Re: [MBZ] Alfa Romeo

2005-11-28 Thread Alex Chamberlain
(and the excellent Milano sedan) are all an older RWD design. Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo

Re: [MBZ] MB in Movie Preview

2005-11-29 Thread Alex Chamberlain
is it that it's always the bad guys who are driving the Mercedes? Anyone seen any movies where the GOOD guy drives a Mercedes? Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo

Re: [MBZ] GM, was: What?

2005-11-29 Thread Alex Chamberlain
(the diesel motor is taller, maybe?). If it's the first case, then a turbodiesel Jag XJ6 should be a no-brainer, considering that kits to put 350 gassers in them are readily available. Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo

Re: [MBZ] OT GM bashing

2005-11-30 Thread Alex Chamberlain
On 11/29/05, Hans Neureiter [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: And Ford? hideously offensive looks like the whole line over the past 15 years. All look like Tauruses (Tauri ?), including the newest Jaguar. The X-type and S-type look like Tauri... but the XJ looks like a Crown Vic!!! Alex Chamberlain

[MBZ] VW origins (was Something fishy at Mercedes)

2005-11-30 Thread Alex Chamberlain
climate found in the Third Reich, once the Nazis had won the war---from North Africa to Siberia. Hence air-cooling, since cooling systems in '30s watercooled cars, before modern antifreeze formulations, tended to either freeze or boil over at the drop of a hat. Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo

Re: [MBZ] MERCEDEZ-BEND 300HD

2005-12-02 Thread Alex Chamberlain
names by now, Kaleb :) Did those have swing-arm rear suspensions? Talk about your lift-throttle oversteer! Yikes! Especially with the OM603 option. ;) Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo

Re: [MBZ] Cool E55 commercial

2005-12-02 Thread Alex Chamberlain
On 12/1/05, Aaron Lam [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I like this one too, but they skipped over the W115. http://w124.f0e.net/videos/misc_mb/story_remains.mov Isn't there a 114 or 115 in there just for a moment, just before the 600? Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo

Re: [MBZ] OT GM bashing

2005-12-02 Thread Alex Chamberlain
at an auto show because it's gotten so much praise in the press---but compared to my 124, sitting in it feels like lying in a bathtub peering out through gun-slits. Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo

Re: [MBZ] Another video, this time with pontoon and /8

2005-12-03 Thread Alex Chamberlain
On 12/3/05, Bob Rentfro [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Kaleb typed: Didnt know there was an ozvets forum anymore Remind me what ozvets is again... \ Old Benzes in Australia??? Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo

Re: [MBZ] Some things are just plain wrong

2005-12-05 Thread Alex Chamberlain
Oho! THAT's Jeremy Clarkson! I'd heard of him, but never seen him. Explains a lot. Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo On 12/4/05, TimothyPilgrim [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Clarkson Tim 1982 300TD Moby On 12/2/05, Alex Chamberlain [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote

Re: [MBZ] Some things are just plain wrong

2005-12-05 Thread Alex Chamberlain
I don't know what I meant, but the poor 911 in the video has the wheel on the left side, American/Continental-style. Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo On 12/4/05, Hendrik Riessen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Mate, we drive on the left side of the road (most of the time) or where you referring

Re: [MBZ] oh geez

2005-12-10 Thread Alex Chamberlain
-miles-per-gallon_W0QQitemZ4596036214QQcategoryZ6333QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem -- Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo

Re: [MBZ] What to do for fun when its 12 degrees outside

2005-12-10 Thread Alex Chamberlain
: http://thomas.savage.org/niceday.jpg Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo

Re: [MBZ] W123 limo going cheap

2005-12-11 Thread Alex Chamberlain
MY EYES!!! IT BURNS!!! Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo On 12/11/05, Hendrik Riessen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Yes it could, http://www.w123-world.org/showthread.php?t=293 Hendrik - Original Message - From: Alex Chamberlain [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes mailing list [EMAIL

Re: [MBZ] W123 limo going cheap

2005-12-11 Thread Alex Chamberlain
On 12/11/05, David Brodbeck [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Alex Chamberlain wrote: On 12/11/05, Hendrik Riessen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://club123d.org/listings/page10.html Wow, could that possibly be any uglier? It'd look a lot better without the gangstalicious gold wheels. Put some

