Re: [MBZ] B2 diagnosis

2006-02-06 Thread Loren Faeth
Thanks! this and Jim's tip about the kickdown switch are great starting places. Anybody else got trans troubleshooting ideas? When/how do you pronounce the sucker dead? At 05:32 PM 2/5/2006, you wrote: no, there are many things that could cause that. First of which would be the control

Re: [MBZ] Tranny cooler line clamps- 107 chassis

2006-02-06 Thread Marshall Booth
OK Don wrote: I've finally gotten to the point where I'm moving the tranny from the bad engine to the new engine -- In removing the steel tranny cooler lines, I found that the clamps that hold them along the oil pan seem to have been clamped around the lines. There is no evidence of a rubber

Re: [MBZ] 240 d

2006-02-06 Thread OK Don
You guys are making feel better for not buying the '70 I looked at - it wouldn't start, and he wouldn't come down in price -- -- -- On 2/5/06, Craig McCluskey [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Sun, 5 Feb 2006 15:32:59 -0500 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Craig - I owned a '68 Lotus Europa! What a

Re: [MBZ] [Fwd: Your CARFAX Vehicle History Report on VIN: [WVWCA015XDK012686]]

2006-02-06 Thread OK Don
WHAT She should be taking the 240D, and you should be looking for turbo MB to replace it! On 2/5/06, LT Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Actually, I have become convinced (after talking to her today) that she really likes her Sunbird and has no desire for anything else at this point. And I'm

Re: [MBZ] Tranny cooler line clamps- 107 chassis

2006-02-06 Thread OK Don
There was no room for any buffering material in these clamps, and they look factory. I'm going to re-form them and use some heavy plastic as a buffer - probably from a fabric softner bottle that was emptied today. The plastic shouldn't deteriorate from oil. Of course, there shouldn't BE any oil

Re: [MBZ] [Fwd: Your CARFAX Vehicle History Report on VIN: [WVWCA015XDK012686]]

2006-02-06 Thread LT Don
I concur. Megan wants her Sunbird. Debbie wants her Buick. I am growing weary of trying to convince the family they should drive a Benz. Were I on Banned, I would elaborate further. Actually, I'd NOT let Megan take the 240D to Cornell. Not quite reliable enough in extremely cold weather and she

Re: [MBZ] B2 diagnosis

2006-02-06 Thread Marshall Booth
Loren Faeth wrote: The 88 TE I bought in VA should arrive in the next few days. It was sold with a non-working trans, but was supposed to be able to move enough to drive on a transport. When the transport got there, the car didn't start. I don't know other symptoms yet. Since I am new to

Re: [MBZ] what IS the diesel noise?

2006-02-06 Thread Peter Frederick
The fuel must actually ignite after TDC, but the actual ignition timing has to be set faster -- takes a finite amount of time for the spark to actually jump the gap and from there to actually ignite the bulk of the fuel. The faster the engine is turning, the more lead time the spark must have

Re: [MBZ] Tranny cooler line clamps- 107 chassis

2006-02-06 Thread Luther Gulseth
on my SD I had a line wear through and had to replace it. I used 5/8 clear plastic tubing and cut a protector out of that. Them lines are a PITA to replace in the car..BTDT. On Sat, 04 Feb 2006 20:30:53 -0600, OK Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I've finally gotten to the point where I'm

Re: [MBZ] what IS the diesel noise?

2006-02-06 Thread Peter Frederick
Hmm. My experience is that the VW/Audi engine is MUCH noisier than the Benz engine -- my Volvo used to turn heads at idle, clanking and banging away. Currently suffering from, I think, another dead IP. The rotary pump has a large piston flying back and forth, I'd not expect it to be any

Re: [MBZ] Blowed-up engines

2006-02-06 Thread Hendrik Riessen
That don't make sense, the speedo cable goes into the gearbox and if the speedo says 100 the the rear wheel/s are doing 100. I can't see how you double wheel speed just because only one wheel is turning. Where do the extra revolutions come from to turn the rear wheel at 200? Perhaps someone

[MBZ] Ed's new 108

2006-02-06 Thread redghost
Went to see that 280SE for Ed. Nice car. Sorry you are not going to get it Ed. I am going to scrounge $1k someplace and beat you to it. Not really. she is no Gump, but a perfect car for the person who wants to do a restoration to concourse condition. Not a deal killer anywhere on the

