Re: [MBZ] write your own caption

2005-11-15 Thread Kevin
L. Mark Finch wrote: http://tinyurl.com/9bccd I guess you're right, you will get back home before I do. I should have bought the turbo. K

Re: [MBZ] screwed up 560SEL charging system

2005-11-16 Thread Kevin
On Tue, Nov 15, 2005 at 08:13:09AM -0600, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: Key off, engine not running = battery light on Key on, engine not running = battery light off Key on, engine running = battery light off This alernator was swapped in and it was charging fine the other day. Either I

Re: [MBZ] For those who like big cars

2005-11-16 Thread Kevin
On Tue, Nov 15, 2005 at 02:32:57PM -0500, Jeff Zedic wrote: Overall, an amazing little car in a crash. I see a dozen of these a day! BT, WRONG. The san francisco city workers' union is filing suit to prevent the city from buying any more of them. The union claims that on the job injuries

Re: [MBZ] For those who like big cars

2005-11-16 Thread Kevin
On Tue, Nov 15, 2005 at 04:38:28PM -0800, John M McIntosh wrote: I wasn't aware you could buy Smarts in the USA since they are not EPA etc approved yet. Some [EMAIL PROTECTED] in san rafael sells electric smarts, apparently. I didn't think they were approved either. I've seen a few buzzing

Re: [MBZ] Help

2005-11-16 Thread Kevin
On Tue, Nov 15, 2005 at 07:06:16PM -0500, Jeff Zedic wrote: Did you check the charcoal canister under the hood? (that's where they usually are) Without knowing anything about 108s, my generic 'fuel leaks but no fuel leaks' checklist would be to check the charcoal canister, check the fuel tank

Re: [MBZ] these seem to bring good money I guess

2005-11-16 Thread Kevin
On Tue, Nov 15, 2005 at 06:01:39PM -0800, David Brodbeck wrote: The Isuzu diesels in them have a reputation for running just about forever, often outliving the body. (Just like our Mercedes Benzes.) With those trucks, that isn't hard. Same engine in the diesel chevette, iirc, same story. K

Re: [MBZ] SFO Smarts

2005-11-16 Thread Kevin
On Tue, Nov 15, 2005 at 09:39:36PM -0500, Mitch Haley wrote: Since Smarts have not been certified for the US and there is no US model (even though they are sold in Canada) I would like to see a photo of an SFO city-owned Smart. I don't think muni vehicles have to pass DOT EPA. USPS used

Re: [MBZ] How far can you drive a diesel with faiIed charging sys?

2005-11-17 Thread Kevin
On Thu, Nov 17, 2005 at 01:50:20PM -0500, wilton strickland wrote: 'Til it's out of fuel. Unless it's one of the new-fangled models with electronics, of course. K

Re: [MBZ] Rear suspension, '82 126 300SD

2005-11-18 Thread Kevin
On Fri, Nov 18, 2005 at 08:32:37AM -0600, Hans Neureiter wrote: My rear end is down about 2 - 3 and getting worse. Looks like I have the motor in the trunk instead of under the hood. I really need to correct this. What do I need to look at ? Rear/front suframe rubber mounts and/or spring

Re: [MBZ] Ride height

2005-11-18 Thread Kevin
On Fri, Nov 18, 2005 at 01:44:35PM -0800, Gabriel S. wrote: Did some '87 300D's come with a diffent suspension setups or options? Mine seems to be higher up than others that i've seen. The TDs for some reason have some variation in height, but I haven't noticed one in the Ds (which usually

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

2005-11-18 Thread Kevin
On Fri, Nov 18, 2005 at 03:38:50PM -0800, David Brodbeck wrote: That's not uncommon on cars where 5th is a tall overdrive and top speed is drag-limited instead of governed. In 5th gear the engine may be too far behind the torque peak to overcome the aerodynamic resistance at high speeds.

