Re: [MBZ] write your own caption

2005-11-15 Thread Jeff Zedic
It's not MY fault you thought it was a BMW! Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] For those who like big cars

2005-11-15 Thread Jeff Zedic
Actually I may still have a video of the Smart in an offset head on crash against a W220 S-class. In that one the little Smart car does a pirouette and the driver's door is easier to open than this crash video. Overall, an amazing little car in a crash. I see a dozen of these a day! Jeff

Re: [MBZ] For those who like big cars

2005-11-15 Thread Jeff Zedic
yes

Re: [MBZ] Help

2005-11-16 Thread Jeff Zedic
Did you check the charcoal canister under the hood? (that's where they usually are) Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD 83 300D

Re: [MBZ] Scary

2005-11-21 Thread Jeff Zedic
on that one too! Jeff Zedic Toronto (Born raised in Oshawa next door to the plants) 87 300TD 83 300D

Re: [MBZ] Scary

2005-11-21 Thread Jeff Zedic
... Where is that same patriotism now? Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD 83 300D

Re: [MBZ] Scary

2005-11-21 Thread Jeff Zedic
It was worse than the Citation?? Wow that's saying something~! Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD 83 300D

Re: [MBZ] Scary

2005-11-22 Thread Jeff Zedic
Well that sounds good to me but in my experience and through friend's experiences, they were shit. You'd NEVER catch me with a GM anyway.ugh Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD 83 300D

Re: [MBZ] For those who like big cars

2005-11-22 Thread Jeff Zedic
Mike C Wrote: I would LOVE to see that clip.Mike I finally found the link to the crash video between a W220 and a Smart car Go to: http://www.whnet.com/4x4/crashes.html There's a LOT of other crash videos there too! Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD 83 300D

Re: [MBZ] Global warming

2005-11-23 Thread Jeff Zedic
on northern Europe as the gulf stream will not pass its heat on to them as much. I've also heard that we're in the extremely early throes of an ice age. It seems plausible to me. We don't know as much about the planet's climate as we like to think we do. Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD 83 300D

Re: [MBZ] Kaleb's new ride

2005-11-23 Thread Jeff Zedic
I thought that Detroit Diesel was owned by Daimler Chrysler? Jeff Zedic Toronto

Re: [MBZ] Iraqi Navy

2005-11-25 Thread Jeff Zedic
I'm sure you know that that is a doctored photo. The original shot was in the desert of Sudan or somewhere. Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD 83 300D

[MBZ] Something fishy at Mercedes

2005-11-28 Thread Jeff Zedic
Thought the list might enjoy this storyno pics of the car though.. The Times November 25, 2005 Mercedes goes back to nature for dynamic inspiration By Stuart Birch Our correspondent offers a fishy tale from Germany about the one that didn’t get away STORYTELLING fishermen across the

Re: [MBZ] transmission repair, 300SD

2005-12-02 Thread Jeff Zedic
Don't forget to mark the holes for the driveshaft bolts so you can pout them back in the exact same spot. Otherwise you may end up with a vibration in the shaft and have to remove and adjust again and again until you get them back in their original spots! Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD 83 300D

Re: [MBZ] Some things are just plain wrong

2005-12-05 Thread Jeff Zedic
Top Gear shows when they DID have a real driver: Tiff Needellnow THAT GUY can drive a car! Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD 83 300D

Re: [MBZ] Some things are just plain wrong

2005-12-05 Thread Jeff Zedic
For many years you could only get the top Porsches in left hand drive in the UK. Not unusual at all.I think it's the same for Ferrari. Even though MOST of the world drives on the left! Yes, that's correct.most of the world drive omn the WRONG side of the road. ;-) Jeff Zedic Toronto

Re: [MBZ] Some things are just plain wrong

2005-12-05 Thread Jeff Zedic
India on the left. China I think, all former Bristish colonies on the left. That would inlcude Kenya, Ghana, Zimbabwe and South Africa. (?)Hmmm. not sure on SA. Most of the Caribbean are too, n'est-ce pas? Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD 83 300D

Re: [MBZ] Some things are just plain wrong

2005-12-05 Thread Jeff Zedic
Not just the trade embargoes. SA imposed a 110% duty on foreign cars. Whe n I worked for Toyota, they also produced cars there from knockdown kits. Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD 83 300D

Re: [MBZ] Weather

2005-12-08 Thread Jeff Zedic
Well I'm sure glad that I live in balmy Toronto. Right now it's sunny and 0C, that's 32F, and there's barely any snow to be seen... It has beend colder recently, but not as cold as you guys are getting in Kansas. Hmmm, Oklahoma has more snow than us! Jeff Zedic On my way to the beach Toronto

Re: [MBZ] Weather

2005-12-09 Thread Jeff Zedic
I stil can't believe that you guys in Arkansas are colder than us! Changing weather patterns or what? Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD 83 300D

Re: [MBZ] Seasons Greetings !!

