Re: [MBZ] Opinion pls! on What are the Odds post

2007-03-15 Thread Werner Fehlauer
YES! Thinking that proper training of young (and some old) drivers isn't a problem is in itself a BIG problem! Werner - Original Message - From: Allan Streib [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 7:02 PM Subject: Re:

Re: [MBZ] OM 617 badly sick (was 126 pre chambers)

2007-03-15 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Hans - some of what you're reporting can be a bad/broken vacuum pump. It might be a good idea to remove it and check it over. It is driven off the front of the IP, at half the crankshaft speed. It can make a lot of knocking sounds when internally broken! Werner - Original Message

Re: [MBZ] what are your odds?

2007-03-14 Thread Werner Fehlauer
There will always be some risk in any activity, driving, flying, or just sitting at home. But the danger on our highways could really be reduced substantially IF we required drivers to actually LEARN how to drive, and not issue licenses out of cracker jack boxes. It takes about 2 years in

Re: [MBZ] Adding 2 cycle oil to diesel fuel???????????????

2007-03-14 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Don - you're correct, the Bluetec M-B CDI Diesels do indeed use Urea injection to meet the Euro Bin5 standards. But the only TDI I'm aware of is the recent (2005 and earlier) VW Diesels, which don't use Urea - and don't meet the new specs, either! Werner - Original Message - From: OK

Re: [MBZ] Urea not yet

2007-03-14 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Au contraire - the term Bluetec is indeed being used widely in Germany (and perhaps in the EU?), and they are pushing urea injection in their Actos truck line, too. You are correct that the USA Bluetec with urea injection are 2008 models, and that the current CDI M-Bs in the USA do not use

Re: [MBZ] Opinion pls! on What are the Odds post

2007-03-14 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Chuck - the fact that practically no one felt that a response was needed says one of two things - either the problem is too big for any group to do anything about, or that they don't really care and accept it as a necessary fact of life. I hope it is the first case, as the annual death toll

Re: [MBZ] Audio mods

2007-03-13 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Harman-Becker in Upper Saddle River, NJ does indeed mod the standard M-B radios for just that - an auxiliary MP3/iPod input, that then interrupts the radio's audio path and inputs the aux signal. No visible mods, and all the audio controls of the radio still work as usual. Just remember that

Re: [MBZ] Adding 2 cycle oil to diesel fuel???????????????

2007-03-13 Thread Werner Fehlauer
You mean Cetane, right? Werner - Original Message - From: Mike Canfield [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 11:56 AM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Adding 2 cycle oil to diesel fuel??? Now Marshall, you know that depends

Re: [MBZ] Adding 2 cycle oil to diesel fuel???????????????

2007-03-13 Thread Werner Fehlauer
certainly neither and only dependent upon viscosity. Mike - Original Message - From: Werner Fehlauer [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 1:32 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Adding 2 cycle oil to diesel fuel??? You mean

Re: [MBZ] Auto extending_retracting antenna on 300D

2007-03-13 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Just buy a new mast from Rusty and it should work just fine! Werner - Original Message - From: Potter, Tom E [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 3:07 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Auto extending_retracting antenna on 300D The

Re: [MBZ] Auto extending_retracting antenna on 300D

2007-03-13 Thread Werner Fehlauer
antenna is roughly $14.50 for either type (smooth or toothed cable). OEM antenna mast costs $45.00. On 3/13/07, Werner Fehlauer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Just buy a new mast from Rusty and it should work just fine! Werner - Original Message - From: Potter, Tom E [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [MBZ] Audio mods

2007-03-13 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Larry - most of the large capacity MP3s (over 20 Gig) are mini-hard drives; small ones, typically 2-3 Gig are solid state memory. I've had no problem with the Phillips 30GB MP3 player, rough roads or sitting still. Werner - Original Message - From: LarryT [EMAIL PROTECTED] To:

