Re: [MBZ] Importing non-US car to the USA? (was: rodbender)

2006-01-10 Thread John W. Reames III
On Sun, 8 Jan 2006, Zeitgeist wrote: Wonder if the W140 w/OM606 turbo was ever imported as a foreign diplomat's personal vehicle. That's the only manner in which I can imagine one of those cars entering the country...at least until 25 years from their original build date, when they'll be

Re: [MBZ] anybody with a 603 3.5?

2006-01-10 Thread John W. Reames III
I wish we had the S300 here :) but I'm reasonably happy with the E300TD that I picked up (in the place of the 126.120)... Its REALLY fun to drive :) A V1 would be nice, but they are not kosher at all in VA, where I do at least half of my mileage. (foo!) -j.

Re: [MBZ] 123 crash video

2006-01-12 Thread John W. Reames III
Do you have another copy of it? i get the video is not available, and i want to see it :) -j.

Re: [MBZ] 0-60 times

2006-01-12 Thread John W. Reames III
On Wed, 11 Jan 2006, Zeitgeist wrote: 0-60mph in 8.07 secs. More fuel + cool dense intake charge* = mo powah Aaah... Mine is factory-done, and I don't think I can do too much with it since its that darned electronic injection pump... (is 15hp or so worth $250 for a chip?) -j.

Re: [MBZ] Temp Plates? (Was OT: Buying a car in WA)

2006-01-16 Thread John W. Reames III
To toss in another twist, a few years ago, I bought a Georgia 300D (I live in MD). Maryland provides temp tags (usually), but I found out that when buying an out-of-state-car that Maryland provides real tages on a hold title procedure; instead of getting the real title now and temp tages to

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

2006-03-20 Thread John W. Reames III
On Sun, 19 Mar 2006, Marshall Booth wrote: usually suggest changing pumps at least every 200kmi. The pump used on the OM606 is the same design as was used on earlier OM60x engines although there have been several revisions (each intended to increase reliability) since that style was

Re: [MBZ] Door Seal Epiphany

2006-03-23 Thread John W. Reames III
On Wed, 22 Mar 2006, Stuart Saxonberg wrote: Epiphany: Silicone Spray Lubricant. That is all. Works great on sunroof seals too! And subframe bushings to boot! -j.

Re: [MBZ] I LOVE the color

2006-03-27 Thread John W. Reames III
On Sun, 26 Mar 2006, ms.300SD wrote: And velour too! It's right out of That 70's Show Oh yeah. Man, that's a gorgeous color. drool. Lynn 1985 300SD Victoria 204K miles

Re: [MBZ] O/T Truck Diesels Surcharge

2006-04-02 Thread John W. Reames III
Aren't trucks the major cause of pollution on the roadways? Don't they currently have virtually no emissions controls? Meanwhile, there are 5 states where you cannot buy a diesel car (even with so many emissions controls that you can't see the engine through them) because of pollution issues,

Re: [MBZ] Jumping the Rheostat?

2006-04-02 Thread John W. Reames III
I found that the bulbs themselves get dimmer over time; apparently the inside of the bulb darkens (from boiled-off filament?)..replaceing the bulbs themselves (with the PROPER bulbs from Rusty) is the best fix and keeps all functionality -j.

Re: [MBZ] Turbo Overun on 91 300D 2.5 Turbo

2006-04-24 Thread John W. Reames III
On Sat, 22 Apr 2006, David Brodbeck wrote: Some of the newest turbos use variable-geometry vanes to regulate boost, instead of a wastegate. VW's more recent turbos are like this, I think. My E300td uses a non-variable turbo, but no wastegate... of course since it has an electronically

Re: [MBZ] Are these cars worth all the effort

2006-04-24 Thread John W. Reames III
Yes, they can be expensive to maintain... (but so can any 20+ year old car. When is the last time you tried to buy parts (say an egr valve for a F**d, even one thats only say 12-15 years old?)) I was getting unsure and was starting to look towards a VW Jetta TDI (97 mi each way every day),

Re: [MBZ] Saturn cop cars?

