Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 08/08/2017 3:35 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: There's a Youtube video out there that claims that after the law suit that resulted in partially synthetic oils could be marketed as "synthetic", all but one of the companies stopped making/selling true synthetic oil. I believe that Herr Booth

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
Dr Booth is wrong. Well at least now days. At one point he might have been correct. Not M1 is just hydrocracked Group III oil. It's not a true group IV synthetic. You have to get amsoil or the like to get a true synthetic now. Sent from my iPhone > On Aug 8, 2017, at 2:34 PM, archer75--- via

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
Right Sent from my iPhone > On Aug 8, 2017, at 3:52 PM, Craig via Mercedes wrote: > > On Tue, 8 Aug 2017 13:35:27 -0500 "Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes" > wrote: > >> I will just stick with MB approved Maxlife at Walmart for $4 a qt > > Maxlife

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
In applications I use synthetic I have switched to the delo 15w40 at Walmart which is cheaper than M1 and most likely is the same. I believe the Delo might be MB approved. For the 112 and 113 powered cars I still use M1 0w40 with is MB approved for those applications. Sent from my iPhone >

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes
> On August 8, 2017 at 6:05 PM Randy Bennell via Mercedes > wrote: > So, based upon what you say, there may be little point in buying M1. > What dino oil is good oil? For your purposes, I think you have it figured out. Buy a liter of something, stick it in the deep

Re: [MBZ] Hard Shifting

2017-08-08 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
It does have eds but nothing needs to be reset. Just fix the vacuum leak. I did have one once that had a bad rack position sensor in the IP which caused the eds to put it in limp mode with no boost. The fix in that case is was to send another IP I had on had out to get rebuilt, which was

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes
> On August 8, 2017 at 5:17 PM Randy Bennell via Mercedes > wrote:> I wonder what difference one might see if one > were to put a gallon of > the dino oil and a gallon of the synthetic oil in a freezer for a day or > two and then pour them out. 30 years ago, it was

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
It's 722.6 approved which means it will work for anything up to the 722.6 and older. Sent from my iPhone > On Aug 8, 2017, at 3:57 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes > wrote: > > Correct. > > And it is listed as an approved fluid in the Bevo, too. > > -D > > >> On Aug 8,

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
For that matter Walmart supertec is probably fine if you want a regular non synthetic fluid. It's made by valvoline also I believe. Sent from my iPhone > On Aug 8, 2017, at 3:52 PM, Craig via Mercedes wrote: > > On Tue, 8 Aug 2017 13:35:27 -0500 "Kaleb C. Striplin via

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I have the same year truck/engine but only have 9,000 miles on it. It mostly hauls the fuel barrel to the gas station to fill for the airplane, and no ethanol fuel is now available only three miles from home. I have been using M1 with an addition of ASL Camguard to help protect it while sitting.

Re: [MBZ] Hard Shifting

2017-08-08 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
There are dozens of vacuum lines on that car. Any one of them is probably become disconnected or had the rubber connector split or something. I had to replace a couple of connectors before Craig got it. It's probably got very little boost as well since a vacuum leak will cause the wastegate to

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 08/08/2017 4:46 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes wrote: On August 8, 2017 at 5:17 PM Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote:> I wonder what difference one might see if one were to put a gallon of the dino oil and a gallon of the synthetic oil in a freezer for a day or two and

Re: [MBZ] Hard Shifting

2017-08-08 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
Those cars have EDS (Electronic Diesel Something) also‎, so no vacuum signal means the computer needs reset, or no boost.  Rick   Original Message   From: Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes Sent: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 4:50 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Reply To: Mercedes Discussion List Cc:

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
It not sure but I have seen him pop up from time to time. Sent from my iPhone > On Aug 8, 2017, at 4:07 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes > wrote: > > The name Dan Elliot seems familiar to me, Gordon. > I just think he doesn't post often. > Hey Kaleb, has Elliot been on

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
If you are using Dino oil which I do and you use factory internals, not doing extended drains, then it really doesn't matter. I used either Delvac 1300, or Walmart did have a castrol diesel oil for less than $10 per gallon I was using. Had all the same ratings etc. I did not see it last time.

