Re: [MBZ] WAKE UP FOLKS, Euro 85 300D manny tranny

2005-11-18 Thread Hendrik Riessen
I recently pulled a 5 speed getrag box out of a 82 230TE which was a english delivered car. It has a non racing shift pattern. Hendrik - Original Message - From: Mitch Haley [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, November 18, 2005 2:18 PM Subject:

Re: [MBZ] WAKE UP FOLKS, Euro 85 300D manny tranny

2005-11-18 Thread Hendrik Riessen
- From: Mitch Haley [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, November 18, 2005 10:01 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] WAKE UP FOLKS, Euro 85 300D manny tranny Hendrik Riessen wrote: I recently pulled a 5 speed getrag box out of a 82 230TE which was a english delivered

Re: [MBZ] Forests paying the price for biofuels

2005-11-22 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Well at least it is diverting attention away from the real reason rainforests are being turned into farm land, running herds of cattle to feed McDonalds appetite for beef. At least if they grew a crop of something it would produce oxygen, rather than methane from cattle. Hendrik -

[MBZ] So that's where the pontoons ended up

2005-11-24 Thread Hendrik Riessen
http://www.hamrablues.com/archive/sidebars/june_30_05_serveece.html From [EMAIL PROTECTED] Thu Nov 24 05:25:29 2005 Received: from mail.vla.com ([65.19.58.5] helo=mail.losalamos.com) by server1.arterytc1.net with esmtp (Exim 4.52) id 1Ef9bs-0003Eb-VK for [EMAIL PROTECTED]; Thu, 24

Re: [MBZ] 280SE resto cost

2005-11-25 Thread Hendrik Riessen
The biggest costs are usally labour, so if you have access to the equipment and have the skills to do the work then there is a good chance of making money. There are other factors such as the purchase price of the vehicle to be restored and having good contacts to get parts at the right price

Re: [MBZ] GM, was: What?

2005-11-29 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Back in the mid 80's there was a company that was importing V8 GM diesel motors over here to re-power landcruisers and the like. However the motors soon build a reputation as being rubbish. They sounded nice though. Hendrik - Original Message - From: Royce Engler [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [MBZ] anybody want rear headrests in their 123?

2005-11-29 Thread Hendrik Riessen
! On 11/28/05, Hendrik Riessen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Already have them and in a much nicer tan colour.

Re: [MBZ] MANNY TRANNY SLC

2005-12-01 Thread Hendrik Riessen
My 230E has crank windows and colour coordinated steel hubcaps. I like it like that. Tasteless Hendrik - Original Message - From: andrew strasfogel [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, December 02, 2005 4:58 AM Subject: Re: [MBZ] MANNY TRANNY

Re: [MBZ] Flashing red light in the recirculation switch - '90 124

2005-12-03 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Could be a bad solder in the system somewhere. That is one of the areas that the Japanese are good at and the rest not so. Had to fix the electro magnetic clutch on a 190E last summer due to bad soldering. Hendrik - Original Message - From: OK Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes

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

2005-12-03 Thread Hendrik Riessen
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Re: [MBZ] Another video, this time with pontoon and /8

2005-12-04 Thread Hendrik Riessen
with pontoon and /8 Didnt know there was an ozvets forum anymore Hendrik Riessen wrote: http://www.karocom.de/TRAILERII.wmv A fella from the ozvets forum posted this, enjoy. Hendrik ___ For new parts see official list sponsor: http://www.buymbparts.com

Re: [MBZ] Some things are just plain wrong

2005-12-05 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Mate, we drive on the left side of the road (most of the time) or where you referring to the drivers position within a motor vehicle? Hendrik all over the road but I am allowed to because I do it in a Benz - Original Message - From: TimothyPilgrim [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Some things are just plain wrong

2005-12-05 Thread Hendrik Riessen
list [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, December 05, 2005 4:52 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Some things are just plain wrong I don't know what I meant, but the poor 911 in the video has the wheel on the left side, American/Continental-style. Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo On 12/4/05, Hendrik Riessen

