Re: [MBZ] OkieQ 2006, ****UPDATE***

2006-03-03 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin
Dont know, have not heard from him yet. LT Don wrote: Marshall is going to be attending? On 3/2/06, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: because the guest of honor is needing to purchase airline tickets. -- 1977 240D 1983 VW Quantum turbo diesel 5-speed 1972 Honda CB-500K

Re: [MBZ] OkieQ 2006, ****UPDATE***

2006-03-03 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin
We are going to sacrafice a calf to the great Rusty!! Hope we dont burn down the trailer park :) Rusty Cullens wrote: No, ME. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of LT Don Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2006 10:57 AM To: Mercedes Discussion

Re: [MBZ] Fuel Prices

2006-03-03 Thread John W. Reames III
I'd buy BioD exclusively, even at a higher cost, if I didn't have to drive 20-25 miles off of my commute (97mi each way) to get the stuff, especially when there's a diesel pump ~50 feet off of my commute... (I'd put up with 2-3 miles out of the way, but I pass at least 3 fuel stations with

Re: [MBZ] Fuel Prices

2006-03-03 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin
We are getting screwed. Brian Chase wrote: I'm sure this has been covered before, so bear with me, but does anyone think that diesel will go back to being cheaper than gas? Or are we doomed to pay more from now on? Has there been some special tax applied to diesel? Why is it so much more

Re: [MBZ] W123 power steering filter

2006-03-03 Thread John W. Reames III
On Thu, 2 Mar 2006, John Berryman wrote: lots of holes, when you move the fluid out of the way. Leave some breathing room when you fill it. There is no fill line, I leave an inch or so space. The fill line is the points of the triangles on the side of the plastic spindle inside the

Re: [MBZ] Fuel Prices

2006-03-03 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin
There is a bid difference between record profits and profit MARGINS. The profits can be record but the margins stay the same. Luther Gulseth wrote: More BioD or Ethanol production will not lower prices. The powers that be know that the market can handle the price it's currently at, they're

Re: [MBZ] Fuel Prices

2006-03-03 Thread Bob Rentfro
I believe the screwing will continue Bob Rentfro '77 300D 149K Litchfield Park, AZ - Original Message - From: Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2006 5:07 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Fuel Prices We are getting

Re: [MBZ] Headlight Troubles

2006-03-03 Thread John W. Reames III
On Thu, 2 Mar 2006, Loren Faeth wrote: Yeah, but Marshall never told you to replace the fuses for that side. So I will Before your pistons melt :):) -j.

Re: [MBZ] Fuel Prices

2006-03-03 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin
BT, WRONG Curt Raymond wrote: Short term answer to a long term problem. If you want to see a long term solution tell your elected officials to impose a $1 across the board fuel tax. That'll get people interested in improving fleet economy NOW. It'll also create renewed interest in mass

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-03 Thread Curt Raymond
How much did you pay for it? It sounds like the deal of the year for sure. Bet you can make a tidy profit on that one. -Curt Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2006 15:37:14 -0800 From: Jim Cathey [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [MBZ] Door seals

2006-03-03 Thread Jeff Zedic
Marshall, I'd hate to start an avalanche of work for you, but I'd like to see the relevant data for the W124. My driver's door has an annopying wind noise and I was just going to replace the seal. Thanks! Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300 TD

Re: [MBZ] Fuel Prices

2006-03-03 Thread Mitch Haley
Levi Smith wrote: Anyone have any idea why HHO is getting to be more expensive than diesel? (since as far as I'm aware, HHO is either the same, or LESS refined than diesel...) Delivery has something to do with it. I can recall about 20 years ago when we were doing good to get Farm Bureau to

Re: [MBZ] OkieQ 2006

2006-03-03 Thread Curt Raymond
Yeah it would be. Consider it one long Italian tuneup. :) Marshall says that a car always runs better after a long highway trip, we'd be talking what 5-6000 miles roundtrip? Tell you what, you come out and I'll change the oil for free while you're here. -Curt Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2006