Re: [MBZ] engine hibernation wakeup

2005-11-19 Thread Kevin
On Fri, Nov 18, 2005 at 05:25:50PM -0800, Jim Cathey wrote: The frankenheap sat for 10 years, and all I did was put a battery on it and start it. After checking the oil and rolling over the engine by hand, as you did. How is the heap these days? Good to have you around, Jim. K

Re: [MBZ] New w107 owner

2005-11-21 Thread Kevin
On Sat, Nov 19, 2005 at 06:52:58PM -0800, Jim Cathey wrote: damnit, gorgeous color, just 2 years too old :(( Hey, it'd be worth making yourself two years older (virtually) just to avoid that nasty Chrysler ACC that a '78 would have. Isn't that the truth. K

Re: [MBZ] XM radio antenna

2005-11-21 Thread Kevin
On Sun, Nov 20, 2005 at 08:27:45AM +, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Does anyone have experience with an XM radio in an older MBZ? I'd like to install it in my '73 300SEL without having to mount the antenna on the roof, drilling holes, etc. Apparently on newer cars with sharply sloped

Re: [MBZ] Tires 123 240D

2005-11-21 Thread Kevin
On Mon, Nov 21, 2005 at 06:36:28PM -0500, Tom Scordato wrote: Anyone recommend tires real quick. All highway driving, all season radials a must. I Cruise at 65 to 72 mph pretty steady. 0-60mph in about an hour. Lots on this list will recommend kumhos. My brother's 78 300D has yokohama avid

Re: [MBZ] way too much for this car

2005-11-22 Thread Kevin
On Mon, Nov 21, 2005 at 04:36:13PM -0800, Gabriel S. wrote: IMO Kellys Blue Book is a very reputable source and has been in the vehicle apprasial business for a very long time and I would think that they know a thing or two about the value of vehicles. Whats next, Mercedes doesen't know about

Re: [MBZ] way too much for this car

2005-11-22 Thread Kevin
On Mon, Nov 21, 2005 at 04:44:20PM -0800, Gabriel S. wrote: CAR FOR SALE! 1987 300D Red, Leather Interior, Pioneer AM/FM CD Head unit, disk changer in trunk, Ice cold AC, Runs strong, I have used Mobile 1 since I have owned it. Etc. Original Mercedes Benz Roof Rack Included (just bought

Re: [MBZ] anybody need a camper?

2005-11-22 Thread Kevin
On Tue, Nov 22, 2005 at 02:47:23PM -0500, TimothyPilgrim wrote: It's got to have gobs of torque though I'd imagine. But even still, don't be in a hurry to go anywhere. Those mogs are heavy. K

Re: [MBZ] It works! (was ATF Stop Leak)

2005-11-22 Thread Kevin
On Tue, Nov 22, 2005 at 01:46:16PM -0600, Hans Neureiter wrote: Kevin; Does the subframe come down far enough when doing only one side at the time You'll have to ask someone with a 126 who has done the procedure. It does on a 201 and 124. I got a copy of that procedure sent to me when I set out

Re: [MBZ] Kaleb's new ride

2005-11-23 Thread Kevin
On Wed, Nov 23, 2005 at 01:54:31PM -0500, Jeff Zedic wrote: I thought that Detroit Diesel was owned by Daimler Chrysler? That's what I thought as well. *shrug* K

Re: [MBZ] OT Concealed Carry, was Global warming

2005-11-28 Thread Kevin
On Sun, Nov 27, 2005 at 04:37:13PM -0500, Trampas wrote: Never bring a knife to a gun fight Not necessarily. I saw someone in class who was an IPSEC shooter (and had several trophies) go up against a jailer who trained with knives. Jailer had a chalked training blade, and the shooter had a

Re: [MBZ] Big brother is coming for your car

2005-11-28 Thread Kevin
On Sun, Nov 27, 2005 at 12:52:39PM -0800, redghost wrote: The ongoing discussion in government to install monitors in your car so they can tax you by miles instead of fuel used since we are all getting fuel sipping cars or using old popcorn oil California was considering that a while ago.

