Re: [MBZ] Leaky W123 front w/s

2014-07-17 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
You can try using some official MB windshield sealant under the lip where the glass sits in the seal. It is A0019893120, about $25 for a big cartridge that fits in a grease gun. It stays pliable for years, not silicone-based. Made in Holland. On 7/17/14, Andrew Strasfogel wrote: By a

[MBZ] W114/W115 front brake interchange

2014-08-12 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
Gang My 1970 220 (115010) needs front rotors and calipers. It is an early car (66138) that uses the same calipers etc as were used on 108 and early 115 cars. Later W115 and most W114 used vented discs and bigger calipers which interchange to R107/W123/W126. Does anyone happen to know if there

Re: [MBZ] Daimler

2014-09-17 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
On 9/17/14, Jaime wrote: The B class is a simple and effective car, although only sold as an EV in the US. Yes, which is too bad. It has been pretty popular in Canada for the last few years, from what I understand. Wacky rear suspension though! D. ___

Re: [MBZ] 123 windshield gaskets

2014-09-30 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
Genuine MB seal is A1236700139, retails for $144 on various dealer websites. On 10/1/14, Curly McLain wrote: Does anyone have a good source, including dealers who will discount parts for a 123 windshield gasket? OE or OEM, no Chinese stuff. Also,any suggestions for a windshield if the old one

Re: [MBZ] 190D wonderment (Craig)

2014-10-09 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
Craig wrote: I know that the car does NOT have the options represented by codes 467 and 542. Whatever code 802 might be, I have no idea. 467 is English instrumentation with central locking 542 is lockable glove compartment 802 is model year 1982 ___

[MBZ] TORONTO: Free new Spidan W123 driveaxle, sunroof deflector, coco mats

2014-11-15 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
Gang, Cleaning out some of my stuff from mother's attic. New, still in box, late W123 driveaxle, Spidan 22702. Note this is the later type inboard joint with the multiple hex bolts, not the earlier can style. Probably fits later W126 and 107 as well. Also Bene-Vento sunroof windguard, fits

Re: [MBZ] Kaleb Car Deal for Jaime

2014-11-22 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
Hmmm. Is that a thing with the early turbo engines or what's the deal. I've had a lot of non-turbo MBs with 722.1 transmissions putting lots of miles on them and never had to do anything. What's the symptom of it needing adjustment? Long wait times to engage reverse? At 3:36 PM + 11/22/14,

Re: [MBZ] FW: '84 300D GPR

2014-12-07 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
Possibly useful random data: My W115 300D does an odd thing whereby, after preglow, turning the ignition switch to the start position occasionally has no effect at all on the starter. No click, nothing. I think it is the ground path to the ignition switch, because a) it is more frequent when

Re: [MBZ] Alt up per bracket 78 240D

2015-01-19 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
There's a reason they abandoned that design. The bolt and the rack are vulnerable because many people don't understand that you start by LOOSENING EVERYTHING before trying to adjust. That includes the clamping bolt and the lower pivot bolt. Once the desired tension is achieved, then tighten

Re: [MBZ] Compression good

2015-01-06 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
The early OM61x engines have an air bleed bolt over the thermostat. If you have a leak and air is getting trapped in the space above the thermostat, it could be preventing the thermo from opening properly. On 1/7/15, Dimitri wrote: Yes, I replaced tstat with a new MB unit from the classic

Re: [MBZ] w115 transmisison

2015-03-21 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
If you use an old 722.1 will destroy itself quite quickly. It is a Wx025 transmission, the turbos require an Wx035 to handle the extra torque. You could try a 722 from an early W116 300SD. B2 piston isn't the usual cause of flaring. That will be a clutch pack or brake band. Then people adjust

Re: [MBZ] w115 transmisison

2015-03-21 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
115.114 (1975-1976 300D) uses the same transmission 722.1 as the 123.130 (1977-1979 300D non-turbo). Both are torque converter design. No vacuum modulator, control rod instead. IMPORTANT: late '79 and 1980 W123.130 had a vac modulator, and so the misery begins. The non-vacuum MB transmissions

[MBZ] W116 rattles

2015-05-23 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
Hello gang, Managed to score a W116 SD, 1979, 93k original miles, single owner, no rust blah blah. I thought only the W126 was full of rattles but it turns out that trend started with the W116. I'm used to W115 and W123 which generally remain rattle-free for the duration. Anyone have any

