[MBZ] Here we go again

2006-01-11 Thread John Berryman
Now that I'm back from my FEMA deployment in Louisiana,Texas and Florida, I may have enough time to participate. Time will tell. If any of you owe me or just wanna send me lots of feel free to remit payment to me @ PO Box 969 Bolton Landing, NY 12814. Its perfectly OK to

Re: [MBZ] Here we go again

2006-01-11 Thread John Berryman
On Wednesday, Jan 11, 2006, at 14:36 US/Eastern, LT Don wrote: that is backwards -- wasn't it Florida, Texas, and THEN Louisiana? UhNO I was pre-deployed to Houston then sent to Slidell and Mandeville La on the tailwinds of Katrina as a probe to evaluate the overall situation

Re: [MBZ] Here we go again

2006-01-11 Thread John Berryman
On Wednesday, Jan 11, 2006, at 14:38 US/Eastern, LT Don wrote: He swings hammers and looks for fire-sale-price Benzes. You can't believe everything you read. Granted,I'm always on the lookout for good MB deals but I don't do anything involving hammers for FEMA. Johnny B I Mac Therefore

Re: [MBZ] Here we go again

2006-01-11 Thread John Berryman
On Wednesday, Jan 11, 2006, at 14:36 US/Eastern, Bob Rentfro wrote: I'm not exactly sure what you do for FEMA, Johnny B, but I'm sure it's a thankless jobso THANK YOU. Welcome back. Bob Rentfro '77 300D 146K Litchfield PArk, AZ Its actually very rewarding work. Helping people usually

Re: [MBZ] Here we go again

2006-01-11 Thread John Berryman
On Wednesday, Jan 11, 2006, at 15:28 US/Eastern, Marshall Booth wrote: Nice to hear from you Johnny B. I've thought about you often. Marshall Likewise Marshall. How are you holding up? Retirement getting the best of you yet? Johnny B I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] Here we go again

2006-01-12 Thread John Berryman
On Wednesday, Jan 11, 2006, at 18:52 US/Eastern, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: oh geez, now that I think about it, I think you owe me 17k Damn! you're absolutely correct. I'll have my accountant take care of it first thing tomorrow. Sorry about the delay, I'll throw a little extra in for ya.

Re: [MBZ] O.T. ebay vs. Craigslist

2006-01-12 Thread John Berryman
On Wednesday, Jan 11, 2006, at 18:53 US/Eastern, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: have never used craigslist? Did somebody named craig start it? This is the on-line community link you can choose other cities once you open the page. http://nashville.craigslist.org/ There's a

Re: [MBZ] Here we go again

2006-01-12 Thread John Berryman
On Wednesday, Jan 11, 2006, at 18:58 US/Eastern, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: so whatever happened to the $100 300SD you drove to the okieq? John Berryman wrote: Its resting, while I was away the radiator cracked (or something),the starter was acting up and the LF caliper was only half

Re: [MBZ] Here we go again

2006-01-12 Thread John Berryman
On Wednesday, Jan 11, 2006, at 19:35 US/Eastern, redghost wrote: Hope you never had to deal with this John http://www.nola.com/search/index.ssf?/base/library-93/ 113687641725370.xml?nola I get a subscribe page for the Times Picayune when I click on that link. This may be a good thing. I

Re: [MBZ] 1982 Mercedes 300SD Wagon - Power Steering pump failure.

2006-01-12 Thread John Berryman
On Wednesday, Jan 11, 2006, at 20:21 US/Eastern, MICHAEL ESH wrote: So is my only option to replace? Any trouble shooting ideas? It may just have sludge in the pump intake port. Was there a problem prior to your flush and refill? what did you flush it with? Buy a used one from Klebbie.