Re: [MBZ] Built Ford Tough

2005-11-28 Thread Kevin
On Sat, Nov 26, 2005 at 11:29:11AM -0600, tom savage wrote: Holy cow! If quality is job #1 at Ford, I shudder to contemplate the rankings of everything else. That particular model of F250 (and the F150 like it) are best avoided. Mercedes for old cars, Toyota for new cars. Toyota for small

Re: [MBZ] OT Concealed Carry, was Global warming

2005-11-28 Thread Kevin
On Sun, Nov 27, 2005 at 07:25:35PM -0500, Steve MacSween wrote: News to me. In the U.S. it's perfectly legal for law enforcement to shoot a fleeing felon. Fleeing felon alone is no longer adequate justification in california (and this shouldn't surprise anyone). For a cop to shoot a fleeing

Re: [MBZ] rear suspension sagging - results

2005-11-29 Thread Kevin
On Mon, Nov 28, 2005 at 07:02:01PM -0600, Hans Neureiter wrote: Total cost: $ 160 in parts, $ 15 in beer for celebration. Final result: Reference point on rear bumper is now 4 1/2 higher. Good to hear it went easy for you. 4.5 inches is quite a difference. K

Re: [MBZ] MB in Movie Preview

2005-11-29 Thread Kevin
On Tue, Nov 29, 2005 at 08:03:38AM -0800, Jim Cathey wrote: Mine too! Criminal what they did to that 600, though. I wanted to rescue it every time I saw it! I also liked the moment in Suicide Kings (or was it Things To Do in Denver When You're Dead?) where Christopher Walken is taken for a

Re: [MBZ] Mb's in Movies

2005-11-29 Thread Kevin
On Tue, Nov 29, 2005 at 07:59:55AM -0600, Donald Snook wrote: In several of the old James Bond movies (with the only real Bond - Sean Connery), he drove a MB at least for a little while. IIRC, in The Man With the Golden Gun, Bond drove a benz. I vaguely remember him tooling around in a 114

Re: [MBZ] AKP-Wagen conundrum...

2005-11-30 Thread Kevin
On Tue, Nov 29, 2005 at 05:38:26PM -0800, Christopher McCann wrote: So should I abandon the alternative fuel project and sell it for $500 kaleb would probabably come up to missouri to get it... K

Re: [MBZ] transmission rebuilding

2005-12-07 Thread Kevin
On Tue, Dec 06, 2005 at 08:17:48PM -0600, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: Oh really, why not? need to clean everything before you put it back together. Some transmissions (47RE comes to mind) get sticky passages in the valve body that need to be dealt with during a rebuild. K

Re: [MBZ] Arctic-Q...?

2005-12-08 Thread Kevin
On Wed, Dec 07, 2005 at 07:22:14PM -0600, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: Everyone should get CB's. I used to have a CB in my 240D when I was 16. Geez, that seems like yesterday on one had but so long ago on the other. I have a CB, and use it on some four wheeling trips. CBs suck for caravans,

Re: [MBZ] Arctic-Q...?

2005-12-08 Thread Kevin
On Wed, Dec 07, 2005 at 09:14:39PM -0600, OK Don wrote: You can all get ham licenses - the basic license test is easy, ALL the questions and answers are on the web, you get to use real radios, and can use from a milliwatt to 1500 watts. Sort of. Ham radios are far more expensive than FRS, and

Re: [MBZ] Ot High sulur Diesel in new Ford

2005-12-08 Thread Kevin
On Thu, Dec 08, 2005 at 06:52:46AM -0500, Bob DuPuy wrote: Hey fellow Dieselers, Will occasionally running high sulfur diesel in a 2005 Ford power choke do any harm? I figured Ford has to say don't do it due to emission restrictions, but is there really a compatibility problem with the engine

Re: [MBZ] Arctic-Q...?

