Re: [MBZ] Double Vision

2017-10-26 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Curt, 
I'm on Comcast and for some reason I always get double posts from you, only 
you, and I have the digest version of the list. I just figured you have a 
sticky keyboard :-)) 
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Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] Carbohydrate counting - was Now Fruits

2017-10-20 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Andrew, 
We had pawpaw trees in Southern WV. I ate pawpaws when I was young. I don't 
remember the early bloom as Feb would be too cold, maybe mid March. I remember 
some of the trees being 10-12 feet in height and they did tend to grow in the 
shade of large oaks or maples. Great fruit to eat and a preferred meal of 
various wildlife as well. 
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Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] Batteries

2017-10-20 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
I've used the Bosch 49 battery with both of my 617 engines (123, 116). They fit 
perfect, last a long time, and have a great warranty. The price has gone up a 
lot. My last purchase not that many years ago was only $99.00. If you have a 
116, 123, or 126, I think you'll be very satisfied with this battery. 
Just some info to add... 
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Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] Now Fruits - was BAT crack prediction

2017-10-19 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Dan, 
I love sandwiches. Hence too much bread intake. When I lay off the bread 
(behavior modification), I can loose 5 lbs in a 3-4 days. I think it also helps 
to add more water and less soda or fruit juice. To me, it's all about cutting 
out the foods that hang around (on your waist and butt). And yes Kaleb, some 
Benzes have two carbs, but I've always stuck to the injected diesels (altho' I 
did have two carb Corvairs when I was in college). 
Good luck to all in these endeavors... 
Best Wishes, 
Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] Now Fruits - was BAT crack prediction

2017-10-18 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Well, I guess at this point the only question that remains is, "which Mercedes 
model/year contains the most carbs and which the fewest?" I always thought the 
SLs looked a little fruity while the Unimogs and full size sedans must contain 
high amounts of sugars and carbs. Knowing the facts about the different models 
will let you match yourself with the car you drive. It's nice to know a lot of 
you are trying to stay healthy. Myself...breads are the weight problem. I try 
to stay away, but it's difficult. 
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Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] BAT crack prediction

2017-10-18 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Ok, I'll go $5800. This is the Price is Right show isn't it? The other list has 
become the "Is the list up?" or the MJ sponsored report list. I have an 80 
300SD, but it has a few more miles (about 420,000). 
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Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] Movie quote

2017-10-11 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Movies are ok, but I still like Janice "Ole Lord won't you buy me a Mercedes 
Benz. My friends all drive Porches, I must make amends." Or something along 
those lines. 
Clint got all the good movie lines..."do you feel lucky punk", "a man's got to 
know his limitations", etc, etc. 
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Re: [MBZ] Diesel additive

2017-10-10 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Kaleb, 
I have two old 617s (80 300SD - @425,000, 83 300D @ 360,000 miles). I've used 
Diesel Service in the white bottles from any mcparts store. It works great, 
cleans and treats fuel system, etc. 
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Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] Vegas

2017-10-03 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Randy, 
Kennedy was killed by a jealous husband. The police decided there were just too 
many suspects so they used Oswald as a patsy. It's a strange world. 
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Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] Seat Question

2017-09-21 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
I'll go back farther. My 116 has firm pad and leather. On a long trip, you 
arrived rested as you should. My 123 is good also, but the MBtxt lacks the 
firmness of the 116's leather and more firm pads. I realize there probably 
aren't in 116 owners left on the list, so I thought I'd add my comment. For its 
day the 116 300SD was a jewel and I still get a lot of looks when I take it out 
for a run. 
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Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] Window permissions problem -- Help!

2017-09-06 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
I've always found that you only need an "active user community" when you have a 
complex product or one with diverse problems/issues. Simple and relatively 
stable products don't really need user communities. As a user since the 80's, 
I've never had to consult a user community for assistance. So, stick with what 
works for you, but try not to trash everything else that might work just fine 
for others. 
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Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] Window permissions problem -- Help!

2017-09-06 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Well, you guys can complain all you want, but I've run Windows since it was an 
app on top of DOS. I've never had a problem that made me want to run to the odd 
stuff some of you guys are using. If you were only running Windows, you 
wouldn't be having these problems. I know Linux has an appeal and Macs have an 
appeal, but they are not mainstream. And mainstream allows you quick answers 
and fixes to problems. 
I wish you luck. 
Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] Computer screwup

2017-09-04 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Kaleb, 
Just some info... I've been running Norton for years. It's free with my Comcast 
internet. Norton scans files I download and tells me if they are ok. If they 
are not, Norton deletes the download. So, the file never gets executed. I've 
never had a problem with the current Norton in about 10 years and that's 
running on two PCs. I know other tools may work as well. Norton also works with 
MS Essentials loaded concurrently. 
Just some added experience info. 
Best Wishes, 
Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] big oil dying (again)

2017-06-30 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
I can't believe you guys are missing the obvious. The energy answer is the 
"flux capacitor". We can convert garbage to energyand we all know we have 
way too much garbage in this world. Or maybe the methanol out of landfills and 
convert it to synthetic diesel. Or maybe something that hasn't been thought of 
yet. I still remember when solar would be the answer, then wind, then coal 
gasification, and so on. We probably need a mix a many things, but most of all 
those things need to pay for themselves without expecting the average taxpayer 
to fund someone else's energy. Remember the company a few years back that got 
$650 million from the government and then went belly up? 
Keep looking. Similar to the X Files, the answer is out there. 
Best Wishes and a Happy and safe 4th Holiday, 
Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] Spam

2017-06-26 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Spam comes in different flavors now. I've tried some of the other flavors, 
fried as a breakfast meat to accompany eggs and toast. It is good and 
different. Not sure I'd want it as a steady diet, but for a change, it's pretty 
good. 
Just my .02. 
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Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] Never saw this before

2017-06-12 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Curley, 
I prefer Mann filters also for my old 617 diesels. However, I have used STP 
filters and was pleasantly surprised and happy with them. I find them sometimes 
at AutoZone. 
Just a suggestion. 
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Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] OT: Fantasy Loser

2017-06-06 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Has anyone considered how much more information the NSA has that they aren't 
releasing? The comment was made back during the Hillary "investigation" that 
all the FBI or congress had to do was get her emails, etc. from the NSA. They 
have everything on everyone. It's a sad commentary on our times that the NSA 
has such power to gather info. But the young woman who released something is 
the "bad person" and not the NSA. Another sad commentary on our times. 
Just some thoughts 
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Roger 
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[MBZ] Loser

