Re: [MBZ] Branching out in the MB family

2014-07-19 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
The new smart was just announced... It might be worth while to wait! Jaime On Saturday, July 19, 2014, John Reames via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: My usual commute is to the train station; one of the 210.025's has BAD rust issues. Gonna go get SMART-ed ;) Any thoughts? -j.

Re: [MBZ] Branching out in the MB family

2014-07-19 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I would not get a smart. They are very very small and really do not get all that good fuel mileage Sent from my iPhone On Jul 19, 2014, at 8:17 AM, Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: The new smart was just announced

Re: [MBZ] 1984 500SEL - HELP!!

2014-07-22 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I always connected a CIS gauge in line with the warm up regulator. See the work instruction here: http://www.startekinfo.com/StarTek/outside/11883/PROGRAM/Engine/107/M116_38/07.3-120.pdf In checking the car for possible purchase, I'd check movement of the air flow regulating plate on the fuel

Re: [MBZ] W123 front speakers

2014-07-22 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Becker Autosound has metric speakers that fit perfectly! Jaime On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 11:33 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: The front speakers are shot on the 1983 300TD. How wasy is it to R/R the front speakers? Anybody have any good used ones sitting

Re: [MBZ] Jaime! A Poor Widow Needs Help!

2014-07-27 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Agreed... I'll keep an eye on it. Your post was good... its true she's at top dollar already. I'd guess she's using what they paid for it two years ago as a reference, which might make her somewhat rigid in her price. Jaime On Sun, Jul 27, 2014 at 12:34 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Jaime! A Poor Widow Needs Help!

2014-07-28 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Hi Tom, The COMAND system in that car was a bit outdated even in 2007, but is still reliable and stable. And, a huge advantage: Becker Autosound can service and repair the components at a reasonable price. I think the high end logic7 sound system is outstanding as well. Updated maps are still

Re: [MBZ] Jaime! A Poor Widow Needs Help!

2014-07-29 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Hi Ned, Updated maps are released annually. My department does the final testing on them. And house numbers are certainly available... usually down to the precision of one block. What isn't available is an interpolation to position the destination exactly on that block (which is often

Re: [MBZ] WARNING! DANGER!

2014-08-01 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
The license plate really goes too far On Friday, August 1, 2014, Rich Thomas via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: You have been warned! http://jalopnik.com/i-really-should-hate-this-retro-ized- mercedes-more-1614591457 --R ___

Re: [MBZ] W114/W115 front brake interchange

2014-08-12 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Hi David, Im not sure if they're the same, but I did buy new front calipers for a W108 (70 280SE) for a reasonable price earlier this year. I think I bought genuine Mercedes. They were cheaper than I expected. Jaime On Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 8:47 PM, David Bruckmann via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Chowdah Q

2014-08-22 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I'd love to go, but timing is always bad. My birthday is on the 11th, and this year our second child is due on the 12th, pretty much making it impossible to make it to future events. Can we just move the whole thing to Morristown, NJ? I'll host! Jaime On Tuesday, August 19, 2014, Jon Agne

Re: [MBZ] trailer hitches

2014-08-23 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I inquired a while ago I think... The consensus is that the hitch sold for the 300TD is a great hitch, but interferes with with exhaust pipe on a sedan. The work around is to install a 300TD muffler on your sedan. Otherwise, you get a bumper hitch from Curt. The kind that bolts to the spare

Re: [MBZ] 1984 500SEL Surrender

2014-08-23 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I bought a BX2370 new this spring. Its really outstanding. Simple three cylinder diesel with mechanical injection pump. I have 25 hours on it now and have done a good amount of work with it. The heavy stuff was moving dirt and rock around the yard, and cleaning up 2000ft of gravel driveway.

Re: [MBZ] OT Tractor was 1984 500SEL Surrender

2014-08-23 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
luck with your BX. -Original Message- From: Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes Sent: Saturday, August 23, 2014 7:26 PM I bought a BX2370 new this spring. Its really outstanding. Simple three cylinder diesel with mechanical injection pump. I have 25 hours on it now and have done

Re: [MBZ] 1984 500SEL Surrender

2014-08-24 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Yeah, its the subcompact... I kept the price under $15k if I remember correctly. You have to shop around a bit and negotiate. Everyone discounts off the MSRP on the website. There was a package where you get a discount with two attachments. No trailer... I don't need one. I have 1.3 acres...