2006-04-26 Thread John W. Reames III
On Wed, 26 Apr 2006 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: If I were a cop I would be reluctant to to be seen in a Saturn police car. A contradiction in terms if I ever heard of one. And if a Crown Vic with a cage barely has enough room for one drunk, just imagine getting one in a Saturn.. What's next,

Re: [MBZ] Basic Gaskets

2006-04-30 Thread John W. Reames III
On Thu, 27 Apr 2006, ned kleinhenz wrote: OK, This is basic stuff. But I've always wondered... Is it necessary to replace the gasket everytime I remove and reinstall the intake manifold on my 606? I know I wouldn't (Turbo OM606), but on a NA, there shouldn't be too much difference in

Re: [MBZ] key fob

2006-05-11 Thread John W. Reames III
I know the DAS-3 (and DAS-2) fobs are car/chassis specific .. the switchblades you just stick in the ignition and wait.. the plastic keys... dealer. Reprogramming them to work on another car... thats why there are so many of them on ebay for cheap. They are usable for the plastic casings only.

Re: [MBZ] Torque for delivery valve holder

2006-05-18 Thread John W. Reames III
On Wed, 17 May 2006, Loren Faeth wrote: 7x 603 078 01 41 (Injection pipe clips) 7x 601 078 26 41 (Injection pipe shims--trim them on one side) 2x 601 078 26 41 (Injection pipe clips) 1x 606 141 01 80 (Intake manifold gasket) 6x 017 997 41 48 (Bosch 1-460-210-321 O-ring, you may want

Re: [MBZ] Diesel injector return hose

2006-05-18 Thread John W. Reames III
On Wed, 17 May 2006, Marshall Booth wrote: Zeitgeist wrote: http://www.mcmaster.com/asp/enter.asp?partnum=5119K111+ That looks like 1/8 viton .. 3.175mm.. sounds close enough. What about abrasion resistance? How much pressure do those lines see-- it is gravity rated only. (and also not bend

Re: [MBZ] Torque for delivery valve holder

2006-05-18 Thread John W. Reames III
On Wed, 17 May 2006, Bob DuPuy wrote: Geez guys catch your breath, Bruce was asking about an 82 300CD. last time I check they came with the 5 cyl 617 engine! I remember a copper seal but not an O-ring on those. I wish I was an EPC Guru and could check for sure. OOOPS. Sorry. The 61x's use an

Re: [MBZ] Diesel injector return hose

2006-05-18 Thread John W. Reames III
On Wed, 17 May 2006, Zeitgeist wrote: I got the tip from some folks over at MB-Shop. Apparently they've been running it for over a year with no problems. I just got tired of these things wearing out every year when running bio. Hell, even with straight dino they don't last that long. Late

Re: [MBZ] Jumper Cables/electricity 101

2006-05-19 Thread John W. Reames III
On Thu, 18 May 2006, Luther Gulseth wrote: Copper clad steel The high tension transmission lines are aluminium conductors wrapped around a steel strength member. I've seen the stuff layong on the ground. -j.

Re: [MBZ] Best Early 90's Choice

2006-05-20 Thread John W. Reames III
On Sat, 20 May 2006, Zeitgeist wrote: '90-'93 300D 2.5 Good luck finding one, though. A '95 E300D would be another nice choice, if you can do without a turbo--I can't. Thats part of the reason I went for the E300Dt... (99)... woot woot. I don't think I've been able to wipe the silly smile off

Re: [MBZ] Torque for delivery valve holder

2006-05-24 Thread John W. Reames III
On Mon, 22 May 2006, Marshall Booth wrote: I believe that OM61x injection pumps changed to using splined delivery valves in the early '80s but I don't have a specific date. I know that the '84 and '85s I've owned or seen used splined pipe fitting. I don't recall if my '82 did. All of my

Re: [MBZ] How long before we end up paying ridiculous $$$ for using computers at home?

2006-05-24 Thread John W. Reames III
On Mon, 22 May 2006, Rich Thomas wrote: That happened to me about 10 yr ago, still paying -- networks, DSL, everybody has a machine, OSs, software, cables, new gadgets and cards and drives, etc etc. Worse than crack. Ditto, recently most of the coin has been going for network and ups

Re: [MBZ] Starting a 240D that's been sitting for a year..