2005-12-08 Thread Kevin
On Wed, Dec 07, 2005 at 11:57:19PM -0600, Fmiser wrote: rumor has it that Kevin wrote: I have a CB, and use it on some four wheeling trips. CBs suck for caravans, though - they tend to overload each other if you are too close. Only if you are using a cheap radio - or trying to listen

Re: [MBZ] Ot High sulur Diesel in new Ford

2005-12-09 Thread Kevin
On Thu, Dec 08, 2005 at 05:48:37PM -0600, Peter Frederick wrote: and it is a BETTER lubricant. Provided you're talking about a conventional diesel with a fuel lubricated pump, yes. This is not the case with the powerchoke. I don't know the effect on any catalytic soot reduction systems,

Re: [MBZ] my wife did it!

2005-12-09 Thread Kevin
On Thu, Dec 08, 2005 at 05:58:03PM -0600, Peter Frederick wrote: I would suspect either the VIN got garbled or the lock set is not original (or the VIN isn't -- check the one on the radiator support vs the one on the door pillar!) FWIW, when we ordered the new lock cylinder from the local

Re: [MBZ] another secret message for LT Don

2005-12-09 Thread Kevin
On Fri, Dec 09, 2005 at 08:35:31AM -0600, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: Well its 4 outside, my 85 300D would not start, with the final attempt the glow plug light wouldnt even come on. Burned up 3 glow plugs. Next, 300SDL, starts but will not stay running. I think it has a plugged up fuel

Re: [MBZ] Filling tires with nitrogen

2005-12-15 Thread Kevin
On Thu, Dec 15, 2005 at 12:40:11PM -0700, Tom Reynolds wrote: Yes, chemical reaction with compressed air and aluminum wheels, not so with inert nitrogen gas. Less tire filling. Yea! Race cars use it. When I got new tires for the 78 300D, they offered it, claiming that the nitrogen molecules

Re: [MBZ] OT: Genset

2005-12-15 Thread Kevin
On Thu, Dec 15, 2005 at 07:15:53AM -0800, Jim Cathey wrote: I hooked up the 'new' batteries, and hit the start button. WOOKA-WOOKA-WOOKA-WOOKA... Hooray! The thing spun over easily, at a pretty good clip. I put the spark (paint!) plugs back in, and tried again. WOOKA-WOOKA-WOOKA-WOOKA...

Re: [MBZ] Rear end noise - '87 190DT

2005-12-15 Thread Kevin
On Thu, Dec 15, 2005 at 03:30:11PM -0500, Marshall Booth wrote: The 202 subframe mount has been used to suppress differential noise in 201 series cars almost as soon as they became available. I believe they now supersede the 201 subframe mounts. They sort of do. One set was a 202 part

Re: [MBZ] Rear end noise - '87 190DT

2005-12-15 Thread Kevin
On Thu, Dec 15, 2005 at 01:49:15PM -0800, Tan Qu wrote: Four sets of bolts and washer hold the differential in place. The washer is a boring old flat washer. Well, would this new finding suggesting the subframe mounts have collapsed and caused the change of the geometry of

Re: [MBZ] Rear end noise - '87 190DT

2005-12-15 Thread Kevin
On Thu, Dec 15, 2005 at 02:02:54PM -0800, Tan Qu wrote: Was that a big job? How long did it take you to do it? If lubing the calipers pin do not help, I may have to look to go in that way. Unfortunately, I dropped that subframe enough that I could get it dropped in under a half hour, and

Re: [MBZ] OT: Bike racing (was: Filling tires with nitrogen)

2005-12-16 Thread Kevin
On Thu, Dec 15, 2005 at 08:53:45PM -0700, Dave M. wrote: Suddenly NASCAR looks like a bunch of hicks chasing their tails in a high-speed rush hour traffic jam, no? Suddenly? K

Re: [MBZ] Little heat in '91 126

2005-12-17 Thread Kevin
On Fri, Dec 16, 2005 at 08:04:45PM -0500, wilton strickland wrote: 'Getting little heat inside my 91 350 SDL. Fan runs normally. Symptoms found thus far with ambient temp ~45F: At 60mph cruise, eng temp = 70C, After stopping and accelerating briskly, temp goes to ~ 79C, then back to 70C at