Re: [MBZ] This looks nice but price is too high

2015-05-23 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
It's little hard to be sure from the photos, but it looks like a 6.9 based on the bumper and burlwood. Also the rear end is too high, so that could also suggest a 6.9 with something amiss in the height controllers. If it is a 6.9 that's not a bad price I guess... On 5/23/15, Kaleb wrote:

Re: [MBZ] This looks nice but price is too high

2015-05-23 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
It also appears to have the height control lever on the dash above the steering column... At 11:31 AM -0700 5/23/15, David Bruckmann wrote: It's little hard to be sure from the photos, but it looks like a 6.9 based on the bumper and burlwood. Also the rear end is too high, so that could also

Re: [MBZ] Diesel smart

2015-08-18 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
All the first-series Canadian-market Smart cars were diesels. Then they ruined it with the second series by offering only the gas model, coinciding with the start of sales into the US market. Unfortunately the B-Class, which has been offered in Canada for about a decade now, was only sold in a

Re: [MBZ] OT: Golf TDI

2015-07-26 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
On Jul 25, 2015, Curt Raymond wrote: Fuzzy logic computing on a manual transmission? Whoops. I missed that bit! ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] OT: Golf TDI

2015-07-25 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
I assume you looked on tdiclub.com for this? You are almost certain to find this condition and its resolution described there. From what I remember, the fuzzy logic computing on these transmissions can fail and lead to what you're describing. On Jul 25, 2015, Curt Raymond wrote: When

Re: [MBZ] Classic Center discounts

2015-10-22 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
Or order from MB Northlake in Georgia and get 25-35% off MSRP on every genuine MB part. > On Oct 22, 2015, at 16:24, mercedes-requ...@okiebenz.com wrote: > > With the regular parts discount of 15% for Mercedes-Benz > Club of America members, your final discount for parts sales over $50.00 >

Re: [MBZ] Tranny Problem 1980 300SD

2015-10-07 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
Hmmm, except in 1980, methinks. Same for W123: the vacuum controls appeared in the 1980 model year. > On Oct 7, 2015, Kaleb wrote: > > The only problem with that theory is there is no vacuum involved in the 116 > diesel transmissions. ___

Re: [MBZ] door lock issue on 115

2015-10-09 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
Remove the door handle from the afflicted door (presumably driver's). You'll find an adjustable cam at the end of the plunger. See if it needs adjusting. Helps to have another (functional) door handle for comparison. > On Oct 9, Randy Bennell wrote: > > I think I have discovered what is

Re: [MBZ] door lock issue on 115

2015-10-09 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
> On Oct 9, 2015, Randy Bennell > To: Mercedes Discussion List > Subject: [MBZ] door lock issue on 115 > Message-ID: <56181d2b.9050...@bennell.ca> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8; format=flowed > > I think I have discovered what is ailing

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

2015-08-30 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
SLS fluid ought to be clear or light green/blue if the Febi version, but is often black when the pump seals start to go and allow engine oil to mingle with the hydraulic oil. This would be evident in the reservoir as well. Andrew Strasfogel wrote: SLS fluid is clear and not black. --

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

2015-08-31 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
Just like old brake hoses, the hydraulic flex hoses don't last forever. If anything they don't last as long because it's a mineral fluid, but they're not as much of a life safety system. And if you load the car heavily, of course that puts more stress on the hoses. Fluid could get murky from a

Re: [MBZ] Weird W126 Stuff

2016-01-10 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
It looks unusually dark, ie possibly someone painted it. Perhaps to deal with the fading/bleaching that tends to occur on those pieces in sunny places eg California, Florida etc. Either that or it's ultra-low mileage and has been keep inside all the time. On Jan 10, 2016, Dan Penoff wrote:

Re: [MBZ] 116

2016-06-09 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
New rear seatpads are available from MB... sort of. The seat BOTTOM pad 1169240114 is avail from MB Northlake (was $399 a year ago). The seat BACK pad is NLA except in the leather version which is closer to $1000 from MB. The only diff is that they glue foam to the leather version. So it