2006-05-25 Thread John W. Reames III
On Wed, 24 May 2006, Kevin J. Slater wrote: 2) If anyone is familiar with the DMV regulations in VA, what are the requirements for buying and transporting a car out of state? Obviously, this assumes driving it away; putting it on a trailer is a known quantity. I'd think you would want to look

Re: [MBZ] Nationwide tour

2006-06-01 Thread John W. Reames III
On Wed, 31 May 2006, archer wrote: and supplies that an MB owner should have in his trunk if he were going to make a nationwide tour and wanted to do his own repairs on the road. A useful addition to the list might be the locations and telephone numbers of mechanics and of junkyards that

Re: [MBZ] 82 300TDt -wrecked

2006-06-01 Thread John W. Reames III
On Thu, 1 Jun 2006, Sunil Hari wrote: the insurance company will probably try to total your car and give you $2000 for it. If this happens, hire legal representation and stick it to them. Two words: NADA Classics. Have receipts too btw, but since it isnt on KBB anymore, its NADA classic

Re: [MBZ] GP Install - 91 300D 2.5

2006-06-03 Thread John W. Reames III
Last head gasket i bought from Rusty was Victor-Reinz (sp?) (made by Dana, the axle/diff/Wix people) -j.

Re: [MBZ] [Fwd: Ignition replacement for W126]

2006-06-07 Thread John W. Reames III
On Tue, 6 Jun 2006, Striplin Admin account wrote: Can someone please tell me where the procedure resides in the CD manual, for RR-ing the ignition tumbler in an '82 W126? My neighbor down the street just bought an '82 300SD and was warned not to remove the ignition key, lest he never be able

Re: [MBZ] Diesel Cherokees

2006-06-07 Thread John W. Reames III
I thought the modern (XJ/1984-2001) cherokees were lighter, I seem to recall that they were 3000-3100lbs, where the Full Size jeeps (earlier cherokees/wagoneers, and grand cherokee/wagoneer through 1993 (SJ body style)) were in the 4500lb neighborhood... Those I-6's are pretty respectable :)

Re: [MBZ] 617.950 617.952 differences

2006-06-11 Thread John W. Reames III
But a 124 with a 603.96 engine is faster yet! Marshall Hows that compare to a 210.025 :) eg -j. (1999 210.025/125.6k Miles) (1985 123.133/222k Miles)

[MBZ] W210.025/OM606.962 delivery valves (finished!) -- HOWTO

2006-01-20 Thread John W. Reames III
A few weeks ago I was asking about this job... I finished it, and it wasn't that bad (I'm kicking myself for not taking photos though!) It took me less than four hours for this job and that included running out to get the T-40. The 4 hours that the labor guide quotes is generous, certainly...

Re: [MBZ] W210.025/OM606.962 delivery valves (finished!) -- HOWTO

2006-01-22 Thread John W. Reames III
Thanks! What sort of noise does a badly-torqued valve make? -j.

Re: [MBZ] 240D RIP

2006-01-25 Thread John W. Reames III
I'm going to bet you get paid NADA classics high retail plus taxes tags, titling fees. I had a similar case recently: Just before thanksgiving i was rear-ended at about 30 or so by a monte carlo... 1984 300sd, 197kmi (man was I pissed, I wanted to watch it roll 200k!) Both drivers were SF

Re: [MBZ] W's concern abt oil

2006-02-02 Thread John W. Reames III
On Wed, 1 Feb 2006, lee wrote: What I want to know is, did he address the irresponsibility of driving a seven thousand pound, ten mile to the gallon behemoth SUV simply to go to the mall and take your kiddies to soccer practice? Every morning on my commute, i see something worse:

Re: [MBZ] 603 IP, smoking and starting

2006-02-16 Thread John W. Reames III
I had some cold starting issues as well prior to my change, including rough idle at cold startup and the IP seeming to lose its prime. (Air bleed cranking procedure) However, Dr. Booth is the expert here. -j.

Re: [MBZ] '92 300D 2.5 Turbo

2006-02-16 Thread John W. Reames III
For long commutes I recommend an E300TD if you can find one :):):) (though the MAF's can be a PITW! (wallet)) -j.

Re: [MBZ] Green fuel pumps and nozzles

2006-02-22 Thread John W. Reames III
I've almost made this mistake several times! -j.

Re: [MBZ] No starter response

2006-02-26 Thread John W. Reames III
Did you move the shifter at all? If so, it might be the shift linkage bushings or the neutral safety switch. -j.