Re: [MBZ] Here we go again

2006-01-12 Thread John Berryman
On Wednesday, Jan 11, 2006, at 20:44 US/Eastern, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: I dont have a mint one but I should have one, wont be cheap though as those darn 116 radiators are expensive and hard to come by. Oh puleeze, the shipping should cost more than the radiator. Dig it out and tell me

Re: [MBZ] greetings, newbie here

2006-01-12 Thread John Berryman
On Wednesday, Jan 11, 2006, at 22:16 US/Eastern, Tim C wrote: My name is Tim Clark and I have recently acquired an 83 300SD. Tim, Try disconnecting vacuum to the modulator. you should get slamming shifts.If you do it is likely that you could adjust the modulator by feel. There should be an

Re: [MBZ] Here we go again

2006-01-12 Thread John Berryman
On Wednesday, Jan 11, 2006, at 22:34 US/Eastern, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: will let you know for sure. Should have one though. OK Okie. Hurry up Fred Moir is checking at his favorite junkyard near Boston too. Johnny B I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] Here we go again

2006-01-12 Thread John Berryman
On Wednesday, Jan 11, 2006, at 22:52 US/Eastern, Marshall Booth wrote: Not bad. That's good, there must be much you want to do now that you have the time. I still can't figure out how I had time to go to work before I retired! That's one of the many mysteries of the universe,

Re: [MBZ] Here we go again

2006-01-12 Thread John Berryman
On Wednesday, Jan 11, 2006, at 23:34 US/Eastern, redghost wrote: no dead bodies, just dumb baddies No, nothing like that but there were way too many cases of fraud in Baton Rouge. The Secret Service is our enforcement branch and I spent much time filling out reports with them and

Re: [MBZ] just what johnny B needs

2006-01-12 Thread John Berryman
On Thursday, Jan 12, 2006, at 09:48 US/Eastern, Gary Thompson wrote: So, where is Johnny B? Haven't seen anything from him since he went to Florida for FEMA. Or have I just missed his pearls of wisdom? Here I is. Home in the Adirondacks. I took my pearls with me to disaster land in August

Re: [MBZ] button under gas pedal

2006-01-12 Thread John Berryman
On Thursday, Jan 12, 2006, at 09:48 US/Eastern, Zeitgeist wrote: My '84 W123 has a similar problem. I have to 'really' press down in order for the pedal arm to contact the switch, which isn't very convenient or safe. Remove your floor mat on driver's side. Johnny B I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] greetings, newbie here

2006-01-12 Thread John Berryman
On Thursday, Jan 12, 2006, at 10:59 US/Eastern, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: When you mentioned the vacuum modulator are you talking about the part that sits on top of the valve cover or as I look on Rusty's site a part that more resembles a gas cap ? Thanks, Dan Elliott 82 300D-T 91kmi _

Re: [MBZ] Here we go again

2006-01-12 Thread John Berryman
On Thursday, Jan 12, 2006, at 12:12 US/Eastern, Russ Williams wrote: Johnny NOLA.COM is the Times Picyournose web site. You have to paste the second line in to get the article. Try this: http://www.nola.com/search/index.ssf?/base/library-93/ 113687641725370.xml?nola Wish I had know you

Re: [MBZ] Here we go again

2006-01-14 Thread John Berryman
On Friday, Jan 13, 2006, at 10:32 US/Eastern, Russ Williams wrote: Anytime Johnny, Well I live about 15 miles South of B.R. in Gonzales. My Mom still lives in B.R. If you get down this way give me a shout. Russ W. I hope to be staying home for quite a while but if I find myself anywhere

Re: [MBZ] Replacement Engine Compression

2006-01-15 Thread John Berryman
On Saturday, Jan 14, 2006, at 03:57 US/Eastern, Brian Chase wrote: My indy said it's going to cost some $160 to run the compression test - said it'd have to be hooked up to the tranny, etc. Seems unreasonable, but again, it's a gamble not to do it. There is no justification for a price

Re: [MBZ] I need your opinions on this HF oil extractor!