Re: [MBZ] 116

2016-06-09 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
That 1239203150 number is a 123 seat pad and according to EPC is used only in 123 models. Some later 116s did use 123 pads, but only in the FRONT seats. EPC shows that all W116 rear pads all start with 116, as follows: 116 924 01 14 - rear bottom pad. ($390) 116 924 02 16 - rear back pad for

Re: [MBZ] Chump the Stump - 1983 300TD wagon vacuum leak

2016-05-30 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
Try this: http://www.startekinfo.com/StarTek/outside/12265/disc_2/program/Chassis/80-900.pdf Andrew wrote: > >That's a dead link. > >On Mon, May 30, 2016 at 1:02 AM, Scott Ritchey wrote: > >> Seems the confusion was contagious. This will show the routing of the >> tubes >> if you enlarge it:

Re: [MBZ] New Radio for my MB (no swimming fish)

2016-02-06 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
AFAIK, the FM frequency divisions in Europe are NOT the same as the USA. Depending on the design of the radio (ie does it allow you to specifically select/enter a frequency vs browsing) this can be problematic... > On Feb 6, 2016, Max Dillon wrote: > > I find it curious this radio is marketed

Re: [MBZ] 77 240D glow system woe

2016-02-06 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
Good news, you don't need bushings or a lathe. Both Bosch and Beru make pencil glow plugs designed to replace the crappy old series plugs. Also, if you're not getting voltage at the fuse check the thermo-time relay. That's how the string of plugs is grounded (near the IP at the front of the

Re: [MBZ] Febi/Bilstein vs. Lemf?rder

2016-02-14 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
As do Japanese paper/art supply stores. The good paint pens are made in Japan. On Feb 14, 2016, Dan Penoff wrote: > Welding supply places carry them, too. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe

Re: [MBZ] Type III ACC Questions

2016-03-08 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
If the W126 is anything like my W123 and W116 models, the centre vents only emit air when cooling, NOT when heating. So it makes sense that as the interior temperature approaches the target that the centre vents would emit air to begin to balance the interior temperatures. Nothing to with what

Re: [MBZ] Package Deal

2016-05-11 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
Currently $178.50 from www.MBNORTHLAKEPARTS.com MSRP is $238. On Wed, 11 May 2016, Andrew Strasfogel wrote: > >From where? > >Dan Penoff wrote: >> >> My price is around $184.00 plus tax. >> >> You've been burned by cheap seals, why would you cheap out again? >> Dan >>

Re: [MBZ] Alert for any residual Eudora users, David...

2016-05-16 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
Conveniently, Apple Mail will import Eudora mailboxes quite handily... BTDT. On 5/17/16, Curly wrote: > >Ok, I put El Crap (OS 10.11) on an external HD, then loaded Postbox >email client! I am excited! it looks and acts like Eudora! So far >I have only added one email acct. Not this email or

Re: [MBZ] OT: bootable USB stick, El Crap content

2016-05-15 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
Yay, exactly the reason I'm hanging onto 10.6.8! I've been using Eudora since '92 but it seems like I've pretty much run out of runway with 10.6.8, at least in terms of browser support. Long live Eudora! On 5/15/16, Curly wrote: > >Macs seldom need work, and that is the beauty of it. I am

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: Cooling System Question W124

2016-07-25 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
The way I read his post, the gauge is reading _at the mark above_ 180F vs the normal _slightly above_ the 180F mark. On 7/26/16, Curt Raymond wrote: > >180F is 82C which I'd consider right on. What were you thinking? All my MBs >when they were working right would sit the temp just over the 80c

Re: [MBZ] 1985 300TD Blower Motor

2017-02-10 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
As Kaleb said, ignition switch is an easy thing to check. Also note that the aux coolant pump (which eventually fails) is "fused" only via the pushbutton unit. If that coolant pump has seized, it can take the pushbutton unit with it... >> On Feb 10, 2017, at 8:38 AM, Dan--- via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] 240D Glow Plugs not Glowing Update

2016-10-03 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
According to the EPC, an 80-amp fuse is correct for 240Ds with FG numbers after 149279 On Monday, 03 Oct 2016, Curley McLain wrote: > >The 80 amp fuse is intended for running 6 glow plugs. It is the WRONG >fuse. The correct fuse looks the same but will be 50 amp. This was in >my post

Re: [MBZ] Women deserve equal pay.

2016-10-20 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
It is worth noting that the Washington TIMES (not Post) is owned by the Moonies. Not sure I'd consider that a credible or even impartial source for much of anything. Their articles are full of FACTS, just that they aren't including all the FACTS. Just like Trump. > On Oct 20, 2016, Dimitri

Re: [MBZ] SD won't light off

2016-11-12 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
It's unclear whether this is a 617 or 60x engine, but assuming it is the former, they can become difficult to start once they've sat for a while. Easiest is to tow-start it (yes, even with an automatic - check the owner's guide) but for sure you can get it going by removing all but one glow

Re: [MBZ] 300 SDL wheel lug nuts

2016-11-23 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
Make sure you double-check the length. Too long and they will interfere in the rear brakes. Too short and the wheel falls off. On 11/23/16, Ralph wrote: > >I am looking for 6 wheel lug nuts for my 126. ?The bolts that are on the car >have several without the top cap in place and I was

Re: [MBZ] Pop v imap

2016-11-18 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
I use IMAP on the iPhone and POP in Eudora. When you check mail using POP it "archives" the mail, which puts it into "All Mail" from IMAP or on the web version. My gmail account has ~300,000 messages, so lots of mail. The phone never craps out because it is using IMAP. The Mac never craps out

Re: [MBZ] heater, a/c fan

2016-11-20 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
I don't remember the electrical details on a 123, but is it possible that they got the poles mixed when reconnecting the power to the fan motor? That'd account for no flow but fan running. In which case you might notice that it sucks instead of blowing... That or vacuum/flap problems. But the

Re: [MBZ] 1985 CA version 300CD on BAT

2016-12-10 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
Mitch wrote: > >If it's a one owner original California car, why is the plate blue? Blue plates were standard issue from 1969 to 1986. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery

Re: [MBZ] W115 300D 1976 - neutral safety switch bypass

2017-05-09 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
Thanks all. I've ordered a switch and will use another car in the meantime... >-- > >Message: 5 >Date: Sat, 6 May 2017 17:41:53 -0500 >From: OK Don >To: Mercedes Discussion List >Subject: Re: [MBZ] W115 300D 1976 - neutral

Re: [MBZ] WOW! Nice 220D W114

2017-05-20 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
W114 is 6 cylinders, W115 is less than that (4 or 5 cylinders). The 300D is a bit of an odd duck in that it is a W115 chassis but has a W114 dash (with the shrivelling speaker grill vs the low-budge but indestructible fixed grille), unlike the 240D which had the W115 dash. A very odd thing, a

Re: [MBZ] Lifted 6.9

2017-06-03 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
>From the looks of the height control lever (just above the steering column) >they've got it in the high position for whatever reason. Doesn't answer the >"why" question, though. > On June 3, 2017 Floyd Thursby wrote: > > For another $5k they could have adjusted the ride height to factory >

Re: [MBZ] Lifted 6.9

2017-06-04 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
There are 98 images. Scroll down to where it says "View all images". Then look for the picture of the steering wheel and steering column. At On 6/4/17, Andrew Strasfogel wrote: > >Where are the interior pix? > >On Sat, Jun 3, 2017 at 5:29 PM, Curley McLain via Mercedes < >mercedes@okiebenz.com>

Re: [MBZ] Compression test results

2017-04-30 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
Indeed, or the model index at: http://manual.startekinfo.com/ which claims to cover 11 models, starting with the W201. > On Apr 30, 2017, at 08:41, mercedes-requ...@okiebenz.com wrote: > > On Sun, 30 Apr 2017, Dan Penoff wrote: > > Why are you messing with Steve?s index when you can get your

[MBZ] W115 300D 1976 - neutral safety switch bypass

2017-05-06 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
Hello everyone, I've determined that my 300D's neutral safety switch is kaputt. Wiggling the shifter works OK, but diminishingly so, and yesterday it took five minutes (at the gas station!) to get the starter to fire. I'll order a new switch on Monday, but in the meantime I'd like to bypass

Re: [MBZ] 1984 Mercedes Benz 300TDT Station wagon - cars & trucks

2017-09-30 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
I wonder why the rear passenger side was repainted, and why such a bad match for white... > On Sep 30, 2017, Michael Esh wrote: > > Kaleb, > Are you close enough to check this out? Do you have time. I?m very serious > about getting this if it is mostly rust free. > >