Re: [MBZ] OkieQ 2006

2006-03-03 Thread Bob Rentfro
Sweet! - Original Message - From: Curt Raymond [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2006 5:21 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] OkieQ 2006 Yeah it would be. Consider it one long Italian tuneup. :) Marshall says that a car always runs better after a long highway

Re: [MBZ] I found an 82 300CD

2006-03-03 Thread David Brodbeck
ernest breakfield wrote: why would someone *not* fix the AC? Probably because Portland's climate is (I think) a lot like Seattle's, which means you might only really want A/C for two or three weeks out of the year. Not worth the cost, especially when it's just going to die again of

Re: [MBZ] Door seals

2006-03-03 Thread David Brodbeck
Jim Cathey wrote: I use strips of bicycle inner tube to shim out rubber gasketing. A dab of weatherstrip glue holds it in place. Rope caulk from the hardware store works pretty well, too. Comes with its own glue built in. ;)

Re: [MBZ] Fuel Prices

2006-03-03 Thread David Brodbeck
Loren Faeth wrote: If you want lower fuel prices and are a resident of the US, write or call your senators and representatives and demand relaxation of regulations against drilling and refining. In particular, ask them to grow a spine and allow drilling in the arctic tundra. Hmm. Would

Re: [MBZ] Fuel Prices

2006-03-03 Thread Jim Cathey
(Westminster, MD) but the place only likes to sell minimum 40 gallons... which would take a bit of work to fit in one of our vehicles :) Not my latest 240D acquisition! -- Jim

Re: [MBZ] Door seals

2006-03-03 Thread Bill Gallagher
My driver's door has a wind noise just in real cold weather like 20F and below.. years ago the MB dealer told me it needs a new door-cost $2,000.00 Went on a cruise instead Reading the threads, seems like the upper door hinge just needs to be move about a 1/8 inch or less to

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-03 Thread Jim Cathey
How much did you pay for it? $500. Cost me $100 to go get it. It sounds like the deal of the year for sure. That remains to be seen! Bet you can make a tidy profit on that one. That was the plan. If it doesn't work out, I won't do it again. I dumped out the fuel filters and blew

Re: [MBZ] SWMBO translation (was: sort of MB related)

2006-03-03 Thread OK Don
No --- Any thoughts on this subject? -- 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 67K, brown car '97 Ply Grand Voyager 78K Van Go

Re: [MBZ] Door seals

2006-03-03 Thread Jim Cathey
Reading the threads, seems like the upper door hinge just needs to be move about a 1/8 inch or less to cure the problem ... but that does not seem to be a easy job to control the movement any suggestions ? It's not. What I've done is to just barely loosen the hinge bolts and then

Re: [MBZ] Door seals

2006-03-03 Thread David Brodbeck
Jim Cathey wrote: Reading the threads, seems like the upper door hinge just needs to be move about a 1/8 inch or less to cure the problem ... but that does not seem to be a easy job to control the movement any suggestions ? It's not. What I've done is to just barely loosen

Re: [MBZ] Grafting used front end parts from '78 to '84 W123

2006-03-03 Thread Zeitgeist
Y'up, I suspected the draglink and/or tierods, but they appear to be reasonably tight. I do like the idea of having someone turn the wheel while I'm down there to see what's flexing the most. The engine mounts are shot on this thing too... On 3/1/06, Kevin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Have you

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-03 Thread Kevin
On Thu, Mar 02, 2006 at 05:04:36PM -0800, Jim Cathey wrote: I dumped out the fuel filters and blew through them, they passed air freely. I blew into the fuel feed line back to the tank with compressed air, so that should have cleared (if only temporarily) the tank screen. I and the driveway

Re: [MBZ] MY CAR (and what is going on with Mobil 1)

2006-03-03 Thread Christopher McCann
My Indy (who uses all M1 products) INSISTS that TSUV/delvac 1/turbo diesel truck is too thin for my car in MO, even in winter since it does not get THAT cold. Is he just nuts? ON THE OTHER HAND, is M1 15W-50 TOO THICK to use in Western Missouri winter, wearing out my engine further at

Re: [MBZ] W126 shifting right or wrong or can I not count?

