for how long before it self-destructs? Isn't there some aircraft cam lube stuff to help prevent that? Rick

Re: [MBZ] Walmart AGM battery

2022-04-30 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
Todd from Project Farm did some battery testing a while back. https://youtu.be/h7rTcBanpMk Rick ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

[MBZ] Parts Wagon For Allan

2022-04-26 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/469247094956035/ Rick ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] Brake dust woes

2022-04-25 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
LA Awesome and Clay recommended it. http://www.lastotallyawesome.com/shop/all-purpose/awesome-all-purpose-concentrated-cleaner-32oz/ This stuff is brutally strong. Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: April 25, 2022 8:19 PM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc:

Re: [MBZ] FCP Euro delivery

2022-04-24 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
Yeah. For us in the heartland (Indiana) FCP euro shipping is really good. Usually two business days. Order early Monday, parts arrive on Wednesday. Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: April 24, 2022 11:49 AM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: astr...@fastmail.fm

Re: [MBZ] OT - Valkyrie

2022-04-22 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
>>> And unfiltered Luckies L.S.M.F.T. And unfiltered Camels. >>The whole thing was Strangelovian and scared the shit out of me. > Very 1950s kind of stuff, kind of chilling in a "Morning After" kind of way. Quite frankly the current crop of politicians (D & R) running the show need to have the

Re: [MBZ] OT - Valkyrie

2022-04-22 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
Designed with slide rules by MEN with pocket protectors, skinny ties, and horn rimmed glasses. Try that today. Yeah. We're screwed. Rick ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery

Re: [MBZ] 2007 S550 - needs engine,new tires ,brakes - $2,900

2022-04-21 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
,brakes - $2,900 I didn’t know the V8s had problems only the 350s --FT Sent from iFōn > On Apr 21, 2022, at 10:39 PM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes > wrote: > > 2006-2008 V6 & V8 both had balance shaft and timing gear issues. I suppose > if you stopped driving it when it sta

Re: [MBZ] 2007 S550 - needs engine,new tires ,brakes - $2,900

2022-04-21 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
2006-2008 V6 & V8 both had balance shaft and timing gear issues. I suppose if you stopped driving it when it started throwing codes, you could get away with a timing set and periphery. Most people will drive it until it drives no more. Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: April 21, 2022

Re: [MBZ] 1984 M.B. 300CD Steering Box

2022-04-21 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
https://mercedeslist.com/serviceindex.html Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: April 21, 2022 9:03 AM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: rare...@gmail.com Subject: Re: [MBZ] 1984 M.B. 300CD Steering Box when I put the cd in the drive, it just buzzes, doesn't want

Re: [MBZ] Truth On Repairability

2022-04-18 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
> I own it, it’s mine, the manufacturer should not be able to change things > after the fact. You are becoming a Luddite, Dan. Sadly, most manufacturers are going to a "subscription" model, not only for software (I.E. QuickBooks, Office 365), but for enabling options on automobiles. Want

Re: [MBZ] Truth On Repairability

2022-04-18 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
Specifically. Damn autocorrect. Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: April 18, 2022 10:18 AM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: rickkno...@hotmail.com Subject: [MBZ] Truth On Repairability Off topic? On topic? He doesn't discuss Mercedes specially, but let's be

[MBZ] Truth On Repairability

2022-04-18 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
Off topic? On topic? He doesn't discuss Mercedes specially, but let's be honest. If you can keep a Wxxx on the road for 40 plus years, isn't that more "green" than buying another car every five or ten years? https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=245674 It truly pisses me off when I go to

Re: [MBZ] OT Frontier no start

2022-04-17 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
Traditionally second gear. Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: April 17, 2022 5:58 PM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: astr...@fastmail.fm Subject: [MBZ] OT Frontier no start Suddenly today Nissan Frontier will not start. Starter turns very slowly or not at

Re: [MBZ] Cargo trailers

2022-04-15 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
> The wife needs one to haul products around to different shows. Can she back up a trailer? Does she know how to load a trailer (weight over the axle and not at the back)? Does she know how to recover a trailer that begins to sway? Does the GL or whatever already have a hitch receiver and wiring?

