Re: [MBZ] Shadetree MB alignment

2005-11-15 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Rick wrote: Some one was posting about toe setting questions. I found this in my archive... Rick Knoble 1985 300 CD I have a 3-page, 152k PDF file of the second procedure - complete with photos! Is that too big to post to the list? Philip

Re: [MBZ] OT: For the Suburban lovers

2005-11-15 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that TimothyPilgrim wrote: I didn't know they went back this far: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Suburban-Classic-Suburban-Hot-Rod-ClassicTruck_W0QQitemZ4589260629QQcategoryZ6155QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem That's not really even old... I believe they were first sold in 1935.

Re: [MBZ] write your own caption

2005-11-15 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that L. wrote: http://tinyurl.com/9bccd If you want to go that way, why did you hitch a rid with me? It's not broken, it just needs, umm, an _adjustment_! But that's not your suitcase - that's my _toolbox_!! How was I to know that you were in the trunk!!??!! That smell isn't

Re: [MBZ] battery chargers

2005-11-16 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that LT wrote: Yes, I know the correct answer is Battery Tender -- it is on my Christmas wish list. But here is my question. Is there any significant damage done by leaving a normal battery charger on overnight, where it might get to zero amps but stay attached for a few

Re: [MBZ] Booth Cold Method (BCM) Rationale

2005-11-16 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: you should not really concern your self with 1/2 qt of oil the way to accurately check oil is to a change oil using 8 qt of oiland filter crank the engine with the dist coil wire off and placed nest to a ground point to get the oil

Re: [MBZ] engine hibernation wakeup

2005-11-19 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Kaleb wrote: why would you need brakes? If the tires hold air dont see a problem. Luther Gulseth wrote: I don't know if I trust wheels and brake system yet On Sat, 19 Nov 2005 10:16:30 -0600, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wouldnt be surprised if you

Re: [MBZ] looking for book keeping software, quickbooks

2005-11-19 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Kaleb wrote: Need something to keep books with. Am I correct quickbooks is the best? Where is the cheapest place to get it? Ebay? SQL-Ledger. It's open source - and free unless you want a manual or service contract. I've been running it for about 4 years now. Good

Re: [MBZ] Speedo No a go go

2005-11-25 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Tom wrote: car is a 1977 300D. Been about 50k miles a little over a year since I changed out speedo cable. Got in car this morn and going down road noticed nothing happened. No speed, no trip odometer (tried zeroing in) movement, no main mileage odometer movement.

Re: [MBZ] transmission repair, 300SD

2005-12-04 Thread Fmiser
Marshall Booth wrote: In Pittsburgh, the average life of the 722.3 series transmissions is about 250kmi. Stu Ritter says that in Denver is closer to 150kmi. I don't know why there should be such a difference, but I'm sure neither Stu or I is lying. David Brodbeck wrote:

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

2005-12-05 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Sunil wrote: Illegal to sell, but not illegal (if you've purchased it legitimately) to make copies to give to your friends - that falls under fair use. On 12/5/05, Curt Raymond [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Excepting that in most places thats totally illegal especially if

Re: [MBZ] '82 300SD STABILIZER FIXED!!

2005-12-06 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Dan wrote: Ya'll may remember some months ago the end rusted off my front stabilizer. Thanks to many of you, I learned this was not an easy fix, and was one that has reduced many otherwise good drivers to parts cars. Are you talking about the anti-sway bar that is also

Re: [MBZ] '82 300SD STABILIZER FIXED!!