2017-06-05 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
>the penalty for treason is death. 
Curley, apparently this is no longer true. Hillary is still on the loose. 
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Re: [MBZ] WAS RESTORED ** 1979 - NOW oil issues

2017-04-24 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Well, I don't plan on causing oil leaks by using synthetic in an engine that's 
not leaking while I'm waiting for the synthetic oil to reseal the leaks it 
created. I also remember that Marshall was always working on his 190 engines. 
He always used to tell me how clean his engines were inside with synthetic oil 
when he removed the head. I always told him that my 617s on dino oil did not 
require a head removal or head work, therefore, I wasn't going to pull the 
heads just to compare. 
Again, I can only state my experience with my cars while living here in the 
South. As always, your experience, needs, and results can be different. Use 
what feels right for you and your car. 
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Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] RESTORED ** 1979 MERCEDES BENZ 300SD ** BUY 4 SHOW         OR AS DAILY CAR!! $8999

2017-04-23 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Curt, 
When I got my Dodge, it was an off lease that had roughly 100,000 miles. It had 
been run with dino 10w30, forget the brand. I switched it to Valvoline Maxlife 
10w40 for engines with over 75K. Both main seals were dry and I wanted to keep 
it that way. But I was tempted at one point and put in Mobil synthetic. As I 
said, it did not turn out well, but switching back to Valvoline stopped the 
leaks. I change oil and filter on the truck and both diesels around 3-3.5K 
miles. The Escape using Mobil synthetic I change at 7500. It uses 1 to 1.5 
quarts between change, burns some I guess and leaks some from the valve covers. 
I asked the Ford dealership about running a thicker oil, but I was told the oil 
ports in the 3.0 V6 are too small to risk running a thicker oil. I think it 
uses 5w20 or 0w20, can't remember right off. 
My 83 300D has a block heater, but being in the South, I've only used it once 
or twice in 20+ years. For some reason, the 300D will start faster at colder 
temps than the 300SD even though they have basically the same 617 engine. 
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Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] RESTORED ** 1979 MERCEDES BENZ 300SD ** BUY 4 SHOW OR AS DAILY CAR!! $8999

2017-04-23 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Gee guys, don't want to start an oil war. Anyway, if I lived "up North" which I 
used to, I would not own a diesel, but that's just my choice. As to the oil, 
I've said before, my Indie put synthetic in my 1980 300SD once, it started 
leaking a lot, so I returned to him with 2 gallons of Mobil 1 Delvac 15x40 and 
he replaced the oil. Shortly thereafter, the leaking returned to the normal 
seeping. I also use Mobil 1 Delvac 15x40 in my 1983 300D. The 300SD has over 
425,000 miles and has never had the head off or any other engine work. The 300D 
has over 360,000 miles and the same applies. I also tried synthetic in my 2001 
Dodge Ram 5.9 engine truck. It started to leak out of the front and rear main 
seals. I returned it to the Valvoline Max and the seals resealed themselves in 
short order. I do run Mobil synthetic in my Ford Escape v-6 which my daughter 
gave me. It was run on synthetic for the first 100,000, so I continue to use it 
for oil changes. 
My position is that you should use the oil that makes you feel comfortable 
regardless of what anyone else uses. Your experience will be yours as mine will 
be mine. 
Good luck and best wishes, 
Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] RESTORED ** 1979 MERCEDES BENZ 300SD ** BUY 4 SHOW OR AS DAILY CAR!! $8999

2017-04-22 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Dan, most of my career was spent as a business process analyst. My background 
includes TQM, process management, ISO9000, ITIL, and Six Sigma. Then sprinkle 
in software documentation and training along with management and project 
management. Although I started out in retail operations management, that only 
lasted about 4 years. My wife has pulled me back into retail. I've enjoyed 
doing many different things and enjoyed the challenge of trying something new. 
A career, like our lives, is a journey...try to make it interesting and 
enjoyable. 
Best Wishes, 
Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] RESTORED ** 1979 MERCEDES BENZ 300SD ** BUY 4 SHOW         OR AS DAILY CAR!! $8999

2017-04-21 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Randy, it's not my maintenance, wish I could take credit. Fortunately, over the 
20 plus years of ownership, I've had two great indy shops work on both my 617s. 
And now that I'm retired, neither gets driven very much. Plus, they have always 
been southern cars (SC and GA). I'll probably sell my 83 300D this year. I have 
four vehicles and just my wife and I so mostly it's one vehicle driven at a 
time. 
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Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] RESTORED ** 1979 MERCEDES BENZ 300SD ** BUY 4 SHOW         OR AS DAILY CAR!! $8999

2017-04-21 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Kaleb, I don't know what the zundfogle engine is. Mine is just the last 617 
version put in the 116 body. It has some different vacuum functions/connections 
for the tranny, plus the glow plug relay is different. And of course it has the 
Chrysler servo. These things all changed with the 1981 126 300SD. 
It gets around 28 mpg on the highway at 70-80 mph, I have gotten 30 mpg when it 
was younger. Around town it probably only gets around 24-26. The ride is what I 
like...really built like no other car for its time period. 
Best Wishes, 
Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] RESTORED ** 1979 MERCEDES BENZ 300SD ** BUY 4 SHOW         OR AS DAILY CAR!! $8999

2017-04-21 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Dan, the air is currently disconnected because the compressor went bad. I plan 
to put it back together in the next year as it's my wife's car and she likes to 
drive it but not without the air. It's been converted to 134a and when it works 
it does cool quite well. 
Best Wishes, 
Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] RESTORED ** 1979 MERCEDES BENZ 300SD ** BUY 4 SHOW         OR AS DAILY CAR!! $8999

2017-04-21 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Floyd, it's a 617 5cyc turbo. But I doubt it will last a million. At the miles 
I put on it now, it will probably outlast me, so I don't know. 
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Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] RESTORED ** 1979 MERCEDES BENZ 300SD ** BUY 4 SHOW OR AS DAILY CAR!! $8999