Re: [MBZ] picturing a banjo bolt

2005-12-12 Thread Alex Chamberlain
is a round device with a large hole in the center and a fitting on the side -- looks like a banjo (or a lolipop with a hole in it). Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo

Re: [MBZ] Filling tires with nitrogen

2005-12-16 Thread Alex Chamberlain
- some metal caps have no gaskets, or poor gaskets. Plastic caps are useless except to keep dirt out of the Schrader. Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo

Re: [MBZ] 87 300D parts car

2005-12-18 Thread Alex Chamberlain
On 12/18/05, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/MERCEDES-300D-TURBO-DIESEL-1987-PARTS-CAR_W0QQitemZ8023271750QQcategoryZ6783QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem Why doesn't he just get a new windshield put in and sell it as a driver? Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo

[MBZ] 124 washer nozzles don't heat up

2005-12-19 Thread Alex Chamberlain
I'm leaning towards replacement (which probably will improve flow as well). Either way, how the heck do you get them out of the hood? I pushed and pried for quite a while with no result. Thanks, Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo

Re: [MBZ] nice mileage palindrome

2005-12-20 Thread Alex Chamberlain
PROTECTED] wrote: I thought I was the only person who noticed stuff like that. Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo

Re: [MBZ] wasnt somebody looking for a 300E tranny?

2005-12-22 Thread Alex Chamberlain
Maybe if it was a manual... I'm thinking about converting my 124 when the tranny dies. On 12/21/05, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Bebuild-Mercedes-300-E-Transmission_W0QQitemZ8024363253QQcategoryZ33727QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem -- Alex Chamberlain '87 300D

Re: [MBZ] nice SDL

2005-12-23 Thread Alex Chamberlain
-05755038677111853_W0QQitemZ4599349997QQcategoryZ6330QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo

Re: [MBZ] Rendezvous

2005-12-23 Thread Alex Chamberlain
as 16x9 instead of 4x3 so the other cars are all stretched out. (Easy to fix but still irritating.) Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo

Re: [MBZ] nice SDL

2005-12-23 Thread Alex Chamberlain
light weight, more than most Mercedes wheels. Definitely NOT a proper fitment for any S or SL class - the offset is all wrong. =:-o -dm -- Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 21:27:24 -0800 From: Alex Chamberlain [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [MBZ] nice SDL

Re: [MBZ] Carfax please?

2005-12-24 Thread Alex Chamberlain
farther? Doesn't make sense. I may post a couple more as I keep looking, if you'll be so kind as to run 'em. Not sure whether I prefer the simplicity and easy engine-bay access of the fours, or the better parts availability and slightly better power of the sixes. Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo

Re: [MBZ] 1987 300DT

2005-12-27 Thread Alex Chamberlain
planning for when there will be much, much fewer 123 chassis diesel in the next 10 to 15 years. Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo

Re: [MBZ] Germanic inter-species crossover wheel adaptation?

2005-12-27 Thread Alex Chamberlain
a picture of a 123 in the database, but I know they have a 124, 126, 201, and probably everything later. Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo On 12/27/05, Bob DuPuy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: For around $1000. you can get new wheels and tires mounted and balanced with lugs and centercaps delivered

Re: [MBZ] Another Carfax please

2005-12-28 Thread Alex Chamberlain
Thanks for the quick response guys! I was hoping this one had a clean Carfax. Thinking I want to snap this one up (pending a compression check) since like Lee noted it seems to have been on the lot a long time and they just marked it down to get rid of it before th end of the year. Alex

Re: [MBZ] euro 124D

2006-01-02 Thread Alex Chamberlain
Steel wheels with plastic wheelcovers, too, I think. Never seen any like that. And manual climate control. That aftermarket sunroof is atrocious. Still, if it had a stick instead of the AT, I'd buy it. Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo On 12/30/05, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote

Re: [MBZ] '72 280SE 4.5

2006-01-03 Thread Alex Chamberlain
On 1/2/06, Mitch Haley [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I do think the turbo in the ad has got to be some kind of a mistake Crackhead probably put a Tornado air filter on it and thinks that's a turbo. Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo

Re: [MBZ] Windshield can't be wiped?