Re: [MBZ] Hyundai vs MB

2006-02-26 Thread John W. Reames III
On Sat, 25 Feb 2006 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Curt Raymond wrote: It's not just the Toyotas and Hondas, - when I owned a MB parts accessories mail order business I heard all kinds of things -- people would say, It's an $80,000 automobile - I should *never* have to check or add oil!!

Re: [MBZ] OT: SnapOn warranty

2006-02-26 Thread John W. Reames III
On Sat, 25 Feb 2006 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: ratchet decided to let go. I smashed the nail on my pinky-finger, and will probably lose it in time--yes, it hurts. If you catch it while the blood is still pooling underneath (before it coagulates), take a small (3/32) sharp (brand new!) drill

Re: [MBZ] Hyundai vs MB

2006-02-26 Thread John W. Reames III
On Sun, 26 Feb 2006, Desert Rat wrote: If it were my MB, I would be sure it has Mobil 1 in the crankcase and change it out right now. It does have M1 in the crankcase -j.

Re: [MBZ] WAS What is the most addictive NOW colorectal etc

2006-03-02 Thread John W. Reames III
On Tue, 28 Feb 2006, ms.300SD wrote: Lynn a self-admitted black licorice junkie, who loves driving her 300SD, Victoria, even in the rain Actually I found some twizzlers bites (or nips?) that had licorice extract listed on the ingredients. Most candies do seem to be using anise

Re: [MBZ] Light out

2006-03-02 Thread John W. Reames III
Loose grounds can cause all sorts of fun; on the 85 300D I had the following symptoms: RH blinker would not work with lights on and in reverse -or- with lights on and foot on brake RH Front blinker and dash blinker was illuminating very dimly under those conditions, and somewhat noticably when

Re: [MBZ] Fuel Prices

2006-03-03 Thread John W. Reames III
I'd buy BioD exclusively, even at a higher cost, if I didn't have to drive 20-25 miles off of my commute (97mi each way) to get the stuff, especially when there's a diesel pump ~50 feet off of my commute... (I'd put up with 2-3 miles out of the way, but I pass at least 3 fuel stations with

Re: [MBZ] W123 power steering filter

2006-03-03 Thread John W. Reames III
On Thu, 2 Mar 2006, John Berryman wrote: lots of holes, when you move the fluid out of the way. Leave some breathing room when you fill it. There is no fill line, I leave an inch or so space. The fill line is the points of the triangles on the side of the plastic spindle inside the

Re: [MBZ] Headlight Troubles

2006-03-03 Thread John W. Reames III
On Thu, 2 Mar 2006, Loren Faeth wrote: Yeah, but Marshall never told you to replace the fuses for that side. So I will Before your pistons melt :):) -j.

Re: [MBZ] 123 Power Steering Filter

2006-03-03 Thread John W. Reames III
I noticed that on my 1984 126 (before it was shortened by an inattentive driver) that the paper element with the metal top left a small (1/8 gap) between the top plate and the appropriate sealing surface of the pump, which would have the net effect of letting oil completely bypass the

Re: [MBZ] W123 power steering filter

2006-03-03 Thread John W. Reames III
On Thu, 2 Mar 2006, John Berryman wrote: So how much air space does that leave? I'm going from the MB CD here (job 46-715) For the VT 49 and ZL 49 pumps, the reservoir is properly filled when the cold (20C) oil level is 6-8mm below the embossed or cast mark inside the pump. For the VT

Re: [MBZ] Unique odometer reading

2006-03-06 Thread John W. Reames III
Thats cool. Wish I had a 123 with that low of mileage :):) I used to have one (this probably doesnt count) of my wife's old corolla at 131313 miles. shortly thereafter it developed an allergy to the clutch (started slipping real bad)... given its advanced stage of skin cancer, it wasn't worth

Re: [MBZ] HOLY CRAP

2006-03-07 Thread John W. Reames III
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Over -j.

