Re: [MBZ] Latest arrival to Okie Acres, rare options, BAT flip

2021-04-09 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
What year/model is it? Kevin, who can’t see the pics, in Hillsboro, OR 2019 Sprinter 2K miles, Low Mileage Lutgard 1982 240D, High Mileage Hildegard Sent from my iPhone > On Apr 9, 2021, at 2:51 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes > wrote: > > Yes, miles are real, bought it from a doctor who

[MBZ] 1981 Kaleb green mercedes benz

2021-04-09 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/d/portland-1981-olive-green-mercedes-benz/7303303023.html 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] Another special brought to you by Okie Acres

2021-03-27 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
Does it have ice cold AC? Sent from my iPhone > On Mar 27, 2021, at 6:02 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes > wrote: > > You should work a deal with him to set you up with a youtuber channel Okie > Acres, you could make enough to buy cars full time. You wouldn’t have to pay > someone else

[MBZ] 1985 Mercedes 300CD

2021-03-25 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
This one would probably sell for big bucks on BAT. https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/d/troutdale-1985-mercedes-300cd/7297015612.html Kevin in Hillsboro, OR 2019 Sprinter around 2K miles, Low Mileage Lutgard AKA Der DoodleWagen 1982 240D, High Mileage Hildegard Sent from my iPhone

[MBZ] Crack Price Mercedes Benz GL320 Diesel 4matic Low miles

2021-03-23 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/d/portland-mercedes-benz-gl320-diesel/7295842673.html 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] Cars are flying out of okie acres

2021-03-22 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
Good work! Put one or two on the market every week and you’ll be rolling in the dough in no time! Kevin in Hillsboro, OR 2019 Sprinter around 2K miles, Low Mileage Lutgard 1982 240D, High Mileage Hildegard who’s still in the shop Sent from my iPhone > On Mar 22, 2021, at 3:44 PM, Kaleb Striplin

Re: [MBZ] Okiebenz visits Hoovie’s Garage

2021-03-13 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
The other day, I happened to stumble upon a site listing the emissions related problems pertaining to the Sprinter and OM642 Bluetec Diesels. It seems to be a cascading effect as oil vapors are reintroduced via the PCV into the intake eventually getting burned and exhausted to the DPF. Also,

Re: [MBZ] I'm making a youtuber

2021-03-08 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
I’m going to start a YouTube Channel called No see’em RC! It will feature driving footage, how to videos and other RC related content. It should be fun! Kevin Sent from my iPhone > On Mar 8, 2021, at 3:03 PM, G Mann via Mercedes wrote: > > "The Counter Hoovie Channel" > > >> On Mon, Mar

Re: [MBZ] Hoovie has fun with a GL diesel

2021-02-26 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
At one point, I was thinking about going with a 2016 GL350 Bluetec to replace our Honda Odyssey. I’m sure glad that the plan didn’t work out that way. The Sprinter is everything we could ever want, plenty of space, reasonable comfort though not quite the level of comfort of the Odyssey, but it

Re: [MBZ] OT - Facebook Rant

2021-02-20 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
I find that those who are looking for something for nothing are the ones who want to negotiate/lowball before seeing the item in person. The serious ones want to see pictures, and some even know what the items are worth. I really get annoyed when someone offers half price or less. I usually

Re: [MBZ] Sort of OT Car totals

2021-02-01 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
I’ve had a LOT of vehicles, and I can’t even drive! I’ll include the ones I purchased. 1958 Volvo P444S black, 1962 Corvair Monza Convertible power glide white, 1962 Corvair Greenbrier van, 1964 Corvair Greenbrier Van both in primer, both manual transmissions, 1986 Ford F-350 dually crew cab

[MBZ] 4X4 Niss-Cedes

2020-12-29 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
Here’s some competition for the Mazcedes https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/d/battle-ground-4x4-nissan-turbo-diesel/7254177424.html Sent from my iPhone ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe

Re: [MBZ] New Benzes

2020-12-21 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
Floyd said: “But the thing I mostly noticed being behind them was that the car is like 6ft wide and with the roll up to the cabin, you have like 4ft in there. There's a huge amount of width in the doors. It looked stupid, and the people sitting in the front seats looked like they were in

Re: [MBZ] A quiz question for you

2020-12-17 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
WOW! 90K gallons would be enough to fill our pool just over four times! That is insane! Kevin in Hillsboro, OR 2019 Sprinter 12 Passenger 144WB 1850 miles, Low Mileage Lutgart 1982 240D, High Mileage Hildegard Sent from my iPhone > On Dec 17, 2020, at 12:26 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] A Not So Good Stealership Service Experience With Der DoodleWagen

