Re: [MBZ] this is waht happens when ...............

2005-11-15 Thread John Ervine
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: this is waht happens when dallas come to phila... beer cold ribs bbqing potatoe salad...saiding!!! wood ( for our back yard bond fire) stacked And, obviously, lots of tasty adult beverages. -- John L. Ervine 1981 240D 4-spd 268+kmi 1980 300TD 170+kmi

Re: [MBZ] you failed

2005-11-18 Thread John Ervine
Luther Gulseth wrote: I think Kaleb failed us all allowing the list to die just like Bimby.and this is the SECOND time it's happened. For the record, it was mbz.org, not Bimby. And keep the trolling to Banned, would you? No reason to crosspost... -- John L. Ervine 1981 240D 4-spd

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

2005-11-18 Thread John Ervine
Sunil Hari wrote: 5-speed Getrag on a 5-cyl. Datacard says 4-spd gearbox. -- John L. Ervine 1981 240D 4-spd 268+kmi 1980 300TD 170+kmi 1980 300SD 277+kmi 1977 280S 4-spd 80+kmi

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

2005-11-18 Thread John Ervine
OK Don wrote: Maybe that's why it's so hard to get into first !!! Well, once you permanently break that stubborn shift gate, it's easy... :-D -- John L. Ervine 1981 240D 4-spd 268+kmi 1980 300TD 170+kmi 1980 300SD 277+kmi 1977 280S 4-spd 80+kmi

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

2005-11-18 Thread John Ervine
Mitch Haley wrote: I haven't heard of (reliably anyway) a non MBZ box on anything but a 16 valve W201. 2.3-16, Evolution, Evolution II all had Getrag 5sp with 1st gear back and left, 2-5 in an H pattern Nor I. -- John L. Ervine 1981 240D 4-spd 268+kmi 1980 300TD 170+kmi 1980 300SD 277+kmi

Re: [MBZ] W123 Transmission Mount Install

2005-11-26 Thread John Ervine
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Does anyone know the appropriate job # of the Installation Instructions? It's for a '78 240D 123.123.12.050680. Larry, The job # is 00-212 - Removal and installation of rear engine mount. -- John L. Ervine 1981 240D 4-spd 268+kmi 1980 300TD 170+kmi 1980 300SD

Re: [MBZ] W123 Transmission Mount Install

2005-11-27 Thread John Ervine
Marshall Booth wrote: OK Don wrote: Do the Mercedes instructions and mine match even a little bit? Theirs are longer! ...and has pictures! -- John L. Ervine 1981 240D 4-spd 268+kmi 1980 300TD 170+kmi 1980 300SD 277+kmi 1977 280S 4-spd 80+kmi

Re: [MBZ] Fuel filter misadventures

2005-12-09 Thread John Ervine
Lee Einer wrote: Just changed out both fuel filters on the 1980 300CD. Cracked open the banjo nut at the top of the filter and primed as directed. Or so I thought. *^([EMAIL PROTECTED] thing will not start now. Air in lines? How to fix? Crack the steel injector lines and crank the start

Re: [MBZ] Buying a car in GA and registering it in OK

2005-12-10 Thread John Ervine
Tom Reynolds wrote: I think what he said is that the plates transfer with the car and not the owner. So, I'd be driving back to Tulsa with GA plates, a Bill of Sale, and a signed over title. Right? Wrong? Georgia allows owners to keep the plates for their cars with the option of

Re: [MBZ] Roy Orbison's 600, collector auction report

2005-12-11 Thread John Ervine
LT Don wrote: What did Roy have, wasn't it a six octave range in his voice? Three. Which is still incredibly impressive. I _think_ that doesn't include falsetto, though... -- John L. Ervine 1981 240D 4-spd 268+kmi 1980 300TD 170+kmi 1980 300SD 277+kmi 1977 280S 4-spd 80+kmi

Re: [MBZ] Year End Specials

2005-12-14 Thread John Ervine
Rusty Cullens wrote: They are on there, 2nd line. What about us lowly w116 owners? ;-D -- John L. Ervine 1981 240D 4-spd 268+kmi 1980 300TD 170+kmi 1980 300SD 277+kmi 1977 280S 4-spd 80+kmi

Re: [MBZ] nice mileage palindrome

2005-12-19 Thread John Ervine
Luther Gulseth wrote: When I parked here at work this morning, my mileage read 230032 on the SD. The 300TD hit 174471 early last week when I pulled into the parking space at work. Next up will be 175571 in another two to three weeks, but I doubt it'll strike twice. -- John L. Ervine 1981