2006-01-04 Thread Alex Chamberlain
for cleaning stubborn glass. If that doesn't work, try lacquer thinner---but be VERY careful not to get any on paint, rubber, or anything else besides the glass! It is an effective solvent of practically anything petroleum-based, which whatever's on your windshield probably is. Alex Chamberlain '87 300D

Re: [MBZ] Euro 500SEC on eBay

2006-01-04 Thread Alex Chamberlain
Is that alarm keypad really factory? I know Euro cars could be ordered with a lot of interesting options that we never got in the US, but never seen that one before... Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo On 1/3/06, andrew strasfogel [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I really doubt those are original miles

Re: [MBZ] Euro 500SEC on eBay

2006-01-04 Thread Alex Chamberlain
Other than that, though, the seller seems relatively uncrackified. On 1/3/06, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: aftermarket Alex Chamberlain wrote: Is that alarm keypad really factory? I know Euro cars could be ordered with a lot of interesting options that we never got

[MBZ] Will these wheels fit a 124?

2006-01-06 Thread Alex Chamberlain
http://tinyurl.com/dpl44 And do SLKs really come with different size rims on the front and back like the seller implies? I never heard of any Mercedes like that from the factory. Seems uncharacteristically impractical. Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo

Re: [MBZ] Staggered wheels

2006-01-07 Thread Alex Chamberlain
tires... Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo

Re: [MBZ] Of interest to dieselheads

2006-01-10 Thread Alex Chamberlain
/challenger.html Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo

Re: [MBZ] today's Daily Reckoning - contrarian investing newsletter - diesel exhaust tech.

2006-01-10 Thread Alex Chamberlain
/share to over $20. I expect the price to increase by a factor of ten in a few more years if Corning really has what they say they have. Buy now! (But don't listen to a stock tip from me or anyone else. *wink*) Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo

Re: [MBZ] 124 rear headrest

2006-01-12 Thread Alex Chamberlain
On 1/11/06, OK Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Mine won't fall back by just pushing the button. I have to be moving - I guess it needs the vibration to overcome inertia Vacuum leak, maybe? Just enough more vacuum is generated when the engine is above idle speed to trip the solenoids??? Alex

Re: [MBZ] Cracked diesel head on 124 series

2006-01-12 Thread Alex Chamberlain
comments on my 124. Hey, is that a diesel? You running bio? What kind of mileage? How much you want for it? Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo

Re: [MBZ] 124 rear headrest

2006-01-13 Thread Alex Chamberlain
Exactly. Mine too, and regardless of the velocity vector of the car. OK Don's are broken somehow, I think. Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo On 1/12/06, wilton strickland [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Mine falls back with resounding THUMP. Wilton ___ http

Re: [MBZ] 124 rear headrest

2006-01-14 Thread Alex Chamberlain
headrests. The manual states that they will fold back when you push the button (when the engine is running) - the parens are theirs. So we tried it tonight - after parking the car, killed the engine, tried the button, and it worked - with the engine off. Go figure. On 1/12/06, Alex Chamberlain

Re: [MBZ] Tschuss

2006-01-14 Thread Alex Chamberlain
: In a Windows terminal emulation program, what does the key combination control-C do? Does it cut selected text, or does it send a break to the remote system? On the Mac there's only one possible answer. Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo On 1/13/06, Loren Faeth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Well, they did

Re: [MBZ] Tschuss

2006-01-14 Thread Alex Chamberlain
On 1/14/06, Craig McCluskey [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Fri, 13 Jan 2006 22:52:23 -0800 Alex Chamberlain [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Adopted, yes. Adopted correctly, no. Microsoft's user-interface bozos were too stupid to realize that the command or open apple key on the Mac and Apple II

Re: [MBZ] plastic oil sucker

2006-01-14 Thread Alex Chamberlain
are metal. Seems very well made for the price, especially compared to the Pela oil extractor I had before. Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo On 1/14/06, Ron Dwelle [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: About 6 months ago, someone posted info on a big plastic oil sucker, similar to the top-sider, but all plastic

Re: [MBZ] This yours Jim?

2006-03-18 Thread Alex Chamberlain
easily changed, and usually have been on most of the gray-market cars I've seen. All that being said, the seller is probably wrong. I still think the question of ABS on Euro 123s was worth posing. Somebody must know. Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo '93 Isuzu Trooper

Re: [MBZ] 1994 S Class Diesels, Bad Heads?