Re: [MBZ] Blowed-up engines

2006-02-06 Thread Peter Frederick
My brother blew the crank in his '75 300D W115 -- a previous rebuilder had been somewhat overgenerous with the orange silicone sealant, and had slopped a bunch on the oil filter housing gasket. A large glob came loose and covered the oil hole in a main bearing, starving the #2 main and

Re: [MBZ] Blowed-up engines

2006-02-06 Thread Tom Hargrave
If you lock one wheel then the differential doubles the rotation of the other. Thanks, Tom Hargrave 256-656-1924 www.kegkits.com -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Hendrik Riessen Sent: Sunday, February 05, 2006 7:31 PM To: Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Blowed-up engines

2006-02-06 Thread Peter Frederick
With one wheel stationary, the differential will double the speed of the other, hence 100 mph indicated is 200 mph on the wheel. Be VERY careful of running one wheel off the ground in gear for this reason -- the actual rpm will be double what is indicated on the speedo, and it's possible to

Re: [MBZ] Ed's new 108

2006-02-06 Thread Peter Frederick
Buy the correct series 49 battery and it will fit -- same one as for the diesels. Other battery sizes will be too tall. Peter

Re: [MBZ] LT Don's battery

2006-02-06 Thread Luther Gulseth
BUY A NEW BATTERY YOU NIMWIT! I had to do this yesterday for my CD after I needed a jumpstart in town. That's the first time it had left me stranded away from home. Only $73 for a 3/8 full/prorate warranty battery made by JC for Advance Auto Parts. On Sun, 05 Feb 2006 19:25:53 -0600, LT

Re: [MBZ] B2 diagnosis

2006-02-06 Thread Luther Gulseth
Start with a Mobile 1 ATF fluid/filter change. That cured my CD which had a slipping trans until the speed was above 15-20mph. I'm a believer. Luther On Sun, 05 Feb 2006 19:30:20 -0600, Marshall Booth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Loren Faeth wrote: The 88 TE I bought in VA should arrive in

[MBZ] Stinky sheep

2006-02-06 Thread redghost
How can I get the mold spots and smell out of sheepskins? I got a set at PnP in otherwise good condition, just had spent a few days in moist condition and started to mold -- Clay Seattle Bioburner 1972 220D - Gump 1995 E300D - Cleo 1987 300SDL - POS - DOA The FSM would drive a Diesel Benz

Re: [MBZ] LT Don's battery

2006-02-06 Thread LT Don
Battery isn't too old. And it is an Interstate MegaMother, so has plenty of umph. The problem is lots of short trips (a couple of miles). Megan's trips will be just as short while in college. Takes a lot of amps to start a diesel, and more than five minutes of driving time for the alternator to

Re: [MBZ] [Fwd: Your CARFAX Vehicle History Report on VIN: [WVWCA015XDK012686]]

2006-02-06 Thread OK Don
Actually - you want her to be staying on campus - going to class, not running all over the countryside (since there's nothing to do there) -- a car that won't start in the cold could be a big plus! My son is going to be taking our 240D - where ever he ends up goin to school next year!

Re: [MBZ] Tranny cooler line clamps- 107 chassis

2006-02-06 Thread OK Don
The clear plastic tubing is a good idea - and since I won't be working on it again till next weekend, I have time to run around and get some. There is SO MUCH more room to work on everything while the engine is out of the car! On 2/5/06, Luther Gulseth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: on my SD I had a

Re: [MBZ] LT Don's battery

2006-02-06 Thread Luther Gulseth
Oh bull honkey. On Sun, 05 Feb 2006 19:53:53 -0600, LT Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Battery isn't too old. And it is an Interstate MegaMother, so has plenty of umph. The problem is lots of short trips (a couple of miles). Megan's trips will be just as short while in college. Takes a lot

Re: [MBZ] Stinky sheep

2006-02-06 Thread Zeitgeist
Probably, a good steam cleaning or upholstery cleaner will do the trick The larger question though, is why you're not paying rapt attention to the game. I have a good excuse, since I don't have a TV and really don't give a $h!t anyway. On 2/5/06, redghost [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: How can I get