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2014-08-25 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I'm a big fan of Febi 08971 for my Mercedes 4 speed auto transmissions. But most say I'm crazy. It was wonderful in my '95 E320. Its wonderful in everything, actually. Even my 67 300SEL. http://www.worldpac.com/tagged/FebiATF0897178971_0009899203.pdf Jaime On Sat, Aug 23, 2014 at 1:20 AM,

Re: [MBZ] Project Car for Jaime

2014-08-26 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
He's been trying to sell this locally for a while now. It's a disaster I'm sure. Jaime On Sunday, August 24, 2014, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Here you go, Jaime - a partner for the W109:

Re: [MBZ] 124 aux fan

2014-08-26 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
There is probably a fuse on the low speed relay that often blows. It's in the second half of the fuse box that you have to uncover by removing some screws. At least, this was the case in my 95 124. Jaime On Sunday, August 24, 2014, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:

Re: [MBZ] Bilstein Shocks

2014-09-02 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Agreed... My buddy put them in his 124 and Regretted it. He thought the car was too soft and wanted it to ride like his modern BMW. In the end, the comfort shocks are much Stiffer than worn out originals. You'll be satisfied. Jaime On Tuesday, September 2, 2014, Dan Penoff via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] This worth anywhere near the listed price?

2014-09-08 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Sure it is... if its really 99% rust free. I just sold this: http://images.jaimekop.com/2014_08_09_280SE/ for much more, and there was nearly a bidding war on the car. And I didn't even list it for sale yet. W108s are hot, and they're going to rise. Finally. But you're really missing the

Re: [MBZ] This worth anywhere near the listed price?

2014-09-08 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
The transmission itself is overall fine, I just don't care for the missing first gear. (That is, the 3 speed's ratio on first is similar to the 4 speed's in second). On the highway its grand, but around down its pretty sleepy. I've never driven a 3.5 with the 4 speed fluid coupling trans. I

Re: [MBZ] Daimler

2014-09-16 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
The negative effect on Mercedes is pretty foolish... at least in suggesting that Chrysler had their hand at engineering Mercedes. But Chrysler received a large amount of Mercedes technology in many forms. Interior controls, suspension, transmissions, even entire car platforms (The crossfire was

Re: [MBZ] Daimler

2014-09-16 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Ha, good response. As much as we'd like them to put 240D's back into production and sell them for $18,000, I don't think its going to happen. Jaime On Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 9:25 PM, OK Don via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I suspect that is the result of market research and actual

Re: [MBZ] Daimler

2014-09-17 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
, Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Ha, good response. As much as we'd like them to put 240D's back into production and sell them for $18,000, I don't think its going to happen. Jaime On Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 9:25 PM, OK Don via Mercedes mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Sanden AC kit

2014-09-20 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Hi Manfred, Why replace the R4? I've found them to work pretty well and be reasonably smooth on the diesel. Power useage isn't too bad on the turbo too. If you had a york (or a 240D), I'd understand... I just replaced one of these with a sanden in a 70 280se with good results. I used a generic

Re: [MBZ] Jaime

2014-09-21 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
At the moment I have: 79 300SD - same one I've had for years, will probably get some significant attention this winter. 67 300SEL - on going project for the last three years 83 300D - will be sold shortly, i'm bored of it 83 300SD - just bought for cheap, to replace the 300D as a daily driver. 15

Re: [MBZ] Kent says SVO is junk

2014-09-23 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I could have told you that... We didn't need Kent! On Tuesday, September 23, 2014, clay via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: 55 Used Bosch Diesel Fuel Injectors Put to the Test - How Many Passed? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4E28hDgXCwfeature=em-subs_digest-vrecs So, there is really

Re: [MBZ] Selling 1983 300D Help dertemining price!