Re: [MBZ] 16CLS63AMG - 39k miles - $33,500

2022-04-14 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
> I hate that "shutoff the engine at stops" stuff. I don’t honestly believe it > saves anything in the long run. It's a way to help meet government mandates. Whether emissions related or Corporate Average Fuel Economy related, it's a regulatory issue. Granted, a lot of good engineering has

Re: [MBZ] Are w123s a major attraction to people?

2022-04-14 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
Probably 2 1/2 times your standard offer. Meaning about $1,250. But that's my guess, and I wouldn't expect you to tell anyone. Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: April 14, 2022 6:39 PM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: ka...@striplin.net Subject: Re: [MBZ] Are

Re: [MBZ] Wow, I could have had a V12

2022-04-14 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
He said they came from the land of large women, so I assume they are made from only the finest chinesium. Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: April 14, 2022 6:52 PM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: d...@penoff.com Subject: Re: [MBZ] Wow, I could have had a V12

Re: [MBZ] A new reality of working on cars

2022-04-10 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00FSLV1TU?psc=1=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: April 10, 2022 5:17 PM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: ka...@striplin.net Subject: Re: [MBZ] A new reality of working on cars Yea yea I should probably

Re: [MBZ] A new reality of working on cars

2022-04-10 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
I like nitrile gloves. I *think* you recommended Tiger Grip gloves and I like them when they are available. Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: April 10, 2022 3:22 PM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: jaime...@gmail.com Subject: Re: [MBZ] A new reality of working

Re: [MBZ] AC vacuum time

2022-04-10 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
> After opening up a system I always pull vacuum for an hour. Is this overkill? No. > What does everyone else do? Some say let it sit for several hours to a day and make sure it holds a vacuum. That makes sense on a customer car when you don't want to do it twice. For someone like me who's

Re: [MBZ] Wonder what's going on with this 02ML320 - $1,200

2022-04-08 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
Expound on that, please. Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: April 8, 2022 10:17 PM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: buggeredbenzm...@gmail.com Subject: Re: [MBZ] Wonder what's going on with this 02ML320 - $1,200 $500 + $30 switch 30min work, or maybe just

[MBZ] Speaking of EV Autos

2022-04-04 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
An article that should be near and dear to Dimitri's heart. https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=245556 Rick ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] Silverado steeeing

2022-04-04 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
Not too bad. Do you want to change one bad part at a time, or just rebuild it once and be done for another 200k miles? I would probably cheap out and just change what's bad. But I'm not driving 1,000 miles every other weekend to pickup cars for the back forty either. Rick From:

Re: [MBZ] Big brother

2022-04-04 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
> How do they track your credit card charges? I'm pretty sure "anonymous" data is available from third parties. Perhaps even non anonymous. Please read the seventh chapter of Charles Duhigg's "The Power of Habit". You'll be pretty shocked. That's why certain purchases are best made with cash,

Re: [MBZ] OT Truck front end parts

2022-04-02 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
> Throw in the shocks grand total is around $872. Geez, parts prices sure add > up quick. Less than the price of ONE new truck payment, for a $65,000 truck financed at 0% for six years. ONE. PAYMENT. Pretty much a bargain in my book. Rick ___

Re: [MBZ] OT Truck front end parts

2022-04-02 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
If the original equipment lasted 200k miles I would see if OE is available. Will it cost more? Yup. Is not doing the front end again in two years worth it? Yup. I once had a 3/4 ton GMC I rebuild the front end on. I used AutoZone Duralast parts. Lifetime warranty. I collected on the warranty