Re: [MBZ] OT: One for Bruckmann

2017-11-02 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
Not only one for me, but I even know that gorgeous car. It belongs (or at least once belonged) to George Dyke, Citroën Club President, and is in Toronto, my former home town! More at http://www.citroenvie.com/ Good catch Mitch! On 11/2/17, Mitch Haley wrote: >To: Mercedes List

Re: [MBZ] Pahtz sources

2017-10-30 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
I just searched successfully for the front seal of my 1970 W115 220 with the M115 gasoline engine, part number 009-997-45-47 (needs hyphens, don't put the "A") with the following results: mbdirectparts.com: $18.76 mercedesbenzpartsnow.com: $18.91 mbdirectparts.com: $19.24

Re: [MBZ] One or Two for Mr. Snook, Esq

2017-10-27 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
At 6:51 AM + 10/27/17, mercedes-requ...@okiebenz.com wrote: >https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/1976-mercedes-240d-4-speed/6340442485.html > - Kleb lust I have a '76 300D in Caledonia Green and live in Oakland CA. I did an EMERGENCY u-turn when I saw this very car several months ago.

Re: [MBZ] One or Two for Mr. Snook, Esq

2017-10-27 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
At 6:51 AM + 10/27/17, mercedes-requ...@okiebenz.com wrote: >https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/1976-mercedes-240d-4-speed/6340442485.html > - Kleb lust I have a '76 300D in Caledonia Green and live in Oakland CA. I did an EMERGENCY u-turn when I saw this very car several months ago.

Re: [MBZ] Pahtz sources

2017-10-27 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
I've used Northlake a few times. Generally good responsiveness, but they were NOT well set up for e-commerce etc. So you'd place an order in their system but it didn't necessarily match what was actually headed your way etc etc. I dealt mostly with Anthony Navarro, who was excellent. I have

Re: [MBZ] MB Northlake

2017-10-27 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
Excellent info Craig, thank you! I will try that new URL. Overall I preferred Northlake because Anthony Navarro actually did answer the phone and respond to emails. Not sure if he's still there, but it is a better option vs having no recourse whatsoever. I should add that my order to

Re: [MBZ] Alternator rack and pinion mounting bracket pic

2018-01-05 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
Worth noting that these often wear out because people don't loosen the pivot bolts on the alternator and on the rack itself. This causes excessive strain/wear on the teeth and eventual failure. Also helps to use a pry bar, which should be no problem on a W123 240D... lots of room in there. On

Re: [MBZ] 1990 E300D/2.5 Turbo Question #1: Odometer and Speedometer

2018-01-18 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
FWIW, I have had this happen on three MBs. Shrieking to the point of being shockingly loud when it starts to happen. In no case was it the cable; it was always the odometer gears. Fixed by Palo Alto Speedometer, which happens to be local to me. They did a good job. On 1/18/18, Dan Penoff

Re: [MBZ] 240d cooling system flush

2018-01-21 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
FWIW, citric acid powder is available from MB, A000989102511. I don't remember the price; I bought four or five containers of it years ago. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery

[MBZ] W116 rear seat pads - sources

2018-08-04 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
Hello all, Wondering if there's an alternative to the MB rear seat backpad for W116 models. Last time I checked with Tom Hanson, MB evidently only has the backpad version for fabric seats. It can be made to fit leather/Tex covers by removing the foam, BUT the pad is ~$800. They don't seem to

Re: [MBZ] W116 rear seat pads - sources

2018-08-04 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
On 8/5/18, Grant wrote: >Mean time, how thick is the cushion material, when new? Is there enough >left to make a cardboard outline? Is horsehair the original material used? >If not, what was it? It is (was) definitely horsehair, and no there's nothing left but powder. The problem is that from

[MBZ] Anyone ever done business w Tamar Spares in the UK?

2018-08-07 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
Anybody ever done business with these people? https://oldstockspares.com/en/ They appear to have an NOS rear seatback pad A1169240216 for my W116, but I'm not getting the warm and fuzzies about them. Their VAT number checks out, but there's almost nothing else online about them. D.

