Re: [MBZ] caliper squeezing

2010-12-14 Thread pm7088
A great Christmas gift from Santa a few years ago was a digital thermal gun . 
It is very useful when diagnosing brakes and cooling systems. I also 'shot' my 
tires on RV as a quick and dirty test to assure they are all carrying the same 
load. 


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- Original Message - 
From: Dieselhead 126die...@gmail.com 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 8:54:46 AM 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] caliper squeezing 

The swelling is not from age or random. It is caused by putting DOT3 
fluid in the system. It is easy to check for this condition. After 
driving several miles, get out and touch all 4 wheels near the lugs. 
If it is hot, you have a dragging brake (or parking brake. If there 
is nothing obviously bad, on inspection, change the hoses. 

An alternate way is to try to push in the caliper pucks. If they are 
really hard to push, but push easily with the bleeder open, the hose 
is swollen and needs to be replaced. 


How are the brake hoses? They have been known to internally swell 
and turn into check valves... 
 
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Mobile: +14437915905 
 
On Dec 13, 2010, at 16:02, Rich Thomas 
richthomas79td...@constructivity.net wrote: 
 
 I just bled them all (like 3 times) a coupla weeks ago, ran new 
fluid in so I think it is probably OK. 
 
 --R 
 
 On 12/13/2010 3:36 PM, relng...@aol.com wrote: 
 ...Rotor was OK. I 
 was able to use a C-clamp to compress the outer piston a bit but the 
 inner was not moving. I'm guessing the one piston is seized?.. 
 
 Did you open the bleeder a tiny bit to allow the fluid behind the piston to 
 escape? Not a good idea to push the crud in the caliper upstream. 
 
 RLE 
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] Static Sparks

2010-12-08 Thread pm7088
I'm not into the technical, 
I was doing some consulting at a local Nuke plant, forced to park my truck 
under High Voltage lines of about 1 bazzilion volts. 
The body of the truck was very uncomfortable to touch if you were well 
grounded. 


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- Original Message - 
From: Harry Watkins harry...@bellsouth.net 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 10:33:18 AM 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Static Sparks 

I was a crew member on an HH-43B helicopter in the Michigan UP. We had a 
fire suppression unit that hung from below. The person making that hook up 
with the chopper hovering above had better ground the loop to the latch 
before touching any part of the chopper. I never saw it get anyone, but in 
the winter time, you could weld with the spark coming off that dud. 

Harry 


I often discharge a bolt between my hand and the final checkout lady's 
hand as I pull up to the exit at Sam's on my Diesel-electric mobility 
scooter. 
 
 Wilton 


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Re: [MBZ] (SPAM?) Re: $3.99 Mobil One

2010-12-01 Thread pm7088
Any Truckstop, buy DELVAC1. 

Also hash  eggs while your at it. 


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- Original Message - 
From: Allan Streib str...@cs.indiana.edu 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Wednesday, December 1, 2010 7:18:05 AM 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] (SPAM?) Re: $3.99 Mobil One 

So anyone know anything about the Valvoline super blue synthetic 
diesel-rated 5W-40? I can buy that any day, all day at any FLAPS, while 
the 5W-40 Turbo Diesel Truck Mobil-1 is like trying to find a 
four-leaf clover. 

Allan 

Jim Cathey j...@windwireless.net writes: 

 Typical of today's business. Build up a solid reputation, sell 
 your soul to save a few beans, and ride that solid reputation 
 into the ground while reaping larger profits. Sound familiar? 
 
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Re: [MBZ] (SPAM?) Re: $3.99 Mobil One

2010-12-01 Thread pm7088
Source of hints? 


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- Original Message - 
From: Allan Streib str...@cs.indiana.edu 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Wednesday, December 1, 2010 1:25:10 PM 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] (SPAM?) Re: $3.99 Mobil One 

The reason I ask is that there are a lot of hints (certainly no denials from 
Mobil) that M1 is no longer the same true (Group IV) synthetic base that it 
used to be. If that's the case, why not buy Valvoline (or any other Group III 
synthetic) at half the price?? 

Allan 


On Wed, 01 Dec 2010 08:58 -0800, Alex Chamberlain apchamberl...@gmail.com 
wrote: 
 On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 4:18 AM, Allan Streib str...@cs.indiana.edu 
 wrote: 
  So anyone know anything about the Valvoline super blue synthetic 
  diesel-rated 5W-40? 
 
 Marshall (RIP) always said that the Valvoline synthetics were not 
 true synthetics and thus not worth the premium over dinosaur juice. 
 I'm not sure which of their several products he was referring to, 
 though. FWIW (not much), I used to have an Audi 4000CS Quattro. 
 Bought it at 180K mi or so from the original owner, who said he'd used 
 Valvoline synthetic in the silver bottle since day 1. Since the car 
 seemed happy with it, I kept it up. I took off the valve cover a few 
 years later to change the gasket, and was struck by the fact that the 
 cam lobes were clean enough to eat off of---absolutely no visible 
 evidence of wear. 
 
 Alex 
 
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Re: [MBZ] OT Trailer Wiring ??s

2010-11-30 Thread pm7088
Some very new trucks have electric brake controls integrated with the truck's 
wiring and electronics. 
I tow 12k 5th wheel. I will only use the Prodigy and wire it carefully. Most 
vehicles in the last 15 years have plug in harness available, I strongly 
recommend them. 


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- Original Message - 
From: Rich Thomas richthomas79td...@constructivity.net 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 10:15:08 AM 
Subject: [MBZ] OT Trailer Wiring ??s 

I bought a trailer, has electric brakes and a round plug for lights and 
brakes. My 2000 Suburban has a round plug receptacle, hooks up fine. 
My 96 Chebbie truck has a 4 terminal flat plug. I think I can find a 4 
plug -- round receptacle adapter, or should I get another round 
receptacle and wire it in as well? Will that work the brakes (do they 
work off the lights or is there actually a brake circuit on the newer 
truck)? 

--R 

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Re: [MBZ] (no subject)

2010-11-23 Thread pm7088

Agreed. Getting old sucks. 

Rick 
Who thinks youth is wasted on the young... 

Not compared to the alternative... 

-Pete- 
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Re: [MBZ] Enjoyable lunch

2010-11-09 Thread pm7088
SWMBO bought a new 1988 White Dodge 600, the most utilitarian car we ever had, 
a very good runner for 150Kmi. 
But, it was terrible plain looking. I paid a local striper to hand stripe it it 
made a big improvement much better that tape. Paid him $150 to do here '01 
Cruizer, same effect. 
An artist can enhance the bodies lines  appearance, tape looks like tape. 


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- Original Message - 
From: E M pokieba...@gmail.com 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Tuesday, November 9, 2010 12:47:00 PM 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Enjoyable lunch 

Very rare to see it on cars up here. I don't think the dealer even offers 
the service, it's something you'd have to go to a paint shop for. I think 
here, not to generalize, pin striping is associated with the hot rod 
community, and older American lux cars. You just don't see it on Euro cars, 
unless you pop for the extra $15,000 to have the Ferrari factory paint a big 
stripe down the middle of your 430 Scud. hee hee. 

Ed 
300E 

On 9 November 2010 10:41, WILTON wilt...@nc.rr.com wrote: 

 Pin-striping usually done by stealers. I removed pin-striping and had 
 stealer replace it on my 91 350SDL in '96 when I hit a deer and had to 
 replace and paint left front door and fender. I removed the ragged 
 pin-striping on 81 300D I bought from friend in 2000; 'bought new to apply; 
 'never did before I sold it; 'still have the new roll of pin-striping; it's 
 gold/brass in color; 'you want it? 
 
 BTW, Max's pin-striping is blue to match interior; my is red to match 
 burgundy interior. 
 
 Wilton 
 
 
 - Original Message - From: E M pokieba...@gmail.com 
 To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
 Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 10:25 AM 
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] Enjoyable lunch 
 
 
 Nice cars gents. Interesting, I notice pin-striping on both cars. A 
 neighbour brought her 420 SEL up here a few years ago, when she moved from 
 the US. I had pin-striping too. Was this a factory thing in the US? I 
 don't think I've even seen a Mercedes in a Canadian showroom, new or older 
 models, with pin-stripes. 
 
 Ed 
 300E no pin stripes. 
 
 On 9 November 2010 08:10, Dillon, Meade M CIV SPAWARSYSCEN-ATLANTIC, 53310 
  
 meade.m.dil...@navy.mil wrote: 
 
 I've had very good luck following a fast runner about 300 or 400 yards 
 back, so they absorb the ticket but I can react to their sudden 
 braking and slow down without getting attention from the law. Haven't 
 had a ticket since about 1989. NC and VA and WDC, on the other hand, 
 are usually heavily enforced and I watch the speed very closely in those 
 states. 
 
 Here's a couple of pix from our rendezvous; a beautiful blond urchin in 
 pajamas (picture 2) insisted on asking for a ride in my sexy wagon, and 
 my Wife let her in! Wilton was jealous - he needs to get a wagon too I 
 think. 
 
 
 -Max 
 
 -Original Message- 
 From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com 
 [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of WILTON 
 Sent: Saturday, November 06, 2010 4:32 PM 
 To: Mercedes Discussion List 
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] Enjoyable lunch 
 
 So you lucked out and SCHP missed a good chance to replenish their 
 coffers? 
 ;))) 
 
 'Glad to know you made it home safely. 
 
 Wilton 
 
 - Original Message - 
 From: Dillon, Meade M CIV SPAWARSYSCEN-ATLANTIC,53310 
 meade.m.dil...@navy.mil 
 To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
 Sent: Saturday, November 06, 2010 3:46 PM 
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] Enjoyable lunch 
 
 
  I'll get the photos and share soon - need to pry SWMBO's blackberry 
 from 
  her hands for a few minutes to download those pix and probably 
 thousands 
  of others that also need to be backed up. 
  
  Much thanks to Wilton for the invite AND picking up the tab. Was a 
 very 
  nice break during the 540 mile trip, great to finally meet another 
  dieselitus maximitus sufferer, we took our time for the rest of the 
  trip and rolled into the home driveway at about 10 p.m. 
  
  I did indulge in a little fast driving on '95 in South Carolina; a 
 very 
  nice W140 and a R129 cruised by at about 90 mph, and I just couldn't 
  hold my wagon back. We briefly exceed 100 in a very nice formation, 
 all 
  the rice burners fell away, then after 30 minutes or so the R129 and I 
  had had enough and the S-class faded away in the distance. 
  
  -Max 
  
  -Original Message- 
  From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com 
  [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of WILTON 
  Sent: Saturday, November 06, 2010 11:00 AM 
  To: Mercedes Discussion List 
  Subject: Re: [MBZ] Enjoyable lunch 
  
  Max likely will; they're in his camera. 
  BTW, thanks for your help in steering him to a tire shop; 'found bad 
  tire; 'installed spare after resisting sales pitches; 'driving 
 smoothly 
  when they came through here. 
  
  Wilton 
  
  

Re: [MBZ] Are regular cab diesels this cheap?

2010-11-04 Thread pm7088
The 5.9L V-6 is 6 holes from a 318. I put 200Kmi very hard miles on my '92 P/U 
in commercial use and pulling a 25' trailer. 
Major short coming was very poor mileage. A chevy 350/2barrel would do better. 


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- Original Message - 
From: Mitch Haley m...@voyager.net 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Thursday, November 4, 2010 12:39:08 PM 
Subject: [MBZ] Are regular cab diesels this cheap? 

Or does the seller mean it has a 360 V-8? 
5.9L V-6 just does not compute in the Dodge world. 
http://lansing.craigslist.org/ctd/2041943927.html 

What's the scam here? Same car listed in hundreds of cities: 
http://lansing.craigslist.org/cto/2031847101.html 

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Re: [MBZ] Are regular cab diesels this cheap?

2010-11-04 Thread pm7088
You are 100% correct, I stand corrected. It was a tuff beast. When I bought it 
the V8 had 20 more hp with a big step up in cost and insurance. The V6 was very 
suitable, I did use Mobile1 in it as I tended to flog it like a mule, pulling 
6,000lb trailer. 


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- Original Message - 
From: Mitch Haley m...@voyager.net 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Thursday, November 4, 2010 1:06:54 PM 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Are regular cab diesels this cheap? 

pm7...@comcast.net wrote: 
 The 5.9L V-6 is 6 holes from a 318. 

238 cubes? Sounds like the 3.9L in Dad's 1996 Dakota. 
5.9L would be a 360, which I believe was a long stroke 340. 

Mitch. 

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[MBZ] CarFax anyone?

2010-10-06 Thread pm7088

Looking very hard at a Dodge P/U at an independent dealer, I get nervous 
dealing with these fellows. 

Vin # 3D7KR28C17G724641 


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Re: [MBZ] CarFax anyone?

2010-10-06 Thread pm7088
I have an inherent distrust of used car dealers. 


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- Original Message - 
From: Mitch Haley m...@voyager.net 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 9:42:09 AM 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] CarFax anyone? 

pm7...@comcast.net wrote: 
 Looking very hard at a Dodge P/U at an independent dealer, I get nervous 
 dealing with these fellows. 
 
 Vin # 3D7KR28C17G724641 


I thought it'd become standard for dealers to have unlimited Carfax 
subscriptions and hand out the reports? 

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Re: [MBZ] OT: Garage Door problems

2010-10-05 Thread pm7088
I 'Overhauled' my doors at about 15 years. All hardware was available at Home 
Despot. Changing one hinge at a time was relatively easy. Hint; when you 
disconnect the driver, the door must go up and down smooth and track evenly. 


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- Original Message - 
From: Fmiser fmi...@gmail.com 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 12:52:02 PM 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT: Garage Door problems 

 Dillon, Meade M CIV SPAWARSYSCEN-ATLANTIC, 53310 wrote: 

 The problem is that 
 the sections get cocked sideways as the door descends, so the 
 descent is jerky and noisy, and now about 50% of the time it 
 jams and the automatic safety starts to raise the door back 
 up. 

 How do I diagnose, adjust, or fix? Is there a distance 
 between tracks that I need to adjust, or should I bit the 
 bullet and get a new door. 

Sounds like imbalanced springs. 

That is, the springs on one side are doing more than on the 
other. 

-- Philip 

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Re: [MBZ] OT: Garage Door problems

2010-10-05 Thread pm7088
I 'Overhauled' my doors at about 15 years. All hardware was available at Home 
Despot. Changing one hinge at a time was relatively easy. Hint; when you 
disconnect the driver, the door must go up and down smooth and track evenly. 


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Windsor, CT 

- Original Message - 
From: Fmiser fmi...@gmail.com 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 12:52:02 PM 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT: Garage Door problems 

 Dillon, Meade M CIV SPAWARSYSCEN-ATLANTIC, 53310 wrote: 

 The problem is that 
 the sections get cocked sideways as the door descends, so the 
 descent is jerky and noisy, and now about 50% of the time it 
 jams and the automatic safety starts to raise the door back 
 up. 

