Re: [MBZ] test message

2014-07-13 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Here ya go Dan On Jul 13, 2014, at 2:32 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I need some replied to this message to see what happens. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] test 2

2014-07-13 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
---BeginMessage--- And how did this work? Dan On Jul 13, 2014, at 2:40 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: From: Kaleb C. Striplin ka...@striplin.net Subject: test 2 Date: July 13, 2014 at 2:39:48 PM EDT To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] test 3

2014-07-13 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Here ya go. Dan On Jul 13, 2014, at 2:52 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: need a reply ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options

Re: [MBZ] Of batteries and clocks

2014-07-13 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Yup. Two of the them if memory serves me correctly. If you have basic soldering skills and the tools necessary to remove the cluster, it's an easy and cheap fix. Be sure to go with 25WVDC caps for replacements. Or maybe it was 50s. I just remember that the original caps are marginal as far

Re: [MBZ] Of batteries and clocks

2014-07-13 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I don't recall having to disassemble the clock, that is, remove the hands. Dan On Jul 13, 2014, at 4:21 PM, Jim Cathey via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Anyhow after replacing it, the clock is kaput. Electrolytic caps? How gnarly of a job is it? The worst part is getting the

Re: [MBZ] last test

2014-07-13 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Same here. I've just been taking the individual address out. If that's what it takes to stop the bounces I'm all for it. Dan On Jul 13, 2014, at 5:48 PM, Fmiser via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Curt wrote: Interesting, for me its showing you and the list once again... My

Re: [MBZ] change of settings on the list?

2014-07-14 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Its due to changes made yesterday to eliminate the bounces that people have been dealing with. Just hit Reply and don't worry about it, or delete the individual from the recipient list. Dan On Jul 14, 2014, at 5:45 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: All messages

Re: [MBZ] OT: Another Fkying Tale

2014-07-14 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Certainly makes it easier to work on the APU now. Dan always looking for a bright side... On Jul 14, 2014, at 6:47 PM, Scott Ritchey via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: See the photo at the end. Narrative: An Aeromexico Boeing 767-200, registration XA-TOJ performing flight AM-2

[MBZ] Today's CL Find

2014-07-14 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Price is a little high, but nice nevertheless. http://orlando.craigslist.org/cto/4568162179.html Manny tranny AND factory trailer hitch. Dan ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change

Re: [MBZ] New phone

2014-07-14 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I would like to move up to a 5S but I'm waiting for the prices to drop when they introduce the new iPhone in September. I don't use my phone to do much in the way of surfing, just mail, text and phone so I probably wouldn't notice the difference that much Dan On Jul 14, 2014, at 8:28

[MBZ] MY EYES!!!! AAAAAHHHHHRRRGGHH!!

2014-07-14 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Please, please, someone make it go away http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4526477896.html Dan ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] New phone

2014-07-14 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I started using a 4S last week. Battery life is definitely worse than my 4. It's only got to last me until the new ones come out... Dan On Jul 14, 2014, at 9:42 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I can't imaging living on 3G... I've also been told the 4s has really

Re: [MBZ] New phone

2014-07-14 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Yeah, that's the Okie version of the iPhone. The c means cheap, as in $500 cars with no titles. grin Dan On Jul 14, 2014, at 9:10 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin ka...@striplin.net wrote: This one is the 5c, only difference I see is the s has the next processor and the finger print scan. Otherwise

[MBZ] Lucky 7?

2014-07-15 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
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Re: [MBZ] Today's CL Find

2014-07-15 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Is Poos getting that dead SEL? --R On 7/15/14 8:23 AM, dseretakis--- via Mercedes wrote: Beauty. Sent from my iPhone On Jul 14, 2014, at 7:40 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Price is a little high, but nice

Re: [MBZ] Today's CL Find

2014-07-15 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Budget appears to dictate mid to early 90s, but later is always better. That avoids things like evaporators and wiring harnesses. Dan Sent from my iPad On Jul 15, 2014, at 10:05 AM, Craig diese...@pisquared.net wrote: On Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:20:07 -0400 Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes

Re: [MBZ] New phone

2014-07-15 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
The 4 is much better than the 4S in this regard. Dan Sent from my iPad On Jul 15, 2014, at 11:53 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: 4 or 4s? She says the 4 is much better than the 4s. Another friend had a 4s and went back to a 4. -Curt

Re: [MBZ] New phone

2014-07-15 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
as my 4, and it's three years old with the original battery. MacDan Sent from my iPad On Jul 15, 2014, at 12:29 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: The 4 is much better than the 4S in this regard. Dan Sent from my iPad On Jul 15, 2014, at 11:53 AM, Curt Raymond

[MBZ] Here's one for Fred!