Re: [MBZ] Unstable Starting

2005-12-20 Thread John Ervine
Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: Is your shifter sloppy? If so, your problem is the shifter bushings are worn and/or missing causing it to not be in the right position for the lockout switch. Next time it does it, hold the key in the start position as you move the lever out of park, thru the gears

Re: [MBZ] Front End Creak

2005-12-21 Thread John Ervine
andrew strasfogel wrote: Since we are discussing front end noises, what might cause a creaking noise when passing over speed bumps? Car in question is a 1985 300CD with new shocks, ball joints, upper and lower control arms, etc. - so clean underneath that you could eat off the bottom of the

Re: [MBZ] Merry Christmas, Friends

2005-12-21 Thread John Ervine
Bob Rentfro wrote: He sprang to his 190D, all Christmas arrayed , And they all piled in like Shriners in a parade. But I heard him exclaim, as I puffed my Christmas cigar, Happy Christmas to all, and TAKE CARE OF YOUR CARS! chuckle A new Christmas classic. -- John L. Ervine 1981 240D 4-spd

Re: [MBZ] O.T.- Air Purifiers

2005-12-23 Thread John Ervine
Zeitgeist wrote: I believe a large amount of the dust and other indoor air pollutants are dead skin and the feces excreted by mites living off the dead skin. m, that's a pleasant thought. Let's not forget the mites that live in your eyelashes and hari follicles that lack an anus, and die

Re: [MBZ] 190D/E driveshaft?

2005-12-23 Thread John Ervine
Marshall Booth wrote: Take it from me Kaleb, 201 5 speeds have a unique balancing disc right behind the front flex disc. It balances the driveshaft. It is NOT sold separately. If the disc fails, Mercedes requires that you buy a NEW front half of the driveshaft and balance disc or a complete

Re: [MBZ] 190D/E driveshaft?

2005-12-23 Thread John Ervine
Marshall Booth wrote: The problem is that these discs are used to balance a particular driveshaft. If your's doesn't need one and some don't - that's GREAT, but a driveshaft that's really out of balance will be intolerable (with vibrations - sometimes really nasty - usually between 40-50

[MBZ] Excessive current draw - '80 300TD

2005-12-28 Thread John Ervine
Apparently our '80 300TD is unhappy that I opted to take the Euro 280S out for the weekend trip to visit with family, and is throwing a bit of a fit. This morning, I came down to the car and opened the door and had an extremely dim front cabin light. Uh oh, I think to myself, and - you

Re: [MBZ] Excessive current draw - '80 300TD

2005-12-28 Thread John Ervine
Jim Cathey wrote: The alternator will still charge with a bad diode, but it won't do it as well as it should. However, an unremoved auxiliary fuse for the wretched Chrysler ACC is an even more likely suspect. I'd start there first, actually. These things are notorious for freezing up and

Re: [MBZ] Excessive current draw - '80 300TD

2005-12-28 Thread John Ervine
Kevin wrote: Given the recent price spike of servos, the price gap isn't all that large anymore (unless you have a spare servo and send it to the guy kaleb posted). The price doesn't bother me - it's the fact that it could be sold for considerably less than a rebuilt servo, but isn't. Oh

Re: [MBZ] Excessive current draw - '80 300TD - Source Found!

2005-12-29 Thread John Ervine
Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: Now its time to get a new one. Have fun. And what was the line on your buddy that rebuilds them? Drop me an e-mail off-list with his info and particulars. I'm weighing my various options - rebuild, junkyard, or the aftermarket digital replacement jobby... --

Re: [MBZ] Excessive current draw - '80 300TD - Source Found!

2005-12-29 Thread John Ervine
Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: I will see if I can dig it up again. Seems like I might have a good one laying around. Wont be dirt cheap though. Well, I'd rather go with a properly rebuild unit ($$) or the digital replacement ($$$), versus a used good unit ($). Dirt cheap repairs only get you so

Re: [MBZ] Excessive current draw - '80 300TD - Source Found!

2005-12-29 Thread John Ervine
Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: yea, a used one, such as mine, is going to run you close to $80 anyways. Which is a heckuva great price, I might add! But I've long since stopped being penny-wise and pound-foolish when it comes to my cars. I like driving my cars, and I like fixing things that

Re: [MBZ] Excessive current draw - '80 300TD - Source Found!