2017-04-21 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Well, since I have a 1980 300SD which I've had for over 20 years and had the 
leather and pads replacedI'll chime in here. It is leather and probably 
what you can still get. The paint should last awhile, mine was repainted about 
15 years ago and still looks good, clear coat and all. Yes, he should have used 
the softer, felt/fleece look carpet, especially for up the console. This carpet 
is too harsh. As to the engine blow by and leaks, he may be using that 
wonderful synthetic oil. The old 617 turbos of that era don't tolerate 
synthetic that well and run better on dino. Yes, he's asking too much, but if 
you're interested, offer less and replace the carpet. Unlike the 126 with its 
plastic sides hiding rust and poor seat construction (they constantly rip), the 
old 116 will last forever. Mine is still going with around 425,000 miles and 
yes on dino oil. I've only replaced the tranny at around 420,000 and the 
interior as I said about 22 years ago. It still has the original exhaust, IP, 
 turbo, etc. 
Just some personal info to add. 
Best Wishes, 
Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] OT - SharkBite Plumbing Fittings

2017-04-15 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
I don't think they are as good as bundts, but then it's all a matter of 
perception. I have bundts on two vehicles and would never use hub caps. I also 
remember when all the plastic pipe came out an it was going to last 
forever...apparently forever has different meanings in advertising. 
Thought I'd combine two threads just for fun...after all it's Easter! 
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Roger 
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[MBZ] Tire Sizes

2017-04-13 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
A question for the tire specialists on the list if you would please. I have a 
1980 300SD which originally was designed for 185 70 14 tires. I've always run 
195 70 14 tires for the past 20+ years. I have the opportunity to get a set of 
new Hankook 205 75 14 tires for free or cheap. Would this size be ok? I know 
some people use 205 70 14. The brand is not an issue as I don't drive much. My 
current Michelin tires are dry rotting from age and need replaced even for 
short driving. 
Thanks for any suggestions and advice. 
Best Wishes, 
Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] (Doctor?) dragged off United AIrlines flight

2017-04-12 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Well, again, my only point is that if the airline and "police" can treat this 
man this way, then they can do it to you. I don't care what he is or did in the 
past, no one deserves to be treated that way. Now UA is saying they are going 
to pay everyone on that flight. Again, put yourself in someone else's shoes for 
a moment. You may think differently. I still think the gate personnel should 
have resolved this in the waiting area and NOT on the plane. Several people 
should be fired, both UA employees and the "police" that acted as they did. 
Haven't we seen enough police beatings in the past few years. 
Just my .02. 
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Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] (Doctor?) dragged off United AIrlines flight

2017-04-10 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Very interesting. I've never seen so many "excuses" made for an industry which 
apparently can't schedule or book flights. Each flight has a break even point 
doesn't it? So, the plane doesn't have to be booked solid in order for the 
airlines to make money. And yes, doctors are more important than other people. 
If you don't agree, the next time you have a medical emergency, contact your 
nearest airline employee for help (or MB mechanic...MB content). If 4 people 
had to leave, remove the last 4 who boarded, simple. This random stuff is 
childish. The AMA should put United on its own "no fly list". 
Just my thoughts as I dislike all airlines equally :-)) 
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Re: [MBZ] (Doctor?) dragged off United AIrlines flight

2017-04-10 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
>From what I've read, if true, he was put back on the flight. And they were 
>bumping people for their own crew members to fly. I can see a large settlement 
>lawsuit in the offing. Plus, if United doesn't fire some of their apparently 
>overly STUPID employees, then it's a sign that no one should ever fly United 
>again. Let them become an Eastern Airlines. 
Just my thoughts... 
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Re: [MBZ] Oil pressure drop

2017-03-31 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Well, I don't know about anyone listening to old time MB folks...no one listens 
to me :-)) But, I've always used Mann in my two 617s and that was when they 
were both driven daily and had 3K oil changes with Mobil Delvac 15x40 dino oil. 
A few times I needed an oil change and couldn't get a Mann, I used STP oil 
filters. I was extremely surprised as they looked just like a Mann and at the 
next change, they were loaded with dirt/soot, just like the Mann when I changed 
so they cleaned the oil too. 
So, I agree that the Mann has worked best for me, but I wouldn't necessarily 
write off other potentially good filters, especially if you change every 3K. 
Now if you want to live on the edge and go 7-10K, you might want to stick with 
Mann exclusively. 
Just my thoughts. 
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Re: [MBZ] Oil pressure drop

2017-03-30 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Over twenty years ago when I got my 617s, I tried different oils. The Mobil 
Delvac 15x40 dino did the best job of keeping a higher oil pressure when hot. 
I've tried Rotella and others without that result. I've only run dino in these 
old cars, 3K oil/filter changes and they are both happy (360,000 and over 
420,000 miles). 
Just some personnel experience to add. 
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Re: [MBZ] Oil pressure drop

2017-03-30 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
I've used the tranny fluid to lube the IP in both my 617s. As they were driven 
daily, I never noticed an engine performance improvement. I just did it to lube 
the IP to replace the sulfur lube they used to get before diesel got "clean" to 
save us all. 
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Re: [MBZ] My 87 wagon runs poorly - what to do?

2017-03-16 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Max, 
Poor a pint or quart of trans fluid in the tank and run it through. It will 
lube everything in the system. If that doesn't help, it may be time to do what 
I always recommend...see a mechanic. Or...get an older 617. I'm sure Dan could 
fix you up with one that would only take 2-3 months to get in good running 
order and all your spare time :-) 
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Re: [MBZ] HAPPY PI DAY

2017-03-14 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
You guys do remember that "Pie are round and cornbread are square". The numbers 
you assign just depend on how hungry you are and how much you want to make. 
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Re: [MBZ] The conclusion of the garbage disposal

2017-03-05 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Curt, I didn't need to look at the links and I DO understand the concept of the 
combo units and trying to save you the initial vacuum step with a regular 
vacuum cleaner. My sole points are: use a regular vac first for the big stuff 
and then pour the water outside. Or go ahead and tear up stuff using a combo 
unit and pouring the results down the garbage disposal, it's everyone's choice. 
Just trying to make a reasonable suggestion...use it or not. 
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Re: [MBZ] The conclusion of the garbage disposal

2017-03-05 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Rick, I understand that. BUT, if you use a regular vacuum first, it makes the 
job better. Mixing the two tasks lets you end up with the problem Kaleb 
experienced. I'm speaking from my wife's point of view and she's never clogged 
up our disposal in 39 years of marriage...so I assume she knows of what she 
speaks. 
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Re: [MBZ] The conclusion of the garbage disposal