2014-07-15 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/sale-wanted-trade-giveaway/2080826-sale-1984-mercedes-300d.html#post9463954 Right in the neighborhood, too! Dan ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change

Re: [MBZ] Mobil 1 $23 at Wally World

2014-07-16 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I have struggled with hit or miss stock on the 15W-50 around here. I have gotten into the habit of checking the two Supercenters in the area online about once a week, and when they have it I buy a couple of jugs. With three MBs running the stuff I can't afford to run out. Dan Sent from my

Re: [MBZ] Mobil 1 $23 at Wally World

2014-07-16 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I change every 5k. Yeah, I know, I know. Cheap insurance and we're typically talking about twice a year for each car if that. Since the climate down here is nasty a good part of the year, I'm sure the oil takes a beating as it is. I'm sure I could go longer, but every six months is a good

Re: [MBZ] Mobil 1 $23 at Wally World

2014-07-16 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
in the US but 30k (!) in Europe. The reason for the short changes here is because they figure nobody reads the manual anyway... -Curt From: Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 3:41 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Mobil 1

Re: [MBZ] 123 Body Panels

2014-07-16 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Wasn't there a place in Cleveland that made all sorts of replacement panels for cars? Did they have MB stuff? It's these guys: http://www.tabcobodyparts.com/html/table_of_contents.htm Looks like they just have repair panels, not complete fenders. Dan On Jul 16, 2014, at 4:30 PM, Gary Hurst

Re: [MBZ] OT: Another Fkying Tale

2014-07-16 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Second officer was Wi Tu Lo Dan Sent from my iPad On Jul 16, 2014, at 5:47 PM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: And the pilot was Bang Ding Ow --R On 7/15/14 10:43 PM, archer75--- via Mercedes wrote: More on this story: ..A passenger reported the

Re: [MBZ] Mobil 1 $23 at Wally World

2014-07-16 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
From: Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 5:28 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Mobil 1 $23 at Wally World I am changing about every 5k-6k and I'm perfectly happy with that. If the oil hasn't broken in (and I

Re: [MBZ] Mobil 1 $23 at Wally World

2014-07-16 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Not sure I understand. Every industrial engine sampling program I ever ran was sampled on a regular schedule. I understand the baseline concept, but in the programs I worked with we would sample several times a year to determine the oil condition to determine when it was exhausted and should

Re: [MBZ] Mobil 1 $23 at Wally World

2014-07-16 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
if we were talking about that substantial an amount of oil. -Curt From: Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 6:39 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Mobil 1 $23 at Wally

Re: [MBZ] Mobil 1 $23 at Wally World

2014-07-16 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
This SOP for industrial engines. You sample on a regular basis, after a few samples you have a baseline and then you just compare each new one to determine if there is excessive or unusual wear in a particular area. Same thing for hydraulic fluids. Your Cat buddies are watching for changes in

Re: [MBZ] Mobil 1 $23 at Wally World

2014-07-16 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Penoff via Mercedes Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 6:40 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] Mobil 1 $23 at Wally World On Jul 16, 2014, at 5:38 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Is the lack of analysis on stationary engines a factor of short

Re: [MBZ] Suspension Rubber Quality for 126

2014-07-17 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Unless Emperor Gary says otherwise, I would bite the bullet and buy OE for this. Rubber parts are so easy to cut corners on, and it's really tough to know/trust what you're getting if you go aftermarket. If you look online I'll bet nearly everyone will try to sell you URO brand. These are,

Re: [MBZ] Leaky W123 front w/s

2014-07-17 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
After five years the dealer is going to tell you to bugger off. You might want to talk to your insurance company and see if they'll make the inquiry. It carries far more weight coming from them. Otherwise, I would chalk it up to experience and buy an OE seal and have a glass company RR it.

