Re: [MBZ] Paint - was: 124 wagon water woe

2015-06-03 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Curly wrote: It is not a pretty car. The paint is dead, so I have 2 candidates for Curt to apply a roller paint job, if I could only get him here to do it. I don't even own a paint sprayer, other than for latex house paint. (airless) Hmm. If a house paint roller will work for

Re: [MBZ] Paint - was: 124 wagon water woe

2015-06-03 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 03/06/2015 1:39 PM, fmiser via Mercedes wrote: Curly wrote: It is not a pretty car. The paint is dead, so I have 2 candidates for Curt to apply a roller paint job, if I could only get him here to do it. I don't even own a paint sprayer, other than for latex house paint. (airless) Hmm. If

[MBZ] OT: MS Outlook Lesson

2015-06-03 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Maybe I'm a fool to still use Outlook (or any Office product) but I thought I'd share a recent experience. The Outlook version on my notebook PC was experiencing frequent, long delays (Outlook not responding). The fix was to generate a new profile from scratch via the Control Panel. The

Re: [MBZ] There! I fixed it!!!

2015-06-03 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Tue, 2 Jun 2015 21:21:01 -0500 Curly McLain via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Well then you've earned a Cathey with Oak leaf clusters, as well as an Attaboy from Wilton! Way to go! Oh, wow! Is the original flasher switch still used to turn on the 4 ways? I didn't see it

Re: [MBZ] Another Car for Mao

2015-06-03 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes
Rick Knoble via Mercedes wrote: http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/cto/5055658078.html If the fan shroud fit, I'd assume it was an ordinary 200D. Very low chassis number, sure it isn't a 1986 that was imported in 1987? ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search

Re: [MBZ] Paint - was: 124 wagon water woe

2015-06-03 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
I don't even own a paint sprayer, other than for latex house paint. (airless) Hmm. If a house paint roller will work for painting a car - what about a house paint airless sprayer to paint a car... snip On that subject. I have now painted a number of large items using an airless sprayer paint

Re: [MBZ] There! I fixed it!!!

2015-06-03 Thread Craig via Mercedes
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Re: [MBZ] OT: MS Outlook Lesson

2015-06-03 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Maybe I'm a fool to still use Outlook (or any Office product) but I thought I'd share a recent experience.... Also, I made a text document on my NAS with all the settings needed to build a profile from scratch. You can copy and paste from that document into the profile-builder form but you

Re: [MBZ] Tires - was: 124 Steering Wheel Shakes

2015-06-03 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
... One occurrence and you consider that to be a characteristic of the entire brand? Really?? I like the General Altimax RT. It's about the last extra load rated passenger car tire on the market. I tend to travel heavy, especially in the S123, so the higher weight rating is useful. However,

Re: [MBZ] There! I fixed it!!!

2015-06-03 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
On Tue, 2 Jun 2015 21:21:01 -0500 Curly McLain via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Well then you've earned a Cathey with Oak leaf clusters, as well as an Attaboy from Wilton! Way to go! Oh, wow! Is the original flasher switch still used to turn on the 4 ways? I didn't see it

Re: [MBZ] Tires - was: 124 Steering Wheel Shakes

2015-06-03 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes
fmiser via Mercedes wrote: However, the General Tirepaw tires on my Suburban were so bad I replaced them before they wore out. So - are General tires good or junk? From my experience - BOTH!! I think it's pretty pointless to try to promote or deride an entire brand of tires because of one

Re: [MBZ] Paint - was: 124 wagon water woe

2015-06-03 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I did the hood on my '83 240D and it was the best looking paint on the whole car. I never buffed that out but I suspect if I had it would have taken a really nice shine. I've painted a bunch of lanterns with Rustoleum spray bombs (Philip has one) and been happy with the results. It took me

[MBZ] Another Car for Mao

2015-06-03 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/cto/5055658078.html Rick Sent from my BlackBerry Z10 ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] Another Car for Mao

2015-06-03 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/cto/5055658078.html Rick Sent from my BlackBerry Z10 __ I looked at the pictures, but I didn't see a body stile. Neither did I see the 2,3 litters on the engine. At least it is NOT black! 15 bundts? if so, they may be worth the price of the car.

Re: [MBZ] 124 Steering Wheel Shakes

2015-06-03 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
easy: Jack it up and spin the tire. if it wobbles more than 3/16 the tire is bad max sez: Don't know. How do you test for that? I was able to diagnose a slipped belt once by removing the tire and rolling it on a flat surface, and it nearly fell over due to the out of round condition

Re: [MBZ] 124 Steering Wheel Shakes

2015-06-03 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
My thoughts, too. Wilton - Original Message - From: Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: Kaleb C. Striplin ka...@striplin.net Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 12:02 AM Subject: Re: [MBZ] 124 Steering Wheel Shakes

Re: [MBZ] 124 Steering Wheel Shakes

2015-06-03 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I would have to go back and look, but I think one was Goodyear and the other was Bridgestone. Dan Sent from my iPad On Jun 3, 2015, at 9:39 AM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: What brand? Sent from my iPhone On Jun 3, 2015, at 8:34 AM, Dan Penoff via

Re: [MBZ] 124 Steering Wheel Shakes

2015-06-03 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
I have gotten to where I just about only buy Michelin Sent from my iPhone On Jun 3, 2015, at 9:14 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I would have to go back and look, but I think one was Goodyear and the other was Bridgestone. Dan Sent from my iPad On Jun

Re: [MBZ] There! I fixed it!!!