 How do I diagnose, adjust, or fix? Is there a distance 
 between tracks that I need to adjust, or should I bit the 
 bullet and get a new door. 

Sounds like imbalanced springs. 

That is, the springs on one side are doing more than on the 
other. 

-- Philip 

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Re: [MBZ] It never ends... W123 CV boot failed

2010-09-28 Thread pm7088
Usually , when you notice a failed boot it has already contaminated the joint 
with crap and it will have a short life thereafter. Dr. Booth recommended used 
parts over rebuilt as the failure rate on factory joints is very low. 


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- Original Message - 
From: harry watkins harry...@bellsouth.net 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2010 3:05:54 PM 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] It never ends... W123 CV boot failed 

Allan, I know the split boots get bad mouthed by some, but I have used one 
on a VW and one on a Camry, both lased many miles and were still good when I 
sold the cars. 

I installed mine on the car with success. It would be a piece of cake with 
the axle off the car. 

If you ever see one and see how it goes together, I think you will be 
impressed. 

I assume they are still available. 

Harry 
86 300 SDL 

- Original Message - 
From: Allan Streib str...@cs.indiana.edu 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2010 1:29 PM 
Subject: [MBZ] It never ends... W123 CV boot failed 


 Fresh off the success of replacing the driveshaft carrier bearing and flex 
 disks, I now have the passenger side inner CV joint slinging oil around 
 under the car. 
 
 Has anyone tried the boot and tool described here? 
 
 http://www.dieselgiant.com/mercedesaxleshaftbootreplace.htm 
 
 Does anyone actually HAVE the tool and would be willing to loan/rent it to 
 me? 
 
 Allan 
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Re: [MBZ] OT: OTA HDTV

2010-09-28 Thread pm7088
Correct in Connecticut 


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- Original Message - 
From: Greg Fiorentino gf...@dslnorthwest.net 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2010 7:04:21 PM 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT: OTA HDTV 

My daughter says that with Comcast, basic cable + internet is a bit cheaper 
than internet alone. 

Greg 

-Original Message- 
From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] 
On Behalf Of Walt Zarnoch 
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2010 12:50 PM 
To: Mercedes Discussion List 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT: OTA HDTV 

If the price of net is less than net+cable, you still win. ;) 

Walt 

On Sep 27, 2010 1:25 PM, Allan Streib str...@cs.indiana.edu wrote: 

I probably will try one of the homebrew antennas first, though I do place 
some value on my time and spending half a day building an antenna vs. buying 
one for $100 gets close to a wash for me. 

I do want to be able to watch broadcast TV for the major sports events, and 
really that's about all. News I can read online, don't need TV for that. 

It's just more and more annoying that I have to pay Comcast for content 
that's about 1/3 advertising and most of which I never watch at all. 

Internet is going to be a big issue if this seems otherwise workable. 
Comcast is currently my only option for broadband, and they jack up the 
price on internet if it's not bundled with a TV subscription. 

Allan 



On Mon, 27 Sep 2010 13:14 -0400, Tim C bb...@crone.us wrote: 
 We've gone 100% digital source,... 
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Re: [MBZ] OT: OTA HDTV

2010-09-28 Thread pm7088
Very happy here with Vontage Phone. 



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- Original Message - 
From: Larry T l02tur...@comcast.net 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2010 8:35:54 PM 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT: OTA HDTV 

Hi Greg, 
I also have my services with Comcast (Va) -- high speed internet, basic 
digital cable TV with HD on one set, phone which runs about $160/mo. 

Happy with all except phone - Verizon was more stable with fewer faults. 

LarryT 
91 300D 

In God We Trust 

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Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT: OTA HDTV 

 My daughter says that with Comcast, basic cable + internet is a bit 
 cheaper 
 than internet alone. 
 
 Greg 
 
 -Original Message- 
 From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] 
 On Behalf Of Walt Zarnoch 
 Sent: Monday, September 27, 2010 12:50 PM 
 To: Mercedes Discussion List 
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT: OTA HDTV 
 
 If the price of net is less than net+cable, you still win. ;) 
 
 Walt 
 
 On Sep 27, 2010 1:25 PM, Allan Streib str...@cs.indiana.edu wrote: 
 
 I probably will try one of the homebrew antennas first, though I do place 
 some value on my time and spending half a day building an antenna vs. 
 buying 
 one for $100 gets close to a wash for me. 
 
 I do want to be able to watch broadcast TV for the major sports events, 
 and 
 really that's about all. News I can read online, don't need TV for that. 
 
 It's just more and more annoying that I have to pay Comcast for content 
 that's about 1/3 advertising and most of which I never watch at all. 
 
 Internet is going to be a big issue if this seems otherwise workable. 
 Comcast is currently my only option for broadband, and they jack up the 
 price on internet if it's not bundled with a TV subscription. 
 
 Allan 
 
 
 
 On Mon, 27 Sep 2010 13:14 -0400, Tim C bb...@crone.us wrote: 
 We've gone 100% digital source,... 
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Re: [MBZ] Borescope WAS: Auto Trans Diagnosis A

2010-09-28 Thread pm7088
I'm thinking the Dale did all flavors. 


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Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 8:38:30 AM 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Borescope WAS: Auto Trans Diagnosis A 

Was Dale a looser? 

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On 9/26/2010 8:34 PM, Peter T. Arnold wrote: 
 BTDT x8 
 
 Yes, I have the shirt! 
 
 It's a lifesavor, Much like Mobile1 
 
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 You win some, You loose some and You wreck some! 
 
 -Dale Earnhardt- 
 
 

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Re: [MBZ] OT Computer stuff - new Windows 7?

2010-09-15 Thread pm7088
Running Win7 on 2 of our 3 machines. #7 upgrade on SWMBO machine at Win7 Basic 
on my netbook. Very stable and easy network at home. 
Gripe, I use OpenOffice and TBird. I don't seem able to make my TBird the 
default mail program. Hence, if I try to send a document from Open Office, it 
opens Outlook. 


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- Original Message - 
From: Rich Thomas richthomas79td...@constructivity.net 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 11:10:36 AM 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT Computer stuff - new Windows 7? 

The chip is a 64bit (or it says it has 64bit support, which I guess is 
the same thing), it looks like you can install it in either 32 or 64 
mode. There is only $10 difference between ult and pro, looks like 
something called bit lock is the difference in feature set. Still 
pretty spendy though for either. 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENEN=16816IsNodeId=1bop=AndActiveSearchResult=TrueCompareItemList=368|32-116-718^32-116-718-S01%2C32-116-717^32-116-717-S01
 

--R 

On 9/15/2010 10:58 AM, Dillon, Meade M CIV SPAWARSYSCEN-ATLANTIC, 53310 
wrote: 
 I have a new work computer, has 7 Enterprise 64 bit, and it's quite 
 nice, but I think the Enterprise version is only offered to corporate 
 clients? Colleague (contractor) buys his own, just upgraded to Ultimate 
 64 bit. Finding drivers is a problem for 64 bit, and also if you have a 
 copy of Office that is 32 bit it won't work on the 64 bit. I think 
 you're probably running a 32 bit machine, so that may be an easy choice. 
 I would avoid the 'home' version and get at least mid-grade or higher. 
 
 -Max 
 
 -Original Message- 
 From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com 
 [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Rich Thomas 
 Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:29 AM 
 To: Mercedes Discussion List; Banned List 
 Subject: [MBZ] OT Computer stuff - new Windows 7? 
 
 OK I have a whole new computer setup ready to go (AMD ADX635WFGMBOX 
 Athlon II X4 635 2.9GHz 2MB Cache AM3 Quad-Core Processor , 4GB mem). I 
 can boot it up on Ubuntu no problem. I would like to set it up to run 
 Windows, I guess the newest version is Windows 7. It seems to come in 
 various flavors, upgrades, OEM, etc. but exactly what they offer is 
 somewhat obscure even after reading about them. I guess the pro or 
 ultimate versions would be the one to get as it has XP emulation and I 
 could put lots of my other programs on that box while keeping my XP box 
 up too (which I had to get a new mobo for as the other one got fried in 
 a lightning storm) -- I tried to put the other new board/processor in 
 the XP box but couldn't get it to boot properly with XP, wouldn't read 
 the CD, etc. so just got a $50 replacement mobo and it is happy now. I 
 will set up a dual boot on the new machine, and run a virtual linux on 
 it too. 
 
 I guess it makes some sense to go with the new winders -- which version 
 would be recommended? 
 
 --R 
 
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Re: [MBZ] Vac Wipers

2010-09-14 Thread pm7088
More deluxe cars {Such as my '57 Grand Safari} had a double acting fuel pump 
which supplied vacuum to the vacuum storage tank. 
Trivia, for those of your who have never seen a vacuum. The tank was about 2L 
in size ;-) 


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- Original Message - 
From: Dieselhead 126die...@gmail.com 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 9:37:31 AM 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Vac Wipers 

Why? All the vacuum wipers I saw had the lever on the inside of the 
windshield. I spent a lot of time in our old chevy trucks (47 and 
48) helping the wiper along with one hand while I drive with the 
other. (in addition to letting off the gas when you really need 
wipers. 

Granted, it was tempting to add a 6 stick to the little lever. 


Friends talk about a trip to Saskatoon or Regina, can't recall 
which, to a car show driving some old Ford, many 
years ago. It rained all the way back home to Winnipeg and the 
vacuum wipers just wouldn't cut it. So, they tied 
string to the wiper arms and the wife pulled the strings one way and 
the other most of the way home. The paint was 
worn off the A pillars on both sides. 
 
Randy 
 
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[mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com]on Behalf Of Mountain Man 
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2010 10:57 AM 
To: Mercedes Discussion List 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] 2010 ChowdaQ a smashing success! 
 
 
Bob R wrote: 
 My '63 Falcon had the vacuum wipers. Had to let off of the footfeed when 
 passing trucks in the rain/sleet/snow/ to see where I was going. Good times. 
 
I had vacuum wipers in my $50 '54 Chevy three-on-the-tree in '73 as I 
dated my wife. 
She shoulda known... but she still likes me, I still like her - 
awesome, in my book. 
mao 
 
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[MBZ] O/T, Honda Brakes

2010-09-13 Thread pm7088
A valued coworker is having grief separating the front hub from the knuckle. 
The object is to change the rotors. Removed fasteners, soaked in penetrating 
oil, use BFH {Not to extreme}. 

Anyone BTDT and can advise? 


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Re: [MBZ] O/T, Honda Brakes

2010-09-13 Thread pm7088
Sorry, it's about a 10 year old Accord. 


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Sent: Monday, September 13, 2010 2:09:36 PM 
Subject: [MBZ] O/T, Honda Brakes 

A valued coworker is having grief separating the front hub from the knuckle. 
The object is to change the rotors. Removed fasteners, soaked in penetrating 
oil, use BFH {Not to extreme}. 

Anyone BTDT and can advise? 


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Re: [MBZ] O/T, Honda Brakes

2010-09-13 Thread pm7088
Thanks, not the problem. The hub will not release from the Knuckle. 

Just confirmed, its a 92 Accord. 


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- Original Message - 
From: Meade M CIV SPAWARSYSCEN-ATLANTIC Dillon, 53310 
meade.m.dil...@navy.mil 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2010 2:22:21 PM 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] O/T, Honda Brakes 

I used to own a '92 Accord, and I remember something about the lug bolts 
which were press-fit into the hub from behind. As I recall, there was 
one hole on the back side through which you could punch out the lug 
bolts. Maybe they need to be removed to release the rotor? 

-Max 

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[mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of pm7...@comcast.net 
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2010 2:10 PM 
To: Mercedes Discussion List 
Subject: [MBZ] O/T, Honda Brakes 

A valued coworker is having grief separating the front hub from the 
knuckle. The object is to change the rotors. Removed fasteners, soaked 
in penetrating oil, use BFH {Not to extreme}. 

Anyone BTDT and can advise? 


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[MBZ] O/T FLAPS

2010-09-07 Thread pm7088
I've been using AMAZON to source parts lately with very good results. 

My NEW starter {Made in China} for my PowerChoke was $97 + $12 shipping. That 
was a very good price! The starter works fine, even had a printout of it's 
current draw and other information. 


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Re: [MBZ] Amsoil

2010-08-25 Thread pm7088
The primary reason I used DELVAC1 in my 300SDL was cold start. That car would 
reliably start at -10°. At about 300Kmi, it used 2 quarts between changes {At 
20KMI}. With my driving regiment the f-soot was at 75% at that point. 


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- Original Message - 
From: Curt Raymond curtlud...@yahoo.com 
To: Diesel List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 8:38:34 PM 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Amsoil 

It would be interesting to have a more accurate (meaning easier to read smaller 
increments on) gauge to see what the real difference is. Honestly as far as I'm 
concerned the old more is better doesn't really apply to idle oil pressure. 
Its more of a case of enough is enough so as long as you're above .3 bar at 
idle and the gauge pegs when you take off you're ready to rock. 

I also figure thinner oil is better at startup because it'll flow better. In 
the winter I know my car appreciates that because I know how thick the 15w40 
conventional oil is. Last winter I kept spare oil in the house so when I topped 
up Hammie (often) it wouldn't take forever. 

-Curt 

Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2010 17:53:44 -0400 
From: Larry T l02tur...@comcast.net 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Amsoil 
Message-ID: 03ccaba91a024be8af25c47d2b05d...@laptop 
Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset=iso-8859-1; 
reply-type=original 

Curt wrote at operating temperature 5w40 and 15w40 are THE SAME 

Thanks Curt - 

I hear you, and I know what the numbers mean - but I also see the oil 
pressure gauge and when fully warm with 5W40 it idles at a lower psi/Bar 
than it does when fully warm with a 15W40. I know they're supposed to both 
be 40Ws when fully warmed up, but I've seen this before on several other 
cars - once warm, the oil with a lower 1st number (the cold number) will 
have a lower pressure at idle than another oil with a smaller 1st number 
(cold).\\ 

Past (and current) gauge performance is when wamed up and idling the gauge 
will idle lower and fluctuate slightly when using the oil with the ower Cold 
Number. 

I know the physics/chemicals behind the test but it doesn't work that way in 
the real world IMHO. As least as far as I can tell from at least 3 
different gauges. 

go figger ;-) 

LarryT 
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Re: [MBZ] Amsoil

2010-08-25 Thread pm7088
I've forgotten the specific recommendation. 

Key: It is the oil producers responsibility to define the allowed fsoot for his 
oil. My old memory tells me that it was 4% and I'd change it at 3% . 

I miss that car still, SWMBO did not like it. Too big and front end gave a 
wallowing feel to her. 