2006-01-15 Thread John Berryman
On Saturday, Jan 14, 2006, at 11:33 US/Eastern, dave walton wrote: I'm curious what they use the air pressure for. Venturi vacuum? -Dave Walton 94S350, 99E300 I didn't open the link but from your question, I can imagine that it is the type I am familiar to working with. The air pressure

Re: [MBZ] Growling clutch, 300TD

2006-01-15 Thread John Berryman
On Saturday, Jan 14, 2006, at 16:27 US/Eastern, Euan wrote: So what might this be, do you think? Euan throw-out bearing. Johnny B I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] plastic oil sucker

2006-01-15 Thread John Berryman
On Saturday, Jan 14, 2006, at 16:50 US/Eastern, Karl Wittnebel wrote: Mighty Vac. 8.8L capacity. Toolsource has the whole line of Mighty Vac products. Of course you can do the same with a carbuoy and a vacuum cleaner, but then you have an oily carbuoy and hoses sitting around. Haven't bought

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

2006-01-15 Thread John Berryman
On Saturday, Jan 14, 2006, at 18:25 US/Eastern, Steve Marci wrote: Attn 123 folks. Is it OK to LIFT under the differential using a floor jack (and wood block) ?? Yes. Johnny B I Mac Therefore I am

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

2006-01-15 Thread John Berryman
On Saturday, Jan 14, 2006, at 23:05 US/Eastern, Peter Frederick wrote: DO NOT jack on the differential itself, though! HUH? Johnny B I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] Q for the Mac guys

2006-01-15 Thread John Berryman
On Sunday, Jan 15, 2006, at 13:59 US/Eastern, Sunil Hari wrote: anyone out there in want/need of a 14 iBook? I bought it for school this year, but have had no use for it. 1.42 GHz, 512 MB RAM, 60GB HD. OS X Tiger and Microsoft Office X already installed. Maybe. Hit me off-list. Johnny B

Re: [MBZ] Models that have the same transmission as the 300 SD.

2006-01-16 Thread John Berryman
On Sunday, Jan 15, 2006, at 22:04 US/Eastern, Nick Wellinghoff wrote: Does anyone know, have a list, or know how I can find out what models of Mercedes have the same transmission that is in the 1982 300 SD? I am searching for used transmission locally and am getting a lot of replays from

Re: [MBZ] Replacement Engine Compression

2006-01-16 Thread John Berryman
On Monday, Jan 16, 2006, at 13:21 US/Eastern, Brian Chase wrote: The starter turned the engine real slowly, then not at all. That's the nutshell of my saga. So who signed the death certificate on your original engine? Johnny B I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] 84 300SD Starter Question

2006-01-16 Thread John Berryman
On Monday, Jan 16, 2006, at 15:25 US/Eastern, Alan Duff wrote: I'm looking at a 1984 300SD with 231k miles. In attempting to start it using booster cables, with a hot jump battery, the starter spings very slowly. Never gets fast enough to start and he jumper cables get hot to the touch. Is

Re: [MBZ] size of fuel sending unit

2006-01-16 Thread John Berryman
On Monday, Jan 16, 2006, at 15:38 US/Eastern, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: What size socket is needed to remove the fuel tank sending unit? (126). Before I have taken a chisel and was able to turn it by beating it with a hammer and chisel in the proper direction but no luck so far. Dont have a

Re: [MBZ] Fat lotta good

2006-01-16 Thread John Berryman
On Monday, Jan 16, 2006, at 08:15 US/Eastern, Curt Raymond wrote: -Curt '83 240D Hammie 251kmi '85 190D Dori The delay fish 233kmi Here's the sure start cold weather recipe: a real good battery and starter, a functioning pre-glow system, extra valve clearance, Mobil 1, block

Re: [MBZ] CR report on headlight bulbs

2006-01-17 Thread John Berryman
On Monday, Jan 16, 2006, at 20:53 US/Eastern, Christopher McCann wrote: Nothing big, I was going to sucker up the money and try a set of Sylvania Silverstars, I am running them in my 190D Euro and I have no complaints with the light they shed. 60/55s its been only a week and a few days,

Re: [MBZ] '82 300CD excessive oil usage

2006-03-19 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 18, 2006, at 9:12 PM, Luther Gulseth wrote: I'll check valves and oil leak next weekend. What about checking the rear side of the turbo for oil? How hard is that? Undo the 3 nuts attaching the front exhaust pipe to the turbo, you may have to drop the bracket by the bell