2006-03-03 Thread Christopher McCann
thanks Marshall. Will verify that my tranny is 722.1 or 722.3 Chris Marshall Booth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Christopher McCann wrote: 1. When I start from a stop at normal speed or slowly, I only count three gears - i.e. - seems to start in second. 2. When I floor it from a dead stop,

Re: [MBZ] MY CAR (and what is going on with Mobil 1)

2006-03-03 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin
I was just at walmart and the truck and SUV in the 5qt jugs is 5W30 or something like that, wtf? Christopher McCann wrote: My Indy (who uses all M1 products) INSISTS that TSUV/delvac 1/turbo diesel truck is too thin for my car in MO, even in winter since it does not get THAT cold. Is he

Re: [MBZ] online tire dealers

2006-03-03 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin
I just ordered 4 of those kumho 795's, the 70k mile tires. Hope they are good. dave walton wrote: I've checked http://www.1010tires.com/ , but TireRack is always cheaper. -Dave Walton 94S350, 99E300 On 3/2/06, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Any other source for cheap tires

Re: [MBZ] Door Hinge Grease Application

2006-03-03 Thread Jim Cathey
OK, apologize in advance for the stupid questions, but where do you lubricate on the hinges? Is there a zerk or just a tight spot? No zerk, just a little round pit in the hinge that the point of the special gun presses into. Unless you're talking about a 201, where I don't see a grease

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-03 Thread Jim Cathey
I should mention that it takes well over a second to rev up to redline with no load. -- Jim

[MBZ] Another good thing about Bolton Landing NY

2006-03-03 Thread John Berryman
AP Press Report: Nationwide, the admission rate for treatment of methamphetamine or amphetamine abuse rose from 28,000 in 1993 to nearly 136,000 patients in 2003, the report said. The review analyzed data on the approximately 1.8 million patients admitted each year for substance

Re: [MBZ] MY CAR (and what is going on with Mobil 1)

2006-03-03 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin
well I said screw it and bought all the delvac 1300 4 qt jugs they had on the shelf for 7.90 each. I dont need not high dollar synthetic, do it? Christopher McCann wrote: Kaleb, read the first messages all the way at the bottom of my post and you will see that we hae this thread about

Re: [MBZ] 123 Power Steering Filter

2006-03-03 Thread LT Don
Send me your mailing address offline and what I pulled out can be yours for free. You seem to be the sort of individual who enjoys holding relics in your hand and pondering the whys of engineering. On 3/2/06, John Berryman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Mar 2, 2006, at 5:47 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-03 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 2, 2006, at 8:50 PM, Jim Cathey wrote: I neglected to mention that I tried to check chain stretch, but I'm not sure I did it right. I got a figure greater than 20 degrees. The hand pump, when unscrewed, leaks a lot. -- Jim If you rotated the engine watching the cam mark come

Re: [MBZ] MY CAR (and what is going on with Mobil 1)

2006-03-03 Thread Dave M.
Yes, your indy is nuts. The 5W-40 weight is basically identical to Delvac-1, arguable the best diesel synthetic on the market, period. However, 15W-50 is not too thick, and if that makes you both happier, it would be a fine second choice. There is also a new 10W-40 variety that might be a good

[MBZ] what a shame

2006-03-03 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin
Think Im going to bid on it, bet it would be a mother to load on a trailer. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mercedes-Benz-300-Series-73-Mercedes-Benz-300SEL-4-5L_W0QQitemZ4617675409QQcategoryZ6330QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem -- Kaleb C. Striplin/Claremore, OK 90 420SEL, 89 560SEL, 87 300SDL, 85 380SE,

Re: [MBZ] Door seals

2006-03-03 Thread Marshall Booth
David Brodbeck wrote: Also, scribe around the hinge plate before you start, so if you make things worse you have a baseline to go back to. (And you probably *will* make things worse, the first time you try it.) VERY good suggestion!! Marshall -- Marshall Booth (who doesn't

Re: [MBZ] 123 Power Steering Filter

2006-03-03 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 2, 2006, at 9:07 PM, LT Don wrote: Send me your mailing address offline and what I pulled out can be yours for free. You seem to be the sort of individual who enjoys holding relics in your hand and pondering the whys of engineering. Take some digi-pics and post them here. I

Re: [MBZ] what a shame

2006-03-03 Thread Jim Cathey
Think Im going to bid on it, bet it would be a mother to load on a trailer. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mercedes-Benz-300-Series-73-Mercedes- Benz-300SEL-4- 5L_W0QQitemZ4617675409QQcategoryZ6330QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem Leave engine running, he says it pumps up. That was a shame, indeed. --

[MBZ] Optima 34 Red Top?