Re: [MBZ] Stinky sheep

2006-02-06 Thread OK Don
What game, where, and why would you watch it even if you knew??? The larger question though, is why you're not paying rapt attention to the game. I have a good excuse, since I don't have a TV and really don't give a $h!t anyway. -- OK Don, KD5NRO Norman, OK '90 300D 243K, Rattled '87

Re: [MBZ] Truckers fight biodiesel mandate

2006-02-06 Thread Lee Levitt
David writes: That may be true, but it's hard to make that case when some engine manufacturers are telling them they won't honor fuel system warranties on engines used with biodiesel. Same deal with home heating systems. Riello USA, for instance, won't warrant a home heating burner if

Re: [MBZ] Truckers fight biodiesel mandate

2006-02-06 Thread Lee Levitt
Mitch writes: You seem to think that the price of bio stays constant while the price of dino goes up. Three years ago, bio was $1.70 while dino was $1.40, both fully taxed. One might have thought demand for bio would go through the roof when dino hit $2.50, but it's not happening.

Re: [MBZ] [Fwd: Your CARFAX Vehicle History Report on VIN: [WVWCA015XDK012686]]

2006-02-06 Thread LT Don
He is a smart kid -- show him Cornell College. On 2/6/06, OK Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Actually - you want her to be staying on campus - going to class, not running all over the countryside (since there's nothing to do there) -- a car that won't start in the cold could be a big plus! My

Re: [MBZ] LT Don's battery

2006-02-06 Thread LT Don
This ... from a guy who lives where the average temp is 60F and the average humidity is 105%. You've not seen frigid since ... well, I won't go there. On 2/6/06, Luther Gulseth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Oh bull honkey. On Sun, 05 Feb 2006 19:53:53 -0600, LT Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Re: [MBZ] Stinky sheep

2006-02-06 Thread redghost
The wife is in the bedroom screaming at the kid and the team. LOSERS! As for me, I have it as background while dealing with REAL issues. The seahags will either lose or win. Either way... it will not make Gump a better car On Sunday, February 5, 2006, at 06:05 PM, Zeitgeist wrote:

Re: [MBZ] LT Don's battery

2006-02-06 Thread Luther Gulseth
.since I was in Nebraska. On Sun, 05 Feb 2006 20:19:10 -0600, LT Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: This ... from a guy who lives where the average temp is 60F and the average humidity is 105%. You've not seen frigid since ... well, I won't go there. -- Luther KB5QHU Alma, Ark '83

Re: [MBZ] LT Don's battery

2006-02-06 Thread LT Don
Then you should know better. :-) On 2/6/06, Luther Gulseth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: .since I was in Nebraska. On Sun, 05 Feb 2006 20:19:10 -0600, LT Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: This ... from a guy who lives where the average temp is 60F and the average humidity is 105%.

Re: [MBZ] [Fwd: Your CARFAX Vehicle History Report on VIN: [WVWCA015XDK012686]]

2006-02-06 Thread OK Don
Too small, and too cold! OU and UNM are his choices right now. On 2/5/06, LT Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: He is a smart kid -- show him Cornell College. -- OK Don, KD5NRO Norman, OK '90 300D 243K, Rattled '87 300SDL 290K, Limo Lite, or blue car '81 240D 173K, Gramps, or yellow car '78 450SLC

Re: [MBZ] LT Don's battery

2006-02-06 Thread Loren Faeth
they don't have frigid in NE. There is not much of anything in Nebraska, 'cept guys wearing black jackets that say Nebraska. Back in the old days they wore RED jackets and had a kick-butt football team. Now they wear black, mourning. At 08:30 PM 2/5/2006, you wrote: .since I was in

Re: [MBZ] [Fwd: Your CARFAX Vehicle History Report on VIN: [WVWCA015XDK012686]]

2006-02-06 Thread LT Don
What's his major? Cornell and Coe (a few miles from one another) are two of the top private liberal arts places in the US. If he is math or engineering, then Iowa State. On 2/6/06, OK Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Too small, and too cold! OU and UNM are his choices right now. On 2/5/06,

Re: [MBZ] [Fwd: Your CARFAX Vehicle History Report on VIN: [WVWCA015XDK012686]]

2006-02-06 Thread OK Don
Engineering - and the price matters. UNM offers in-state tuition for neighboring states, so it's an option. On 2/5/06, LT Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: What's his major? Cornell and Coe (a few miles from one another) are two of the top private liberal arts places in the US. If he is math