2006-03-20 Thread Alex Chamberlain
resemblance among car lines at different price levels has always seemed to me to be one of the things that distinguishes traditional German design. Didn't someone high up at BMW once refer to the 3, 5, and 7 series cars, without irony, as one sausage cut to three different lengths? Alex Chamberlain

Re: [MBZ] save yourself a ticket tip of the day

2006-03-20 Thread Alex Chamberlain
on the Interstate? Lots of fun to drive, although I am encountering great difficulty keeping to the 35 mph speed limits in my town. I'm green with envy. 13 tires? Really? The only Quantums (Quanta?) I have experience with are the Syncro station wagons, and they have 14s. Alex Chamberlain '87 300D

Re: [MBZ] 190D needs 603

2006-03-22 Thread Alex Chamberlain
Kind of reminds me of the old Toyota minivans with most of the engine under a plastic cover between the front seats. Drove one on a used-car lot for a lark a few years back that smelled like burning oil something fierce, and you definitely knew it without having to pop the hood! Alex Chamberlain

[MBZ] W124 squirrely rear end, Part II

2006-03-22 Thread Alex Chamberlain
realize I could buy all this stuff from Rusty and DIY for much less, but I don't have the time or facilities right now, and I don't mind letting my indy get his percentage once in a while for stuff that I can't do.) Thanks for any input, Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo '93 Isuzu Trooper

Re: [MBZ] W124 squirrely rear end, Part II

2006-03-22 Thread Alex Chamberlain
Thanks, Dave. Those new mounts are obviously quite a different design than the old ones---the old ones seem to be solid rubber while the new ones are reinforced with metal, is that right? Do you have any idea when the switch occurred? Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo '93 Isuzu Trooper On 3/22

Re: [MBZ] W124 squirrely rear end, Part II

2006-03-23 Thread Alex Chamberlain
, but the bushings at the wheel carrier and spring link inner end do Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo '93 Isuzu Trooper

Re: [MBZ] W124 squirrely rear end, Part II

2006-03-23 Thread Alex Chamberlain
the score... I'm now planning to budget to have my indy do the whole back end at once, links, subframe mounts, 500E sway bar, and anything else that's easy to get at with the subframe out.) Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo '93 Isuzu Trooper

Re: [MBZ] W124 squirrely rear end, Part II

2006-03-23 Thread Alex Chamberlain
On 3/22/06, Marshall Booth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Alex Chamberlain wrote: On 3/22/06, Marshall Booth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I suggest replacing all four links on both sides - not just parts of them! Four? Camber strut, torque strut, tie rod, thrust arm, spring link... which

Re: [MBZ] 87 190D Question: Re: W124 squirrely rear end, Part II

2006-03-23 Thread Alex Chamberlain
I'm sure someone more knowledgeable will chime in here, but surely the answer's yes? The five-link rear suspension design was introduced on the 201 and then used with very little change on the 124. Many of the parts for the 124 suspension have 201 part numbers! Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo

Re: [MBZ] oh my

2006-03-23 Thread Alex Chamberlain
Worth fixing up. It's a Euro! Note the manual climate control, headlights, dark cloth seats under the silly covers, and lack of sunroof. Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo On 3/22/06, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1981-380-SE-Hooptie-Mobile

Re: [MBZ] oh my

2006-03-23 Thread Alex Chamberlain
welded it shut and painstakingly Bondo'd and repainted over the evidence? Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo On 3/22/06, Sunil Hari [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: how can you tell they're cloth seats? They have the seatcovers on all of them. But it's definitely a Euro car. On 3/22/06, Curt Raymond

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes Supersedans

2006-03-23 Thread Alex Chamberlain
Cool story, Dave. Thanks for scanning it in! $7500 is given as the typical price of a tired runner 6.9. I wonder if I should have snapped up the one I saw for $1200 on a used-car lot a couple of years ago? (I'd probably still be paying off the credit card bills to fix it up, though...) Alex

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes Supersedans

2006-03-23 Thread Alex Chamberlain
No way any factory 124 goes for anywhere near $50K, except maybe a late Cabriolet in mint condition. Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo '93 Isuzu Trooper On 3/23/06, Sunil Hari [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: And they said $20K for a 500E? I thought those things were going for $50K now? On 3/23/06

Re: [MBZ] Leaky 126 sunroofs

2006-03-24 Thread Alex Chamberlain
, skinny 165-mm tires, and only about 100 hp but well-chosen gear ratios to make the most of it. Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo '93 Isuzu Trooper