Re: [MBZ] Slightly Wandering Posterior

2007-03-12 Thread Werner Fehlauer
OK, what do you consider an early 124? '86?? Certainly not a '91 or even a '90! Werner - Original Message - From: Peter Frederick [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2007 7:06 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Slightly Wandering Posterior

Re: [MBZ] CD changer info for Larry

2007-03-12 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Larry -Harman-Becker will do a dandy hidden mod to the stock car radio for $100, so that you can plug in an MP3 player. The audio controls still work on the radio, and when the MP3 is unplugged, the radio functions normally. I did that for my '83 SD, and mounted the small jack enclosure inside

Re: [MBZ] Slightly Wandering Posterior

2007-03-12 Thread Werner Fehlauer
That makes sense to change out the whole thing - the surprising thing is that the biggest M-B dealer in the D.C. area only changed out the old ball joints on my older 124, even left the old ones in the trunk! It's nice to have an honest dealer, even if it might have saved money in the long run

Re: [MBZ] 722.4 / 1991 300D 2.5 Transmission Question

2007-03-10 Thread Werner Fehlauer
John - my '90 300D 2.5 has had a slight slow 1-2 shift for well over 150k miles. The original transmission (untouched) is still running just fine at 230k miles and 17 years. All it gets is Mobil1 synthetic at each 30k mile change of filter. It's been on the track at Summit Point several

Re: [MBZ] 722.4 / 1991 300D 2.5 Transmission Question

2007-03-10 Thread Werner Fehlauer
John - Some will argue that it starts in 2nd gear, and it does, IF you are very light on the loud pedal. With any faster start, my experience is that it starts in first, then does the 1-2, then 2-3, and finally the 3-4 shift. Spirited acceleration (flooring it hard) takes the engine up to

Re: [MBZ] Resister to lower voltage to use LEDS as small lights

2007-03-10 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Does that certainty apply to knowing the time? (if you have 3 watches, which one is correct??) Werner - Original Message - From: BillR [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Saturday, March 10, 2007 5:07 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Resister to lower

Re: [MBZ] New GM diesel

2007-03-09 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Interesting similarities to the new M-B 320CDI engine - Displacement: 2947cc Power: 173 kW Bore: 83.0 Stroke: 92.0 torque: 540 Nm @1600-2400 rpm The M-B engine also uses multiple injections of fuel (4 the last time I heard) via piezo-electric injectors from a common rail at over 25,000 psi.

Re: [MBZ] The new D-C way to design cars...

2007-03-09 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Anyone who ever was in the down-wind area of the paper mills in Tacoma knows about the Aroma of Tacoma, which I've also experienced around Savannah, GA. I can just imagine what actual contact with the chemicals can do! Even a M-B wouldn't be immune to that stuff Werner - Original

Re: [MBZ] 79 year old veggie oil maker harassed by gummint

2007-03-09 Thread Werner Fehlauer
There is a clear policy, that motor fuels are taxed. Avoiding that tax might be tempting, but it is pretty clear that whatever fuel you put in a vehicle on public roads, needs to have a tax paid on that fuel. The Government will also respond unfavorably to the user who puts #2 home heating

Re: [MBZ] 79 year old veggie oil maker harassed by gummint

2007-03-09 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Right on, Chuck - but you're still getting cheap gas in relation to a lot of places. Here in South Jersey, Diesel fuel is again less expensive than regular,as of this week. Paid $2.37on Tuesday, regular gas was $2.40! I don't even bother to look at higher octane gas, as my lawn tractor and

Re: [MBZ] Why no minivan

2007-03-08 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Make that USA, as our Canadian neighbors get a few models that MBUSA won't let us have! Werner - Original Message - From: Loren Faeth [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2007 5:54 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Why no minivan

Re: [MBZ] Why no minivan

2007-03-08 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Loren - there hasn't been an MBNA for many years. D-B (now D-C) long ago decided that with the different governmental requirements and to be more in line with what goes on in the rest of the world, that they would split MBNA into MBUSA for the USA and MB of Canada for our Northern neighbors.