Re: [MBZ] Ebay sale

2006-03-24 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 23, 2006, at 9:28 PM, Desert Rat wrote: There was no reserve. Are bidders able to be anonymous or at least not have their e-bay ID show to the general public? I see there is a space between all of the winners bids. Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] 300SD 1985 Vacuum problems

2006-03-24 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 23, 2006, at 3:04 PM, George Larribeau wrote: Hi Is there a good guide on checking out the vacuum system on my 126 oiler? It has been flakey for a while but as of late I need to rev the engine a bit after I have removed the key to get it to kill. The brakes are a bit hard when

Re: [MBZ] Leaky 126 sunroofs

2006-03-24 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 23, 2006, at 10:56 PM, ned kleinhenz wrote: Compared to new Saabs, that old one was so simple and robust. Guess it is the same situation for Mercedes. Ned Kleinhenz '95 E300D x2 '85 300D '80 300TD Doesn't your TD have a manual sunroof? Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I

[MBZ] Was 8500 X50 Radar Detector now My Problem

2006-03-24 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 24, 2006, at 3:02 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Last ticket I got was 4 years ago, before I got my V-1... and that ticket also taught me that my speedometer was 4% slow (which I later verified with a GPS - D'OH!!). I now know exactly how far off each of my speedometers are... most are

Re: [MBZ] Leaky 126 sunroofs

2006-03-24 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 24, 2006, at 8:32 AM, ned kleinhenz wrote: The 1980 300TD - NO Sunroof. Is that unusual? Ned Kleinhenz Yes, although I have one 1984 300TD without and had a 1982 purchased in South Carolina without one too. I can't even count how many TDs have passed through my hands (I

Re: [MBZ] Was 8500 X50 Radar Detector now My Problem

2006-03-24 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 24, 2006, at 10:05 AM, Jim Cathey wrote: How's the odometer? Every time I've called our local speedo shop the _first_ thing they say to check is the odometer. Non-functional Does it track the mile markers? If not, you've got a gearing problem. This I'm aware of

Re: [MBZ] Was 8500 X50 Radar Detector now My Problem

2006-03-24 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 24, 2006, at 10:52 AM, Dave M. wrote: Ditto what Jim said. I bet the odo is also off ~25%. Sounds to me like someoned changed the Euro kph speedo to a USA mph version, but ignored the fact that the axle ratios are different. You can't order a drive gear, the trannies all output the same

Re: [MBZ] Was 8500 X50 Radar Detector now My Problem

2006-03-24 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 24, 2006, at 3:02 PM, Craig McCluskey wrote: The speedometer and odometer are driven from the speedometer cable in parallel. One does not affect the other. (Actually, if they do, the speedometer cable will break something in the speedometer head or the cable will break.) I don't

Re: [MBZ] Was 8500 X50 Radar Detector now My Problem

2006-03-25 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 24, 2006, at 3:59 PM, andrew strasfogel wrote: Any words of advice would be appreciated. I would seek the sage advice of the mother first and foremost. You're damned if you do and damned if you don't. I say help the kid out, go for it. It wouldn't hurt to suck up as much info as

Re: [MBZ] Jump jump!

2006-03-25 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 24, 2006, at 4:21 PM, andrew strasfogel wrote: Then again, I have done things that many other listgoers haven't, so perhaps I shouldn't be surprised... Do tell. Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] '82 300CD excessive oil usage-update

2006-03-25 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 24, 2006, at 8:35 PM, Luther Gulseth wrote: Hopefully that's causing the oil usage also. Any thoughs? The things you're doing can't hurt but with the oil consumption figures you mention there should be something real obvious. Have you cleaned the engine and checked for fresh

Re: [MBZ] '82 300CD excessive oil usage-update

2006-03-25 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 24, 2006, at 10:23 PM, Luther Gulseth wrote: Don't use RTV. Don't use J-B Weld (it takes too long to dry and will ooze through the gap. The official stuff was Lock-Tite/NAPA 5-minute epoxy. It does an excellent job and is oil resistant. We used to do this at the M-B dealer in the