2005-12-21 Thread Jeff Zedic
-diesel you can save a bomb! Nice car! Jeff Zedic Toronto

Re: [MBZ] Seasons Greetings !!

2005-12-21 Thread Jeff Zedic
Gee it must have cost a fortune to run the 560SEL in the UK?? OUCH!! Jeff Zedic Toronto

Re: [MBZ] Seasons Greetings !!

2005-12-21 Thread Jeff Zedic
The prvious posting was from a European lister and they had them right until 95 in the W124. The stuff we get in North America is shit xompared to what they get over there! Jeff Zedic Toronto

Re: [MBZ] why is this so cheap?

2005-12-22 Thread Jeff Zedic
Those cars are known to be major rustbuckets. Sexton had one and dropped a fortune into it, I think. Jeff Zedic Toronto

Re: [MBZ] The Atom

2006-01-04 Thread Jeff Zedic
Hans wrote: Grand Prix bikes do better lap times on GP road tracks than F1 cars. Are you sure about that? Last I looked they were about 5-7 seconds a lap slower. An F1 car will beat it in the corners. (Better adhesion with 4 tires) Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD 83 300D

Re: [MBZ] The Atom

2006-01-04 Thread Jeff Zedic
neck muscles! Jeff Zedic Toronto

Re: [MBZ] 140 3.5 fuel mileage

2006-01-05 Thread Jeff Zedic
Yes something did change...the later ones got the 5 speed auto box! Jeff Zedic Toronto

Re: [MBZ] O.T.Fake ebay email

2006-01-11 Thread Jeff Zedic
I get almost three a day from Ebay or paypal or some US bank that I don't deal with. I do the same thing with each and every one! No idea if they ever catch the buggers but if it helps, great! Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD 83 300D

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

2006-01-11 Thread Jeff Zedic
. The second one is very rude. Jeff Zedic Toronto

Re: [MBZ] O.T.Fake ebay email

2006-01-11 Thread Jeff Zedic
Yes to the correct spoof@ address for the respective company. Jeff

Re: [MBZ] 603 #17 head on ebay no affiliation

2006-01-12 Thread Jeff Zedic
Funny how that isyou receive a service and don't want to pay for it?? Jeff Zedic Toronto

Re: [MBZ] 84 300SD Starter Question

2006-01-16 Thread Jeff Zedic
It's very tough to jump start a diesel because they use a LOT of juice. You're better off putting a better battery in it to start the car. Jeff Zedic Toronto

Re: [MBZ] Uh Oh -- Little Bearings?

2006-03-19 Thread Jeff Zedic
I'd drop the pan and see what's what! It's not that hard to do! Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] 1983 300SD continued

2006-03-19 Thread Jeff Zedic
Don't be afraid of the heads!! My #14 is still going strong at 284kmi!! There's 6 inches of extra room in the SDL!! Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] Today's bizzare eBay ad, all the way from Taiwan

2006-03-19 Thread Jeff Zedic
That's $12,336 USu...no, not in that color! Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] 300SD oil cooler line

2006-03-21 Thread Jeff Zedic
Have you jacked the engine up a bit from the mounts? Also, it's easier to start the threads on both ends before tightening them down. Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] 300SD oil cooler line

2006-03-21 Thread Jeff Zedic
It makes it easier, yes

Re: [MBZ] Bloviation

2006-03-24 Thread Jeff Zedic
a sumptuous meal as long as they were kept anonymous! Many of the goings-on were not that far from reality as far as that pertains to their world. I prefer to call them snivelling servants Jeff Zedic Toronto 87300TD

Re: [MBZ] Yes, Minister

2006-03-25 Thread Jeff Zedic
of there. One of the thing I always liked about the UK/Ireland was seeing a priest/vicar having a smoke and a beer in the pub! You won't find that here where the clergy all seems a tad removed from reality. Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

[MBZ] Headlight relays---Kaleb?