Re: [MBZ] Stinky sheep

2006-02-06 Thread Zeitgeist
BLAST YOUR INCESSANT PRAGMATISM!! On 2/5/06, redghost [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The wife is in the bedroom screaming at the kid and the team. LOSERS! As for me, I have it as background while dealing with REAL issues. The seahags will either lose or win. Either way... it will not make

[MBZ] Sooper Bowl cars

2006-02-06 Thread redghost
delete key warning http://seattle.craigslist.org/car/131442596.html -- 78 280 SL $10k http://seattle.craigslist.org/car/131465213.html -- 66 250s $2500 http://seattle.craigslist.org/car/131463185.html -- POS SE $1k http://seattle.craigslist.org/car/131441198.html -- 91 TE $7k

Re: [MBZ] [Fwd: Your CARFAX Vehicle History Report on VIN:[WVWCA015XDK012686]]

2006-02-06 Thread Woodlandtaylors
Don, Interesting Megan going to Cornell currently? Small world I have a daughter attending Cornell now. Dennis T -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of LT Don Sent: Sunday, February 05, 2006 5:26 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re:

Re: [MBZ] [Fwd: Your CARFAX Vehicle History Report on VIN:[WVWCA015XDK012686]]

2006-02-06 Thread LT Don
You talking Cornell (New York) or Cornell College (Iowa)? On 2/6/06, Woodlandtaylors [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Don, Interesting Megan going to Cornell currently? Small world I have a daughter attending Cornell now. Dennis T -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [MBZ] Sooper Bowl cars

2006-02-06 Thread LT Don
How 'bout them Steelers? I am only this excited because (1) I grew up about an hour south of Pitt, down in the coal fields area of WV, (2) I remember the dynasty of the 70s, and (3) my father, a die-hard Steeler fan, might not live to see another Steelers Superbowl victory.

Re: [MBZ] Stinky sheep

2006-02-06 Thread Woodlandtaylors
Clay, Hand wash them with a VERY mild soap in cold or warm water and hang them in your garage dry slowly. Once the bulk on the water has drained take they indoors to complete the process. Then brush any loose stuff off them and they should look like new. Dennis T -Original Message-

Re: [MBZ] [Fwd: Your CARFAX Vehicle History Report onVIN:[WVWCA015XDK012686]]

2006-02-06 Thread Woodlandtaylors
Don, New York Dennis T -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of LT Don Sent: Sunday, February 05, 2006 7:29 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] [Fwd: Your CARFAX Vehicle History Report onVIN:[WVWCA015XDK012686]] You talking

Re: [MBZ] [Fwd: Your CARFAX Vehicle History Report onVIN:[WVWCA015XDK012686]]

2006-02-06 Thread LT Don
Thought so. :-) You're not the first on the list to make that assumption. On 2/6/06, Woodlandtaylors [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Don, New York Dennis T -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of LT Don Sent: Sunday, February 05, 2006 7:29

[MBZ] anybody see anything wrong with this auction?

2006-02-06 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mercedes-Benz-300-Series-1975-Mercedes-Benz-300D-Runs-Great-Nice-Green_W0QQitemZ4611004273QQcategoryZ6330QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Re: [MBZ] Sooper Bowl cars

2006-02-06 Thread Woodlandtaylors
Don, Washington in mourning right now, but I knew it would be a loong shot for them to win. The bigger problem I have a Dish and ABC is the only folks that will not supply their broadcast via my Dish watched the game thru snow infested extremely weak local signal - barely make out the ball.

Re: [MBZ] Sooper Bowl cars

2006-02-06 Thread LT Don
The WV coal miners needed this victory. Last time I was in Seattle (198x, for a USCG computer conference), I asked to be served whatever they were serving during happy hour and the waitress said she was going to get me four skins. Really freaked out an east coast boy! On 2/6/06, Woodlandtaylors

Re: [MBZ] anybody see anything wrong with this auction?

