Re: [MBZ] RIP Panzermeister

2015-03-26 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
That's sad to hear. Seemed to be a good guy based on the limited interaction I had with him. Sent from my iPhone On Mar 26, 2015, at 7:18 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Chuck had a winning 116 300SD he called the Panzerwagen. That is the source of the Panzer

Re: [MBZ] OT faucets

2015-03-23 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
I had a delta kitchen faucet corrode from the inside in just 6 yrs. total garbage. Sent from my iPhone On Mar 23, 2015, at 6:28 PM, Peter Frederick via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Don't buy plumbing stuff at the box stores, it's invariably the worst possible grade available.

Re: [MBZ] More on from the global warming conspiracy front

2015-03-20 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
I would guess that hundreds, if not thousands, of years worth of data would be necessary to be able to make sense of any significant weather patterns. Sent from my iPhone On Mar 20, 2015, at 9:19 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: So how many years of data

Re: [MBZ] OT: Big chil indeed.

2015-03-19 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
I'm going to have to agree. Show me the warmth, show me the money. If I'm not experiencing warm weather I won't buy that the earth is warming. I was on board with global warming until recent weather patterns have caused massive doubt in my mind. Sent from my iPhone On Mar 19, 2015, at 9:48

Re: [MBZ] OT Starbucks is in NASCAR now?

2015-03-19 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
Starbux makes my heart race. Coffee too strong. Yuck. Sent from my iPhone On Mar 19, 2015, at 10:40 AM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: HA! I can just picture Bubba asking Barista-Babe about racing and the interesting exchange that will follow. -

Re: [MBZ] OT: Big chil indeed.

2015-03-19 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
manipulation of data can skew results. I will not believe that the world is warming unless I see it with my own eyes. Sent from my iPhone On Mar 19, 2015, at 10:10 AM, Craig via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: On Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:58:14 -0400 dseretakis--- via Mercedes mercedes

Re: [MBZ] OT: Big chil indeed.

2015-03-19 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
an effect on my views on the matter... --R On 3/19/15 10:25 AM, dseretakis--- via Mercedes wrote: I have a pretty decent background in science. In a prior life I did a good amount of research and have a healthy list of publications to prove it including first authorship in JAMA

Re: [MBZ] OT: Advice sought re: jumbo Eastern ground hog

2015-03-18 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
Then Andrew better stay in DC! ;) Sent from my iPhone On Mar 17, 2015, at 11:34 PM, Scott Ritchey via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Relocated animals seldom survive, -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Andrew Strasfogel

Re: [MBZ] Wood refinishing for zebrano console in my W123 300TD

2015-03-18 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
Did you try the nasty stuff with methylene chloride? Sent from my iPhone On Mar 18, 2015, at 1:40 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I may have askeed this before, but am hoping for at least one on-point response this time. Has anyone had a GOOD experience

Re: [MBZ] Subject: Wood refinishing for zebrano console in my W123 300TD

2015-03-18 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
Yes he is but doesn't the business live on? Also, I hear Madera Concepts does exceptional work. Sent from my iPhone On Mar 18, 2015, at 9:45 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Too bad Drew is dead Sent from my iPhone On Mar 18, 2015, at 8:28 PM, Bob via

Re: [MBZ] Wood refinishing for zebrano console in my W123 300TD

2015-03-18 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
What's going on in this place? We are talking about strippers touching wood! Sent from my iPhone On Mar 18, 2015, at 2:03 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Heritage Woodworks. Wouldn't let anyone else touch my wood. (Waiting for snarky comments) Dan Sent

Re: [MBZ] OT: Advice sought re: jumbo Eastern ground hog

2015-03-17 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
You have a very serious problem. A groundhog infestation. There is no fix for that I'm afraid. I will take your house off your hands for free. After all what are friends for? Hahaha! Sent from my iPhone On Mar 17, 2015, at 3:34 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:

Re: [MBZ] Okie Acres Car Hauler

2015-03-16 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
And wasn't Curt looking for the engine out of one of those for some alpine mobile. Sent from my iPhone On Mar 16, 2015, at 8:26 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Jump on this, Kaleb: http://bringatrailer.com/2015/03/15/cool-hauler-1976-mercedes-1116-rollback/