2020-12-11 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
lon via Mercedes > wrote: > > So what about the low tire pressure, did that exist before the service and > they missed it, or did they "service" it and leave the pressure too low? > > Max Dillon > Charleston SC > > > Dec 11, 2020 7:41:17 PM Kev

[MBZ] A Not So Good Stealership Service Experience With Der DoodleWagen

2020-12-11 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
Hello Benzers. Yesterday was Lutgart’s turn to get her yearly oil change and address the three recalls. This also included the A service which comprised oel/filter, fuel filter change, inspection and tire pressure check. Today, after waiting well over an hour for pickup, we headed home. As we

Re: [MBZ] VW Content: Isn't Poos cute?

2020-12-07 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
I haven’t personally owned any air-cooled VW’s, but my Dad owned quite a few. I remember a 1967 Baja Bug with stinger exhaust that would backfire LOUDLY between shifts which scared me as a kid. Years later, he bought a 1973 Beetle for $500 that had rusted floors, and a 1964 Karmann Ghia that

Re: [MBZ] Update on Hildegard, 1982 240D

2020-11-19 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
I’m not sure. Do you adjust the IP to the proper idle and then adjust the linkage to match? Sent from my iPhone > On Nov 19, 2020, at 3:43 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes > wrote: > > Are they trying to adjust the throttle linkage or the throttle stop on the > IP? > >

[MBZ] Update on Hildegard, 1982 240D

2020-11-19 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
Hello Dieselers. The guys in the shop who replaced the engine in the 240D are having trouble with the idle adjustments. Does anyone have the info or a link for how to properly adjust the idle? I’ve never adjusted the idle on the IP on any of the cars I’ve owned. TIA, Kevin in a hillsboro, OR

Re: [MBZ] Looks like I get to spend several days in the hospital

2020-11-13 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
I hope that you get well soon, Kaleb. I hope that the procedure goes well and that you make a full recovery. Kevin in rainy Hillsboro, Oregon 2019 Sprinter 12 Passenger 144WB 1600 miles, Low Mileage Lutgard 1982 240D, High Mileage Hildegard with a 112Kmi heart transplant, calling to check her

Re: [MBZ] OT Sleep Apnia and CPAp machines

2020-10-30 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
d my dr about it and it’s supposedly only for people that can’t tolerate > cpap. Since I can I’m supposedly not eligible. > > Sent from my iPhone > >> On Oct 30, 2020, at 6:08 PM, Kevin Kraly via Mercedes >> wrote: >> >> Hello listers. I remember a discussi

[MBZ] OT Sleep Apnia and CPAp machines

2020-10-30 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
Hello listers. I remember a discussion a while back when someone (Kaleb?) was diagnosed with sleep apnia requiring a CPAP. My wife had her sleep study a couple weeks ago, and the report said that she had stopped breathing 12 times in an hour. I’m a heavy snorer myself, so chances are pretty

Re: [MBZ] OT Sharing with the club members (too much?) (with Benz content)

2020-10-19 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
Great ride! I used to ride a tandem bike on long distance road rides years ago, and after one of those, you REALLY have an idea of how good/bad your seat is! Distance riding is very enjoyable if you have a good seat. Kevin in Hillsboro, Oregon 2019 Sprinter 12 passenger 144WB, still under 1500

Re: [MBZ] Today's Fun

2020-10-18 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
Nice work! Sent from my iPhone > On Oct 18, 2020, at 5:36 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes > wrote: > > Low level day for the most part. Bled the brake system on the E320 4Matic, > so that’s done. So, so easy with the pressure bleeder. Fronts are a little > tough with the wheels on as the

Re: [MBZ] Daimler cheated too? (I'm sure VW feels better now)

2020-09-19 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
There was a HUUUGE difference in the DSG transmission in the 2014 Beetle TDI and the nearly identical new 2015. The 2014 was quite jerky starting out like a novice driving a manual, and the 2015 was nearly as smooth as a conventional automatic transmission. The shifts were quick and crisp.