2005-12-07 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Jim wrote: If so, then it's not a _hard_ fix - if you can find a good used one. It took me about 2.5 hours to pull the good one out of a parts car, and about 5-6 hours to do the full swap (old out, new in) A 126? On a 107 the bar is up front, but on 126 it sure looks

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

2005-12-07 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that David wrote: andrew strasfogel wrote: I rented a movie DVD and wanted to transfer it to videotape for later veiwing but couldn't because DVDs are now copy protected. So much for fair use - they didn't even give me a chance to be honest or fair! DVDs have two

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

2005-12-07 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that OK wrote: I used to drool over TBCs when I worked around video production -- Are they cheap yet? anything worth buying on eBay? Here's a brand new, $300 one. http://www.datavideo.us/products/tbc_1000_main_page.htm I'll bet it isn't as good as a $3,000 FOR-A from 15 years

Re: [MBZ] Some things are just plain wrong

2005-12-08 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Potter, wrote: You win the Kewpie (sp) doll. I was told that they tried to change to RHD after the US bought the islands, but they could not get the donkeys to walk on the right. I equate that to trying to get Americans to adopt the metric system. Hey! Careful with those

Re: [MBZ] Arctic-Q...?

2005-12-08 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Kevin wrote: I have a CB, and use it on some four wheeling trips. CBs suck for caravans, though - they tend to overload each other if you are too close. Only if you are using a cheap radio - or trying to listen to a transmitter with hyper-legal power. Stick to GMRS or FRS.

Re: [MBZ] Arctic-Q...?

2005-12-09 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Jim wrote: Still have mine. 24 channels. On a shelve in the garage. When I get frustrated, I pick up the mike and holler Breaker 1-9 That would be 23, or 40. We use ours every time we caravan. These are Uniden 510's, which are small, a good brand, and relatively

Re: [MBZ] OT - Gmail question

2005-12-09 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Bob wrote: Hans typed: For instance I replied to the Neutral switch thread, but my nickels worth isn't there. I use g-mail for other stuff and I've noticed the same thing...but I don't recall it always being that way. I'm getting a little frustrated with g-mail

Re: [MBZ] CB and radios - was: Arctic-Q...?

2005-12-09 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Kaleb wrote: I thought the point of having a CB was to BE on the trucker channels? Jim wrote: CB is really attractive now because that's pretty much gone from there. Avoid the few trucker's channels and you're pretty much alone. Well, if your in the truck by yourself

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

2005-12-09 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Kaleb wrote: I can do better than that, swapping out a bad rear axle when its in the 20's Steve MacSween wrote: [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Change glow plugs on a 617, yea, thats fun!!! Nooo, nooo, I see your glow plugs and raise you by injectors and return lines

Re: [MBZ] W123 limo going cheap

2005-12-12 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Tom wrote: Look in the back ground on one of the photos nice 123 wagons and sedans possibly for sale??/Tom On 12/11/05, Hendrik Riessen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://club123d.org/listings/page10.html Wow, could that possibly be any uglier? Alex Chamberlain

Re: [MBZ] W123 limo going cheap

2005-12-12 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Tom wrote: Read the W123 annoncement and you'll note the following: All judging decisions are final and made by the Club 123D President. On other words, no panel of judges. Here's another humorous page - for next years W123 car show!

Re: [MBZ] W123 limo going cheap

2005-12-12 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that George wrote: I've often wondered who this guy is. He is only known as [EMAIL PROTECTED] I scanned the front and back of the business card. But to make the fine print readable the images is about 500K. Is that too big to send to the list? Philip, enquiring

Re: [MBZ] Club123D b-card -- was: W123 limo going cheap

2005-12-13 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Kaleb wrote: no when I asked about the size of the attachement. So here it is! Philip, investigator -- next part -- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: bcard.png Type: image/png Size: 454120 bytes Desc: not available Url :

Re: [MBZ] Filling tires with nitrogen (was Re: Year End Specials)

2005-12-16 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Sunil wrote: If there's a Tire Discounters where you are, they exclusively use nitrogen to fill all the tires they sell. I think it's a gimmick, though - you're not driving fast enough to really take advantage of the properties of nitrogen filling. With the atmosphere

Re: [MBZ] Filling tires with nitrogen (was Re: Year End Specials)

2005-12-16 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Mitch wrote: ... the valve is precisely radial to the axle, and the valves can open from centripetal force at 150mph, so the caps are needed) Ya probably mean centrifugal force. Centripetal force is the pull toward the center that counteracts inertia to keep the wheel. In