Re: [MBZ] 1983 300D - Glow Plug Light Problem

2006-03-07 Thread John W. Reames III
I had precisely this behavior on my wife's 300D (1985). It was a bad relay... the thing had a cup of water in it; the o-ring under the top (at the mounting side) had cracked and had a 1/2 wide gap. water must have trickled down the inside of the fender (from the edge of the hood?) and down

Re: [MBZ] FW: Today's Diesel Prices

2006-03-07 Thread John W. Reames III
That chart seems a bit off; I've been consistently paying $2.459 for it just south of the Md/VA border on US15 -j.

Re: [MBZ] MB vs. Sonata

2006-03-08 Thread John W. Reames III
On Tue, 7 Mar 2006, BillR wrote: I only meant to say that the new Hyundai reached and cruised at 80 with relative ease. Okay, so a new Hyundai will reach 80 with relative ease... how about for fairness we compare to a newer MB diesel, or in the alternative, compare an older MB to an older

Re: [MBZ] FW: Today's Diesel Prices

2006-03-08 Thread John W. Reames III
On Tue, 7 Mar 2006, Marshall Booth wrote: That is one of the cheaper places to buy diesel in Virginia. Over in Fairfax you'll pay much more and less over just north of Winchester on US 522. Hmm.. next time I head out that way I'll check. I suffered sticker shock when I saw the prices in

Re: [MBZ] MB vs. Sonata

2006-03-09 Thread John W. Reames III
On Wed, 8 Mar 2006 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hyundai's are something that WAS crap in the early 90's. I drove a friend's Excel that had about 12 inches of play in the steering wheel. Scared me to death to drive that thing. But from what I've read, the Hyundai's have come a LONG way in the

Re: [MBZ] W126 Sunroof

2006-03-09 Thread John W. Reames III
On Wed, 8 Mar 2006, Peter Frederick wrote: Rear rubber can easily be done on jack stands, usually not too hard. May need to use the bolt to pull the rubber into the subframe on the front mounts. Actually you need allthread nuts and washers to push the old one out, IIRC. The new one slides

Re: [MBZ] speaking of wheels

2006-03-09 Thread John W. Reames III
I guess they aren't any good for a w210? -j.

Re: [MBZ] W126 rear Window

2006-03-10 Thread John W. Reames III
The trim is pulled out after the window and rubber are out of the car. It bends VERY easily and looks like crap when it does. IIRC I did something cheap and used a couple of bits of high density foam (you could also make little rolls of electrical tape) and use it to hold the wire in the

Re: [MBZ] Chain Stretch?

2006-03-10 Thread John W. Reames III
On Thu, 9 Mar 2006, Chuck Landenberger wrote: A timing chain gets longer because of wear of its component metal parts causing its length to increase, not due to any flexibility of its parts The tensioner has to be replaced (or reset if you are cheap) when the chain is replaced. That is

Re: [MBZ] New ad for S-class: 8 airbags

2006-03-11 Thread John W. Reames III
My poor W124 only has two. My 210 has 6 :) -j.

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes Owner Classic Certificate

2006-03-11 Thread John W. Reames III
On Sat, 11 Mar 2006 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Has anyone seen one of these? What's included? It says the info about a specific vehicle when it rolled off the assembly line but I'm wondering how complete that info is? Colors, Options, engine #, trans #, ?? From what I recall (Pic in the

Re: [MBZ] slightly OT: rear end bitching

2006-03-12 Thread John W. Reames III
On Sat, 11 Mar 2006, Sunil Hari wrote: [EMAIL PROTECTED] why did Johann or Thor or whoever torque the rear diff fill bolt so darn tight in every MB i've owned. Drives me freaking nuts when I want to flush/fill it. And in the 124 cars, the muffler is now in the way of getting a good

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes Owner Classic Certificate

2006-03-12 Thread John W. Reames III
On Sat, 11 Mar 2006, Sunil Hari wrote: $100? Jeez, MB tries to soak you at every chance. That doesn't include the gleitpaste (sp?) :P ...thats extra, though it should be complimentary ;) (Probably because some of us misuse it on our sunroofs :)

Re: [MBZ] vin cut keys

2006-03-13 Thread John W. Reames III
On Sun, 12 Mar 2006, Zoltan Finks wrote: Good to hear. Wonder if they are the same type in terms of the fall-apart plastic head. Unfortunately the heads rip otu where the metal T rests in them. Heads are almost as much as the keys. -j.

Re: [MBZ] OT: Electronic surge protection

2006-03-13 Thread John W. Reames III
On Sun, 12 Mar 2006, OK Don wrote: Crap - mine is a rack mount - APC 2200 with six or eight batteries that slide into the case - thigh fit when they're not damaged. My batteries aren't overheating yet, but they don't provide near the run time I thought they might. I'll have to check them soon.

Re: [MBZ] vin cut keys

2006-03-13 Thread John W. Reames III
On Sun, 12 Mar 2006, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: $25 from rusty, I think rusty still gets them. Sadly he can't.. something about not being able to read the registration/MB requires in-person presentation of registration/pick up of keys or somesuch. -j.

Re: [MBZ] ALDA seals

2006-03-13 Thread John W. Reames III
On Mon, 13 Mar 2006 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Jim(JFreezn), Do you know where to get ALDA shaft seals? Dave M said you might have been the person who sold them in the past. Jim sold them in the past, but if he is unable to answer, they are obtainable from your local bosch authorized

Re: [MBZ] vin cut keys

2006-03-13 Thread John W. Reames III
I'm sure different dealers have different policies. I have never had to show any proof of anything to get keys or coded lock cylinders. I have an ongoing working relationship with the nearest dealer and another on Long Island. I call in the VIN and either they mail me the parts

Re: [MBZ] OT: Electronic surge protection

2006-03-14 Thread John W. Reames III
On Mon, 13 Mar 2006, Craig McCluskey wrote: Was it an eBay special, with exorbitant shipping to miss the fees? Maybe it was but I'm not so sure.. UPS is exorbitant (I went to UPS, did not use the ebay tool) when the weight exceeds 120 lbs Since it is 3000VA 208 in/out with 400VA of 120, it

Re: [MBZ] Pimp my ride ...

2007-01-21 Thread John W. Reames III
On Sun, 21 Jan 2007, Allan Streib wrote: I don't think my eyes could take this on a daily basis: http://i20.ebayimg.com/02/i/000/82/77/1683_3.JPG Gaaack! Gucci? What do you think the electronic boxes under the passenger side dash are? -j.

Re: [MBZ] Short tool review

2007-01-21 Thread John W. Reames III
On Sun, 21 Jan 2007, Harry Watkins wrote: Do you think they have a socket with enough beef to remove a lug bolt? Sure would be nice to not have to drill it out. Its in the rear, so no wheel removal technique. I don't know. I was thinking I might try if I had issues; a lug bolt was stuck

Re: [MBZ] O.T. Hey There Okie Boys

2007-01-21 Thread John W. Reames III
On Sun, 21 Jan 2007, andrew strasfogel wrote: It's snowing here in D.C. Watch those spolied eastern cowboys show off their skill driving SUVs on slick roads. Yee hah! I like to see my aggressive SUV co-drivers sunny side down or over hard, thankyouverymuch. Preferrably over the RH side of

Re: [MBZ] Short tool review

2007-01-21 Thread John W. Reames III
On Sun, 21 Jan 2007, Marshall Booth wrote: Harry Watkins wrote: John Do you think they have a socket with enough beef to remove a lug bolt? Sure would be nice to not have to drill it out. Its in the rear, so no wheel removal technique. The original lug bolts on '86+ 126/107s are

Re: [MBZ] Short tool review

2007-01-21 Thread John W. Reames III
On Sun, 21 Jan 2007, Sunil Hari wrote: AFAIK, there's still a lifetime warranty on all Craftsman hand tools - just cashed in a pair of pliers about a month ago. Except torque wrenches. 1 year. -j.

Re: [MBZ] Bluetec word used in place of Diesel?

2007-01-21 Thread John W. Reames III
On Sun, 21 Jan 2007, Marshall Booth wrote: John W. Reames III wrote: Your loss. Here in the East (and as far West as Missouri) where I buy most of my fuel, Amoco/BP #2 diesel consistently delivers 10+% better fuel economy than any other brand! In most locations they do NOT draw from

Re: [MBZ] OT- Wireless networking

2007-01-21 Thread John W. Reames III
On Sun, 21 Jan 2007, Redghost wrote: I am trying to figure out how to use two wireless routers to make a network. I want to use the radio part to link the two routers, but have the computers on both ends wired. I had heard there was a way to have the DHCP router be sort of left alone,

Re: [MBZ] Bluetec word used in place of Diesel?

