Re: [MBZ] '85 123 vacuum system

2015-09-01 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
Yeah what they said. First is to put your mity-vac (HF sells a version for cheap but a "real" one is not that much anyway) on a hose near the brake booster where some branch off, and see if you are actually getting vacuum from the vac pump. The diaphragms tear in them over time and vacuum

Re: [MBZ] OT (?) Mice eating the wiring

2015-09-01 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Lock up one cat inside the car, one under the hood. On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 12:59 PM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Cat? > > --R > > > > On 9/1/15 11:44 AM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: > >> We live in the country. We park the seldom used cars under a carport. >> >> My

Re: [MBZ] OT (?) Mice eating the wiring

2015-09-01 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
Cat? --R On 9/1/15 11:44 AM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: We live in the country. We park the seldom used cars under a carport. My wife got in the car last week to go to the store and found she had no power steering (electrical), the ESC and tire pressure lights were also on. Turns out

Re: [MBZ] '85 123 vacuum system

2015-09-01 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Hi there, do you have a first name? Your first bet that he's incompetent is he says 20psi. PSI is a pressure measurement, vacuum is measured in inches of mercury. The steps are dead simple, find the first T after the pump (on the front of the engine) and cap it. Pull a vacuum on the engine side

Re: [MBZ] OT (?) Mice eating the wiring

2015-09-01 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
This is the time of year to start trappin the meeces. They'll be wanting to get inside as the cold weather comes on, reducing the population pressure outside reduces their need to get inside. I've been very successful trapping chipmunks this year and have accidentally (incidentally?) caught a

Re: [MBZ] BenzpR0n

2015-09-01 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Some idiot says on that web page that alloy wheels were incorrect on a W11 coupe. Hogwash! The factory data card for my 9/69 280SEC 3.5 listed alloys as an option, and they look very correct. On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 10:42 AM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: >

Re: [MBZ] OT (?) Mice eating the wiring

2015-09-01 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
We live in the country. We park the seldom used cars under a carport. My wife got in the car last week to go to the store and found she had no power steering (electrical), the ESC and tire pressure lights were also on. Turns out rodents have chewed up almost $600 worth of wiring. Short of

Re: [MBZ] Holy mother of crack

2015-09-01 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
At least they had the foresight to wrap the roof and not paint it. That thing is an abomination. It needs to be put right. Dan > On Sep 1, 2015, at 7:41 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes > wrote: > > I expected to see they dropped a small block Chevy in it. > >

Re: [MBZ] OT (?) Mice eating the wiring

2015-09-01 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
A few years back I heard a commentator remark that "the problem with Americans today is that they are too far removed from the production of food." That rang true for me. > -Original Message- > From: Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes > Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 6:24 PM > > I

Re: [MBZ] Holy mother of crack

2015-09-01 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
That should be a capital offense. On Sep 1, 2015 7:45 PM, "Dan Penoff via Mercedes" wrote: > At least they had the foresight to wrap the roof and not paint it. > > That thing is an abomination. It needs to be put right. > > Dan > > > > On Sep 1, 2015, at 7:41 PM, Kaleb

Re: [MBZ] OT (?) Mice eating the wiring

2015-09-01 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
You're vegan? Its more humane to kill outright than to cause suffering. Transplanting critters kills them slow as they starve or are killed by other critters. Curt Shifting pain, shifting debt, shifting blame, shifting cost, shifting kil ling are all non existent in the liberal mindset.

Re: [MBZ] OT (?) Mice eating the wiring

2015-09-01 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Tue, 1 Sep 2015 10:44:05 -0500 OK Don via Mercedes wrote: > We live in the country. We park the seldom used cars under a carport. > > My wife got in the car last week to go to the store and found she had no > power steering (electrical), the ESC and tire pressure

[MBZ] Holy mother of crack

2015-09-01 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
I expected to see they dropped a small block Chevy in it. 1971 mercedes 300SEL 6.3 RARE! http://tulsa.craigslist.org/cto/5200943467.html via cPro Craigslist App iOS: http://tinyurl.com/CL-iDevice Android: http://tinyurl.com/CL-Android Sent from my iPhone

Re: [MBZ] OT (?) Mice eating the wiring

2015-09-01 Thread archer75--- via Mercedes
That's a very good idea, but you wouldn't have to make little parachutes. Just tie helium balloons to their bellies and let them float away. They'll drift for miles and you'll know how far when you start hearing reports of tiny alien invaders. Another solution would be baby pythons from the

Re: [MBZ] OT (?) Mice eating the wiring

2015-09-01 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
Do liberals drive Mercedes in your analysis? Just checking. On Sep 1, 2015 9:46 PM, "Curly McLain via Mercedes" wrote: > You're vegan? >> >> Its more humane to kill outright than to cause suffering. Transplanting >> critters kills them slow as they starve or are killed by

Re: [MBZ] Is this a scam?