2017-03-04 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
The real moral of the story is: VACUUM YOUR CARPET BEFORE YOU USE THE 
CLEANER! All that junk would have been sucked into the vacuum which is use 
to it and not clog up the disposal. My wife reminded me that you don't pour the 
dirty water down the drain when you can pour it outside. 
Just sayin' 
Glad you're ok now. 
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Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] OT garbage disposals

2017-03-02 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Kaleb, 
What are you doing with a cheap ($400) garbage disposal? Should be at least 
twice that and probably a Bosch to match the DW. I don't know if I'm just lucky 
or what but my disposal and DW are still going since 1999 when I built my 
house. And the DW is a Maytag, but I don't remember the disposal, GE maybe? 
Now to the serious side, can't you just put in some drano or some sort, after 
all, it cleans hair clogs in the other drain lines? 
Good luck and best wishes, 
Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] OT: cell foniness

2017-02-01 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
I'm not sure why there's a problem with the iPhones, maybe the newer ones. When 
I switched to CC years ago, I had two Motorola flip phones. Later when the 2 
towers went, I purchased two iPhone 3s on ebay for around $35.00 each. CC send 
me new sim cards, helped me make the switch, and get me connected. They will 
even help you with the phones features, even if you didn't purchase it from 
them. When my daughter gave me her iPhone 4, CC helped make the switch 
effortless. I don't use a lot of the phone features. I can get calls, text, 
internet/web, take pictures/movies, etc. Not sure what else I'd need or use. I 
say this having NO experience with an Android phone or knowing anyone that has 
experience with an Android phone. Like our cars (diesel or gas, new or old), 
whatever suits you and you like is what you should use. 
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Roger 
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[MBZ] OT: cell foniness

2017-02-01 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Curley, go with Consumer Cellular and you won't be sorry. Tell them I 
recommended you and I get a credit. I've had CC for over 10 years. I switched 
from Verizon. I purchased two iPhone 3s from eBay (one for me, one for my 
wife). CC send me the sim cards for free, walked me through the setup, etc. CC 
has great customer service. I just get the basic plan as I don't use cell 
phones much. I also get my AARP discount. I've now changed to an iPhone 4 
(daughter gave me her old phone) and the switch of phones was completely 
painless. Yes, they use ATT lines. I get great service everywhere I've been and 
that includes the mountains in Appalachia, except at home as I live down in a 
valley with lots of hills and trees so I only get 2 bars of service. I can 
still use it at home ok as long as I don't walk around while talking. 
Just some personal experience. 
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Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] ADMIN - Re: physix problemz

2017-01-30 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
I don't generally join the "what if" and "wishful thinking" discussion. But 
What if you could be teleported, taken apart and put back together. BUT...what 
if you have say cancer and the put back together is without the cancer cells? 
You'd be cured. I don't think time travel is good as too many negative things 
could happen, but to cure medical problems would seem an excellent cause. 
While we are thinking about possibles 
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Re: [MBZ] My 124 is idling rough (91 300D 2.5Turbo)

2017-01-30 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Larry, 
You should "vett" the shop for their competence. Years ago I was looking for a 
"closer" shop. I went into this shop and looked around, didn't like the 
organization or appearance of techs. I asked if anyone had 617 engine 
experience. The shop manager said a little and they had the manuals. Of course, 
I never went back. My too old Indies were my best. One had owned a 84 300D (I 
have a 83 300D) and the other partner had owned a 79 300SD (I have a 80 300SD). 
So, they were both excellent at maintaining them. Unfortunately, I now live too 
far away. My current Indie is pretty good, but he is more of a gasser guy than 
a diesel guy. 
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Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] Fixing floors

2017-01-25 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Kaleb, 
Just a suggestion...contact the "This Old House" gang and see if they'll come 
fix your house as a show project. I've seen them fix issues like yours on their 
shows. I had a front entry way section of a house done years ago (termite 
damage), but it was done by a professional. He did a great job and the repair 
wasn't really that obvious. 
Just a thought and you might end up on TV :-)) 
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Roger 
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[MBZ] OT but NOT political

2017-01-25 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Andrew, 
My daughter still gets mail from businesses, state, and local government about 
many things. BUT she hasn't lived at home in over 15 years while living in two 
other states. I think this 2 state voter registration issue says more about the 
states needs to verify and clean up their voter lists than anything else. 
Having questionable voter lists encourages voter fraud as much as not requiring 
a voter ID. 
Just a thought on this issue... 
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Roger 
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[MBZ] As predicted

2017-01-16 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Now Curley, really, you don't think shill bidding occurs on eBay, do you 
:-))) According to the eBay folks, they watch out for that. Well, 
apparently they don't look too close. It's especially bad in the electronics 
area. That's why I try to find something that is "buy it now" that matches my 
price point. That way I don't have to wait and I don't have to put up with the 
shill bidding. Just my thoughts... 
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Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] Best Axle Choice

2017-01-14 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Kyle, 
In the 20+ years with my old 617s, it's always been basically replace pads 
twice, on third time, replace the rotors also. Once I got 3 sets of pads, but 
that was once. Should not be expensive on the 123. The rears go a long time 
compared to the fronts (pads and rotors). As it seems with all disk brakes, the 
fronts take a beating and the rears just sit there. 
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Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] fla Q

2017-01-12 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes

>>>Wow, time to find a new wife. 