2005-12-29 Thread John Ervine
Craig McCluskey wrote: So how did you tear up a set of motor mounts in 8,000 miles? By driving like a diesel-mad lunatic. For some examples: I broke the rear end loose on the wagon at approximately 85mph with a slightly more abrupt than usual lane change. I'm probably 60-75% through the

Re: [MBZ] Excessive current draw - '80 300TD - Source Found!

2005-12-29 Thread John Ervine
OK Don wrote: I put a new set of motor mounts in my 115 when I installed the factory crate 617 engine, only to have them collapse immediately with the engine wieght! I spent several weeks looking for what was hitting the frame - wouldn't beleive it could be the new mounts. When I relented and

Re: [MBZ] Excessive current draw - '80 300TD

2005-12-29 Thread John Ervine
andrew strasfogel wrote: I vote for a shorted electric radio antenna. Guess how I know! I was thinking about that as well, but the antenna was replaced maybe 9 months ago. Plus, the current drain was still present even with all fuses removed from the fuse block. -- John L. Ervine 1981

Re: [MBZ] OT: Taurus Tranny Troubles

2005-12-29 Thread John Ervine
B Dike wrote: Apologies for soiling the MB list with Ford drivel, but just wanted to see if anyone has run across this problem: 94 Taurus w/ AXOD auto transmission, shifts into all gears with a solid clunk, but if car is stopped, need to race engine hard to make tranny engage, both

Re: [MBZ] 123 - mating differential to subframe

2005-12-30 Thread John Ervine
tom savage wrote: Put everything back together and I'm good to go. Go where? I've got a date in an hour and a black eye and not with those hands hands. But at least my car works :) Chicks dig scars. Not sure about black eyes, though. -- John L. Ervine 1981 240D 4-spd 268+kmi 1980 300TD

Re: [MBZ] 250se - info needed

2005-12-30 Thread John Ervine
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: RUST WINS Flawless victory. F A T A L I T Y . -- John L. Ervine 1981 240D 4-spd 268+kmi 1980 300TD 170+kmi 1980 300SD 277+kmi 1977 280S 4-spd 80+kmi

Re: [MBZ] Korean 124s

2005-12-31 Thread John Ervine
Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: I think it would be nice of some chineese company or whatever licensed to start making brand new 126's, 123, and even 115's How soon we forget - the Nigerian scam-artists tried to convince us they were re-making w123s over 3 years ago. Don't you remember, all of them

Re: [MBZ] Rusty

2006-01-05 Thread John Ervine
BillR wrote: Rusty - Thanks, but I took your advice and ordered one from Kaleb - not cheaper, though. Bill, I think you took Kaleb's advice to buy one from Kaleb! -- John L. Ervine 1981 240D 4-spd 268+kmi 1980 300TD 170+kmi 1980 300SD 277+kmi 1977 280S 4-spd 80+kmi

Re: [MBZ] 123 Trunk Leak

2006-01-05 Thread John Ervine
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I have a 1983 240D...I replaced the rear window seal my trunk seal is not leaking.. I have a water leak inside the trunk wall [ behind the seat], when it rains heavy..Any suggestions ? Check the taillight seals. -- John L. Ervine 1981 240D 4-spd 268+kmi

Re: [MBZ] dial gauge question

2006-01-08 Thread John Ervine
tom savage wrote: I need to replace a rear wheel bearing on my 300D. Everyone keeps saying that a dial gauge is needed to properly tension them, but Sears and AutoZone claim never to have heard of such an animal and I'm not entirely sure what I need. Is this close? That is a dial

Re: [MBZ] Here we go again

2006-01-11 Thread John Ervine
John Berryman wrote: 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.

Re: [MBZ] new addition to diesel flock

2006-01-13 Thread John Ervine
Luther Gulseth wrote: I think he's trying to compete with Kaleb for lowest price and best value. Maybe just lowest price... -- John L. Ervine 1981 240D 4-spd 268+kmi 1980 300TD 170+kmi 1980 300SD 277+kmi 1977 280S 4-spd 80+kmi

Re: [MBZ] new addition to diesel flock

2006-01-13 Thread John Ervine
Luther Gulseth wrote: true, it is a Vdub I was implying that the Vdub was of more value than Kleb's usual parts car specials, not the other way around. ;-) -- John L. Ervine 1981 240D 4-spd 268+kmi 1980 300TD 170+kmi 1980 300SD 277+kmi 1977 280S 4-spd 80+kmi

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

2006-01-15 Thread John Ervine
Steve Marci wrote: Attn 123 folks. Is it OK to LIFT under the differential using a floor jack (and wood block) ?? Yes, it's okay. -- John L. Ervine 1981 240D 4-spd 268+kmi 1980 300TD 170+kmi 1980 300SD 277+kmi 1977 280S 4-spd 80+kmi

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

2006-01-15 Thread John Ervine
LT Don wrote: I have learned something then. There are a couple really nice jack points on w123s depending on need: Both front tires? Front crossmember. Both rear tires? Differential. One front tire? Frame rail behind the factory jack point. One rear tire? Subframe bushing plate (just

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

2006-01-15 Thread John Ervine
LT Don wrote: I cheat. Brother-in-law has the keys to the local Goodyear dealership (he is head mechanic), so when crawl under the car stuff comes up, we just use the lift. Me too. A two-post offset screw-type lift makes under-car work a snap. It's great when you need to do stuff like, oh,

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

2006-01-15 Thread John Ervine
LT Don wrote: I gotta try that someday. Of course, wife [someone on here best described it as She Who Must Be Appeased] almost choked when I trailer home the project, better known as Car Number Four With Three Drivers. ... She's gonna crap when I buy the Gold Wing this summer and refuse to sell

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

2006-01-15 Thread John Ervine
Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: Is that at mats place? How big is his shop anyways? Im on the lookout for one here. Yes, this was at Mat's shop. Mat is extremely amazing/creative on moving cars into and out of his shop. Of course, the odd Citroen tends to make one that way... -- John L.

Re: [MBZ] old mystery car

2006-01-15 Thread John Ervine
Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: there are no factory v8 sticks The 3.5L V8 would like a word with you, sir. -- John L. Ervine 1981 240D 4-spd 268+kmi 1980 300TD 170+kmi 1980 300SD 277+kmi 1977 280S 4-spd 80+kmi

Re: [MBZ] CR report on headlight bulbs

2006-01-16 Thread John Ervine
Harry Watkins wrote: Nothing big, I was going to sucker up the money and try a set of Sylvania Silverstars, one of the tested sets. The other four were: APC Plasma Ultrs White; GE Nighthawk; Philips Crystal Vision and Wagner TruView. The Sylvania Silverstars are okay. On the other hand,

[MBZ] Met a fellow listmember at the junkyard today

2006-01-17 Thread John Ervine
Spent Monday hitting the local junkyards looking for a good core OM616 head and other chance offerings. Not only found a good head, but also found (or believe I've found after searching through my listmail archives) listmember Eric Peterson and his 87kmi '85 300CD. Good luck with the

Re: [MBZ] I love the interior color

2006-03-23 Thread John Ervine
R A Bennell wrote: That must be the optional supersized hoodstar. Rarely seen - must make the vehicle worth more?? I was wondering if it might have been a hacked up 600 star until I got a look at the front-on shot and saw how out of proportion it was. And to think: someone not only *made*

Re: [MBZ] Leaky 126 sunroofs

2006-03-23 Thread John Ervine
Jim Cathey wrote: No, I heard about it on a Unimog mailing list. I think it was just a snob. As long as we are talking about Daimler-Chrysler trucks that should or should not have three-pointed stars on them, I snapped this photo 2 years ago at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance:

Re: [MBZ] Leaky 126 sunroofs

2006-03-23 Thread John Ervine
Chuck Landenberger wrote: John, Your website is great.. Can relate to the pix of the 300SD.. Glad you like it! Any idea what the silhouettes of vehicles on the driver's door mean? Just curious.. Honestly, I was laughing too hard to make it across the road to check it

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

2006-03-26 Thread John Ervine
John Berryman wrote: I have Sylvania Silver Stars and they throw a nice beam with 60/55s and no relays. 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

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

2006-03-27 Thread John Ervine
Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: WOW, thats ALOT of oil usage, sounds like you might have scored piston walls. Christ, even our 240D didn't burn that much oil with 1 double-holed piston, 1 deeply gouged cylinder liner, 1 piston with cracked rings, and a cracked head! Speaking of, the new motor just

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

2006-03-27 Thread John Ervine
Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: what did you do, clean the engine, transmisson, and engine compartment while you had it out? Looks good. The engine is a rebuild from Metric Motors out in California. The injection pump and injectors are from Tom Horvath at Yankee Diesel in Connecticut - very

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

2006-03-27 Thread John Ervine
Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: HOLY SMOKES, I thought you were rebuilding it yourself? I bet that DADGUM engine cost a pretty penny. I was planning to rebuild it until we pulled the head and found out that it was cracked. And after pricing out parts for the rebuild, plus machine shop work, plus

