Re: [MBZ] Desperately seeking RF brake caliper for my 123 wagon

2015-06-23 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
I called - it's only $66.00! Dealer wants $425 for a new Bendix... On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 11:28 AM, Dimitri via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Advance or autozone will have cardone remanufactured ATE calipers Sent from my iPhone On Jun 23, 2015, at 11:16 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via

Re: [MBZ] OT Owls and the quest for quieter wind energy/ 3D printing

2015-06-23 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
I saw that yesterday, quite interesting. We looked into some bird stuff when I was in kawledge, always fascinating to see nature's (intelligent) designs. I was on the farm once some years ago, went out for a stroll late one night and there was a big owl sitting on top of the barn. I stopped

[MBZ] Desperately seeking RF brake caliper for my 123 wagon

2015-06-23 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
The 1983 300TD is in the shop for a servicing and to replace the front brake rotors but it turns out I also need to replace the RF caliper, which is toast. :( I need a (preferably ATE) used or rebuilt caliper ASAP. What are my options? Andrew 1983 300TD 1985 300TD

Re: [MBZ] Desperately seeking RF brake caliper for my 123 wagon

2015-06-23 Thread Dimitri via Mercedes
Advance or autozone will have cardone remanufactured ATE calipers Sent from my iPhone On Jun 23, 2015, at 11:16 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: The 1983 300TD is in the shop for a servicing and to replace the front brake rotors but it turns out I also need

Re: [MBZ] Desperately seeking RF brake caliper for my 123 wagon

2015-06-23 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
But, but, but, . . . . We thought you were a purist. RB On 23/06/2015 10:45 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: I called - it's only $66.00! Dealer wants $425 for a new Bendix... On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 11:28 AM, Dimitri via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Advance or autozone

Re: [MBZ] Desperately seeking RF brake caliper for my 123 wagon

2015-06-23 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Only with regard to my diet... On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 11:48 AM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: But, but, but, . . . . We thought you were a purist. RB On 23/06/2015 10:45 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: I called - it's only $66.00! Dealer wants

[MBZ] OT Owls and the quest for quieter wind energy/ 3D printing

2015-06-23 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
I found this very cool. Want quieter wind farms? Owls may have the answer Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 9:06 AM ETCNBC.com From computer fans to wind turbines, fan blades are commonplace, but there's no denying they can be noisy. Now, a team of researchers at the University of Cambridge have said help

Re: [MBZ] OT Owls and the quest for quieter wind energy/ 3D printing

2015-06-23 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
'Reminds me: Early one morning 'bout 30 years ago, I was at my van in the driveway of a rental house I had then preparing to do some painting there. I heard a gaggle of geese honking behind some trees a half block or so away, and I looked up to see them climbing out from a small lake behind

Re: [MBZ] ?

2015-06-23 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Our corporate travel department was actually a separate business, so the more they sold the more money they made. I have no idea where the business class travel policy came from, but I know it was corporate-wide. I got into a big tiff with them once over some travel to Australia and New

Re: [MBZ] Desperately seeking RF brake caliper for my 123 wagon

2015-06-23 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
No flames here - I'm with you all the way on this one. I would do the same, much as I did with the S420 alternator recently. This is the one gripe I have with Advance, which has two stores within 4 miles of my house. If the part isn't in stock at a store, you can't order and pick it up from

Re: [MBZ] ?

2015-06-23 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Such corporate management decisions really point out why so few people stay with a company these days. Instead, corporations spend huge sums to head hunters to lure fresh victims into the mismanagement fold for a few short years before they leave in disgust over such silly use of funds.