Now Kaleb, you didn't replace your wife over the rental issues so I could 
hardly replace mine over a Q meeting. She has been my trusted and faithful 
companion for over 38 years so I will definitely keep her. 
Wishing everyone the best at the meeting. 
Roger 
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[MBZ] fla Q

2017-01-12 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Manfred, 
It's a no win situation for me. If I told my wife I wanted to drive 6 hours to 
talk to guys about cars, she'd divorce me. If I told her I have to go alone 
(she wouldn't come to hear car talk), shed divorce me. So, it's just a no win 
situation. I know you guys will have fun. I'm just waiting to hear the 
resolution to all the car problems of late posted on this list. Besides, I use 
my Indie to fix my car problems. I stopped being a large scale DIYer years ago. 
Have fun and best wishes, 
Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] Alternators

2017-01-11 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Wow, I've been lucky. I've replaced one alternator in the 20 plus years I've 
owned my two old 617s. Do both cars and parts just last longer here in the 
South? I used to live up North and I know the stress all that salt can put on 
metal and parts. When I worked, I always drove my 83 300D around 100 miles a 
day and it never had starting problems unless the battery got old. I like the 
Bosch batteries now...used to install Interstates, but now only use Bosch. 
Good luck and keep warm you Northern Folks, 
Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] 64 190D

2017-01-07 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
I believe the black is just anti rust coating. My 1980 300SD has the same 
thing. Otherwise, you'd have gravel chips and dings in the paint and it would 
rust. The coating is like a tar substance and protects the bottom. At least 
that's what it is on my car. So, no, I don't think you'll get a Kaleb price on 
this car, sorry for the Kaleb reference :-)) 
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Re: [MBZ] Speaking of not starting

2016-12-26 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Gee, you guys must "pump" to hard. I have two 617s that I've had for 20 + 
years. One has had the pump replaced with the new style while the other still 
has the original white, screw down pump. I always tightened the screw pump 
carefully and tight enough to be secure and sealed. The one just plain started 
to leak fuel so it was replaced. The other is still working fine and again I've 
had the car for 20+ years so I don't know how old the pump is. Maybe you guys 
are too rough on your parts or maybe I've just been lucky :-)) 
In your write up, I didn't see where you tightened the pump, but I must assume 
that you did. Hopefully you'll get it fixed. 
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Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] HELP!! My '91 300D is Not Starting

2016-12-26 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Sorry Larry, notice I did say I was "just joking". Hope you resolve your 
problem. I've wanted a newer model but can't seem to get past all the "new 
stuff" on models beyond 1985, and diesels that require extra gizmos in order to 
work properly. 
Good luck and best wishes, 
Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] HELP!! My '91 300D is Not Starting

2016-12-26 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Larry, 
Just go ahead and drop in a new engine. By the time the guys on this list 
finish recommending parts and fixes, you'll be close to a new engine price 
:- Just joking guys, notice the smiley faces. 
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Roger 
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[MBZ] OT Windows 10 again

2016-12-22 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Randy, 
Go to support for whatever computer you have and check for any needed updates, 
especially the BIOS. There are chip instructions/features that Win10 wants that 
may not have been turned on in the original BIOS in your computer. It's good to 
keep your BIOS updated regardless. When I loaded Win10 on my two old Dell 
Vostros (200 and 220), I had to update the BIOS on the 200 in order for Win10 
to load because the original BIOS was missing a feature. After updating the 
BIOS, Win10 loaded and has run fine since back in the Summer. Just some extra 
info to consider. 
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Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] OT - Windows?

2016-12-19 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Curley, when I loaded Win10 over Win7, it kept most of my settings. So, aside 
from some small differences, it looks pretty much like Win7 on the surface. 
Now, as I said, some of the setting menus, etc. are different, but the search 
box quickly brings up whatever you're looking for so not a big problem. I think 
the shutdown, go to sleep stuff is somewhat of a carryover from Win7. I 
remember when Windows did updates and then rebooted. With both 7 and 10, it 
updates about 30%, reboots, and then completes as it reloads. I don't like this 
because it can get hung. I think the upgrade completely first and then reboot 
is the best approach. Just my thoughts... 
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Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] OT - Windows?

2016-12-19 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Well, I think I've listed this before in a previous discussion, but I've 
loaded Win10 on two old Dell Vostro Core2Duos running 4 gig of memory. They 
both are fine. I also loaded it on an HP Netbook, atom 1.6 processor and 2 gig 
of memory...it loads slow, but otherwise is ok. One of the Dells needed a BIOS 
upgrade. I liked Win 7 and I like Win10. I run the 64bit Pro version except on 
the Netbook which wants the 32bit version. You need to run through the menus 
just to see where things have been moved. It seems the children keep wanting to 
move stuff around. I have not had a problem with Win10 since I loaded it back 
in the Summer. And I have yet to find any programs that don't work. Just my 
experience, yours may vary. 
Best Wishes and Happy Holidays, 
Roger 
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[MBZ] OT Clothes irons

2016-12-17 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
If you want to say happy, I'd recommend letting SWMBO pick her own iron. 
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Re: [MBZ] Genuine MB Monovalve Inserts!!

2016-12-13 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
While on the subject of monovalves, my 83 300D has a problem of all heat all 
the time. I replaced the insert, but didn't seem to cure the problem. Could it 
be a bad vac module somewhere, bad PBU, or what? Suggestions, advice, etc. I"ve 
been tempted to just clamp the hose, but that's not a real solution. 
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Re: [MBZ] 300D Strange Noise

2016-12-13 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Dan, 
Spray some belt dressing on the old belts before you spend money replacing 
them. Also, check around for anything that could be causing a "wind noise". 
I've got two old 617s and I've never heard either make a noise like that. Also, 
is your radiator pressure OK with no possible pressure leaks? It sounds more 
like a whistle to me than a chirp, but then my hearing isn't what it used to 
be. 
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Re: [MBZ] SDL continued

2016-12-12 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
It's an SDL for goodness sake. Sell it for $500, cut your loses now, and move 
on:-))) Get yourself a good 116 and you'll be happy and won't be working on it 
continually. It seems from reading the stories on this list that the newer the 
car, the more time and parts are needed to keep it running. Or you have to 
spend all your free time polishing it to make it look presentable. My old Indie 
always told me "if it ain't broke, don't fix it...drive it and enjoy it until 
something does break, and then I'll fix it". I have two 617s (1980 300 SD with 
over 425,000 miles and a 1983 300D with over 360,000 miles) and over the 20+ 
years of ownership, I have not broke the bank on either vehicle. Drive them and 
enjoy them. 
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Re: [MBZ] OT: A joke

2016-12-08 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Ok, try this one... 
A husband and wife are on the 12th floor of a luxury hotel. They start arguing, 
throwing things, calling each other names. Suddenly the wife picks up the phone 
and calls the front desk. When the front desk staff answers, the wife says "I 
need a maintenance man to come to our room immediately." The front desk staff 
asks what is wrong. The wife explains their big argument. Well, says the front 
desk staff, why a maintenance man? The wife says her husband is threatening to 
jump out the window, but the window won't open. 
Yes, there are a lot of similar jokes to this, but it's late 
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Re: [MBZ] Excepts from Sierra Club spam