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- Original Message - 
From: Mitch Haley m...@voyager.net 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 8:30:03 AM 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Amsoil 

pm7...@comcast.net wrote: 
 The primary reason I used DELVAC1 in my 300SDL was cold start. That car would 
 reliably start at -10°. At about 300Kmi, it used 2 quarts between changes {At 
 20KMI}. With my driving regiment the f-soot was at 75% at that point. 

I didn't know it would pour if it was 25% oil and 75% soot. Or was that 75% of 
the recommended soot load to change the oil at? (seems like Herr Dieseling 
Doktor thought you should change at 2%, some oil analyzers recommend 3%) 

Mitch. 



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Re: [MBZ] Amsoil

2010-08-25 Thread pm7088
No sense getting anal about oil pressure. 
You need 'Some' at idle and 1/2 gage at speed. If you break the drive shaft to 
the pump for instance, you'll have '0'. The engine will probably seize before 
you notice it. I blew an oil filter apart on a chebby 350 about 20 years ago. 
The warning light saved that engine! I never would have noticed a gage at 60 
mph. 
My truck has thrown it's serp belt off about 4 times {220Kmi}, the alternator 
light informs me long before the temperature becomes an issue. 


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- Original Message - 
From: Larry T l02tur...@comcast.net 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 3:41:58 PM 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Amsoil 

I hear ya! As you said, a oil gauge that's been calibrated would be 
nice --- 

Hmmm wonder how much that'd cost? Time to check McMaster 

LarryT 
In God We Trust 

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From: Curt Raymond curtlud...@yahoo.com 
Sent: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 8:38 PM 
To: Diesel List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Amsoil 

 It would be interesting to have a more accurate (meaning easier to read 
 smaller increments on) gauge to see what the real difference is. Honestly 
 as far as I'm concerned the old more is better doesn't really apply to 
 idle oil pressure. Its more of a case of enough is enough so as long as 
 you're above .3 bar at idle and the gauge pegs when you take off you're 
 ready to rock. 
 
 I also figure thinner oil is better at startup because it'll flow better. 
 In the winter I know my car appreciates that because I know how thick the 
 15w40 conventional oil is. Last winter I kept spare oil in the house so 
 when I topped up Hammie (often) it wouldn't take forever. 
 
 -Curt 
 
 Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2010 17:53:44 -0400 
 From: Larry T l02tur...@comcast.net 
 To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] Amsoil 
 Message-ID: 03ccaba91a024be8af25c47d2b05d...@laptop 
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 Curt wrote at operating temperature 5w40 and 15w40 are THE SAME 
 
 Thanks Curt - 
 
 I hear you, and I know what the numbers mean - but I also see the oil 
 pressure gauge and when fully warm with 5W40 it idles at a lower psi/Bar 
 than it does when fully warm with a 15W40. I know they're supposed to 
 both 
 be 40Ws when fully warmed up, but I've seen this before on several other 
 cars - once warm, the oil with a lower 1st number (the cold number) will 
 have a lower pressure at idle than another oil with a smaller 1st number 
 (cold).\\ 
 
 Past (and current) gauge performance is when wamed up and idling the gauge 
 will idle lower and fluctuate slightly when using the oil with the ower 
 Cold 
 Number. 
 
 I know the physics/chemicals behind the test but it doesn't work that way 
 in 
 the real world IMHO. As least as far as I can tell from at least 3 
 different gauges. 
 
 go figger ;-) 
 
 LarryT 
 91 300D 
 
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] OT: nice story related to the car hobby

2010-08-12 Thread pm7088
If the cops pull over a car with 2+ kids unbelted in my town, the charge is 
'Risk of Injury to a Minor'! 
They probable won't get a conviction, they will get your attention. 

I subscribe to a newspaper in Texas out of a small town. Seem that there is on 
death caused by ejection from Bubba's Pick-up every 2 weeks. I'm retired 
Volunteer Ambulance in my town, my active friends tell me that ejections are a 
complete abnormality here. 


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- Original Message - 
From: toms cat1 tomsc...@hotmail.com 
To: mercedes diesel mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2010 8:20:11 AM 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT: nice story related to the car hobby 


Thanks, Dwight and Rich. 

I can do better than a tow rope a guy just donated a black 1981 GMC C2500 
that apparently at one time was a Show Truck. He is a mechanic and installed a 
big Isuzu turbo diesel engine... the thing sounds just awesome! 
My plan is to make some minor repairs to it (door latches, etc) and then put it 
into service as an agency vehicle... use it as a kind of rolling advertisement 
for our car donation program. I have a magnetic sign reading: Give us your 
poor, your tired, your huddled car-casses. Donate your classic or 
clunker...etc etc :) It will look great on that, with Antique plates. 
So, if anyone wants to unload their vehicle at the Chowdah Fest, I will bring a 
UHaul trailer and take 'er away! I may not bring the 300D, but at least I will 
arrive in a diesel. :) 

And yes, Rich, Carmen has car seats for her kids, and buckles them in properly, 
from what I have seen. Connecticut has been on a strict enforcement campaign on 
the seat belt law recently, which Carmen is well aware of. Even I got pulled 
over a month or two ago, because the cop thought I wasn't wearing one. I was 
driving my convertible with the top up. The shoulder belt originates lower in 
the B pillar, and the cop couldn't see it. I explained that I always wear my 
belt, ever since one of my staff was nearly killed in a car accident in 1984. 
The cop apologized. !!! :) A seat belt violation is the LAST thing I thought I 
would ever get pulled over for. ;) 

Tom Schuch 
SE Connecticut 
1975 W115 300D 
and all those BMWs 

Message: 12 
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 07:31:17 -0400 
From: Dwight E. Giles, Jr degco...@cox.net 
To: 'Mercedes Discussion List' mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT: nice story related to the car hobby 
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Tom, 
Neat Story-you are clearly doing good work-someday I 'd like to stop by and 
see your shop when you get it set up. Maybe you should bring a tow rope to 
the Chowdah fest and Curt can tow Hammie down and donate it to your program. 
Wouldn't the state park officials love that? 
Dwight 

Dwight E. Giles, Jr. 
1978 240D 4 speed. 218K + miles.? 
1990 300D 2.5t 182K miles. 
Wickford, RI 

-Original Message- 
From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] 
On Behalf Of Rich Thomas 
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 11:22 PM 
To: Mercedes Discussion List 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT: nice story related to the car hobby 

Well, that is gratifying, and eco-friendly too I suppose by keeping 
older vehicles running. I do hope you introduced Carmen to the local 
cultural norm of using seatbelts -- this was a common problem in Texas, 
where apparently those of recent arrival from lands south of the border 
believed that seatbelt use was wimpy, or something. Whatever the 
reason, it was not their cultural norm (as was explained in various 
articles following significant incidents). Usual results were multiple 
injuries/fatalities whenever a driver crashed a vehicle, esp children as 
there was always a passel of them rattling around in the vehicle. 

--R 

On 8/10/2010 8:14 PM, toms cat1 wrote: 
 Just thought I would share the following, a little off-topic, related to 
what I do in real life, but it is inextricably connected to my life as a 
'car guy'. If you will indulge me, it is a great story. 
 
 For mercedes content... we have had about half a dozen Mercedes donated to 
the program, including the 230 Euro (gas) that was recently commented on 
here. And a 1984 300D bought from us by a guy in upstate NY whose brother 
owns a MacDonald's franchise, and was planning on doing the conversion and 
then having free fuel for the rest of his life! True story! :) Also a 
1964 Tbird, and hundreds more (3-400 donated cars total so far). It is 
loads of fun for the kids in the program. And I don't half mind it either, 
btw. :) 
 http://www.theday.com/article/20100809/NWS01/308099931/1070 
 
 http://www.theday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2010308109930 
 
 These stories appeared on consecutive days in the local paper the 
first was a banner headline at the top of Page 1. 
 
 Tom Schuch 
 SE Connecticut 
 1975 W115 300D 
 and all those BMWs 
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Re: [MBZ] OT: Wife rear-ended...

2010-08-11 Thread pm7088
Sister was hit by Coke truck. Carrier ignored claim, had to sue. Than, they 
settled fast 


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From: Tim C bb...@crone.us 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 11:25:18 AM 
Subject: [MBZ] OT: Wife rear-ended... 

...by an 18-wheeler, in our Ford Escape. Kids + wife = okay, 
low-speed collision. However, back door is damaged; I assume the 
bumper is too. SWMBO doesn't really know what to look for; she said 
it still runs so the back end couldn't have been pushed in too far. 

Officer (Greensboro PD) estimated damage at $1000 and therefore did 
not file a report, but has a local report? Hopefully this doesn't 
turn into he-said-she-said, I expect a new back door will be 
expensive, having glanced through listings at car-part. 

Anyway, anything unusual about dealing with trucker insurance? Great 
West Casualty wrote the policy. I am hoping it as simple as drop FE 
at repair place, get rental, drive until FE repaired, return rental, 
pick up FE. Any tricks / things I need to know? 

This is not banned, for those of you who may have missed. 

Thanks, apologies to concerned for the non-Benz content! 
-Tim 

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Re: [MBZ] More 240D fun

2010-08-10 Thread pm7088
Almost same story here, I was pulling on entrance to expressway, I jumped on 
300SDL to it's redline . Opps, State Cop behind me after the smoke cleared. He 
was in hysterics as he blasted by. 


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From: WILTON wilt...@nc.rr.com 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 10:09:04 AM 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] More 240D fun 

Several years ago, SWMBO and I switched cars one day. 'Bout mid-afternoon, 
I was leaving doctor's office on the 350SDL and having a hard time getting 
out into the busy street to head home. Finally, there was a slight break in 
traffic, and I pulled out and to the left and into the right lane on the 
main drag. I knew a pack of cars was coming from the right and now behind 
me as I rolled out. I had noticed an ivory 123 leading one of the lanes of 
traffic coming from the right. Not wanting to impede traffic, I immediately 
stomped it as I rolled out in the right lane. Then I glanced in rear view 
mirror to make sure I had cleared the herd. Then I realized the ivory 123 
no longer bearing down on me in the black cloud behind me was mine. As I 
was getting out of the car in my yard a few blocks away, SWMBO pulled up and 
parked beside me. As she got out of the car, she exclaimed to me, That car 
SMOKES! I replied, Not now. 

Wilton 

- Original Message - 
From: Rich Thomas richthomas79td...@constructivity.net 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Monday, August 09, 2010 11:26 PM 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] More 240D fun 


I got a letter in the mail once in Houston, someone ratted me out to the 
smoke police when they saw Brunnhilde accelerating up the ramp onto the 
freeway and laying down a bit of a cloud. It stuggested I get a tune-up or 
something. Funny, I thought that is what I was doing! 
 
 --R 
 
 On 8/9/2010 10:12 PM, Peter Frederick wrote: 
 It's a result of people being whacked out about diesel soot, as if a Benz 
 produced a significant amount. One of the stupid kids down the road has 
 a chipped Dodge with a stack up through the bed of the truck, sounds 
 pitiful and looks like a WWI coal fired battleship in full career when he 
 turns the corner. 
 
 No doubt he produces more soot in 50 ft that my 300D produces in a year! 
 
 Mind you, diesel soot is hardly healthy breathing, since it's full of 
 nasty polyaromatic hydrocarbons (all carcinogens), but it's curable, 
 mainly by building better engines instead of turbocharged 1930 designs. 
 Gasoline engines produce quite a bit of particulate too, and it's 
 worse -- toxic metal oxides all wrapped up in carcinogens, and it's 
 invisible and breathable, while diesel fuel soot is not. 
 
 Oh well. 
 
 Peter 
 
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Re: [MBZ] Say it ain't so!

2010-08-04 Thread pm7088
Took the tour about 10 years ago, we have property nearby. 
They put us in a bus and drove into a tunnel, under the lake which stores the 
water. There we saw the 4 huge {to me} Motor/generators that run the process. 
The entire site is also a very large nature preserve where bears are allowed to 
poop without picking it up. 


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- Original Message - 
From: Curt Raymond curtlud...@yahoo.com 
To: Diesel List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 9:04:34 PM 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Say it ain't so! 

Northfield is neat, ever been there? I went back in college, I wonder if they 
still let people tour the generating floor... 

-Curt 

Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2010 13:43:24 + (UTC) 
From: pm7...@comcast.net 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Say it ain't so! 
Message-ID: 
2595688.1029919.1280843004079.javamail.r...@sz0127a.westchester.pa.mail.comcast.net
 

Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8 

Got to think outside the box. 
Properly 
designed commuter car {50 miles/day} would recharge during the evening 
hours when the electrical demand is very low and excess capacity can be 
used very economically. 
Example: In Northfied Massachusetts there is 
a unique storage system that uses surplus power in the evening to pump 
water out of the Connecticut river up into a lake. During high demand, 
that water goes back to the rive, turning generators. This system allows 
nukes to run with very high efficiency and has been running for about 
30 years. 


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Re: [MBZ] WWMBD?

2010-08-04 Thread pm7088
The stupidity was that at inception, I would have taken $200 to bump  paint 
the slight damage on the door. 

They sent an adjuster out who wrote it for $1300 which is the documentation I 
gave the clerk of the court. 


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Sent: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 9:21:58 PM 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] WWMBD? 

Peter T. Arnold wrote: 

 I prevailed by suing 'otherguy' in small claims court. That made his 
 insurance company wake up an write a check. 

Especially if you're suing them for $1000. They'd rather pay than send an 
attorney. 

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Re: [MBZ] Organization was Re: Dip Stick Tube 91 300D

2010-08-04 Thread pm7088
Google '5 S System Quality Methods' 

Works for me, after the first pain of purging. 




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To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 1:29:37 PM 
Subject: [MBZ] Organization was Re: Dip Stick Tube 91 300D 

Which brings up an issue I have, and would love to hear some expert opinions. 

We have an attached (basement) garage, basically part of the house. 
Wife likes house to be tidy. I don't care about tidy (outside of that 
SWMBO cares), I care about efficient. However, garage as part of 
house means I need to get it picked up and organized, and probably 
pretty soon - last unclean area after moving 5 years ago. :) I have 
the ability to store stuff in the shed, but it will boil and/or freeze 
and/or leak a bit so steels, woods, etc. aren't really good 
candidates. I already have the bigger parts, paints, fluids in the 
shed, of course. 

I have a variety of tools and parts: cars, HVAC, wood, household, 
electronics, etc. I've eliminated a lot but still have mucho yunko 
that needs to be kept. In the way of storage I have a few toolboxes, 
a couple bookshelves, some boxes, and am willing to invest a bit in an 
effective storage solution to appease SWMBO. She is big on 
containers, but you can only fit so many tools in a container and 
still be able to get to them... not to mention parts. The 
book/utility shelves are handy but they start to look sloppy even 
after I've just put stuff on them, so no way will they pass muster 
after a few projects pulling tools and parts on and off. :/ 

So I pose it to fellow hobbyists, what is a successful, eye-pleasing 
tool+part organization strategy? 