Re: [MBZ] '82 300CD excessive oil usage-update

2006-03-25 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 24, 2006, at 10:51 PM, Luther Gulseth wrote: Ok, what are the posibilities? Slim to none if you put it in the right place after thoroughly cleaning with a strong solvent and gave sufficient cure time. Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] '82 300CD excessive oil usage-update

2006-03-25 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 25, 2006, at 8:55 AM, Luther Gulseth wrote: Haven't re-checked compression yet. I'm going to drive the car in 3rd this week (2nd under 35mph) keeping the rpms above 3500-4000 (got some interstate driving to do) and rid it of the carbon. Maybe Thursday evening I can re-check the

Re: [MBZ] B2 Piston repair? --- Transmission failing

2006-03-26 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 25, 2006, at 1:45 PM, Rick Knoble wrote: Yeah, I was on yahell lists before. I was not particularly impressed. This IS the place for information on ALL Mercedes, not just diesels (although a good deal of us are from an old diesel list). Here is some B2 info

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

2006-03-26 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 25, 2006, at 3:32 PM, Jeff Zedic wrote: I was interested 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??

Re: [MBZ] timing chain rail pins OM603

2006-03-26 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 25, 2006, at 5:21 PM, Bob DuPuy wrote: I'm going to try to sneak a real dent puller past the condensor and go for it. I bet the bolt snaps. Bob Why not get a hardened bolt instead of breaking the one you have and creating more work than necessary? Chains are not expensive, I

Re: [MBZ] '82 300CD excessive oil usage-update

2006-03-26 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 25, 2006, at 7:00 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Now, to find some mountains in Central Va. ;-) Blue Ridge Mountain Parkway? Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

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

2006-03-26 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 25, 2006, at 11:54 PM, John Ervine wrote: I have the same bulbs now in the wagon, and they are very, very nice. However, I still plan to install relays and some nice 100/90s. Both the 300TD and the 240D will be getting an alternator upgrade as part of that deal. -- John L. Ervine

Re: [MBZ] Collectable Convertibles [was Re: /8]

2006-03-26 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 26, 2006, at 12:07 AM, Craig McCluskey wrote: Did they ever make a K car into a convertible? Craig Sure, the LeBaron. What a bad joke in comparison to early LeBarons. Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] 1978 300CD update

2006-03-26 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 26, 2006, at 12:53 AM, kevin kraly wrote: I sure do have good luck finding good parts cars, but terrible luck finding ones that actually run and drive! Kevin in Hillsboro Oregon If they give you lemons, make lemonade. Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

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

2006-03-26 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 26, 2006, at 1:00 AM, Jeff Zedic wrote: Johnny, Right after sending I remembered DSL. I KNOW he'll have the real thing not that blue tinty rice burner shit. Jeff Zedic Plus he knows more than the average bulb seller. Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] 1978 300CD update

2006-03-26 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 26, 2006, at 1:30 AM, Jim Cathey wrote: The trouble, of course, is that they're giving him lemonade, and he wants lemons! (A metaphor's no good unless you can torture it and make it squeal!) -- Jim He'll have to reverse engineer it. Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] Collectable Convertibles [was Re: /8]

2006-03-26 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 26, 2006, at 6:39 AM, Alex Chamberlain wrote: Guess I should've looked at that link before posting. I've never seen one of those early LeBarons with the woody sides, only the later, more aerodynamic restyle. And I thought the latter was ugly! Alex Chamberlain When I mentioned

Re: [MBZ] '83 300D winter heat generation

2006-03-26 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 26, 2006, at 8:06 AM, Levi Smith wrote: I was wondering if someone who lives in a colder area could confirm for me whether or not something around the vintage of my 83' 300D should maintain temps even in winter? Yes. I.e. as I recall last summer I saw temps staying around

Re: [MBZ] '83 300D winter heat generation

2006-03-27 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 26, 2006, at 9:39 AM, Jim Cathey wrote: It's what seems to work best at eliminating that nasty air bubble in the head. Make sure you install the thermostat correctly with the air bleed hole (or jiggle valve) up. -- Jim I pull the temp sensor, its pretty high up toward the front of