Re: [MBZ] New truck but not benz

2020-09-12 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
Sounds like a very nice truck indeed! I’ve been enjoying the Sprinter which has been getting time as Der RC CarWagen, Der PaddleboardWagen for last weekend’s trip to the lake, and today, Der DoodleWagen once again. The air quality lately has been unhealthy to hazardous due to smoke from

Re: [MBZ] Hey, You Screwed Up -

2020-09-12 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
Years ago when I was a kid, my parents had a 1972 Pinto wagon with the 2.0l SOHC engine with an automatic transmission. S.L.O.W!!! I don’t think my Dad ever messed with the carb though he was a pretty good mechanic. He bought it with a crashed front end, installed the sheet metal and radiator

[MBZ] 1987 Mercedes 300 D ($1,150)

2020-09-08 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
Hi, I found this 1987 Mercedes 300 D for $1,150 on OfferUp, near Clackamas, OR. Check it out. 1987 Mercedes 300 D 6 cylinder diesel. Runs and drives good. Clear clean title in hand. 158,000 miles. $1150 OBO more details… Sent from my iPhone ___

Re: [MBZ] OT - Chain Saw Recommendations

2020-09-08 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
We have had a Crazy East wind event here in Western Oregon with nearly 30MPH sustained winds with gusts to 60-70MPH! It was enough to topple a significant section of the neighbor’s poplar tree sending it through the fence, across the shared private driveway and nearly into another neighbor’s

[MBZ] 1998?S210 E320 Mercedes Benz 95K Miles ($6,000)

2020-08-24 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
Hi, I found this Mercedes Benz for $6,000 on OfferUp, near Hillsboro, OR. Check it out. *Pictures are being fixed currently* 1998 Mercedes-Benz (E320) One of a kind! Rare to find in this condition with OEM everything. The vehicle drives smooth with no mechanical issues whatsoever. - 7 Seater

Re: [MBZ] Boing Emergency Order

2020-07-26 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
Thanks, G, for the info. Does the bleed air valve system also run the HVAC blower system? There was hardly any air coming out the vents. I could tell that things were MARGINALLY cooler once in flight. The flight attendants announced to us regarding the APU problem. We were sure thankful for

Re: [MBZ] Boing Emergency Order

2020-07-25 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
One of our flights back from North Carolina on Monday was in a 737 that had a badly functioning/faulty APU. The air conditioning was very very in adequate because of this! I don’t know why that plane was even allowed to continue flying? Sent from my iPhone > On Jul 25, 2020, at 10:53 AM,

[MBZ] My New Acquisition

2020-07-06 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
Hello everyone! The car is at home in the driveway thanks to a free AAA tow although I think she could have made it home under her own power! My friends and I got there, yanked out the dead group 49 battree, installed the new one I purchased from NAPA on the way and lit her off with barely a

Re: [MBZ] w123 2.88 diff anyone?

2020-07-04 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
let you have it for free if you pick it up in person. > >> On Sat, July 4, 2020 1:08 pm, Kevin Kraly via Mercedes wrote: >> I found a 240D parts car that has everything I need for mine, ... The >> person is selling it since the differential went out. > > >

Re: [MBZ] w123 2.88 diff anyone?

2020-07-04 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
I found a 240D parts car that has everything I need for mine, the driver’s seat, windshield, and possibly other things I might find. The person is selling it since the differential went out. everything else seems to work but the AC, so when I pick it up on Monday, I will have to make a

Re: [MBZ] Exhausting

2020-06-29 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
That was great! Sent from my iPhone > On Jun 29, 2020, at 4:30 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes > wrote: > > Ever wish your W140 sounded like a F1 car? > > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBvu7lxtzYM > > ___ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list

Re: [MBZ] Decent Finnie in WA/OR

2020-06-27 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
It is probably 20 miles away from Hillsboro, and it’s 10 years older than me. It would be cool to have a Mercedes of my birth year. since I would prefer a Diesel, that would leave me with a 1972 220D, quite primitive compared to my 240D. I like the 107 and 116, but I’ve never spent much time

Re: [MBZ] Unsafe at any price??

2020-06-22 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
I wish I would have kept the 1962 Corvair Monza Convertible that we had in the mid to late 1990’s. It was fun winding along the backroads between Redmond and Bend, Oregon once it got going. It had the 2-speed Powerglide automatic transmission. I’m not sure how the acceleration compares to a

Re: [MBZ] Happy 220D engine day

2020-06-16 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
kford RI > >> On Tue, Jun 16, 2020, 5:49 PM MG via Mercedes wrote: >> >> We are driving our OM617 down to Orlando on 6/17. That >> is a 240 mile round trip. Not a very large distance but >> it will get it out to stretch it's legs. >> >> MG >>