Re: [MBZ] OT: Shocking video of fatal PA Turnpike pileup

2022-03-31 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
Exactly. Decisions, actions, and reactions have consequences. Kind of like saying a virus caused supply chain issues. Several government's reactions to a virus caused supply chain issues, not a virus. I'll shut up now, before someone gets their knickers in a twist. Rick From:

[MBZ] Batteryminder Sale

2022-03-28 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
It's on sale again. https://m.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200332201_200332201 Rick ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] Walmart AGM battery

2022-03-27 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
: [MBZ] Walmart AGM battery Yes. The Pulse tech does not have a AGM mode though. On 3/27/2022 9:08 PM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes wrote: > Are the chargers set to AGM mode? > > > Rick > > From: mercedes@okiebenz.com<mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com> > Sent: March 27,

Re: [MBZ] Walmart AGM battery

2022-03-27 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
Are the chargers set to AGM mode? Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: March 27, 2022 8:41 PM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com; davesl...@okiebenz.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: ka...@striplin.net Subject: [MBZ] Walmart AGM battery I have a battery out of a car that is a Walmart AGM

Re: [MBZ] Who wants the MB font?

2022-03-26 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
>> That site is a bit of a minefield. It wants you to click on "download" all >> over the place and get all sorts of junk. > The same crappy clickbait is loaded onto many recipe websites to get you to > print out a recipe using their download https://noscript.net/ Rick

Re: [MBZ] Does anyone know these folks

2022-03-25 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
https://youtube.com/c/woodsandbarclay Rick Original Message Show Details From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: March 25, 2022 1:16 PM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Reply-to:

Re: [MBZ] Does anyone know these folks

2022-03-25 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
Yes. Do deferred maintenance, fix, flip. Make large profits. Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: March 25, 2022 1:16 PM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: macj...@aol.com Subject: [MBZ] Does anyone know these folks https://www.woodsandbarclay.com/ They seem to

Re: [MBZ] Ceramic coating

2022-03-25 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
I use Rejex. It's pretty good stuff. https://rejex.com/ Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: March 25, 2022 11:35 AM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: buggeredbenzm...@gmail.com Subject: Re: [MBZ] Ceramic coating That’s kinda my sense of it too. A good polish and

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

2022-03-24 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
I used to use Lawnboy two stroke mowers. The service manual advised cleaning the muffler and exhaust port every 25 hours of operation. Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: March 24, 2022 5:40 PM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: psf...@earthlink.net Subject: Re:

Re: [MBZ] W211 Wanted

2022-03-24 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
Sedan? V6? What changed? And yeah, they are hard to find. I've found a few, but not lately. Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: March 24, 2022 12:23 PM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: d...@penoff.com Subject: [MBZ] W211 Wanted The search for a replacement for

Re: [MBZ] Battery Fun

2022-03-23 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
https://youtu.be/pejYYpHcYKw Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: March 23, 2022 9:22 AM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: d...@penoff.com Subject: Re: [MBZ] Battery Fun I still have my Sotz Monster Maul from my teenage years of doin firewood for the family

Re: [MBZ] More tires

2022-03-21 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
https://motorandwheels.com/where-are-tires-made-brands/ https://www.utires.com/articles/tires-made-usa-american-foreign-brands/ Rick ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery

Re: [MBZ] Regina’s Nuts….

2022-03-21 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
> You gotta work like an A guy or you’ll kill someone. You're going to have him shadowboxing his tools before long. Rick ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go

Re: [MBZ] plate readers

2022-03-21 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
It's called a surveillance state and we are living in one. It's not political. I don't like it either. Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: March 21, 2022 6:05 PM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: ka...@striplin.net Subject: [MBZ] plate readers Watching the local

Re: [MBZ] More tires

2022-03-21 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
PM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes wrote: > They are super expensive. > > > Rick > > From: mercedes@okiebenz.com > Sent: March 21, 2022 11:37 AM > To: mercedes@okiebenz.com > Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com > Cc: ka...@striplin.net > Subject: Re: [MBZ] More t