2006-02-06 Thread Robert Tara Ludwick
The lister forgot to lie about the fuel mileage? Robert Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mercedes-Benz-300-Series-1975-Mercedes-Benz-300D-Runs-Great-Nice-Green_W0QQitemZ4611004273QQcategoryZ6330QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem ___

Re: [MBZ] Sooper Bowl cars

2006-02-06 Thread Woodlandtaylors
Don, May have freaked you out but you never told us what they tasted like. Dennis T -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of LT Don Sent: Sunday, February 05, 2006 7:46 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] Sooper Bowl cars The WV

Re: [MBZ] LT Don's battery

2006-02-06 Thread Bob Rentfro
Ia a nimwit like a dimrod? Bob Rentfro - Original Message - From: Luther Gulseth [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sunday, February 05, 2006 6:57 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] LT Don's battery BUY A NEW BATTERY YOU NIMWIT! I had to do this yesterday

Re: [MBZ] Sooper Bowl cars

2006-02-06 Thread LT Don
They were good ... crunchy and dark and filled with what I hope was cheese! Actually, I knew what they were but the Chief Petty Officer who worked for me and went with me blew brew clear across the bar when the waitress turned to the kitchen and yelled, Get these guys four skins. On 2/6/06,

[MBZ] Mercedes pickup

2006-02-06 Thread Robert Tara Ludwick
Anybody need a..ur... Mercedes Pickup : http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-Ranger-Turbo-Diesel-Pickup-Truck-Ford-Ranger-4x4_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ5350QQitemZ4609444573QQrdZ1 Robert

Re: [MBZ] anybody see anything wrong with this auction?

2006-02-06 Thread Bob Rentfro
too much wood? Bob Rentfro - Original Message - From: Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sunday, February 05, 2006 8:41 PM Subject: [MBZ] anybody see anything wrong with this auction?

Re: [MBZ] Sooper Bowl cars

2006-02-06 Thread redghost
Then a hearty congratulations to you and your wonderful Father! May he live to see another bowl victory in 30 years when the seahags make it back to the super bowl On Sunday, February 5, 2006, at 07:32 PM, LT Don wrote: How 'bout them Steelers? I am only this excited because (1) I grew up

Re: [MBZ] Stinky sheep

2006-02-06 Thread redghost
Thanks Dennis, already done all that. It was at that point I found the mold marks and now want to get them out from the back side of the skin. On Sunday, February 5, 2006, at 07:34 PM, Woodlandtaylors wrote: Clay, Hand wash them with a VERY mild soap in cold or warm water and hang them

Re: [MBZ] anybody see anything wrong with this auction?

2006-02-06 Thread redghost
no hub cap? On Sunday, February 5, 2006, at 07:41 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mercedes-Benz-300-Series-1975-Mercedes- Benz-300D-Runs-Great-Nice- Green_W0QQitemZ4611004273QQcategoryZ6330QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem ___

Re: [MBZ] Sooper Bowl cars

2006-02-06 Thread Woodlandtaylors
Don, It probably brought back bad memories for the Chief -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of LT Don Sent: Sunday, February 05, 2006 7:59 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] Sooper Bowl cars They were good ... crunchy and dark

Re: [MBZ] Sooper Bowl cars

2006-02-06 Thread LT Don
Let's see -- I am 53, my father was 22, when I was born, On 2/6/06, redghost [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Then a hearty congratulations to you and your wonderful Father! May he live to see another bowl victory in 30 years when the seahags make it back to the super bowl On Sunday, February

Re: [MBZ] anybody see anything wrong with this auction?

2006-02-06 Thread LT Don
One can never have too much wood! On 2/6/06, Bob Rentfro [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: too much wood? Bob Rentfro - Original Message - From: Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sunday, February 05, 2006 8:41 PM Subject: [MBZ] anybody

Re: [MBZ] anybody see anything wrong with this auction?

2006-02-06 Thread Bob Rentfro
Words to live by. - Original Message - From: LT Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sunday, February 05, 2006 9:22 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] anybody see anything wrong with this auction? One can never have too much wood! On 2/6/06, Bob

Re: [MBZ] Stinky sheep

2006-02-06 Thread Woodlandtaylors
Clay, Went to the old Kiwi cleaning book, it did not recommend anything for you're specifically for your problem but states Bicarbonate of Soda rubbed on leather will clean and take stains out, who knows. However did notice that to clean grime from car windshields and headlights, use damp

Re: [MBZ] anybody see anything wrong with this auction?

2006-02-06 Thread redghost
The lack of a salt shaker and pull to start Took me a moment, but the wood threw me On Sunday, February 5, 2006, at 08:03 PM, Bob Rentfro wrote: too much wood? Bob Rentfro - Original Message - From: Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent:

[MBZ] MIME.