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

2006-03-27 Thread John Ervine
OK Don wrote: I haven't updated the page yet (no new photos yet), but your engine does look better than mine! http://pages.sbcglobal.net/danorris/450slc.htm I was really impressed with the quality of work from the guys at Metric. And Tom @ Yankee Diesel really outdid himself on that IP,

Re: [MBZ] 123 driveline clunking

2006-03-28 Thread John Ervine
Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: For a few weeks now, my 85 makes a clunk in the rear end. Like if you are cruising down the road at a steady speed, and apply throttle, or let off throttle, you get a clunk from slop somewhere. What is most likely worn out, diff mount? Flex disks? Something else?

Re: [MBZ] this guy is an idiot

2006-03-30 Thread John Ervine
Jim Cathey wrote: It could well have been a European-delivery US model. Didn't DBAG offer that around then? Yup. Mat Cama has a European-delivery '77 (?) 300D in his possession. All records since new, including transport documents. Lots of neat stuff about that car that you don't see on

Re: [MBZ] this guy is an idiot

2006-03-30 Thread John Ervine
John Berryman wrote: I thought some went to Japan as well. You thunk right. The 350SD and both longbody variants, however, were North American market only. -- John L. Ervine 1981 240D 4-spd 270+kmi 1980 300TD 175+kmi 1980 300SD 277+kmi 1977 280S 4-spd 81+kmi 1976 350SE 4-spd

Re: [MBZ] where do I look for the engine #?

2006-04-13 Thread John Ervine
R A Bennell wrote: Where, do I look on the engine in my 76 300D for the number on the engine? I plan to order some stuff from Rusty and one of the items wanted the engine number which I did not have at my finger tips. I popped the hood last night but did not see anything obvious on the block.

Re: [MBZ] WOW

2006-04-17 Thread John Ervine
Zoltan Finks wrote: That would certainly light the tires up - or should I say tire. Don't suppose it came with limited slip. Limited slip was a standard option on the 6.9. -- John L. Ervine 1981 240D 4-spd 270+kmi 1980 300TD 175+kmi 1980 300SD 277+kmi 1977 280S 4-spd 81+kmi 1976 350SE 4-spd

Re: [MBZ] 108's

2006-04-20 Thread John Ervine
Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: Ok, when speaking 108's which feels right, V-8 or 6 cylinder versions. Have heard before the v8 feels real heavy in the front and just doesnt feel right with the 108. Opinions? My personal faves have been a Euro 250S with 4-speed and a Euro 280SE with factory 5 -

Re: [MBZ] Another International crisis

2006-04-24 Thread John Ervine
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/sports/14414533.htm Budweiser is nothing more than sex-in-a-canoe beer. -- John L. Ervine 1981 240D 4-spd 270+kmi 1980 300TD 175+kmi 1980 300SD 277+kmi 1977 280S 4-spd 81+kmi 1976 350SE 4-spd 163+kmi

Re: [MBZ] Yep, the time has come.

2006-04-25 Thread John Ervine
Tom Hargrave wrote: I'm curious - how many gallons are in a 35 pound container of fry oil? Roughly 4.6. -- John L. Ervine 1981 240D 4-spd 270+kmi 1980 300TD 175+kmi 1980 300SD 277+kmi 1977 280S 4-spd 81+kmi 1976 350SE 4-spd 163+kmi

Re: [MBZ] W123 euro ?

2006-04-26 Thread John Ervine
Craig McCluskey wrote: Maybe a temperature wheel, like on 240Ds? Sounds like it to me. -- John L. Ervine 1981 240D 4-spd 270+kmi 1980 300TD 175+kmi 1980 300SD 277+kmi 1977 280S 4-spd 81+kmi 1976 350SE 4-spd 163+kmi

Re: [MBZ] W123 euro ?

2006-04-26 Thread John Ervine
Joe Knight wrote: Temp selector wheel, eh... Illuminating but not very encouraging. Glad I opted for the $3 black plastic version rather than the $150 zebrano. Any ideas as to what might better serve to fill that particular void? Unfortunately the hole is not sized to accept a standard

Re: [MBZ] W123 euro ?