2007-01-21 Thread John W. Reames III
On Sun, 21 Jan 2007, David Brodbeck wrote: You'll probably find an above-ground tank is easier to permit, even with the required spill containment pad. There's a reason you usually see above-ground tanks at farms and small airports these days. I would only consider an above-ground, but IIRC

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes Quality

2007-01-22 Thread John W. Reames III
On Sun, 21 Jan 2007 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: For me, it's kind of hard to take too much pride in driving something that you are likely to see a half dozen of on your way to work. For this reason, I'm envious of models older than my W123. Of course, around here, we drive one of maybe 5 in the

Re: [MBZ] OT- Wireless networking

2007-01-22 Thread John W. Reames III
On Sun, 21 Jan 2007, woodlandtaylors wrote: so have just purchased a used Cisco Aironet 340 Series of wireless LAN that I had planned to plug into a channel on the switch and have wireless access...I guess I should asked if it would work before purchasing but now AP340's are okay and have

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes Quality

2007-01-22 Thread John W. Reames III
On Sun, 21 Jan 2007, Jim Cathey wrote: We've got one for sale! :-) '76 450 SL. Milan brown/bamboo. *lol* maybe in 16 years I'll look for one :) (when I REALLY cannot afford it!) -j.

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes Quality

2007-01-22 Thread John W. Reames III
On Sun, 21 Jan 2007, Ed Booher wrote: I'll give you $35 a month for it. New babies are expensive! Ethan is good for FAR more than $35/month when you add up all the vaccinations and all that! but then he's worth far more than that too. He will be in attendance at next RustyQ :) -j.

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes Quality

2007-01-22 Thread John W. Reames III
On Sun, 21 Jan 2007, Zoltan Finks wrote: You too with the baby thing? Why do people keep having babies and screwing up their Mercedes hobby? '.er, um ... I mean congratulations! It goes with that whole spouse thing. But it is all worth it. We are blessed with a wonderful little boy (he is

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes Quality

2007-01-22 Thread John W. Reames III
On Sun, 21 Jan 2007, andrew strasfogel wrote: We drove a '76 Chevette for 3.5 years so we could afford a baby. By the time our son was 3 we could afford a 9 year old Mercedes (1973 280). There has to be a mathematical formula in there somewhere, perhaps in association with one's zip code at

Re: [MBZ] Starfest '06

2007-01-22 Thread John W. Reames III
On Sun, 21 Jan 2007, Werner Fehlauer wrote: Thanks for the SF06 Album - and I was glad to see my '83SD as the first picture in the 03 October, Autocross day (#22/42, NJ NLX-20S). The car did well, earning 7 awards (3 with my daughter driving (#42). Total miles driven out, SF, and back to

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes Quality

2007-01-22 Thread John W. Reames III
On Sun, 21 Jan 2007, Werner Fehlauer wrote: OK, John et al: Isn't it about time the subject line was changed so that it has some minute correlation to the subject matter? Yes, wives and kids are expensive and almost always a joy, but it's not too clear that [MBZ] Mercedes Quality has

Re: [MBZ] Track Time

2007-01-22 Thread John W. Reames III
On Mon, 22 Jan 2007, Werner Fehlauer wrote: John - keep checking on dates through the GWS-MBCA.org web site. In addition to their well-attended autocross series, they are planning a day at Summit Point on 21 May, plus of course Tri-O-Rama in September time frame. They also share track

Re: [MBZ] iSCAN

2007-01-22 Thread John W. Reames III
On Mon, 22 Jan 2007, Werner Fehlauer wrote: John - if you're coming to StarTech in May (Reston, VA), bring along your iSCAN and you will have ample opportunity to really impress a lot of folks. And I will gladly provide my '90 300D if you need any props! ;-))) *lol* Well... Reston IS my

Re: [MBZ] Where to get Mobil 1 (was: Zerex G-05)

2007-01-22 Thread John W. Reames III
On Mon, 22 Jan 2007, Allan Streib wrote: Speaking of where to procure the various vital fluids, anyone have a good source for Delvac-1 or Mobil-1 Turbo Truck SUV (or whatever they're calling it this week). Isn't Delvac 1 sold by CAT dealers as DEO? (not cheaply since it has a Cat[erpillar]

[MBZ] Vehicle Delivery question

2007-01-23 Thread John W. Reames III
Is there a North American analogue for the European delivery program (for those vehicles such as the GL's which are manufactured in the USA)? -j.