[MBZ] Today's BenzWorld Crackhead

2014-07-17 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I know that W124 500Es can be desirable, but http://www.benzworld.org/forums/sale-wanted-trade-giveaway/2083697-finally-500e-sale-pics-description.html#post9490385 clear coat on the roof was fading so it's been wrapped ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To

Re: [MBZ] Today's BenzWorld Crackhead

2014-07-17 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
That's crazy. I know they're rare, but $25k? $49K? No way. I don't put a lot of faith in prices on Hemmings, as there's no way to know if they ever sell for the asking price. Let me see some auction results. Should we ask the Choirboy? He would know. Dan On Jul 17, 2014, at 6:31 PM,

[MBZ] MH17 Shot Down By Howard Stern's Ass

2014-07-17 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Listen to this eyewitness report on MSNBC: http://jalopnik.com/caller-tells-msnbc-host-mh71-shot-down-by-howard-sterns-1606812900 Dan ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery

Re: [MBZ] Today's BenzWorld Crackhead

2014-07-17 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Look at the pictures of this thing. It appears to be somewhat thrashed. No engine compartment photos, either. Hmm. Dan On Jul 17, 2014, at 6:48 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: That's crazy. I know they're rare, but $25k? $49K? No way. I don't put a lot

Re: [MBZ] Today's BenzWorld Crackhead

2014-07-17 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
He claims 95% restored in the ad, but it that's 95% restored I would hate to see one that's only 80% restored. And why would you wrap the roof if the clear coat is bad? On Jul 17, 2014, at 7:22 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin ka...@striplin.net wrote: Those 500 guys pay crazy money for them Sent

Re: [MBZ] OT: Anyone for Dropbox?

2014-07-18 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Head of corporate security at Kohler was a neighbor of mine. Former Air Force MP with the typical control and superiority complexes that many of these guys have (he was short, too.) One time when he got loaded at a neighborhood party he started mouthing off about the keywords they had set up

Re: [MBZ] 1997 SEL 420

2014-07-18 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Gotta be an S420 if it's a 97. There was a 400SEL, however. That's a bit cheap for a 97 with those kinds of miles. I would expect issues or cosmetic problems at that price. The W140 chassis is far better from 1997-on, so as far as the year is concerned it's a good one. I am currently

Re: [MBZ] OT: Anyone for Dropbox?

2014-07-18 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
It is, however, if ports are mapped just the presence of activity on them can generate alarms. If you have a SIEM on the system it's not hard to see this if you have alarms properly set up. Dan Sent from my iPad On Jul 18, 2014, at 2:01 PM, Craig via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:

Re: [MBZ] 1997 SEL 420

2014-07-18 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Indiana does or did the excise tax thing, too, and it was spread over something like 12 years. At 12 years the excise tax dropped down to something like $25. Here in FL it's a flat fee, thank goodness. Dan Sent from my iPad On Jul 18, 2014, at 3:10 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Junkyard score

2014-07-19 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I have to ask - what did all of this cost? I just wondered as I haven't gotten stuff from a PP in ages. Dan On Jul 19, 2014, at 8:14 AM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Yesterday I went to a junkyard in Richmond (was there in business trip) and brought home the

Re: [MBZ] Junkyard score

2014-07-19 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Just out of curiosity, how much did all this cost you? I am so out of the PP thing I wonder what they charge for stuff these days. Used to be pennies on the dollar, especially if you did the pulling... Dan On Jul 19, 2014, at 8:14 AM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:

Re: [MBZ] OT iPhone battery cost?

2014-07-20 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I've got a cracked screen on one of mine. I see the part is relatively inexpensive, but the RR is pretty involved. I've torn down iPods so I have all the tools, but looking at the extent of the tear down has convinced me that we'll live with the crack for now... Dan Sent from my iPad On

Re: [MBZ] How the mighty have fallen

2014-07-20 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Heck of a deal if you know what to look for on these. If this was around here I would go look at it. Amazing that they would put a $2500 car on their lot. I can't imagine they have anything in it to speak of at that price. Dan On Jul 20, 2014, at 12:15 PM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] OT iPhone battery cost?