[MBZ] transmission woes

2005-12-17 Thread Kevin
Well, it doesn't look good. With the recent cold snap, the 87 300D has been having serious difficulty engaging drive when starting out. After a few blocks, it'll buck nastily before shifting to third, and once it has warmed up, it flares from second to third. First thought was vacuum, but it

[MBZ] fast glow kit question

2005-12-17 Thread Kevin
I picked up a fast glow kit for the 78 300D (with extra plug). In reading the directions, it references a relay that I should have picked up extra, as well as a 25 amp fuse and carrier. It also references a bunch of numbers that don't make a whole lot of sense. Has anyone successfully installed

Re: [MBZ] early 190's with 14 wheels

2005-12-19 Thread Kevin
On Sun, Dec 18, 2005 at 08:39:26PM -0500, Marshall Booth wrote: Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: The early 190's came with 14 wheels, what is the advantage to switching to the later 15 wheels? You can pay more money for tires!! 185/65x15s cost more than 185/70x14s. I swapped my '85 from 15

Re: [MBZ] 190E

2005-12-19 Thread Kevin
On Sun, Dec 18, 2005 at 11:41:40PM -0700, Craig McCluskey wrote: On Sun, 18 Dec 2005 21:16:33 -0600 OK Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Aren't the premium prices about the same as Diesel these days? I haven't piad close attention, but I'm thinking they are, so there isn't much advantage to

Re: [MBZ] 190E

2005-12-19 Thread Kevin
On Sat, Dec 17, 2005 at 10:24:35PM -0600, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: What sort of mileage will a 2.3 get? Thinking about getting one for a work car and would like to get a 190D but they are scarce and when you do find one they go for insane money. The 2.3's should be cheap and had the added

Re: [MBZ] early 190's with 14 wheels

2005-12-19 Thread Kevin
On Mon, Dec 19, 2005 at 06:20:32PM -0500, Marshall Booth wrote: Performance tires are a complete waste if economy is your motive! If economy isn't your motive, then DON'T buy a 190D 2.0 or 2.2! Correct, and while my current 201 is a 2.2 diesel, this isn't just a diesel list anymore. There

Re: [MBZ] Million miler in OK

2005-12-19 Thread Kevin
On Sun, Dec 18, 2005 at 09:20:34PM -0600, OK Don wrote: Well, I've got 50K on you on the highest mileage car, and I average closer to 15k/yr., so It'll only take me 47 years, if I can keep up the current pace that long, which both economically and physically very unlikely. My two high milers

Re: [MBZ] 190E

2005-12-20 Thread Kevin
On Mon, Dec 19, 2005 at 08:56:28PM -0500, Marshall Booth wrote: 201s can't haul a lot of newspapers. Three overweight friends (how they all fit in that car was beyond me) was enough to put the nail in the coffin of the rear suspension. No, I am not kidding. Won't have any problem if the

Re: [MBZ] Unstable Starting

2005-12-20 Thread Kevin
On Tue, Dec 20, 2005 at 01:56:57PM -0500, John Ervine wrote: 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

Re: [MBZ] OM603 smoking ban

2005-12-20 Thread Kevin
On Tue, Dec 20, 2005 at 10:16:53AM -0800, Zeitgeist wrote: I'm also considering using this opportunity to finally replace my #14 head, but of course, the supply of #17 -- #22 heads seems to have all but dried up. Other than PGA and Silver Star, are there any other reputable MB breakers out

Re: [MBZ] 300E trans interchange question

2005-12-21 Thread Kevin
On Tue, Dec 20, 2005 at 07:23:56PM -0600, Loren Faeth wrote: I am hoping the new TE will not need a trans, but if it does, I'd like to know what other models have an auto transmission that will interchange. The TE in question is a 1988 300TE, and as far as I know, it is a US model. Can

Re: [MBZ] Mighty quiet here tonight!