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread Dan--- via Mercedes
I use the Febi stuff, too. Much cheaper than M1 and meets all the MB specs without exception. -D > On Aug 8, 2017, at 2:02 AM, Max Dillon via Mercedes > wrote: > > Correct, I spent hours digging into the official MB oil sheets, and Dex III > is the answer. One can

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Correct, I spent hours digging into the official MB oil sheets, and Dex III is the answer. One can spend more (Mobil 1, Febi, Fuchs, etc) if desired, no harm except your wallet. Personally I use the Febi fluid now, I used M1 for the first change though. -- Max Dillon Charleston SC '87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] 1990 Mercedes 300SE W126 S-Class with 92k miles $4250

2017-08-08 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Tue, 8 Aug 2017 20:16:19 -0500 "Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes" wrote: > It's nice but overpriced especially with faded paint and a big dent in > the door. > > 1990 Mercedes 300SE W126 S-Class with 92k miles >

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Tue, 8 Aug 2017 13:35:27 -0500 "Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes" wrote: > I will just stick with MB approved Maxlife at Walmart for $4 a qt It's $4.97/quart; a gallon is $17.97, but my store didn't have any. Craig ___

[MBZ] 1990 Mercedes 300SE W126 S-Class with 92k miles $4250

2017-08-08 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
It's nice but overpriced especially with faded paint and a big dent in the door. 1990 Mercedes 300SE W126 S-Class with 92k miles http://tulsa.craigslist.org/cto/d/1990-mercedes-300se-w126/6255843481.html via cPro for Craigslist iOS: http://tinyurl.com/cPro-iApp Android:

Re: [MBZ] 1990 Mercedes 300SE W126 S-Class with 92k miles $4250

2017-08-08 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Tue, 8 Aug 2017 20:16:19 -0500 "Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes" wrote: > It's nice but overpriced especially with faded paint and a big dent in > the door. > > 1990 Mercedes 300SE W126 S-Class with 92k miles >

Re: [MBZ] 1990 Mercedes 300SE W126 S-Class with 92k miles $4250

2017-08-08 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Tue, 8 Aug 2017 20:29:47 -0500 "Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes" wrote: > The ad says the paint is faded I saw that, but thought something would be visible. Craig ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread Russ Williams via Mercedes
Don DON"T DO IT. Read these two articles http://www.agcoauto.com/content/news/p2_articleid/29 http://www.agcoauto.com/content/news/p2_articleid/238 Russ W On Tue,8/8/17 12:02, Donald Snook via Mercedes wrote: Speaking of transmission fluid and servicing of them, anyone else done a

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes
> On August 8, 2017 at 9:48 PM Russ Williams via Mercedes > wrote: > > > Don DON"T DO IT. > Read these two articles > http://www.agcoauto.com/content/news/p2_articleid/29 > http://www.agcoauto.com/content/news/p2_articleid/238 Quote of the day, it's like cleaning your

Re: [MBZ] 1990 Mercedes 300SE W126 S-Class with 92k miles $4250

2017-08-08 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
The ad says the paint is faded Sent from my iPhone > On Aug 8, 2017, at 8:26 PM, Craig via Mercedes wrote: > > On Tue, 8 Aug 2017 20:16:19 -0500 "Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes" > wrote: > >> It's nice but overpriced especially with faded paint

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread Dan--- via Mercedes
FCP Euro usually has good deals on the Febi fluid. There's very little fluid in the cooler. -D > On Aug 8, 2017, at 1:52 PM, Curt Raymond wrote: > > The thing about the machine change is you don't get a filter change. I'm not > sure where the filter is in the equation,

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Tue, 8 Aug 2017 14:11:54 -0400 Dan--- via Mercedes wrote: > FCP Euro usually has good deals on the Febi fluid. Since I need it now, I'll look for Mobil1 ATF. Craig ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

[MBZ] Hard Shifting

2017-08-08 Thread Craig via Mercedes
In our '90 E300D, I have noticed the shifting varies from hard to REALLY hard. I would think this is not good for things. It doesn't bother me if I remember to have my head pushed back into the headrest, but I wonder what it is going to the flexible couplings and the other things in the

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread Dan--- via Mercedes
You can get 5 quart jugs at FLAPS for about that much, too. -D > On Aug 8, 2017, at 2:35 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes > wrote: > > I will just stick with MB approved Maxlife at Walmart for $4 a qt > > Sent from my iPhone > >> On Aug 8, 2017, at 12:38 PM, Meade

Re: [MBZ] Hard Shifting

2017-08-08 Thread Dan--- via Mercedes
This is an issue with your vacuum system. Any time you have hard shifts, you've either lost the vacuum signal or the controls that mange it are messed up. -D > On Aug 8, 2017, at 2:46 PM, Craig via Mercedes wrote: > > In our '90 E300D, I have noticed the shifting

Re: [MBZ] Hard Shifting

2017-08-08 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
You have a vacuum hose loose somewhere Sent from my iPhone > On Aug 8, 2017, at 1:46 PM, Craig via Mercedes wrote: > > In our '90 E300D, I have noticed the shifting varies from hard to REALLY > hard. I would think this is not good for things. > > It doesn't bother me

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
I will just stick with MB approved Maxlife at Walmart for $4 a qt Sent from my iPhone > On Aug 8, 2017, at 12:38 PM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes > wrote: > > So who's got the best deal on Febi 08971 these days? My '95 E300 is due > for an ATF fluid and filter change. >