[MBZ] Happy 220D engine day

2020-06-15 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
May your OM615 run well on this 6/15! Kevin in Hillsboro, OR 2019 Sprinter 12 passenger 144WB 875 miles, Low Mileage Lutgard AKA Der DoodleWagen 1982 240D, High Mileage Hildegard with a low mileage engine, no new news Sent from my iPhone ___

Re: [MBZ] I think I managed to blow the head gasket on my e300

2020-06-06 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
You can’t blow the head gasket on an OM606 on 6/06! Kevin in Hillsboro, OR 2019 Sprinter 12 passenger 144WB 875 miles, Low Mileage Lutgard AKA Der DoodleWagen 1982 240D, High Mileage Hildegard with a low mileage engine, still no news Sent from my iPhone > On Jun 6, 2020, at 1:33 PM, Kaleb

Re: [MBZ] I FINALLY got it out!

2020-06-05 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
Congratulations on getting the radio out! It seems like you have been fighting that for months! Attaboy! 2019 Sprinter 12 passenger 144WB 875 miles, low mileage Lutgard AKA Der DoodleWagen 1982 240D, high mileage Hildegard with a low mileage engine, no news Sent from my iPhone > On Jun 5,

Re: [MBZ] OT: Now it's the washing machine

2020-05-24 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
We have an LG in-line compressor refrigerator that’s half way into it’s 5th year. It seems to be doing just fine, but will probably begin to complain after I send this! Our Whirlpool top mount refrigerator in my Shoffice has begun to sound as if it has a cricket inside it after just over 4

Re: [MBZ] ***SPAM*** Jack Stand Recall

2020-05-21 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
I have some harbor freight jack stands brand new in the box. I was going to use one to support the boat trailer while I put new tires on it, but I ended up selling the boat first! Kevin and Hillsboro, Oregon Sent from my iPhone > On May 21, 2020, at 4:12 PM, Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes >

Re: [MBZ] Well, this is REALLY exciting

2020-05-20 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
Attaboy! Kevin and Hillsboro, Oregon Sent from my iPhone > On May 20, 2020, at 3:35 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes > wrote: > > Ok so once I got there with the tools it was a 10min job, most of that spent > routing the belt. This car has no engine-attached fan and a good space in >

Re: [MBZ] Diesel Slot Cars

2020-05-20 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
on that so they dont > splat the thing right away. > > > >> On Tue, May 19, 2020, 5:47 PM Kevin Kraly via Mercedes < >> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: >> >> Right now, I have two different RC trucks with glow engines. The Traxxas >> nitro stamped

Re: [MBZ] Diesel Slot Cars

2020-05-19 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
Right now, I have two different RC trucks with glow engines. The Traxxas nitro stampede has a .20 in.³ or 3.3cc engine, and the team associated RC10GT2 has a .15 in.³ or 2.5cc. they are both screamers! The stampede originally had a .15 engine, and the upgrade to the 3.3cc more than tripled the

Re: [MBZ] Diesel Slot Cars

2020-05-18 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
I spent a few years in the 90’s racing electric slot cars. The track owner developed a clicker setup mounted to the bottom motor screw. It used an adjustable bracket to mount a strip of thick Lexan bent at the end that made contact with the main drive gear. The whole setup would vibrate, and

Re: [MBZ] Sticking my neck out

2020-05-14 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
not dismissed the idea, just put it on the back shelf along > with the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach. > > -D > >> On May 14, 2020, at 7:58 PM, Kevin Kraly via Mercedes >> wrote: >> >> I like the ads for cars for sale, crack or not. I do like the off-topic >> st

Re: [MBZ] I must be smoking happy dust

2020-05-14 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
Congrats on the new wagon!! Much more pickup than a sedan! Kevin in Hillsboro, OR 2019 Sprinter 12 passenger 144wb 750 miles, Low Mileage Lutgard 1092 240D, High Mileage Hildegard still in the shop Sent from my iPhone > On May 14, 2020, at 4:43 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes > wrote: > >

Re: [MBZ] Sticking my neck out

2020-05-14 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
I like the ads for cars for sale, crack or not. I do like the off-topic stuff too if it Is relevant to my life. I can’t wait to get my 240D back from the shop! A bit more OT, I had to extract a male PVC fitting that broke off inside my swimming pool pump when I was trying to tighten it down to

[MBZ] Kaleb Green Car

2020-05-13 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
For MUCH more than Kaleb price... https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/501122380835174/ 2019 Sprinter 12 passenger 144WB 750 miles, Low Mileage Lutgard 1982 240D, High Mileage Hildegard with a lower mileage engine, still in the shop Sent from my iPhones

Re: [MBZ] FOR ANDREW: it is a diesel. They last forever and don’t have breakdown in parts like a gasoline engine.