2006-03-03 Thread David Johnson
Dear Listers, I forgot to turn off the headlights today for 4 hours, and my Interstate is dead. Is Optima 34 Red top the right choice for my 83 300DT? Or is it the 34R or some other new option? Thanks. David __ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam?

Re: [MBZ] MY CAR (and what is going on with Mobil 1)

2006-03-03 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 2, 2006, at 9:08 PM, Dave M. wrote: For everyone else, yeah, Delvac-1 would be preferable, the deterrent there is cost, and it can be hard to find locally. Yeah, I know you can buy it via the internet, but with SH costs it ends up being close to $30 per gallon (or $37.50 for 5 quarts,

Re: [MBZ] Door seals

2006-03-03 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 2, 2006, at 9:11 PM, Marshall Booth wrote: VERY good suggestion!! Marshall -- Better idea: Use a Sharpie and wash it off with alkihol and a Q-Tip. Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] MY CAR (and what is going on with Mobil 1)

2006-03-03 Thread Christopher McCann
prolly splitting hairs then...never stopped me before. I have a ton-o-15W50 at home (like several years supply) so since the difference isn't huge, I'll just worry about this when that supply dries up. Thanks! Chris Dave M. [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Yes, your indy is nuts. The 5W-40

Re: [MBZ] MY CAR (and what is going on with Mobil 1)

2006-03-03 Thread Christopher McCann
i usually plug in when it gets even remotely cold, just to make life nicer for the engine...so prolly doing OK. It does NOT get that cold here. Chris John Berryman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Mar 2, 2006, at 8:29 PM, Christopher McCann wrote: My Indy (who uses all M1 products) INSISTS

Re: [MBZ] Door Hinge Grease Application

2006-03-03 Thread Christopher McCann
no, 124 and 126...where do you find 3 oz grease cans to screw on it...or doesn;t it owrk like that...and what kind of grease? Chris Jim Cathey [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: OK, apologize in advance for the stupid questions, but where do you lubricate on the hinges? Is there a zerk or just

Re: [MBZ] OkieQ 2006, ****UPDATE***

2006-03-03 Thread LT Don
BOTH? On 3/2/06, OK Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Damn -- I hate to miss meeting the Great Rusty - we'll be out of State both weekends -- ya'll have a good time anyways! On 3/2/06, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: We are going to sacrafice a calf to the great Rusty!! Hope we dont

Re: [MBZ] Door Hinge Grease Application

2006-03-03 Thread Marshall Booth
Christopher McCann wrote: OK, apologize in advance for the stupid questions, but where do you lubricate on the hinges? Is there a zerk or just a tight spot? If you mean a 124/201 or later car - there is NO fitting. Fittings on 123/126 and earlier sedans. Marshall -- Marshall

Re: [MBZ] Optima 34 Red Top?

2006-03-03 Thread Jim Cathey
I forgot to turn off the headlights today for 4 hours, and my Interstate is dead. Does your buzzer not work? My wife relies heavily upon ours. Putting one into the SL (which didn't have one) was _way_ cheaper and less PITA than even one dead battery incident. And there would have been many

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-03 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 2, 2006, at 9:24 PM, Jim Cathey wrote: The car has 300kmi on it, it may be the original chain. If there is confidence that I did the test right I guess I'll be needing a chain! Goodie, I've never done one of those before. But could 20deg stretch cause it to only have power enough to

Re: [MBZ] MY CAR (and what is going on with Mobil 1)

2006-03-03 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 2, 2006, at 9:25 PM, Christopher McCann wrote: i usually plug in when it gets even remotely cold, just to make life nicer for the engine...so prolly doing OK. It does NOT get that cold here. Chris I started my 190D Euro yesterday morning. If I was lucky it was only 10-12

Re: [MBZ] 123 Power Steering Filter

2006-03-03 Thread OK Don
My 115 chassis cars all came with the ceramic rings. They all got replaced with the newer paper element filters - '70 220D, RIP '76 300D, RIP '76 300D, RIP I have yet to see a ceramic piece in the PS pump. Any PS filter I ever saw had a pleated paper filter doing the dirty work. I

Re: [MBZ] Optima 34 Red Top?