Re: [MBZ] Some things are just plain wrong

2005-12-05 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Those South Africans drive on the left like all sensible people. There are quite a few SA 123's over here in Oz, I know I owned one for a couple of years. Mercedes got them build from knock down kits, probably to get around the trade embargos. Hendrik - Original Message - From: Jeff

Re: [MBZ] Photo of the Day

2005-12-07 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Works for me. Looks like a one eared 240D. Shocker of a listing. Hendrik - Original Message - From: andrew strasfogel [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2005 6:25 AM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Photo of the Day Wont open for me. On

Re: [MBZ] Photo of the Day

2005-12-07 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Kaleb is probably already looking at it even as we speak :-) Hendrik - Original Message - From: Hendrik Riessen [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2005 7:49 AM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Photo of the Day Works for me. Looks like a one

Re: [MBZ] 190D Day 3

2005-12-08 Thread Hendrik Riessen
I have never had the need to do this but you can try and measure the temperature of the water in the radiator to confirm that the gauge is not working. Just because the thermostat is near new does not mean it can not fail, especially if it is a cheap one. Hendrik - Original Message -

Re: [MBZ] 84 190E - Concerns?

2005-12-08 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Does it have the K or KE jetronic (CIS/CISE) fuel injection system? They do rust, mainly in the bottom of the doors. If the bottom of the doors are rust free the rest should be alright. Other than that you may have to replace the timing chain and varuious suspension components, as per other

Re: [MBZ] my wife did it!

2005-12-09 Thread Hendrik Riessen
My 84 has a aftermarket alarm/remote lock-unlock system installed and I don't think I have ever used the key to unlock/lock it. I know I should lubricate the door locks now and again but that remote thingy is just so wonderful :-) Hendrik - Original Message - From: Sunil Hari [EMAIL

[MBZ] W123 limo going cheap

2005-12-11 Thread Hendrik Riessen
On 12/11/05, Hendrik Riessen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://club123d.org/listings/page10.html Wow, could that possibly be any uglier? Alex Chamberlain '87 300D Turbo

Re: [MBZ] W123 limo going cheap

2005-12-11 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Yes it could, http://www.w123-world.org/showthread.php?t=293 Hendrik - Original Message - From: Alex Chamberlain [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sunday, December 11, 2005 11:08 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] W123 limo going cheap On 12/11/05, Hendrik

Re: [MBZ] Why is my 85 300 TD running cold?

2005-12-12 Thread Hendrik Riessen
That or a dodgy temp sender/gauge. Does the radiator feel hot after going for a drive? Hendrik - Original Message - From: LT Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, December 12, 2005 12:59 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Why is my 85 300 TD running cold?

Re: [MBZ] W123 limo going cheap

2005-12-12 Thread Hendrik Riessen
His first name is apparently Vince, goes under the handle vlayton on the w123-world.org forum. Hendrik - Original Message - From: Fmiser [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, December 12, 2005 4:54 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] W123 limo going cheap

Re: [MBZ] [Fwd: Re: Club 123D]

2005-12-13 Thread Hendrik Riessen
In regards to personal info, I only passed on what I found on a public forum and I think what this list was trying to get at was wether the W123 club is some sort of Nigerian scam, existing only to fleece money from Mercedes owners. As Vince has stated, his intentions are honourable and as I

Re: [MBZ] Former taxi?