2016-12-07 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Please don't side with the Weather Channel on anything. I live within a 100 
miles of their headquarters and they can't get my weather forecast correct. So, 
please don't trust their take on climate change, global warming, or whatever 
nonsense comes up. Over 50 years ago when I was in school, the science teachers 
said the Earth was still warming because we were still coming out of the last 
ice age. Now, I'm not sure because I wasn't around during the last ice age. But 
it seems to be better that we are still warming instead of returning to another 
ice age...just saying. 
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Re: [MBZ] Fuel Filter Crush Washer

2016-11-29 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
For 20 years now, I've always used the copper washer on the secondary filter on 
both of my 617s. A few times, the filter came with an aluminum washer and it 
did NOT seal properly. I simply installed the copper washer and used my long 
box end wrench to tighten as much as I dared without risking stripping threads, 
etc. It has always worked for me. But I don't replace the secondary filter that 
often, but I replace the plastic primary more often. In my experience, the 
secondary only catches water. 
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Re: [MBZ] OT Events

2016-11-20 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
You didn't have to buy Windows. There were other flavors, some better and more 
usable. But MS gutted the price at I think $99 and took the market. I first 
used one of the early MS versions in order to use the Paint program. There were 
so many neat programs available in the mid 80s. MS later claimed to have 
"invented" them. Remember DoubleDOS (correct name?) and all the other beginning 
"multi-tasking" programs? It was a fun and interesting time and you had to 
"think" to make things work. Now we just expect it to work as a no brainer. 
Just some more "stuff" 
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Re: [MBZ] A blast of music from the past

2016-11-15 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
I spent a good bit of time in Puerto Rico in 1977. Out in the country side, not 
San Juan. It cured me of any desires for Spanish music. Although I did find the 
colorful fire stations very interesting architecture. 
Just another perspective.. 
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[MBZ] No MB: Veterans for Hillary

2016-10-29 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Mitch, 
I hope you were joking with this story about 25000 WWI vets voting for Hillary. 
I did a search and got the following. Of course if you were referring to how 
the "dearly departed" seem to still vote, then I understand. 

How many WWI vets are still around ( alive )? 


* From Yahoo Answers 


I read an article on or about Veterans Day, stating that they thought between 
30 and 40 were still alive (US), and the article asked folks to inform a 
website if they knew of a living WWI vet. Think about it, none would be less 
than 105 years old. Wish I'd saved the article. 
answers.yahoo.com 

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[MBZ] OT Mercedes battery question

2016-10-20 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Fred, 
I've always used either Interstate or the Bosch group 49 batteries. They fit 
perfect in both my 80 300SD (front tray) and the 83 300D (rear, firewall tray). 
Can you return it and try one of these two batteries? I get excellent life and 
starting power from the Bosch. 
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Re: [MBZ] 2.3 Liter 4 Cylinder?

2016-10-19 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Well, if anyone has been following the DNC etal Wikileaks emails, you'll 
understand why there will be voter fraud. In the past it was harder when there 
was a paper trail, but now with mostly computers, the fraud will be easier, 
especially where IDs etc have been ruled against by liberal judges/courts. I 
trust a lot of Americans, I just rarely trust self centered, self serving ultra 
liberals. When the Clown News Network tells people not to read the Wikileaks 
emails, but wait for CNN to tell you what they meanthat is pretty low news 
/ journalism...if you can call it that. I personally witnessed vote buying by 
the Democrat Party when I was a child. And I haven't seen a moral or ethical 
upswing in the DNC over the decades that I've been alive. Being a scientist or 
believing in statistics is no guarantee of a correct outcome. And I'd much 
rather have the facts than the truth. 
Again, just my opinion. As I've gotten older, I've seen too much to blindly 
trust too much. 
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[MBZ] The River

2016-10-16 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Curley, 
And from what I've read, the The River is still trying to go back to Texas. The 
Corp of Eng. keeps fighting it, but I imagine someday The River will win, 
especially if the New Madrid fault goes again as a big quake. Mother Nature can 
always out do any human activities. 
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Re: [MBZ] Keep a fork by the TV (Mitch Haley)

2016-10-14 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Over the years, I've noticed that the Dems think their voters are the dumbest 
in the country. They may be right. If you go back far enough, you can probably 
find a baby picture of Trump. We are voting on people today, not people 20 
years ago. 
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[MBZ] signs of the times

2016-10-14 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
I put out two yard signs for Trump and they were both stolen. There is such a 
demand for his yard signs, they are hard to get. So, since I'm retired, I now 
go on the side of US78 here in Georgia and wave my signs at passing motorist. 
I've gotten a lot of honks, waves, and thumbs up. I haven't gotten one nasty 
response. Personally, if my neighbors support Hillary, it says a lot about 
their character, integrity, and desires for the future of the USA. As I live 
out in the country, neighbor contact is not a lot anyway. If the preacher 
thinks Trump is worse than Hillary, then I'd personally stop attending his 
church. 
Just my opinion again. 
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Re: [MBZ] OT Latest track

2016-10-06 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Well, personally I'm worried about anyone or any country being able to 
"control" climate change. So, in the future, who will control rainfall, 
droughts, snow, storms, etc.? This is a slippery slope to get on. I'm content 
with "mother nature" having control. The whole issue of climate change or 
whatever name seems to be more about funneling money to companies owned by 
friends who will claim to exert some control, but never really accomplish 
anything meaningful. Just my thoughts. Hope everyone survives Mathew OK. 
Best Wishes that all stay safe, 
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Re: [MBZ] OT Trump won

2016-09-27 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Ok guys. Go ahead and get the "name calling" out of your system. I expressed my 
opinion and you have the right to yours. Don't worry, I won't lose any sleep 
tonight over name calling. As I said, vote your whomever you want and so will 
I. 
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Re: [MBZ] OT Trump won

2016-09-27 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Jon, 
Yes I did. Having spent my entire life in the business world, I've come to have 
a low opinion of greedy and dishonest people of low character. Hillary has been 
that way her entire life. People don't have to support Hillary and her evil 
ways, but some do. I don't agree with those who support her. She thinks I'm 
deplorable for supporting Trump. I can have the same opinion about her 
supporters. If you support her, that's fine. But neither of us will ever set 
down to dinner together. 
Best Wishes and support whomever you want, 
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[MBZ] OT Trump won

2016-09-27 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Max, 
According to the online AOL poll, Hillary won. This poll from a source that no 
longer allows comments on news stories because Hillary was taking a beating. 
This source run by AH, Soros' "hoe" of news sources. I don't trust any polls 
and I worry about the upcoming elections because computers are too easy to hack 
and change. I've come to realize that anyone who can support Hillary lacks 
morals, integrity, character, and several other qualities. Just my opinion. 
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Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] Should I?