2005-12-21 Thread Kevin
On Tue, Dec 20, 2005 at 09:07:38PM -0600, Loren Faeth wrote: Looks like everyone except Kleb, OK Don and me are busy wrapping presents! Except maybe Kevin. I was hoping for lots of good info tonight! Wrapping presents? Christmas isn't until sunday. I still haven't gone shopping yet :) K

Re: [MBZ] 91 350SDL Advice

2005-12-21 Thread Kevin
On Wed, Dec 21, 2005 at 03:14:48PM -0800, eric peterson wrote: Isn't the 350DSL the one that is noted as a rod bender?? If the head has been reworked or a new head put on will this solve the problems associated with this engine?? I have found one that has 167K and has had the top end

Re: [MBZ] nice mileage palindrome

2005-12-21 Thread Kevin
On Wed, Dec 21, 2005 at 06:49:10PM -0500, Trampas wrote: Yeap, I meant it as a joke in that at close to 300k miles the mileage is irrelevant to the value of the car. Actually I think the value depends more on how full or empty the fuel tank is. I saw a chevy pickup for sale near SLO, ad went

Re: [MBZ] It Ain't Right

2005-12-23 Thread Kevin
On Thu, Dec 22, 2005 at 06:22:38PM -0700, Bob Rentfro wrote: It is supposed to be 81 degrees here on Christmas Day. Hence I'm *DREAMING* of a white christmas K

Re: [MBZ] It Ain't Right

2005-12-23 Thread Kevin
On Thu, Dec 22, 2005 at 11:10:07PM -0700, Tom Reynolds wrote: Go up to Flag. Watch out for elk. K

Re: [MBZ] Non-Mercedes Carfax Request

2005-12-28 Thread Kevin
On Tue, Dec 27, 2005 at 07:30:20PM -0600, Tom Hargrave wrote: Are carfax reports available for 1977 vehicles? If so then I need one for the following: Generally not, since VIN standardization didn't appear until 80 or 81. K

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

2005-12-28 Thread Kevin
On Tue, Dec 27, 2005 at 08:34:12PM -0500, John Ervine wrote: What wasn't normal was a 320mA current draw with *all* fuses removed. That tells me that something unfused is sucking my battery dry. Off the top of my head, that leaves me with a possible internal short in the battery (only a

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

2005-12-28 Thread Kevin
On Tue, Dec 27, 2005 at 10:00:48PM -0500, John Ervine wrote: Guess it could be time to consider replacing the servo with one of those new-fangled digital models... 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

Re: [MBZ] I need help starting an engine which would not start after sitting for three years!!

2005-12-28 Thread Kevin
On Wed, Dec 28, 2005 at 07:25:40AM -0800, Jim Cathey wrote: Depends on the engine in particular. Since it turned over, that's a good start! I would suggest carb cleaner in the intake to see if it brings it to life. If the engine was carbuerated I would suggest a splash of gas down

Re: [MBZ] 300SDL Antilock brake Light

2005-12-28 Thread Kevin
On Wed, Dec 28, 2005 at 04:38:32PM -0500, Peter Arnold wrote: The Antilock Brake glowed ominously at me today on the way home. It went out after booting it with a restart. FWIW, my 87 300D has been doing that for quite some time now. I actually prefer NOT having ABS, so I'm not too

Re: [MBZ] 126

2005-12-29 Thread Kevin
On Thu, Dec 29, 2005 at 03:32:41AM +, LT Don wrote: I seem to remember someone (Marshall, perhaps) quoting around 40+ mpg on some of the diesel 190s. But I just as easily could be remembering incorrectly. My 85 190D 2.2 five speed was good for an easy 40 mpg on the highway. I foolishly

Re: [MBZ] OT: Genset

2006-01-03 Thread Kevin
On Tue, Jan 03, 2006 at 08:28:48AM -0800, Jim Cathey wrote: So, from yesterday's list I'm only left with surface roughness as a potential culprit, and that seems unlikely to be responsible for such widespread leaking, especially as the gasket is a rubberized (?) one. It seems pretty grippy,