Re: [MBZ] OT: US influences Canada's car market

2005-12-17 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Craig wrote: Red light affects your night vision less than blue light. Astronomers have flashlights with red filters. But the smart astronomers will use a yellow-green light. How it was told to me; by using yellow-green light, much less light is needed to read a chart and so

Re: [MBZ] OT: US influences Canada's car market

2005-12-17 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Jim wrote: Isn't there a theory that blue light helps the eyes adjust to night vision or something similar? Your iris doesn't really react to red light. That's why it is used for night-sight-safe lighting such as in military situations, your irises will stay open so

Re: [MBZ] Old Thermostat flush tool?

2005-12-18 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Harry wrote: To all Now that I have an old thermostat, what is required to make a flush tool? Anyone BTDT? I use a short piece (1/2 inch) of 1/4 inch copper tubing that I happend to have sitting around. I used a hack saw and cut a slot down one side. I spread that open a

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes 1982 300TD Wagon

2005-12-24 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that MICHAEL wrote: Mercedes 1982 300TD Wagon I have one key for this car and it does not lock the rear hatch. Was there more than one key required for this car? Or does it just need a lotta wiggling and wd40? Is there something else I could use to loosen it up? Do you have

Re: [MBZ] Car 'year'

2005-12-27 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Robert wrote: That makes sense to me, but when I asked about this soon after I had purchased the car several years ago I was told that the dealer who had sold it (and who was no longer in business here at that time) had used the system of selling the car titled according to

Re: [MBZ] alignment data -- was: Transm. Modulator

2006-01-03 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that V wrote: PS- I got my steering box set screw for locking the steering box during an alignment, but can't figure how to use the thing on W123 power steering boxes. Anyone have that data, or is this something Ill have use Star Tex info for? Would they even have the

Re: [MBZ] OT: Genset

2006-01-08 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Jim wrote: Add a sidetrack where I'm trying to beat Illustrator into making a nice-looking coil, and I've managed to waste the entire morning so far. (No luck w/Illustrator.) -- Jim XCircuit. It's a Linux app that is _great_ for schematics. I use it for almost any

Re: [MBZ] 240 vs SD Go Trucks

2006-01-09 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that David wrote: One study in Michigan found that half the trucks on the road were over the legal weight limit. I agree with you on the driver often getting the short stick, but... Michigan has odd weight laws. There is _no_ GVW limit!! Yup, it is a per-axle limit. That's why

Re: [MBZ] 240 vs SD Go Trucks

2006-01-09 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that David wrote: I dunno, personally I think the dump trailers in Washington state that have 12 foot long tongues are pretty weird! I assume the weight limits there must be based on length? Kinda. It's probably because of what called bridge law and because it's practical -

Re: [MBZ] Sources for component repairs

2006-01-11 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Jim wrote: It's a Word file. People with Macs that do not wish to have anything to do with Bill Gates getting any richer or Microsoft's wretched virus-ware don't do Word. Got PDF? RTF? HTML? Text-only? NeoOffice is a _fine_ alternative. It is an aqua-fied OpenOffice

Re: [MBZ] I've got a long drive PLUS I need a name

2006-01-14 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that andrew wrote: Sorry to dissent, but I am opposed to the silly anthropomorphism of naming cars , e.g. gertrude, Brunhilde, Otto, Hammer, etc. Dogs yes, cars no. For you it may be silly. For me it is essential. With more that 1/2 a dozen W123s I have to be able to reference a

Re: [MBZ] Q for the Mac guys

2006-01-15 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Loren wrote: Gateways seem to be disasters, Dells , as you say have problems, and I know of problems with sony and toshiba too. Nobody I know uses thinkpads, and they are no longer IBM. Bummer Doesn't leave much to choose from except no-names This old dell

Re: [MBZ] Q for the Mac guys

2006-01-16 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Panasonic Toughbooks are everything they say they are, hell the military uses them in the field and law enforcement equips vehicles with them. damn good laptop, but you'll pay big $$ for one. worth it though From: Fmiser [EMAIL PROTECTED] rumor

Re: [MBZ] R12 replacement

2006-04-13 Thread Fmiser
At some time fairly close to Wed, 12 Apr 2006 21:23:13 -0500, rumor has it that Kaleb wrote: Ok, so whats the best alternative to R12 rather than converting to 134? Tried duracool and last time I ordered it stuff didnt seem to work hardly at all. Have a couple of virgin r12 systems that

Re: [MBZ] R12 replacement

2006-04-14 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Kaleb wrote: Do you have to use different hoses? Was reading up on it and some people are saying that you need different hoses because it has R22 in it. Freeze12 is R134 mixed with I think 142 or something like that. Fmiser wrote: At some time fairly close to Wed, 12

Re: [MBZ] R12 replacement

2006-04-14 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Trampas wrote: My understanding is that a lot of the R12 replacement is a mixture of propane and butane, thus flammable. I use duracool in my cars which is this propane/butane stuff, it works great and does not require any changes of hoses or oil. There is some debate on the

Re: [MBZ] Car I passed last night

2006-04-14 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that David wrote: A danger in this type of suspension is if the camber angle becomes too extreme the contact patch can get very small as the tire rides up on the edge of its tread. This was part of the reason Corvairs (which also had swing-axle rear suspensions) had such

Re: [MBZ] Are these cars worth all the effort

2006-04-23 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Kevin wrote: But the mercedes diesels get good mileage, right? Maybe ten or fifteen years ago, but nowadays, a camry can turn in mid thirties on gasoline, and civics turn in high thirties/low forties, which competes well with the five speed 190D. Would I want a civic? No.

Re: [MBZ] Gmail - rant

2005-08-31 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Tjohn wrote: Let me take this a step further. Anyone complaining about the number of posts who doesnt have gmail is like a sick patient who refuses to take his medicine. CAUTION! Rant alert!!! Only someone stupid enough to think that doctors and medicine are the only

Re: [MBZ] Running cables through the firewall - W123

2005-09-01 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Van wrote: Like Philip, the mad engineer said use a Ford starting solenoid and you can use your ONE battery to power a HEAVY draw without running mongo big wires into the cabin, thats what solenoids do :-) Careful! A starter solenoid is _not_ rated for continueous duty!

[MBZ] Injection pump timing

2005-09-01 Thread Fmiser
Sorry to post an off topic question. It's about a Mercedes, not guns, hard-drives, gmail, or dogs. *grin* This is on a W123 240D, OM616. Rusty got me the correct timing chain and I have the car mostly back together. (see subject DEEP trouble changing my...) Because of those troubles I pulled

Re: [MBZ] Injection pump timing

2005-09-02 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Marshall wrote: Fmiser wrote: Sorry to post an off topic question. It's about a Mercedes, not guns, hard-drives, gmail, or dogs. *grin* This is on a W123 240D, OM616. Rack is at full throttle, shut-off vacuum is disconnected. Anything else that I'm missing

Re: [MBZ] 27mm socket

2005-09-06 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: As I recall that is the same size I will need to turn the crankshaft to check thr cam chain, right? its a 27mm deep socket - What size socket do I need to remove the injecter? A 1-1/16 inch socket will also work. A word of caution though!

Re: [MBZ] Glow Plug Times

2005-09-08 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that B wrote: Thanks Darrell. They must all be working to some degree because glowing still works to start the car. Do the old style GPs degrade over time? Bruce --- Darrell W. Sigmon [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: BD, first you have series GPs. If one is open NONE of them

Re: [MBZ] Getting rid of a car

2005-09-10 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Kaleb wrote: why is everyone so far away. Joe Mendyka wrote: I'm getting rid of my 82 300SD which needs, at the very least, a replaced key tumbler which is stuck. I'd be willing to let it go for $600 and am even flexible from there. I am in Wallingford,

Re: [MBZ] OT Vega

2005-09-10 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that David wrote: JabbaHursty wrote: my old VW rabbit had no power steering and no power brake, but was CIS fuel injected. points ignition. german made. What really struck me as bizarre were the early D-Jetronic and L-Jetronic cars, like the mid-70s Beetles and Buses.

Re: [MBZ] Trigger points

2005-09-12 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: My 1972 W108 had electronic fuel injection and points to trigger the electronic ignition.. Yes. But the trigger points below the distributor plate had nothing to do with the ignition system. I'm not talking about the _fuel_ trigger points, but

Re: [MBZ] Uh oh, no start 240D

2005-09-12 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Curt wrote: The problem is about an hour after coming back from that ride we were going out again and Hammie wouldn't start. I could he a click other than the key and nothing happened. If this is an automatic, the very first thing to do is to check neutral safety switch.

Re: [MBZ] SOS - update

2005-09-12 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that David wrote: Why is there no such thing as a transmission oil pressure light? ;) Or a transmission temperature guage! Philip, gota have guages

Re: [MBZ] [Biodiesel] New Linux list

2005-09-12 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Kaleb wrote: Had considered making it not only a linux list but a general computer list. *shutter* That would be like making as list for Mercedes cars and then encouraging folks to post about moose er, I mean, _mopeds_. Yeah. Mopeds. That's what I meant, mopeds

Re: [MBZ] SOS - update

2005-09-12 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that David wrote: Fmiser wrote: rumor has it that David wrote: Why is there no such thing as a transmission oil pressure light? ;) Or a transmission temperature guage! I've occasionally seen transmission temperature gauges. Either Ford or Chevy had one

Re: [MBZ] speedometer wrong, trip meter correct...possible?

2005-09-12 Thread Fmiser
At some time fairly close to Mon, 12 Sep 2005 12:42:40 -0700 (PDT), rumor has it that Christopher wrote: In my 76 240D, the speedometer reads 10% high, regardless of the speed (according to my GPS). The trip meter (didn't pay attention to the odometer) was accurate to .1 miles over a 12.2

Re: [MBZ] speedometer wrong, trip meter correct...possible?

2005-09-13 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Christopher wrote: Craig and Phillip, WOW! Thanks for the detailed info. SO: 3. The speedo seems fixable, but since there is a replacement in the trunk (entire instr. cluster), I'll simply swap out and verify with GPS. Some lessons from my experience. * The odometer

Re: [MBZ] Daimler Chrysler diesel - MB commercial engines

2005-09-21 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Kevin wrote: On Tue, Sep 13, 2005 at 11:58:46PM -0500, Luther Gulseth wrote: HELL NO. The damn MB engines are made by Detroit. Cummins makes a MUCH better product. MB makes a (well, this is questionable) kick ass car engine, but that's what's made in the Mother

Re: [MBZ] here we go again

2005-09-22 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Ron wrote: I called around town the other day to check on fuel prices. Every station I talked to said, Sorry, we cannot give out prices over the phone. I asked a couple of them why not, and they didn't know--just said it was the rule. Don't know if this is universal or

Re: [MBZ] '69 220D on eBay

2005-09-27 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Kevin wrote: On Tue, Sep 27, 2005 at 08:34:14AM -0700, Curt Raymond wrote: Old style glowplugs so I'll want to convert. How well can one with converted glowplugs be expected to start in the cold? Right now at about 0F I start getting nervous ('83 240D) and at -5F

Re: [MBZ] Old lists - was name calling...

2005-10-01 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Kaleb wrote: Lets see, anybody who was on those old lists say AYE Aye!! Philip

Re: [MBZ] St Louis fest? Preliminary thoughts and ramblings

2005-10-02 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that tom wrote: Christopher McCann wrote: Tom, Do we have enough people to agree on Oct 22? Hi Chris, Well, No one has written with any conflicts yet, so the 22nd looks good. Well, I can't call it for sure, but I can probably make it. And the weather is absolutely

Re: [MBZ] overbored - was:Whats this stuff on my 240D

2005-10-05 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Van wrote: There is no ridge at the top of the cyl walls but my plan is to have the block bored for o/s pistons. So far the valve guides look good but will finish checking them out today. I thought the 615 and 617 were sleeved. Can you bore those? Or do you remove the

Re: [MBZ] overbored - was:Whats this stuff on my 240D

2005-10-05 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Van wrote: Philip Oops, I shoulda said bore the sleeve. When you resleeve the engine you must have them bored to fit the pistons. (std) You can buy the oversized pistons and have the sleeves bored to fit them. Which I did on the last rebuild I did, Hay.. every

Re: [MBZ] Jug of soy

2005-10-06 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Lee wrote: Dave writes: I thin with Diesel or Kerosene. You will have to play with the percentages yourself. A lot depends on the type and condition of the waste oil. I just dump in all in the tank. I don't premix. You have to thin more was it gets colder.

Re: [MBZ] Glow plug come on after starting

2005-10-06 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Kaleb wrote: Is there something wrong with me or what? Anytime I measure plugs cold they always measure around 1.2 ohms, even brand new ones. My favorite way to test them is with an old-fashioned automotive ammeter. (Note - this method is for the new parallel pencil plugs)

Re: [MBZ] Becker Eurpa Light Show

2005-10-10 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Tom wrote: Coming back from a 1000 driving mile business trip, the only source of entertainment beside listenning to the 617.9 engine, my 1977 MONO am/fm Becker light quite working. Radio still works fine although it still does not pic up Sirus satelite radio yet nor can

Re: [MBZ] 1977 300D Glow Plug Conversion

2005-10-19 Thread Fmiser
At some time fairly close to Wed, 19 Oct 2005 06:35:18 -0400, rumor has it that Tom wrote: For a 1977 300D, want to convert from filament type plugs to pencil type plugs. Understand that I will need a pencil type plug by Bosch that has the same thread size as my existing type filement type

Re: [MBZ] new fuel record

2005-10-21 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that L. wrote: *The $3.09 rate at Flying J didn't apply to cars, for some reason. At the car pumps, it was $3.15 per gallon. A note was stuck to the pump that said CAR DIESEL IS 6 CENTS MORE. Don't know why that would be, but it honked me off. Each state has their own fuel

Re: [MBZ] newbie questions

2005-10-23 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Lee wrote: Here's two newbie questions: 1). On the highway, at a rest stop, do you pull in with the 18 wheelers to fill up? is there any specific etiquette about getting in line with a guy filling 100-200 gallon tanks? Do you pay at the pump, like with the gas islands

Re: [MBZ] Antenna cable

2005-10-23 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Trampas wrote: Yeap the antenna cable is coax thus splicing is a bi hard but not impossible... When those @[EMAIL PROTECTED]@[EMAIL PROTECTED]@[EMAIL PROTECTED]([EMAIL PROTECTED]@($_! broke into my car and stole the radio they broke the end of the antenna. I've been

Re: [MBZ] prechambers, was speaking of loop type GP's

2005-10-24 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Peter wrote: Snip a bunch of stuff This was a major problem when speed limits were lowered in teh 70s as most trucks were running at the wrong rpm -- in those days, the power band was as small as 1900-2200 rpm! I don't know what engines you are thinking of, but the 15L

Re: [MBZ] Insight needed

2005-10-26 Thread Fmiser
At some time fairly close to Tue, 25 Oct 2005 12:04:08 -0700, rumor has it that Gabriel wrote: My question is: Why wasn't the O ring just replaced instead of trying to fix it really quick...It can't be that expensive for an O right Err, well In my experience: If I find a repair on

Re: [MBZ] diesel idling story

2005-10-27 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that David wrote: Idling for long periods is hard on diesels because it cokes up the injectors. The heat problem in sleeper cabs was actually solved long ago, though it requires some capital investment -- Stewart-Warner and several other companies make little diesel-fired

Re: [MBZ] Asking questions

2005-10-27 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that BillR wrote: just ask it any way you like...they don't answer your questions unless you have a signature which shows your car model and year. Not really. A name is nice. The car list is optional. On 10/25/05, Jerry Herrman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: What specific steps

Re: [MBZ] diesel idling story

2005-10-27 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Luther wrote: Hrm, interesting regulation changescan you provide links to the site? I'm VERY interested However, I did read that there is some proposed regulation changes that could make the weight of an APU exempt from the trucks gross weight. This sound

Re: [MBZ] converting to synthetic oil?

2005-10-27 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I have heard and had personal experience when changing over to MOBIL1 in an engine that was origionally run on dino that after a while it leaks. There is something missing in the oil to swell the gaskets, or something like that. Not that I

Re: [MBZ] diesel idling story

2005-10-29 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that OK wrote: Ummm - that's what Google is for -- On 10/27/05, Luther Gulseth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: dangit, you're no help to the company I work for.. For the lazy, here a few links I found:

Re: [MBZ] 1982 240D TURBO, YES TURBO

2005-10-31 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Steve wrote: 2. Was the four banger designed to allow and run properly witht his type of adder. **snip** Also, unless the pump was removed and recalibrated up to compensate for the additional fuel demand from the turbocharging, the engine will be under-fueled and

Re: [MBZ] 1982 240D TURBO, YES TURBO

2005-11-01 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Steve wrote: What I wrote: The reason for recalibrating the pump up is to squirt enough extra fuel into the cylinder to make full use of the extra air that's being pumped in. What you wrote: Also, unless the pump was removed and recalibrated up to compensate for the

Re: [MBZ] Pulling to one side after tire rotation

2005-11-07 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that David wrote: Checked the tire pressures. They were all wrong, of course, so I corrected them. Took the car out for a drive, and it still pulled hard to the right. I've also got a new vibration in the steering wheel at speeds above 60 mph. I put my hands to the wheel

Re: [MBZ] Retread - was: Pulling to one side

2005-11-07 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Tread may be good, but you can bet down the road you'll be seeing your tire sheading rubber like a bad retread on a semi. Okay. I should probably just let this go by, but... Very rarely is that big chunk of tire you see on the road (drivers often

Re: [MBZ] Retread - was: Pulling to one side

2005-11-08 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Peter wrote: Well, you won't find any steel in it if the tire doesn't have steel belts, and I'm not sure that truck tires do. They do. Even tire that have nylon belts usually also have some steel belts. Philip

Re: [MBZ] OT 9cyl diesel aircraft eng

2005-11-09 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that David wrote: Loren Faeth wrote: Wright-Patterson AF Museum C-82: http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/outdoor/od27.htm I love that museum. I bet I could spend two solid days there and never be bored. Took my family there a couple years ago. The price is right

Re: [MBZ] 300D timing chain replacement

2005-11-10 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that Tom wrote: Contemplaing doing timing chain overdue at 270K miles. I have been doing some research. It appears a chain buddy;, ie standby helper is required. Can this job be done totally solo? I have not met any of my neighbors or friends/wifes/kids or enemies who gives

Re: [MBZ] Beer enema

2005-11-11 Thread Fmiser
rumor has it that LT wrote: Hit the link and they came up with three from my small town -- all age 19. Yanked my 18 year old daugher in and asked if she saw any classmates or former classmates there. She drew a blank. Since I didn't tell the link where I lived and it still came up with my

Re: [MBZ] marshall booth photo

2007-12-03 Thread Fmiser
It seems than at Mon, 03 Dec 2007 19:09:37 -0500, Timothy wrote: I joined too late... so I only know from you guys the great person, Marshall, that I never met. I have 3984 email messages from Marshall to this list beginning in 2002. I am in the process of figuring out how to convert this pile

Re: [MBZ] marshall booth photo

2007-12-03 Thread Fmiser
It seems than at Mon, 3 Dec 2007 23:42:03 -0600, Fmiser wrote: It seems than at Mon, 03 Dec 2007 19:09:37 -0500, Timothy wrote: I joined too late... so I only know from you guys the great person, Marshall, that I never met. I have 3984 email messages from Marshall to this list beginning

Re: [MBZ] the chinese mcintosh?