Re: [MBZ] this is cool, too bad I dont speak german

2007-03-08 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Great flick, Kaleb. I especially liked the last few lines between the attendant and the driver! Werner - Original Message - From: Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: mercedes Mailing List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2007 8:20 PM Subject: [MBZ] this is cool,

Re: [MBZ] this is cool, too bad I dont speak german

2007-03-08 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Jeff - the last shot is when the well-dressed gentleman pulls into a service place (like our old time gas stations) and is quizzed by the owner/mechanic as to what he might want - and when he exhausts the list of what the usual drive-in customer would want, asks well, what did you come here

[MBZ] The new D-C way to design cars...

2007-03-08 Thread Werner Fehlauer
The following is copied from an Email sent out by AutoWeek magazine. While this may make economic sense, it seems to follow the GM/Ford/Chrysler model, and we know how well that has worked in the long haul. Mercedes' Common Components M-B will develop cars that share

Re: [MBZ] weather bothers

2007-03-07 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Andrew - I didn't know you were a member of the Seattle KBO club! The spreading of the myth that it rains all the time in Seattle should keep you in good standing! And all the time I thought the flooding was being caused by burning all that old veggie oil in the older M-B cars

Re: [MBZ] OSX USERS

2007-03-06 Thread Werner Fehlauer
probably more than that. and we are winning the war none the less. On 3/5/07, Werner Fehlauer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Does that mean that the Mac users are now only out-numbered 24.5 to 1? Werner - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Monday

Re: [MBZ] OSX USERS

2007-03-06 Thread Werner Fehlauer
OK, Gary, I'll change the oil this week, especially since we're off to Southern Treffen on the 15th! Werner - Original Message - From: Gary Hurst [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Monday, March 05, 2007 9:30 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] OSX USERS

Re: [MBZ] Why no minivan

2007-03-06 Thread Werner Fehlauer
You do get a 3rd row (up to big kids size) in the GL CDI, available in the USA (45 states, perhaps more since it is a big, heavy beast). Look it up on the MBUSA site. Werner - Original Message - From: Allan Streib [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] Upcoming auction items

2007-03-06 Thread Werner Fehlauer
That '95 S320 V8 is very interesting - might be priceless if true! (actually, the 40 ft Diesel motor home would be nice, after I win the lottery!) Werner - Original Message - From: Redghost [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Tuesday, March 06,

Re: [MBZ] Maryland inspections/registration

2007-03-03 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Werner, You make a great case for moving from MD into D.C., which has a more responsive DMV. I did so in 1999. On 3/2/07, Werner Fehlauer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: You were lucky - in my case, the good folks at Glen Burnie would NOT accept the bill of sale from Academy Ford in Laurel, and went

Re: [MBZ] $250 1985 300SD

2007-03-02 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Yes, but Marylanders pay the equivalent of the sales tax when they first register, and it is based not on what you pay for the car (in the case of a $250 car), but on the State's reading of their blue book value. And then there is the small matter of a State approved vehicle safety inspection

Re: [MBZ] Maryland inspections/registration

2007-03-02 Thread Werner Fehlauer
You were lucky - in my case, the good folks at Glen Burnie would NOT accept the bill of sale from Academy Ford in Laurel, and went by their blue book. What really griped me was the clod who checked the front shoe brakes by removing the drums, just dropping the bearing cone in the dirt.

Re: [MBZ] 300SD for $250

2007-03-01 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Bill - there are a lot of improvements between '81 and '85 on the 126 SD, so that you would get some neat stuff if you kept the '85 and used the '81 for parts. The obvious key is rust - it doesn't take much for a car to become a real money sink. Just a few items that changed - '83 to '84,

Re: [MBZ] OT: New Euro terror alerts

2007-02-28 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Hendrik - I don't know if you were there in RVN, but I spent my year there, and from my perspective, we were trying to provide a safe, democratic (and admittedly anti-communist) environment so that teachers, doctors, and village leaders could do their jobs without being killed just because they