2006-03-03 Thread David Johnson
Jim, There's no buzzer here. The only time I heard a buzzer was for the seatbelt, and that one came on only once during the last 2 years. How would I intstall the buzzer for the headlight? Any part number for Rusty? Thanks. David 83 300DT. --- Jim Cathey [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Does your

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-03 Thread Jim Cathey
Hint. Don't stop. I never saw one get so bad that it wouldn't drive somewhat normal. Saw plenty of blown chains/engines. I don't understand. What shouldn't I stop? I don't want to buy a chain if it's already got a new one in it that is misinstalled. But how to detect this... -- Jim

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-03 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 2, 2006, at 9:32 PM, Jim Cathey wrote: I guess what I'm asking for is a guide on how to recognize the difference between a 20-degree clapped-out death chain, and a 2-degree nearly new one that somebody installed wrong. -- Jim Pul it out and compare the length to a new one. Look

Re: [MBZ] 123 Power Steering Filter

2006-03-03 Thread LT Don
All RIP? Have you considered a career in marketing? On 3/2/06, OK Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: My 115 chassis cars all came with the ceramic rings. They all got replaced with the newer paper element filters - '70 220D, RIP '76 300D, RIP '76 300D, RIP -- 1977 240D 1983 VW Quantum turbo

Re: [MBZ] OkieQ 2006, ****UPDATE***

2006-03-03 Thread OK Don
Yup - two week, 3800 mile trip, June 10th through the 25th. Route takes us by your house the 16th or 17th -- On 3/2/06, LT Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: BOTH? On 3/2/06, OK Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Damn -- I hate to miss meeting the Great Rusty - we'll be out of State both weekends --

Re: [MBZ] 123 Power Steering Filter

2006-03-03 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 2, 2006, at 9:45 PM, OK Don wrote: My 115 chassis cars all came with the ceramic rings. They all got replaced with the newer paper element filters - I guess i've only seen cars that had some kind of maintenance, spose I could be having a pre- senior moment too. Johnny B. I Mac

Re: [MBZ] Optima 34 Red Top?

2006-03-03 Thread Jim Cathey
There's no buzzer here. The only time I heard a buzzer was for the seatbelt, and that one came on only once during the last 2 years. Don't you have a key-in buzzer? How would I intstall the buzzer for the headlight? Any part number for Rusty? Oh, if only it were that easy. When they put

Re: [MBZ] OkieQ 2006, ****UPDATE***

2006-03-03 Thread LT Don
I know and am planning ... will even buy some more propane by then. Iowa chops sound ok? How many we serving and what is your brand of beer? .. Loren / IA Don, want to come up for it? (IA Don probably doesn't even know who I am talking about.) D. On 3/2/06, OK Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-03 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 2, 2006, at 9:49 PM, Jim Cathey wrote: I don't understand. What shouldn't I stop? I don't want to buy a chain if it's already got a new one in it that is misinstalled. But how to detect this... -- Jim I meant don't stop when you're winding the new one in. Ask the person you

Re: [MBZ] OkieQ 2006, ****UPDATE***

2006-03-03 Thread LT Don
D'oh ... make that IA _DAN_, not IA Don. Damn'd fingers! On 3/2/06, LT Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I know and am planning ... will even buy some more propane by then. Iowa chops sound ok? How many we serving and what is your brand of beer? .. Loren / IA Don, want to come up for it? (IA

Re: [MBZ] 123 Power Steering Filter

2006-03-03 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 2, 2006, at 9:51 PM, LT Don wrote: All RIP? Have you considered a career in marketing? Cremation furnaces? Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] 123 Power Steering Filter