Thanks, 
-Tim 


On Sun, Aug 1, 2010 at 4:56 PM, Larry T l02tur...@comcast.net wrote: 
 I know what you mean - once every few years I clean it off and within 2 
 hours its covered with stuff again -- 
 
 ;-) 
 
 LarryT 
 91 300D 
 
 Import - Export 
 Putting Buyers  Sellers Together 
 
 -- 
 From: OK Don okd...@gmail.com 
 Sent: Friday, July 30, 2010 10:37 PM 
 To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] Dip Stick Tube 91 300D 
 
 One of those drawers??? The whole top of my bench and the spce under it 
 is 
 one of those drawers! 
 
 On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 6:42 PM, Larry T l02tur...@comcast.net wrote: 
 
 Thx Wilton -- gotta find some tubing  there's probably a shirt piece 
 in 
 the Junk Drawer of my work bench - 
 
 Doesn't everyone have one of those drawers where all kinds of odds and 
 ends 
 go? Especially those little unknown things left over after a project -- 
 (my 
 wife always asks how many pars I had left over to see how well it went) 
 ;-) 
 
 
 
 LarryT 
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] Say it ain't so!

2010-08-03 Thread pm7088
Got to think outside the box. 
Properly designed commuter car {50 miles/day} would recharge during the evening 
hours when the electrical demand is very low and excess capacity can be used 
very economically. 
Example: In Northfied Massachusetts there is a unique storage system that uses 
surplus power in the evening to pump water out of the Connecticut river up into 
a lake. During high demand, that water goes back to the rive, turning 
generators. This system allows nukes to run with very high efficiency and has 
been running for about 30 years. 


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Windsor, CT 

- Original Message - 
From: LWB250 lwb...@yahoo.com 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 9:00:11 AM 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Say it ain't so! 

A couple of weeks ago Time magazine had an article about the Chevy Volt. Last 
week's issue had a very well written letter to the editor published in it that 
raised this exact issue - this whole idea of an electric car is pretty silly 
when the power being used to recharge it is produced by coal-fired power plants 
that pollute the air. 

We're not the only ones who see through this 

Dan 


--- On Tue, 8/3/10, Dillon, Meade M CIV SPAWARSYSCEN-ATLANTIC, 53310 
meade.m.dil...@navy.mil wrote: 

 From: Dillon, Meade M CIV SPAWARSYSCEN-ATLANTIC, 53310 
 meade.m.dil...@navy.mil 
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] Say it ain't so! 
 To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
 Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2010, 6:49 AM 
 And the author did a good job of 
 making sure it (coal-powered electrical 
 plants generate majority of our electricity) remained 
 hidden! I don't 
 suppose too many green-types would sign up for a 
 coal-powered car if the 
 smoke was released less than 10 feet away! 
 
 -Max 
 
 -Original Message- 
 From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com 
 [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] 
 On Behalf Of Rich Thomas 
 Sent: Monday, August 02, 2010 5:46 PM 
 To: Mercedes Discussion List 
 Subject: [MBZ] Say it ain't so! 
 
 
 Green machine: Plug-free electric cars' hidden cost 
 
 
 
 http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19246-green-machine-plugfree-elect 
 ric-cars-hidden-cost.html 
 
 --R 
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Re: [MBZ] Say it ain't so!

2010-08-03 Thread pm7088



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- Original Message - 
From: Mitch Haley m...@voyager.net 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 10:08:27 AM 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Say it ain't so! 


The next house I build will have 8 walls full of cellulose and passive solar 
features. I wouldn't want to be as dependent on outside electricity as we were 
35 years ago. An oil burner backed up by a wood boiler would be more my style. 

Mitch. 

--SNIP-- 

Detached wood furnaces were banned by a local town {West Hartford, CT} last 
month. I'm not sure I would want to be surrounded with them. Most folks would 
have no clue on running them clean. 
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[MBZ] Was lawn mower transaxle converted to WELDING

2010-06-23 Thread pm7088
I was a fairly competent stick welder, haven't had any equipment for 20 years. 

I bought a cheap 110v MIG about 15 years ago, spend stupid money to get the gas 
coverage bottle set-up. I couldn't weld crap with it! It was terrible, I gave 
up and put in in a corner. 
About 5years ago, I mentioned to a coworker. He convinced me to buy a roll of 
flux wire. Shazam, I can weld again! It's dirty and you have to chip and wire 
brush after each small pass but it works. The secret is that these little 
machinnes don't have the power to melt the .035 solid wire and penetrate the 
work. The flux cored wire is much easier to melt and will do the job, IF YOU 
ARE PATIENT. 
My favorite project is a 55 gallon BBQ on wheels. I stuck it together with my 
MIG. Tossed it into my truck and went to a friends house where i 'Made it one 
piece' with his cheapo stick machine. I made the drum easy to swap out (They 
burn  rust thru}. It is really dandy on top of being fugly. 


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- Original Message - 
From: LarryT l02tur...@comcast.net 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 2:21:57 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT: lawn mower transaxle 

My Lincoln MIG has the same kind of controls - 2 rockers. Of course, the 
welding machine is more capable than the operator ;-) I definitely need 
practice 

LarryT 
91 300D 

OilAnalysis Time? 
Looking for Weber Parts or Porsche Posters? 
www.youroil.net 



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Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 8:49 AM 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT: lawn mower transaxle 

 Mine has four power levels 
 
 As does my name-brand Hobart 135. I thought that would suck, 
 but so far it's not been much of a problem. 
 
 It has a smoothly variable wire speed, 
 
 Ditto. 
 
 but the wire feed drive is pretty flimsy looking; 
 
 OK, there it's different, the Hobart seems generally well-built. 
 It's certainly heavy enough, as it's old-school iron and copper. 
 I did OK for $50 (and many hours restoring it to functionality). 
 
 The thing I most noticed about the HF units in the store is the 
 feel/quality of the switch on the gun. Uck. The duty cycle is 
 usually notably low on these welders, too. 
 
 Like many of their tools, though, I'm sure it's WAY better than 
 no welder at all. 
 
 -- Jim 
 
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] 190DT Prechamber

2010-06-21 Thread pm7088
Reply; 
Honey, I have 42 pairs of shoes in the closet, can I store my new lavender 
pumps on your side? 


Subject: Re: [MBZ] 190DT Prechamber 

 Honey, I can buy a new prechamber for $300, or get an entire used car 
 for $200. Is it OK if I store the used donor car over at [fill in name 
 of friends]? 

New: $300. Good used: $200, and comes in recyclable packaging. 
Sounds like a no-brainer to me! 

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Re: [MBZ] OT Beer review

2010-06-14 Thread pm7088
PBR and Strip Clubs are for Wannabes. 


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Sent: Monday, June 14, 2010 1:57:54 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT Beer review 

Did PBR change their recipe or did I just get skunked? I was at the 
clermont lounge this last week (Atlanta's oldest strip club, both by 
date established and average age of the dancers (40+?)) and had a few 
PBR's for the first time in ages. They were super heavy on the malt. I 
had about 4 thinking the taste would change (after all they have a very 
high volume of PBR) there but it was consistent. 

-Rolf 

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Re: [MBZ] Fwd: 1991 Mercedes Benz 300D (Enfield)

2010-06-08 Thread pm7088
I work in Enfield, could look at this for interested parties. I have no need 
for another project. 


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Subject: Re: [MBZ] Fwd: 1991 Mercedes Benz 300D (Enfield) 

Frederick W Moir wrote: 
 Not Mine etc. 
 
 Original URL: http://hartford.craigslist.org/cto/1776720966.html 

Do you have a 1987 2.5t parts car? 
Does it run? 

Mitch. 

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Re: [MBZ] Ford 7.4l Powerstroke Question

2010-06-08 Thread pm7088
I Assume you are referring to the 7.3L Power-stroke. 

Very good engine, big power from 1995 technology. Mine has almost 300Kmi. About 
$1500 in engine related repairs along the way. 

Can it be 'chipped'? Yes, you can also poke a rod thru the pan if you like. 

I'm guessing a 4wd F-350 weighs #7000 EMPTY. MAybe 16 mpg? 

My 2wd F-250 gets 19mpg, ON IT'S BEST DAY. 

Towing #11,000 camper, we get about 11mpg. 

You get what you pay for. 


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Subject: [MBZ] Ford 7.4l Powerstroke Question 

Anybody here have any experience with these engines? 

I ask because one of the business owners drives one in a 3/4 ton 4WD F350. He's 
complaining about the mileage (or lack thereof) and wonders what options he may 
have to tweak it to make it more efficient. 

I suspect it can be chipped and if he went to extremes have a Banks turbo kit 
put on it. I know nothing about late model diesel, so I wasn't sure what 
options, if any, he has. 

Thanks in advance, 

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Re: [MBZ] Ford 7.4l Powerstroke Question

2010-06-08 Thread pm7088
I agree to a point. The Ford chassis of that era was a much better truck than 
the Chebby or Dudge. 


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Subject: Re: [MBZ] Ford 7.4l Powerstroke Question 

those fords drink diesel, if he wants better mileage, he needs to get a 
duramax or a cummins. 

LWB250 wrote: 
 Anybody here have any experience with these engines? 
 
 I ask because one of the business owners drives one in a 3/4 ton 4WD F350. 
 He's complaining about the mileage (or lack thereof) and wonders what options 
 he may have to tweak it to make it more efficient. 
 
 I suspect it can be chipped and if he went to extremes have a Banks turbo 
 kit put on it. I know nothing about late model diesel, so I wasn't sure what 
 options, if any, he has. 
 
 Thanks in advance, 
 
 Dan 
 
 
 
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] NOW Walt's used Transmission

2010-06-07 Thread pm7088
Drain all oil, wash the exterior to get loose oily crap off it, strap to a 
pallet, take is to a Yellow Terminal and have it sent to closest Yellow 
terminal, hold it there for pick-up. Local pick-up  deliver tend to be very 
expensive as you will need a tailgate delivery. If you have a friend with a 
business that ships, the rate can get 50% or more discount off of tariff. 


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Subject: Re: [MBZ] NOW Walt's used Transmission 

I'm near Charleston SC. Perhaps Kleb can suggest the best way to ship a 
heavy item like that. I recall that if you took a parcel to the bus 
station and paid them, it would eventually arrive at its destination by 
way of the Dog. 

--R 

On 6/7/2010 10:12 AM, Walt Zarnoch wrote: 
 Not sure as far as shipping goes, where abouts are you located? 
 Might be cheaper to just drive up/down/sideways and pay for fuel. 
 
 Walt 
 
 On Jun 7, 2010 10:02 AM, Rich Thomasrichthomas79td...@constructivity.net 
 wrote: 
 
 My wife was just up in Syracuse about a month ago collecting some of her 
 mom's belongings, oh well. 
 
 Best thoughts on shipping the thing? Put it on the dog? 
 
 --R 
 
 On 6/7/2010 9:32 AM, Walt Zarnoch wrote: 
 
 
 It's from a 78 300D sedan.(I confess to not knowing the chasis number... :/ 
 ) 
 Was mated to a non-turbo OM617, so it would most likely fit onto the 79TD 
 (if it's a 617). 
 I'm not sure if the shift-points/gearing/linkage would be right though. 
 Best 
 to let others chime in on that. 
 
 I'm in the Utica/Rome area of Central NY. 
 
 Walt 
 
 On Jun 7, 2010 9:02 AM, Rich Thomasrichthomas79td...@constructivity.net 
 
 
 wrote: 
 
 Remind me again of what this is from, and if it would fit a 79TD or 84 
 300SD, and if that includes shipping (just kidding -- where are you?). 
 
 --R 
 
 
 
 On 6/7/2010 5:18 AM, Walt Zarnoch wrote: 
 
 
 
 
 Sounds right, the yard has current going rate as $80 with a $25 core for 
 
 just a tranny. (I've ... 
 
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] Insurance Claim

2010-06-03 Thread pm7088
You should be made 'whole', returned to the state you were in prior to the 
wreck. Most of us are not at all pleased when we are confronted with the real 
value of our cars. 


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Subject: Re: [MBZ] Insurance Claim 

My first thought is that you don't have a contract with them that entitles them 
to total your car. You have been harmed by their insured. They owe you cash to 
compensate for that harm. The value of that harm is open for negotiation. 

Mitch. 

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Re: [MBZ] OT Beer for henifay

2010-06-03 Thread pm7088
Back in the day, I payed school expenses driving a 'Mr. Softee truck. I worked 
on 10% of the gross. 
Stop truck, 
Out of seat 
Walk back 
Kid wants $.10 cone 
Make small cone 
Get the nickle and 5 pennies 
Back behind the wheel 
Ding - Ding - Ding and drive away. 

All for $.01 

Yes, I too pick them up! 


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Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT Beer for henifay 

BTW, even behind my walker, I still stop and bend down to pick up a penny on 
the sidewalk; 'takes only 100 of 'em to make a dollar. ;)) 

Wilton 

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Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT Beer for henifay 


 Just put 'em in an envelope and send 'em to me. I can find a use for 
 them, anyway. 
 
 Wilton 
 
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 From: Hendrik and Fay heni...@ozemail.com.au 
 To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
 Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2010 1:54 AM 
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT Beer for henifay 
 
 
 
 Is it cheap like me? 
 
 Hendrik 
 who hates US money, it all looks the same, the missus thought she was 
 cashed up, 
 turns out it was a bunch of dollars 
 
 On Wed Jun 2 6:42 , Rich Thomas richthomas79td...@constructivity.net 
 sent: 
 
Forgot to mention in Chicago, and Old Style (it's krausened!) is a 
moderately tasty brew, nothing really special, but nothing bad either. 
 
--R (whose consumption of Old Style in college superseded Bud at some 
point, probably due to the proximity of Reilly's Tap) 
 
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Re: [MBZ] OT: Dodge Charger

2010-06-02 Thread pm7088
Drive a Sonta, very good value there is this size car. 


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Sent: Wednesday, June 2, 2010 10:07:09 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT: Dodge Charger 

Based on the fueleconomy.gov numbers I'd go for the 5.7l v8 if I were getting a 
charger, highway numbers are the same between the 2.7 and the 5.7, around town 
suffers 2mpg... 

If I were looking for that size car though I'd consider a Malibu or Impala. I 
had a Malibu for a rental some time ago and was well pleased with the power and 
fuel economy. The Fusion is also a fairly nice car. 

In any case you're looking at nearly 10mpg better on the highway than the 
Expedition which is enough that I don't think it'd take forever to pay off the 
difference, especially if you plan to buy and hold... 

