Re: [MBZ] 123 Body Panels

2014-07-16 Thread G. M. Brown via Mercedes
Since my '84 300D may very well be my last car and I didn't want to take a chance on used fenders from a junkyard, I obtained a couple fenders from the Classic Center in CA. As I recall, the price wasn't too exorbitant and the fellow ( jon.sigg...@mbusa.com ) I dealt with was very helpful.

[MBZ] Hella quartz halogen headlights

2014-08-23 Thread G. M. Brown via Mercedes
I've recently seen some of you post that you've converted to Hella quartz halogen headlights. I see that Amazon has these (HELLA 002395991 7 H4 Type Single High/Low Beam Headlamp) for $37.07 with free shipping. This may be a silly question, but is this a direct drop in without having to

[MBZ] multi-purpose stalk on '84 300D

2014-09-11 Thread G. M. Brown via Mercedes
Anyone have any testing clues as the headlight flashing (squeezing) function doesn't seem to work? It used to work, now all other functions of this stalk do work. TIA G. M. Brown Brevard, NC ___

[MBZ] any suggestions for a new computer

2014-10-29 Thread G. M. Brown via Mercedes
For the techies on the list, I'm considering a new computer . . . any suggestions? 90% of what I do is Email. I currently have an older Dell using WinXP . . . no flames please. Thanx. G. M. Brown Brevard, NC ___

Re: [MBZ] OT: Transcoding LPs to Digital

2014-12-04 Thread G. M. Brown via Mercedes
I can remember when I was somewhat of an audiophile that one could still prefer vinyl over a CD played via a Mark Levinson ($25K) CD player, so I can't relate to the interest(s) in converting to digital files. Other than live performances, I prefer good recordings played back via good

[MBZ] '84 300D GPR

2014-12-05 Thread G. M. Brown via Mercedes
I had a buzzing problem upon starting attempt with the GPR in my '84 300D back in March, took it apart resoldered the PCB, lightly sanded the contact points, and cleaned the external pin connections and it's been OK till the other day when all I would get was a click when attempting to start

[MBZ] FW: '84 300D GPR

2014-12-06 Thread G. M. Brown via Mercedes
PM, G. M. Brown via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I had a buzzing problem upon starting attempt with the GPR in my '84 300D back in March, took it apart resoldered the PCB, lightly sanded the contact points, and cleaned the external pin connections and it's been OK till the other day

[MBZ] W123 multi-purpose stalk

2015-02-06 Thread G. M. Brown via Mercedes
Has anyone on the list tried/succeeded to rebuild their W123 multi-purpose stalk (turn signal, headlight flasher, windshield wiper/washer, and cruise control stalk)? I've obtained a replacement and will hopefully install it tomorrow . . . cross your fingers that the replacement works. TIA. G.

[MBZ] W123 multi-purpose stalk replacement installed

2015-02-07 Thread G. M. Brown via Mercedes
The W123 multi-purpose stalk replacement I obtained is installed and working . . . hurray. G. M. Brown Brevard, NC ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe

Re: [MBZ] here you go

2015-02-16 Thread G. M. Brown via Mercedes
No matter how good/bad the price for one of these, I think the majority of the folks on this list are of the somewhat frugal variety and wouldn't be interested in the gas mileage. G. M. Brown Brevard, NC ___

[MBZ] '84 300D multi-purpose stalk

2015-01-28 Thread G. M. Brown via Mercedes
I've been having a somewhat intermittent problem with my low beam headlights turning off seemingly on their own. It seem to occur when either hitting a bump in the road, when using the turn signals, or when using the hi-beam flasher so it must be in the multi-purpose stalk. I've sprayed

Re: [MBZ] (MBZ) '84 300D multi-purpose stalk

2015-01-28 Thread G. M. Brown via Mercedes
I've been looking on the Inet for a replacement multi-purpose stalk for my '84 300D and have found prices for new units at ~ $50 (URO) - $150 (OE). Since it may be awhile before the weather warms up sufficiently for a PNP visit, what's the list's consensus regarding URO products? TIA. G. M.