2005-12-13 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Looks a bit like a console out of a /8 Perhaps it is a special French version, made especially because the standard one is too Germanic? Or maybe MB where just using up old bits and pieces they had lying around and then flog them off to the French. Hendrik - Original Message - From:

Re: [MBZ] 123 club

2005-12-15 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Well he's got to be if he drives a 123 :-) Hendrik who saw a rare 240D manual today (should have left a note offering to buy it) - Original Message - From: Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2005 12:55 PM

Re: [MBZ] Year End Specials

2005-12-15 Thread Hendrik Riessen
You talking about reifenluft? What is the part number, I forgot? Hendrik running non-genuine air and it really handles like poo - Original Message - From: LT Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2005 1:18 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ]

Re: [MBZ] Sweet Vegas Ride, Yo

2005-12-16 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Perhaps he is using figures for a SL? Betcha when it comes time to wrangle with an insurance company you would not be able to find figures like that. It is a tidy looking 123 though, very original. Might win the presidents award in the 123 club:-) Hendrik who bought some clear indicators (off

Re: [MBZ] need more pics

2005-12-20 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Look Santa this is the sort of car I want...make sure it is red you old so and so. - Original Message - From: Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED]; Banned List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2005 10:11 AM Subject:

Re: [MBZ] Seasons Greetings !!

2005-12-22 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Yeah well before you get too cranky about model availability, spare a thought for us over here in Oz. Manual diesel? Ferget it. Manual anything? Very rare and usually privately imported from rust central. Diesel Mercs in general? Yeah a few but always going for top dollar unless totally worn

Re: [MBZ] GREEN BABY, YEA

2005-12-23 Thread Hendrik Riessen
99% of cars are rust buckets, the only difference is the rate of rust. My 230E is a similar exterior colour but thankfully it is light tan inside. Anyhow let us know the outcome of the bidding on the SLC, if it is half as good as the ad states then it should attract a pretty sum. However that

Re: [MBZ] W140 transmission no 3rd.

2005-12-23 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Could a valve be stuck open? - Original Message - From: Marshall Booth [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Saturday, December 24, 2005 5:18 AM Subject: Re: [MBZ] W140 transmission no 3rd. dave walton wrote: 1994 S350. My wife runs errands yesterday

Re: [MBZ] Heckflosse

2005-12-27 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Now to the Body it left the Factory with the MB 040G Black paint over the years somebody painted it cooper and the last owner painted it teal for over $1600.00 The pain is still very good and has plenty of shine left. HaHaHa By the looks of the paint job a 10 year old with a couple of dozen

Re: [MBZ] Mud Flaps

2005-12-28 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Over here the dealers still sell flappers for the 123's. Well they did a couple of years ago when I was after a couple. Came in a nice DC box with all the things required to fit them on without having to drill holes. From memory they where not that expensive either. Hendrik mud flaps front and

Re: [MBZ] Mud Flaps

2005-12-29 Thread Hendrik Riessen
oil - www.youroil.net For Test Results http://members.rennlist.com/oil Weber Carb Stuff http://members.rennlist.com/webercarbs http://members.rennlist.com/my_911/Index.htm For my Paint Job Info - Original Message - From: Hendrik Riessen [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL

Re: [MBZ] Hello??

2005-12-29 Thread Hendrik Riessen
No, we have all died from over eating. Hendrik speaking from the after life - Original Message - From: Luther Gulseth [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2005 8:04 AM Subject: [MBZ] Hello?? anyone out there??? Alive? Luther KB5QHU Alma, Ark '83

Re: [MBZ] WTF?

2005-12-29 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Ooooh I like them and in my size too. Although they say driving in high heels is dangerous, I have never had any problems. Hendrik - Original Message - From: Brian Baker [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2005 2:58 PM

Re: [MBZ] oh my!!

2005-12-29 Thread Hendrik Riessen
I'm amazed that the seller admits to painting it that colour. Usally it was the PO who did it. Hendrik - Original Message - From: Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Banned List [EMAIL PROTECTED]; Mercedes mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2005 2:25 PM

Re: [MBZ] Hello??