Re: [MBZ] Collectable Convertibles [was Re: /8]

2006-03-27 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 26, 2006, at 1:39 AM, Mitch Haley wrote: I had a '78 (or was it '76?) Lebaron SE with 360/727 and T-tops, does that count? (this was when the Cordoba and Lebaron were basically the same car) Not big enough. I'm talking land yacht here. Actually, I'm not talking at all. Just came

Re: [MBZ] Open Vacuum Line

2006-03-27 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 26, 2006, at 1:11 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Howdy - While familarizing myself with my new 300D I discovered what appears to be an open vacuum line. It's black and starts on what I believe is the fuel shut-off valve on the side of the IP. The black tube

Re: [MBZ] An SL for wifey?

2006-03-27 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 26, 2006, at 1:37 PM, redghost wrote: She was also considering an audi TT. Does anyone care to offer some advice? Bob DuPuy Give her what she wants. If she's anything like my Wife, she deserves it and more. Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] '82 300CD excessive oil usage-update

2006-03-28 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 26, 2006, at 2:45 PM, Marshall Booth wrote: Just how much oil are you using? How many qt in how many miles? Marshall Its an absurd amount,IIRC 1 qt/250-300mi. Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

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

2006-03-28 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 26, 2006, at 5:03 PM, Dave M. wrote: Joe Knight just picked up a set for his E-code lights and reported that he was definitely impressed with the difference from stock bulbs. :-) -Dave M. How's ole Joe these days? Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] 124 Wagon Steering - Possible Bad Power Steering Pump

2006-03-28 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 27, 2006, at 9:23 AM, Dave Wakin wrote: Not sure what else to check - maybe the PS Filter? I figured I would change that and the fluid and go from there, but I am not sure I am looking at the right peice in the puzzle. Thanks in advance, Dave Wakin Changing the fluid and filter

Re: [MBZ] Collectable Convertibles [was Re: /8]

2006-03-28 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 27, 2006, at 7:27 PM, Bob Rentfro wrote: Bar fight? Bob Rentfro 77 300D 151K Litchfield Park, AZ No. Its a long story. I was put in the hospital by 5 idiots in a case of mistaken identity, many years ago. That's all I care to discuss about the incident. Johnny B. I Mac

Re: [MBZ] 300TD Rear Hatch Available - Pick Up Only

2006-03-28 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 28, 2006, at 9:54 AM, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: As long as the glass is not installed in it all you do is slap a lable on it and have DHL/fedex come and pick it up. That's the lazy man's way. It would get some damage for sure that way and it is doubtful that freight insurance would

Re: [MBZ] 300TD Rear Hatch Available - Pick Up Only

2006-03-29 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 28, 2006, at 3:59 PM, Loren Faeth wrote: They tend to beat them up less if they are unwrapped. There is some twisted psychology at play there, but i don't know what. The current thinking is to just put a label on it and send it. That is not just Kaleb's idea. If it is wrapped, they

Re: [MBZ] 300TD Rear Hatch Available - Pick Up Only

2006-03-29 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 28, 2006, at 6:28 PM, Richard Hattaway wrote: Of course in this situation, I take no responsibility other than to refund the purchaser's cost of product ($0), minus any shipping and trouble they went to. (c: Richard Salisbury NC Richard, Where is Salisbury located in NC? I could

Re: [MBZ] 300TD Rear Hatch Available - Pick Up Only

2006-03-29 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 28, 2006, at 10:02 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: BZT, WRONG. I ship doors, hoods, fenders, bumpers etc that way and they NEVER arrive damaged. When I have tried to ship them some other way that bare, they arrive damaged at least 50% of the time. OK how's this? YMMV.