2015-06-03 Thread M. Mitchell Marmel via Mercedes
On Tue, Jun 2, 2015 at 10:09 AM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Sounds a bit like a former neighbor of mine. He had a diesel Jetta that was trying to overheat while he and his family were on holidays in the USA. He determined that the electric fan was not coming on

Re: [MBZ] 124 Steering Wheel Shakes

2015-06-03 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
The sayams clup tars are built to fail, so you keep coming back. Most I got there were replaced in about 20k miles. I was getting tars 2-3 times per year, driving 50k /year in the SDL. Walmert is likely the same, but we only bought one set of tars there, the 13 for #1 Son's 200D 2.4 They

Re: [MBZ] 124 Steering Wheel Shakes

2015-06-03 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
The S430 has Michelins on it and they're very nice. 17 beasts, an optional tire size for this model. I checked prices on them and they currently sell for around $175/tire. Ouch. Dan Sent from my iPad On Jun 3, 2015, at 10:35 AM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:

Re: [MBZ] Another Car for Mao

2015-06-03 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
A 4 cyl 300D? How dey do dat? Wilton - Original Message - From: Rick Knoble via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: Rick Knoble rickkno...@hotmail.com Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 3:37 AM Subject: [MBZ] Another Car for Mao

Re: [MBZ] There! I fixed it!!!

2015-06-03 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Napmobile? As in nappy or take a nap? -- Max Dillon Charleston SC '87 300TD '95 E300 On June 3, 2015 12:40:08 AM EDT, Jim Cathey via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I recently resoldered the lamp-out warning unit in the Napmobile. ___

Re: [MBZ] 124 Steering Wheel Shakes

2015-06-03 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I have experienced two instances of failed belt in different sets of tires recently. Both sets of tires were name brand tires purchased at different big box stores. Never again. I now only purchase name brand tires from a trusted tire dealer. Dan Sent from my iPad On Jun 3, 2015, at 8:30

Re: [MBZ] 124 Steering Wheel Shakes

2015-06-03 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
What brand? Sent from my iPhone On Jun 3, 2015, at 8:34 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I have experienced two instances of failed belt in different sets of tires recently. Both sets of tires were name brand tires purchased at different big box stores. Never

Re: [MBZ] 124 Steering Wheel Shakes

2015-06-03 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Don't know. How do you test for that? I was able to diagnose a slipped belt once by removing the tire and rolling it on a flat surface, and it nearly fell over due to the out of round condition caused by the slipped belt. However, in that case the symptom was steering wheel / front end shake

Re: [MBZ] 124 Steering Wheel Shakes

2015-06-03 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
What's the best oil to use with Michelin tires? - Max Charleston SC Snake oil, of course ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] Another Car for Mao

2015-06-03 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
I was thinking if someone had an OM60x turbo to stick in it, it could be a nice car. I still don't see the body stile. (steps over the body) The engine air intake looks wrong too. just hanging out in space That car looks totally mickey mouse. I see that the cooling fan sits about 6

Re: [MBZ] Another Car for Mao

2015-06-03 Thread Meade Dillon via Mercedes
That car looks totally mickey mouse. I see that the cooling fan sits about 6 inches back from the shroud on the radiator, so something really odd is going on there. Also, the serp. belt has been replaced with a shorter version to omit the AC compressor, so AC doesn't work. Engine wiring and

Re: [MBZ] 124 Steering Wheel Shakes

2015-06-03 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Kleb sez: I have gotten to where I just about only buy Michelin Sent from my OkiePhone Almost every michelin I've had slipped belts. In my experience they are worth nowhere near the money. Same with badyear, except the Quantum came with a set of high end goodyears that were very good tires.