2006-02-06 Thread Mnetzky1
I haven't checked my MB digest for at least a month. Upon reading today, every digest only says: [This e-mail contains a MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) file. The file was specially formatted to be sent over the Internet. For more information on opening the attached file, go to

Re: [MBZ] Stinky sheep

2006-02-06 Thread redghost
Great Now the neighbors will really think poorly of me when I tell the wife I am out teabagging Gump On Sunday, February 5, 2006, at 08:32 PM, Woodlandtaylors wrote: Clay, Went to the old Kiwi cleaning book, it did not recommend anything for you're specifically for your problem but

Re: [MBZ] Stinky sheep

2006-02-06 Thread OK Don
I've used a weak copper sulfate solution following Windex to remove mold from leather camera body coverings (Contax, etc.), and it never came back - OK, it's only been 10 years, but --- -- OK Don, KD5NRO Norman, OK '90 300D 243K, Rattled '87 300SDL 290K, Limo Lite, or blue car '81 240D 173K,

Re: [MBZ] Stinky sheep

2006-02-06 Thread B Dike
Seahawks won the game handily but the officials awarded it to the Steelers to make sure the Bettis story had a warm fuzzy ending. redghost [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The wife is in the bedroom screaming at the kid and the team. LOSERS! As for me, I have it as background while dealing with

Re: [MBZ] Stinky sheep

2006-02-06 Thread redghost
Will give that a try. It is only visible from the underside, so would be one of those items lurking in my mind, not that a person sitting on the thing would know On Sunday, February 5, 2006, at 08:38 PM, OK Don wrote: I've used a weak copper sulfate solution following Windex to remove mold

Re: [MBZ] new addition

2006-02-06 Thread Alex Chamberlain
1) For beginning maintenance issues - oil, air, ATF, fuel filters and fluids; diff fluid. Glow plugs are good. What else am I forgetting? Good thing the glow plugs are good... changing them is an all-day job. Wait, this is a 602, right? Are they as well-hidden as on a 603? Anyone? You

Re: [MBZ] Stinky sheep

2006-02-06 Thread B Dike
Copper sulfate is extremely toxic and is readily absorbed through the skin. Exposure to copper sulfate can cause liver disease, anemia, and other debilitating problems. I would use something else. Bruce redghost [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Will give that a try. It is only visible from

Re: [MBZ] Stinky sheep

2006-02-06 Thread Alex Chamberlain
Clay can just put on that radiation suit he wears in Olympia to keep from getting hippie cooties and he'll be fine. Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo On 2/5/06, B Dike [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Copper sulfate is extremely toxic and is readily absorbed through the skin. Exposure to copper

Re: [MBZ] Light bulbs: I should know this but...

2006-02-06 Thread Jim Cathey
climate control box only has 4 sockets. Where does the fifth bulb go? Socket on wall of heater box for the fiber optics? -- Jim

Re: [MBZ] Blowed-up engines

2006-02-06 Thread David Brodbeck
Hendrik Riessen wrote: That don't make sense, the speedo cable goes into the gearbox and if the speedo says 100 the the rear wheel/s are doing 100. I can't see how you double wheel speed just because only one wheel is turning. Where do the extra revolutions come from to turn the rear wheel at

Re: [MBZ] Sooper Bowl cars

2006-02-06 Thread Alex Chamberlain
On 2/5/06, redghost [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://seattle.craigslist.org/car/131032590.html -- 74 Rolls $30k Can I be Kaleb on this one? Obviously on crack, I've seen Silver Shadow 1's and even 2's go for $10K in good shape. That one's riding low, obviously problems with the hydraulic

Re: [MBZ] Stinky sheep

2006-02-06 Thread Loren Faeth
According the the organic gestapo Copper sulfate is not organic and can't be used on food. At 11:39 PM 2/5/2006, you wrote: Will give that a try. It is only visible from the underside, so would be one of those items lurking in my mind, not that a person sitting on the thing would know On

Re: [MBZ] Stinky sheep

2006-02-06 Thread Jim Cathey
According the the organic gestapo Copper sulfate is not organic and can't be used on food. OK, so if you spill your Pixie Stix on so-treated sheepskins you've got to remember not to try to suck it out of them. Got it. I really don't see it as an issue, you'd never use the stuff on the wooly