Re: [MBZ] 95 E300D W124 Water in Footwell

2017-08-08 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
I had the same exact problem in my 1985 300td. After a torrential rainstorm the car basically flooded. Eventually it was diagnosed as a torn grommet for I believe the speedometer cable or some such. If not that, check the drains under the hood. In the 300td there's a drain on either side of the

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread Meade Dillon via Mercedes
So who's got the best deal on Febi 08971 these days? My '95 E300 is due for an ATF fluid and filter change. A couple months ago I caught a sale at FCP Euro, I think it was around $7 per quart or so. - Max Charleston SC On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 7:23 AM, Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes <

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
The thing about the machine change is you don't get a filter change. I'm not sure where the filter is in the equation, if its inline with the out to the cooler you'd be pumping the crud into the filter and then not changing it resulting in an increasingly dirty filter.If it were inline with the

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Agreed, Febi 08971 On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 5:17 AM Dan--- via Mercedes wrote: > I use the Febi stuff, too. Much cheaper than M1 and meets all the MB specs > without exception. > > -D > > > On Aug 8, 2017, at 2:02 AM, Max Dillon via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com>

Re: [MBZ] See How Much Horsepower A 400, 000-Mile Mercedes AMG Really Has Left

2017-08-08 Thread Meade Dillon via Mercedes
So you are going to snatch up that local E55 when it comes up on Craigs list again, right? - Max Charleston SC On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 9:15 AM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > https://jalopnik.com/see-how-much-horsepower-a-400-000-mile- >

[MBZ] See How Much Horsepower A 400, 000-Mile Mercedes AMG Really Has Left

2017-08-08 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
https://jalopnik.com/see-how-much-horsepower-a-400-000-mile-mercedes-amg-rea-1797606825 Lot of good comments --R ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] Automatic-full-opening Windows

2017-08-08 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
I rented a Subarau in the '80s IIRC that had that feature. On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 1:57 AM, Max Dillon via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Both, that is a feature. Special switch plus circuitry. Sounds like the > other switch that doesn't activate this feature is a replacement or

Re: [MBZ] 95 E300D W124 Water in Footwell

2017-08-08 Thread Larry Turner via Mercedes
The AC condensate can also drain into the footwell if the drain hoses (there are 2) become dislodged. The trick is watching when the water appears - when it's humid and AC is being used or when the car is in rain. It is easier to reseal the windshield IMO. I had my windshield replaced last

[MBZ] MB Canada apparently screwed this guy bad, for reasons unclear

2017-08-08 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
https://mbworld.org/articles/2018-amg-c63-s-cant-drive Not sure what the deal is with "regulated" but apparently it isn't. Caution bad words! --R ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
Speaking of transmission fluid and servicing of them, anyone else done a transmission flush with the machines that shops have now? I remember when they first came out there was a machine that allegedly pushed the fluid in reverse to replace it. When I worked at the dealership, we had a

Re: [MBZ] 95 E300D W124 Water in Footwell

2017-08-08 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Tue, 8 Aug 2017 12:54:37 -0400 Dan--- via Mercedes wrote: > It's definitely after torrential downpours, so I'm pretty confident > it's not the condensate drains. > > I thought the W124 had a glued on windshield, not one with a seal? I'm > almost positive that's the

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes
Donald Snook via Mercedes wrote: Speaking of transmission fluid and servicing of them, anyone else done a transmission flush with the machines that shops have now? I remember seeing pictures of a vehicle (Nissan?) that had a tranny flush done, apparently either they used the coolant flush

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread Dan--- via Mercedes
The issue that you allude to that is somewhat of an urban myth is related to severely worn transmissions that have a large amount of friction material in suspension. That is, if the transmission is reliant on the remains of the friction material in the fluid to provide some benefit to the

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes
Dan--- via Mercedes wrote: And I definitely don't prescribe to the "sealed for life" mentality. Sealed for life increases the chances of the transmission outlasting the warranty, so it's good for manufacturers, but it reduces the chances of the transmission lasting 300k mi to near zero.

Re: [MBZ] See How Much Horsepower A 400, 000-Mile Mercedes AMG Really Has Left

2017-08-08 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Impressive, most impressive. On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 8:15 AM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > https://jalopnik.com/see-how-much-horsepower-a-400-000-mile- > mercedes-amg-rea-1797606825 > > Lot of good comments > > --R > > > ___ >

Re: [MBZ] Road trip update

2017-08-08 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
Especially considering it is 4300 lbs and has a 4.4L v8. It’s a big car! Don Snook -Original Message- From: Meade Dillon [mailto:dillonm...@gmail.com] Sent: Monday, August 07, 2017 11:31 AM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] Road trip update

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread Meade Dillon via Mercedes
https://youtu.be/o690DovjDAc Here's your training video for the day... - Max Charleston SC ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] 95 E300D W124 Water in Footwell