[MBZ] 124 wagon water woe

2015-06-03 Thread Meade Dillon via Mercedes
It's a good thing I didn't put the carpet back in yet, after a hard rain last night there is water on the passenger floor again. Less water than before, so progress has been made. Read on peach parts that on some 124 cars, the front drain tubes shrink with age and the bottom end pulls back into

Re: [MBZ] 124 wagon water woe

2015-06-03 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
It's a good thing I didn't put the carpet back in yet, after a hard rain last night there is water on the passenger floor again. Less water than before, so progress has been made. Read on peach parts that on some 124 cars, the front drain tubes shrink with age and the bottom end pulls back into

Re: [MBZ] 124 Steering Wheel Shakes

2015-06-03 Thread Meade Dillon via Mercedes
What's the best oil to use with Michelin tires? - 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] 124 Steering Wheel Shakes

2015-06-03 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I've had good experiences with Goodyear in the past, which was why I had them on the car recently. The only mistake was buying them from Dead Sam's. I have to assume they were Dead Sam spec tires as opposed to their main line brand. When we returned to Florida in 2010 and I was making barely

Re: [MBZ] 124 wagon water woe

2015-06-03 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 03/06/2015 10:34 AM, Curly McLain via Mercedes wrote: It's a good thing I didn't put the carpet back in yet, after a hard rain last night there is water on the passenger floor again. Less water than before, so progress has been made. Read on peach parts that on some 124 cars, the front

Re: [MBZ] Another Car for Mao

2015-06-03 Thread Jim Cathey via Mercedes
A 4 cyl 300D? How dey do dat? Maybe the 2.4 fell off the right side of the trunk? :-) -- Jim ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] Another Car for Mao

2015-06-03 Thread clay via Mercedes
Maybe because we have no designation for it on this end of the pond, so the seller uses a designation we will jump on. He should have led off with w124 manual trans. clay On Jun 3, 2015, at 7:20 AM, WILTON via Mercedes wrote: A 4 cyl 300D? How dey do dat? Wilton - Original

Re: [MBZ] Paint - was: 124 wagon water woe

2015-06-03 Thread Mountain Man via Mercedes
Curly wrote: For the other 240D, I'd like to keep it Midnight Blue... Is my 240D Midnight Blue? - you saw it. mao ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] Paint - was: 124 wagon water woe

2015-06-03 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Curly wrote: For the other 240D, I'd like to keep it Midnight Blue... Is my 240D Midnight Blue? - you saw it. mao Lotta water over the dam since that day. I think so. if it is there should be a 904 somewhere on the data plate by the radiator.

Re: [MBZ] There! I fixed it!!!

2015-06-03 Thread Jim Cathey via Mercedes
Napmobile? As in nappy or take a nap? Take a. That LWB W126 is _comfy_ with the seat flopped back. Sunshades in front and hang some blankets on the sides, and yer in bidness. I don't even put the seat back up on the passenger side, unless I'm expecting one. That's rare. -- Jim

Re: [MBZ] Paint - was: 124 wagon water woe

2015-06-03 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
I don't even own a paint sprayer, other than for latex house paint. (airless) Hmm. If a house paint roller will work for painting a car - what about a house paint airless sprayer to paint a car... snip On that subject. I have now painted a number of large items using an airless sprayer

Re: [MBZ] Paint - was: 124 wagon water woe

2015-06-03 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Good info Curt! The white 240D, I have considered painting with cans. I had never thought of putting clear coat over rattle can paint. Some of it now is pretty decent paint. I am saving your info in my archive of MB stuff... We always painted tractors with implement enamel, never

Re: [MBZ] Another Car for Mao

2015-06-03 Thread Mountain Man via Mercedes
clay wrote: Maybe because we have no designation for it on this end of the pond, so the seller uses a designation we will jump on. He should have led off with w124 manual trans. I spoke briefly with the guy - he is from Romania... yeah, probably sounds like scam... How do you put 3 liters

Re: [MBZ] Tires - was: 124 Steering Wheel Shakes

2015-06-03 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
Kleb sez: I have gotten to where I just about only buy Michelin Curly wrote: Almost every michelin I've had slipped belts. Same with badyear, except the Quantum came with a set of high end goodyears that were very good tires. Generals have been ok summer tires, but terrible (scary)

Re: [MBZ] Paint - was: 124 wagon water woe

2015-06-03 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
Curly wrote: It is not a pretty car. The paint is dead, so I have 2 candidates for Curt to apply a roller paint job, if I could only get him here to do it. I don't even own a paint sprayer, other than for latex house paint. (airless) Hmm. If a house paint roller will work for

Re: [MBZ] Another Car for Mao

2015-06-03 Thread Fred Moir via Mercedes
W124.120 200D European delivery. Fred Moir.Lynn MA.Diesel preferred. Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2015 11:08:38 -0400 To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Subject: Re: [MBZ] Another Car for Mao From: mercedes@okiebenz.com CC: dillonm...@gmail.com That car looks totally mickey mouse. I see that the cooling fan

Re: [MBZ] 124 wagon water woe

2015-06-03 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
___ Where did you get the replacement gasket for the 123 windshield? RB Cheep chinee crap URO from fleabay. When I looked at the cost of the MB gasket and high probability it is made by URO anyway, I decided to get one more directly from the source,

Re: [MBZ] Another Car for Mao

2015-06-03 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Maybe the rooskie websites have info on that VIN. W124.120 200D European delivery. Fred Moir.Lynn MA.Diesel preferred. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: