Re: [MBZ] late moose day

2006-03-19 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
I think this is not too far from where Curt Raymond lives-(better protect that new driver's seat.) Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 130K miles Wickford, RI -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of redghost Sent:

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

2006-03-19 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Good reminder-the one on my Forester has been out for months. Thanks. Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 130K miles Wickford, RI -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of LT Don Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2006 3:59 PM To:

Re: [MBZ] Today's mission

2006-03-20 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Curt Have you tried Gorilla Glue? It's nasty-have to wear rubber gloves to protect skin-but seems to hold porous and non porous bonds alike. I get it at my local hardware store. I haven't tried it on any automotive applications yet. Nice to hear your progress. Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto,

Re: [MBZ] 300D 2.5 Turbo

2006-03-20 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Larry, Thanks for raising this-I too have been trying to figure out my turbo on the same model.(1990 300D 2.5t.) Such a jump from the 240D. My turbo was worked on before I got it so I know it is working. I'd be interested to hear what other owners have to say about when it kicks ins and how to

Re: [MBZ] Biodegradable wiring

2006-03-23 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Don't know how British Leyland with Lucas electrics could ever catch fire-they never had any current running through them. Had a Series III Land Rover. Finally switched over to as many Bosch electrics as I could. Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 130K miles Wickford,

Re: [MBZ] 91 300D Problem at Startup

2006-03-25 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Larry, I had a similar problem when I ran the fuel low. Did you change the main filter? On mine inline would look OK but when I changed the cartridge, it made a big difference. Dwight Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 130K miles Wickford, RI -Original

Re: [MBZ] 0-60 Target?

2006-03-30 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Larry, Nitske says 0-60 is 12.4 sec. I should time my 90 too. Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 130K miles Wickford, RI -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, March 30, 2006 1:43 PM

Re: [MBZ] My friend the Italian Tuneup

2006-03-31 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Curt-Well said. I am now dong hat with my 300D 2.5t automatic. Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 130K miles Wickford, RI -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Curt Raymond Sent: Thursday, March 30, 2006 7:30 PM To:

[MBZ] 240D wiper question

2006-04-01 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
I have an old problem with where wipers stop on the 79 240D. I had posted it to this list a long time ago but no real solution emerged. Now RI has new inspection rules for diesel cars and it failed inspection because the wipers can't be stopped at the bottom of the arc to be out of the line of

Re: [MBZ] 240D wiper question

2006-04-01 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
PROTECTED] On Behalf Of John Berryman Sent: Saturday, April 01, 2006 3:15 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] 240D wiper question On Apr 1, 2006, at 3:06 PM, Dwight E. Giles, Jr wrote: Anyway my questions are: Is there an adjustment on the linkage under the cowl? Is this a relay

Re: [MBZ] My friend the Italian Tuneup

2006-04-02 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Brian-is yours a stick? On my automatic there are max shift marks on the speedo-I shift mine from S-D about 45 or 50. Some would say you really can't over rev a diesel. (My retired truck driver father always says that.) I find that doing a Italian tune up on the 240D is relatively easy-just run

Re: [MBZ] 240D wiper question

2006-04-03 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
] On Behalf Of Dwight E. Giles, Jr Sent: Saturday, April 01, 2006 2:17 PM To: 'Mercedes Discussion List' Subject: Re: [MBZ] 240D wiper question OK-that makes sense-it seems to be almost the same wrong place-even after we messed with the arms except it's worse now-higher up. Thanks. Dwight Giles, Jr

Re: [MBZ] My friend the Italian Tuneup

2006-04-06 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Good question-I have thought that German tune up is more appropriate, given the autobahns and the legendary speeds there. FWIW Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 130K miles Wickford, RI -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On

[MBZ] 300D 2.5 PS fluid

2006-04-08 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
The steering on my 'new' 124 300D seemed stiff, at least compared to the 240D. I checked the pump reservoir-it is about half full. I can't see any marks-how full should it be? What PS fluid besides MB or FEBI can I use that I could get locally without going to the stealer's? TIA. Dwight Dwight

Re: [MBZ] 300D 2.5 PS fluid

2006-04-08 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
OK-thanks Sunil. I wondered about that white thing-on the 123 the fill line is in in the casting. I found out that my FLAPS can order the MB ps fluid. There is also a foreign car shop that supposedly sells it. Yes, I use the ATF in the 240D. How do you like the upgrade form 123 to 124? Seems like

Re: [MBZ] 300D 2.5 PS fluid

2006-04-08 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Right now I just need to top off until I get time to change filter, etc. . I am not sure what is in there no -not red-almost feels like synthetic oil. Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 130K miles Wickford, RI There is no reason not to use Dexron III w/Mercron

[MBZ] 240D wiper update

2006-04-22 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
First of all, thanks to all who responded a few weeks ago to my question about the wipers parking in the middle of the field of vision so the Green Goddess failed RI inspection. It turned out to be an easy project. I bought some of those plastic air intake grill rivets from Rusty-I ruined half of

Re: [MBZ] OT Bud

2006-04-25 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
And he was right-both about Bud and Pall Mall's. From a former smoker who would kill for an unfiltered Pall Mall. Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 130K miles Wickford, RI Bissell Cove Quahog Auto Salvage Co. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [MBZ] Scary arrows

2006-04-30 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Yes, the temp control lights on my 240D have been unpredictably flakey for 3 or 4 years-sometimes touching the rheostat makes them on -other times turns them off. Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 130K miles Wickford, RI Bissell Cove Quahog Auto Salvage Co.

Re: [MBZ] Uh oh, gettin worse

2006-05-02 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Curt, I like your attitude on this-a basic requirement for these old MB diesels. Good luck tomorrow. Dwight Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 130K miles Wickford, RI Bissell Cove Quahog Auto Salvage Co. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [MBZ] Jag reliability

2006-05-02 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Actually it's like the old jag joke says-hard to hit something when you're behind a wrecker most of the time. (At least pre Ford electrics.) Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 130K miles Wickford, RI One thing I have noticed. NO JAGS AT THE PnP! Not a one! must be

Re: [MBZ] The wave

2006-05-04 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Yes that has been my experience. I have to remember which one I am driving at the moment. Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 130K miles Wickford, RI Bissell Cove Quahog Auto Salvage Co. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On

Re: [MBZ] The Wave

2006-05-04 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
I doubt it-I think my 124 is butt ugly compared to my 123. Ugly as in looks like a Honda- No flame. Sunil is right to put it more moderately-looks modern while the 123 looks classic. IMHO. Dwight Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 130K miles Wickford, RI Bissell Cove

Re: [MBZ] The Wave

2006-05-04 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
I doubt it-I think my 124 is butt ugly compared to my 123. Ugly as in looks like a Honda- No flame. Sunil is right to put it more moderately-looks modern while the 123 looks classic. IMHO. Dwight Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 130K miles Wickford, RI Bissell Cove

Re: [MBZ] Bad car names (was: Re: The Wave)

2006-05-04 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Excellent list. When I was a volunteer firefighter we used to call the Fiero 'The REAL Firebird. Many ended up as crispy critters. Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 130K miles Wickford, RI Bissell Cove Quahog Auto Salvage Co. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL

[MBZ] 123 window lifter

2006-05-07 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Finally got around to fixing the driver's window lifter on the 240D yesterday. Had been slipping with usual bad regulator symptoms for six months or more ., but it froze up completely a couple weeks ago-wouldn't go up or down past mid point. Turned out there was a small plastic rubber part

Re: [MBZ] 123 window lifter

2006-05-08 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Thanks Jim, I guessed that what it was-found out yesterday while sitting at a light and the window went klatta klatta with the idle. I suppose I should look for one of these and tear it apart again-couldn't see how it was supposed to go in there as I think it was the culprit all along. Dwight

Re: [MBZ] 123 window lifter

2006-05-08 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Ah-OK-I think mine was broken off before I disintegrated it to get the window unjammed. I will look for one this summer. My wife helped me and I showed her the round steel door reinforcement in there-can't hurt to promote the safety angle as to why I have 2 MB's in the driveway. Dwight Giles, Jr

Re: [MBZ] 126 Seat pad

2006-05-09 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
I recently bought a 123seat pad from Rusty for about 90.00. Actually it was a year ago-100 for a formed 126 OEM pad sounds about right to me. FWIW. Dwight Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 130K miles Wickford, RI Bissell Cove Quahog Auto Salvage Co. -Original

Re: [MBZ] Antenna Question + a little story

2006-05-09 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Well my story is not that radical. I gave up on the made in china motor that some PO had used to replace the Hirschman. I bought a manual telescoping antenna at my local radio shop for 19.99. Bolted right up to he rear fender and plugged right into the original MB coaxial cable. I never retract it

Re: [MBZ] Injection Pump Question for OM601

2006-05-10 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Curt, What's the update on yours? Still running well? Dwight Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 130K miles Wickford, RI Bissell Cove Quahog Auto Salvage Co. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Curt Raymond Sent:

Re: [MBZ] CL: 1951 Mercedes 220 four door project car?

2006-05-10 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Marshall, I am now reading the book, Cobra in the Barn which is a collection of stories about Cobras and other rare cars being found in barns sheds-in one case in the living room. Maybe you should spearhead a collection of similar MB stories-like Benz on the Wall. I want to find that guy with

Re: [MBZ] OT: House repair

2006-05-14 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Curt, Yes-you can go two ways-you can also inject it full of an epoxy that they make for this. Real issue is to check it all the way around. Home inspectors use an ice pick and stab it and then see the depth. Moisture could draw powder post beetles elsewhere. How long a piece do you think you

Re: [MBZ] 82 - 300TD front wipers do not return home

2006-05-14 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Mike- here is my post from a few weeks a go-I just fixed the return home problem on my 240D-I think all 123's are the same. Not sure about he intermittent part-may be in the motor, since my intermittent feature still worked. . But if you want to check-here is how to re-park them. First of all,

Re: [MBZ] OT: House repair

2006-05-14 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Good advice, Ed. Essential, actually. Dwight Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 130K miles Wickford, RI Bissell Cove Quahog Auto Salvage Co. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Ed Booher Sent: Sunday, May 14,

Re: [MBZ] 82 - 300TD front wipers do not return home

2006-05-14 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
home On Sun, 14 May 2006 15:05:51 -0400 Dwight E. Giles, Jr [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Now all I need to find is those expansion rivets that I had to punch out of the cowl cover along the hood lip; should be fastener dept item. Rusty ___ http

Re: [MBZ] Best Early 90's Choice

2006-05-21 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
My 90 300D averages 31mpg -that's a 150 mile RT commute with highway, sitting in traffic and 15 miles of local streets and roads. I am afraid I am still recovering from 240D slug syndrome. I find myself using the turbo a lot more than I probably should on the 300D 2.5t. Dwight. Dwight Giles, Jr

[MBZ] Saddam's 560 SEL

2006-05-22 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Here's an interesting story, whether true or not. http://www.autoblog.com/category/mercedes-benz/ Dwight Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 130K miles Wickford, RI Bissell Cove Quahog Auto Salvage Co. ___ http://www.striplin.net

Re: [MBZ] Curt/116 available soon.

2006-05-23 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Curt, Good luck with the house-but I would say-take the trip with the SD and your wife. You'll have a house the rest of your life-but the chance to take a grand trip is not to miss. Sigh-wishes he had done that 30 years ago-now waiting for retirement to drive cross county. I drove the 300D 2.5t

Re: [MBZ] 123 dash lights?

2006-05-25 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Yes-this is the solution in my 79 240D when the dash lights go funky- a very tiny -ca 10 degrees- spot of where the lights come on bright with the knob. May have to jiggle several times-so to speak. Dwight Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 130K miles Wickford, RI

Re: [MBZ] 123 dash lights?

2006-05-25 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Yea, sorry. Anyway just turn and jiggle the knob simultaneously and slowly as the spot is elusive. I know-fix the rheostat. But this is one of the many character added features of The Turtle Goddess. Dwight Bissell Cove Quahog Auto Salvage Co. Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990

Re: [MBZ] NY highways

2006-05-26 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Curt, That's I 88 and is a beautiful ride. Follows the river and old Rte 7 which is down in the valley. Called the Sen. Anderson highway. In central NY we used to say he had it built so he could get to work-he lived in Binghamton. For many years no one else seemed to use it-including cops-you

Re: [MBZ] NY highways

2006-05-26 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
I81 goes from Canadian Border south through Syracuse and Binghamton to I40 in TN just east of Knoxville. When they were building the Binghamton-Scranton stretch in the 50's we used to sneak on it with our bicycles and ride before they opened it officially. Great thrill for 12-13 year old boys.

Re: [MBZ] NY highways

2006-05-26 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Yes, I have had mine up to 80 on along flat roll here along the coast. But not an option on I 81 ,esp. in NY. Maybe in the Shenandoah Valley section in VA. Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 130K miles Wickford, RI Bissell Cove Quahog Auto Salvage Co. -Original

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: Email lists: Changing a lightbulb

2006-05-31 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
No-the Car Talk guys say extra virgin olive oil. Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 130K miles Wickford, RI Bissell Cove Quahog Auto Salvage Co. Bear grease will outlast KN filter oil 10x. Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] [Fwd: Wheel Paint]

2006-06-09 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
John Peterson posted a while ago about his experience with 124 wheel paint. Can't remember the source. Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 130K miles Wickford, RI Bissell Cove Quahog Auto Salvage Co. Has anyone found any place with low prices on Wurth or equivilent

[MBZ] Cheap '78 300 CD in SE MA

2006-06-09 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Called on this in the local paper. $600 or BO. Guy said he'd take 400. Doesn't run-engine turns but doesn't start. Guy had bought the car as a project and is now giving up. Said someone told him it might be the rack-don't know if it was a mechanic or not.. Don't know about mileage. Said body is

Re: [MBZ] [Fwd: The W124 Bible]

2006-06-09 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
I think the 123 Haynes paper manual is the closest-I got one from Rusty. Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 130K miles Wickford, RI Bissell Cove Quahog Auto Salvage Co. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of [EMAIL

Re: [MBZ] Cheap '78 300 CD in SE MA

2006-06-09 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Yes, I need to call him back and get the mileage and the details of what he knows as to when it stopped starting, etc. Did yours run at all? My first thought was fuel. Dwight Bissell Cove Quahog Auto Salvage Co. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On

Re: [MBZ] [Fwd: The W124 Bible]

2006-06-09 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
PM, Dwight E. Giles, Jr wrote: I think the 123 Haynes paper manual is the closest-I got one from Rusty. It's junk in comparison to the MB factory manuals. Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new parts see official list

Re: [MBZ] HOLY crap

2006-06-12 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Yes, well the internet has moved the sleazy car seller from the corner lot to e-bay without any increase in ethical content in general. No flames-I have family in the car business. Caveat Emptor is still the rule, even with pictures and descriptions. Dwight Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto,

Re: [MBZ] Oh for cryin out loud.

2006-06-13 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Craig, Been there done that. Either put the cap on the pump so you can go back and get it-or in the clip that the 123's and 124's have on the fuel flap-I assume that the 201's have it too.. I also carry an extra cap in the trunk for such 'events' as this. Dwight Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto,

Re: [MBZ] I found an 82 300CD

2006-03-02 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Around here in New England 300CD's do seem to be rare. Fellow lister John Peterson and I found one-a good 15 foot car-but had window seal issues, trany had shift and slip issues-some of the slip may hve been due to dragging brakes. Could be had for about 1500. It is stored in a heated garage.

Re: [MBZ] I found an 82 300CD

2006-03-02 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
08:06:51 -0500 From: Dwight E. Giles, Jr [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [MBZ] I found an 82 300CD To: 'Mercedes Discussion List' [EMAIL PROTECTED] Message-ID: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Around here in New England 300CD's do seem to be rare. Fellow lister John

Re: [MBZ] 123 Hood release

2006-03-04 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
It's about a $4.00 part-I think 7.00 from the stealer. I replaced mine. But the nylon fishing line loop worked well (20lb test.) Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 129K miles Wickford, RI -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On

Re: [MBZ] MY CAR (and what is going on with Mobil 1)

2006-03-04 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
My 240D starts at 5F with Mobil 1, new glow plugs and starter, 5 year old Interstate battery with new alternator. I just double glow. Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 129K miles Wickford, RI -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL

Re: [MBZ] I found an 82 300CD

2006-03-04 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
: Re: [MBZ] I found an 82 300CD So its still for sale? Can I get some more info? Mike -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Dwight E. Giles, Jr Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2006 11:21 AM To: 'Mercedes Discussion List' Subject: Re: [MBZ] I found

Re: [MBZ] Replacing Antenna Mast

2006-03-04 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Sounds like what happened to me-I was trying to put a Rusty Hirschman mast into a made in china replacement motor. I had to take the motor case apart and then finally went manual. Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 129K miles Wickford, RI -Original Message-

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-05 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
You're right Brian- 240D auto pulls hills as in barely. I like the dab of the toe marketing language . TRANSLATE= push till your calf muscles hurt when you get to the top. But I love the old things. I also agree with your comparison-my 90 Saab 900se was much tighter than the 240D. But my 124 300D

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-05 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Jim I'd be happy to take and send you pictures of the throttle linkage of my '79 240D. I am not sure if I have that type of linkage you are looking for or not-mine is a series of rods with pivots that goes over top of the valve cover. If that's it' let me know and I'll happy to shoot and send. My

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-05 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Maybe the trailer hitch was for a bike rack-or for a pusher engine. Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 129K miles Wickford, RI -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Jim Cathey Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 12:46 PM

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-06 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Jim, Mine is as you described-crossing the firewall and then back over the top to the IP-pix to follow off list. Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 129K miles Wickford, RI -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Jim

Re: [MBZ] OkieQ 2006, ****UPDATE***

2006-03-07 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Thanks for the tip-I get to Amherst on business 2 or 3 times a year-will definitely look for River Ale. Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 129K miles Wickford, RI -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Curt Raymond

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-07 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
I thought he meant to keep you from peeing all over the owner by fixing it and driving it away after you stole it from him. Just my interpretation. Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 129K miles Wickford, RI -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-07 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Jim, Yes that 240D starts out in 2nd-unless you push/kick down hard as you are taking of and kick it into first. It will (should) do that in either S or D. Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 129K miles Wickford, RI -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [MBZ] ChowdaQ 2006

2006-03-07 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Curt-I think the proper spelling-at least down here in South County RI- is Chowdah-need emphasis on the last syllable. I will hold April 29 30 and plan to come to Gardner since I can't really think of a convenient, more central location. Will hope to convince the SO to come along so we can bring

Re: [MBZ] OT... Dogs

2006-03-07 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Bob, Sorry to hear this-Johnny B is right we just had to put down one of our goldens, probably about 12 years old-in otherwise great shape-because of colon cancer. If you see suffering and have a good vet who is not just selling you stuff, you will know the moment if you need to. . Dwight Dwight

Re: [MBZ] W124 8 Hole wheels

2006-03-07 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Rusty- This may be a 124 newbie question-but the wheels on my 90 300d 2.5t have five bolt/lug holes? Is there a 5 hole wheel? Thanks. Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 129K miles Wickford, RI -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL

Re: [MBZ] W124 8 Hole wheels

2006-03-08 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Dwight E. Giles, Jr Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2006 4:50 PM To: 'Mercedes Discussion List' Subject: Re: [MBZ] W124 8 Hole wheels Rusty- This may be a 124 newbie question-but the wheels on my 90 300d 2.5t have

Re: [MBZ] Traction in adverse conditions

2006-03-08 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Agreed. I don't have weight in the trunk but have studs on all four corners-walks through 4 or 5 of snow no problems and no slip on the take off. Stops well with the studs too. Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 129K miles Wickford, RI -Original Message-