[MBZ] 116 300SD axle

2006-02-06 Thread Bob DuPuy
Well it looks like my new to me 1980 300SD needs a new right side axle. By the looks of the boots someone has been here before. Is the consensus still to look for a decent used set because rebuilds don't hold up? What vehicles would make suitable donors? Bob DuPuy

Re: [MBZ] Blowed-up engines

2006-02-06 Thread John Berryman
On Sunday, February 5, 2006, at 08:31 PM, Peter Frederick wrote: My brother blew the crank in his '75 300D W115 -- a previous rebuilder had been somewhat overgenerous with the orange silicone sealant, and had slopped a bunch on the oil filter housing gasket. A large glob came loose and

Re: [MBZ] LT Don's battery

2006-02-06 Thread John Berryman
On Sunday, February 5, 2006, at 08:53 PM, LT Don wrote: The problem is lots of short trips (a couple of miles). Megan's trips will be just as short while in college. Hogwash. You have some kind of problem if your car lets you down above 0 F. Do you stop and restart your engine more than

Re: [MBZ] LT Don's battery

2006-02-06 Thread LT Don
I do some days. Or at least it seems that way. On 2/6/06, John Berryman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Do you stop and restart your engine more than 20 times a day? -- 1977 240D 1983 VW Quantum turbo diesel 5-speed 1972 Honda CB-500K motorcycle http://www.airamericaradio.com/listen

Re: [MBZ] OT - UK metric?

2006-02-06 Thread Potter, Tom E
You mean they HAVE engineers. If I were an engineer at GM, Ford or Chrysler, I would not let anyone know just because of the shame. I just discovered another engineering problem with the Ford trucks: the headlight switch connector melts. I say this is an engineering problem because I have it on

Re: [MBZ] new addition

2006-02-06 Thread Sunil Hari
When I drove it yesterday, it was scary fast compared to my 123. Very low noise level + good stereo = 90 MPH by accident. Can I use 123 fuel and air filters in a 124? On 2/6/06, Alex Chamberlain [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 1) For beginning maintenance issues - oil, air, ATF, fuel filters

Re: [MBZ] OT - UK metric?

2006-02-06 Thread Potter, Tom E
I think so. I think they produce the small Lister engines. The one I worked on was OLD. I think it may have been manufactured in the '50s. It was a straight eight cylinder with cylinder bores about 8-inches in diameter. There were four of them driving generators on a banana boat (literally). The

Re: [MBZ] LT Don's battery

2006-02-06 Thread John Berryman
On Monday, February 6, 2006, at 08:37 AM, LT Don wrote: I do some days. Or at least it seems that way. Be honest now. Count the stops. You know where you go, daily. I do over 20 starts and stops a day when working on disaster inspections. Car starts every time. Sometimes i just move 2-3

[MBZ] best service manual for 124 cars

2006-02-06 Thread Sunil Hari
I'm looking for a service manual for my 124 car - what's the best one to get, and where can you get it? Is there something similar to the w123 skinnerbox page for w124 cars? Lastly, how's the Bentley manual for these cars? Is it on the level of a Haynes manual or an MB manual? thanks again.

Re: [MBZ] new addition

2006-02-06 Thread l02turner
Hi Sunil, Congratulations! I've been searching for one of those for a few months - they're amazing cars IMHO - haven;t owned one but all the owners I;ve known have raved about them! While I'm crazy about my W123 240D, I;d like a newer diesel and a early 90s 300D 2.5 looks perfect! I

Re: [MBZ] new addition

2006-02-06 Thread OK Don
There are different part numbers on Rusty's site for 123 and 124 fuel and oil filters - so I'm guessing that no is the answer -- . Can I use 123 fuel and air filters in a 124? -- OK Don, KD5NRO Norman, OK '90 300D 243K, Rattled '87 300SDL 290K, Limo Lite, or blue car '81 240D 173K, Gramps, or

Re: [MBZ] new addition

2006-02-06 Thread OK Don
Yup, sure is a sweet car! Glad I made the trip, and didn't leave without it! On 2/6/06, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I hesitated and missed out on Don Snook's 2.5 - maybe next time I'll react a little quicker. Plus the distance and some other problems complicated the sale.