Re: [MBZ] Rusty contact

2006-03-29 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 28, 2006, at 10:05 PM, hue wong wrote: So I need a bunch of parts and tools and such for the spring maintence on the desiel. I've heard mention of this mysterious rusty who has all parts... Does anyone have his website? I'd like to place an order... Thanks all! Have a good look

Re: [MBZ] UPS vs Fedex

2006-03-29 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 28, 2006, at 10:30 PM, LT Don wrote: I ship FedEx Ground from my office for free. Uh.. I hope your boss doesn't mind you doing so. People lose their jobs over petty theft quite frequently. Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] 300TD Rear Hatch Available - Pick Up Only

2006-03-29 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 29, 2006, at 10:07 AM, Curt Raymond wrote: For shipping computers we've got some ridgid plastic and metal cases that have 3 of foam around the computer. One time I swear UPS drove over the box with a truck, the computer came back trapezoidial. The box was totally crushed. I

Re: [MBZ] Water injection on OM603 - update

2006-03-29 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 29, 2006, at 2:57 PM, Dave M. wrote: Photos of the one I need are on mh website, courtesy of Aaron. :-) -dm URL? Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] this guy is an idiot

2006-03-30 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 29, 2006, at 11:20 PM, Sunil Hari wrote: What's wrong with the car? Can it really be a grey-market car if the gauges are all in English units? Sure, grey market cars need to be federalized and speedo is one of many items that get changed. There are exemptions for age and such, I

Re: [MBZ] this guy is an idiot

2006-03-30 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 29, 2006, at 11:41 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: 300SD's are all US cars. I thought some went to Japan as well. Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] this guy is an idiot

2006-03-30 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 30, 2006, at 2:01 AM, John Ervine wrote: You thunk right. The 350SD and both longbody variants, however, were North American market only. They drive on the correct side of the road over there just like our Limey friends don't they? Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] Turn Signals Out

2006-03-30 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 30, 2006, at 2:19 AM, Jim Cathey wrote: The thing about the Pepsi syndrome vs switches in horizontal locations is that the goo has no place to go once it gets in there. That's why I usually just take 'em out and clean them out thoroughly. -- Jim Skins like those used to protect

Re: [MBZ] Turn Signals Out

2006-03-30 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 30, 2006, at 2:36 AM, Alex Chamberlain wrote: That's a good name for it. Although other sticky colloids and suspensions can be almost as bad, e.g. sour cream. DO NOT ASK how I know! ;) Alex Chamberlain How does one know when sour cream has gone bad? Johnny B. I Mac

Re: [MBZ] valve adjustment wrenches?

2006-03-30 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 30, 2006, at 7:14 AM, Levi Smith wrote: Is the idea that being bent they'll clear the injector lines and therefore allow more movement? Levi Yes, clearance is the reason they are shaped like that. I use the Hazet set, made specifically for the purpose. They cost somewhere in the

Re: [MBZ] Water injection on OM603 - update

2006-03-30 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 30, 2006, at 7:42 AM, Trampas wrote: I am currently working on making a 300SDL out of a 500SEL and an OM617, thus I was thinking about intercooling and anything else that would make the car actually move. My goal is to have a commuter car which gets 25MPG and can get onto I-40

Re: [MBZ] cheap 190D 2.5 turbo

2006-03-30 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 30, 2006, at 7:38 AM, Mitch Haley wrote: Maybe Johnny B wants another 190D after his wife claims the 2.0? We have a 2.5 NA. I did look it over thinking all the goodies would be there to convert ours or another, possibly throwing a 5spd into the mix. This particular car is really

Re: [MBZ] archives

2006-03-30 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 30, 2006, at 8:35 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I wonder if there is a way to search *these* emails as before with a search archive form ? If not that would be a very handy enhancement. Dan Elliott Spotlight in Mac OS X Tiger does this. it would be handier if I saved all

[MBZ] Used 126 wheels 86 420 SEL

2006-03-30 Thread John Berryman
One of my buddies wants 4 15-hole alloys for a 1986 420SEL. He wants to mount his Summer tires on them so if anyone has a set in presentable condition.. How much $$ shipped to 12814? Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] [Banned] Used 126 wheels 86 420 SEL

2006-03-30 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 30, 2006, at 1:00 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: those are EXPENSIVE when you can find them. I happen to have at least 3 sets but am saving them for some special occasion. They usually sell for close to $400 a set. Rare? They are the typical 15 wheels that came after the venerable