2016-09-22 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
I think before anyone casts stones at the Trump Foundation, they should look 
closely at the Clinton Foundation. IF you don't see anything wrong with the 
Clinton Foundation, then please rush to your eye doctor as you are surely going 
blind. Just a suggestion 
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[MBZ] A car for poos

2016-09-21 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
No, this car is TOO NICE for any of the "bottom feeders" on this list (and that 
includes me) :-))) This car appears in TOO good a condition so what would 
anyone have to spend hours of time fixing / repairing? Pass on this one. 
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Re: [MBZ] Q for Larry

2016-09-20 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Curt, yes I know how fast the new oil turns black. I should clarify that when I 
remove the filter, it is really cruddy looking. Again, I just feel better about 
longevity with a shorter oil change. Granted, the oil may not be that worn out, 
but both the oil and the filter look really bad. 
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Re: [MBZ] Q for Larry

2016-09-20 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Well, I'll say this slightly tongue in cheek. I do know more than MB engineers 
because I would NEVER have put a Chrysler servo in an MB car. After have 
replaced that item many times in my 80 300SD, I have to wonder "what were they 
thinking"? Again, when I look at how dirty the oil is at 3K, I'm ok with the 
extra expense of a shorter change interval. And with no engine problems at 
425,000 miles, I consider it a cheap price to keep the engine internals, IP, 
etc. working ok. 
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Re: [MBZ] Q for Larry

2016-09-19 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
I would add to this that the 3K oil change is more important to a diesel than a 
gas engine. When I changed my diesels at 3K, I felt good about getting all the 
dirt and soot out of the engine. So, while it might be marketing, it was worth 
it to me. And the engines are still going strong after many years and many 
miles. 
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Re: [MBZ] Q for Larry

2016-09-19 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
I'll add my usual different opinion on oil. I've used Mobil 1 Delvac 15x40 in 
my two old 617s for around 20 years. Neither one has had the head off nor any 
engine problems. One has around 425,000 miles and the other around 360,000 
miles. I tried the other oils at first (Delo, Shell, etc.), but Delvac kept the 
oil pressure slightly higher when hot, was fine in the Winter (although I live 
in the Atlanta area, but have seen some cold), and really keeps the soot and 
dirt in circulation so it all drains out at the oil change. I always encourage 
people to use what works for them. I'm just passing on what has worked for 
years for me. And yes I used to drive a lot so I changed oil every 3K and that 
was sometimes every 1.5-2 months. 
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[MBZ] This is what meth does to one's brain

2016-08-29 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Floyd, 
There's SO MUCH wrong with the car and the adwhere do you start to comment. 
I would think that this may be a combo of crack, booze, MJ, etc. A C300? 
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Re: [MBZ] OT: How can I resize a Windows partition?

2016-08-24 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Hey Curt, 
I guess maybe I'm confusing partitions with "tracks". In my NCR days, I was 
given the task of making a "boot disk" for an NCR DMV desktop. It ran NCR DOS 
and CP/M which had its "boot tracks" as the first tracks on a 5 1/4 flex disk. 
I had to find the UCSD Pascal boot tracks on an 8 inch floppy, which were at 
the end of the disk, and convert that to the first tracks on a 5 1/4 inch flex 
so the DMV could load UCSD Pascal as well as NCR DOS and CP/M (it was a really 
versatile machine, but lost out to IBM advertising for the PC XT). 
So, I guess these weren't "partitions" in the true since but rather "tracks" 
for so many "bytes" that the PCs boot rom read in order to call the OS from the 
floppy/flex disk to load itself. Wow, this brings back a lot of old fun, and 
not so fun, memories of old days work on PCs. Maybe I am getting "old" :-)) 
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Re: [MBZ] OT: How can I resize a Windows partition?

2016-08-24 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Am I getting too old or have Window drives always had a small boot partition? 
When I worked on UCSD Pascal drives, they had a small boot partition. It was 
and still is my understanding that without the "small boot partition", the OS 
will never boot. I imagine all OSs have something they read to run certain 
tests etc. to confirm that the OS can in fact "load". 
So, am I getting old or just not understanding the issue here? 
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Re: [MBZ] Curt makes the news

2016-08-16 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Curt, 
Remember the Dallas episode where JR had drugs planted on an opponent and then 
arrested? Just a thought. I'm having trouble understanding some of the member 
opinions on this. Yes, we are free to do what we want, UNTIL it causes a 
problem for others. I have a neighbor who is a real a**hole and since I live in 
the country, I'm told you can do whatever you want in the country. My old 
civics teacher in high school many years ago summed up civic responsibility 
quite simply as, "my right to swing my arm ends where your nose begins". I 
think it's called respect for the rights and wishes of others as well as 
yourself. After all, we do all need to live in this society which means we all 
can't just "do whatever we want". Just some additional thoughts on this topic. 
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Re: [MBZ] OT: What's wrong with Mrs Clinton?

2016-08-16 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Well, after much research on the internet, the list archives, and other 
credible sources, I have come to the conclusion that Hillary suffers from the 
"devil biting her big fat rump". I watched her squirm in a chair yesterday 
while Joe Biden spoke (although a Biden speech might equate to a devil rump 
bite). I think more research should be done. I also think she should be 
evaluated by a good Dr. like Kevorkian or some of his associates. I'm certain 
Soros and the Clinton Foundation have enough funds to provide this checkup. I'm 
still trying to keep an open mind regarding her condition (so many varying 
reports in the media...not the mainstream media, but others who aren't afraid 
to speak), but at present, the devil theory seems to hold the most promise. 
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Re: [MBZ] OT: political signs

2016-08-12 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Mitch, 
I researched this on line and apparently the idea goes all the way back to 
Wilson and Roosevelt. Clinton set up a company (?) to start the phones. Maybe 
Bill was looking for a network behind the scenes for the Clinton Foundation 
collections, sort of like burner phones today. If you can't track it, you can 
hold the person accountable. I've seen many stories about these phone used for 
drug calls, etc. But I have no direct, first hand knowledge. 
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Re: [MBZ] OT: political signs