Re: [MBZ] LT Don's battery

2006-02-06 Thread LT Don
John: I think we are losing site of the issue. The ONLY time I have trouble with starting the car is when it is really really cold, single digit temps or lower. On 2/6/06, John Berryman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Monday, February 6, 2006, at 08:37 AM, LT Don wrote: I do some days. Or at

Re: [MBZ] anybody see anything wrong with this auction?

2006-02-06 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin
yea, OK, thats one thing I suppose. Robert Tara Ludwick wrote: The lister forgot to lie about the fuel mileage? Robert Kaleb C. Striplin wrote:

Re: [MBZ] anybody see anything wrong with this auction?

2006-02-06 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin
the auction, not the car redghost wrote: no hub cap? On Sunday, February 5, 2006, at 07:41 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mercedes-Benz-300-Series-1975-Mercedes- Benz-300D-Runs-Great-Nice- Green_W0QQitemZ4611004273QQcategoryZ6330QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Re: [MBZ] Tranny cooler line clamps- 107 chassis

2006-02-06 Thread dieselbenz24
I have discovered a leak in my cooler line this past weekend. It is the one on the passenger side. This looks pretty straight forward just removing the brackets and connect the end tranny and the other to the radiator, am I missing something tricky about this job ? For the frequency of this

Re: [MBZ] Truckers fight biodiesel mandate

2006-02-06 Thread Andrew Cunningham
You can buy a biodiesel pump by Webster pump from www.patriot-supply.com Caal 1-866-321-4822 and ask for Steve Boyle This eliminates the fire risk and pump damage that biodiesel can do to normal pumps. No relationship with company/person. Got the contact information from altfuelfurnace on

Re: [MBZ] best service manual for 124 cars

2006-02-06 Thread John Berryman
On Monday, February 6, 2006, at 08:58 AM, Sunil Hari wrote: Lastly, how's the Bentley manual for these cars? Is it on the level of a Haynes manual or an MB manual? thanks again. -- Sunil Hari If you can swing it get the factory paper manuals and the CDs. I don't know about Bentley but

Re: [MBZ] Light bulbs: I should know this but...

2006-02-06 Thread andrew strasfogel
The temperature wheel? On 2/6/06, Jim Cathey [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: climate control box only has 4 sockets. Where does the fifth bulb go? Socket on wall of heater box for the fiber optics? -- Jim ___ http://www.striplin.net For new parts see

Re: [MBZ] LT Don's battery

2006-02-06 Thread andrew strasfogel
Don, I forget - do you have a block heater? On 2/6/06, LT Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: John: I think we are losing site of the issue. The ONLY time I have trouble with starting the car is when it is really really cold, single digit temps or lower. On 2/6/06, John Berryman [EMAIL

Re: [MBZ] Truckers fight biodiesel mandate

2006-02-06 Thread dave walton
How do you come up with $1.75 given the current spot price of Refined Soy Oil? Futures are even worse. -Dave Walton On 2/5/06, Lee Levitt [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Mitch writes: You seem to think that the price of bio stays constant while the price of dino goes up. Three years ago, bio

Re: [MBZ] LT Don's battery

2006-02-06 Thread John Berryman
On Monday, February 6, 2006, at 09:42 AM, LT Don wrote: John: I think we are losing site of the issue. The ONLY time I have trouble with starting the car is when it is really really cold, single digit temps or lower. Good. Why the cold start problems? Do I need to post the cold start

[MBZ] RIP: Peter A. Heimuller 02/03/2005

2006-02-06 Thread Mathieu J . Cama
For those that knew him, my father, Peter Heimuller, passed to the Maker on Friday. He was diagnosed with cancer in May and fought hard to beat it. In the last two weeks it became apparent that he was going to lose the fight and was being called home. His passing was calm and peaceful and

[MBZ] this Coupe looks gay

2006-02-06 Thread Luther Gulseth
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=4611032131 spoiler on a diesel? Geeze -- Luther KB5QHU Alma, Ark '83 300SD (231,xxx kmi) '82 300CD (158,222 kmi) '90 300E '82 300D (parts or run?)

[MBZ] hello???

2006-02-06 Thread Luther Gulseth
anybody out there -- Luther KB5QHU Alma, Ark '83 300SD (231,xxx kmi) '82 300CD (158,222 kmi) '90 300E '82 300D (parts or run?)

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