Re: [MBZ] OT: New Euro terror alerts

2007-02-28 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Hendrik - I cannot begin to understand how anyone could relate Iraq to 9/11. A case could be made for Saudi Arabia, and perhaps a few other countries, but at the time (and probably yet today), the perpetrators were under the direction of a group in Afghanistan, if we are to believe what's in

Re: [MBZ] OT: New Euro terror alerts

2007-02-28 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Yes, and using the thumb to depress the left mouse button is the hard way to delete messages, too! Let's start another no-win thread on how to delete messages.. Werner ;-) - Original Message - From: LT Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] Mobil 1 0W30

2007-02-27 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Larry - Delvac1 IS fully synthetic, a version of Mobil1 - just formulated for heavy duty Diesel engine usage. Do not confuse Delvac1 with Delvac dino oil, (1500?). The gallon jugs that I get the Delvac1 in show a 5W-40 viscosity rating. From what Dr. Booth and others have stated, the Mobil1

Re: [MBZ] OT: New Euro terror alerts

2007-02-27 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Glenn - My opinion is that yes, there is a lot of incompetence (political appointments with no experience or track record), coupled with private agendas that may or may not be in the country's interest. As the old saying goes, follow the money. As for the middle East - anyone who has spent any

Re: [MBZ] Mobil 1 0W30

2007-02-27 Thread Werner Fehlauer
The Delvac 1 is almost always a bit more expensive. I get mine from a local Mobil lube distributor, in cases of 4 gallons each. Price today is just over $112 for 4 gallons. (2 oil changes, around $60+ with filter - great peace of mind!) Also available in 5 Gallon pails, a few cents less per

Re: [MBZ] OT: New Euro terror alerts

2007-02-27 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Werner Fehlauer wrote: should have learned that their eternal feuds always require retribution, and that westerners (crusading infidels in their eyes) will always be the common enemy.

Re: [MBZ] Mobil 1 0W30

2007-02-27 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Gary - in the warmer climate where you live, you could probably get away with single weight oil. Just be sure to have the engine warmed up before you hit the freeway! Werner - Original Message - From: Gary Hurst [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] Reserve Fuel Can

2007-02-20 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Andrew - Let's see - 40 gallons x 8 lbs = 320 lbs, or like carrying around 2 extra adults. That has to cost something in MPG, and certainly in performance. Its probably a necessity to carry that much fuel if you're running in the Paris-Dakar rallye, but not too practical in most of the USA!

Re: [MBZ] OT - PCs and Macs (was) Accents

2007-02-20 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Jim - after more than 30 years of using PCs (starting with an 8080 in kit form), I suppose I'm too old to switch to one of those Apple/Mac/whatever boxes. Even worked up a box with a 6502 processor (as used in the early Apples) but on an S-100 bus, with a 300 baud modem using tape on the

[MBZ] Southern Treffen

2007-02-20 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Chuck - are you still driving East for ST? I'm still not hearing many comforting words from MBUSI in Vance in regard to a plant tour, but I won't give up yet! Werner

Re: [MBZ] OT - PCs and Macs (was) Accents

2007-02-20 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Chuck - You're probably correct - too old really means not enough time to go through the trauma of convincing SWMBO to bring in yet another box; get rid of the 4 computers now in use and all the software, books, etc; figure out how to transfer all the data that a good packrat saves - and on

Re: [MBZ] Reserve Fuel Can

2007-02-20 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Larry - the pictures sent by Howard in England show a fairly robust steel can, holding 7 liters of fuel. I think it would be too dangerous with gasoline, but probably ok for Diesel, and it is pretty well protected inside the wheel rim. Probably better than the external main tank! I'd be more

[MBZ] Bio Diesel recommendations

2007-02-20 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Just came from a John Deere Day session at the local dealership, and in their company video, came back with the following info in regard to usage of BioDiesel: 1. John Deere only recommends B2 and B5 without qualifications, but also states that use of any higher concentration is OK as far as

Re: [MBZ] 126 rear window leakage

2007-02-19 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Peter - the 126's seem to have more than their share of water leakage around the back window, especially on the left side. I'm told that it is usually from a failed rubber gasket that leads to rust through of the metal, all pretty well hidden from outside view. The repair involves removing