2006-03-03 Thread LT Don
Actually, the ceramic or whatever it is (feel free to step in, Marshall) seems to do the intended job. My car has about 215,000+ MILES (not K) and the wheels still turn smoothly as needed. Yea, the new Rusty Filter is in there now, but this car has steered for longer than some on this list have

Re: [MBZ] OkieQ 2006, ****UPDATE***

2006-03-03 Thread OK Don
Well, if the OkieQ is the 17th - I'd expect you to be down here while I'm up there -- BUT, YES - Iowa chops would be GREAT. Beer - the darker the better. should dtand up on it's own when poured out of the bottle --- Three of us, but the son eats like two -- On 3/2/06, LT Don [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [MBZ] 123 Power Steering Filter

2006-03-03 Thread LT Don
Naw, I meant changing the PS filter then suddenly a car that was RIP. You won't appreciate Don (either of us) until you actually do so. We are the same thing, only different. Maybe at OkieQ 2006 -- at least one of us. On 3/2/06, John Berryman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Mar 2, 2006, at 9:51

Re: [MBZ] OkieQ 2006, ****UPDATE***

2006-03-03 Thread LT Don
If I am in OkieLand, I will give directions to the house and put some Iowa Chops in the frig, plus tell you where the key is. The gas grill is outside the back door. On 3/2/06, OK Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Well, if the OkieQ is the 17th - I'd expect you to be down here while I'm up there

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-03 Thread Jim Cathey
Pull it out and compare the length to a new one. Problematic. I'd need another chain to run in as a placeholder (unless I really want to make the chain job harder), _and_ a new chain to measure. I have neither, though I might be able to use the dead/rusty chain from the thrown-rod 190D or the

Re: [MBZ] MY CAR (and what is going on with Mobil 1)

2006-03-03 Thread Tom Hargrave
I used to start my 1977 300D without a heater. My record is 14F above freezing with conventional 15W40 diesel oil. My secret? I used to keep a battery charger on the battery. If choosing between the two, a warm battery is more valuable than a warm block. The glow plugs will take the same hit from

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-03 Thread Jim Cathey
I meant don't stop when you're winding the new one in. Ask the Ah, I get it. I plan (whenever I actually do one) to use copper 12ga wire to tie the chains to the sprocket in a rather tedious but presumably fail-safe baby steps method. person you bought it from if someone tried to fix it? I

Re: [MBZ] Door seals

2006-03-03 Thread Bill Gallagher
Just put cotton in the right ear is a low cost solution ... get some at your next doctor's visit . never guess what it will be used for ... bill 1981 300 TD John Berryman wrote: On Mar 2, 2006, at 9:11 PM, Marshall Booth wrote: VERY good suggestion!! Marshall --

Re: [MBZ] Door Hinge Grease Application

2006-03-03 Thread Bill Gallagher
What other grease fittings are on a 123/126 bill 1981 300 TD Marshall Booth wrote: Christopher McCann wrote: OK, apologize in advance for the stupid questions, but where do you lubricate on the hinges? Is there a zerk or just a tight spot? If you mean a 124/201 or later car

Re: [MBZ] Door seals

2006-03-03 Thread OK Don
Taht won't keep the ear warm - but ear muffs On 3/2/06, Bill Gallagher [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Just put cotton in the right ear is a low cost solution ... -- 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

Re: [MBZ] NICE 123 Great color combination on ebay

2006-03-03 Thread Loren Faeth
I think Midnight blue is the best looking color on the 123. It looks like our 240D, but is in better shape. It has lived in a more hospitable climate. At 05:29 PM 3/2/2006, you wrote: [http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/84-MERCEDES-300D-TURBO-DIESEL-BOOKS-RECO

Re: [MBZ] online tire dealers

2006-03-03 Thread Loren Faeth
I just ordered a pair from Community tire. I think they are in St. Louis. They have a price buster For $35 a tire you get S or T rated tires, but no choice of brand. On their route, they deliver and if you don't like the Price Buster, you can send them back. They deliver to my brother's

Re: [MBZ] Door seals

2006-03-03 Thread Marshall Booth
Marshall Booth wrote: The door MAY become bent OR the hinge can move a bit so that the top (or = bottom) are no longer properly positioned. There are pages of body panel = alignment data (for each chassis model) in the TDM in section 60. Later = tonight I'll TRY to scan the 201 air gap

Re: [MBZ] what a shame

2006-03-03 Thread Loren Faeth
Maybe someone can tell you the dimensions of the support blocks. If not, cut some wedges out of 2x4s and take along 2 jacks. Jack up one end, then stuff the blocks/wedges in, then do the same on the other end. If you take a battery and some gas, it might even start and drive on the trailer.