-Curt 

Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2010 08:35:33 -0500 
From: Donald Snook dsn...@mtsqh.com 
To: 'Mercedes@okiebenz.com' Mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT: Dodge Charger 
Message-ID: 
a0121bfa28702c4fa69fc5d9ceb56d08a14d967...@mtsqhexc2.mtsqh.com 
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii 

Curt 
wrote: Who was saying their wife wanted a Charger or 300? They seem 
like okay cars if you're into gun slits for windows but the advice I'll 
give is to go for the v8. A friend had a 300 for a rental and it was 
absolutely gutless. They claim the 2.7l v6 is 190hp but I suspect thats 
at 5000 rpm or some other crazy number. Its also got that stupid 
progressive throttle so it feels like it runs out of juice in the high 
end... Wait, I remember now this is Mrs. Snook isn't it? Has some of 
his car behavior rubbed off on her? I though the Expedition was a 
keeper forever... 

Yes, it was my wife. She loves the Expedition, but she has started traveling 
more for work and really hates the 16 mpg. 

Now, 
what I am about to say may shock many of you. I actually argued for 
her to keep the Expedition instead of getting another car. I know it 
sounds crazy. But, I remembered what a lot of people on here (and 
other places) had said about getting another car just to get better 
fuel mileage. It doesn't make sense. She has driven the Expedition 
for 3 years now and she still really likes it. But, she has decided 
that the smart thing to do when she has to go out of town is to DRIVE 
MY CAR! That really is okay with me because its not that often and its 
not that much of a sacrifice for me. The Expedition is a nice 
vehicle. I think driving my car some and the idea of getting better 
mileage planted a seed in her mind. Our realtor has a Dodge Charger 
(with the Hemi and the cool black graphics for the Daytona R/T 
package. She started really admiring it and thinks she really likes 
the Chargers and the 300. 

As far as the 300 goes, there is 
actually a third engine option. They have a larger V6. You are right 
the 2.7 is a complete dog. But, they have a 3.5 that really is pretty 
strong. I drove a friends Magnum wagon with the 3.5 and it has plenty 
of power. I think the Magnum is a 300 with the wagon rear end added 
on. I don't know if she is really serious. I will try to talk her 
out of it, but you know what they say: 

Happy Wife = Happy Life! 

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Re: [MBZ] $2 sucker scores again

2010-05-26 Thread pm7088
Using 20Kmi oil change routine in my 300SDL {Delvac1}, I used to change the oil 
1/year. 

I'd always suck out the master cylinder and power steering supplies at the same 
time and refill. Might have taken 2 minutes extra, great piece of mind. 


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Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 9:41:39 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: [MBZ] $2 sucker scores again 

Son used my $2 sucker to evacuate the oil from his '07 R320CDI last night; 
'worked very well again. He also likes to use the sucking end of the evac hose 
to remove oil from bottom of filter canister. 
BTW, that engine sure does sound good. 

Wilton 
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Re: [MBZ] Snooks house

2010-05-26 Thread pm7088
In Connecticut River Valley , we have a bunch of old barns that are 100+ years 
old, used for tobacco drying. If being torn down, thay are prized for their 
chestnut 10 x 10 beams. A friend was given 2 several years ago to form a 
small bridge on his farm. Problem, you must use a chainsaw to cut and pre-drill 
any nail holes. 


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Subject: Re: [MBZ] Snooks house 

Kaleb wrote: My house is 5 years old, I am right in the middle of have the 
flooring 
in the front entry area torn out and replace, the sill plate under the 
door replaced due to rot, the front door has to come out and be 
replaced. Lucky a friend of mine is doing the work and its only going 
to run me about 2k parts and labor. You should not have to do this sort 
of work to a new house. 

When we had the kitchen remodeled, the contractor used a sawz-all during the 
demolition to remove part of a wall/cabinet that we removed to expand the 
kitchen. He went through two blades trying to cut through the wood. In these 
old houses, the wood is so hard (because it was SLOW GROWTH wood) that is 
almost impossible to cut through. I really hate new houses. We have looked a 
bunch of them. They are so boring. White walls and cheap oak trim. The same 
floor plans as every other house in the subdivision and the cheapest possible 
methods of construction with no original features. YUCK. I don't think I will 
ever buy a house built after about 1975 - unless we do a custom home one day. 


Donald H. Snook 

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Re: [MBZ] ISO a fix for lousy fuel economy in a W123 turbodiesel - with an incentive

2010-05-25 Thread pm7088
Tranny swap? Check Speedometer accuracy... 


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Subject: [MBZ] ISO a fix for lousy fuel economy in a W123 turbodiesel - with an 
incentive 

My 1983 300TD wagon with 225,000 miles on the engine has great power, starts 
instantly, accelerates quickly, and has no discernible fuel leaks. In other 
words, it drives like the day it left the proverbial showroom floor. Yet, 
the best fuel economy I can manage is barely 21 mpg for pure highway 
driving. Around town and in the winter it's around 18 mpg or even less. 
:(( 

Are there any engine adjustments to improve fuel economy? I would gladly 
sacrifice some power to improve this by 2- 4 mpg. The tires are normally 
inflated and I drive conservatively. The car has a replacement transmission 
from a 1985 300 turbodiesel, if that's relevant. By contrast, my 1985 300TD 
achieves 26 mpg on the road. :) 

Whoever comes up with a working solution that doesn't cost an arm and a leg 
wins a box of organically heirloom tomatoes or peppers (or both) delivered 
free to any address in the lower 48 states. 

Andrew 
1983 300TD 
1985 300TD 
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Re: [MBZ] Old iMac old Mercedes

2010-05-25 Thread pm7088
I've weened myself from M/S Office applications. 

I now use Open Office for everything, to my knowledge it will open, function 
and 'save as' about everything. 

Being a Yankee, I also appreciate that is is free. 


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- Original Message - 
From: Jim Cathey j...@windwireless.net 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:06:14 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Old iMac old Mercedes 

 this computer going. I am now having problems with compatibility, my 
 old chip won't run some program updates which I don't find out until I 
 have updated them. Going back is not easy. Also, is there free 
 software that can imitate 

Hint #1: Do NOT upgrade software unless you know damned well that 
it _is_ better on an older machine. The old machines run 
great on like-vintaged software. On new bloatware, not so much. 

 Windows Office (Word)? I need to make Windows compatible files. 

You can run virtual PC, and Word itself. It's sucky slow, but it 
does work. I'm using VPC6 on this 233 MHz G3 to run the EPC and WIS. 
You can do the bulk of your work as a text (or RTF) file on the Mac 
side, then suck it into Word and do formatting, then save it out. 

I'm sure that's not the only way. 

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Re: [MBZ] Check those ball joints

2010-05-24 Thread pm7088
About any dial indicator you buy will have a repeatable accuracy of .01mm. 
That's only .0004. A conventional .001 indicator is probably repeatable to 
.0001 or better. 
If you buy a .0001 indicator, it will be so sensitive as to make it hard to 
use. I have several of each and if I were to want to check end play in an 
automotive application I would use one of my .001 indicators on a mag base. 
Built more that a few engines using that type of equipment, back in the 
day. 


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- Original Message - 
From: Meade M CIV SPAWARSYSCEN-ATLANTIC Dillon, 53310 
meade.m.dil...@navy.mil 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2010 9:37:14 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Check those ball joints 

Sounds like an exciting time! I REALLY need to get the suspension 
figured out on my '95. I'm fairly certain I've got front end issues as 
well as rear. 

Does anyone have a recommendation for a source for a dial indicator 
accurate to 0.01mm? I'd like to start setting the wheel bearing play 
myself and re-packing bearings myself, as the last time my indie did 
this job the front wheel bearings were over packed and/or the cap was 
loose so grease made a nice mess on the front wheels, to add to the 
brake dust. 

-Max 

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From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com 
[mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Kaleb C. Striplin 
Sent: Friday, May 21, 2010 11:23 PM 
To: mercedes Mailing List; davesl...@okiebenz.com 
Subject: [MBZ] Check those ball joints 

Today while traveling down the road at about 50mph in my 90 300D, I get 
a loud bang followed by scraping sounds and lack of control of vehicle. 

The right front ball joint let get completely. No warning at all. I 
had planned on rebuilding the front end as it was a little loose, but 
actually figured it was the back links not the front. Have never had 
any squeeking or any sign of it being bad except for a torn boot. Glad 
the wife was not driving at the time. 

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95 E300, 94 S500, 92 500SEL, 92 300SD, 92 300E 4Matic, 
91 350SDL, 91 300D, 89 560SEL, 87 300SDL x2, 85 380SE 5.0 Euro, 
85 190D, 84 190D, 84 300D euro manny, 76 240D, 76 300D, 
http://www.okiebenz.com 


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Re: [MBZ] The Aussie invasion of Okieland

2010-05-24 Thread pm7088
I'll give you $500.. 

Never mind, can't afford maintenance the one I have , hope she gets better 
soon. 


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From: Kaleb C. Striplin ka...@striplin.net 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2010 9:48:35 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] The Aussie invasion of Okieland 

She is getting along, has pain but making due. 

Wonko the Sane wrote: 
 Speaking of which, how if Regina recovering? 
 
 On Sun, May 23, 2010 at 4:39 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin ka...@striplin.netwrote: 
 
 
 It's not flat and open. 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 No virus found in this incoming message. 
 Checked by AVG - www.avg.com 
 Version: 9.0.819 / Virus Database: 271.1.1/2891 - Release Date: 05/23/10 
 01:26:00 
 
 

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91 350SDL, 91 300D, 89 560SEL, 87 300SDL x2, 85 380SE 5.0 Euro, 
85 190D, 84 190D, 84 300D euro manny, 76 240D, 76 300D, 
http://www.okiebenz.com 

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Re: [MBZ] Check those ball joints

2010-05-24 Thread pm7088
Pawn shop, Craigs list etc. 

Only concern is that it should move smoothly, and not stick. My Sarrett 'Last 
Word' is about 40 years old, works fine. A Mag base will be harder to find. 


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From: Meade M CIV SPAWARSYSCEN-ATLANTIC Dillon, 53310 
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To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2010 10:14:11 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Check those ball joints 

Peter, thanks for that advice. My neighbor has a very old .001 
indicator which I can borrow, but I'd rather have my own. I guess I'll 
spring for the .001 and go from there. 

Can I get a decent one at Sears or online somewhere? 

-Max 

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From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com 
[mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of pm7...@comcast.net 
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2010 9:49 AM 
To: Mercedes Discussion List 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Check those ball joints 

About any dial indicator you buy will have a repeatable accuracy of 
.01mm. That's only .0004. A conventional .001 indicator is probably 
repeatable to .0001 or better. 
If you buy a .0001 indicator, it will be so sensitive as to make it hard 
to use. I have several of each and if I were to want to check end play 
in an automotive application I would use one of my .001 indicators on a 
mag base. Built more that a few engines using that type of equipment, 
back in the day. 


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Peter Arnold 

Windsor, CT 

- Original Message - 
From: Meade M CIV SPAWARSYSCEN-ATLANTIC Dillon, 53310 
meade.m.dil...@navy.mil 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2010 9:37:14 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Check those ball joints 

Sounds like an exciting time! I REALLY need to get the suspension 
figured out on my '95. I'm fairly certain I've got front end issues as 
well as rear. 

Does anyone have a recommendation for a source for a dial indicator 
accurate to 0.01mm? I'd like to start setting the wheel bearing play 
myself and re-packing bearings myself, as the last time my indie did 
this job the front wheel bearings were over packed and/or the cap was 
loose so grease made a nice mess on the front wheels, to add to the 
brake dust. 

-Max 

-Original Message- 
From: mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com 
[mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Kaleb C. Striplin 
Sent: Friday, May 21, 2010 11:23 PM 
To: mercedes Mailing List; davesl...@okiebenz.com 
Subject: [MBZ] Check those ball joints 

Today while traveling down the road at about 50mph in my 90 300D, I get 
a loud bang followed by scraping sounds and lack of control of vehicle. 

The right front ball joint let get completely. No warning at all. I had 
planned on rebuilding the front end as it was a little loose, but 
actually figured it was the back links not the front. Have never had any 
squeeking or any sign of it being bad except for a torn boot. Glad the 
wife was not driving at the time. 

-- 
Kaleb C. Striplin/Claremore, OK 
95 E300, 94 S500, 92 500SEL, 92 300SD, 92 300E 4Matic, 
91 350SDL, 91 300D, 89 560SEL, 87 300SDL x2, 85 380SE 5.0 Euro, 
85 190D, 84 190D, 84 300D euro manny, 76 240D, 76 300D, 
http://www.okiebenz.com 


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Re: [MBZ] Check those ball joints

2010-05-24 Thread pm7088
I agree, they are probably not as rugged as name brands. 

Home mechanic is not as likely to drop and abuse them. 


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From: Mitch Haley m...@voyager.net 
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Sent: Monday, May 24, 2010 11:23:47 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Check those ball joints 

pm7...@comcast.net wrote: 
 Pawn shop, Craigs list etc. 

Last I knew, HF had indicators and mag bases for about $10 each. 
The indicators I bought 15 years ago are repeatable to .0001 or so. 
The micro-adjust base isn't as solid as I might wish for, I'd get the one 
without the fine adjustments if I were you. 

Mitch. 

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[MBZ] W126 on Craigs List, CT

2010-05-24 Thread pm7088

Looks nice, no interest here. 

http://hartford.craigslist.org/cto/1756366825.html 

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Re: [MBZ] Head R/R for 300TD wagon

2010-05-20 Thread pm7088
Magnaflux show cracking in magnetic materials, Dye Pen in used in aluminum. 

A word of caution here, they often show non relevant indications which for our 
application could cause you to scrap serviceable parts. Make sure the person 
doing the checking is aware of your requirements. 


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From: Rolf r...@winmutt.com 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2010 12:22:18 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Head R/R for 300TD wagon 

Not having done with take my words with a grain of salt. 

1. I would have the good head rebuilt. If you are going to do it, do 
it right. Metric motors comes to mind. I have heard of magna fluxing as 
well but not sure of the pros/cons. 

2. Stripped headbolts I'd think. 

3. You need an engine hoist, the head is heavy. 

4. See 1. 

5. The only difference on the 85 engine is the crank snout and the IP. 
Not sure if you can use a 85 tc on earlier models, I am sure someone has 
tried it though. (google ftw?) 

-Rolf 
On 05/20/2010 11:55 AM, andrew strasfogel wrote: 
 I've decided that my 1985 pseudo 300TD (with the replacement 1985 300D 
 engine and converted (i.e., bowdlerized) self levelling system merits 
 conversion into a real 300TD. I found a 300TD cylinder head (including the 
 SLS pump) at a good price, and my neighbor who does all sorts of heavy duty 
 work on his 280SE 3.35 coupe is willing to work with me to R/R the head. If 
 that operation is successful, I can replace the bogus Bilstein rear shocks 
 with good used hydropneumatic struts, fill the SLS canister with proper 
 fluid and then hope that the SLS actually works. 
 