Re: [MBZ] /8

2006-03-26 Thread Alex Chamberlain
-have-been-built '80s convertibles? Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo '93 Isuzu Trooper

Re: [MBZ] Collectable Convertibles [was Re: /8]

2006-03-26 Thread Alex Chamberlain
The Wikipedia page argues that the 600's front-end styling was based on that of the Dodge Mirada. Wow, haven't seen one of *those* in a long time! Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo

Re: [MBZ] Collectable Convertibles [was Re: /8]

2006-03-26 Thread Alex Chamberlain
On 3/26/06, Alex Chamberlain [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 3/25/06, David Brodbeck [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Craig McCluskey wrote: Did they ever make a K car into a convertible? Yes: http://www.lookslikewood.com/lebaron.html The LeBaron isn't the first thing you think

Re: [MBZ] I LOVE the color

2006-03-27 Thread Alex Chamberlain
Is that the original radio? Never seen one like that. Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo '93 Isuzu Trooper On 3/26/06, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1981-Mercedes-Benz-300-Turbo-Diesel-No-Reserve_W0QQitemZ4625892934QQcategoryZ6330QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Re: [MBZ] '83 300D winter heat generation

2006-03-27 Thread Alex Chamberlain
like the pump has failed (hunting cabin temp at idle but working fine at speed), but the fuse is intact. :( Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo '93 Isuzu Trooper

Re: [MBZ] W124 Serpentine Belt Replacement

2006-03-28 Thread Alex Chamberlain
they sell at Sears. You know, the kind that has a nicely machined screwdriving tip on one end for no apparent purpose, although it's pretty good for opening paint cans. ;) Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo '93 Isuzu Trooper

Re: [MBZ] '83 300D winter heat generation

2006-03-29 Thread Alex Chamberlain
a lot of time Catheying.) On the other hand, does anyone have any experience with the rebuilt control units sold by Rusty, Performance Products, and others? Worth the money for the time they save over rebuilding my own, keeping in mind that I have a brown thumb with electronics? Alex Chamberlain '87

Re: [MBZ] taking the bull by the horns - 87 300TD head gasket

2006-03-29 Thread Alex Chamberlain
had (deservedly) the same kind of rep as an OM617---slow, overbuilt, torquey, and very long-lived. Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo '93 Isuzu Trooper

Re: [MBZ] 124 - What to do when the subframe's down?

2006-03-29 Thread Alex Chamberlain
to be replaced anyway as well... I think I have a leaking pinion seal. And a 500E sway bar is going in as well. :-) Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo '93 Isuzu Trooper On 3/29/06, Dave M. [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'd seriously consider replacing most of the 5 links if the car is over 15 years

Re: [MBZ] this guy is an idiot

2006-03-30 Thread Alex Chamberlain
Japan and Hong Kong drive on the wrong side (sorry, Hendrik), pretty much the rest of Asia on the right. Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo '93 Isuzu Trooper On 3/29/06, John M McIntosh [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I guess that is why the dealer asked me today was your 90's wagon a euro or Japanese

Re: [MBZ] archives

2006-03-30 Thread Alex Chamberlain
OS X Tiger does this. it would be handier if I saved all messages though. So does Gmail. This list is the only thing I use it for... works great! Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo '93 Isuzu Trooper

Re: [MBZ] Turn Signals Out

2006-03-30 Thread Alex Chamberlain
Red or green lumps! How Christmasy! (Johnny is making a joke... but, really, there IS a difference, just like when yogurt goes bad [although ironically the fact that it's already spoiled in a sense DOES make it last longer].) Alex Chamberlain, who has made yogurt from scratch for the fun

Re: [MBZ] And Now For Something Completely Different...