2014-10-01 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
The cars are worth more up here, but cosmetics are everything. I have an intern who needs something. I'll be in touch! Jaime On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, Gary Hurst via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: maybe shoot for 2500 as the weather is getting winter and someone figures he'll

Re: [MBZ] 123 windshield gaskets

2014-10-03 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Check out Pilkington classic glass program if you end up needing a windshield. They sold me a Sigla glass for my w108 at a reasonable price recently... About $300+shipping. Jaime On Monday, September 29, 2014, Curly McLain via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Does anyone have a good

Re: [MBZ] 123 windshield gaskets

2014-10-03 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
watched the guy install it, seemed like a very professional job, but I'm no expert. Max Dillon, Charleston SC On Oct 3, 2014 6:37 AM, Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com javascript:; wrote: Check out Pilkington classic glass program if you end up needing

[MBZ] Someone in IL needs this 116

2014-10-04 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
http://www.estatesales.net/estate-sales/IL/Lincolnwood/60712/727644?highlight=mercedes -- Jaime Kopchinski http://www.jaimekop.com/ ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery

Re: [MBZ] FWIW

2014-10-05 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
This absolutely doesn't belong on this list period. End of discussion. On Sunday, October 5, 2014, archer75--- via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: .. Now, in what might be the largest scientific fraud ever uncovered, NASA and the NOAA have been

Re: [MBZ] Using epc.Startekinfo for W123

2014-10-19 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Use wdb as the prefix. so, wdb12313012123456, for example Jaime On Sat, Oct 18, 2014 at 3:04 PM, LarryT via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Has anyone found a way to use epc.startekinfo.com for pre-82 W123 MB's? As you know it doesn't have the standardized VIN number which I believe

Re: [MBZ] Best aftermarket injector nozzles

2014-10-19 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I have great experience with Monark in 617s... I can't comment about 60X engines. There is a video that Ken Bergsma put on youtube of their factory in Germany. Its enough to convince me, until Bosch puts up a similar video of their factory in India! Now if only Gary would sell them to me.

Re: [MBZ] Poos

2014-11-02 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Is this the one which you charge the can with refrigerant from the system, then run it to suck the mixture back in? I used it on my Suburban and it's still going strong (but it's also cold here now). A local parts store I trusted told me it was the only one worth using. It was expensive for a

Re: [MBZ] OOOOOOO... KKKKKK......

2014-11-18 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
First year 211 with the audio 50 head unit... It's always interesting to see one. Lots of these cars were going to be retrofitted to COMAND when it became available, but they ended up just being swapped for new cars. These systems were what I was originally hired to work on when I started at

Re: [MBZ] Kaleb Car Deal for Jaime

2014-11-22 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I'll keep this in mind. I'd really like a 560SEL, actually. $1800 is still too much for a car that needs a trans (even if its just B2 piston) and stopped running. Fuel filters on these don't clog like he described, so its likely something else. I also wonder if those pictures are actually of

Re: [MBZ] S Class in top ten least reliable cars

2014-11-22 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Its interesting how many are listed because of some infotainment problem (Navigation, bluetooth, etc). Seeing as the quality of these features for the US in the S class have been largely my responsibility over the last 4 years or so, I'm quite pleased :-) Jaime On Sat, Nov 22, 2014 at 8:01 AM,

Re: [MBZ] Typical MBCA Behavior

2014-12-06 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I agree about Pierre, I've met him several times and was impressed by his knowledge and enthusiasm for old cars. I think he actually tracked me down the first time we met, knowing I was the guy with that 240D website so many years ago. The MBCA needs more guys like him. I made a strong effort

Re: [MBZ] '84 300D GPR

2014-12-06 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I think the problem is that you sanded the contacts. Its like ignition points, if you sand off the surface coating then the likelyhood that they corrode and fail again are much higher. Jaime On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 5:01 PM, G. M. Brown via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I had a

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

2014-12-07 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Ah, Ok the issue here isn't the GP relay at all most likely. The glow plug system and the starter are mostly independent. One will function if the other is faulty, and neither can bring the other one down. Your problem is, in order of likleyhood: 1. Bad ground at the Battery, chassis

Re: [MBZ] Here's One for Jaime!

2014-12-17 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Doesn't look bad! It's pretty rare to find these early cars in good shape. I just bought a 79 240D with 100k miles that's in pretty good shape. Looks to have been garaged it's whole life, has its original radio and even the original license plate frames and screws. I'll probabaly pass it along

Re: [MBZ] Classic 1975 Mercedes 240d - $8800 (Chester County,Pa.)

2014-12-18 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
The likelihood of this car having 25,000 original miles is nearly zero. Looks very average to me. Jaime On Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 9:08 PM, Bob via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/cto/4775083709.html For you BROWN aficionados Bob

Re: [MBZ] This is Cool

2014-12-19 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Oh yeah, I definately need that! Plaid interior is where its at. http://images.jaimekop.com/2008_03_09_280SE_Pictures/pages/DSC_6229.htm Jaime On Thu, Dec 18, 2014 at 10:31 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: http://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/cto/4777032067.html The

Re: [MBZ] I don't know if anyones been following this, but...