 So I have several questions. 
 
 1. How should I test the cylinder head to ensure it's still good? If I 
 take it to a machine shop what will they charge me and what can they 
 determine? 
 
 2. Assuming the head is OK, what sort of complications can arise when I 
 remove the old head? What is a worst case scenario? 
 
 3. Do I need a lift to do this job, or will jack stands suffice? 
 
 4. What among the following should I install or replace once the engine is 
 disassembled: valves, valve seals, gaskets, shims, etc. The engine is 
 currently running perfectly well and has 250 K miles approximately. 
 
 Or, if anyone has a good used 1985 300TD engne I am definitely interested. 
 As usual, TIA. 
 
 Andrew 
 1983 300TD 
 1985 300TD pretend-o-wagon 
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[MBZ] 1997 E300 in Connecticut

2010-05-10 Thread pm7088
This is located in my town, I have no interest. 

http://hartford.craigslist.org/cto/1731351546.html 


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[MBZ] Agawam MA, 190D

2010-05-10 Thread pm7088

http://hartford.craigslist.org/cto/1732065487.html 

No interest here, about 20 miles from my home. 


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Re: [MBZ] 1974 Jaguar XKE-V12 convertible - $12000 (Charlotte)

2010-05-10 Thread pm7088
If your going to put a diesel in that car, you may as well paint a character of 
Mohammad on the hood so the whole world will hate you! 


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Sent: Monday, May 10, 2010 3:53:06 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] 1974 Jaguar XKE-V12 convertible - $12000 (Charlotte) 

On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 12:42 PM, Fmiser fmi...@gmail.com wrote: 

  Alex Chamberlain wrote: 
  Did they use the same V-12? If you're going to put in a 
  non-original engine, might as well make it something reliable 
  like a Chevy small-block... 
 
 What about an OM617 turbo? 
 
 
You jest, but on the other hand someone posted here an eBay auction a few 
months back for an SLC with a 617 in it (a 300SLDC?), and that was thought 
to be impossible due to the low hood. 

If you were going to klatta-ize a Jag, I think it'd be easier to start with 
one of the many kits avalable to fit a Chevy 350, and then put in one of the 
diesels that can bolt up to the same mounts and tranny, such as a GM 6.5 
turbo or a Cummins 4BT. 

Alex 
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Re: [MBZ] OT YOW!!!

2010-04-08 Thread pm7088
Where is 'Here'. Tsunami danger in New England? Should I leave work early? 


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From: Rich Thomas richthomas79td...@constructivity.net 
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Sent: Thursday, April 8, 2010 9:13:05 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: [MBZ] OT YOW!!! 

So a minute ago the dog started barking at something and then about a 
second later WHAMBOOM!!! I think we just got a little earth jolt here, 
and the dog picked it up before it hit. 

--R 

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Re: [MBZ] Another Oil Thread

2010-04-06 Thread pm7088
Oil level lights are notoriously inaccurate. Circuit has sensor, some type of 
timer relay etc. 

M1 oil is like lemon juice when hot. About 90% will be in the pan after 5 
minutes, the last teacup full will be tenacious and take many hours to drain to 
the pan. That is why I usually change my oil stone cold on all my cars. 

YMMV 


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Sent: Tuesday, April 6, 2010 8:15:49 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: [MBZ] Another Oil Thread 

Dieselvolk, 

Just got back on Saturday from a business trip to New England and back, 
drove my '87 wagon and put on about 1700 miles. It's now time for an 
oil change, but I cannot find Mobil 1 15W-40 or 0w-40 at the usual 
places. Where are folks getting their M1 these days? 

Also, during the homebound leg, the low oil light came on for a few 
minutes, so I checked the level during the next rest stop, and after 
only sitting for about 10 minutes, the oil registered at the midway 
point on the dipstick (normal point for the low oil level light to start 
activating on my car). I was surprised that it (Mobil 1 15w-40) had 
drained back into the oil sump so quickly! 

Does anyone else find that their M1 drains back quickly in OM60x engines 
vs.OM61x? Marshall used to say that one must wait 6 to 8 hours to get 
an accurate oil reading using M1 in an OM61x engine, and I guess I 
assumed that the same applied to an OM60x engine. 

Very respectfully, 
/s/ 
Max Dillon 
'87 300TD 323k miles 
'95 E300 274k miles (project) 
'73 Balboa 20 
Charleston SC 



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Re: [MBZ] Another Oil Thread

2010-04-06 Thread pm7088
It is written in the book of Saint Marshall, DO NOT TOP OFF THE OIL. 


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Sent: Tuesday, April 6, 2010 9:05:31 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Another Oil Thread 

My oil level sensor has been pretty consistent, when the level reaches 
the mid-way point on the stick it will start activating (stay on for a 
minute or two), and when it finally comes on and stays on the level is 
all the way down to the bottom mark or 'add' mark. It takes a month or 
so (1500 miles or more) to drop to the 'add' mark and so I now just add 
a quart when it starts to blink. 

I used to only change my M1 oil on stone cold engines, but now I'm 
beginning to wonder if that is really necessary on OM60x engines. 

-Max 

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[mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of pm7...@comcast.net 
Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2010 8:39 AM 
To: Mercedes Discussion List 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Another Oil Thread 

Oil level lights are notoriously inaccurate. Circuit has sensor, some 
type of timer relay etc. 

M1 oil is like lemon juice when hot. About 90% will be in the pan after 
5 minutes, the last teacup full will be tenacious and take many hours to 
drain to the pan. That is why I usually change my oil stone cold on all 
my cars. 

YMMV 


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Windsor, CT 

- Original Message - 
From: Meade M CIV SPAWARSYSCEN-ATLANTIC Dillon, 53310 
meade.m.dil...@navy.mil 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Tuesday, April 6, 2010 8:15:49 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: [MBZ] Another Oil Thread 

Dieselvolk, 

Just got back on Saturday from a business trip to New England and back, 
drove my '87 wagon and put on about 1700 miles. It's now time for an oil 
change, but I cannot find Mobil 1 15W-40 or 0w-40 at the usual places. 
Where are folks getting their M1 these days? 

Also, during the homebound leg, the low oil light came on for a few 
minutes, so I checked the level during the next rest stop, and after 
only sitting for about 10 minutes, the oil registered at the midway 
point on the dipstick (normal point for the low oil level light to start 
activating on my car). I was surprised that it (Mobil 1 15w-40) had 
drained back into the oil sump so quickly! 

Does anyone else find that their M1 drains back quickly in OM60x engines 
vs.OM61x? Marshall used to say that one must wait 6 to 8 hours to get an 
accurate oil reading using M1 in an OM61x engine, and I guess I assumed 
that the same applied to an OM60x engine. 

Very respectfully, 
/s/ 
Max Dillon 
'87 300TD 323k miles 
'95 E300 274k miles (project) 
'73 Balboa 20 
Charleston SC 



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Re: [MBZ] Another Oil Thread

2010-04-06 Thread pm7088
I can help you with that, pull the wire off the sensor. 


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Sent: Tuesday, April 6, 2010 12:25:25 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Another Oil Thread 

Yes, and MB even issued a TSB to that affect. I'm probably risking 
disaster in continuing in my violation of the prime directive, but I 
can't stand to have that light coming on and off! 

-Max 

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Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2010 9:12 AM 
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Subject: Re: [MBZ] Another Oil Thread 

It is written in the book of Saint Marshall, DO NOT TOP OFF THE OIL. 


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Subject: Re: [MBZ] Another Oil Thread 

My oil level sensor has been pretty consistent, when the level reaches 
the mid-way point on the stick it will start activating (stay on for a 
minute or two), and when it finally comes on and stays on the level is 
all the way down to the bottom mark or 'add' mark. It takes a month or 
so (1500 miles or more) to drop to the 'add' mark and so I now just add 
a quart when it starts to blink. 

I used to only change my M1 oil on stone cold engines, but now I'm 
beginning to wonder if that is really necessary on OM60x engines. 

-Max 

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Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2010 8:39 AM 
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Subject: Re: [MBZ] Another Oil Thread 

Oil level lights are notoriously inaccurate. Circuit has sensor, some 
type of timer relay etc. 

M1 oil is like lemon juice when hot. About 90% will be in the pan after 
5 minutes, the last teacup full will be tenacious and take many hours to 
drain to the pan. That is why I usually change my oil stone cold on all 
my cars. 

YMMV 


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Subject: [MBZ] Another Oil Thread 

Dieselvolk, 

Just got back on Saturday from a business trip to New England and back, 
drove my '87 wagon and put on about 1700 miles. It's now time for an oil 
change, but I cannot find Mobil 1 15W-40 or 0w-40 at the usual places. 
Where are folks getting their M1 these days? 

Also, during the homebound leg, the low oil light came on for a few 
minutes, so I checked the level during the next rest stop, and after 
only sitting for about 10 minutes, the oil registered at the midway 
point on the dipstick (normal point for the low oil level light to start 
activating on my car). I was surprised that it (Mobil 1 15w-40) had 
drained back into the oil sump so quickly! 

Does anyone else find that their M1 drains back quickly in OM60x engines 
vs.OM61x? Marshall used to say that one must wait 6 to 8 hours to get an 
accurate oil reading using M1 in an OM61x engine, and I guess I assumed 
that the same applied to an OM60x engine. 

Very respectfully, 
/s/ 
Max Dillon 
'87 300TD 323k miles 
'95 E300 274k miles (project) 
'73 Balboa 20 
Charleston SC 



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Re: [MBZ] OT: Houston Eateries

2010-03-31 Thread pm7088
It's to be assume you have a proper hat and not a cap... 

Pete, who is retiring to about 70 miles North of Huston next year. 

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Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT: Houston Eateries 


You should buy some boots while you are there too. 

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On 3/30/2010 7:14 PM, Rick Knoble wrote: 
 I will be in Houston for a couple of days and I was wondering if anyone knows 
 of a decent steak and seafood place close to down town. Anyone? 
 
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Re: [MBZ] OT: Houston Eateries

2010-03-31 Thread pm7088
Thanks, you saved me some money as I already have a Red Sox baseball cap. I can 
wear the visor in front I hope... 


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Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 1:52:39 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT: Houston Eateries 

7 gal. hats are Dallas. 
Ball cap is OK for Houston, since the Llife stock show  Rodeo is over. 

On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 9:24 AM, pm7...@comcast.net wrote: 

 It's to be assume you have a proper hat and not a cap... 
 
 Pete, who is retiring to about 70 miles North of Huston next year. 
 
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 Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 9:48:38 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT: Houston Eateries 
 
 
 You should buy some boots while you are there too. 
 
 --R 
 
 
 
 On 3/30/2010 7:14 PM, Rick Knoble wrote: 
  I will be in Houston for a couple of days and I was wondering if anyone 
 knows of a decent steak and seafood place close to down town. Anyone? 
  
  Rick Knoble 
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Re: [MBZ] OT, dishwashers

2010-03-15 Thread pm7088
Fix the Maytag. YOU have obstructed lines. plugged filter, non spinning wand, 
etc. There has been no relevant design change is home style dishwashers, you 
have a good machine and it's broken 


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Subject: [MBZ] OT, dishwashers 

I am sick of my 6 year old maytag washer leaving crap all over the 
dishes, which seems to get worse and worse. Im looking for a new one. 
Anyone got any to recommend or avoid? 

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Re: [MBZ] OT, dishwashers

2010-03-15 Thread pm7088
I do our dishes by hand. How else would I get them into the dishwasher. 


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Sent: Sunday, March 14, 2010 10:36:10 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT, dishwashers 

rusty wrote: 
 Wash by hand. That is what we do. 

We? 
What type of fairy are you? 
Can I see your dishwater hands? 
Very good - I bet Mrs rusty sez you are a wonderful husband, if you do 
wash dishes. 
We do our dishes by hand also - not me, but us. 
mao 

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Re: [MBZ] OT, dishwashers

2010-03-15 Thread pm7088


?? How does Stainless Steel reflect the heat ?? 

Is there a magic property involved where a cooler item {Stainless box} can 
drive heat into a hotter item {The scalding hot dishes} ? This seem to defy 
thermo 101 that I learned 40 years ago. Were the rules changed when I was 
attending KEG201? 

Pete 

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Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT, dishwashers 

In addition to the non staining of the interior. The SS interior will 
reflect the heating back onto the dishes for drying. 

Douglas 

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Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT, dishwashers 

 Has a plastic tub ever broken or leaked for you? Why pay a premium for the 
 inside of a dishwasher??? DO you spend a lot of tie admiring the 
 dishwasher 
 tub? 
 
 On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 7:57 AM, Kaleb C. Striplin 
 ka...@striplin.netwrote: 
 
 you work for HD? Im thinking I want SS interior, and about the cheapest 
 I 
 see is in the 599 range. 
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] OT, dishwashers

2010-03-15 Thread pm7088
OK, I crawled into my dishwasher and closed the door. 


It's dark, damn light went out 


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Sent: Monday, March 15, 2010 11:58:53 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT, dishwashers 

On Mon, 15 Mar 2010 14:43:31 + (UTC) pm7...@comcast.net wrote: 

 
 
 ?? How does Stainless Steel reflect the heat ?? 
 
 Is there a magic property involved where a cooler item {Stainless box} 
 can drive heat into a hotter item {The scalding hot dishes} ? This seem 
 to defy thermo 101 that I learned 40 years ago. Were the rules changed 
 when I was attending KEG201? 

Just like a mirror which, though cold, can reflect the hot sun's rays. 


Craig 

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Re: [MBZ] Pitching deck night landings on an aircraft carrier

2010-03-15 Thread pm7088
I lost the link, I want to share. Please forward to me someone. 


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Sent: Sunday, March 14, 2010 11:48:35 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Pitching deck night landings on an aircraft carrier 

On Sun, 14 Mar 2010 20:34:47 -0500 Mountain Man maontin@gmail.com 
wrote: 

 Someone here has done this, I suspect. 
 
 Not just another day at the office... 
 
 This is very unnerving, landing with deck pitching 30 feet, at night, 
 low on fuel. Incredible. You will never forget viewing this. 

I saw these a few months ago. I don't know if they came across this list 
or the Veterans list at work. It is incredible. 


Craig 

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Re: [MBZ] Brake disks/ rotors

2010-03-15 Thread pm7088
What would the ideal weight be? I go about 235# 


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Sent: Monday, March 15, 2010 1:38:40 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Brake disks/ rotors 

Chris N John wrote: 
 Need new brake disks/ rotors on front of my 1980 300sd. What are the 
 best brands and what do the prices run? Thanks again for info! Christy 

For pads, Akebono ceramic. 