2006-03-31 Thread Alex Chamberlain
the interior is finished looking like that! I hate engine swaps that were done for no other reason than Hey, I have this car with a busted engine and this other engine that might fit, and I just scored some good crank so I'm going to be up all night anyway... Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo '93 Isuzu

Re: [MBZ] Failing Window Motor

2006-03-31 Thread Alex Chamberlain
Yup. They're enough of a pain to get in and out that you don't want to bother with a used one. Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo '93 Isuzu Trooper On 3/30/06, James Zavesky [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: motor is dying or dead rusty has them James Zavesky - Original Message - From: Bob

Re: [MBZ] Failing Window Motor

2006-03-31 Thread Alex Chamberlain
to the relatively small price premium of a new motor over a used one puts this in the category of jobs worth paying extra on to make sure they stay fixed, if at all possible, as long as I own the car. Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo '93 Isuzu Trooper

Re: [MBZ] Jacking Up a W124

2006-03-31 Thread Alex Chamberlain
Yeah! It'd be nice to solve that mystery. I'd love to find out that I could buy some belly panels for a 2.5 and put them on my '87 just by strategically drilling a few holes or something. Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo '93 Isuzu Trooper On 3/31/06, Dave M. [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: BTW

Re: [MBZ] Anti-Sieze on Lug Bolts

2006-04-01 Thread Alex Chamberlain
a perfunctory click with it on already-overtorqued nuts. I've seen an awful lot of people run the nuts down with an air wrench and then go around putting the torque wrench on them, which clicks as soon as they apply pressure to it. Duh. Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo '93 Isuzu Trooper

Re: [MBZ] Undershields

2006-04-02 Thread Alex Chamberlain
(and I can't imagine ever finding a decent set used... the whole problem is that people take them off and throw them away). Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo '93 Isuzu Trooper On 4/1/06, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Has anyone made any observations after seeing the photos

Re: [MBZ] driveshaft removal for towing

2006-04-02 Thread Alex Chamberlain
a secondary oil pump in their automatic transmission so that the 450 could be towed, making it surely the first car designed to be reliable even in the broken-down state. Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo '93 Isuzu Trooper

Re: [MBZ] My friend the Italian Tuneup

2006-04-02 Thread Alex Chamberlain
and invite them out for an evening of drag-racing kids in souped-up Hondas. Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo '93 Isuzu Trooper

[MBZ] EPC question - CLK optional wheel bolts?

2006-04-03 Thread Alex Chamberlain
. Thanks, Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo '93 Isuzu Trooper -- next part -- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: clkwheel.jpg Type: image/jpeg Size: 45724 bytes Desc: not available Url : http://striplin.net/pipermail/mercedes_striplin.net/attachments/20060= 402/f94ac9e2

Re: [MBZ] EPC question - CLK optional wheel bolts?

2006-04-04 Thread Alex Chamberlain
. -- Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2006 23:42:52 -0800 From: Alex Chamberlain [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [MBZ] EPC question - CLK optional wheel bolts? Can somebody with the EPC look up a part for me---the lug bolt that fits the wheel in the attached picture? (Also at http

Re: [MBZ] MB Truck

2006-04-04 Thread Alex Chamberlain
On 4/4/06, Jim Cathey [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: His 87 TD looks more interesting to me! http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=4626861138 -- Jim I'm with Jim... that's the same color combo as my '87 sedan! I could have a matched set! Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo

Re: [MBZ] EPC question - CLK optional wheel bolts?

2006-04-05 Thread Alex Chamberlain
of the springs, and then putting steamroller tires on it that stick out three inches from the fenders.) Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo '93 Isuzu Trooper On 4/4/06, Desert Rat [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Isn't the offset on a W124 wheel somewhere in the neighborhood of 45? On 4/4/06, Alex

Re: [MBZ] HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

2006-04-05 Thread Alex Chamberlain
is true. The engine is an M110 six---the big dual-cam valve cover is unmistakable. Never sold here by MBNA... it's definitely a gray-market car. Jim's right about it making a good pickup... or transplant the engine into a 380SL that blew up after the single-row timing chain broke? Alex

Re: [MBZ] Rusty's Paper Manual

2006-04-05 Thread Alex Chamberlain
Yeah, but you guys should start selling the British Haynes book too! No 124 owner's library is complete without all three! Besides, it's fun to translate spanner into wrench, boot into trunk, paraffin into kerosene, etc. ad infinitum, in your head as you read. ;) Alex Chamberlain '87 300D

Re: [MBZ] VPC (was: We can all just throw our Macs away)

2006-04-06 Thread Alex Chamberlain
on. Virus or bad Win98 install or something? Should I wipe the virtual partition and start over? I have been using Macs forever and consider myself pretty good with them, but Windows hates me and this has me stumped. Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo '93 Isuzu Trooper '99 Sawtooth G4, PowerLogix