2007-12-05 Thread Fmiser
It seems than at Tue, 4 Dec 2007 23:33:59 -0500, Gary wrote: well, ok, no, but something to think about maybe http://www.sparkaudio.com/indexe.asp Sheesh, I'm slow. I read the subject line too fast and inserted an a after the m and decided I didn't car if the chinese were copying a

Re: [MBZ] Just add rice

2007-12-05 Thread Fmiser
It seems than at Wed, 05 Dec 2007 12:14:30 -0500, Mitch wrote: Hendrik Fay wrote: http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=230198740716 BRAND NEW BILSTEIN SHOCKS ($1500) BRAND NEW 17mm SUPER STIFF SUSPENSION COILS($1000) $2500 for shocks, struts and springs? Is the $AU

Re: [MBZ] hard wiring glow plugs

2007-12-10 Thread Fmiser
It seems than at Fri, 7 Dec 2007 08:50:19 -0600, Wonko wrote: Here's what I am thinking of doing: hard wire +12VDC to the glow plugs and install a switch so I can manually control the duration of pre-glow (and know that it is indeed getting heat to the plugs). Weren't some of the pre-W123

Re: [MBZ] hard wiring glow plugs

2007-12-10 Thread Fmiser
It seems than at Fri, 7 Dec 2007 11:37:53 -0600, Wonko wrote: I've been hangin' around in here for so many years that most folks *know*that I have a '77 240D. Aakk! Does it still have series glow plugs? Get rid of them if it does -- Philip

Re: [MBZ] OT: Bumluck and caravan bumper

2007-12-12 Thread Fmiser
It seems than at Wed, 12 Dec 2007 01:02:14 -0600, Loren wrote: Last night I was hoping to beat out the ice storm. Came across a herd of deer on the road. Deer in both lanes on my side of the road. I can't help with the bumper. Sorry. But regarding the deer, for the last 2 years I have

Re: [MBZ] hard wiring glow plugs

2007-12-12 Thread Fmiser
It seems than at Mon, 10 Dec 2007 19:14:27 -0600, Wonko wrote: They were ridded-of a couple of years ago.:-) Nice pencil-style glow plugs. Good! Now, maybe I missed something in one of the posts... Did you change anything besides the plugs? I believe the parallel plugs draw more

Re: [MBZ] OT: Bumluck and caravan bumper

2007-12-12 Thread Fmiser
It seems than at Wed, 12 Dec 2007 16:59:05 -0700, Robert wrote: Is there any evidence those crazy deer whistles people mount on the front of their cars work? My father-in-law thinks that they work because he has had them on the last five cars he's had and he's never hit a deer. Bob R. Most

Re: [MBZ] OT: Browsers.

2007-12-13 Thread Fmiser
It seems than at Thu, 13 Dec 2007 07:35:59 -0600, Luther wrote: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/ http://www.opera.com/download/ Not many more options. Opera has integrated email, Firefox handles everything that IE can. I use both. If you want Mozilla and integrated email, use

Re: [MBZ] Emergency House Heat/240D idling all day fuel consumption

2007-12-13 Thread Fmiser
It seems than at Wed, 12 Dec 2007 23:43:09 EST, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I had a 74 240D (stick, dark blue) on the West Coast. We used to take it skiing in the Sierras and I began to leave it run all day, about 8 hours or so. I turned the idle down to about 300 RPM, which saved fuel,

Re: [MBZ] hard wiring glow plugs

2007-12-13 Thread Fmiser
It seems than at Thu, 13 Dec 2007 11:09:39 -0600, Luther wrote: I do disconnect the relay. I guess I should salvage a male connector pin from my parts car and make the gp tester more efficient. Luther On cars that came equipped with the parallel plugs I do the testing at the relay. I

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