2014-07-20 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
You can buy replacement screens on eBay form any number of vendors - you'll find the prices all seem to hover around $25, I believe. The better kits contain the tools you need, spudger, hexaglobular screwdriver, etc. You'll need some jeweler's screwdrivers and a clean work surface. You can

Re: [MBZ] How the mighty have fallen

2014-07-20 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
to look for: Wiring harness AC evaporator Dan On Jul 20, 2014, at 12:41 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Heck of a deal if you know what to look for on these. If this was around here I would go look at it. Amazing that they would put a $2500 car on their lot. I

Re: [MBZ] OT iPhone battery cost?

2014-07-20 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Be careful. I am in a quandary with the mother-in-law's iPad. brother in-law's girlfriend set it up for her a couple of years ago, including an iCloud account. She activated the Find My iPad feature. No one can remember the password and the mother-in-law's email address has changed since

Re: [MBZ] OT - Two Strangers

2014-07-21 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
My father-in-law has always been reluctant to talk about his wartime service. This was due to the fact that he was a POW camp guard, and in his mind not a worthy contribution to the war effort. He's never really opened up about it at length, but we know that he guarded German prisoners at Camp

[MBZ] 1984 500SEL - HELP!!

2014-07-21 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Finally heard back from the owner. Here's what he tells me: He got the car from the original owner. It had been parked for a couple of years after being run out of fuel. Wouldn't start or run when he got it. He replaced the fuel pump and filter and put fresh fuel in the tank. Fuel pump

Re: [MBZ] 1984 500SEL - HELP!!

2014-07-21 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
He's asking $1200, but he's already inferred that he would take less. As I mentioned before, it's an older guy with time on his hands and he sounds like he got it from a neighbor who no longer drives for little or nothing. He's been tinkering with it in his shop for a couple of months (he

Re: [MBZ] 1984 500SEL - HELP!!

2014-07-21 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Any simple tests I can perform to determine if this is the case? On the BW W126 forum a number of people have said that when they sit the tank gets crudded up with particulates smaller than what the stock filter can catch, and that ends up int eh fuel distributor among other places, causing

Re: [MBZ] 1984 500SEL - HELP!!

2014-07-21 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Also, would this car have an overvoltage protection relay? I know later model CIS models did, not sure about this vintage. Dan On Jul 21, 2014, at 8:00 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Any simple tests I can perform to determine if this is the case? On the BW W126

Re: [MBZ] OT - Two Strangers

2014-07-21 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
one of the stamp books here in my desk with $7.00 accumulated in it - wonder what it's worth now.) Wilton - Original Message - From: Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Rich Thomas richthomas79td...@constructivity.net; Mercedes Discussion List mercedes

Re: [MBZ] 1984 500SEL - HELP!!

2014-07-22 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Thanks, I'll look for that one. Dan Sent from my iPad On Jul 21, 2014, at 11:55 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: HF has a Cis kit also, it's the $100 One Sent from my iPhone ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list

Re: [MBZ] 1984 500SEL - HELP!!

2014-07-22 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Thanks, Peter. What about the O-ring on the fuel pressure regulator in the side of the fuel distributor? My research shows that it can also be an issue, especially in cars where the fuel system has been crudded up. Dan Sent from my iPad On Jul 21, 2014, at 11:34 PM, Peter Frederick via

Re: [MBZ] 1984 500SEL - HELP!!

2014-07-22 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
. Anyway just another scientific wild a. guess to add to others. On Jul 21, 2014 5:37 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Finally heard back from the owner. Here's what he tells me: He got the car from the original owner. It had been parked for a couple of years

Re: [MBZ] 1984 500SEL - HELP!!

2014-07-22 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Is there a ball in the regulator? If memory serves me correctly, I know there is a plunger with an O-ring and some shims. I just want to be prepared in the event that decide to pop it out to have a look Thanks, Dan Sent from my iPad On Jul 22, 2014, at 8:10 AM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] 1984 500SEL - HELP!!

2014-07-22 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Thanks, I'll look for that one. Dan Sent from my iPad On Jul 21, 2014, at 11:55 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: HF has a Cis kit also, it's the $100 One Sent from my iPhone

Re: [MBZ] I'll pass on the peas.

2014-07-22 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
My FIL has said that while he was a guard, it was sort of a joke in the sense that none of these guys were a threat of any sort and they got along well. They knew they had it good from a POW standpoint compared to how bad it could be. From the few stories he told, they weren't even secured at

Re: [MBZ] W123 front speakers

2014-07-22 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Isn't there just a little Phillips head screw that holds the grille in place on the W123? The speakers are metric in size, so if you buy aftermarket speakers be aware of the for fitment purposes. Dan Sent from my iPad On Jul 22, 2014, at 12:52 PM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] 1984 500SEL - HELP!!