2015-09-01 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
I am naive- exactly how would this work as a scam? On Sep 1, 2015 9:48 PM, "Dimitri via Mercedes" wrote: > Sure sounds like it > > Sent from my iPhone > > > On Sep 1, 2015, at 9:18 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > > > I thought

Re: [MBZ] OT (?) Mice eating the wiring

2015-09-01 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
About 2.5 per acre - - Not enough. see the previous email with the 4 step plan. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] OT (?) Mice eating the wiring

2015-09-01 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
I had a different problem this year. The rustbucket SDL has been parked for the summer. Behind the driver's side headlight, around the A/C pressure switch/drier there was a bunch of grass and mud. No mouse nest, but it looked like something bigger had slept there. My second though was

Re: [MBZ] OT (?) Mice eating the wiring

2015-09-01 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Bunnies eat mint leaves? I've been using almond slivers for the chipmunks. Walnuts probably attract them better but I have a bag of stale almond slivers and they glue onto the trap really well. -Curt If DDT was as bad as "they" want us to believe, I'd dust my hostas with DDT.

Re: [MBZ] email search - was: Viton tubing for injector return lines?

2015-09-01 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Curt wrote: > > Glad you found it, its hard to search from the tablet. I use a program called "mairix" that is a powerful and fast email searching tool. Command line, and I think it's Linux only. I have many, many thousands of emails on my system and it indexes them daily resulting in a

Re: [MBZ] Sudden loss of mystery oil in W123 300TD wagon

2015-09-01 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Andrew wrote: > > This is a chicken and egg kind of thing. Did the SLS pump > fail, sending oil through the system that damaged the > spheres? If so, did this the flex hose to rupture? On the > other hand, if the spheres were already defective, could > this somehow have led to contamination of

Re: [MBZ] OT (?) Mice eating the wiring

2015-09-01 Thread clay via Mercedes
For mice, I have a five gallon metal kerosene can. The dregs of a keg of beer get installed in the lower portion of the can, about eight inches. Mice will try to get in to enjoy the beer. Rat size hole at the top, slick side, deep enough that only the rats can touch bottom. Mice lose hope

Re: [MBZ] Is this a scam?

2015-09-01 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
Bur what is the scam? Non delivery? Asking for more $$ later? Not that I would bite on this. On Sep 1, 2015 10:01 PM, "Curly McLain via Mercedes" wrote: > I thought these were worth more. >> >> Mercedes packaged G-500 Wagon 2002 Benz >>

[MBZ] OT: Anyone like a pickup toolbox?

2015-09-01 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
I have a new DeeZee DZ6170lock toolbox. Fits any Fochevdogde fullsize pickup. I'll sell it for a good price. If anyone can use if send me a message offlist. It is midline, not the cheaper red label Deezee box. Shiny bright. I could possibly trade it and some money at the factory for a

Re: [MBZ] OT (?) Mice eating the wiring

2015-09-01 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
A few years back I heard a commentator remark that "the problem with Americans today is that they are too far removed from the production of food." That rang true for me. -Original Message- From: Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 6:24 PM I would

Re: [MBZ] Is this a scam?

2015-09-01 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
I thought these were worth more. Mercedes packaged G-500 Wagon 2002 Benz http://lawrence.craigslist.org/cto/5201049588.html Prob'ly call and find out Not a native, for sure. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] OT (?) Mice eating the wiring

2015-09-01 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
How true! On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 6:45 PM, Scott Ritchey via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > A few years back I heard a commentator remark that "the problem with > Americans today is that they are too far removed from the production of > food." That rang true for me. > > -- OK Don

[MBZ] OT - Shotgun Shopping

2015-09-01 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
As the days get shorter and the temperatures start to drop into the 80s, the thought of getting back out on the sporting clays range starts to surface. The youngest boy and I have been talking about it recently, which made me realize I need to start seriously looking for a good over/under 12GA