Re: [MBZ] OkieQ 2006, ****UPDATE***

2006-03-03 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin
well its a once in a lifetime opportunity, you can change your other plans OK Don wrote: Damn -- I hate to miss meeting the Great Rusty - we'll be out of State both weekends -- ya'll have a good time anyways! On 3/2/06, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: We are going to sacrafice a

Re: [MBZ] online tire dealers

2006-03-03 Thread LT Don
Send it. Guess which car it is for? On 3/2/06, Loren Faeth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I just ordered a pair from Community tire. I think they are in St. Louis. They have a price buster For $35 a tire you get S or T rated tires, but no choice of brand. On their route, they deliver and if you

Re: [MBZ] MY CAR (and what is going on with Mobil 1)

2006-03-03 Thread LT Don
You shoulda gone Priest, bro' but I am sure the wife'd disagree. On 3/2/06, Christopher McCann [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: prolly splitting hairs then...never stopped me before. -- 1977 240D 1983 VW Quantum turbo diesel 5-speed 1972 Honda CB-500K motorcycle

Re: [MBZ] W123 power steering filter

2006-03-03 Thread LT Don
Plastic? I ain't got no stinkin' plastic in MY PS reservoir. And the triangle now floats to the top of wherever the spring is. On 3/2/06, John W. Reames III [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Thu, 2 Mar 2006, John Berryman wrote: lots of holes, when you move the fluid out of the way. Leave some

Re: [MBZ] C280

2006-03-03 Thread RELNGSON
For what it is worth, a friend of mine has one of these same year and model and he loves it. He has over 200K on it and has never had any problems with. He swears by the C280 rather than the newer 220, 230, or 240. Having purchased a '95 C280 new, (drove it six years) I find it hard to

Re: [MBZ] Optima 34 Red Top?

2006-03-03 Thread David Johnson
--- Jim Cathey [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Don't you have a key-in buzzer? Nope. A very silent car. all around! __ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com

Re: [MBZ] wind noises

2006-03-03 Thread RELNGSON
No, not Kleb this time. The window frame 'fix' involves running the glass down and then some _very_ heavy-handed (by hand and/or rubber mallet) bending of the window frame inwards towards the car with the door open.  Not a task for the faint-hearted! Nothing to it. When some miscreant tried to

Re: [MBZ] Boutique oil

2006-03-03 Thread RELNGSON
,Kaleb - sheesh, where the hell have you BEEN? We've had a number of threads on the TS 5W-30 topic in the past 2 weeks. Short answer - they are renaming 5W-40 (what we want) to Turbo Diesel Truck, and calling the 5W-30 Truck and SUV. VERY confusing. I have not seen the 5W-40 on the shelf, at any

Re: [MBZ] Optima 34 Red Top?

2006-03-03 Thread Jim Cathey
Don't you have a key-in buzzer? Nope. A very silent car. all around! Then yours is broken, and maybe that's all that's wrong? Does your door have one switch in the frame, or two? The buzzer should go if the door is opened and the key is off but hasn't yet been removed (activating the

Re: [MBZ] OkieQ 2006, ****UPDATE***

2006-03-03 Thread OK Don
It would be easier to drive to Atlanta -- Mom's 80th. BD party. On 3/2/06, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: well its a once in a lifetime opportunity, you can change your other plans -- OK Don, KD5NRO Norman, OK '90 300D 243K, Rattled '87 300SDL 290K, Limo Lite, or blue car '81 240D