Re: [MBZ] 1977 300D non turbo engine replacement Cross Roads

2006-03-09 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Tom, I like and agree with your philosophy-I will always drive a MB diesel for the rest of my life-I have two sitting in the driveway right now. Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 129K miles Wickford, RI -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-09 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Jim Good. Drive it like you stole it and put some purge or other diesel additive in and push it hard. (Sorry Marshall, about eh additive part. My 240D is nothing like it was 4 years ago when I got it. Now borders on responsive to the throttle on the highway. Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K

Re: [MBZ] Traction in adverse conditions

2006-03-09 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Get studs. Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 129K miles Wickford, RI -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Curt Raymond Sent: Wednesday, March 08, 2006 9:51 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [MBZ] Traction in

Re: [MBZ] Traction in adverse conditions

2006-03-09 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Marshall Booth Sent: Wednesday, March 08, 2006 9:13 AM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] Traction in adverse conditions Dwight E. Giles, Jr wrote: Agreed. I don't have weight in the trunk but have studs on all four

Re: [MBZ] W124 8 Hole wheels

2006-03-09 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Ouch Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 129K miles Wickford, RI -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of OK Don Sent: Wednesday, March 08, 2006 9:32 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] W124 8 Hole wheels

[MBZ] 300D 2.5t

2006-03-09 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Dwight Tom Scordato - Original Message - From: Dwight E. Giles, Jr [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: 'Mercedes Discussion List' [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, March 08, 2006 9:43 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] 1977 300D non turbo engine replacement Cross Roads Tom, I like and agree with your

Re: [MBZ] Traction in adverse conditions

2006-03-09 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
places? Brian 83 240D On 3/8/06, Dwight E. Giles, Jr [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Get studs. Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 129K miles Wickford, RI -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Curt Raymond Sent

Re: [MBZ] Traction in adverse conditions

2006-03-09 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Thanks Mike-well I may try the studs one more winter. I have 4 free blizzaks as well. Need to find 3 more wheels so I don't have pay the changeover. Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 129K miles Wickford, RI -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [MBZ] 1987 Mercedes-Benz : 190-Series 2.5DIESEL

2006-03-09 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
That's not a turbo is it? Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 129K miles Wickford, RI -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Tom Hargrave Sent: Thursday, March 09, 2006 9:39 AM To: 'Mercedes Discussion List' Subject:

Re: [MBZ] Traction in adverse conditions

2006-03-09 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of John Berryman Sent: Thursday, March 09, 2006 12:57 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] Traction in adverse conditions On Mar 9, 2006, at 9:35 AM, Dwight E. Giles, Jr wrote: Thanks Mike-well I may try the studs one more winter. I have 4

Re: [MBZ] 1981 240D $1000 to the knackers?

2006-03-09 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Where is it? Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 129K miles Wickford, RI -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Jim Keefe Sent: Thursday, March 09, 2006 3:55 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [MBZ] 1981 240D $1000 to

Re: [MBZ] 1981 240D $1000 to the knackers?

2006-03-10 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
6:48 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [MBZ] 1981 240D $1000 to the knackers? It's an automatic. Make an offer. From: Dwight E. Giles, Jr [EMAIL PROTECTED] Reply-To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: 'Mercedes Discussion List' [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [MBZ] 1981 240D

Re: [MBZ] Wulf is back! AND Stanadyne in line fuel heater (free)

2006-03-10 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
I'd be interested here in NE if you figure out that is easy to install and worth the ttrouble. Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 129K miles Wickford, RI -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Christopher McCann Sent:

Re: [MBZ] w124 diesel value

2006-03-11 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Larry, That sounds about right. I have about 8k in my recently acquired 30D 2.5 t. Low miles, southern car, mint body interior, two owners, etc. Some of these have been going for 10K recently on e-bay. I think you'll love driving it. BTW-what color is it? Is it white? Many of these seem to be.