For rotors, it's hard to keep track of who's selling decent rotors that are as 
thick/heavy as the originals. Lots of product cheapening going on there. If 
there were a local store that stocked them, I'd take the bathroom scale with me 
to shop for them. 

Mitch. 

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Re: [MBZ] OM603 Bits needed

2010-03-12 Thread pm7088
Seems to me that the plastic bits were cooked and brittle on my 300SDL, better 
to start with new ones from a TRusty sort of fellow. 




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Subject: Re: [MBZ] OM603 Bits needed 

I have a spare intake but don't remember if those bits are still 
attached, I'll take a look later but I won't be able to mail until maybe 
Saturday or maybe a week from Saturday. I'll let you know. 

-Max 

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Sent: Thursday, March 11, 2010 8:52 PM 
To: mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Subject: [MBZ] OM603 Bits needed 

Someone took off bits from the engine in my SDL. I am looking for the 3 
metal tabs the are bolted to the intake manifold, and the plastic clips 
for the back 3 injection lines clip into them. There is also a metal 
clip that is supposed to bolt under the manifold and holds the back 
three lines. I need that also. 

Some genius decided the engine was not supposed to have them, so they 
took off the hardware to stabilize the injection lines. You might 
get by with that for a while on the old heavy, short lines, but not with 
the long, light lines of the OM603 

If anyone (Kaleb?) has these around on a spare engine, I sure would like 
to have them on my engine. Send me an email off-list. 

TIA 
126die...@gmail.com 

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Re: [MBZ] nails in the coffin

2010-03-10 Thread pm7088
Engine shouldn't grenade, it's designed to sit against the governor for a long 
time. 


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Subject: Re: [MBZ] nails in the coffin 

Yeahbut you could shift to neutral, stop, then pop hood etc., assuming 
the engine didn't grenade. 

-Max 

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On Tue, 09 Mar 2010 22:15 -0600, Peter Frederick 
psf...@earthlink.net wrote: 

 Basic safety engineering would require that the driver be able to shut 

 the engine off regardless of what the computer decides 

There was a period of time where I could not shut off my OM617 without 
getting out of the car, opening the hood, and pressing the STOP lever. 
An awkward proposition at 90MPH if the throttle linkage were to somehow 
jam at WOT. 

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Re: [MBZ] Hendrik and Co coming to get cheap smokes

2010-03-09 Thread pm7088
I'd like to be Richy rich and take that one to the Supreme Court. We are 
guaranteed interstate commerce, I believe. 

That being said, Connecticut will grab you if your buying the booze for resale. 
Thats called tax evasion 


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Subject: Re: [MBZ] Hendrik and Co coming to get cheap smokes 

The Masshole politicians are tired of their citizens going to New 
Hampster to buy liquor cheaper (and on Sunday too) so they occasionally 
set up surveillance at the big state likka sto on 93 right across the 
border, then bust Mass citizens who are bringing across low-tax booze, 
beer, wine, and cigs. A few months back an enterprising Mass Citizen 
staked out one of the big shot pols who was loading up his car, took 
vids and accosted him about it. Made all the papers and TV and turns 
out the pol has a 2nd home up there somewhere, and said he was getting 
stuff for the house (on a Sunday evening at the last store before the 
border). Liar! Busted! 

--R 

On 3/8/2010 6:56 PM, WILTON wrote: 
 Lack of any border control between states and lower cig taxes in NC 
 and SC are the reasons for mucho smugglng of cigs from south to 
 north on I-95. NC legislature discussing going back to tax stamps on 
 tobacco products. In last coupla years, NC has increased the taxes 
 significantly; 'don't know what it is now, but 'need a bunch more; 
 I've been suggesting $5 per pack for years. ; 
 
 Wilton 
 
 - Original Message - From: R A Bennell b...@mts.net 
 To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
 Sent: Monday, March 08, 2010 6:11 PM 
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] Hendrik and Co coming to get cheap smokes 
 
 
  
 Curt Raymond wrote: 
 
 Its admittedly been 5 years since I was down that way but I seem to 
 remember SC having more signs for cheap smokes. One of my neighbors 
 up on 
 the farm had a trailer that he and his wife would haul to Florida 
 (crossing 
 every state on the eastern seaboard except RI) every year. His wife 
 smoked 
 and he told me they'd stop in SC at the same place every year and 
 she'd buy 
 $1000 of smokes. On the way north they'd stop again and she'd buy 
 $2000 of 
 smokes and sell 'em to her friend's when she'd return home. 
 I can't imagine how many smokes $2000 is and where they'd store them 
 although they had a very large travel trailer. 
 
 -Curt 
 
 
 Cannot do that here. We have stations at the provincial borders that 
 demand you stop and declare smokes bought in 
 the next province. Failure to do so can get you busted big time. The 
 reason being of course that the taxes are 
 higher in Manitoba and the powers that be do not like you to buy your 
 smokes in the province with lower taxes. 
 
 Randy 
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] [cheap smokes

2010-03-09 Thread pm7088
Tax on cigarettes is state assisted suicide, should be illegal. 

Cigarette smoking is proven to improve the gene pool. 


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 I think Michigan defines up to two cartons of cancer sticks as 
 personal, and more than two cartons you're assumed to be an unlicensed 
 dealer trafficking in untaxed goods. 

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Re: [MBZ] Lift vs. Pit

2010-03-08 Thread pm7088
If you have a pit, make sure you have about $5 million in an umbrella policy. 
You're going to need it when some one falls in, and they will. 


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- Original Message - 
From: Curt Raymond curtlud...@yahoo.com 
To: Diesel List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Monday, March 8, 2010 1:29:05 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Lift vs. Pit 

I think you'll find that most of the connection is gravity. Houses fall off 
slabs all the time in earthquakes... 

There are probably some nails, maybe bolts into the slab from the header board. 
When you lift they will generally pull out. If they don't a sawzall will cure 
the problem... 

-Curt 

Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2010 13:01:04 -0500 
From: andrew strasfogel astrasfo...@gmail.com 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Lift vs. Pit 
Message-ID: 
b8cdcef41003081001u3733c733ja0de63fe3dad7...@mail.gmail.com 
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 

LOL! If you keep on promoting this I know I will get into trouble. 

Out of curiosity, how does one disconnect the walls from the foundation 
(slab) so the whole building can be raised? 

On Sun, Mar 7, 2010 at 6:18 PM, Rich Thomas  
richthomas79td...@constructivity.net wrote: 

 We went through all this before -- just raise the building up with some 
 hydraulic jacks and cribbing you can rent, put in a 4ft or 5ft knee wall, 
 and you have your whole deal sorted out. Cheap, fast, and gets you what you 
 need. You can jack the car up with stands to easily work under it now, with 
 the roof up another 5 ft you could get 8ft lift easy. Some guy here had a 
 whole stack of post lifts for sale, you could get one pretty reasonable. 
 I'm thinking, wall, lift, some lift pad concrete work, and for maybe $3k 
 yer in bidness. Doing that concrete work for a pit (which is not very safe 
 anyway, to my way of thinking). 
 
 Set up a video link and I can supervise from home. 
 
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[MBZ] O/T KYB Struts

2010-03-02 Thread pm7088
Been searching for several months for new struts for my HHR. My TRUSTY supplier 
cannot get me Bilsteins ;-( 

My choice seems to be: 

NAPA @ $95 

or 

KYB at $75 {Mail Order from AJUSA} 

Any knowledge base would be helpful 


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Re: [MBZ] O/T KYB Struts

2010-03-02 Thread pm7088
Don't bet too much, BTDT. 

Thanks for the thought. 

Pete 

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Sent: Tuesday, March 2, 2010 9:59:40 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] O/T KYB Struts 

On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 6:52 AM, pm7...@comcast.net wrote: 
 Been searching for several months for new struts for my HHR. My TRUSTY 
 supplier cannot get me Bilsteins ;-( 
 
 My choice seems to be: 
 
 NAPA @ $95 
 
 or 
 
 KYB at $75 {Mail Order from AJUSA} 

I bet RockAuto.com has Monroes or Gabriels for even less. 

Alex 

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Re: [MBZ] O/T KYB Struts

2010-03-02 Thread pm7088
I'd love to have Bilsteins, they don't make them for Mexican cars like my HHR! 


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Sent: Tuesday, March 2, 2010 10:52:38 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] O/T KYB Struts 

My friend Hans says KYBs are going to ride just like Bilsteins that have 
started to knock. Don't waste your money. 

Peter 



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Re: [MBZ] Oil Pressure Question

2010-03-02 Thread pm7088
Some manufacturers phony the gauges to help avoid unnecessary service 
complaints. 
'Some' oil pressure is enough at idle, it will go up when you spin the pump. 
You cannot explain that to a non technical person who assumes that more is 
better all of the time. 
Excessive oil pressure requires more hp to run the pump, causes seals to leak. 


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Sent: Tuesday, March 2, 2010 11:18:39 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: [MBZ] Oil Pressure Question 

I have not had a gasser Mercedes for while now. But, I noticed something on 
this 95 E320 which is interesting. I am used to starting the car and the oil 
gauge pegs out at 3 for a while and when it warms up or sits at idle, the 
needle drops a little. In fact, once its very warm, the need will drop quite a 
bit at idle. But, I have noticed that on my new to me car, the oil pressure 
goes up to 3 and stays there. I was waiting in a drive thru last night with the 
car warm and idling. I waited almost 10 minutes and in all that time, the 
needle never dropped. I suppose it is a good thing to have very good oil 
pressure, but, it never drops on this car. 

I don't know what to think. 

Donald H. Snook 

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Re: [MBZ] OT: Custom flex brake lines

2010-03-02 Thread pm7088
I would not hesitate to use a compression fitting on a clutch line. Compare to 
bake line the pressure is VERY LOW. 


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From: Dieselhead 126die...@gmail.com 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Tuesday, March 2, 2010 1:33:18 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT: Custom flex brake lines 

It is workable. You can also use compression fittings on the pipe to 
go to pipe thread, if you can find a piece of hose with female pipe 
thread on both ends. (think hydraulic hose) more likely to be in an 
industrial outlet than an automotive outlet. 

You hit on another source...restorers. Check out that one too. 
FLAPS don't cater to restorers. 


I need to replace the line that runs from the clutch master cylinder 
to the slave cylinder on one of my Saabs. This car uses brake fluid 
in the clutch hydraulics. Imagine a hard brake line with the flexible 
line to the caliper attached, and you'll get the general idea, 
although on this one the flex part is actually in the middle with hard 
lines on either side of it. At each end of the assembly as a whole 
the tubing is flared, with ordinary metric male fittings that connect 
to female fittings on the two hydraulic cylinders. The flex line in 
the middle was attached at the factory to the hard lines with crimp 
fittings like the ones on Mercedes A/C hoses. 
 
Here's the problem. There's a big leak in the flex line. I took it 
to the local NAPA, where there's a big sign saying Hydraulic Hose 
Repair While You Wait---I live out in the boonies, so this is tractor 
country. But they looked at me like I was nuts, saying We can't do 
anything with those crimped-on fittings; you have to buy a whole new 
line. When I asked if they knew of any other place I could get the 
line repaired rather than replaced, they said, You won't find anyone. 
 It's a question of liability. If we repair a brake line and then you 
can't stop and get in an accident, you could sue us. 
 
Now, this strikes me as silly. After all, restorers of old cars for 
which parts are no longer made and builders of custom cars must often 
have to have custom brake lines built, both hard and soft. 
 
My thinking is that they should be able to: 
1. Find on the shelf a pre-assembled flexible brake line (the one that 
goes from the hard line to the caliper) that is about the same length 
as the leaky flex portion in the line from my Saab, from any car that 
uses metric fittings. 
2. Cut my hard line in two places, removing the leaky flex line and 
its fittings entirely. 
3. Flare the cut ends and attach metric fittings that match those on 
the flex line from step 1. 
4. Give me back the two halves of my old line with new fittings, and 
the new flex line, and let me screw the three together. 
 
That way I have a non-leaking line once again, they didn't put the 
line together so they aren't liable if it fails (they only gave me the 
parts), and everyone's happy. Of course I need to find a creative 
parts-counter guy to do this, and they seem to be rare birds these 
days. 
 
Workable? Good idea? Bad idea? 
 
Alex 
 
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Re: [MBZ] College Student Looking For A Mercedes - $2000

2010-02-24 Thread pm7088
You assume the victim is male because... 


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- Original Message - 
From: Allan Streib str...@cs.indiana.edu 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 10:36:32 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] College Student Looking For A Mercedes - $2000 

He needs to live closer to campus and walk or bike to school. One of 
the many things I wish someone had told me when I went to college: don't 
get caught up in a lot of tangential obligations like cars. It's not 
why you're there. 



On Wed, 24 Feb 2010 10:30 -0500, WILTON wilt...@nc.rr.com wrote: 
 A college student looking for a 140? He needs to attend more classes 
 and pay attention very closely - ;has a lot to learn. 
 
 Wilton 
 
 - Original Message - From: Rich Thomas 
 richthomas79td...@constructivity.net To: Mercedes Discussion List 
 mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 9:40 AM 
 Subject: [MBZ] College Student Looking For A Mercedes - $2000 
 
 
  This is just too funny. 
  
  http://charleston.craigslist.org/cto/1615327325.html 
  
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[MBZ] O/T Aluminum Thermal Expansion

2010-02-17 Thread pm7088
MAybe some one can help an old fellow who studied this 40 years ago and that 
hit CONTROL-ALT-DELETE on his brain at a Keg-101 class the next day. 

MAterial: common Aluminum Casting such as A356 

I bore a hole 1. in it at 50° 

The temperature goes to 100° 

What size is the hole? 

I've simply forgot how to do this, you'll be old some day too. 

Pete 
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Re: [MBZ] Sudden acceleration

2010-02-17 Thread pm7088
Brakes will easily stall the engine, or lock it to the torque convertor's stall 
speed. Try it, you'll do no harm. As a drag racer of years gone by, you could 
easily hold the power of a duel quad hemi with manual drum brakes. 


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- Original Message - 
From: Jerry Herrman jer...@san.rr.com 
To: mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 3:19:51 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: [MBZ] Sudden acceleration 

So yesterday I heard what I believe was a public service announcement (by some 
automotive engineer, I think) on the radio saying that the least powerful 
brakes are going to easily overpower the most powerful engine.This suggests 
that applying your brakes firmly in an unexpected acceleration situation would 
prevent a catastrophe. 

I'm thinking, on the one hand, of the California Highway Patrolman whose car 
reached high speed before crashing and burning. Surely he would have applied 
his brakes fervently. And witnesses claimed they saw smoke at his wheels 
indicating he had burned out his brakes. 

On the other hand, if we're talking about my 82 240D, a case of sudden 
unexpected acceleration would merely have relieved me of the annoyance of 
having to keep my foot pressed down hard on the accelerator to keep the car at 
freeway speed. 