2006-03-25 Thread Jeff Zedic
in going slightly overwattage and wanted to get some relays to put inline. Does anyone have a link to a write-up for wiring these? Also, what are the latest/greatest H4those Sylvania White star or something like that?? Thanks! Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] Headlight relays---Kaleb?

2006-03-25 Thread Jeff Zedic
Thanks Jim! Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] Headlight relays---Kaleb?

2006-03-26 Thread Jeff Zedic
Johnny, Right after sending I remembered DSL. I KNOW he'll have the real thing not that blue tinty rice burner shit. Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] 300TE makes maiden voyage.

2006-03-27 Thread Jeff Zedic
Jim, Does it have tailights that you'd like to sell?? Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] Ya wouldn't read about it

2006-03-27 Thread Jeff Zedic
Hendrik, I've been looking for the same ones for my 124 to go with the new Euro lights. (and YES, my euro's are Bosch!) Anyhoo, there is at least one seller I saw that was in Hong Kong which should be cheaper for shipping. If I see him again, I'll forward his info to you. Jeff Zedic Toronto

Re: [MBZ] Turn Signals Out

2006-03-27 Thread Jeff Zedic
Try turning the hazard switch on and off 30-50 times! The dimmer for the dash lights is on the cluster just below the gauges on the right side I think. If not then it's the one on the left side. Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] W124 Serpentine Belt Replacement

2006-03-27 Thread Jeff Zedic
What is the tool they say you need. I just changed my OM603 belt and didn't need any special stuff.. is yours that different? Jeff Zedic Toronto

Re: [MBZ] W124 Serpentine Belt Replacement

2006-03-27 Thread Jeff Zedic
Ok, I just checked my 124 manual and I don't see any mention of an SST. (special service tool) All you need out of the ordinary is a longish bar to use as a lever to tension the belt tensioning mechanism. Do you want the pdf? Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] W124 Serpentine Belt Replacement

2006-03-27 Thread Jeff Zedic
I've also realized that they want you to remove the fan blades, clutch and the radiator. I didn't take any of that out. I removed the shroud clips and moved it aside a bit, cursed and swore a bit but got the job done without removing all the crap they said you needed to! Jeff Zedic Toronto

[MBZ] HK seller for Hendrik in OZ

2006-03-27 Thread Jeff Zedic
http://feedback.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedbackuserid=hk-plusiid=8051273241frm=284 Jeff Zedic Toronto

Re: [MBZ] Headlights/bulbs

2006-03-28 Thread Jeff Zedic
Which guys? Remember, there are original Bosch, and then there's the aftermarket from TYC. NOT the same quality! Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] Rusty contact

2006-03-29 Thread Jeff Zedic
http://www.buymbparts.com/

Re: [MBZ] taking the bull by the horns - 87 300TD head gasket

2006-03-29 Thread Jeff Zedic
they realized how long they last. That's why the American manufacturers are going tits up. They didn't WANT to build anything to last! Jeff Zedic (grew up in a GM town) Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] UPS vs Fedex

2006-03-30 Thread Jeff Zedic
that I had one time very late at night who was more interested in shining the butt of his nickel plated glock. mind you that was years ago! Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] Enzo crash update

2006-03-31 Thread Jeff Zedic
hope he suffers... Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] this guy is an idiot

2006-03-31 Thread Jeff Zedic
As I understand it, the tachs were an option in Europe and considered de riguer by MBNA as they like to dressup the cars to maintain their luxury image. Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

[MBZ] Does this help Dave M?

2006-03-31 Thread Jeff Zedic
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/300E-W124-86-95-AMG-Style-Front-Spoiler-Body-Kit-New_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33638QQitemZ8050866121QQrdZ1#ebayphotohosting In case the URL gets all messed up it's item number 8050866121 on ebay. Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] Photos of Lower engine shields -- WAS - Jacking Up a W124 - 91 300D 2.5T

2006-04-01 Thread Jeff Zedic
I'd like to see them please Larry

Re: [MBZ] Photos of Lower engine shields -- WAS - Jacking Up a W124 - 91 300D 2.5T

2006-04-01 Thread Jeff Zedic
Thanks, I got them all fine!!

Re: [MBZ] O/T Truck Diesels Surcharge

2006-04-02 Thread Jeff Zedic
Prime Minister! Between thye two things, that brings us closer to a true democracy. Now if we could only get people to pay attention to real issues and get onvolved and vote we'd be doing great! (less bitching all around) My little rant Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] veggie emergency fuel

2006-04-04 Thread Jeff Zedic
BZZZT wrongwhat work will you need to do in 15k?? The car will runb fine on veggie oil like that. The OM603 has a fuel heater built in. If you'd like to point us to actual FACTS that would be appreciated! Go ahead and throw it in! You'll like it! Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] veggie emergency fuel

2006-04-04 Thread Jeff Zedic
are diddling with stuff they no nothing about and are possibly causing their own problems. Maybe he was advised to do the old trucker thing of regularly adding ATF to his tank. That'll coke you up. Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] 300D Bundtcake Rims

2006-04-05 Thread Jeff Zedic
I have them on my 83 300D and have not had any problems. They keep my nice new-looking wheels super clean. I know they are there and if there was any sort of downside I'd noticed, I'd remove them. So far so good. (except for the hole in the block) Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD 83 300D

Re: [MBZ] Parts 92 300TE in MA

2006-04-05 Thread Jeff Zedic
If you pick that car up I'd like the taillights! Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

[MBZ] Damn it's cold was veggie fuel

2006-04-05 Thread Jeff Zedic
Not that this is a one-up-manship contest, but I had a buddy that was working security at a construction site in the winter in Yellowknife, NWT. One night whilst making his rounds he found that if he spit, it would freeze solid before it hit the ground! Now THAT'S COLD! Jeff Zedic Toronto 87

Re: [MBZ] Damn it's cold was veggie fuel

2006-04-05 Thread Jeff Zedic
that we do! Jeff Zedic Toronto

Re: [MBZ] Damn it's cold was veggie fuel

2006-04-06 Thread Jeff Zedic
Hahaha, too easy! I mean Lake Ontario! Jeff Zedic Toronto

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-04-08 Thread Jeff Zedic
You better recheck the engine pics...I'm getting a 404. Jeff Zedic Toronto

Re: [MBZ] We can all just throw our Macs away

2006-04-08 Thread Jeff Zedic
I remember going to the software store and thinking I was a hotshot because I had a 14MB harddrive! This was after using the dual 5 1/4 floppy with no drive at work! Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] OT Toyo Smoke

2006-04-09 Thread Jeff Zedic
What colour smoke? Jeff Zedic Toronto

Re: [MBZ] Slightly OT - VW Touran

2006-04-10 Thread Jeff Zedic
Your friend m,ight be talking about the B-Classs which we have here in Canada but is only available with that filthy gasoline crap. Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] Does this look right?

2006-04-12 Thread Jeff Zedic
down the road has them on his 230. Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD 83 300D

Re: [MBZ] OK Marshall

2006-04-12 Thread Jeff Zedic
correctly were done by lazy morons. Get the right shims and you're golden. Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] OT Retro Land Cruiser?

2006-04-12 Thread Jeff Zedic
the grass hgahahahaha I digress. Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD 83 300D

Re: [MBZ] SDL Mileage

2006-04-12 Thread Jeff Zedic
I wish Jim's 240D was a manual tranny! I'd love to have one of those! Jeff Zedic Toronto

Re: [MBZ] OT Retro Land Cruiser?

2006-04-12 Thread Jeff Zedic
NEVER had a diesel Landcruiser; and cruiser in the US with an original diesel engine came from Canada or elsewhere. Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD 83 300D

Re: [MBZ] OT Retro Land Cruiser?

2006-04-13 Thread Jeff Zedic
Curt, As far as I can recall, they were straight cut right up to the 85 model change date on the 4x series. The 6x and 7x series were helical cut and therefore MUCH quieter! Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] Toyota eyesore

2006-04-13 Thread Jeff Zedic
I think MOST of the GM line-up is hideous. All those right angles and high riding bodies..too vanilla for me thank you very much! Everytime I see one go by I can't help but think they're damned ugly! No wonder they're in trouble. Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] This Just Chaps My Ass

2006-04-17 Thread Jeff Zedic
Sunil, Remember, the real name for trickle down economics is piss on the poor... Ahhh, I miss my eighties jokes! Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] WOW

2006-04-17 Thread Jeff Zedic
A standard option??? Isn't it either standard equipment or an option? Yes I'm picking nits! Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] Hard Starting 240D