2005-12-29 Thread Hendrik Riessen
OMG Hans who put that grille on the E class? I have seen stuff done like this in parts of Asia. Hendrik with ze standard as intended grille (well it has a Xmas wreath on it at the moment) but hopefully soon to have clear indicators - Original Message - From: Hans Neureiter [EMAIL

Re: [MBZ] Tire pressure gauge

2005-12-30 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Cheapskates like me use the one down at the servo, plus they give me free compressed air if I require it. Now they have the digital one where you pre-select the pressure, whack on the hose and then wait for the beep beep beep. Great unless some idiot has run it over. Hendrik the cheapskate who

Re: [MBZ] Tire pressure gauge

2005-12-31 Thread Hendrik Riessen
the boss check all the wheels himself to find low pressures. Hendrik - Original Message - From: David Brodbeck [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, December 30, 2005 1:58 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Tire pressure gauge Hendrik Riessen wrote

Re: [MBZ] WTF?

2005-12-31 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Yes it does. I think ebay protocol dictates that the seller leaves feedback after receiving payment and the buyer leaves feedback after receiving the goods. Otherwise it turns into intimidation. Hendrik - Original Message - From: Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Absurd price for a 240D!

2005-12-31 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Looks like the 240D is a VERY nice older car:-) Wonder what the reserve is? Anyway not good news that older sedans are starting to rake in the cash. Where are bargain bin shoppers like me supposed to source good 123's at a very reasonable price? Hendrik - Original Message - From:

Re: [MBZ] Official CLub 123D Info

2005-12-31 Thread Hendrik Riessen
G'day Vince, Good to see another 123 nut on the forum, I have a 84 230E and a 230TE that I am taking apart (mainly for the 5 speed). If you want to check out the Oz scene have a look at our little Benz community at http://forum.mbspares.com.au/ with a area just for us 123 people. Hendrik in

Re: [MBZ] Plymouth-Dakar Race

2005-12-31 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Scroll down to see a real 123 rally machine, using a diesel in a rally is a bit slow. http://www.mbspares.com.au/default.asp?d=110427p=17935 Hendrik who wants one of those 280E machines - Original Message - From: TimothyPilgrim [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL

Re: [MBZ] WTF?

2005-12-31 Thread Hendrik Riessen
is not working just needs a recharge:-) Hendrik - Original Message - From: David Brodbeck [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2005 2:19 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] WTF? Hendrik Riessen wrote: Yes it does. I think ebay protocol dictates

Re: [MBZ] S-Class

2006-01-01 Thread Hendrik Riessen
That should read scores for Daimler Chrysler products where no better. A Benz is something that used to be made by a company called Mercedes-Benz. Hendrik with a few Benzes out the front and no DC rubbish - Original Message - From: Bob Rentfro [EMAIL PROTECTED] To:

Re: [MBZ] the warp drive mystery

2006-01-01 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Well...it may be the filter. If it is old, change it. However there are other possibilities such as blocked screen in the fuel tank (not likely due to the suddenness of the problem). Weak fuel pump (not likely due to the suddenness of the problem). From there things get more tricky

Re: [MBZ] '72 280SE 4.5

2006-01-01 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Check for rust. If it has a aftermarket turbo fitted, I would pass. MB never turboed those engines, hmmmnh wonder why? Did I mention to check for rust? If it is in good condition without a turbo then it is worth the money as these cars have pretty much reached value bottom and are only going

Re: [MBZ] the warp drive mystery

2006-01-01 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Yes a reduction in power but without load the motor will still go to the redline, that's about 1500rpm in a 240D isn't it? Hendrik - Original Message - From: Curt Raymond [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, January 02, 2006 9:46 AM Subject: Re: [MBZ] the warp drive

Re: [MBZ] the warp drive mystery

2006-01-01 Thread Hendrik Riessen
probably about 90% sure to be the problem. Thats the first step for sure. Its CIS/K I think, but not sure. And yes, the sensor plate feels just like its supposed to. Hendrik Riessen wrote: Well...it may be the filter. If it is old, change it. However

Re: [MBZ] the warp drive mystery

2006-01-02 Thread Hendrik Riessen
You're on your own. Hendrik - Original Message - From: Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, January 02, 2006 10:16 AM Subject: Re: [MBZ] the warp drive mystery this one does have an o2 sensor. Hendrik Riessen wrote

Re: [MBZ] the warp drive mystery

2006-01-02 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Couple of links to help you determine what you have created http://www.boschautoparts.co.uk/pcPetr11.asp?c=2d=1 http://covintechnical.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/tech_2.htm http://www.aicautosite.com/garage/encyclop/ency07c.asp Hendrik - Original Message - From: Hendrik Riessen [EMAIL

Re: [MBZ] '72 280SE 4.5

2006-01-02 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Well, if this thing has a factory turbo motor I would suggest you get yourself down there with the dosh and don't haggle. Factory M117 turboed motor. Wonder how much that is worth? If it is factory, don't run the motor just get it trailered back to your place. Hendrik - Original Message

Re: [MBZ] [Banned] Wet yourself cool!!!!

2006-01-02 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Maybe he is using the vergasser as a test bed to build a proper engine:-) One running on nitro that is:-):-) Hendrik - Original Message - From: OK Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, January 02, 2006 1:40 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] [Banned]

Re: [MBZ] '72 280SE 4.5

2006-01-02 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Apparently the factory did not think the 4.5 went fast enough, hence the 6.3. Now lets try putting a turbo on a M100 and then making it fitinto a truck maybe:-) Hendrik - Original Message - From: Peter Frederick [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL

Re: [MBZ] '72 280SE 4.5

2006-01-02 Thread Hendrik Riessen
According to a pretty reliable source ALL (sorry Marshall couldn't resist) Mercedes V8 engines came with fuel injection. Hendrik with no V8's :-( - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, January 02, 2006 2:39 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] '72 280SE 4.5

Re: [MBZ] '72 280SE 4.5

2006-01-02 Thread Hendrik Riessen
there are not too many documents that go with the car? I also would try and get the seller on the phone and promise to you, that it is not a rust heap. Sucks driving half way across town to look at rust:-( Hendrik who hates rust in all shapes and forms - Original Message - From: Hendrik Riessen

Re: [MBZ] first car list of 06

2006-01-03 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Yeah I like that model too, lots of round curves with a touch of style. Wonder why they put the picture of that Lady in there? Hendrik - Original Message - From: L. Mark Finch [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2006 12:04 PM

Re: [MBZ] this would be a good project car, euro 123 stick

2006-01-04 Thread Hendrik Riessen
83? That steering wheel belongs in a earlier model, also the headlights should be the 280E style ones but I could be wrong and very early 83's still came out had the round ones (poor lighting). Also I doubt wether the bottom end is the cause of the noise unless severly overheted or run with

Re: [MBZ] Used Engines from Tri-Star

2006-01-04 Thread Hendrik Riessen
I think the only way is to get them to send you compression figures. Once the engine is running your end do another test to verify figures. Also make sure they give you the engine number of this low mileage engine, that way they at least know that you are not a no-nothing. You have to get the

Re: [MBZ] this would be a good project car, euro 123 stick

2006-01-04 Thread Hendrik Riessen
The basics should be the same, in 85/86 they went to the KE/CISE injection system. The 123's as far as I know always used the K/CIS injection system. Cold start valves and other parts of the K-jetronic system can give trouble but are generally easy to fix/replace. Fuel pumps is one of the

Re: [MBZ] this would be a good project car, euro 123 stick

2006-01-04 Thread Hendrik Riessen
: [MBZ] this would be a good project car, euro 123 stick Hendrik Riessen wrote: However a word of caution, if this vehicle has not been properly maintained and has no service history you may get more trouble than you budgeted on. There is a difference between used and abused and used

Re: [MBZ] this would be a good project car, euro 123 stick

2006-01-04 Thread Hendrik Riessen
] To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2006 3:48 AM Subject: Re: [MBZ] this would be a good project car, euro 123 stick What's different about the SW vs. a later 123 model? On 1/3/06, Hendrik Riessen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 83? That steering wheel belongs

Re: [MBZ] Pimped 190E

2006-01-04 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Sacrilege Burn it at the stake - Original Message - From: Dave M. [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2006 4:35 AM Subject: [MBZ] Pimped 190E This is wrong on s many levels...