2020-05-12 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
Congratulations on your new baby! I hope it runs forever. Kevin in Hillsboro, OR 2019 Sprinter 12 passenger 144”WB, 750 miles, Low Mileage Lutgard 1982 240D, High Mileage Hildegard with the low mileage engine, not finished yet Sent from my iPhone > On May 11, 2020, at 3:45 AM, Andrew Strasfogel

[MBZ] $4K for a 1979 450SL with 40K Original Miles

2020-05-04 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
I spotted this on facebook today. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/799942663876364/ Kevin in Hillsboro, OR 2019 Sprinter 750 miles, Low Mileage Lutgard 1982 240D, High Mileage Hildegard Sent from my iPhone ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list

Re: [MBZ] YAAAAAYYYYYYY MEEEEEE!!!!!! ITTTTT'SSSS ALLIIIIVVE!!!!!

2020-04-30 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
Winner winner chicken dinner! Kevin in Hillsboro, Oregon 2019 sprinter 750 miles, low mileage Lutgard 1982 240D, hi mileage Hildegard Sent from my iPhone > On Apr 30, 2020, at 2:00 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes > wrote: > > I did the most simple thing to try to get this ML500 started.

Re: [MBZ] 1995 E420

2020-04-29 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
t > beat me to it. > > Sounds like the 240D is just about ready to go. How much longer before you > move out to the new digs? > > -D > >> On Apr 29, 2020, at 5:11 PM, Kevin Kraly via Mercedes >> wrote: >> >> Sounds like you got an awesome deal on that E420! A us

Re: [MBZ] 1995 E420

2020-04-29 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
Sounds like you got an awesome deal on that E420! A used car of any era with EVERYTHING working is a rarity, let alone one that is 25 years old! I finally got some news on my 1982 240D that’s been in the shop since February. They are wrapping things up, and it COULD be ready by the end of the

Re: [MBZ] This is what you have to look forward to in 15-20 years when all the 124s and 210s are gone

2020-04-24 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
I had the hood up on the Sprinter today. It also has plastic covers of various sizes and shapes, under which I’m sure lies a 3.0l V6 Diesel engine. Everyone who has driven her says that she is very easy to drive and does very well on the road. My niece said that the cabin is designed much more

Re: [MBZ] New Addition to Dan's Acres

2020-04-24 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
Congratulations on your new acquisition! It sounds like it will be a fun one! Kevin in Hillsboro, OR 2019 Sprinter 750 miles, Low Mileage Lutgard AKA Der DoodleWagen 1982 240D, High Mileage Hildegard, new news yet Sent from my iPhone > On Apr 24, 2020, at 1:40 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes >

Re: [MBZ] June 1

2020-04-23 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
We have a Bonsaii EverShred C149-C 18 sheet crosscut shredder that has been working very well since August of 2016. It has a fan and a 30 or 40 minute continuous shred rating. The only problem it has is that it will stay on even if there is nothing in the slot to be taken in to shred. To stop

[MBZ] 2007 Mercedes Benz ML320CDI for Andrew

2020-04-20 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
This is the cheapest price I’ve seen on one of these. Kevin in Hillsboro, Oregon 2019 Sprinter 685 miles, Low MIleage Lutgard AKA Der DoodleWagen 1982 240D, High Mileage Hildegard https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/d/happy-valley-2007-mercedes-benz-ml-320/7110822876.html Sent from my iPhone

Re: [MBZ] OT - Patching PVC Sprinkler Line Hack

2020-04-20 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
Attaboy!! Kevin in Hillsboro, Oregon 2019 Sprinter 750 miles, Low Mileage Lutgard AKA Der DoodleWagen 1982 240D, High Mileage Hildegard, no news yet Sent from my iPhone > On Apr 20, 2020, at 4:59 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes > wrote: > > Success! At least partially. > > I ran the offending

Re: [MBZ] Half off at Wiha

2020-04-16 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
My first set of handle driver Allen wrenches was Wiha, or as the hobby shop owner called them, W HAA! They had very comfortable handles with a top knob that went into your palm that would turn as the tool was twisted in your fingers. I hope you get my explanation. At the time (early

Re: [MBZ] OT - No Nuclear Kitty

2020-04-02 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
What a cat! I hope she lives a little longer. Kevin in Hillsboro, OR 2019 Sprinter 650 miles, Low MIleage Lutgard AKA Der DoodleWagen 1982 240D, High Mileage Hildegard Sent from my iPhone > On Apr 2, 2020, at 5:25 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes > wrote: > > I’ve mentioned that Kitty has