Re: [MBZ] W123 Fuel Sending Unit

2015-01-05 Thread G. M. Brown via Mercedes
I may have missed the original post on this subject as I was away and deleted most of the stuff from the list. I have a repaired (cleaned and 0.202mm Nichrome wire replaced 5/13) '85 300TD fuel sending unit which I'd let go for considerably less if that's what one of you is interested in. Note:

[MBZ] CD player for my W123

2015-03-19 Thread G. M. Brown via Mercedes
Am considering a move into the 21st century for my W123 and would like to find if any of you have installed/added a CD player while maintaining the Becker Grand Prix electronic radio. TIA. G. M. Brown Brevard, NC

Re: [MBZ] '85TD interior fan odd behavior update

2015-03-09 Thread G. M. Brown via Mercedes
The odd behavior which I described previously does not occur when the fan is on and hitting any sort of bump, the fan does not come on after restarting the car (e.g., when running errands) when it's ptreviously been running but seems to come back on after 2 or 3 restarts. And, yes the #8 fuse

[MBZ] '85TD interior fan odd behavior

2015-03-08 Thread G. M. Brown via Mercedes
Guys, Just thought I'd touch base to see if any of you have experienced the same fan oddity and found the cause, etc. While driving around the other day on some errands and stopping/starting the car occasionally, the interior fan would not turn on after a restart unless I turned the car off

Re: [MBZ] '85TD interior fan odd behavior update

2015-03-10 Thread G. M. Brown via Mercedes
For anyone keeping track, I changed out the PBU with a spare I have and the same thing occurs where the interior fan does not come on when the Hi-speed fan and middle (lower) PBU button are depressed after the car is started but the fan will start when the defrost button is depressed, so it

[MBZ] another oddball experience with W123 heat - update

2015-03-12 Thread G. M. Brown via Mercedes
Guys, I changed the new mono valve insert, which I had obtained from the PartsGeek, back to the one I had in there previously where one could not regulate the temperature via the PBU thumbwheel . . . it would be max heat at the MAX position or almost no heat at any other temp setting. The old

[MBZ] W123 multi-purpose stalk continuity check

2015-03-12 Thread G. M. Brown via Mercedes
In case this may be useful to anyone, I measured the continuity of all pin combinations of the multi-purpose stalk from my '84 300D. G. M. Brown Brevard, NC -- next part -- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: Continuity

[MBZ] another oddball experience with W123 heat

2015-03-11 Thread G. M. Brown via Mercedes
Since both my '84 300D '85 300TD have trouble maintaining heat as chosen via the thumbwheel on the left of the PBU and I've been through (including resoldering) the troubleshooting guide numerous times for both units and not found a definitive problem. To explain about the problem of not

Re: [MBZ] another oddball experience with W123 heat - update

2015-03-24 Thread G. M. Brown via Mercedes
An update for those who may be interested: 1) Installed my acetone + DeOxit cleaned multi-purpose stalk in my '84 300D and all is OK (Yipeee!), and 2) The interior fan problem I was having in my '85 300TD has also been resolved via thoroughly cleaning the pins of the fan speed resistor cage

[MBZ] W123 LF window switch

2015-04-29 Thread G. M. Brown via Mercedes
Another WAHOO from someone who's semi-technically competent as the LF window was lowered on my '85 300TD earlier and it wouldn't raise. I pulled the switch apart and found it quite gunky, cleaned it with brake cleaner, spayed with DeOxit, reinstalled and voila it works fine. Don't ya' just

[MBZ] Atlanta, GA indy

2015-05-04 Thread G. M. Brown via Mercedes
For anyone on the list who is near or planning to be near Atlanta, GA, this place is run by the son of one of my tennis friends: http://www.ratchetandwrench.com/RatchetWrench/May-2015/Revolution-Mercedes-Benz-Specialists/ G. M. Brown Brevard, NC

[MBZ] 2013 C240

2015-05-12 Thread G. M. Brown via Mercedes
Any knowledge/experience anyone on the list may have regarding a 2013 C240 M-B with ~77K mi. which is for sale on a local used car lot here for $9995 would be greatly appreciated. TIA. G. M. Brown Brevard, NC ___

[MBZ] super leather treatment stuff

2015-06-20 Thread G. M. Brown via Mercedes
Guys, Forgive the memory lapse, as having MB-Tex in both my diesels I've had no reason to remember this stuff until I found a C-class wagon for my brother which has leather upholstery and the front seats have some light cracking. What is the name of that super leather treatment stuff and where

[MBZ] 2002 C320 headlight cover

2015-09-16 Thread G. M. Brown via Mercedes
Is there anyone on the list who may know if the plastic headlight covers on a 2002 C320, which tend to degrade and fog up with age, are replaceable as I only seem to be able to find the complete headlight assembly availables? TIA. G. M. Brown Brevard, NC