Re: [MBZ] Used Engines from Tri-Star VIN no.

2006-01-05 Thread Hendrik Riessen
This does not tell much except that it is a 82 made in Germany.duh http://www.benzworld.org/modelguide/ Hendrik - Original Message - From: Brian Chase [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2006 5:07 AM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Used Engines from Tri-Star

Re: [MBZ] Used Engines from Tri-Star VIN no.

2006-01-05 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Looks to be a import as well. You might want to get back to tri star and ask them about the mileage. Does carfax make mistakes like missing out a zero on the end. I would not believe that the 240D has only done 10Kmiles, even 105k miles is a bit low for an 82. On the other hand it checks out

Re: [MBZ] euro wagon

2006-01-05 Thread Hendrik Riessen
I have one but you can't have it cause I am in Oz and shipping cost lots. Also those economy meter are just there to worry you into going slower. Also the oil prssure is pretty good given the temp and revs, mine is usally at 1 at idle. Hendrik - Original Message - From: Zeitgeist

Re: [MBZ] Im sure glad the spark plugs are intact

2006-01-05 Thread Hendrik Riessen
: Re: [MBZ] Im sure glad the spark plugs are intact Those are called Rear Fender Indicators and come out of the fenders, similar to the antenna, when you are in reverse gear. On 1/4/06, Hendrik Riessen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: What are those thingys towards the rear of the rear qurter panels

[MBZ] Just another crappy station wagon

2006-01-05 Thread Hendrik Riessen
http://www.cwwcardesign.com/cars/maybach_57_t.html Wonder if it has the 7 seater option? Hendrik

Re: [MBZ] Just another crappy station wagon

2006-01-05 Thread Hendrik Riessen
OOh yeah for more good stuff go here http://www.cwwcardesign.com/cars/mbhistoric.html might have to slide the picture to the left to access the links, unless you have a huge monitor. Hendrik - Original Message - From: Hendrik Riessen [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List

Re: [MBZ] Just another crappy station wagon

2006-01-05 Thread Hendrik Riessen
/100dcompact1.html On 1/4/06, Hendrik Riessen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: OOh yeah for more good stuff go here http://www.cwwcardesign.com/cars/mbhistoric.html might have to slide the picture to the left to access the links, unless you have a huge monitor. Casey Olympia, WA Biodiesel: I drive

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes Benz Classic Magazine

2006-01-06 Thread Hendrik Riessen
That is the 280CE in the Mercedes Classic Centre at Fellbach? Apparently they keep the first and last example of every model. There are some nice and historic machines there. https://www.cms.daimlerchrysler.com/emb_classic/0,,0-195-78866-1-200655-1-0-0-0-0-0-3490-78641-0-0-0-0-0-0-0,00.html

Re: [MBZ] 5.0 euro, replaced the fuel filter, warp drive back up sort of

2006-01-09 Thread Hendrik Riessen
I'd say at WOT your fuel air mixture is too rich, whereas when you back off the throttle the mixture improves (less fuel). Have you pulled the spark plugs, they sometimes tell the story. Are you able to adjust the mixture on your fuel distributor? The later KE ones have a plug to stop tampering

Re: [MBZ] 5.0 euro, replaced the fuel filter, warp drive back up sort of

2006-01-09 Thread Hendrik Riessen
http://www.isham-research.co.uk/quattro/pressure.html http://www.pulse-jets.com/phpbb2/files/k-jetronic_fuel_injection_-_8_valve_engines_205.pdf http://e21.tricord.be/e21/about/k-jetronic.php http://www.autotech.com/tech_fuelinjection.htm http://www.petroject.com.au/efi.html

[MBZ] Fuel pressure test kits for K-jetronic(CIS)