Re: [MBZ] More tires

2022-03-21 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
e Kumhos on the 350SDL, or one of the last W126s I >>>>> owned, and was very pleased with them. >>>>>> >>>>>> -D >>>>>> >>>>>>> On Mar 20, 2022, at 10:55 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes < >>>&g

Re: [MBZ] Corn based ethanol

2022-03-21 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
Karl says: > Also known as cognitive dissonance. There's a LOT of that going on. I'd explain, but I don't feel like causing "cognitive dissonance" and getting moderated. Rick ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] More tires

2022-03-20 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
I've had Kumho. They are tires. They are round. The are black. No blow outs. No weird noise. No weird vibration. I don't drive very aggressively though, so YMMV. If I was putting them on something I drive, I'd buy them. Something for someone who drives very aggressively or stops suddenly, I'd

Re: [MBZ] Porsche?

2022-03-18 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
> A friend of mine wants to go halfsies on one. With who, you? The only ship that won't sail is a partnership. Rick ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

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

2022-03-18 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
> We’ve had the car since new. No deep-seated emotional attachment to it. Something to be said for following the "severe duty" maintenance cycle. I'm guilty of that at times too. > Get it fixed or sneakily trade it in on something else? I'd sell it outright, or to CarMax. Private party, I'd

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

2022-03-18 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
It's an '07 E350. It's going to need an engine as well. Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: March 18, 2022 3:15 PM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: buggeredbenzm...@gmail.com Subject: [MBZ] needs transmission conductor plate replaced. ($650) 2007 Mercedes-Benz

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

2022-03-18 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
And that is my biggest issue with binary drivers©️ When something in the brake system fails, the car in front of them is what stops them. (A binary driver is one who must accelerate until it's time to stop. When it's time to stop, they brake at the limits of tire adhesion) Rick From:

Re: [MBZ] What are they smoking on BAT?

2022-03-17 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
Someone on Banned with a similar lifestyle, loved those old boats. Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: March 17, 2022 1:52 PM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: astr...@fastmail.fm Subject: Re: [MBZ] What are they smoking on BAT? I knew two guys who owned these

[MBZ] Dan? Floyd?

2022-03-16 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
Quick flip? https://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/cto/d/tampa-2007-mercedes-gl450/7459232138.html Rick ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

[MBZ] OT: For True Computer Nerds

2022-03-16 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
https://youtu.be/xCGu5Z_vaps Rick ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com

[MBZ] Car For Mrs. Dan?

2022-03-12 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
https://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/cto/d/tampa-2001-mercedes-benz-slk320/7457563397.html Not a V8 though. Rick ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] Auto Parts Idiots

2022-03-11 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
Anecdotal, but I've had a similar issues on a few parts from FCP euro. I usually pull part numbers from an online epc just to make sure. Decades ago I'd go into NAPA, put the part I needed on the greasy counter next to a half full ashtray of cigarette butts and the old guy with a half smoked

Re: [MBZ] Filled up with biodiesel

2022-03-11 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
Well now that would depend. If you made it yourself, free. If you purchased it from a neighborhood co-op, $2 a gallon maybe $3. If you purchased it from a fuel station probably $3.50-$4.00 a gallon. Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: March 11, 2022 3:34 PM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] Intense travel jobs?