Re: [MBZ] Desperately seeking RF brake caliper for my 123 wagon

2015-06-23 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
That's what I am gonna do. The stupid part is that I have to take time off to go to the store to buy it (can't use my credit card over the phone), then return tomorrow morning after it has been delivered from the warehouse. The other option is to purchase the RF caliper from Advance online but

Re: [MBZ] Desperately seeking RF brake caliper for my 123 wagon

2015-06-23 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I would buy the 3rd world rebuilt based on the spread in pricing over the stealer. Dan Sent from my iPad On Jun 23, 2015, at 12:17 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I would rather not think about it too hard. On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 11:56 AM, Rich Thomas

Re: [MBZ] Desperately seeking RF brake caliper for my 123 wagon

2015-06-23 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Why? They are both ATE. On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 1:38 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Replace them in pairs or you'll be sorry. BTDT... I've had rebuilts from Advance, they were fine. Curt Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android ___

Re: [MBZ] Desperately seeking RF brake caliper for my 123 wagon

2015-06-23 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
I got some rebuilds from Jabba for a bit less than that I think but there is the core issue (I have 2 I need to return for some $$). You'll probably have to take the old one back to the auto parts store so they can also send it to some 3rd-world hellhole to be rebuilt by child slaves, no

Re: [MBZ] Desperately seeking RF brake caliper for my 123 wagon

2015-06-23 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
I would rather not think about it too hard. On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 11:56 AM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I got some rebuilds from Jabba for a bit less than that I think but there is the core issue (I have 2 I need to return for some $$). You'll probably have to

Re: [MBZ] Desperately seeking RF brake caliper for my 123 wagon

2015-06-23 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Replace them in pairs or you'll be sorry. BTDT... I've had rebuilts from Advance, they were fine. Curt Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery

Re: [MBZ] Desperately seeking RF brake caliper for my 123 wagon

2015-06-23 Thread archer75--- via Mercedes
The Cardone calipers I bought from Rusty have worked well ever since, but installing them was a little weird. I grabbed the usual metric wrenches and sockets and soon had them both installed, but when it came to the bleeder valves, none of the wrenches fit. Cardone had drilled and rethreaded

Re: [MBZ] Desperately seeking RF brake caliper for my 123 wagon

2015-06-23 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Sadly, all the pepper jelly is gone... On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 2:18 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Only with regard to my diet... Ja, He eats El merde de gato dermaders ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] Desperately seeking RF brake caliper for my 123 wagon

2015-06-23 Thread Meade Dillon via Mercedes
Hmm, life-saving brakes, get the cheapest parts possible, or maybe check around with a few other dealers to see what prices are out there... On June 23, 2015 1:04:33 PM EDT, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: And yes, I am usually a purist about parts but in this

Re: [MBZ] Desperately seeking RF brake caliper for my 123 wagon

2015-06-23 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Only with regard to my diet... Ja, He eats El merde de gato dermaders ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] Desperately seeking RF brake caliper for my 123 wagon

2015-06-23 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
In my experience it'll pull... Curt Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

[MBZ] My shaky front end is FIXED on my 95 E300D

2015-06-23 Thread Robert Massmann via Mercedes
Over the weekend I changed center steering link, the right tie rod assembly, and the idler arm bushing. The left tie rod assembly was changed earlier. I no longer get the front end shake above sixty. I actually need to be careful to watch my speed as I did like the vibration I had above 60 mph.

Re: [MBZ] My shaky front end is FIXED on my 95 E300D

2015-06-23 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Excellent! I love a happy ending. On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 8:41 PM, Robert Massmann via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Over the weekend I changed center steering link, the right tie rod assembly, and the idler arm bushing. The left tie rod assembly was changed earlier. I no longer get

Re: [MBZ] Diesel for Mitch

2015-06-23 Thread Robert Massmann via Mercedes
This is identical to what I am currently driving. Really love the car. Still get over 31 miles to the gallon with 420K miles. Bob Massmann Oregonia, Ohio 1995 E300D -Original Message- From: Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes Sent: Monday, June 22, 2015 11:13 PM To: Mercedes Discussion

[MBZ] Sprinter RV on CL

2015-06-23 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
I came across this on an RV mailing list. It looks pretty nice for its niche functions. Kind of like a very high end VW Camper: http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/rvs/5058767552.html Usual disclaimers apply. Greg ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To