Re: [MBZ] Turn Signals Out

2006-03-30 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 30, 2006, at 10:01 AM, Craig McCluskey wrote: You open the refrigerator door and see everything else standing there with their hands up and the sour cream holding a pistol, robbing them at gunpoint. Craig That's bad. Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] this guy is an idiot

2006-03-31 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 30, 2006, at 11:52 AM, Marshall Booth wrote: The VIN number is a US VIN number. I expect it was built to US specs for European delivery - VERY common thru the mid '80. Many/most gray market cars had to have the speedometer and the headlights converted to US standards in the

Re: [MBZ] best way to get pepto out of tranny

2006-03-31 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 30, 2006, at 10:22 AM, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: Fixing to swap out the radiator on my 190D and then need to get the pepto out of the tranny. My thinking is I will drain the pan and converter, fill back up with fresh fluid, , run it for a little bit. Drain pan and repeat until fluid is

Re: [MBZ] valve adjustment wrenches?

2006-03-31 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 30, 2006, at 10:17 AM, Rusty Cullens wrote: $75.00 for a 3 piece set of Genuine MB wrenches. Grab 'em up boys Its about the same price of 1 hour labor. Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] Turn Signals Out

2006-03-31 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 30, 2006, at 1:42 PM, Brian Chase wrote: Yes! That seems a very reasonable solution! What gets me is that in my Saab, the ignition is down there. Yeah it's nice to be different, but the junk that can fall into there... The kicker is that my dealer-installed sunroof drips slightly

Re: [MBZ] Used 126 wheels 86 420 SEL

2006-03-31 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 30, 2006, at 3:03 PM, Donald Snook wrote: That is what my car has on it now, and I would like to upgrade to the 8 hole wheels that you can buy on Tire rack. If I were to get the new wheels they cost $400. Got an offer for my wheels. They look clean and presentable. I just like

Re: [MBZ] my 190D

2006-03-31 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 30, 2006, at 7:39 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: Now just need to get up to speed on these little things. There seems to be some play in the front sway bar like the braket thing on each end is not tight with the body, yet the bolt seems tight. Think its giving me a clunk a little

Re: [MBZ] this guy is an idiot

2006-03-31 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 30, 2006, at 7:43 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: When they convert a euro car to US, its very likely when they replaced the speedo its not matched to the rear end. Almost EVERY euro I have seen the speedo does not read correct. John Berryman wrote: I still believe the error

Re: [MBZ] Desiel Clacking....

2006-03-31 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 30, 2006, at 8:02 PM, hue wong wrote: SO now I am wondering what could be cuasing that louder then think it should be clanking? Could it be the injectors? Yes, it can be many other things too. Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] Turn Signals Out

2006-03-31 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 30, 2006, at 9:37 PM, OK Don wrote: Isn't that a George Carlin quote? Its a question I asked out of curiosity. I suppose he could have too. Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] nice

2006-03-31 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 30, 2006, at 10:48 PM, andrew strasfogel wrote: I don't get it. The 300TD turbodiesel is the best Mercedes ever manufactured so why would anyone want a 123T with a gasoline engine that will need at least a valve job in 200K miles? Its for the rest of the world that does not

Re: [MBZ] nice

2006-03-31 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 30, 2006, at 11:33 PM, Alex Chamberlain wrote: Gotta be slow too with that gas engine and automatic. Not slow in a fun slushbox-240D screaming-banshee clouds-of-carbon-smoke way, either. Why did people go to the trouble of bringing cars over here that you couldn't get any other

Re: [MBZ] my 190D

2006-03-31 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 31, 2006, at 10:11 AM, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: It looked like the sway bar bushings needed to be replaced, the tie rids etc looked good. Not sure about the back links though. Tire pressure is good. The fan Im talking about is the one mounted to the waterpump, with the electric

Re: [MBZ] this guy is an idiot

2006-03-31 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 31, 2006, at 10:13 AM, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: No, the speedo has to be calibrated to whatever rear end is in the car, has nothing to do with the tranny. On the back of the speedo will be a sticker that will say k=, like k=1255, that is the rear end that that particular speedo

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