2022-03-11 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
> Maybe I shift to buying cars that are not projects and get rid of all the > long term projects. That may be the one good thing, other than doubling your salary. The only issue about doubling your income, is NOT doubling your spending. It is damn hard to do. Self discipline is a wonderful

Re: [MBZ] Dr. Rakesh Patel, 33, of Silver Springs, Maryland, was run over by his own Mercedes after a man carjacked it Tuesday night in Washington DC

2022-03-10 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
>> but alas I don't think that is allowed in DC. > DC does allow concealed permits. Yep. https://mpdc.dc.gov/page/applying-license-carry-handgun DC is not particularly second amendment friendly though. https://www.usconcealedcarry.com/resources/ccw_reciprocity_map/dc-gun-laws/ Rick

Re: [MBZ] $168

2022-03-09 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
If it had a 21 gallon tank and was bone dry, that would be $8.00 a gallon. I call BS. Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: March 9, 2022 4:52 PM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com; davesl...@okiebenz.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: ka...@striplin.net Subject: [MBZ] $168 That’s how much it

Re: [MBZ] A story AZ bob and other might find interesting

2022-03-09 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
>> If we had built all the nuclear plants that got shelved in the 70s, 80’s >> we’d be in good shape > Yep. It’s amazing what fear will do. https://www.netl.doe.gov/research/coal/energy-systems/gasification/gasifipedia/ftsynthesis http://fischer-tropsch.org/

Re: [MBZ] Console stereos are making a comeback

2022-03-08 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
> It will be interesting to see what effect the recent events have on the used > car market. On the previously owned market light trucks and SUV prices will crash over the next eight weeks, and sub compact and hybrid prices will soar. On the new car side car makers that have pinned their hopes

Re: [MBZ] Console stereos are making a comeback now fuel efficiency

2022-03-08 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
> The way she drives it would not be ideal to run regular. Hahaha. She is a binary driver. It's either on or off. I drive like there's an egg between the throttle, brake pedal, and my foot. Binary drivers do not. Rick ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search

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

2022-03-06 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
Gorda, CA. Highest prices I can find right now. https://www.ksbw.com/article/gas-prices-in-gorda-hit-dollar759/39341899 $8.49 9/10 for premium. Coming to a city near you. Wish I had the equipment and parts to rebuild Mercedes diesel injection pumps. There will be a ton of cars for sale cheap

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

2022-03-06 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
> If oil hits $8 per gallon by then which is not a stretch then I will be > paying $2000 per month to heat my house. Yep. Let's say a semi gets 6 mpg. That semi travelling from a state that grows food to a state that consumes food goes 1,200 miles. The fuel cost for that trip went from $400

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

2022-03-05 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
State by state average prices. https://gasprices.aaa.com/state-gas-price-averages/ Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: March 5, 2022 2:35 PM To: dsereta...@yahoo.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: atypical...@gmail.com; mercedes@okiebenz.com Subject: Re: [MBZ] Gas prices and when will

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

2022-03-05 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
Closer to six bucks soon. Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: March 5, 2022 11:44 AM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: ka...@striplin.net Subject: Re: [MBZ] Gas prices and when will they affect used car prices Just passed the next station of the local major chain

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

2022-03-04 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
> Bodes poorly for values of used V8s and SUVs? The increasing cost of food may bring the used car market to heel. That and the child tax credit that has been dispensed on a monthly basis, as opposed to getting a large tax return in March or April. One can hope. I'd like to pick up a Benz

Re: [MBZ] My ML350 Bluetec Oil Cooler Seal Repair update

2022-03-04 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
Wow. Strong work and a good write up. Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: March 4, 2022 10:15 AM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: rmassm...@embarqmail.com Subject: [MBZ] My ML350 Bluetec Oil Cooler Seal Repair update Yes I am still trying to finish the oil

[MBZ] One For AZ Bob

2022-03-04 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
I would be all over this one. Just make sure the intake manifold has been upgraded. There was a TSB or recall for that. https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/d/scottsdale-2003-ford-crown-victoria-lx/7453268880.html Rick ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To

Re: [MBZ] W124 Coupe

2022-03-04 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
Since you are nearing retirement, and may not be around to do necessary maintenance and repairs, I would stick to popular and easy to work on cars. Chevy, Ford, Toyota, etc. While WE may view Mercedes Benz as a reliable and easy to repair marque, most of the mechanics and shade tree mechanics

Re: [MBZ] It’s 2008 all over again

2022-03-03 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
> Maybe biodiesel will return to the pumps. Not likely. Most diesel fuel has 5% biodiesel added to it for lubricity. Modern diesel engines with DPF and Regen cycles don't tolerate biodiesel well. Here's a couple of articles to increase your understanding of the matter.