2014-07-22 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 8:19 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Is there a ball in the regulator? If memory serves me correctly, I know there is a plunger with an O-ring and some shims. I just want to be prepared in the event that decide to pop it out to have a look

Re: [MBZ] 1984 500SEL - HELP!!

2014-07-22 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
in their description. That was pretty much it. Other than a couple of hours of my time and maybe $20 worth of fuel I'm out nothing. You never know until you look, I guess... Dan Sent from my iPad On Jul 22, 2014, at 6:21 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Just got

Re: [MBZ] OT: The 10 most corrupt states in the U.S.

2014-07-22 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
True, but it's got to be darned near at minimums, even for the 737s that fly in there. I'm always digging in my heels to do a Fred Flintstone whenever I've landed there. Especially when it's raining. Visions of ending up in the gas station across the street from the end of the runway... Dan

Re: [MBZ] 1984 500SEL - HELP!!

2014-07-23 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I always try to take a copy of the CL ad with me. If there is a serious disconnect between it and the actual car, I ask the seller to read it to me and point out the attributes they describe in the ad. In this case the seller said the car had been garaged all of its life. The roof paint was

[MBZ] Another Prospect, or How I Alienated A Potential Seller

2014-07-23 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
A couple weeks ago a guy on BW puts a 1993 400SEL up for sale. He wants $3500. Full records, second owner, 210k miles, southern car, etc. From the photos, and he posts a lot of them, the car looks really nice. Warts? It's got a CEL. He doesn't know what it is, but the car drives fine. He wants

Re: [MBZ] Failyah to communicate

2014-07-23 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
What's that smell in this room? Didn't you notice it, Brick? Didn't you notice a powerful and obnoxious odor of mendacity in this room?... There ain't nothin' more powerful than the odor of mendacity... You can smell it. It smells like death. Big Daddy, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Sent from my iPad

Re: [MBZ] Another Prospect, or How I Alienated A Potential Seller

2014-07-23 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
, 2014, at 8:24 AM, Meade Dillon dillonm...@gmail.com wrote: Pull a Kaleb. If he makes contract regarding your $1800 offer, tell him your offer is now $1200 (or less). Max Dillon, Charleston SC On Jul 23, 2014 7:35 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: A couple weeks

Re: [MBZ] Another Prospect, or How I Alienated A Potential Seller

2014-07-23 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Yeah. His logic was all screwed up. Several people pointed that out. Like most delusional sellers, he ignored it. Dan Sent from my iPad On Jul 23, 2014, at 8:15 AM, Mitch Haley mi...@mitchellhaley.com wrote: Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: In other words, he wants to dump the car while

[MBZ] Mitch's Crackhead Neighbor

2014-07-23 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Wait for the bad news. http://www.benzworld.org/forums/sale-wanted-trade-giveaway/2086306-1985-300d-turbo-michigan.html#post9522026 Dan Sent from my iPad ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or

Re: [MBZ] Another Prospect, or How I Alienated A Potential Seller

2014-07-23 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
a little hung up on the meaning of BW and CEL. I didn't want to appear stupid, but probably a little late for that... On Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 8:48 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Yeah. His logic was all screwed up. Several people pointed that out. Like most

Re: [MBZ] W124 Lower Control Arms and Ball joints - cost comparison

2014-07-23 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Ordering them from our Emperor of Parts, I assume? After all, he has been of assistance with identifying proper vendors and sorting out part numbers, right? It's important that you pay it back, so to speak. At least it's the right thing to do, of course. Dan Sent from my iPad On Jul 23,

Re: [MBZ] W124 Lower Control Arms and Ball joints - cost comparison

2014-07-24 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
are always top notch. Mike Michael E. Esh me...@horizonenv.com michael...@mac.com http://www.yugster.com/invite/138123 (C) 231.286.2344 On Jul 23, 2014, at 01:27 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Ordering them from our Emperor of Parts, I assume? After all

Re: [MBZ] 211 to buy?