2016-08-08 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Curt, maybe you and Andrew can form a club, maybe called the Rose Colored 
Glasses club. And I'm glad to know of your father's low intelligence and your 
own personal massive intellect. Next time I have a tough decision, I'll consult 
you and then do just the opposite :-)) I only hope your sick on election day 
and can't vote. Nothing serious, maybe just diarrhea or some such to keep you 
home. 
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Re: [MBZ] OT: political signs

2016-08-08 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Curt, I hate to break it to you, but all white people aren't bigots and 
racists. I know that line fits the liberal media mold and allows so many to 
"play the race card". I vote based upon what I believe, has nothing to do with 
racism or bigotry, and I hope you do the same. Trump is merely stating that the 
average taxpayer, not having a job, not having good healthcare, etc., because 
of the state of affairs in the current USA, is pissed off. If you have a good 
job, live in a nice neighborhood, etc, then you probably aren't pissed off, but 
a lot of people don't have thata lot of people of multiple colors I might 
add. 
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Re: [MBZ] OT: political signs

2016-08-08 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
My wife reads all the hearing testimony and the released emails. From what she 
passes on to me, I can only surmise that the people who are still supporting 
Hillary have their heads so far up their butts that they are looking out 
through their ears. If the establishment wants that POS Paul Ryan more than 
Trump, then the establishment republicans need to be dumped. Ryan is a POS in 
the mold of Boehner. Hillary is just a plain liar and a crook. If women want a 
female president, then at least pick a good female. The polls again are like 
statistics, you choose the sample and you get the results you pay for, but it 
doesn't mean they are accurate. Trump needs to keep speaking plain talk, that's 
what energizes his base, not kowtowing to advisers and media types. 
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Re: [MBZ] My new internet speeds

2016-08-01 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Kaleb, 
I hate to tell you this. I live East of Atlanta in the country and I have 
Comcast (Xfinity) cable. I only keep them because of the internet speed as 
measured on Speedtest.net which is: 
download: @ 90 mbps 
upload: @ 12-13 mbps 
Now, I'm somewhat saddened because my download was running around 98 mbps and 
since the scale only goes to 100, I was wondering what would happen if I went 
over. My SIL and daughter have Windstream (phone line) and they get maybe 3 
mbps download and less than 1 mbps upload to which Windstream says they don't 
guarantee the speed they are charging you for. But they still get to charge 
you. All of these cable / internet outfits have bought the local politicians 
and state public service commissions so you have little chance of getting any 
meaningful help. 
One other thing that might help as it may be helping me. Years back when I was 
getting weak signal, Comcast installed a "signal booster" in my basement. Now a 
couple of years ago they replaced the line to my house (I live about 400 feet 
off the mainline and all cables are buried) and put a box in, but didn't take 
out the signal booster. I don't know that it helps, but it might be worth 
trying as I don't think they are that expensive. 
Best Wishes, 
Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] Time fer Merkel to move on

2016-07-26 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
No it wouldn't matter if Hillary hacked the RNC because she is too dumb to hack 
anything. You drink the DC and DNC cool aid. Again, misdirection is always used 
when you want to hide what is important. Remember the misdirection lies about 
our ambassador being killed because the mob was upset over a video? Remember 
the lies to congress about emails and servers? Remember the lies within the 
Clinton Foundation about money laundering and influence peddling? Keep drinking 
the cool aid. Keep defending the crooks. 
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Roger 
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Re: [MBZ] Time fer Merkel to move on

2016-07-26 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
I've developed my "own line" over decades. As a mature, educated person, I 
don't need someone else to tell me what to think or what my "line" should be. 
If you want to do the usual and "misdirect" and blame Russia (like the 
Wikileaks emails), then go ahead. But the US wasting money in Europe is the 
point, not Russia. Like the content of Hillary's emails and the DNC's emails is 
the real issueNOT who leaked them. But again, misdirection is the ploy used 
by liberals when facts fail them. I hope everyone thinks for themselves. If we 
agree or disagree, that's ok as long as our thoughts and views are first and 
foremost, our own. 
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Re: [MBZ] Time fer Merkel to move on

2016-07-25 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Floyd, 
I've been advocating for years that the US should close its bases in Europe and 
bring the troops and equipment home to be stationed on our Southern border. It 
would serve two purposes. First, the troops could control the illegals coming 
across the border and also help stop the drug movements. Second, all the money 
the troops spend in Europe could be spent in USA border towns helping the 
economy here not to mention the cost of the bases would be transferred to US 
soil. I totally agree with Trump on this. If Europe would need help, we could 
still be there just like in WWI and WWII. Russia is NOT the threat that it once 
was so there is NO need for the US's massive involvement and expense to 
"protect" Europe. 
Just my thoughts and others may vary. 
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Re: [MBZ] Time fer Merkel to move on

2016-07-25 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
The detonation reason is simple. He had the detonator set as a phone call. He 
received an unwanted call from a telemarketer and well, the rest is history. 
It's hard being a terrorist these days. But Merkel should go. She's putting the 
EU wishes ahead of the German people who elected her and that is just NOT right 
in any language or country. 
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Re: [MBZ] Time fer Merkel to move on

2016-07-25 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Grant, 
I think if you check you'll find there is a "shortage" of virgins everywhere in 
the world:-)) Maybe virgins should be added to the "endangered species" list? 
But are virgins a species? 
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Re: [MBZ] Sleepin in

2016-07-24 Thread rogerhga--- via Mercedes
Guys, 
My wife has been following all this stuff on the web: FBI reports, Clinton 
Foundation, DNC emails, and more. She says the news media is only covering a 
very small percentage of what's out there to read. If most taxpayers would pull 
their heads from their butts, they'd be picketing in DC to demand Hillary 
jailed for treason, the Clinton Foundation dissolved and the money given to 
reduce the national debt because of money laundering and influence peddling, 
and much more. I guess the DNC "vetted" Wasserman just as thoroughly as they 
"vetted" Obama. Unfortunately, Debbie doesn't have the money or the future 
Supreme Court Justices to hide stuff for her. We should all give a big "thank 
you" to Wikileaks otherwise there would be SO much that we would not know. 
Keep your eyes and ears open, 
Roger 
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