2006-04-26 Thread John Ervine
Jeff Zedic wrote: 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? And w116s. Or at least *a* w116 - saw a Euro 350SE K-Jet car in the junkyard had that setup. -- John

Re: [MBZ] Bouncing upon shift

2006-04-27 Thread John Ervine
Zoltan Finks wrote: Not a desperately important question, I know, just wondering if anyone has experienced this, and if it indicates something worn out (like tranny mount)? It's seems to be a general bouncing of the drivetrain or frame that works its way through for 2 or 3 seconds. Try

Re: [MBZ] Too young for a Wagon?

2006-04-29 Thread John Ervine
Mathieu J. Cama wrote: You're never too young for a wagon. We got our 280te when we were 25. Still have it and love it. However with gas prices as of late, we're driving our diesels. Go for it, everyone should have a wagon. ;) Coming from another picked up a wagon at 25, I concur. Wagons

Re: [MBZ] 123 Wagons

2006-05-02 Thread John Ervine
andrew strasfogel wrote: I appreciate your enthusiasm but could you be more specific? In what categories is the 124 wagon superior to the 123? Handling, power, fuel economy. That's just a few on the top of the list. -- John L. Ervine 1981 240D 4-spd 270+kmi 1980 300TD 175+kmi 1980 300SD

Re: [MBZ] W126 Euro 280E in Chandler PicknPull

2006-05-02 Thread John Ervine
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Waana bet? You missed the key word in the subject line. Euro. small bumpers, flat head lights, big straight six. 126 in the id plate number. There was no Euro 280E w126. There was a 280SE, though... -- John L. Ervine 1981 240D 4-spd 270+kmi 1980 300TD

Re: [MBZ] note to the list about 190D ip

2006-05-03 Thread John Ervine
Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: Just wanted to clarify I am not pissed off at curt about anything, if that is what is seemed like. Pissed off? No. Panties in a bunch? Maybe. ;-) It's all good, Kaleb. We understand who provides this list to all of us, and that these things are not free. We

Re: [MBZ] The Wave - Focus US vs. Euro

2006-05-05 Thread John Ervine
BillR wrote: No argument about that. I believe there were 5 recalls. Other than that ;=) it really was a nice car. I was driving about 40 - 50k a year then and really appreciated the head room and the ride. I had an '00 Focus with the Sony Xplod stereo package. Nice car, except I'd go

Re: [MBZ] 95 E300D St. Louis $3500

2006-05-05 Thread John Ervine
Rick Knoble wrote: I fired off an email and below is the reply I got. I am not sure if it is bogus or what. I do know that we have several listers in the great white north that might be close. It is also listed on the Detroit CL, but not the Toronto CL. I wonder if the escrow company is in

Re: [MBZ] Bad car names

2006-05-06 Thread John Ervine
Zeitgeist wrote: I like TuRD much better. Dodge adds the acronym SLT to some of its trucks...anyone care to guess what that works out to in my juvenile little mind? Salt? -- John L. Ervine 1981 240D 4-spd 270+kmi 1980 300TD 175+kmi 1980 300SD 277+kmi 1977 280S 4-spd 81+kmi 1976 350SE 4-spd

Re: [MBZ] Torque Peak Vs. Peak Efficiency

2006-05-11 Thread John Ervine
Rick Knoble wrote: I have a question. Is it safe to assume that a given engine will produce the maximum number of revolutions per unit of fuel consumed at its torque peak? I.E. When is an engine its most efficient? Just curious. I recall hearing that Mercedes recommends shifting at 2/3 of

Re: [MBZ] OT even further than usual - IPAQ 5455

2006-05-12 Thread John Ervine
BillR wrote: Sounds like you might be thinking the repair is moving back into my area of experience. I will get brave tomorrow and crack the case. Bill, There are no user serviceable parts inside your iPAQ, nor are there any field replaceable units contained therein. Repair of an iPAQ is

Re: [MBZ] Engine numbers

2006-05-18 Thread John Ervine
Zoltan Finks wrote: I'm looking at the manual on CD, and I'm trying to figure out how to relate the engine number that I see on my engine block to the numbers that they provide in the PDFs - for example, the PDF has numbers such as: engine numbers: 601, 602, 603 My entire enginge number is 616

Re: [MBZ] Discount tires on-line

2006-05-19 Thread John Ervine
Zoltan Finks wrote: Thanks. As a follow-up, I wanted to ask the list: Does having the traditional tap-on style wheel weights on the outside of your allow wheels bother you at all? It really bothers me. I mean, you have this nice slick alloy wheel with this crude weight tacked onto it. I notice