Re: [MBZ] OT (?) Mice eating the wiring

2015-09-01 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
I would never willfully shoot or kill any other living creature, other than biting insects or maybe a rabid animal. On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 6:02 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > I was going to point out that guns would be difficult in town, then I > realized you

Re: [MBZ] OT (?) Mice eating the wiring

2015-09-01 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
I have set a trap for my mint- and pepper-leaves- eating bunny to no avail. What is their favorite food? On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 4:15 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: > About 2.5 per acre - - > > On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 2:52 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes < >

Re: [MBZ] OT (?) Mice eating the wiring

2015-09-01 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Bunnies eat mint leaves? I've been using almond slivers for the chipmunks. Walnuts probably attract them better but I have a bag of stale almond slivers and they glue onto the trap really well. -Curt From: Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes To: Mercedes Discussion List

Re: [MBZ] OT (?) Mice eating the wiring

2015-09-01 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
I have set a trap for my mint- and pepper-leaves- eating bunny to no avail. What is their favorite food? lead! I am sure your neighbors would not mind! ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or

Re: [MBZ] OT (?) Mice eating the wiring

2015-09-01 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
We have several feral cats around the house and the neighboring property - still have mice. a. get more cats b. the cats are not hungry enough or c. the cats are too stupid to hunt. d. Tell SWMBO and the neighbors to stop feeding the cats. ___

Re: [MBZ] OT (?) Mice eating the wiring

2015-09-01 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
Skeeters? Cucarachas? Flies? or just mammals? My cheap pellet gun has cleared out the local squirrel population around the house (like all guns, it does this all by itself with no human control), I see some out in the woods but they have not migrated back to the vicinity of the house and my

Re: [MBZ] OT (?) Mice eating the wiring

2015-09-01 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
No one is feeding the cats - they are feral, and have been for the four years we've been here. What I've read else where indicates that cats don't keep mice out of engine compartments. Solid aluminum fences do apparently - - http://www.hastingsreserve.org/Mammals/MiceInCars.html On Tue, Sep 1,

Re: [MBZ] OT (?) Mice eating the wiring

2015-09-01 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Be careful - might be a hornet's nest. On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 4:40 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > About 2.5 per acre - - >> > > Not enough. see the previous email with the 4 step plan. > > > ___ > http://www.okiebenz.com > >

Re: [MBZ] email search - was: Viton tubing for injector return lines?

2015-09-01 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Philip sez: My iOS tablet sure doesn't have a command line interface. Maybe Android does... I'd guess the BSD underlies iOS as in OS10.x Surely there is a terminal app of some sort that lets you under the skirts, so to speak. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] email search - was: Viton tubing for injector return lines?

2015-09-01 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Yahoo mail is good for searching from the website, rotten from the tablet... -Curt From: fmiser via Mercedes To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: fmiser Sent: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 5:31 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] email search - was: Viton tubing for

Re: [MBZ] OT (?) Mice eating the wiring

2015-09-01 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I was going to point out that guns would be difficult in town, then I realized you probably meant air gun. From the specs for the low to mid range air guns it would appear that .177 delivers way more energy than .22. -Curt From: Rich Thomas via Mercedes To:

Re: [MBZ] Sudden loss of mystery oil in W123 300TD wagon

2015-09-01 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
I did change the SLS relatively recently and it has been clear. I'll re-check the clarity of the remaining fluid in the SLS fill canister. If it's still clear and not sooty then it's likely that the faulty flex hose itself had deteriorated to the point of contaminating the SLS fluid locally. On

Re: [MBZ] OT (?) Mice eating the wiring

2015-09-01 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Now this sounds promising - "Mouse Trap Powered By Electric Fence Charger " ""You can catch mice with very little expense and no poison. All you need is an electric fence charger," says inventor Keith Lamb of Gruver, Texas. According to Lamb, a single 12-volt or 110-volt fence charger can be used

Re: [MBZ] OT (?) Mice eating the wiring

2015-09-01 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
We have several feral cats around the house and the neighboring property - still have mice. On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 11:05 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Cats? > -- OK Don NSA: The only branch of government that actually listens to US citizens! *“Travel is fatal

Re: [MBZ] OT (?) Mice eating the wiring

2015-09-01 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I read on one site that they live trapped the mice, spray painted them, then dumped then over a mile away. They caught them again in two weeks. This got me thinking about strapping little parachutes on them and dropping them a hundred or so miles away and seeing if they ever make it back. The live