Re: [MBZ] OT: Dodge Caravan ignition lock cylinder

2006-01-03 Thread Kevin
On Sun, Jan 01, 2006 at 06:32:58PM -0500, Ed Booher wrote: I'm guessing that the metal used in Dodge / Chrysler keys late 90's to today may not be a full steel blend. I know that the old Geo, specifically the Metro, keys had a lot of Aluminum in them. When it got real cold it was very easy to

Re: [MBZ] OT Genset

2006-01-03 Thread Kevin
On Sat, Dec 31, 2005 at 05:45:30PM -0800, Jim Cathey wrote: There might be a slight coolant leak at the middle of the intake manifold. I suppose it could be the head gasket, but I'm wondering if the middle section of the manifold, the carburetor perch, is heated by a coolant passage? It has

Re: [MBZ] the enterprise looses its warp drive, forced to run on impulse power

2006-01-04 Thread Kevin
On Fri, Dec 30, 2005 at 05:23:53PM -0600, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: We dont have to have cats here. BZT. Tampering with factory-installed emissions devices (or removing them) is a violation of FEDERAL statute. And the fine is fairly substantial. Whether anyone is out looking for it is

Re: [MBZ] Spare 115 relays?

2006-01-04 Thread Kevin
On Tue, Jan 03, 2006 at 06:18:27PM -0800, redghost wrote: Anybody have a set of spare relays that control the rear defog or the blinkers? Gump is having some issue with getting heat or current to the rear window, and has decided to make the directional signals function at whim. The

Re: [MBZ] OT: Genset

2006-01-04 Thread Kevin
On Wed, Jan 04, 2006 at 01:04:34PM -0800, Jim Cathey wrote: Anyway, with the engine all reassembled I put the new propane fittings on and hooked up the tank. The motor fired right up, which was good. _Unfortunately_, the head is _still_ leaking in the middle of the exhaust manifold side.

Re: [MBZ] OT: Genset

2006-01-05 Thread Kevin
On Wed, Jan 04, 2006 at 03:43:55PM -0800, Jim Cathey wrote: from block to head? Was there any evidence that whomever assembled the engine Gasket looks to mate fine. Is it one of those annoying head gaskets that can be mounted flipped over and rotated? At least you know your water pump

Re: [MBZ] OT: Genset

2006-01-05 Thread Kevin
On Thu, Jan 05, 2006 at 03:20:26PM -0800, Jim Cathey wrote: After removing the head, cleaning everything off, and reassembling it with copper spray-on goo it went back together and ran without any immediate signs of external leakage. Progress at last! I'll be keeping an eye on it for awhile

Re: [MBZ] OT: Genset

2006-01-06 Thread Kevin
On Fri, Jan 06, 2006 at 12:26:05PM -0800, Jim Cathey wrote: After #6 was firing, it also blew warm air and water out of it like the others. I let the engine idle long enough to warm up quite a bit, and all the water stopped coming out. Just condensation? Seems like it might be, and I

Re: [MBZ] OT: Genset

2006-01-06 Thread Kevin
On Fri, Jan 06, 2006 at 02:25:32PM -0800, Zeitgeist wrote: Isn't an inherent byproduct of propane combustion lots of H2O? Yes, moreso than conventional gasoline. K

Re: [MBZ] Fuel pressure test kits for K-jetronic(CIS)

2006-01-10 Thread Kevin
On Mon, Jan 09, 2006 at 03:34:28PM -0800, Steve Marci wrote: Do you guys know if that $57 one from from CJW would do me any good on my 12 valve Cummins?? Thats the puppy I read about, needing a test gauge for, so it might be a good idea to have one. Thanks Generally speaking, it was the

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: Re: Owner 57166527: AutoTrader.com: Vehicle Lead 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL

2006-01-10 Thread Kevin
On Mon, Jan 09, 2006 at 06:59:52PM -0600, OK Don wrote: So buy it! You ALWAYS need more than one MB. Or, buy it and off the 300SE after you're happy with it. K