Re: [MBZ] Scrofulous

2006-05-24 Thread John Ervine
Donald Snook wrote: I am sure I missed ... a few new ideas for fixing some common problem... Yeah, we figured out how to RR a 108/114/115 blower motor in less than 30 minutes - without cutting through the firewall. In retrospect, it was all so easy... -- John L. Ervine 1981 240D 4-spd

Re: [MBZ] Scrofulous

2006-05-24 Thread John Ervine
John Berryman wrote: What method did you employ? C-4? Thermite. -- John L. Ervine 1981 240D 4-spd 270+kmi 1980 300TD 180+kmi 1980 300SD 277+kmi 1977 280S 4-spd 81+kmi 1976 350SE 4-spd 163+kmi 1972 220 278+kmi

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes Digest, Vol 6, Issue 132

2006-05-25 Thread John Ervine
archer wrote: Why did the French refuse to fight? Gerry The brie was ripe, the bread was fresh, and the wine had peaked. -- John L. Ervine 1981 240D 4-spd 270+kmi 1980 300TD 180+kmi 1980 300SD 277+kmi 1977 280S 4-spd 81+kmi 1976 350SE 4-spd 163+kmi 1972 220 278+kmi

Re: [MBZ] MB in X-Men 3?

2006-05-27 Thread John Ervine
Hendrik Riessen wrote: Isn't that a black 123 280E. Yes. Yes it is (though I'm not 100% on the color, just the model). -- John L. Ervine 1981 240D 4-spd 270+kmi 1980 300TD 180+kmi 1980 300SD 277+kmi 1977 280S 4-spd 81+kmi 1976 350SE 4-spd 163+kmi 1972 220 278+kmi

Re: [MBZ] a crack dealer

2006-05-28 Thread John Ervine
Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: for a third of that amount. Or send the dash off to be professionally redone for less than half of that. Just in case those $333 w123s with perfect dashes just aren't popping up... -- John L. Ervine 1981 240D 4-spd 270+kmi 1980 300TD 180+kmi 1980 300SD 277+kmi 1977

Re: [MBZ] a crack dealer

2006-05-28 Thread John Ervine
Rick Knoble wrote: They certainly aren't popping up around here http://chicago.craigslist.org/car/163868439.html Reasonable price for a rust-free needs-nothing 240D. http://chicago.craigslist.org/car/162754237.html Reasonable price for a rust-free needs-nothing late 300TD.

Re: [MBZ] Coil Spring Compressor

2006-05-29 Thread John Ervine
Hendrik Riessen wrote: Just a question, is it possible to tighten/loosen a proper Merc spring compressor from the top with a socket and extension? Yes. -- John L. Ervine 1981 240D 4-spd 270+kmi 1980 300TD 180+kmi 1980 300SD 277+kmi 1977 280S 4-spd 81+kmi 1976 350SE 4-spd 163+kmi 1972 220

Re: [MBZ] Coil Spring Compressor

2006-05-29 Thread John Ervine
Rich Thomas wrote: On my TD I had to ream out the hole some for the compressor shaft to fit in there. It was just a tad (hair, smidgen, shade, gnat's..) too small. Same on our TD. Rather, it fit in nicely, but wouldn't come back out. We, uh, persuaded it via fine adjustment of the hole in

Re: [MBZ] 240D from VA to PA, need advice..

2006-06-06 Thread John Ervine
Kevin J. Slater wrote: You guys that buy a lot of cars, what do you do? Depends, how responsible are you? I'm young enough that it's still a little bit of fun to fly out with 60 pounds of tools in checked baggage (padlocked, of course) a cell phone, a little cash, a credit card, and little

Re: [MBZ] 240D from VA to PA, need advice..

2006-06-06 Thread John Ervine
John Ervine wrote: More responsible individuals, on the other hand, tend to have better things to do with their time. ;-) Forgot to add - all three trips were done sans license plates, but with valid insurance on the cars phoned in before I left. Never had a second glance from any

Re: [MBZ] 240D from VA to PA, need advice..