2006-01-09 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Yeah well I am in the market for a test kit. The cheapest I have found in Oz is about AU$600 http://www.autotools.com.au/catalogue/product.php/10/19/224 On ebay there are several overseas but none in Oz, the cheapest is this one in Ohio ebay number: 4602349480 however if you want to test a

Re: [MBZ] Fuel pressure test kits for K-jetronic(CIS)

2006-01-09 Thread Hendrik Riessen
[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, January 09, 2006 1:49 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Fuel pressure test kits for K-jetronic(CIS) Hendrik Riessen wrote: Yeah well I am in the market for a test kit. The cheapest I have found in Oz is about AU$600 http://www.autotools.com.au/catalogue/product.php/10/19/224

Re: [MBZ] Fuel pressure test kits for K-jetronic(CIS)

2006-01-09 Thread Hendrik Riessen
--- http://tinyurl.com/ddf28 On 1/8/06, Mitch Haley [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hendrik Riessen wrote: Yeah well I am in the market for a test kit. The cheapest I have found in Oz is about AU$600 http://www.autotools.com.au/catalogue/product.php/10/19/224 That's a big universal kit. For K-jet, you

Re: [MBZ] New MB Driven Ssang Yong in AU

2006-01-09 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Yes but will they be able to do this http://coolmike.no.sapo.pt/smartmedia.wmv and stand up to this http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6605730767077503480q=smart+crash Then again more Merc running gear is not a bad thing, find a wreck and pull the mechanicals out ready to slip into the ole

Re: [MBZ] worth 17k

2006-01-11 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Yeah right, is that before or after the rust is cut out? Hendrik - Original Message - From: Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Banned List [EMAIL PROTECTED]; Mercedes mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 1:03 PM Subject: [MBZ] worth 17k

[MBZ] 123 crash video

2006-01-11 Thread Hendrik Riessen
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5396839096066486024q=w123+Crash+Tests Watch carefully to see the seat belt pre-tensioner and what happens when kids are not properly restrained. Hendrik From [EMAIL PROTECTED] Wed Jan 11 07:35:23 2006 Received: from imf16aec.mail.bellsouth.net

[MBZ] More info about Ssangyong Mercs

2006-01-11 Thread Hendrik Riessen
for it's time it should say: ahead of it's time ---Robert Hendrik Riessen wrote: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docidS96839096066486024q=w123+Crash+Tests Watch carefully to see the seat belt pre-tensioner and what happens when kids are not properly restrained. Hendrik

Re: [MBZ] WOW, may the crack runeth over

2006-01-12 Thread Hendrik Riessen
They saw you coming didn't they:-) Hendrik who paid AU$3000 for the 230E - Original Message - From: redghost [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2006 8:40 AM Subject: Re: [MBZ] WOW, may the crack runeth over I paid $117.50

Re: [MBZ] manny 240D

2006-01-12 Thread Hendrik Riessen
I think Gump might get a new friend:-) - Original Message - From: Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2006 11:59 AM Subject: [MBZ] manny 240D

Re: [MBZ] 123 crash video

2006-01-12 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Go to http://video.google.com/ and search for w123. Works fine for me, I had to download the google video player to save the video onto the hard drive. This is the direct link http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5396839096066486024q=w123 Hendrik who hopes never to have a need for those

Re: [MBZ] here is a real winner

2006-01-12 Thread Hendrik Riessen
I wonder if that box of chocolates comes with the car? Hendrik - Original Message - From: Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Banned List [EMAIL PROTECTED]; Mercedes mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2006 12:20 PM Subject: [MBZ] here is a real winner

Re: [MBZ] VWTD

2006-01-12 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Lots of nagging, snide remarks and those looks:-) What women really want is power, lots of big V8 power. They won't admit it but that is what they like. The missus came home the other day after being in a mates new (to him) V6 mitsi and she commented that the car had power. Of course if they