Re: [MBZ] nozzle observation (bad pun)

2007-02-19 Thread Werner Fehlauer
OK, Bob - what happened to the umlaut in Schöne? Werner - Original Message - From: Bob Rentfro [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Monday, February 19, 2007 12:21 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] nozzle observation (bad pun) Sehr schone Hunde Bob Rentfro

Re: [MBZ] nozzle observation (bad pun)

2007-02-19 Thread Werner Fehlauer
: Re: [MBZ] nozzle observation (bad pun) I've forgotten how to do the umlautsI know we discussed that once at length. To get it to work on the previous post to Chuck, I had to do the translator thing and then cut and paste. Bob R. - Original Message - From: Werner Fehlauer [EMAIL

Re: [MBZ] nozzle observation (bad pun)

2007-02-19 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Yes, that also works, seems there's a series that uses 4 digits starting with 0, and another with 3 digits. But the 3 digit ones don't seem to work on this version of OE! Werner - Original Message - From: OK Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com

[MBZ] Umlauts and codes

2007-02-19 Thread Werner Fehlauer
strasfogel [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Monday, February 19, 2007 1:44 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] nozzle observation (bad pun) Werner, That's amazing - how did you learn this? On 2/19/07, Werner Fehlauer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Just type in alt 0-2-4-6

Re: [MBZ] Reserve Fuel Can

2007-02-19 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Anyone have a picture of one of these reserve tanks? I would think that there would be some safety concerns, especially is used in a gasser. Many will say that carrying a can of gas in the trunk is akin to carrying around an incendiary bomb. Diesel fuel isn't as explosive, so might be OK as

Re: [MBZ] ATF for 91 W124 300D 2.5

2007-02-18 Thread Werner Fehlauer
LarryT - I've been using Mobil1 Synthetic ATF in my '90 300D 2.5 for about 80k miles now, and it still shifts smoothly, with no leaks. Changing it every 30k, including the torque converter, new filter and gasket, of course every change. Werner '90 D 229k '83 SD 225k - Original Message

Re: [MBZ] For those who enjoy classic Mercedes Benz

2007-02-17 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Loren - Looks like a neat set of trips, apparently held every other year. Wonder how much it would cost to get the SD over there.. You might note that especially the 2001 trip was not limited to M-B cars - a quick glance showed a Caddy and a few other cars! Werner - Original

Re: [MBZ] For those who enjoy classic Mercedes Benz

2007-02-17 Thread Werner Fehlauer
, at 10:12 PM, Werner Fehlauer wrote: Loren - Looks like a neat set of trips, apparently held every other year. Wonder how much it would cost to get the SD over there.. You might note that especially the 2001 trip was not limited to M-B cars - a quick glance showed a Caddy and a few other

Re: [MBZ] Got a Lift?

2007-02-14 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Yes, but the sill plate is usually wood, and doesn't require absolutely flat and plumb mating surfaces that a 2 -post lift needs, with exact placement of the threaded bolts within lass than a 16th of an inch Werner - Original Message - From: John W. Reames III [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [MBZ] Sludge Issues/my 0.02

2007-02-14 Thread Werner Fehlauer
I think the full genesis of this and all the mbz lists occurred when the faithful on the old MBCA lists (with Kathy Kennel as list Mom) were summarily killed by a few hard heads in the club, and a new way of communicating sprang up outside of the club auspices. Many people played a role in

Re: [MBZ] Sludge Issues

2007-02-13 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Larry - the things that comes to mind are that this kind of article is usually written by a reporter, not an engineer; that the purpose is to sell papers; and inconvenient details are often left out to fit into the editor's space allotment. That said, oil sludge is almost always a product of

[MBZ] Got a Lift?

2007-02-13 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Andrew - I have a 2 post asymmetrical lift that does indeed require 220V, but the real problem is that it needs 12 ft of ceiling clearance, as the cross over cabling is overhead rather than on the floor. Great to work on a car when you want to have free movement underneath! Fortunately, when I

Re: [MBZ] Got a Lift?