Re: [MBZ] OT (?) Mice eating the wiring

2015-09-01 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
About 2.5 per acre - - On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 2:52 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > >> cats How many felines do you have per square yard? > > > > -- OK Don NSA: The only branch of government that actually listens to US citizens! *“Travel is fatal to

Re: [MBZ] OT (?) Mice eating the wiring

2015-09-01 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
Lead, in .177 or .22 caliber --R On 9/1/15 4:29 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: I have set a trap for my mint- and pepper-leaves- eating bunny to no avail. What is their favorite food? On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 4:15 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: About 2.5

[MBZ] Car Naming

2015-09-01 Thread Tim Crone via Mercedes
It had never occurred to me, but seems obvious in retrospect: http://xkcd.com/1571/ I'm not sure how far back his name database went, there would be a lot more Ds pre-facelift I suppose. Best, Tim ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] The search begins

2015-09-01 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Wagons with roof racks are nice for hauling junk. Of course you could build a rear bumper rack on a SLC to extend the usefulness of a roofrack for same. Or you could make a bumper to bumper roof rack... (ugly but useful for hauling ladders, lumber, etc.) I finally found the w115 racer a

[MBZ] sls

2015-09-01 Thread Rick Hawkins Java via Mercedes
Andrew i've speculated about blackness in the sls oil i have it but don't worry about it the black could also come from the deteriorated hose you can change the seal on the back of the sls pump i have one that i've never gotten around to doing (out of the car) and have been running a pump

Re: [MBZ] OT: C-47 glider towing

2015-09-01 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
One of my uncles was a glider pilot in WWII in Europe. He barely survived the crash landing, and it was over 40 years later before he would get in another aircraft. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m0qJ2thQ7c 45 min about WWII gliders ___

Re: [MBZ] '85 123 vacuum system

2015-09-01 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
RA writes: >‎ I am losing confidence in his >ability to properly >troubleshoot and repair the >system.   >Any thoughts on where else to >look? Buy a Mity Vac. Do it yourself.   It isn't too terribly difficult to T/S vacuum problems, but it is time consuming, and much like electrical

Re: [MBZ] OT (?) Mice eating the wiring

2015-09-01 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
‎OK Don inquires: >Turns out rodents have chewed >up almost $600 worth of wiring. >Short of parking in a hermetically >sealed garage, how does one >keep vermin >from eating your car? Fresh Cab.

[MBZ] BenzpR0n

2015-09-01 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
http://oppositelock.kinja.com/benz-dump-1727929702 --R ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] Car Naming

2015-09-01 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Hmmm . . . Self driving cars, aside from the hacking aspects, open up a whole new > realm of deviant behaviour/thinking. (I put the "u" in there for Fred, > Randy, Hendrick, and others who grew up with the queen's englisch.) I thought you were thinking along the lines of Sperry and his use of

Re: [MBZ] Car Naming

2015-09-01 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
It had never occurred to me, but seems obvious in retrospect: http://xkcd.com/1571/ I'm not sure how far back his name database went, there would be a lot more Ds pre-facelift I suppose. Best, Tim I thought that was a name-lift. Anyhow, I thought this one about self driving cars was great!

[MBZ] '85 123 vacuum system

2015-09-01 Thread RA via Mercedes
I finally reached the point where the engine will not shut off when removing the key last week. I must use the stop button under the hood each time. The door locks also stopped working. A mechanic has found one source in the drivers door and something else under the hood. He says there is a

Re: [MBZ] '85 123 vacuum system

2015-09-01 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
This is all of maybe 10-15 minutes worth of diagnostics with a MityVac. It's vacuum, not pressure, so I'm confused why they would reference a positive pressure. If you have access to a MityVac and some time, let me know and I can outline the steps. It's stupidly simple once you know how. Dan

Re: [MBZ] OT (?) Mice eating the wiring

2015-09-01 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Cats? Sent from my iPad > On Sep 1, 2015, at 11:44 AM, OK Don via Mercedes > wrote: > > We live in the country. We park the seldom used cars under a carport. > > My wife got in the car last week to go to the store and found she had no > power steering (electrical), the

[MBZ] OT (?) Mice eating the wiring

2015-09-01 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
We live in the country. We park the seldom used cars under a carport. My wife got in the car last week to go to the store and found she had no power steering (electrical), the ESC and tire pressure lights were also on. Turns out rodents have chewed up almost $600 worth of wiring. Short of