2014-07-24 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Weren't these built during the Daimler/Chrysler time frame? (bad) Dan Sent from my iPad On Jul 24, 2014, at 10:19 AM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: WILTON via Mercedes wrote: After 50 years with at least 2 cars in the yard and coming and going very

[MBZ] Am I Nutz?

2014-07-24 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Giving some serious thought to looking at this: http://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/cto/4529634045.html It's been on CL for almost a month. This is what the seller told me via email: I'm selling the car for my brother-inlaw John that lives in Califirnia. He bought the car new in 1984 and

Re: [MBZ] Am I Nutz?

2014-07-24 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
, and ride really nice at 80mph+. Might need new tars and the various rubber bits if it has not been driven a lot, you can use that for negotiation. --R On 7/24/14 12:52 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: Giving some serious thought to looking at this: http://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/cto

Re: [MBZ] Am I Nutz?

2014-07-24 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
from my iPad On Jul 24, 2014, at 1:57 PM, Mitch Haley mi...@mitchellhaley.com wrote: Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: I hate the flat multi-hole wheels and would much rather have bundts, but you take the good with the bad. Note that it has California plates. That's not good, as CA

Re: [MBZ] Am I Nutz?

2014-07-24 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Exactly. CA won't transfer the title unless ALL back fees are paid. Period. I found out the hard way. Dan On Jul 24, 2014, at 4:40 PM, Fmiser via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Curt wrote: When I registered the Jetta the guy at the DMV noticed it hadn't been registered for 2 years

Re: [MBZ] Am I Nutz?

2014-07-24 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Exactly. CA likes to hold cars hostage if the registration isn't current, no matter what the reason. When I bought my 1962 300SE out of a CA estate, I ended up using a bogus title service to get it clear of the nearly $2k in back

Re: [MBZ] Am I Nutz?

2014-07-24 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Florida has a one time fee that applies to any and all vehicles being titled and registered in the state. I believe it's something like $220 per vehicle or thereabouts. What they don't tell you is that of you have ever registered a vehicle in the state in the past and not surrendered the

Re: [MBZ] Also utterly OT -- Mac disk image/backup

2014-07-25 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Disk Utility, or if you want to do the third party thing, Carbon Copy Cloner, which is pretty much the gold standard for making .dmg files. It used to have a free version, but I'm not sure if that is still the case. MacDan Sent from my iPad On Jul 25, 2014, at 1:14 PM, Rich Thomas via

Re: [MBZ] Also utterly OT -- Mac disk image/backup

2014-07-25 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
richthomas79td...@constructivity.net wrote: So I just run the disk utility and select the whole disk then do new image and point it to the target drive? --R On 7/25/14 1:17 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: Disk Utility, or if you want to do the third party thing, Carbon Copy Cloner, which

Re: [MBZ] Another Reason to Hate HOA's

2014-07-25 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I think you guys are overreacting. Most of the HOA horror stories revolve around established communities with some old guard board members who try to run it like their own personal fiefdom. I can say from personal experience that this is the exception rather than the norm. It would be easy

Re: [MBZ] SL 600 auction find

2014-07-25 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Excellent model year, as it's late enough to avoid the grenading wiring harness and evaporator. Better tranny, too. Understand that this car will eat you alive in operating costs if you're not careful. Just go in eyes wide open on this. Being that it's an auction, I'll bet some asshat pays

Re: [MBZ] Newer Mercedes Diesel

2014-07-26 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
That is insightful, as some time ago when I was looking for a car for the youngest son I seriously considered both Jettas and Passats. Nearly every used one I looked at had issues or a history of lousy maintenance (if any.) My brother owned an early 2000s Passat that he bought new. It was a

Re: [MBZ] Newer Mercedes Diesel

2014-07-26 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
back to MB -- if I can find one I can afford... Its a shame -- I also was a fan of Passats an Jettas - would have liked a wagon .. Larry On 7/26/2014 9:01 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: That is insightful, as some time ago when I was looking for a car for the youngest son I

Re: [MBZ] Porch v. Bambi

2014-07-26 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I can't imagine how nasty that windshield must be. You could see all the blood and gore all over it. Could have been worse - could have been a moose! Dan whose sister was once bitten by a moose Sent from my iPad On Jul 26, 2014, at 11:57 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] OT-ish Trans flush.