Re: [MBZ] W116 rear seat pads - sources

2018-08-14 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
Well, after exhaustive searching everywhere, there does not appear to be an aftermarket source of W116 rear seatback pads. Even Tom Hanson at the Classic Centre says they are NLA from Mercedes-Benz. Turns out even the 126 rear pads are NLA. So... anyone have a favourite source for

Re: [MBZ] W116 rear seat pads - sources

2018-08-05 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
Alas, no longer stocked by either of them. I will keep scouting, but it's not looking good for W116 rear backrest pads. I may have to bite the bullet and source one from MB directly. D. At 2:57 PM -0400 8/5/18, Jaime Kopchinski wrote: There were aftermarket options available a few years ago

Re: [MBZ] Don't use cheap 722.6 connector bushings

2018-09-10 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
As long as we are being picky, it is: Das Beste oder nichts. Nouns in German are always capitalized. Craig wrote: > >On Sun, 9 Sep 2018 21:56:09 -0400 Dwight Giles via Mercedes > wrote: >> >> Das beste oder nicht. > > >Das beste oder nichts. ___

Re: [MBZ] Don't use cheap 722.6 connector bushings

2018-09-11 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
Actually, in German and in this context, nichts is an indefinite pronoun, not a noun. On Sep 10, 2018, Greg Fiorentino wrote: > > WELL! I can be even pickier than you! > > Das Beste oder Nichts. > > "Nichts" is a noun. > > Greg ___

Re: [MBZ] Glow Plug Light - 300CD

2018-04-24 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
I think Ralph meant that it starts after 7-10 seconds of pre-glowing. If the glowplugs aren't working you'll know it by rough runnning, white smoke etc. On 4/24/18, Clay wrote: > >The glow plugs are not working right. Properly functioning plugs would heat >up enough that you would only need

Re: [MBZ] OT more spamming, $30k for a rust pile

2019-01-18 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
Four other Griffith 200 models have sold on BAT for prices ranging from $70,000 to $147,000. In much better shape, but still... > On Jan 18, 2019, Floyd wrote: > > wow > > https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1965-griffith-series-200-4/ > ___

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: 72 Mercedes 280SEL 4.5L

2019-01-18 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
For that year, yes. A column shift (like mine) was also available. The earlier "backward" floor shifters were used in the 6-cyl cars. > On Jan 18, 2019, Curt wrote: > > Is that the right shifter? > -Curt ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] Compensating Spring Paint Marks

2019-01-15 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
While I understand that the MB book claims the marks are white, not yellow, take a look at the underbody shot of this 1966 200D for sale in SF. https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1966-mercedes-benz-200d-3/ It clearly has a YELLOW mark on the compensator spring. Might be worth calling Tom

Re: [MBZ] Persistent water leak

2018-12-21 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
If you haven't already, check the hood hinge area where they disappear into the cowl. My 123 was missing INCHES of metal there. Dimitri wrote: >A couple of weeks ago I performed an under the battery tray rust repair on the >78 240D to cure a water intrusion problem into passenger floor area.

Re: [MBZ] Don't use cheap 722.6 connector bushings

2018-09-12 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
In German there's "nichts" (indefinite pronoun) and "das Nichts" (noun). Think "nothing" vs "nothingness". Another way of looking at it: "viel Lärm um nichts" (a lot of noise about nothing), in which case you could not imagine "viel Lärm um das Nichts" (a lot of noise about nothingness). At

Re: [MBZ] This wagon again

2018-12-08 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
Looks like the side panel has been pivoted down to show the CD changer, by the looks of it. I guess the first aid kit is mounted to the back of the side panel... Craig wrote: > >I'm confused where the last picture >https://images.craigslist.org/00F0F_5OdzKbEiCmG_1200x900.jpg >was taken and

Re: [MBZ] What does this filter go to?