2007-02-13 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Even with a 12 ft clearance, I have to watch out for lifting my M-B with the hood vertical. Thankfully, the roof trusses are on 4 ft centers, and the hood can fit between the trusses a bit when fully raised. Of course, one could lower the hood, but that would take forethought and patience...

Re: [MBZ] Got a Lift?

2007-02-13 Thread Werner Fehlauer
. Width is 137. On 2/13/07, Werner Fehlauer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Even with a 12 ft clearance, I have to watch out for lifting my M-B with the hood vertical. Thankfully, the roof trusses are on 4 ft centers, and the hood can fit between the trusses a bit when fully raised. Of course, one could

Re: [MBZ] Got a Lift?

2007-02-13 Thread Werner Fehlauer
between the rafters to accommodate the 113 ht. Is yours the same? http://www.pantherlifts.com/9K_two_post_lift.html On 2/13/07, Werner Fehlauer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Andrew - check out www.geusa.com - that's where I bought my Bend-Pak XP-10AC a few years ago, when they had a sale. They do

Re: [MBZ] Got a Lift?

2007-02-13 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Andrew - some trucking companies will make you come and pick up a large/heavy item at their dock, or charge extra is they have to bring out a fork lift or similar item. The Bend-Pak lifts come with a heavy iron angle iron frame bolted to each end, making the whole package very heavy, but easier

Re: [MBZ] Got a Lift?

2007-02-13 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2007 5:28 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Got a Lift? Werner Fehlauer wrote: The floor needs to be 4-6 of 3000# concrete, and its a snap to rent the proper concrete drill for a couple of hours from Home Depot to drill the 8 holes

Re: [MBZ] [EMAIL PROTECTED]

2007-02-12 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Its nothing a couple of 807's wouldn't cure... Werner - Original Message - From: LT Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2007 9:47 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] [EMAIL PROTECTED] Someone doesn't understand the secret handshake,

[MBZ] Ham Radio - was Re: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

2007-02-12 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Besides talking to the ISS, don't forget that Ham Radio does a very important public service in disaster relief, furnishing communications when the phones, cell towers, computers, etc. all stop working. At least one state officially recognizes the value of Amateur Radio operators - Alaska.

Re: [MBZ] A Love-Hate Relationship Bears a 50-State Diesel

2007-02-11 Thread Werner Fehlauer
- Original Message - From: Rich Thomas [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2007 7:45 PM Subject: [MBZ] A Love-Hate Relationship Bears a 50-State Diesel

Re: [MBZ] SDL for LT Don

2007-02-11 Thread Werner Fehlauer
tach when i pulled this car from my garage i havnt drove car much lately.the front bumper probably needs aligned it was removed for paint,i will pull it in my shop monday and realign.if interested come and drive you are only 45 min. away.thanks On 2/10/07, Werner Fehlauer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote

Re: [MBZ] SDL for LT Don

2007-02-11 Thread Werner Fehlauer
, +/-)! Werner - Original Message - From: OK Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2007 3:55 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] SDL for LT Don That wouldn't be an issue for Lt. Don --;-) On 2/11/07, Werner Fehlauer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: LT

Re: [MBZ] [EMAIL PROTECTED]

2007-02-11 Thread Werner Fehlauer
only 598 here Werner WB2BRB - Original Message - From: OK Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2007 5:00 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] [EMAIL PROTECTED] RST 599 On 2/11/07, RICHARD FIne [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: testing

Re: [MBZ] 85 300D Instrument cluster removal

2007-02-10 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Hendrik - there's a reason that M-B makes and recommends 2 small hooks to get the cluster out - it's easier and a lot safer, as you can stop pulling when it pops free! (and a couple of thin steel hooks, or even coat hangers inserted in the correct place, won't hurt anything.) Werner -