Re: [MBZ] OT PSA

2020-04-02 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
That was very interesting! Do I have permission to share this information? Kevin in Hillsboro, OR 2019 Sprinter 650 miles, Low MIleage Lutgard AKA Der DoodleWagen 1982 240D, High Mileage Hildegard, still in the shop Sent from my iPhone > On Apr 2, 2020, at 7:48 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes >

Re: [MBZ] Volvo PV544 on BAT

2020-03-30 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
I sure did enjoy the 1958 Volvo PV444 that we had in the 1990’s. It was a mostly original driver quality car, but still a head turner. Someone re-powered it with a B18 engine which was more powerful than the original B16. During the move from California to Oregon, the moving company damaged it,

Re: [MBZ] FW: 1982 Mercedes 240D diesel low miles all original

2020-03-30 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
If that was in my area, I WOULD BE ALL OVER IT!!! The ones around here are priced much higher when one does come up for sale. I hope mine is released from captivity soon. Kevin in Hillsboro, OR 2019 Sprinter 650 miles, Low Mileage Lutgard AKA Der DoodleWagen 1982 240D, High Mileage Hildegard, in

Re: [MBZ] Shelving

2020-03-29 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
I have a couple of different kinds of shelving for my RC cars and supplies. I started out with the 24”x36”x72 plastic kind with four poles that fit into the shelf below and support the shelves above. The type that I prefer are the metal ones that can be put on feet or on wheels. The shelves fit

Re: [MBZ] St Patrick

2020-03-17 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
On this St. Paddy’s day, our house is gonna be wearin’ some new green paint to prepare it for sale. It looks like we’re going to be moving to a new house on 4.82 acres in Clatskanie, OR. I’ll have a shop in which to tinker on the 240D as well as repairing and rebuilding RC cars for my RC

Re: [MBZ] Okiebenz Covid-19 policy

2020-03-16 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
We have enough toilet paper, and also, we have bidet toilet seats, the only way to GO!! Kevin in Hillsboro, OR 2019 Sprinter 620 miles, Low Mileage Lutgard AKA Der DoodleWagen 1982 240D, High Mileage Hildegard, still at the shop Sent from my iPhone > On Mar 16, 2020, at 6:11 PM, Curt Raymond

Re: [MBZ] It’s hard to tell fact from fiction

2020-03-13 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
Yes it is. You should try it, if you can find some available. Kevin in Hillsboro, OR 2019 Sprinter 600 miles, Low Mileage Lutgard AKA Der DoodleWagen 1982 240D, High Mileage Hildegard still under general anesthesia Sent from my iPhone > On Mar 13, 2020, at 9:07 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via

Re: [MBZ] Radio works Larry's 300D

2020-02-22 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
Congratulations and attaboy!! Kevin in Hillsboro, Oregon 2019 Sprinter 470 miles, Low Mileage Lutgard AKA Der DoodleWagen 1982 240D, High Mileage Hildegard, Im Laden Sent from my iPhone > On Feb 22, 2020, at 5:21 PM, Curley McLain via Mercedes > wrote: > > Thanks Dan, > > Your clue about

Re: [MBZ] will be a Gym with some elbow grease

2020-02-16 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
Doing elbow grease on these old Mercedes is kind of like going to the gym! Sent from my iPhone > On Feb 16, 2020, at 12:05 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes > wrote: > > https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/535075387430149/ > > 1995 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 500 Coupe 2D > > > -- > --FT

Re: [MBZ] I leave town and people get a brilliant idea to buy the kid a car while I am gone

2020-02-15 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
It sounds like they paid about $800 too much! Kevin in Hillsboro, OR 2019 Sprinter 336 miles, Low Mileage Lutgard AKA Der DoodleWagen 1982 240D, High Mileage Hildegard waiting for her new power plant Sent from my iPhone > On Feb 15, 2020, at 4:06 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes > wrote: > >

Re: [MBZ] 1980 Mercedes 300sd Turbo Diesel - cars & trucks - by owner -...

2020-02-15 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
ot! > > buy only IF you want to deal with the evil crypsler ACC > >> Kevin Kraly via Mercedes <mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com> >> February 14, 2020 at 11:40 PM >> What do you think of this W116 300SD? Should I add this one to the fleet? >> Kevin in Hillsboro,

[MBZ] 1980 Mercedes 300sd Turbo Diesel - cars & trucks - by owner -...