2014-12-21 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
It affects me, but not directly. I don't work for MBUSA, I work for MBRDNA. Although I do sit in Montvale. You could come up with towns all over the country that have advantages for one or another reason. The New York area is a top market (above texas, florida, and others)... the cars are

Re: [MBZ] I don't know if anyones been following this, but...

2014-12-21 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I don't know. On Sun, Dec 21, 2014 at 7:54 AM, dsereta...@yahoo.com wrote: Why do they want to move? Sent from my iPhone On Dec 21, 2014, at 7:45 AM, Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: It affects me, but not directly. I don't work for MBUSA, I work

Re: [MBZ] One for Jaime

2014-12-23 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
This guys been trying to flip this for a while. I think it was a paid ad on bring a trailer a long time ago. I was critical of it in the comments. While I do buy and sell cars, I add a huge amount of value with correctly done repairs and maintenance. This guy did nearly nothing and wanted to

Re: [MBZ] Mitch - Jump on this!!

2014-12-23 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I kinda want one of these. Kinda. Jaime On Tuesday, December 23, 2014, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Just what you need, Mitch:

Re: [MBZ] W123 turbodiesel leaky injectors OMG

2014-12-26 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
If you don't have any luck with the return lines as other suggested and you go for replacement, then replace all the injectors. Or better yet, have them rebuilt by someone competent. But avoid those Indian bosch rebuilds, they're really horrible. I just confirmed this in a 240D I bought a few

Re: [MBZ] W123 Crack o the day

2015-01-02 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Yep, its my car. There is a simple explanation for the antenna being up in the photos: The car was running and the radio was on. A car of this quality has a working and correct Hirschmann power antenna (A 6000U, not one of those cheapo aftermarket jobs) Jaime On Fri, Jan 2, 2015 at 1:43 PM,

Re: [MBZ] W123 Crack o the day

2015-01-02 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Thanks Andrew The buy-it-now price would be great. I have a few serious parties... we'll see if one of them wants to pull the trigger or wait it out. This time of year isn't the greatest time to sell a car, but I figure at least a lot of people will be home on their computers. Jaime On

Re: [MBZ] W123 Crack o the day

2015-01-03 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
They better hurry... I might have a deal with someone local! Jaime On Sat, Jan 3, 2015 at 7:51 AM, Jon Agne via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I’ll bet that he gets his price+, and it could very well be a subscriber to this list. On Jan 2, 2015, at 10:26 PM, Meade Dillon via

Re: [MBZ] OT Tires

2015-01-26 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I'm a big fan of Vredestein. Biggest thing for me is they make summer tires that have a shorter life in 195/70r14. I hate the idea of putting tires that last 80k miles on a car I'm going to put 5k a year on. By the time they start to dry rot, I want them to be worn out too. Jaime On Monday,

Re: [MBZ] OT Tires

2015-01-26 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Kinda related... I just called my local tire shop to get a set of hard to find 19 snows for, um, a newer car. Run flats, big ones, Pirellis, $1800 installed. Yikes! When I get quoted $100-150/tire for a nice set of 14 tires for my cars, I don't complain. Last set of 14 tires I bought for a

Re: [MBZ] Club Store Tires - Lesson Learned

2015-01-26 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I'm always amazed by how people chase the lowest price for such important parts for their cars. Tires are such a critical safety part, theres no excuse to cut corners. Not to mention the price paid at a quality tire shop for proper mounting and balancing results in significantly improved

Re: [MBZ] Subject: Re: this week's storm of the century

2015-01-26 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Yeah I follow these guys... They have good descriptions and discussions so you can better understand the probability of an accurate prediction. Jaime On Monday, January 26, 2015, Bob via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: This is very accurate..no women teasing ya:

Re: [MBZ] OT Tires

2015-01-26 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
when I was with Harman/Becker. Its all about tires. Jaime On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 3:57 PM, Craig via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: On Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:46:38 -0500 Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Kinda related... I just called my local tire shop to get

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

2015-01-19 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
They generally discount a bit off of list, 10-15% if I remember correctly. It makes up for paying for shipping usually, and the service is great. Tom is a genuinely great guy and does so much to keep these cars affordable and on the road. Jaime -driving my automatic 240D today after a major