Re: [MBZ] Incredibly disappearing coolant in my W123 300TD

2015-03-16 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
Your head is cracked. Send it to me and I'll fix it after Curt's! Hahahaha I'm such a good friend! Sent from my iPhone On Mar 16, 2015, at 12:34 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I am thinking there is a hairline crack in the filler tank neck but not

Re: [MBZ] Incredibly disappearing coolant in my W123 300TD

2015-03-16 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
Your car needs a new engine. I'll take it off your hands for free;) Sent from my iPhone On Mar 16, 2015, at 11:26 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: As you all know, my 1983 300TD had a heating issue couipled with low coolant levels. When I replenished the

Re: [MBZ] BMW carpet set

2015-03-08 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
, dseretakis--- via Mercedes wrote: I'm sewing one up. Check it out here: http://www.sl113.org/forums/index.php?topic=22025.0 Sent from my iPhone ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe

Re: [MBZ] BMW carpet set

2015-03-08 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
Thanks. It's good fun! Sent from my iPhone On Mar 8, 2015, at 1:46 PM, Jaime Kopchinski jaime...@gmail.com wrote: Impressive! Keep up the good work! On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 7:44 PM, dseretakis--- via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I'm sewing one up. Check it out here: http

[MBZ] BMW carpet set

2015-03-06 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
I'm sewing one up. Check it out here: http://www.sl113.org/forums/index.php?topic=22025.0 Sent from my iPhone ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] Global warming? No, Global ice age.

2015-03-06 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
... -Curt From: dseretakis--- via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: arche...@embarqmail.com arche...@embarqmail.com; Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Friday, March 6, 2015 3:27 AM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Global warming? No, Global ice age. I'm no climatologist

Re: [MBZ] Global warming? No, Global ice age.

2015-03-06 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
I'm no climatologist, but in light of the past couple of winters, I simply cannot buy global warming. Nobody is going to convince me that red is green or that cold is hot. Sent from my iPhone On Mar 5, 2015, at 7:04 PM, archer75--- via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: The “brutal”

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes Digest, Vol 112, Issue 30

2015-03-04 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
I've never smoked it but it's a known fact that pot is less harmful than alcohol. Why pot should be illegal goes beyond me. Sent from my iPhone On Mar 4, 2015, at 6:31 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: War on Addiction? Pot is going to get legalized little by

Re: [MBZ] this CL ad is mine

2015-03-03 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
And I had cousins and an aunt in Athens, GA. Furthermore, I was born in Athens, Greece. Sent from my iPhone On Mar 3, 2015, at 10:22 AM, Dwight Giles via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: My-now dimitri's - 240D came from athens. PO was university employee. On Mar 3, 2015 10:15 AM,

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: Overheating 240D more info

2015-03-03 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
Any thoughts? Sent from my iPhone On Mar 2, 2015, at 8:21 PM, dseretakis--- via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Does anyone know if I can use cylinder head that came from engine with 12 point head bolts on an engine which uses hex cylinder head bolts? Shop manual says that hex

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: Overheating 240D more info

2015-03-03 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
Any thoughts? Sent from my iPhone On Mar 2, 2015, at 8:21 PM, dseretakis--- via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Does anyone know if I can use cylinder head that came from engine with 12 point head bolts on an engine which uses hex cylinder head bolts? Shop manual says that hex

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: Overheating 240D more info

2015-03-03 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
thoughts? Sent from my iPhone On Mar 2, 2015, at 8:21 PM, dseretakis--- via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Does anyone know if I can use cylinder head that came from engine with 12 point head bolts on an engine which uses hex cylinder head bolts? Shop manual says that hex head

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: Overheating 240D more info

2015-03-03 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
I guess there is no hurry. It's obvious that problem is getting worse as hoses get pressurized but I guess I can leave rad cap loose. Sent from my iPhone On Mar 3, 2015, at 8:41 PM, Mountain Man via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Why is there a hurry to do more work? If the

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: Fwd: Overheating 240D more info