2020-02-14 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
What do you think of this W116 300SD? Should I add this one to the fleet? Kevin in Hillsboro, OR 2019 Sprinter 336 miles, Low Mileage Lutgard AKA Der DoodleWagen 1982 240D, High Mileage Hildegard https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/d/portland-1980-mercedes-300sd-turbo/7075623804.html Sent

[MBZ] A Heart Transplant for Hildegard

2020-02-13 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
I’ve decided to take the leap and have a 111K mile engine installed into Hildegard. My indy shop found it in Cali, and it should be arriving by the middle of next week. The old engine was leaking from the front and rear seals, and blowing it out the oil separator. Rather than throwing easily

Re: [MBZ] Hildegard’s DIRTY little secrets (1982 240D

2020-02-07 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
ternal nut/bolt extractors that work really well for axle bolts > that some dork has coated with loktite. > https://www.irwin.com/tools/browse/screw-bolt-extractors/bolt-extractors > > BTDT. >> Kevin Kraly via Mercedes <mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com> >> February 6,

[MBZ] Hildegard’s DIRTY little secrets (1982 240D

2020-02-06 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
Hello listers. I’ve spent about 5 hours working on this tired 240D. It has oil leaking from the rear main seal, and the valve cover and oil separator have been blowing oil all over the engine! I did replace the VC gasket when I did the valve adjustment. The major situation is that the

Re: [MBZ] Nice Kleb Car

2020-02-06 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
I don’t smoke, and I wouldn’t want to lick the engine in my 240D since it’s oily!!! OTOH, if you have a taste for oil, I need my engine cleaned! I’m going to finish the engine mounts today since I now have a u-joint extension for easier accessibility of the top bolts. Kevin in Hillsboro, OR 2019

[MBZ] 1982 240D motor/engine mount replacement

2020-02-03 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
Hello everyone. I decided to tackle the engine mounts on Hildegard. It took a bit of persuasion to get the passenger’s side lower bolt loose, but after a little “rattle wrench” action and some more ratcheting, it broke loose! Then, I was able to jack up the engine and remove the heat shields

Re: [MBZ] 124 rear subframe

2020-02-01 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
Attaboy once again!!! Kevin in Hillsboro, OR 2019 Sprinter 330 miles, Low Mileage Lutgard 1982 240D, High Mileage Hildegard still waiting for engine mount replacement time Sent from my iPhone > On Feb 1, 2020, at 4:55 PM, Curley McLain via Mercedes > wrote: > > I also replaced soft the tri

Re: [MBZ] 124 rear subframe

2020-01-28 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
Attaboy! That is so nice to hear when a good, old Mercedes can be saved. I’ve got Hildegard up on ramps and ready to do the engine mounts. I’m planning to do the fan shroud replacement afterward since I won’t have to worry about fan blade clearance when I jack up the engine without the shroud

[MBZ] SL600 Anyone?

2020-01-16 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
1995 SL600 with 158K miles, how long do you think it’ll last? https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2910930995605221/ Kevin in Hillsboro, OR 2019 Sprinter 330 miles, Low Mileage Lutgard 1982 240D, High Mileage Hildegard Sent from my iPhone ___

Re: [MBZ] I guess Clay can quit worrying about freezing rain...

2020-01-08 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
Clay, What sort of Doodle is it, Labradoodle, Goldendoodle, Britneydoodle or?? Doodles make wonderful guide dogs, at least the two Labradoodles that we have had so far. The two Doodles in training to be our next guide dogs are Goldendoodles. The pet Doodles do like to bark at any activity

[MBZ] A decent W115 1976 300D

2020-01-01 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
I’ve always wanted a nice W115, and they seem to be getting quite rare these days. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/581993942623256/ What do y’all think of this car? Kevin in Hillsboro, OR 2019 Sprinter 192 miles, Low Mileage Lutgard 1982 240D, High Mileage Hildegard Sent from my

Re: [MBZ] Happy new year

2020-01-01 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
We put the Doodle puppies to bed at around 10:00, their normal time, and went to bed ourselves only to be awakened at midnight by the neighbors’ DIY fireworks displays. Happy New Year, and may the Mercedeseses keep running and running and... Kevin in Hillsboro, OR 2019 Sprinter 192 miles, Low

Re: [MBZ] The new GLuB

2019-12-30 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
o for one of these things. I couldn't see it at $60k though. >> >> --FT >> >>> On 12/28/19 1:31 PM, Max Dillon via Mercedes wrote: >>> Wow, one wonders if Sprinter sales could be much stronger with proper >>> advertising. >>> >>> Ma