Whadda you guys think? 

Jerry 
1982 240D 
78 horsepower 


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Re: [MBZ] DeLorean

2010-02-16 Thread pm7088
I'm thinking they used Renault engines. 


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From: Curt Raymond curtlud...@yahoo.com 
To: Diesel List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 10:25:59 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] DeLorean 

I had a guy in class last week that could be politely described as a nut. 
He's convinced over-unity (perpetual motion) devices exist and are suppressed 
by the government. He says he knows a guy with an electric car which pulls a 
trailer containing a high voltage, high current (his words) generator that at 
highway speed Makes enough electricity to power the car and charge the 
batteries... 

Anyway 2 cases he cites to further his stories are Tucker and Delorean. Well 
until I said But Keith, the Delorean was crap. I followed with A fiberglass 
body and stainless steel cladding plus a poorly made underpowered GM V6... He 
shut up quick on that one. 

Later told us about his alien abduction. One of his coworkers was in the class 
too and says he talks about stuff like that all the time. 

-Curt 

Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 08:28:51 -0600 
From: Donald Snook dsn...@mtsqh.com 
To: 'Mercedes@okiebenz.com' Mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Subject: [MBZ] DeLorean 
Message-ID: 
a0121bfa28702c4fa69fc5d9ceb56d08a146564...@mtsqhexc2.mtsqh.com 
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii 

I 
went up to my Indy's yesterday to sign some paperwork for the sale of 
the BMW and he was working on a DeLorean. It was a customer's car. 
The guy has owned it since new, it was an '82 - which is, I think, the 
last year they made them. What a cool looking car and what a odd thing 
to see in Wichita, KS. They were really crappy cars, but very 
interesting and unique! 

Donald H. Snook 



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Re: [MBZ] DeLorean

2010-02-16 Thread pm7088
Well, I like some of them. At B/J this year there were several mid fifty's 
Chebbies that looked to be 100% stock but had in fact been upgraded with modern 
power and suspension. I'm thinking they would be wonderful drivers . 


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Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 3:45:21 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] DeLorean 

I absolutely DESPISE those customized monstrosities that get top $$ at the 
auctions. 

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Re: [MBZ] Kleb can go nationwide with this

2010-02-15 Thread pm7088
Don't buy it!~ 6.0 P'Coke is POS compared to 7.3. This one guy is bailing out. 
Want to work on the turbo, remove cab! 


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Sent: Monday, February 15, 2010 9:07:00 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: [MBZ] Kleb can go nationwide with this 

http://charleston.craigslist.org/cto/1601354458.html 

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Re: [MBZ] SWMBA drops Cleo

2010-02-15 Thread pm7088
I told my kid the same thing about her Hundi , she's driven it 160Kmi, one 
timing belt 


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Sent: Monday, February 15, 2010 2:32:27 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [ MBZ ] SWMBA drops Cleo 

I am betting the dealer will be unhappy with the deal in five years 
when the thing is worth nothing and they are still providing service 
on their dime and she still drives it until it is out of warranty. 

clay 

On Feb 15, 2010, at 9:52 AM, Michael Esh wrote: 

 pretty nice looking vehicle. 10/100,000 warranty is nice. 
 
 Mike 
 On Feb 15, 2010, at 2:26 AM, Redghost wrote: 
 
 Azera 
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] (SPAM?) Re: Hey Andrew

2010-02-11 Thread pm7088


- Original Message - 
From: Jim Cathey j...@windwireless.net 
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Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2010 10:26:16 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] (SPAM?) Re: Hey Andrew 
Snip 
I wouldn't want a CO producer inside the house. A diesel 
would be OK. 

-- Jim 
SNIP 

Say Jim, how do you heat? I'm using oil  gas for about 50% of my heat load, 
both produce CO. My heat pump produces CO somewhere else... 

Pete 
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Re: [MBZ] Off Topic - Colectomy

2010-02-09 Thread pm7088


- Original Message - 
From: Mountain Man maontin@gmail.com 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 12:01:04 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Off Topic - Colectomy 
It used to be that a 
script was not needed, but I am a terrorist these days and must try to 
prove myself otherwise, so I can buy the meds. 
My adult kids don't see a doctor, ever. 
We eat, we live, we die. That is reality. 
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alive, and you've talked your kids into it too! 

When is the grape kool aid served? 

Pete, who is damn happy to be alive 
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Re: [MBZ] Rodbender question

2010-02-05 Thread pm7088
So much for 'Numbers Matching' at a Benz Auction. 

My other car is a 1954 Nash Metropolitan, I have factory documentation on it, 
comes from British Heritage Museum. 

We are told that 'Back in the day' , the manufacturers would send out work 
crews to up date when dealers had too much of last years stock. This usually 
simply required a new identification tag riveted on and an adjustment of 
paperwork. There were lots of new Metropolitans sold 3 years after production 
stopped! 


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From: W140 w140@ juno .com 
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Sent: Friday, February 5, 2010 9:55:56 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: [ MBZ ] Rodbender question 


My Factory Crated new zero time engine arrived with a blank spot and I 
watched the dealer stamp the original serial number on it. So other than all 
the 'Factory and Dealer paperwork and Records' I fail to see how you can tell 
which engine is in the car. 
Now maybe if the engine was replaced by other than a Dealer and the engine was 
other than a Factory crated new engine would it have a different number. 
Soo , I hang on to my paperwork, altho' the Dealer and factory have the 
information on file. 
Walt Lasher 
1992 300SD/S350 
Seattle 


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Re: [MBZ] Rodbender question

2010-02-04 Thread pm7088
Bring VIN# to dealer. He can tell you the engine S/N installed at factory. 

Why would you care? Even the bad ones are good for a few weeks 


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Sent: Thursday, February 4, 2010 1:00:12 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: [MBZ] Rodbender question 

Is there a way to know if a rodbender has had the engine replaced? Is 
there a casting number or some other indicator that would indicate it 
has been done? 

Donald H Snook 
McDonald Tinker Law Firm 
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www.mtsqh.com 


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Re: [MBZ] OT : Comcast Security McAfee vs Norton

2010-02-04 Thread pm7088
My wife's older HP which runs WinXP Home was bogging down on McAfee from 
Comcast. She was upset because the hard drive was running all the time. 
I installed AVAST freeware and she is happy, I also use it on my machine and 
laptop.. No reason not to 


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From: Curt Raymond curtlud...@yahoo.com 
To: Diesel List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Sent: Thursday, February 4, 2010 2:06:34 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT : Comcast Security McAfee vs Norton 

Malwarebytes is the only spyware/malware app I've ever used that worked at all. 
I had an infestation on my laptop a couple weeks ago. It took over an hour to 
catch it but when it was done everything was back to normal. 

On the anti-virus front I've had poor luck with regular Norton, its a resource 
hog. We use Symantec Endpoint at work which works good and doesn't eat up as 
many resources. 

For my wife's office I actually paid for the professional version of AVAST! and 
we've been happy with it. 

-Curt 

Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2010 10:27:45 -0500 
From: andrew strasfogel astrasfo...@gmail.com 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT : Comcast Security McAfee vs Norton 
Message-ID: 
b8cdcef41002040727g7d33ea85ud51bf78be002c...@mail.gmail.com 
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 

I'm still getting Malware popup warnings whenever I open up my Compaq 
laptop, and whenever I browse. Is there any way to stop this annoyance 
without actually purchasing Maleware AV? If I get McAfee instead will the 
Malware bombardment cease or will it redouble its efforts? Oddly, except 
for the Malware warning popups my computer functions normally - no slowdowns 
or other problems. 



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Re: [MBZ] CR

2010-02-03 Thread pm7088
During the 60's, C/R would consistently report the 6 cylinder Ford 500 {or a 
similar POS} it's Best Buy. So much for them as being auto experts. 


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Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2010 7:30:59 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] CR 

 Interesting -- on the NPR interview they had a guy from Consumer 
 Reports, and they referred to CR as the most authoritative recommender 
 for cars or some such... 
 
Who else does what they do? 

The IIHS crash tests them but nothing else. The magazine road tests provide 
another data point but aren't particularly impartial. Look at all the 
MB/BMW/Porsche tests where the mags practically wet themselves at times. And a 
lot of their data is skewed by who is buying big display ads that month. 

Motor Trend comes to mind although I don't know anyone who even pages 
through it free at Barnes  Noble. 

RLE 
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] Wagon prices?

2010-02-03 Thread pm7088


- Original Message - 
From: Alex Chamberlain  apchamberlain @ gmail .com 
SNIP 
I suspect a majority of the cars sold this way have been purchased at 
dealer auctions in other states. Problem is, auction cars are, as a 
rule, crap; new car dealers keep good trade-ins for their used lot, 
and dump the rest. You can give them a thorough detail to make them 
look like creampuffs to the unsuspecting buyer, but they're still, 
ultimately, crap. So it's not a particularly honest nor honorable way 
to make a living. 
SNIP 


Not 100% so. 

Many dealers who are in a cash bind bring very good cars to Auction. 

Dealers also buy car from their marque at auction. 

My SIL was a very successful sale manager at a local VW dealer {quite because 
he hated the hours} . I helped him shuttle cars VW's went to and from the 
auction based on financial needs. That being said, they sent most Hondas  
Toyotas to the auction for the same reason that our wife's don't encourage us 
to read Playboy. 

Pete 
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Re: [MBZ] CL annoyances

2010-02-02 Thread pm7088
You should get a lawyer... 


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Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2010 2:57:27 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: [MBZ] CL annoyances 

Sorry for the rant. My blood pressure is up now! 


Donald H. Snook 

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[MBZ] Is it Friday Yet

2010-02-02 Thread pm7088

Do not open until Friday, would be fair to your boss for you to go home silly 
in Ground Hog Day! 

http://thereifixedit.com/ 

Pete 
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Re: [MBZ] RR of 124 combo switch

2010-02-01 Thread pm7088
Buyer Beware, the force you rap the shaft with will be transmitted to the 
steering box. May or may not be good for it. One steering box would buy a bunch 
of pullers. 


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Sent: Monday, February 1, 2010 2:05:50 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] RR of 124 combo switch 

Best way is to back the bolt out about 4 turns, then hold a drift pin 
on the bolt and whack the bolt with a BFH. 

That way after the wheel is loose, you can take out the bolt and pull 
off the wheel without any damage from whacking or from getting a 
steering wheel in your teeth. That is the method for unseating 
things on tapered shafts also, like tie rod ends. 


On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 6:19 AM, Curt Raymond curtlud...@yahoo.com wrote: 
 You didn't whack yourself in the face trying to get the wheel off? 
Its on a splined shaft after all... 
 
I just held the rim loosely with one hand and tapped the back side of 
the wheel gently with the BFH with the other hand. No face-whacking. 
:) 
 
Alex 
 
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Re: [MBZ] Back home

2010-01-29 Thread pm7088
When I had my 1st angioplasty 20 years ago, the kept me in hospital for 3 day. 
I threatened to sign my self out AMA, they released me and I drove my motorhome 
over about 400 miles on the worst roads in the country {D.C. to almost Boston} 

No real reason for you to 'feel better'. As I understand it, all you had was 
mild angina, WHICH SHOULD GO AWAY. 

I've used Plavik for as long as it's been out. It's a little spendy at 
$400+/month. It dramatically reduces the viscosity of your blood. Very small 
nicks will bleed for a long time. 


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Sent: Friday, January 29, 2010 8:23:07 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: [MBZ] Back home 

Came home yesterday, slept for 12 hours, it felt so good to be in my own bed. 

Stopped at the pharmacy on the way home, I'm on a surprisingly small number of 
drugs all things considered, I already was on a blood pressure med (HCTZ for 
those playing at home, only 25mg) to which we add a cholesterol med (Ziocor) 
and a blood thinner (I forget the name, like Plavix but newer) and nitro just 
in case I have pains again. 

The blood thinner is apparently quite an expensive drug but for reasons I don't 
really understand the first year is free. After the first year I'm going to be 
in a study testing how long folks should be on blood thinners after stents are 
put in and again the drug (or placebo) will be free. 

The pharmacy tech is a nursing student and was AMAZED when I told her I'd had 
heart surgery yesterday. You must have been in the hospital a week! It blew 
her mind (still impresses me too) that I went in on Wednesday and walked out on 
Thursday... To my wife's irritation I walked from the hospital to the parking 
lot across the street. 

My boss asked me yesterday if I feel better, the answer is no but then again I 
didn't feel bad before. Maybe after I catch up on my sleep I'll know more. 

-Curt 




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Re: [MBZ] worst of its over

2010-01-29 Thread pm7088
20 years ago Back in the day; The standard of care was as follows: 

You have chest pain, you don't die. 

You go to E.R., you don't die in 2 hours 

You are transferred to ICU, learned men come in and consult. Bitchy nurses make 
you use a bed pan. You don't die 

3 days later they perform an angioplasty, you don't die. 

Today, if you have sudden onset of angina, plan on have a cardiac procedure 
THAT DAY. Why? They don't want you to die. 


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Sent: Friday, January 29, 2010 8:37:53 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] worst of its over 

Tell you what, I'm glad for the CT, without it I never would have gotten the 
cath and without either of them we'd have never known about the blockage until 
I had a heart attack... 

-Curt 

Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 16:51:36 -0600 
From: Peter Hertzing phertz...@gmail.com 
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Subject: Re: [MBZ] worst of its over 
Message-ID: 
3a3393481001281451y5a3b8f0au3c94a18d10f73...@mail.gmail.com 
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 

I'll provide some incite. I am a hospital administrator. I work on the 
physician practice side. In our Emergency room 65% of ER visitors have a 
Cat Scan. Is it necessary - really no. It is medicine dictated by 
Lawyers. 



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[MBZ] O/T Knives

2010-01-28 Thread pm7088
I've somehow lost my favored SW pocket knife, I'm looking to replace it with 
another high quality knife. I've looked at Gerber and SW. They are now massed 
produced off shore and the quality has suffered. My test is to try to move the 
open blade side to side, I expect VERY little on better no movement. I also do 
not favor a belt hook, 

Feel free to chime in if you have a opinion. 


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[MBZ] Re worst of its over

2010-01-28 Thread pm7088
I'm not sure 'the worst is over' 
You probably need a lifestyle change. I hope your Doc sent you to Cardio Rehab. 

About 3 weeks after one of my stents, while I was on a tread mill, nurse came 
over and asked me to stop. 
Shzzam, I was back in the cat lab getting anther stent! 


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On 1/27/2010 7:50 PM, Curt Raymond wrote: 
 So its done, 3 stents in 2 different places. 
 
 If it weren't for the pain in my leg and that I get dizzy quick I'd be outta 
 here now. 
 
 Thanks for all the kind words you lot. 
 
 -Curt 
 

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