Re: [MBZ] 85 300D Instrument cluster removal

2007-02-10 Thread Werner Fehlauer
the steering wheel. I suppose to make it easier, removing the steering wheel is not a bad idea. Anyway removing a cluster out of a 123 is a picece of cake compared to a 201, especially if you have big hands. - Original Message - From: Werner Fehlauer [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List

Re: [MBZ] instrument cluster removal

2007-02-10 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Bill - the hooks should be about 6 long, or enough for you to get a good grip on them with your knuckles clear of the dash pad. The placement is about 3-4 up from the bottom, on each side, carefully inserted between the dash covering and the plastic molded IC cluster. When you get it out, you

Re: [MBZ] SDL for LT Don

2007-02-10 Thread Werner Fehlauer
What wasn't mentioned is that the tach shows zero rpm while the oil pressure is apparently at idle; the headlight wipers are out of whack; the bling wheel arches; and a strange misalignment of hood/grill/front bumper. And why not paint the front fender cross brace red? Wonder what other ills

Re: [MBZ] cheap 2.5 turbo

2007-02-10 Thread Werner Fehlauer
For a car with that low mileage to break a timing chain tells me that someone was careless about oil changes, and the cruddy inside of the engine suggests that cheap dino oil was occasionally changed. Wonder when and if the tranny and diff, brake fluid, etc were changed? Sure looks like a

Re: [MBZ] M1 15k Oil

2007-02-08 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Folks, oil does NOT break down! The contaminants increase, and some additives lose their effectiveness, but the limit for a good synthetic Diesel oil (Delvac1 and its Mobil1 equivalent) is the soot held in suspension. In the usual conditions and in a normal engine, the soot levels typically

Re: [MBZ] Are these legit workshop manual CDs?

2007-02-07 Thread Werner Fehlauer
the price of diehard etc, I'm likely to go to the stealership ($109) for a battery. They have been uprated to 100Ah... -j. -- Original message -- From: Werner Fehlauer [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sounds like the diehard didn't.. Werner

Re: [MBZ] Rear Diff Service

2007-02-07 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Donald - I suspect your '90 SEL has similar recommendations to my '90 D - and that says to change the diff lube every 30k miles. I use Mobil1 gear oil. The thing to do FIRST is to make sure you can get the fill plug out - only then drain the lube from the bottom plug. Have a good 14MM male

Re: [MBZ] OT: A Rant on that Global Warming thang

2007-02-07 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Andrew - and why shouldn't the USA also rein in our own addiction to coal fired plants, and stop this nonsense about avoiding nuclear power Werner - Original Message - From: andrew strasfogel [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Wednesday,

Re: [MBZ] if I die, it was nice knowing you all....read link re: KC chemicalplantexplosion

2007-02-07 Thread Werner Fehlauer
PLEASE! Let's stop this insane gut reaction that terrorism is behind everything that goes boom, burns, or floods. We have enough people in D.C. that we taxpayers are supporting that already do that to excess, so it would be nice to keep it off the M-B nets! Werner - Original Message

Re: [MBZ] Will not start

2007-02-06 Thread Werner Fehlauer
run the block heater yesterday morning. Tonight when I leave work I'll loosen the cap. -Curt Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2007 13:44:06 -0500 From: Werner Fehlauer [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [MBZ] Will not start To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Message-ID: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Content

Re: [MBZ] 601 Vacuum pump

2007-02-06 Thread Werner Fehlauer
The only hitch I recall from changing one out on a 602 was to remember to rotate the engine crankshaft so that the cam that drives the vacuum pump is at its low point - otherwise, you're compressing the pump spring while tightening the pump in place. Can be done, just not as easy as doing it

Re: [MBZ] Will not start

2007-02-05 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Curt - I think that its pretty unlikely that loosening the filler cap at the tank would have any effect on starting, as there is so much fuel in the filter, pre-filter, IP, and injector lines - all of which would have to be used before any new fuel from the tank would get to the injectors. I