Re: [MBZ] The new GLuB

2019-12-28 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
That little SUV is nearly the price of my well-equipped Sprinter! MSRP was 63K, and could be had with a few more options fully decked out at 66K. 4Matic adds $9K on top of that. I’m glad that I got the Diesel with 190HP and 325LB/Ft torque compared to that same 4 cylinder gasser. If it’s not

[MBZ] 1963 Mercedes Unimog 404 - collectibles - by owner - sale

2019-12-27 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
Anyone up for a Mog project?? https://portland.craigslist.org/grg/clt/d/husum-1963-mercedes-unimog-404/7045315127.html Kevin in Hillsboro, OR 2019 Sprinter 192 miles, Low Mileage Lutgard 1982 240D, High Mileage Hildegard Sent from my iPhone ___

Re: [MBZ] Oddities

2019-12-26 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
Since the 240D is High Mileage Hildegard, the Sprinter has now been dubbed Low Mileage Lutgard AKA Der Doodlewagen. Sent from my iPhone > On Dec 26, 2019, at 1:27 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes > wrote: > > I don't know about tours at Vulvo or Sprinterland, but the BMW factory in > Greer

Re: [MBZ] Oddities

2019-12-26 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
My 2019 Sprinter and the local inventory were all German built in Dusseldorf (vins starting with WDZ...). Kevin in Hillsboro, OR 2019 Sprinter 192 miles, Der Doodlewagen 1982 240D High Mileage Hildegard Sent from my iPhone > On Dec 26, 2019, at 12:22 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes > wrote:

Re: [MBZ] Amazon

2019-12-24 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
I had two of those Chamberlain garage door openers installed a couple years ago. What bridge would I need to purchase, and how easy is it to set up? I have already downloaded the Myq app to my phone. Kevin in Hillsboro, OR 2019 Sprinter Passenger 144WB 133 miles, Der Doodlewagen 1982 240D High

Re: [MBZ] Cheap Wagon

2019-12-14 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
Congratulations on the new wagon! Kevin in Hillsboro, Oregon 2019 sprinter van 110 miles, Der Doodlewagen, currently in for running boards and assist handle installation 1982 240D high mileage Hildegard almost ready for engine mounts, diesel purge and an oil change PS. It’s been so long since

Re: [MBZ] Semi-OT: Coffee bean skins for car parts

2019-12-09 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
Cool beans! Kevin in Hillsboro, OR 2019 Sprinter 82 miles, Der Doodlewagen 1982 240D, High Mileage Hildegard Sent from my iPhone > On Dec 9, 2019, at 11:27 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes > wrote: > > BUSINESSFord to make car parts out of McDonald's coffee bean skins > > Published:

Re: [MBZ] We Gone and DUN it!

2019-12-06 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
king a small > school bus would not be easy. > > Randy > > >> On 06/12/2019 10:14 AM, Max Dillon via Mercedes wrote: >> Wow, that sounds awesome! >> >> Max Dillon >> Charleston SC >> >> Dec 5, 2019 11:17:25 PM Kevin Kraly via Mercedes

[MBZ] We Gone and DUN it!

2019-12-05 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
There is a BIG, brand new Mercedes Sprinter in the driveway! It is the 144”WB 12 passenger model with nearly every option but 4Matic, graphite gray with black interior and MB-Tex seats. It had 6 whole miles on it before the 30 mile trip home. The just over $50K loaded Honda Odyssey is so much

Re: [MBZ] Sprinter Reliability

2019-12-04 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
Hi, Craig. Are you saying that this guy, based on his experience with his Sprinter, felt that it wasn’t very reliable, and couldn’t trust them for his fleet? I’ve red about Transit van problems as well like being rust prone, poor fit and finish, driveshaft carrier bearing issues, and oil

Re: [MBZ] Sprinter Reliability

2019-12-04 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
At minimum, that’s correct. The Ody did the job with 4 adults, two kids in car seats and two 80LB service dogs, but my big Goldendoodle pup will be much larger at over 100LBs which wouldn’t leave much room for me in the back. The Sprinter can be configured with as many seats as necessary or

[MBZ] Sprinter Reliability

2019-12-03 Thread Kevin Kraly via Mercedes
Hello Dieselers. As I mentioned a couple days ago, I’m considering a Sprinter van to replace the 2017 Honda Odyssey as the family/K9 hauler. Our three Doodle puppies are growing larger, and we are also having two more Goldendoodles raised to be our next guide dogs. In just over a year, we will

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