2019-01-27 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
D25E153H shows for 1990s gassers, 4.2 and 5L. W124, W140, etc > On Jan 27, 2019, at 13:23, mercedes-requ...@okiebenz.com wrote: > > I have a crap load of these filters and I have no dead what their application > is. Anybody have any ideas? ___

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: 1979 Mercedes 300D

2019-02-22 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
asn't helped. Unless there is NOS available anywhere I'm >> guessing most salvage motors would not be much better. I'm hoping I can >> fit a standard 12v motor from somewhere but haven't started researching >> that. >> >> Allan >> >> David Bruckmann via Mer

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: 1979 Mercedes 300D

2019-02-21 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
I put an aftermarket system into my '79 300SD. Easy to install and works well. Electronic Update Kit for Mercedes Automatic Climate Control Servo System 1973-1982 Unit price: $335.00 USD https://mercedesfix.com/products/climatecontrol Kaleb wrote: > >It?s not near that much. You can replace

Re: [MBZ] You have to laugh, but....

2019-05-15 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
While I cannot claim to have driven most of them, in the early 2000s I bought a 1978 300D, original engine, which had 777,000 MILES (!) on it when the odometer died about five years before I got it. It had been used as a daily highway commuter, and I drove it as a winter beater in Toronto for

[MBZ] W116.120 throttle linkage tool A1800720393 diameter

2019-05-15 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
Hello all, Does anyone happen to know the diameter of A1800720393, described as "Adjusting sleeve" in the 30-300, "Adjusting throttle linkage". Looks like it's about 1cm based on a picture on the ECS Tuning website. I have carried out the throttle linkage adjustments without this fitting, and

Re: [MBZ] OT: David Bruckmann wants this

2019-06-03 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
H, notice that it's on skates! On Mon, 3 Jun 2019, Mitch Haley wrote: > >Subject: [MBZ] OT: David Bruckmann wants this > >https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1972-citroen-sm-20/ ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] OT: David Bruckmann wants this

2019-06-03 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
I've been on this list since 2005 under various email addresses, and on the old Diesel (in the Richard/Richarde era) list since the late 1990s! On Mon, 3 Jun 2019, Craig wrote: > >P.S. I saw the title of this thread and wondered, "Who is David > Bruckmann?" When I saw your reply, I

Re: [MBZ] I guess I was ignorant at some point too

2019-06-17 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
The rear axle SLS system on W114/5, W123, 124, 126 should maintain base pressure irrespective of the position of the linkage. If the car sags it is probably the base pressure valve spring. MB used to sell a rebuild kit for that. Not sure if it still exists, as I haven't bout it for 15 years or

[MBZ] 79 300SD W116 - the dreaded "key won't turn" situation

2019-07-14 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
The key will no longer turn much past the first detent on my 1979 300SD W116. Alas, this situation arose without warning near the end of a long day trip. Fortunately the steering is unlocked if the key will turn at all, so I managed to get the car started by disconnecting the vacuum shutoff

Re: [MBZ] 79 300SD W116 - the dreaded "key won't turn" situation

2019-07-14 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
>I don't remember, what position does the key need to be for tumbler removal? >I thought it was the first, which means your ok. >-- >Max Dillon >Charleston SC > >On July 14, 2019 11:44:45 PM EDT, David Bruckmann via Mercedes > wrote: >>The key will no longer turn much

Re: [MBZ] 79 300SD W116 - the dreaded "key won't turn" situation

2019-07-16 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
It was indeed the column lock that failed, not the tumbler. Tom Hanson confirmed that the tumblers are NLA, although he did say "There might be some of these back next year, but I can't be sure yet.", so there's hope. I would have ordered a replacement tumbler out of an abundance of caution,

Re: [MBZ] OT: DON'T FIX THE IPHONE

2019-08-12 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
Not sure on a PC, but on a Mac you use iPhoto (now dead) or Photos to sync the phone and pull the images. There was discussion earlier of the perils of iPhoto etc, which I don't really understand. All that iPhoto does is file the original images into folders and construct an XML index for

Re: [MBZ] It's green but it's not...