Re: [MBZ] Two way antenna want 3 way 1233 300 TD

2006-03-11 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
My 240D has no antenna switch Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 129K miles Wickford, RI -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Jim Cathey Sent: Friday, March 10, 2006 9:46 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re:

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes Owner Classic Certificate

2006-03-12 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Yes-I got the badge and certificate kit-but they don't check the VIN. After I sent mien in, I went to buy a VIN key and found that the VIN that I used that was on the old MT title was off by a digit. So certificate has wrong VIN number-but badge is cool anyway. Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto,

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes Owner Classic Certificate

2006-03-12 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Bob, Download the form from this site- http://www.mbusa.com/heritage/high-mileage.do Then take the form to your stealer and have Service rep sign it and mail it off. Lowest badge is 250k km. HTH. Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 129K miles Wickford, RI

Re: [MBZ] vin cut keys

2006-03-12 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
I had one made for the 240D-just as a precaution for a spare. It fits the trunk fine and works the glove box. Dicey in the ignition-makes a dragging noise I don't like. Won't work in the doors. The solution from the stealer was to send it back along wit the current key and they would custom cut

Re: [MBZ] 1977 300D W123 parts available

2006-03-13 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Bob, That is poetic and profound. Like the great chain of being. (As long as it is not stretched.) Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 129K miles Wickford, RI -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Bob Rentfro Sent:

Re: [MBZ] Frappr UPDATE!

2006-03-14 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
They sell cow tipping T shirts in the Milwaukee airport-right next to the Harley goods. Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 129K miles Wickford, RI -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of LT Don Sent: Monday, March 13,

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes Owner Classic Certificate

2006-03-15 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
327K 82 300D 327K 81 VW Rabbit Pickup 210K (Diesel) http://www.mbusa.com/media/downloads/main/heritage/High_Mileage_Applicat ion.pdf - Original Message - From: Dwight E. Giles, Jr [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: 'Mercedes Discussion List' [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2006 3:57 PM

Re: [MBZ] latest STAR MB Popemobiles

2006-03-15 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Chris, Is there any kind of a link to this for those of us who don't get the STAR? Thanks. Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 129K miles Wickford, RI -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Christopher McCann Sent:

Re: [MBZ] Mechanical fuel Injection

2006-03-16 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
I'd be interested having had a number of subtle alternator issues with both my MB diesels over the past year. Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 130K miles Wickford, RI -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Jim

Re: [MBZ] Where's the thundrous laughter?

2006-03-17 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Like a Moose crackie? Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 130K miles Wickford, RI -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of OK Don Sent: Friday, March 17, 2006 12:23 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ]

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-18 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Good luck Jim on your maiden voyage. You deserve a nice ride. Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D auto, 250K + miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 130K miles Wickford, RI -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Jim Cathey Sent: Friday, March 17, 2006 8:22 PM To:

Re: [MBZ] 1990 Mercedes Benz 300D 2.5 Turbodiesel

2006-03-18 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
I'd guess double current bid. 8K wouldn't surprise me-these have been rising in value the last year or so that I have been watching them. And since I have been driving mine more now and phasing out the 240D as the only daily driver, I think they might be worth it. Dwight Giles, Jr 1979 240D

Re: [MBZ] Synthetic Oils

2007-12-04 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
is worth something, esp. when I change it in my driveway with no garage. FWIW Dwight Dwight E. Giles, Jr. 1978 240D 4 speed. 215K miles. 1979 240D- auto -250K + miles (FOR SALE) 1990 300D 2.5t 150K miles Wickford, RI- Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [MBZ] Oh, all right then, it IS an oil thread

2007-12-04 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
IIRC Marshall used to say that 15-50 would flow as well as 5-40 except in the most extreme cold climates. Therefore I use 15w-50 year round here in NE. Dwight Dwight E. Giles, Jr. 1978 240D 4 speed. 215K miles. 1979 240D- auto -250K + miles (FOR SALE) 1990 300D 2.5t 150K miles Wickford, RI

Re: [MBZ] Synthetic Oils

2007-12-04 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Agreed. I grew up using filtered drain oil in my old junkers that I got for free from the gas station. For me Mobil 1 is a good value-no need being penny wise and pound foolish. Dwight Bissell Cove Quahog Auto Salvage Co Dwight E. Giles, Jr. Wickford RI 02852 -Original Message

Re: [MBZ] murder update

2007-12-05 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
At least the stox, if not hanging. Bissell Cove Quahog Auto Salvage Co Dwight E. Giles, Jr. Wickford RI 02852 -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Rich Thomas Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2007 8:10 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject

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