2017-08-08 Thread Dan--- via Mercedes
It's definitely after torrential downpours, so I'm pretty confident it's not the condensate drains. I thought the W124 had a glued on windshield, not one with a seal? I'm almost positive that's the case. -D > On Aug 8, 2017, at 12:50 PM, Larry Turner via Mercedes >

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread Meade Dillon via Mercedes
I don't buy the "sealed for life" part at all. I'll bet there is a kit you can get to install a dipstick / fill tube and change the fluid. Is there a filter too? If there is no drain on the torque converter, then maybe the flush would be a good idea, but I'd check around for a reputable BMW

Re: [MBZ] 95 E300D W124 Water in Footwell

2017-08-08 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Does the 124 use a rubber seal? When they did the windshield in my '85 190D he glued it in with what looked like a cordless caulk gun. -Curt From: Larry Turner via Mercedes To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: Larry Turner Sent: Tuesday, August

Re: [MBZ] Hard Shifting

2017-08-08 Thread Karl Wittnebel via Mercedes
Research the blue ufo and associated vacuum plumbing. There is also a modulator on the tranny that can be adjusted, but fundamentally the blue ufo's job is to soften the shifts at less than full throttle (or cold) by altering the vacuum signal to the tranny, and therefore the transmission clutch

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread archer75--- via Mercedes
So did my '83 300D. Dr. Booth did a lot of research on oils of several kinds and finally concluded that Mobil 1, both for engine and transmission was the best. After using Mobil 1 for both engine and transmission for 130K miles, the transmission is still working well, and the retired Mercedes

[MBZ] Top gear rigged that Robin to roll over

2017-08-08 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes
So, the BBC is as reliable as a US network? Maybe Clarkson can land a job at Dateline now that BBC has shown him the door? http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/entertainment/news/a27897/jeremy-clarkson-admits-reliant-robin-rollovers-were-totally-rigged/ ___

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread Dan Elliott via Mercedes
I have a good friend who has been a certified mechanic for years. Works on RR and Bentley and manufactures auto parts for these brands. He has spoken very favorably about the transmission flush machines, said he has seen them bring troubled transmissions back to life. Dan E 82 300D 167kmi

Re: [MBZ] Hard Shifting

2017-08-08 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
There is a vacuum modulator on the drivers side of the tranny, slightly towards the front, IIRC. Check the tubing going to it. Again, IIRC, there is a rubber cap over the adjustment, which is a spring loaded shaft (small dia.) with a small piece of rectangular metal at right angles to the shaft

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
There's a Youtube video out there that claims that after the law suit that resulted in partially synthetic oils could be marketed as "synthetic", all but one of the companies stopped making/selling true synthetic oil. I believe that Herr Booth was correct, at the time, that M1 was far superior and

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
My only concern would be back-flushing, which might wash the crap caught by the filter back into the tranny. Perhaps they do good enough a job filtering the flushed fluid to remove it, but I would worry that the tranny and cooler would also be filtering and capturing that crap. On Tue, Aug 8,

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread Mountain Man via Mercedes
Dan E wrote: > I have a good friend... Another Dan at OkieBenz? Glad to be tin.man becuz there is another Dan here. tin.man ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes
The Blackstone info says that if you change your oil every 4000 miles it doesn't matter what oil you use. What MB says is that you must use oil that conforms to a certain MB specification if you want to run 10,000+ miles on a change. But yes, I believe that Mobil has chosen to cheapen M1

[MBZ] Sealed for life, was: An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
The tranny in the 2001 ML was "sealed for life", however MB also sold a dip stick for it, which I bought from Rusty back in the day, for when i got around to changing the fluid (never did) . . . On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 12:02 PM, Donald Snook via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Speaking

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Tue, 8 Aug 2017 13:35:27 -0500 "Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes" wrote: > I will just stick with MB approved Maxlife at Walmart for $4 a qt Maxlife is made by Valvoline. Craig ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Correct. And it is listed as an approved fluid in the Bevo, too. -D > On Aug 8, 2017, at 4:52 PM, Craig via Mercedes wrote: > > On Tue, 8 Aug 2017 13:35:27 -0500 "Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes" > wrote: > >> I will just stick with MB approved

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes
The name Dan Elliot seems familiar to me, Gordon. I just think he doesn't post often. Hey Kaleb, has Elliot been on the list as long as you've been running it? Mitch. > On August 8, 2017 at 4:40 PM Mountain Man via Mercedes > wrote: > > > Dan E wrote: > > I have a

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2017-08-08 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I used M-1 tranny fluid in it, it seemed to smooth the shifts from how they were when I got the car. On Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 9:28 PM, Craig via Mercedes wrote: > Well, transmission fluid, actually: > > What transmission fluid is suitable for a 1990 300D/2.5 Turbo? > > >