2019-08-16 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
I wonder if "needs ignition switch" means "can't turn the key and now you're screwed". And given the condition, seems they tacked on an extra zero at the end of the price. On 8/16/19, Floyd wrote: > >1973 Mercedes-Benz 400 SEL >Savannah, GA? 4 days ago > >$8,500

Re: [MBZ] Secret Message for Curt

2019-08-28 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
It has been a few years since I had a TDI, but I believe the place to go for information is still http://www.tdiclub.com Lots and LOTS of FAQs, how does it work, difference between original TDI vs PD vs common-rail engines, biodiesel, MAF sensor alternatives (one of which is a MB Pierburg

Re: [MBZ] Online tires

2019-09-04 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
My experience as well. It seems to coincide with the change in production location from Canada to Mexico a few years ago. Never had a problem with any Michelin tires in almost 30+ years of buying them. Until now... slipped belts, uneven wear, pulling to one side. And I understand they no longer

Re: [MBZ] 82/85 300TD rear suspension

2019-09-11 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
The problem is the base pressure valve, located within the levelling valve. The rebuild kit A0005860032 ought to solve your problem, but IIRC from rebuilding my SLS valve in Toronto, salt corrosion of the valve could be an issue. Worth checking it out carefully before committing. Also worth

Re: [MBZ] ADSIT Redeems Themselves

2019-09-12 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
I have had one CRAZY unfortunate transaction with them, wherein I ordered OUTDOOR covers for my W108 and C107. The 108 cover was a dusty, ancient, cotton cover clearly designed (and MARKED!) for "indoor use only". Based on the dust ON and IN the box, it had been sitting on a shelf for decades

Re: [MBZ] Sharpening Auger Bits

2019-09-12 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
Yay Canada, yay Lee Valley! Going into one of their stores is a great way to spend AN ENTIRE DAY! At 6:24 PM + 9/12/19, mercedes-requ...@okiebenz.com wrote: >They are a Canadian company (as one would expect from Randy), but they >also have U.S. phone numbers and mailing address.

Re: [MBZ] 82/85 300TD rear suspension

2019-09-11 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
Here's what the SLS valve looks like when taken apart: http://forum.mercedesclub.de/wcf/index.php?attachment/30154-hoehenregler-jpg/ ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery

Re: [MBZ] OT - Apple's Newton

2019-08-05 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
Those original Portables were great. Huge (10cm thick) and heavy (nearly 16 pounds!), but it really did have enough battery life to last the entire flight from Toronto to Munich! On 8/5/19, Rory wrote: > >I still have my Macintosh Portable that works! ___

Re: [MBZ] This looks half nice -- 1980 Mercedes Benz 450SEL

2019-07-27 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
I was going to say "wow, a blue dash with no cracks", but upon closer inspection it has a (badly fitted) blue dash cap. Take a look at the speaker grills, for example. And that looks like Styrofoam SM in the defrosting vents. > On Jul 27, 2019, Floyd Thursby wrote: > >

Re: [MBZ] 79 300SD W116 - the dreaded "key won't turn" situation

2019-07-15 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
Incidentally, to play the video linked in the email, at least on my Mac, I need to download the file and then change the filename extension from .obj to .mp4 and it plays just fine... On 7/15/19, David Bruckmann wrote: > >I have attached a video to this posting... > >D. > >-- next

Re: [MBZ] 79 300SD W116 - the dreaded "key won't turn" situation

2019-07-15 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
I believe that's also the case on the 116. Sigh. On 15 July 2019, Max wrote: > >On a 124 car, one must be able to turn the key to position 1 (FSM section >46-8110) in order to remove the electrical switch from the back of the >ignition. > >Maybe a 116 is different?

Re: [MBZ] 79 300SD W116 - the dreaded "key won't turn" situation

2019-07-15 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
Ugh. On 7/15/19, fmiser wrote: > > David wrote: >> >> Sorry, I gave a rather confusing account. There are 3 positions: >> >> 1 - Off and steering lock >> 2 - Accessories >> 3 - Run >> >> The key turns about halfway to the first detent (position 2), >> but not nearly far enough to push in the

Re: [MBZ] $500E300 crash

2019-07-24 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
Might even be in the glovebox owners manual, perhaps in the Troubleshooting section if there is one, ie. "why won't the car start..." > On Jul 24, 2019, G Mann wrote: > > Typically, the crash shutoff relay trigger is hidden in some obscure place, > like the Pax side foot well, or in some area

Re: [MBZ] Decisions.... ideas?

2019-07-26 Thread David Bruckmann via Mercedes
You might want to look into Arnott products. https://www.arnottindustries.com/products/mercedes-benz-air-suspension They advertise in the Star Magazine. D. On 7/26/19, Floyd Thursby wrote: > >The E500 air shocks are straightforward but a bit spendy, over $1500 >unless I can find some at a

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