Re: [MBZ] SL

2015-02-17 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Sounds like a deal... If it were closer I'd consider it! Jaime On Monday, February 16, 2015, Jim Cathey via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Anybody looking for a 560SL? A co-worker's moving to London, and is lightening the load. Smoke silver (possibly a repaint), 120kmi or so,

Re: [MBZ] Club Store Tires - Lesson Learned

2015-01-26 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
, Craig via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: On Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:41:38 -0500 Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I'm always amazed by how people chase the lowest price for such important parts for their cars. Tires are such a critical safety part, theres

[MBZ] 240D on CL and a pin stripe

2015-02-01 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
As I mentioned earlier, here is my 240D up on CL: http://newjersey.craigslist.org/cto/4872031344.html And in related news, some photos of the pin stripe I had done on the car: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jaimekop/16416604751/ and https://www.flickr.com/photos/jaimekop/15798313533/ I found the

Re: [MBZ] I must be pregnant

2015-01-31 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Exactly! On Friday, January 30, 2015, OK Don via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: There is a lot to be said for driving a slow car as fast as it will go well, compared to a fast car that you can rarely exploit. On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 10:02 AM, Jim Cathey via Mercedes

[MBZ] 300D

2015-01-11 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
So the guy that bought my 300D seems to have a bad case of buyers remorse and unrealistic expectations. I should have known, when he started asking questions after we made an agreement. I actually thought about calling it off, but I decided not to since he saw the car in person, drove it, and

Re: [MBZ] 300D

2015-01-11 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
. Definitely sounds like a case of buyer's remorse. Dan Sent from my iPad On Jan 11, 2015, at 8:33 AM, Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: So the guy that bought my 300D seems to have a bad case of buyers remorse and unrealistic expectations. I should have

Re: [MBZ] 300D

2015-01-11 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Thanks for the support guys, I appreciate. If there was a single issue with the car, I'd be happy to work with him on it get him some parts, etc. But there isn't any specific complaint at this point, besides the low compression numbers (which don't make any sense), and his general

Re: [MBZ] 300D

2015-01-13 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
for less than buying retail. On 1/13/2015 9:26 AM, Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes wrote: He's been quiet the last few days... Maybe he's come to him senses or given up. Meanwhile I'm helping my intern try to deal with cold weather starting. He has a really nice '77 300D with 80k miles. The cold

Re: [MBZ] 300D

2015-01-13 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
He's been quiet the last few days... Maybe he's come to him senses or given up. Meanwhile I'm helping my intern try to deal with cold weather starting. He has a really nice '77 300D with 80k miles. The cold last week was too much for it. He put in a new battery after running it down. We'll

Re: [MBZ] Schnee.

2015-02-15 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Not much snow here in northern NJ over last night... just enough to blow around and cover up the roads. Biggest issue now is the cold and high winds. Its 0 here right now, forecast is -7 to -3 overnight. Its certainly putting my heating systems to the test... heat pumps I installed over the

Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-19 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Ok heres my take. First off, I hate stuff like this, and I love it when its finally solved. But getting there can be a horrible experience. Anyway, I think you mentioned that on your last trip back south the car was great until you stopped, then it started to warm up. And the fix is apparently

Re: [MBZ] My florida tour has come to an end

2015-03-20 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Would have also been great... one day I hope to take you up on the offer. Thank you! On Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 10:57 AM, WILTON via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I could even buy ya lunch at (cough, cough) Cracker Barrel on I-95 near Wilson (or Selma), NC. Wilton - Original

Re: [MBZ] My florida tour has come to an end

2015-03-20 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Ha, just what I was thinking when I read that... but like Dan said, the Hampton Inn was actually pretty expensive. And we have budgets too! But I think they blew it at the Miami Beach Hilton for four nights later during the trip. Jaime On Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 8:47 AM, Meade Dillon via

[MBZ] My florida tour has come to an end

2015-03-19 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I've been down in Florida since last Monday for work. We did a test drive for work, driving a loop around most of the state: Jacksonville - Daytona Beach (during bike week) - St. Petersburg - Naples - Miami Beach - Cocoa Beach - Jacksonville. Highlights of the trip were visiting folks along the