Re: [MBZ] WOW

2006-01-13 Thread Hendrik Riessen
The 109 has a bigger engine. Also it is possible to tell the chassis model from the VIN. This works with motors too. Hendrik - Original Message - From: Sunil Hari [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, January 13, 2006 4:45 AM Subject: Re:

Re: [MBZ] Im sure somebody needs this

2006-01-13 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Commonly found in Unimogs. Looks like seller has no idea. Hendrik with a OM352 that has been started - Original Message - From: Loren Faeth [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, January 13, 2006 5:26 AM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Im sure somebody needs

Re: [MBZ] it's raining it's hailing......

2006-01-13 Thread Hendrik Riessen
That reminds me, I have to finish cleaning the pool. Hendrik - Original Message - From: TimothyPilgrim [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, January 13, 2006 1:36 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] it's raining it's hailing.. Temps soaring above

Re: [MBZ] spam

2006-01-13 Thread Hendrik Riessen
I use this program http://keir.net/k9.html to filter spam, which works pretty well and it is free Hendrik - Original Message - From: Luther Gulseth [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Diesel List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2006 12:28 AM Subject: [MBZ] spam from last evening to

Re: [MBZ] Rare 300D (W123) test film from 1976 German TV

2006-01-14 Thread Hendrik Riessen
It's also 27.9mb big. I am a bit disappointed in the fuel consumption figures, especially given that my 230E is round about 12.5l/100k's and has a lot more power. Then given the fact that diesel is usally about 10cents dearer than petrol the 300D and 230E cost about the same to run. Hendrik

Re: [MBZ] old mystery car

2006-01-15 Thread Hendrik Riessen
I seem to remember the 450's only came with autos due to the high torque. Hendrik - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2006 9:53 AM Subject: Re: [MBZ] old mystery car In a message dated 1/14/2006 1:47:30 P.M. US Mountain

Re: [MBZ] Lifting the rear end of a W123

2006-01-15 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Not a problem, just make sure that it is centred on the very bottom of the diff. Also make sure your front wheels are blocked and of course do not get under a car that is only supported on a hydraulic jack. Plenty of people do but it is a gamble. Hendrik - Original Message - From:

Re: [MBZ] Rare 300D (W123) test film from 1976 German TV

2006-01-15 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Perhaps one of our better deutsch speakers could produce a transcript of the more important parts, like the cross wind test. The test involves the 123 driving at 100kmh through a 100kmh cross wind and the deviation is then measured. Mostly the bloke goes on about how good it is and that there

Re: [MBZ] old mystery car

2006-01-15 Thread Hendrik Riessen
I think you will find the 350SL/C had a manual option. But I could be wrong. Hendrik - Original Message - From: Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2006 12:31 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] old mystery car there are no

Re: [MBZ] old mystery car

2006-01-15 Thread Hendrik Riessen
I have seen a 450SLC converted to manual to rally. It is owned by Joe Alexander and he was not happy because they bumped him into modified class because the 450's never came with manual, I seem to remember him saying that he pulled the gearbox out of a 350SLC. Plus there are lots of instances

[MBZ] Some ideas for your 123's

2006-01-15 Thread Hendrik Riessen
Don't look Vince:-) http://32.freebb.com/w123universe/w123universe-article13.html Hendrik who has just a little bit more taste than that

Re: [MBZ] Bird in Star

2006-03-18 Thread Hendrik Riessen
I thought you where referring to the plane with it's nose in the Merc truck until I scrolled down further. I like the one where the couple on the bike are pulled over, the moral of the storyalways carry a spare helmet:-) Hendrik - Original Message - From: OK Don [EMAIL

Re: [MBZ] Wheel Fell off Sister's Car at 60mph

2006-03-18 Thread Hendrik Riessen
It could have been a deadly accident. Hendrik - Original Message - From: John Peterson [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2006 8:51 AM Subject: [MBZ] Wheel Fell off Sister's Car at 60mph I think the service managers are pushing

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