Re: [MBZ] Rust in the trunk

2006-04-06 Thread Alex Chamberlain
Don't forget to raid the Goodwill for broken microwaves! ;) Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo '93 Isuzu Trooper On 4/5/06, redghost [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I have no idea of cost, I am going to hit Pacific Iron and see what they have in the way of thin sheet metal to form a pan or patch

Re: [MBZ] Spotted 190E for sale

2006-04-06 Thread Alex Chamberlain
I can't see this thread title without picturing a 201 painted like a Dalmatian! Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo '93 Isuzu Trooper

Re: [MBZ] DieselPurge

2006-04-07 Thread Alex Chamberlain
the hood (duct tape to the rescue!) as a temporary fuel tank and then drive around until it's gone? I would think the beneficial effects of Purging would only be enhanced by a simultanous Italian tuneup. Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo '93 Isuzu Trooper

Re: [MBZ] Cooling problem with my 87 300TD

2006-04-11 Thread Alex Chamberlain
that nothing back there is labeled and all the relays look the same. (But I'd love to test that little critter too.) Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo '93 Isuzu Trooper

Re: [MBZ] OT Retro Land Cruiser?

2006-04-12 Thread Alex Chamberlain
For the USA, just a big gas V6, 4 liters or thereabouts, the standard one found in Toyota's other compact trucks and SUVs. I imagine the rest of the world can also get a four-cylinder gas engine or a turbodiesel of some kind. Sigh. Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo '93 Isuzu Trooper On 4/11/06

Re: [MBZ] OT Retro Land Cruiser?

2006-04-12 Thread Alex Chamberlain
Hmph, I'll believe it when I see it. That would be the first diesel Toyota sold in the USA in what, 20 years? Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo '93 Isuzu Trooper On 4/12/06, Mike Canfield [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The diesel version is supposed to be available in the US as well. Four Wheeler

Re: [MBZ] hello?

2006-04-13 Thread Alex Chamberlain
the same up in the Seattle area, and some regions of Oregon? Yup. In Portland it sometimes seems like every third car is a diesel 123! (And the rest are Subaru Outbacks.) Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo '93 Isuzu Trooper

Re: [MBZ] WOW

2006-04-14 Thread Alex Chamberlain
, is that whoever did the stereo install was an amateur---notice the bulging, ripply vinyl around the speakers in the front doors. Kind of makes you wonder what other indignities the car has sufferred that aren't evident from the photos. Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo '93 Isuzu Trooper

Re: [MBZ] Toyota eyesore

2006-04-14 Thread Alex Chamberlain
be a terrific chassis for the diesel V6 that Ford puts in the Jaguar X-type in Europe---it'd be about the size and weight of a 300SDL with much more power (and better fuel economy, I imagine). Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo '93 Isuzu Trooper

Re: [MBZ] Fw:A Unique Piece of Spam... HONDA PROMOTION RESULT 2006

2006-04-14 Thread Alex Chamberlain
What the heck is a ponuce sterling? (Yes, I know they mean pounds, but where did ponuce come from?) Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo '93 Isuzu Trooper On 4/13/06, Bob Rentfro [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: This is an odd one...first time I've gotten one where something besides ebay/paypal/amazon

Re: [MBZ] Toyota eyesore

2006-04-15 Thread Alex Chamberlain
. It looks bland but it actually contains a lot of new technology for Ford. FWD, not RWD. Same platform as the largest Volvo---the S80? (And there haven't been any RWD Volvos for a decade or so now.) Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo '93 Isuzu Trooper

Re: [MBZ] (D)evolution

2006-04-15 Thread Alex Chamberlain
apart and figure out if that's in fact the case and how to hack in a cheap off-the-shelf LCD, you'll be a hero to many. (Obi-Jim Kenobi, you're our only hope.) Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo '93 Isuzu Trooper

[MBZ] 1960 190D on eBay

2006-04-15 Thread Alex Chamberlain
a chance to drive a Ponton, let alone a diesel one? I promise a full report if I do. I don't know whether to laugh or cry at the sight of the tow hitch on the back, though. Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo '93 Isuzu Trooper

Re: [MBZ] (D)evolution

2006-04-15 Thread Alex Chamberlain
meant. Is bulk LCD fluid like blinker fluid? ;) Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo '93 Isuzu Trooper

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