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-03 Thread Jim Cathey
So I called the PO. He said that he sold the car to me for about what he was into it for. It was not running when he got it, and he removed the clogged-up Racor filter and flushed out the fuel tank. Then it would start, but wouldn't shut off. So he bypassed the vacuum system. (No mysteries

Re: [MBZ] Four barrel enthusiast

2006-03-03 Thread Peter Frederick
Not actually a rich mixture, rather the charge density is so low it won't burn properly -- high CO and high unburned hydrocarbons from the very high manifold vacuum (and hence very low combustion chamber pressure -- usually below atmospheric). The slow close throttle prevents some of the

Re: [MBZ] Okie Q

2006-03-03 Thread James Jetton
Wonder if people would mind posting home towns and distances to okie q just for entertainment. Mine is Greensboro, NC and mapquest shows the distance to Claremore Ok to be a 1083 miles lovely jaunt in the SDL. I had a wonderful day due to my wonderful wife. She knew I had taken a day off to

Re: [MBZ] Door seals

2006-03-03 Thread Luther Gulseth
Or an eversharp pencil, accurate as the knife and cleaner than a sharpie. On Thu, 02 Mar 2006 20:20:53 -0600, John Berryman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Mar 2, 2006, at 9:11 PM, Marshall Booth wrote: VERY good suggestion!! Marshall -- Better idea: Use a Sharpie and wash it off

[MBZ] My Car (And what it going on with Mobil 1)

2006-03-03 Thread James Jetton
Mobil 1 15-50 is almost impossible to find in this area, I did find Shell Rotella T synthetic 5w-40 for 14.32 a jug. Anyone have anything negative to say about shell synthetic? James Jetton 1987 300 SDL 138k From [EMAIL PROTECTED] Fri Mar 03 05:14:28 2006 Received: from mail.conwaycorp.net

Re: [MBZ] Boutique oil

2006-03-03 Thread Loren Faeth
It is clear that the marketing clowns are running the M1 show. It is all about hype (for the harley crowd) I am seriously thinking about trying the NAPA or JohnnyB's oil. At 10:27 PM 3/2/2006, you wrote: ,Kaleb - sheesh, where the hell have you BEEN? We've had a number of threads on the TS

Re: [MBZ] online tire dealers

2006-03-03 Thread Loren Faeth
And cheat Jeff out of a sale? At 09:49 PM 3/2/2006, you wrote: Send it. Guess which car it is for? On 3/2/06, Loren Faeth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I just ordered a pair from Community tire. I think they are in St. Louis. They have a price buster For $35 a tire you get S or T rated

Re: [MBZ] Optima 34 Red Top?

2006-03-03 Thread David Johnson
--- Jim Cathey [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Does your door have one switch in the frame, or two? Only one that I can see. David __ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com

Re: [MBZ] Optima 34 Red Top?/Lights left on Buzzer

2006-03-03 Thread JFreezn
In a message dated 3/2/2006 9:12:05 P.M. US Mountain Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Nope. A very silent car. all around No buzzer when key left in lock, or lights left on, usually means the time delay that turns the front interior light on and off has also failed. To

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-03 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 2, 2006, at 10:08 PM, Jim Cathey wrote: I'll try that. I can do lots of stuff, but it ought to be obvious by now that I don't know what I'm doing. Yet! -- Jim Not for lack of trying. There may be a chain length chart. I was thinking I saw a measurement but realized it was in a

Re: [MBZ] MY CAR (and what is going on with Mobil 1)

2006-03-03 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 2, 2006, at 10:13 PM, Tom Hargrave wrote: I used to start my 1977 300D without a heater. My record is 14F above freezing with conventional 15W40 diesel oil. My secret? I used to keep a battery charger on the battery. If choosing between the two, a warm battery is more valuable than

Re: [MBZ] Door Hinge Grease Application

2006-03-03 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 2, 2006, at 10:25 PM, Bill Gallagher wrote: What other grease fittings are on a 123/126 bill None but I would recommend they put some for the rear wheel bearings next time they fire up the 123/126 lines and send a new batch through. Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-03 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 2, 2006, at 11:34 PM, Jim Cathey wrote: So, a botched chain installation is still high on my list! -- Jim It'll be real cool if you're right. Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

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