2006-04-17 Thread Jeff Zedic
info. Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] 126 ACC

2006-04-19 Thread Jeff Zedic
I recommend you check the air tube to the temp sensor. It goes y the back of the glove box just like the 123. If it doesn't get the air flow, it can't set the temp. Perhaps your little fan suction motor is shot? Surely he tube has disintegrated by now. Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] 126 ACC

2006-04-19 Thread Jeff Zedic
Marshall Booth wrote: Jeff Zedic wrote: I recommend you check the air tube to the temp sensor. It goes y the back of the glove box just like the 123. If it doesn't get the air flow, it can't set the temp. Perhaps your little fan suction motor is shot? Surely he tube has disintegrated

Re: [MBZ] 108's

2006-04-20 Thread Jeff Zedic
It was Shelby! Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] type II or type III ACC system?

2006-04-24 Thread Jeff Zedic
Do you have a row of horizontal buttons or vertical buttons? If vertical type II, if horizontal, type III Easy peazy! Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

[MBZ] Diesel land speed record attempt

2006-04-24 Thread Jeff Zedic
Greetings all, I came across this article in today's Times of London Driving Supplement and thought some may like to read it. http://driving.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,22750-2145162,00.html Enjoy! Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] type II or type III ACC system?

2006-04-24 Thread Jeff Zedic
Yes, you have a monovalve on the firewall in the engine compartment. Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] See ya all later, maybe

2006-04-25 Thread Jeff Zedic
Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: about to get blown away by some tornadoes and such, typical. If you dont hear from me again, you know what happened. Should be headed lucifers way after it rolls thru here. I call dibs on all the 124 parts he may have! And his SDL! Good luck Kleb! Jeff Zedic

Re: [MBZ] Largest Diesel Engine in the World

2006-04-25 Thread Jeff Zedic
Yes, it's real all right. We've had that posted on the list numerous times. Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] Why no 320CDI choice for the new GL?

2006-04-25 Thread Jeff Zedic
next to my place. It was right hand drive with UK plates. Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] Hydrogen boost gimmicks?

2006-04-25 Thread Jeff Zedic
comparable energy. Even after serious compression! Let him pay the $247 and we'll all learn from him. Also, the $1.99 website they have makes me suspicious, not to mention the $2 per metric tonne components pictured. (Wow, they look just like the parts in my Buick) Nuff said! Jeff Zedic Toronto 87

Re: [MBZ] Back in the fold, my uncrunched '87 300TD

2006-04-26 Thread Jeff Zedic
Must almost feel like having a new car! (except you know its quirks) Congrats! Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] OT - Lister Diesel engines and ???

2006-04-26 Thread Jeff Zedic
I think they're for heating cold vehicles, mess tents and motor pools that are coveredstuff like that. I googled and came up with links that suggested this so I'm only guessing! Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] W123 euro ?

2006-04-26 Thread Jeff Zedic
I thought the headlamp height adjuster wheel was part of the headlamp switch bezel. The three position thingy next to the light switch. Or is that only on the 124/126s? Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] proper boost pressure on a 300Dt

2006-04-26 Thread Jeff Zedic
.9 bar I believe.13 psi or so... Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] W123 euro ?

2006-04-26 Thread Jeff Zedic
/mercedes_striplin.net Rear fog light is operated by using the same switch as normal fogs but one click more. Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] Oil dipstick level

2006-04-27 Thread Jeff Zedic
oil consumption problem. Then you'll sell it to Kaleb for $500. It will stabilize where it wants to be. Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] air compressors

2006-04-28 Thread Jeff Zedic
weight oil if you cannot find any other specs. Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] Coolant Question

2006-04-28 Thread Jeff Zedic
Randy, Here in big stinky Toronto I bought coolant at the dealer and it was only $18. Don't know how brutal they'll be in Winterpeg but it shouldn't be much more. I've never seen Zerex here either. Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] OT - V12s

2006-04-30 Thread Jeff Zedic
Go here if you want the stories of people with repairs adding up to $40-45K!! http://my750.com/ Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

Re: [MBZ] OT - Unreliable BMW V12s (was V12s)

2006-04-30 Thread Jeff Zedic
I was hoping you'd peruse the site a bit to find out. Here's his list of repairs. http://my750.com/repairs.htm Jeff Zedic Toronto 87 300TD

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