Re: [MBZ] Block heaters

2007-02-05 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Levi - any decent electrical supply store should be able to sell you a cover for the plug. Usually, they are made of rubber (or similar stuff), and tied to the cord. Basically a receptacle without any metal parts and enclosed, it fits the prongs on the plug and keeps them clean and fairly

Re: [MBZ] RPM, alternator, battery charging

2007-02-05 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Chris - yes, the curve isn't linear. And the limitation is field magnetic strength, current capacity of the windings, connections, and controls, and mechanical rpm limits where things begin to fly apart. But generators and alternators both generate power from a coil of wire rotating through a

Re: [MBZ] RPM, alternator, battery charging

2007-02-05 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Subject: Re: [MBZ] RPM, alternator, battery charging So in an 85 300SD and 82 300D...where abouts do you think/guess that RPM point is past where you don't get any more charging power? Thanks, Chris Werner Fehlauer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Chris - yes, the curve isn't linear

Re: [MBZ] '81 300 CD in Jacksonville

2007-02-05 Thread Werner Fehlauer
stick with the hacksaw.. DWS Werner Fehlauer wrote: Yes, Darrell - and then they will need a soft top to cover up the gaping hole when it rains. (but then again, it's in Florida, where they have enough weather phenomena that perhaps it did have a removable hard top??) Werner

Re: [MBZ] Flushing transmissions (was Luckiest man in the world!)

2007-02-05 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Monday, February 05, 2007 5:31 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Luckiest man in the world! Werner Fehlauer wrote: Sounds like another good reason NOT to give extra $$ to a shop to flush a transmission. Other than a good profit maker for the shop, a flushing

Re: [MBZ] Noise from the rear

2007-02-02 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Chris - not sure how much different that car is from my '90 124 2.5, but I had a loud noise, intermittently, that became more frequent over several months. All due to a worn CV joint. The noise seems to be slow but proportional to wheel rotation; it would be about 3 times faster if it was

Re: [MBZ] selling my 300D

2007-02-02 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Aw come on, youse guys - give the guy a break! Its worth at least 625! (and I'll throw in a Philly Cheese Steak if he delivers!) Werner - Original Message - From: Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007

Re: [MBZ] battery recharge and driving with the lights on

2007-02-02 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Chris - that sounds like a stretch from abstract theory to the real world. An alternator can only put out a limited number of Amperes, and if the lights are on, they will consume some of that current. I suspect that if the battery was fully charged so that the terminal Voltage was high,

Re: [MBZ] Bio boys

2007-01-31 Thread Werner Fehlauer
The trunk emblems (300D and 2.5TURBO) on the 1990 ARE made of chrome-looking plastic, held on with double-sided adhesive. The 1983 SD has chrome plated pot metal, held on by pins into plastic retainers. I'm pretty sure that most of the trunk emblems since at least 1990 are plastic. Werner

Re: [MBZ] Holy cats!

2007-01-31 Thread Werner Fehlauer
VWs in the 70s were very thrifty with fuel, at the expense of performance. I had a '79 Jetta with the 1.6 engine and 5-speed; it did get very close to 50 mpg out of the (56HP?) non-turbo 4 banger. Any acceleration when in 5th gear required a shift back to 4th, unless you were already cruising

Re: [MBZ] W124 W

2007-01-29 Thread Werner Fehlauer
LarryT - now that is one car that will need at least 2 weekends of work, to say the least! Its hard to imagine what it went through to get into that shape - probably missed an oil change or two, also;-))) Werner - Original Message - From: LarryT [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] New to me eMac

2007-01-29 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Bob - I agree. The endless arguments of PCs vs. Macs is like what oil to use - or Ford vs. Chevy, etc. There will NEVER be enough agreement for otherwise reasonable people to settle this! But such a thread makes it easier to read the mail quickly by liberal use of the delete key Werner

[MBZ] DBR key

2007-01-29 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Chuck - that's probably the most important key to use when perusing the various lists, MBZ and others. Greater use of that back in the good old days of the MBCA lists would have spared us all a lot of grief (and saved the club more than a few members, IMO)! Are you still heading to Southern

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