Re: [MBZ] It’s 2008 all over again

2022-03-03 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
I wonder if they (veg oil morons) destroy diesel pickups too? Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: March 3, 2022 8:53 PM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com; davesl...@okiebenz.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: ka...@striplin.net Subject: [MBZ] It’s 2008 all over again Starting to see posts on

Re: [MBZ] What Would Fix the SRS Message?

2022-03-03 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
I would think you have to access the 38 pin port to pull those codes. Some scanners can use an adapter for access. Not sure about the icarsoft. Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: March 3, 2022 1:53 PM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: buggeredbenzm...@gmail.com

Re: [MBZ] Cargo ship descends to Davy's Locker

2022-03-01 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
Actually Chevy had an alert for the all electric Bolt not to charge indoors and not to park within 50' of another car. I suspect after the recall that has been changed, but I can't find anything on that. https://www.kbb.com/car-news/gm-tells-some-chevy-bolt-owners-park-50-ft-from-other-cars/

Re: [MBZ] 2005 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 600 Sedan 4D,$8,500

2022-02-28 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
A new car for Regina! Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: February 28, 2022 6:00 PM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: buggeredbenzm...@gmail.com Subject: [MBZ] 2005 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 600 Sedan 4D,$8,500 Listed a day ago in Oklahoma City, OK

Re: [MBZ] Premium

2022-02-28 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
future maybe move to Mexico? On Mon, Feb 28, 2022 at 4:03 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > So will electricity rates. > > On Mon, Feb 28, 2022, at 3:57 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: > > EV sales will skyrocket. > > > > On

Re: [MBZ] Premium

2022-02-28 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
Yeah. They'll be en Fuego. Rick From: astrasfo...@gmail.com Sent: February 28, 2022 2:58 PM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: rickkno...@hotmail.com Subject: Re: [MBZ] Premium EV sales will skyrocket. On Mon, Feb 28, 2022 at 3:54 PM Rick Knoble via Mercedes mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com>>

Re: [MBZ] Premium

2022-02-28 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
$1.73 (what it was two years ago) is cheap. $3.73 is not. The day is coming when $5.73 will be a bargain. Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: February 28, 2022 2:50 PM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: astrasfo...@gmail.com Subject: Re: [MBZ] Premium Filled up

Re: [MBZ] GL front bumper replacement

2022-02-28 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
Find a local shop that does good quality work, and get it fixed. Just get it done. You have a hundred other vehicles that need attention. Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: February 28, 2022 1:59 PM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com; davesl...@okiebenz.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc:

Re: [MBZ] tire prices

2022-02-25 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
The price of everything is going up. Get used to it. Priced lumber lately? Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: February 25, 2022 6:23 PM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com; davesl...@okiebenz.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: ka...@striplin.net Subject: [MBZ] tire prices I was just looking at

[MBZ] Project For Someone

2022-02-24 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1971-Mercedes-Benz-300-Series-1971-Mercedes-Benz-/373946793696 Rick ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] OT Interesting perspective on EVs v V12s THIS is Why I Replaced My EV With a V12! How Green Are Electric Cars?

2022-02-22 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
> What kind of EVs are made in Europe? German https://www.porsche.com/usa/aboutporsche/e-performance/ https://www.volkswagen-newsroom.com/en/electric-vehicles-3646 https://www.mbusa.com/en/eq-electric-cars https://www.audiusa.com/us/web/en/models/electric-models.html There are plenty of

Re: [MBZ] OT Interesting perspective on EVs v V12s THIS is Why I Replaced My EV With a V12! How Green Are Electric Cars?