2014-07-26 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I take exception to this statement. If flushing were such a bad thing, there would be literally tens of thousands of failed transmissions out there. I hear talk of fluid shock on occasion as well, and find this just as bogus. That is described as the condition where one drains and refills a

Re: [MBZ] Newer Mercedes Diesel

2014-07-26 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
diesel near the top of my list. Sounds like I am back to MB -- if I can find one I can afford... Its a shame -- I also was a fan of Passats an Jettas - would have liked a wagon .. Larry On 7/26/2014 9:01 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: That is insightful, as some time ago when I

Re: [MBZ] OT-ish Trans flush.

2014-07-26 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
The guy that has done mine (not any of my MBs, of course!) is a veteran indie mechanic that I trust. He's got the machine and been trained in its proper use. He says it does a great job getting all of the ATF out of the system and does it in a way that it won't damage anything. No way I

Re: [MBZ] Moderator?????

2014-07-26 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
We do, but he's been busy dealing with a father-in-law who just went into hospice care this week. Spent my afternoon today at the funeral home making final arrangements, too. Fun. I will say that I normally get a note from the system telling me that something is waiting to be approved.

Re: [MBZ] OT - Kalebs new neighborhood

2014-07-26 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I'll bet Kleb would offer them $500 for that plane that's flipped on its back...I wonder if they have the title? Dan On Jul 25, 2014, at 3:12 PM, OK Don via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I flew to H66, the airport about 2 miles from Kaleb's new ranch/pick-n-pull today, 2 hours round

[MBZ] Today's CL Find

2014-07-26 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I may go look at this tomorrow - it's not too far from me and the seller says the problem is that It won't shift past 3 u have to play with the gas peddle for it to kick into gear. http://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/cto/453306.html I'm wondering if this is a conductor plate? It's a 722

Re: [MBZ] Today's puzzler: W123 dead tach awakened by the horn

2014-07-26 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Tach amp? Dan Sent from my iPad On Jul 26, 2014, at 10:44 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: The tach in my 1983 300TD is temperamental, and probably on its last legs. Half the time it's pegged at zero then it behaves erratically and eventually calms down

Re: [MBZ] Today's CL Find

2014-07-27 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
On Jul 27, 2014, at 12:40 AM, Mitch Haley mi...@mitchellhaley.com wrote: Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: I'm wondering if this is a conductor plate? It's a 722 tranny but I'm not sure if it's a 722.6 I didn't think ANYTHING had a 5p automatic in 1995 so I doubt it's electronic. Conductor

Re: [MBZ] Today's CL Finderer

2014-07-27 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
transmission. On Sat, Jul 26, 2014 at 10:00 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I may go look at this tomorrow - it's not too far from me and the seller says the problem is that It won't shift past 3 u have to play with the gas peddle for it to kick into gear. http

Re: [MBZ] Moderator????? [This time to the list as well!]

2014-07-27 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Unless it's below the limit for attachments, which I think is currently 40k. Then it should sail right through. Dan Sent from my iPad On Jul 27, 2014, at 12:23 AM, Craig via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: On Sat, 26 Jul 2014 22:49:19 -0400 Andrew Strasfogel astrasfo...@gmail.com

Re: [MBZ] Today's CL Finderer

2014-07-27 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
are often the culprit along with possibly breaks or leaks in the related vacuum lines. With this in mind I think I'll have a look see today if I can track down the seller. Dan On Jul 27, 2014, at 7:22 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Thanks, Hendrick. From the PP posts

Re: [MBZ] W123 parts

2014-07-27 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Agreed. As we've all heard of or dealt with similar situations over the years, it's crazy to accept their initial offer. Do your due diligence and find as much supporting documentation that you can. We have so many great resources available to us today that it's crazy to accept their offer

Re: [MBZ] An Okie in Los Alamos

2014-07-27 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Prepared to be annihilated, no doubt. I'm sure that Los Alamos, like it's compatriot to the northwest, Livermore, are first priority targets for our enemies. Dan duck and cover and kiss your *ss goodbye On Jul 27, 2014, at 10:00 AM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:

Re: [MBZ] Today's CL Find

2014-07-27 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
If anyone has any comments/suggestions on things to look for, I'm all ears! it sounds like there's a solenoid or vacuum issue with this car. Thanks, Dan On Jul 27, 2014, at 9:59 AM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: The 104 140 had the 5 speed mechanical trans

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