2015-03-02 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
Yup toadass suck. Sent from my iPhone On Mar 2, 2015, at 5:20 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Well, I think we need to wait a bit. My Mercedes is 39 years old. Let us see how the Prius is at that age. My experience with the Toyotas that I have owned has not been

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: Overheating 240D more info

2015-03-02 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
PM, dseretakis--- via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Funny stuff! Did you have cafe au lait oil? Sent from my iPhone On Mar 2, 2015, at 1:42 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Well yeah but I realized what had happened. I pulled the glow plugs

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: Overheating 240D more info

2015-03-02 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
Does anyone know if I can use cylinder head that came from engine with 12 point head bolts on an engine which uses hex cylinder head bolts? Shop manual says that hex head bolts must be used in engine that came with such bolts but unclear if head from newer engines can be placed on old engine.

Re: [MBZ] W140 - 1999 S320 Opinions

2015-03-02 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
M104 in a w123 with a 5 speed sounds like a very interesting project! Hey wait a minute, I thought you were Mr. Originality!! Sent from my iPhone On Feb 28, 2015, at 2:33 PM, Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: The M104 is a wonderful engine. I had one for years in

Re: [MBZ] OT Global warming (aka climate change), linked to frigid winter

2015-03-02 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
, I look out the window to check Dimitri’s chimney. If his house were a steam locomotive, it’d be moving down the tracks at 90mph! On Mar 2, 2015, at 6:41 AM, dseretakis--- via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Oh shut it! :) Sent from my iPhone On Mar 1, 2015, at 10:51 PM, Dan

Re: [MBZ] OT Global warming (aka climate change), linked to frigid winter

2015-03-02 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
Oh shut it! :) Sent from my iPhone On Mar 1, 2015, at 10:51 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Should I mention that we had to turn on the AC today? Guess not Dan On Mar 1, 2015, at 10:01 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: Overheating 240D more info

2015-03-02 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: dsereta...@yahoo.com; Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Monday, March 2, 2015 12:20 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Fwd: Overheating 240D more info On 01/03/2015 4:55 PM, dseretakis--- via Mercedes wrote: From: dsereta...@yahoo.com Date: March 1, 2015

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: Overheating 240D more info

2015-03-02 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
...@yahoo.com; Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Monday, March 2, 2015 12:20 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Fwd: Overheating 240D more info On 01/03/2015 4:55 PM, dseretakis--- via Mercedes wrote: From: dsereta...@yahoo.com Date: March 1, 2015 at 4:48:56 PM EST To: G Mann g2ma

Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D more info

2015-03-01 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
return it. I found this tool so useful (when I had old cars) that I bought one. On the positive side, if you are weeping coolant could explain how an air bubble can get into the system and prevents circulation. -Original Message- From: dseretakis--- via Mercedes Sent: Sunday

[MBZ] Fwd: Overheating 240D more info

2015-03-01 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
. Sent from my iPhone On Feb 28, 2015, at 8:09 PM, dseretakis--- via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Yes. No way I'm doing that in these ridiculous temps. A nice summer project! Sent from my iPhone On Feb 28, 2015, at 7:35 PM, Craig via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com

[MBZ] Fwd: Overheating 240D more info

2015-03-01 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
...@gmail.com wrote: I thought that a pressurized system in the AM is the result of a cracked head or leaking head gasket. On Sun, Mar 1, 2015 at 12:53 PM, dseretakis--- via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: So I've driven the car now for 250 miles with blocked open tstat

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: Overheating 240D more info

2015-03-01 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
Why do you hate it? Sent from my iPhone On Mar 1, 2015, at 10:25 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: If it was done it was before I got the car. I hate that stuff.. Curt Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android ___

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: Overheating 240D more info

2015-03-01 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
I can see why you hate it now. Sent from my iPhone On Mar 1, 2015, at 10:40 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I've used it twice and blocked two thermostats, the second one leading to a bad head gasket in my wagon. Never more. Curt Sent from Yahoo Mail on

Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D more info

2015-03-01 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
, at 8:09 PM, dseretakis--- via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Yes. No way I'm doing that in these ridiculous temps. A nice summer project! Sent from my iPhone On Feb 28, 2015, at 7:35 PM, Craig via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: On Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:16:13 -0600 Peter