2022-02-22 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
, please post it for us all to experience schadenfreude. On Tue, Feb 22, 2022 at 12:04 PM Rick Knoble via Mercedes mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com>> wrote: > I'm happy with being on the list for a new Fisker ocean. I'm pretty sure there are some electric VWs and Porches on fire on a ship in

Re: [MBZ] OT Interesting perspective on EVs v V12s THIS is Why I Replaced My EV With a V12! How Green Are Electric Cars?

2022-02-22 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
> I'm happy with being on the list for a new Fisker ocean. I'm pretty sure there are some electric VWs and Porches on fire on a ship in the ocean. They may end up being at the bottom of the ocean. Close enough? Rick ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search

Re: [MBZ] Diesel oil

2022-02-19 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
$2,000 divided by 55 yields a cost per gallon >> of >>> $36.00 or $9 per quart Pricey, but on par for full synthetic oil like >>> T6. >>> Going to be an "interesting year" for the next few years, looks like. >>> >>> >>> On F

Re: [MBZ] 1996 SL500 - 198k miles - $5,000

2022-02-19 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
They have plastic top end oiling tubes that fail over time. Dan can explain if he sees this. Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: February 19, 2022 12:29 PM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: astr...@fastmail.fm Subject: [MBZ] 1996 SL500 - 198k miles - $5,000

Re: [MBZ] Oil Cooler Leak Repair ( 2012 ML350 Bluetec )

2022-02-19 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
l Message- From: Floyd Thursby via Mercedes >> Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2022 4:09 PM >> To: mercedes@okiebenz.com >> Cc: Floyd Thursby >> Subject: Re: [MBZ] Oil Cooler Leak Repair ( 2012 ML350 Bluetec ) >> >> My $500 99E300 had a completely buggered up in

Re: [MBZ] Diesel oil

2022-02-18 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
Hmm. Going to be a bit of supply chain issues if trucks can't get their oil changed. Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: February 18, 2022 5:55 PM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: g2ma...@gmail.com Subject: Re: [MBZ] Diesel oil Welcome to the club. Just

Re: [MBZ] OT - Airplane Content

2022-02-18 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
Needs to be narrated by Ozzy Man Reviews. Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: February 18, 2022 1:19 PM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: d...@penoff.com Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT - Airplane Content Here’s one coming that ends up doing a go-around:

Re: [MBZ] Metaltainment coming to a thread near you.

2022-02-17 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
Where did the lower quarter panel come from? Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: February 17, 2022 7:35 PM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: dsereta...@yahoo.com Subject: Re: [MBZ] Metaltainment coming to a thread near you. Will do. Sent from my iPhone > On Feb

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes S550 FB group

2022-02-16 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
It's FB. You were expecting intelligence? Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: February 16, 2022 10:13 AM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: buggeredbenzm...@gmail.com Subject: [MBZ] Mercedes S550 FB group As promised from last nights post. I did a few upgrades.

Re: [MBZ] Oil Cooler Leak Repair ( 2012 ML350 Bluetec )

2022-02-15 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
Strong work! Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: February 15, 2022 10:15 AM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: rmassm...@embarqmail.com Subject: [MBZ] Oil Cooler Leak Repair ( 2012 ML350 Bluetec ) Well all I am in the process of trying to change the seals on my Ml

Re: [MBZ] Lifts

2022-02-15 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
> I guess when I get ready to acquire one I will have to check into that aspect. Perhaps a morbid observation, but with retiring mechanics, and independent auto shops closing, you may want to check estate auctions near you for lifts. I have seen several sold recently, fairly cheap. I currently

Re: [MBZ] Oil Cooler Leak Repair ( 2012 ML350 Bluetec )

2022-02-15 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
More an effect of emissions controls. In particular EGR. EGR reduces NOX emissions in diesels, but it makes a mess of the intake manifold. In manifolds with movable flaps, things get "interesting". Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: February 15, 2022 10:31 AM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com

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