Re: [MBZ] BMW carpet set

2015-03-08 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Impressive! Keep up the good work! On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 7:44 PM, dseretakis--- via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I'm sewing one up. Check it out here: http://www.sl113.org/forums/index.php?topic=22025.0 Sent from my iPhone ___

Re: [MBZ] Here's a Flipper for Jaime

2015-03-08 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I wonder if I could get that motor into a 123 coupe! On Sunday, March 8, 2015, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Perfect Jersey car, and cheap, too! http://www.ebay.com/itm/181684681681?forcerRptr=trueitem=181684681681viewitem=

[MBZ] I buy a 1985 300CD

2015-03-07 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Its been a while since I've driven an 1985 car powered by an OM617a... I never owned one, but I've driven several and was alway impressed. I always considered a 1985 W123 to be the most refined of the bunch, and therefore the most desirable. I've heard a few folks on the list here say they

Re: [MBZ] I buy a 1985 300CD

2015-03-07 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Kaleb, its possible, but the reason they sell for so much is that they're pretty good cars to start with, and I sort them out. Most cars are for sale because something is about to break, or just did, and people are tire of putting money into it. If people believe they're buying something which

Re: [MBZ] I buy a 1985 300CD

2015-03-07 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
and to sign in, does not go to your photos. --R On 3/7/15 2:47 PM, Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes wrote: Its been a while since I've driven an 1985 car powered by an OM617a... I never owned one, but I've driven several and was alway impressed. I always considered a 1985 W123 to be the most

Re: [MBZ] Could be interesting

2015-03-11 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I was surprised by the gas engine too. But I'm still impressed by it... Should do well Jaime On Wednesday, March 11, 2015, Curly McLain via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: http://www.autonews.com/article/20150305/OEM04/150309896 Too bad Jaime can't convince MomBUSA to get em to bring

Re: [MBZ] W140 - 1999 S320 Opinions

2015-02-28 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
The M104 is a wonderful engine. I had one for years in my 95 E320 wagon. Smooth and powerful when you wind it out. I always thought it would make an awesome engine to swap into something else. Oddly enough, I have an opportunity to buy my old wagon back for cheap, now the the current teenage

Re: [MBZ] ML

2015-03-01 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Sounds great, congrats! Those diesels are awesome. Jaime On Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 11:15 PM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Went with wifey and bought a 2012 ML V-6 bluejuice turbodizzel this afternoon. Somewhat unpleasant experience dealing with the stealer. They

Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-22 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Maybe it took 4 months to develop a crack? Jaime On Sunday, February 22, 2015, dsereta...@yahoo.com wrote: Except that the overheating didn't manifest until four months later. I don't buy it. Sent from my iPhone On Feb 22, 2015, at 4:06 PM, Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Overheating 240D more info

2015-02-22 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Ah, thanks for the update. So, the next obvious thing should be to pull the head and have it pressured tested, no? The initial cause was a loss of coolant, so checking all those other things doesn't make much sense really. Jaime On Sun, Feb 22, 2015 at 11:09 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] I must be pregnant

2015-01-29 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Funny you should mention that... I picked up an automatic 79 240D in December with 100k miles on it. The body has had its share of paint and repairs from some fender benders, but its not rusty and the interior is wonderful. Its the first 240D I've had since about 2004... and the second one since

Re: [MBZ] I must be pregnant

2015-01-29 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
was an upgrade from what I think was probably 18ga when I got it. Fred gave me some 8ga wire that I'd intended to use but eventually used for battery cables on my Cub Cadet. -Curt From: Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com javascript:; To: Kaleb C. Striplin ka...@striplin.net

Re: [MBZ] I must be pregnant

2015-01-29 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Ok, I'm ready. I'll probably list it this weekend for $5k Jaime On Thursday, January 29, 2015, Kaleb C. Striplin ka...@striplin.net wrote: When you get ready to sell it let me know Sent from my iPhone On Jan 29, 2015, at 6:58 PM, Jaime Kopchinski jaime...@gmail.com

Re: [MBZ] One of a kind 124 sportwagen

2015-04-26 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Oh man... On Saturday, April 25, 2015, Mitch Haley via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Hey, Jaime, it's in NJ! http://newjersey.craigslist.org/cto/4984054651.html ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] W210 Longevity

2015-04-25 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Yes, 116s are also excellent. Surprisingly good handling for a big car, especially in euro spec. I just pulled mine (300SD) out for the first time this year this morning. Great car. Jaime On Friday, April 24, 2015, Mitch Haley via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Rick Knoble via