Re: [MBZ] iSCAN

2007-01-23 Thread John W. Reames III
On Mon, 22 Jan 2007, Werner Fehlauer wrote: John - Startech07 is 18-21 May, with most of the classroom session on Saturday. On Friday evening, they are planning a bus ride from Reston up to Dundalk for an evening tour of the Vehicle Prep Center, and then a follow-on dinner at Phillips

Re: [MBZ] Where to get Mobil 1 (was: Zerex G-05)

2007-01-23 Thread John W. Reames III
On Mon, 22 Jan 2007, andrew strasfogel wrote: I get Delvac at Advance Auto Parts reasonably cheaply ($7.25??) in the 4 qt. jugs. Theres Delvac 1300 (or whatever) which is dino lube, then there is Delvac-1 which is full synthetic (Mobil 1 for heavy duty diesels)... At $7.25 a gallon I'll bet

Re: [MBZ] OT: IPAQ wireless connection question

2007-01-23 Thread John W. Reames III
On Mon, 22 Jan 2007, Zeitgeist wrote: Do you have an exit strategy for withdrawing from IPAQ? Plan ahead. If you want a computer that works, just, choose Microsoft If you want a computer that works, just choose (Linux|OSX) now when they make a PDA, I'll look into it, otherwise you will pry my

Re: [MBZ] OT: IPAQ wireless connection question

2007-01-23 Thread John W. Reames III
You *MUST* get a copy of bejewelled. oh and extended batteries. =) -j.

Re: [MBZ] Governer question - injection charge profile

2007-01-23 Thread John W. Reames III
On Tue, 23 Jan 2007, John Robbins wrote: http://www.ece.msstate.edu/~jer99/mercedes/BoschHighlights.pdf Its on clearance for $10 !!! -j.

Re: [MBZ] OT: Psychological Insights Today

2007-01-24 Thread John W. Reames III
On Tue, 23 Jan 2007, David Brodbeck wrote: No, because I fear it might be a handicap if I ever want a career in upper management. Get it with a dark tint and a gold rim and convince everyone that its an ornament :P ('course you wont be able to SEE out of it as well then...) -j.

Re: [MBZ] Governer question - injection charge profile

2007-01-24 Thread John W. Reames III
On Tue, 23 Jan 2007, OK Don wrote: With shipping and handling, its $26.22 - still a bargain for an almost 500 pg. technical book. Yeah, agree. Better than $66.22! I ordered mine already! -j.

[MBZ] [OT] Am I the only one that finds this bone chilling?

2007-01-24 Thread John W. Reames III
http://baltimorechronicle.com/2007/011907Parry.shtml There is no expressed grant of habeas in the Constitution; there's a prohibition against taking it away, Gonzales said. Don't you LOVE tri-state logic? -j.

Re: [MBZ] [OT] Am I the only one that finds this bone chilling?

2007-01-24 Thread John W. Reames III
On Tue, 23 Jan 2007, Lee Einer wrote: John W. Reames III wrote: http://baltimorechronicle.com/2007/011907Parry.shtml There is no expressed grant of habeas in the Constitution; there's a prohibition against taking it away, Gonzales said. Don't you LOVE tri-state logic? No. I

Re: [MBZ] [OT] Am I the only one that finds this bone chilling?

2007-01-24 Thread John W. Reames III
On Tue, 23 Jan 2007, Werner Fehlauer wrote: John - there's a whole lot of that kind of warped interpretation inside the beltway. The redeeming factor is that once you get 50 miles away from there, the common sense factor seems to go way up! *lol* yeah thats because COOP sites for DC can't

Re: [MBZ] OT: Psychological Insights Today

2007-01-24 Thread John W. Reames III
On Tue, 23 Jan 2007, Rich Thomas wrote: I thought you were supposed to gaze INTO it? Nope. It would be an evolutionary advantage for a mid/upper manager; they wouldn't bump into dangerous big objects (or walk off cliffs) that are in plain sight of someone who's head is squarely on their

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