2006-06-06 Thread John Ervine
Rich Thomas wrote: The TSA will safeguard the flying public and anyone on the ground below by cutting open your bag/lock if it has a padlock on it. How many tools survive that experience is questionable. They like to rummage around in bags that have anything solid in them (i.e., non-clothes

Re: [MBZ] 617.950 617.952 differences

2006-06-08 Thread John Ervine
Luther Gulseth wrote: 617.950 is listed at 115HP and the .951/2 are 123/125HP. If stroke/displacement are the same, what did they change that increased the HP? Are the shortblocks identical? TIA all. In addition to what has already been mentioned, the w116 300SDs used the earlier

Re: [MBZ] 3 Cyl. 240D

2005-09-05 Thread John Ervine
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: My 83 240D (235K) after idling poorly for a month is now running on 3 cylinders. Before an Italian Tune-up would help the problem has continued and was intermittent until now. First of all, welcome to the 1.8L 240D club! Valves are adjusted, filters 3 months old,

Re: [MBZ] The new G-Wagen

2005-09-10 Thread John Ervine
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://www.autobild.de/projektor/projektor.php?artikel_id=8186pos=12 It looks like a Chrysler Pacifica got drunk and knocked up a Chevy Trailblazer. -- John L. Ervine 1981 240D 4-spd 268+kmi 1980 300TD 170+kmi 1980 300SD 277+kmi 1977 280S 4-spd 80+kmi

Re: [MBZ] SOS - update

2005-09-11 Thread John Ervine
tom savage wrote: Is there a simple seal in there or a bearing to keep the fluid in? There's the front seal on the input shaft... -- John L. Ervine 1981 240D 4-spd 268+kmi 1980 300TD 170+kmi 1980 300SD 277+kmi 1977 280S 4-spd 80+kmi

Re: [MBZ] SOS from a list member

2005-09-11 Thread John Ervine
Sunil Hari wrote: Jim called me again - he said that he and Tom have figured out that the tranny leak is coming from the torque converter. Solutions? Suggestions? According to Tom, it was coming through the grill below the TC. That's usually one of couple things - loose bolts or bad front

Re: [MBZ] The new G-Wagen

2005-09-11 Thread John Ervine
Zeitgeist wrote: That thing's an embarassment...not unlike the new R-Class rolling turd. What the hell's gone wrong with German designers these days? They used to be so reliably solid and distinctive, now they're all agog over weird arcs and pointless embellishments. Sad I like to call

Re: [MBZ] OT hearing loss and fault diagnosis

2005-09-15 Thread John Ervine
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The constant reporting drives me nuts! That's why you are deaf in the right ear to begin with! Can't she see that she's contributing to the problem? ;-) -- John L. Ervine 1981 240D 4-spd 268+kmi 1980 300TD 170+kmi 1980 300SD 277+kmi 1977 280S 4-spd 80+kmi

Re: [MBZ] OT: Request Opinion on Political Issue

2005-09-18 Thread John Ervine
Bill Gallagher wrote: For if situation, President G.W.Bush said three week before the next Presidential national on TV, that Intelligence reports from the CIA and Homeland Security indicate a attack on the USA to disrupt the election like in Spain three years ago. And to save American

Re: [MBZ] Oil Leak Location Advice

2005-09-20 Thread John Ervine
Vernon Ritchey wrote: On my '79 300 TD (617 non turbo) there is a constant oil film on the front of the engine and also on the alternator. What is/are the likel;y causes, front main seal? Kinda like this, or perhaps a little less of a film?

Re: [MBZ] Oil Leak Location Advice

2005-09-20 Thread John Ervine
Nah, valve cover gasket split on the front edge, spewing oil into the fan. At least the engine bay will never rust! Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: dude, you blew an oil it look like. John Ervine wrote: Kinda like this, or perhaps a little less of a film? http://www.mbdiesel.net

Re: [MBZ] Oil Leak Location Advice

2005-09-20 Thread John Ervine
Harry wrote: dude, someones not changing their oil like they should. shame on you :p Yeah I know. Someone clued me in that it's supposed to come out of the bottom with the motor off, not from the top with the motor running! -- John L. Ervine 1981 240D 4-spd 268+kmi 1980 300TD 170+kmi 1980

Re: [MBZ] Using dead cats as fuel

2005-09-22 Thread John Ervine
Christopher McCann wrote: ...in people it's called Krutzfeld-Jacob Disease (spelling certainly wrong) disease which also has a variant disease. Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. Prions scare me... -- John L. Ervine 1981 240D 4-spd 268+kmi 1980 300TD 170+kmi 1980 300SD 277+kmi 1977 280S 4-spd

Re: [MBZ] Bush warns of HUGE fuel increases this winter...WOW!

2005-10-05 Thread John Ervine
Nick Gough wrote: How does biodiesel fare during the winter months? Won't it gel a lot faster? If so, there will be a huge boost in anti-gel additive sales. A friend is buying a 1993 300D (2.5L turbo) and wants to use 100% biodiesel in it. Will he have to convert his car over to it? I know

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