Re: [MBZ] W210 Longevity

2015-04-22 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Well sorted to well sorted. A W123 is superior, W124 is good to. But a W210... ugh. They got it back with the W211 however. Jaime On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 8:41 PM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: ‎Jaime wrote: And that W210 ride... yuck. W210 ride after 300k miles,

Re: [MBZ] W210 Longevity

2015-04-22 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
The engines in these are really outstanding. 300k miles isn't unreasonable... its easier to reach than the 1980s diesels, actually. The rust, on the other hand. And that W210 ride... yuck. Jaime On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 6:02 PM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: This

Re: [MBZ] W210 Longevity

2015-04-23 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
handle better too. -Curt From: Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Rick Knoble rickkno...@hotmail.com; Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 9:07 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] W210 Longevity Well sorted to well sorted. A W123

Re: [MBZ] 4 speed conversion

2015-06-07 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I did it... http://www.jaimekop.com/ebay/300D/ I wouldn't bother changing the diff, the top gear ratio of the 4 speed is the same as the auto box, so your highway gearing won't change. Unless you live in a very flat area, a taller geared 240D isn't a good idea. (I've had several 240Ds and

Re: [MBZ] Jaime I need help! '87 wagon radio replacement

2015-06-19 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Hi Meade, You can easily bypass the fader switch... In earlier cars (which I'm familiar with) the fader switch wiring harness has connections to the rear speakers in the center console. If you work with the wire, you can stretch them up to the radio. No need to run new wires to the rear. I run

Re: [MBZ] Jaime I need help! '87 wagon radio replacement

2015-06-20 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Speakers were not grounded from the factory. Beware if this is the case. Jaime On Saturday, June 20, 2015, fmiser via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Meade wrote: I'm concerned because I've read in several forum posts that modern radios don't like how Mercedes grounded the

[MBZ] June Jamboree tomorrow in NJ

2015-06-26 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Hi All, Despite the call for rain, I'll be headed over the MBCA June Jamboree in Madison, NJ tomorrow. Its a new location that happens to be a few miles from where I live. I'll be driving my grey 1979 300SD... the 67 300SEL is too dirty to display right now, and the 59 219 would surely be a big

Re: [MBZ] Wretched SEL

2015-06-11 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
You can get the parts here: http://www.beruparts.com I mostly buy parts and make my own sets these days. It's easier to ensure quality. Jaime On Thursday, June 11, 2015, Jim Cathey via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Having finally had enough, I caved and took the car in for a

Re: [MBZ] 109

2015-05-27 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Air bags can be had for about $300 each per corner. Valves are more. But you don't necessarily need them to be rebuilt to have a driveable car. I'm rebuilding my second air suspension car right now, a W112 coupe. They're really not so bad, it's a simple system. But parts are expensive, they

Re: [MBZ] 109

2015-05-28 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
M189 (W109 1965-67) and the M198 (gullwing) share several parts and designs. I can confirm, at least, the water pump is the same part, for example. I never bothered to compare much else in the EPC. but if you examine both closely you can see many shared deigns. Jaime On Wed, May 27, 2015 at

Re: [MBZ] 109

2015-05-26 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Looks pretty good. Probably a M130 powered version. Rare. Jaime On Tuesday, May 26, 2015, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: 1969 Mercedes Benz 300 sel http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/cto/5043713776.html via cPro Craigslist App iOS:

Re: [MBZ] Jaime - An Easy Flip!!

2015-07-02 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
That's too new for me! But thanks Dan. And I'm more of a add-value and resell kinda kind. I never flip. Jaime On Wednesday, July 1, 2015, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Here you go:

Re: [MBZ] '68 250S

2015-05-24 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
The lucky cars are the ones that sat like this waiting for someone to patiently bring them back to life! They skip the cheap used car phase of life and jump right into respected classic. Sounds like my kind of car :-) Jaime -up since 5:15 with a cheerio eating 9 month old. On Sat, May 23,

Re: [MBZ] Free Parts - W124

2015-05-25 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Dan, I'll take the Radio, but I'd just give it to Tom and Ed too! Jaime On Mon, May 25, 2015 at 8:48 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Trans filter is taken, as is the exhaust hanger. The signal is yours as is the stereo install kit. The stereo install kit is from

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