[MBZ] Fwd: Fwd: Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-28 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
PM, Andrew Strasfogel astrasfo...@gmail.com wrote: You should write a whimsical message on the cardboard blocking the radiator to be read by drivers of the cars you are following. On Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 11:01 PM, dseretakis--- via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: The thermostat

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: Fwd: Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-28 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
way over on the other side of the console. I think I've still got all the pieces to convert it back to stock... -Curt From: dseretakis--- via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Friday, February 27, 2015 11:06 PM Subject: [MBZ] Fwd: Fwd

Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-28 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
Yes. No way I'm doing that in these ridiculous temps. A nice summer project! Sent from my iPhone On Feb 28, 2015, at 7:35 PM, Craig via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: On Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:16:13 -0600 Peter Frederick via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Now that you have a

Re: [MBZ] ML

2015-02-28 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
Wow 450 torque! Must be a blast! Sent from my iPhone On Feb 28, 2015, at 11:15 PM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Went with wifey and bought a 2012 ML V-6 bluejuice turbodizzel this afternoon. Somewhat unpleasant experience dealing with the stealer. They tried

[MBZ] Fwd: Fwd: Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-27 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
on the dash. I liked that you could hold it down as long as you thought was needed. On Feb 27, 2015 6:08 PM, dseretakis--- via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Not too many people will know how to steal it. First of all most young thieves today can't drive a stick. Second of all, nobody

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-27 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
in cold starting the car... -Curt From: dseretakis--- via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Randy Bennell rbenn...@bennell.ca; Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Friday, February 27, 2015 6:01 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Fwd: Overheating 240D more info Not too many

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-27 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
The thermostat housing looked pretty good. Sent from my iPhone On Feb 27, 2015, at 10:04 PM, Jim Cathey via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: IIRC corroded thermostat _housings_ can induce problems. The plates don't seat right. If the bypass channel couldn't be closed properly, and

Re: [MBZ] limited slip rear end for w126 cars

2015-02-27 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
The 560SEL definitely had it. Not sure if standard equipment or as an option. Sent from my iPhone On Feb 27, 2015, at 1:55 PM, Ronald Courcy via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Hello Does anyone on the list have access to which w126 cars may have come with limited slip rear ends

Re: [MBZ] Recovering a Leather Steering Wheel

2015-02-27 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
The pattern made from the old piece with not be very accurate as it will be bulged and stretched. It will only give you a general idea Sent from my iPhone On Feb 27, 2015, at 7:48 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I'm not sure if this is good or bad, but since the

Re: [MBZ] Recovering a Leather Steering Wheel

2015-02-27 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
Sounds like a fun project. I'm dabbling in the car upholstery world myself. Sewing leather is very satisfying. Sent from my iPhone On Feb 27, 2015, at 7:56 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: True, but at least it will give me a rough idea of the size and shape of

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-27 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
:16 PM, dseretakis--- via Mercedes wrote: Sent from my iPhone Begin forwarded message: From: dsereta...@yahoo.com Date: February 26, 2015 at 6:15:05 PM EST To: Curly McLain 126die...@gmail.com Subject: Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D more info I sure hope it stays that way. I drove the car

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-27 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
Not too many people will know how to steal it. First of all most young thieves today can't drive a stick. Second of all, nobody will know how to glow the car -Curt retrofitted it with pencil type plugs and wired them to a push button on the dash. Hahahaha dumb thieves, try stealing that! Sent

Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-26 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
Still not sure I understand why engine braking especially down hill would lower temps dramatically. Perhaps it causes an air bubble to dislodge? Anyway, I just forced the tstat open with a piece of brass tubing. Let's see what that does. If I get no answers, I will take car to radiator shop.

Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-26 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
So if the car had a head issue, would the temp drop from almost red zone to normal like that by engine breaking down a hill? BTW, I've been driving with forced open tstat now and the temp gauge reads stone cold, even after a 15 minutes 65 mph highway drive. It will not budge. Sent from my

[MBZ] Fwd: Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-26 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
Sent from my iPhone Begin forwarded message: From: dsereta...@yahoo.com Date: February 26, 2015 at 6:15:05 PM EST To: Curly McLain 126die...@gmail.com Subject: Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D more info I sure hope it stays that way. I drove the car like I stole it today for a total of 90

Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-26 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
That would be really weird! I need to test car for a few more days to confirm. Sent from my iPhone On Feb 26, 2015, at 4:48 PM, Dwight Giles via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: 3 bad thermostats at least? On Feb 26, 2015 4:42 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-26 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
is a good idea. It will help achieve a more normal engine temp as well as make the problem visible sooner, if it recurs. Good luck with this. -Original Message- From: dseretakis--- via Mercedes Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2015 6:16 PM ... From: dsereta...@yahoo.com Date: February

Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-25 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
Yup, it's NOT fixed. I drove the piss out of it today and it was fine. The lower rad hose started warming up indicating coolant circulation. No overheating. Then went to a friend's house and on way back it started again, temp rising, no heat, the usual. It was a 7 mile trip back home that

Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-25 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
I have one in ME but not with me here in MA. Sent from my iPhone On Feb 25, 2015, at 11:18 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: You really need to get an IR thermometer and get a map of temperatures on the engine, hoses and radiator. That will yield a significant

Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-24 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
from my iPhone On Feb 23, 2015, at 12:44 PM, dseretakis--- via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Bubbles have never appeared in coolant. Sent from my iPhone On Feb 23, 2015, at 12:42 PM, G Mann via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Run the engine with the radiator cap off

Re: [MBZ] OT Global warming (aka climate change), linked to frigid winter

2015-02-24 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
I don't know what to think. The truth is that my part of the world is getting colder, not warmer. It is my understanding that warming is responsible for the climate change as we now call it. Problem is that I don't see any warming but polar ice caps are melting so how is that explained? And our

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-24 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
Thanks for the dimensions! It is a wahler. It is made in Germany. Should I heat the tstat in boiling water to open it up to facilitate insertion of copper pipe/shell casing? What will prevent it from dislodging? Sent from my iPhone On Feb 24, 2015, at 6:11 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-24 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
It was no more than 15 degrees out when I was driving so maybe you are right that coolant is losing heat in radiator prior to returning to engine. Interesting hypothesis! Sent from my iPhone On Feb 24, 2015, at 6:32 PM, Peter Frederick via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: What is

Re: [MBZ] Out of town again

2015-02-24 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
Boston?;) Sent from my iPhone On Feb 24, 2015, at 8:09 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Anybody want to guess what exotic location I am in this week? Sent from my iPhone ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list

Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-24 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
rbenn...@bennell.ca wrote: On 24/02/2015 3:53 PM, dseretakis--- via Mercedes wrote: Just picked up car from the mechanic. I drive it back about 25 minutes local inner city driving and some small highway. No overheating. Heat working fine. Popped hood when arrived home, felt lower radiator

[MBZ] Fwd: Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-24 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
as Jim Cathey's mod, I don't have a shell casing so will be using 3/8 copper pipe. What length is good? Sent from my iPhone On Feb 24, 2015, at 4:58 PM, Randy Bennell rbenn...@bennell.ca wrote: On 24/02/2015 3:53 PM, dseretakis--- via Mercedes wrote: Just picked up car from the mechanic

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-24 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
Thanks for the dimensions! It is a wahler. It is made in Germany. Should I heat the tstat in boiling water to open it up to facilitate insertion of copper pipe/shell casing? What will prevent it from dislodging? Sent from my iPhone On Feb 24, 2015, at 6:11 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-23 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
I will continue the troubleshooting when I get it back from Indy. I promise. Sent from my iPhone On Feb 23, 2015, at 9:05 AM, Curly McLain via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Now you're just getting silly. It originally smelled hot because it WAS hot. The temp gauge was pegged, the

Re: [MBZ] OK What do you think?

2015-02-23 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
Buy a the real deal. G-wagen. Sent from my iPhone On Feb 23, 2015, at 10:43 AM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I know we are all pretty much cheapasses but wifey wants a new vehicle and I have suggested a GL or ML. (I lean to a GL just because I like bigger but

Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-23 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
Bubbles have never appeared in coolant. Sent from my iPhone On Feb 23, 2015, at 12:42 PM, G Mann via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Run the engine with the radiator cap off, while you watch the coolant through the filler neck. If you see bubbles in the coolant while it is

[MBZ] Fwd: OK What do you think?

2015-02-23 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
PM, Andrew Strasfogel astrasfo...@gmail.com wrote: I'm confused - is the GL the equivalent of a Gelandewagen? Sure doesn't look like one... On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 11:06 AM, dseretakis--- via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Buy a the real deal. G-wagen. Sent from my iPhone

Re: [MBZ] OT Global warming (aka climate change), linked to frigid winter

2015-02-23 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
I'm not seeing anything warm on this globe. Climate change I am seeing but how can it be attributed to warming if things are getting colder- much colder. Sent from my iPhone On Feb 23, 2015, at 5:06 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I do not recall the

Re: [MBZ] OT Global warming (aka climate change), linked to frigid winter

2015-02-23 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
Hmm. My house consumed 500 gallons of heating oil in one month with the thermostat set at 57 degrees. I just spent $600 to have ice dams removed from my roof but they were so thick that they are now only 1 foot thick at the eaves. I'm not liking this winter and I'm furthermore starting to

Re: [MBZ] OT Global warming (aka climate change), linked to frigid winter

2015-02-23 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
Tell me why the term global warming went into disfavor? In it's place, some climatologists now use the term climate change. Why? Sent from my iPhone On Feb 23, 2015, at 7:22 PM, Mountain Man via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: --R wrote: ...but it certainly was not anthropogenic.

Re: [MBZ] OT Global warming (aka climate change), linked to frigid winter

2015-02-23 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
and it's great! Dan basking in 70s with open doors/windows On Feb 23, 2015, at 6:12 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: On 23/02/2015 4:49 PM, dseretakis--- via Mercedes wrote: Hmm. My house consumed 500 gallons of heating oil in one month with the thermostat set

Re: [MBZ] ISO decent used W123 RF turn signal lens

2015-02-22 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
I'm seeking out? Sent from my iPhone On Feb 22, 2015, at 11:20 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Could you please explain the ISO acronym? I see this on the Freecycle list I moderate, and it means nothing to me. Thanks, Dan On Feb 22, 2015, at 11:13 AM,

Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-22 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
Except that the overheating didn't manifest until four months later. I don't buy it. Sent from my iPhone On Feb 22, 2015, at 4:06 PM, Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Ah, thanks for the update. So, the next obvious thing should be to pull the head and have it

Re: [MBZ] Decent 240D Nearby

2015-02-22 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
Make sure it doesn't overheat;) Sent from my iPhone On Feb 22, 2015, at 2:30 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Here's a pretty decently looking 240D that about 45 minutes away from me:

Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-22 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
I pulled the water pump and it was fine. My Indy pulled it again and confirmed that it was fine. Sent from my iPhone On Feb 22, 2015, at 1:15 PM, G Mann via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Question: During the course of all this, has anyone ever physically removed the water pump

Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-22 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
Yes I couldn't see any flaws either. Sent from my iPhone On Feb 22, 2015, at 8:16 PM, Dwight Giles via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I cleaned carefully examined the head block when we changed the head gasket. I saw nothing indicating a crack. On Feb 22, 2015 6:37 PM, Curly

[MBZ] Master cylinder?

2015-02-21 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
Clearly, I'm the king of Junkers. I borrowed my girlfriend's landlords' 1986 300E the other day to get up to Maine from MA while the 240D was at my mechanic. Car had been fine until earlier today when the brakes felt a bit weak. I didn't make much of it until a little while ago when the brakes

Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-21 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
it clear they all had issues. Dan On Feb 21, 2015, at 8:34 AM, dseretakis--- via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I saw that and the OE tstat I put in is made in Germany so we clearly did not put in junk. The cathey trick is definitely worth trying though. Sent from my iPhone

Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-21 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
I saw that and the OE tstat I put in is made in Germany so we clearly did not put in junk. The cathey trick is definitely worth trying though. Sent from my iPhone On Feb 21, 2015, at 8:18 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: The thermostat I put in was marked Made

Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-20 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
Ok Ok, I will do it!!:) Sent from my iPhone On Feb 20, 2015, at 7:22 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I think the key point is that the coolant doesn't seem to be circulating. If you don't have hot water in the top of the radiator when the engine is hot, you don't

Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-19 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
it will be like a death in the family. We all have come to love the 240D with the quirky personality. ;).. On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 1:49 PM, Craig via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: On Thu, 19 Feb 2015 13:04:29 -0500 dseretakis--- via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I never

Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-19 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
to show its age.I fell out of love with it and fell in love with the Jetta. The tinworm is making me love the Jetta less... -Curt From: dseretakis--- via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Andrew Strasfogel astrasfo...@gmail.com; Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Thursday

Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-19 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
to show its age.I fell out of love with it and fell in love with the Jetta. The tinworm is making me love the Jetta less... -Curt From: dseretakis--- via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Andrew Strasfogel astrasfo...@gmail.com; Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent

Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-19 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
but starting to show its age.I fell out of love with it and fell in love with the Jetta. The tinworm is making me love the Jetta less... -Curt From: dseretakis--- via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Andrew Strasfogel astrasfo...@gmail.com; Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent

Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-19 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
a formal contest with a prize for whoever gives you the correct advice. The prize could be some custom welding, for example.. On Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 6:16 PM, dseretakis--- via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I think the chance of a new fan fixing the problem is zero. He also said

Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-19 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
while his shop is in Boston. I told him to drive it around as if it's his own while I'm gone. Let's see what happens. Sent from my iPhone On Feb 19, 2015, at 1:04 PM, dseretakis--- via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I never tested with IR thermometer. I did not block tstat open

Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-19 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
with a 300CD. On Feb 19, 2015 2:14 PM, dseretakis--- via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Curt didn't have much love for it at the end and I'm starting to lose my love for it. I think Dwight will, however, always love it:) Sent from my iPhone On Feb 19, 2015, at 2:06 PM, Andrew

Re: [MBZ] 240d overheating

2015-02-19 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
Citric acid flush was not done. The radiator is good. Sent from my iPhone On Feb 19, 2015, at 3:23 PM, Rick Hawkins Java via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Folks about the overheating 240d did you ever do a citric acid cleanse? they all have a lot of crud in the cooling

Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-19 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
Yikes that sounds complicated. I'm far from an engineer. To be honest, I'm not much of a mechanic either. My enthusiasm lies in the rust repair arena! Sent from my iPhone On Feb 19, 2015, at 3:18 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: How about installing a water

Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-19 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
an offer for it. It was a 'rust free'southern car my brother in NC got in Athens GA. i had planned to 'restore' it but upon closer inspection that didn't seem feasible, so I fell in love with a 300CD. On Feb 19, 2015 2:14 PM, dseretakis--- via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Curt

Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-19 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
AM, Curly McLain via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I'm onboard with a blocked cooling passage. Get your guy to open the block drain (which hasn't been done at least since I got the car) and blow the crud out... -Curt From: dseretakis--- via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-19 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
I never tested with IR thermometer. I did not block tstat open. The last major thing I did was change that leaking short hose as I was convinced the problem stemmed from there. I was obviously wrong. My Indy modified the tstat making bottom plate smaller. Not sure what his reasoning was but it

Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-19 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
I was going to say that you should perhaps check your temp gauge (thermometer) but since you feel like crap (coolant boiling over) you probably do have an overheating situation (fever):) Get well. Sent from my iPhone On Feb 19, 2015, at 8:45 PM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-19 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
, Feb 19, 2015 at 1:40 PM, dseretakis--- via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: So my Indy just called. He replaced broken fan and fan shroud. Tested water pump which checked out ok. Drove car, let it idle for over an hour and it didn't overheat. He is calling it fixed and he may very well

Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-18 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
I think the chance of a new fan fixing the problem is zero. He also said that the radiator is good which I already knew. He will also check the water pump which I already checked and in my opinion is ok. Sent from my iPhone On Feb 18, 2015, at 4:51 PM, LarryT via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] interesting 123

2015-02-17 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
I don't like the tacky chrome wheel arch moldings! Sent from my iPhone On Feb 17, 2015, at 6:15 PM, Donald Snook via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Sorry, I forgot to include link: https://wichita.craigslist.org/cto/4870297534.html -Original Message- From: Donald

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