Re: [MBZ] Cracked diesel head on 124 series

2006-01-10 Thread Kevin
On Tue, Jan 10, 2006 at 12:37:41PM -0700, Dave M. wrote: Yeah, wow, I'll second that. Don't suppose she's single, eh? ;-) Seriously though, the 'low power' issue is probably either an ALDA adjustment, or a plugged line between the intake and ALDA. When running properly, this is not a slow

Re: [MBZ] W126 Rear Suspension

2006-01-11 Thread Kevin
On Wed, Jan 11, 2006 at 05:21:13PM -0500, Peter Arnold wrote: Something is loose in my rear end. Sounds like it should be on Banned! While taking a long sweeping 70mph curve, the rear end seems to be trying to steer the car. It feels like a loose cannon is flopping around in the trunk.

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

2006-01-11 Thread Kevin
On Wed, Jan 11, 2006 at 06:27:19PM -0500, Mitch Haley wrote: Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: the seller ended it? If it was this guy, eBay killed it because he said he'd accept Paycrooks if the buyer paid the fee. Ebay/Paycrooks rules demand that the seller pay all fees. He relisted it, and

Re: [MBZ] VIN checks

2006-01-12 Thread Kevin
On Thu, Jan 12, 2006 at 01:55:06AM -0500, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: What, checking to see if a car is reported stolen is a crime? Checking vehicle data for a private citizen is prohibited. California limits this to basically four things: - current condition of title (clear, salvage) -

Re: [MBZ] Im sure somebody needs this

2006-01-12 Thread Kevin
On Thu, Jan 12, 2006 at 12:56:32PM -0600, Loren Faeth wrote: Engine is an OM 352 900 012 and is complete with clutch and pressure plate! never been started V-6 Interesting description. I suppose somebody in NE can use it for pumping water. Looks like it has a SAE bellhousing An OM352

Re: [MBZ] Nice SDL in OKLA

2006-01-13 Thread Kevin
On Thu, Jan 12, 2006 at 08:46:02PM -0600, OK Don wrote: Knocking on wood - they haven't said anything about my antennas - and they are ugly - but there are a lot of hams in the area. Town's full of us. It is a violation of federal law to limit amateur antenna installations except installations

Re: [MBZ] Fat lotta good

2006-01-17 Thread Kevin
On Mon, Jan 16, 2006 at 08:13:40AM -0800, Jim Cathey wrote: You have it backwards. The _lower_ the gear the faster the engine spins. But, too low and the wheels just skid on the ground, wasting all that hard-earned energy. (Hard-earned in our case, 'cause it was usually a push start we were

Re: [MBZ] W124 squirrely rear end, Part II

2006-03-22 Thread Kevin
On Wed, Mar 22, 2006 at 02:04:26PM -0700, Dave M. wrote: It's not obvious in the photos, but the old mounts are also metal and rubber. The new mounts that I got are the Sportline rear and late W124 front, which are a slightly different design than the early fronts (I just liked the newer

Re: [MBZ] Biodegradable wiring

2006-03-23 Thread Kevin
On Wed, Mar 22, 2006 at 11:46:55PM -0800, Desert Rat wrote: Speaking of, anyone know if these issues are occuring to other German makes? Wonder what Audi, BMW and VW are dealing with these issues? IIRC, volvo had a similar problem. Can't remember the exact details. One could say british car

[MBZ] hand pump question (78 300D)

2006-03-24 Thread Kevin
Is a 78 300D's hand pump supposed to lock shut? I've noticed that the car has been getting hard to start for no good reason (it's not THAT cold, and the glow plugs seem to be functioning correctly). It is due for a valve adjustment in a few thousand, but even still... The pump doesn't leak any,

Re: [MBZ] hand pump question (78 300D)

2006-03-24 Thread Kevin
On Fri, Mar 24, 2006 at 11:59:30AM -0500, Marshall Booth wrote: There are at least two different pumps, pumps that lock down the piston and pumps that don't lock the piston. The vibration you feel is fuel that has passed through the relief valve and into the return hose, so the pump is

Re: [MBZ] found a fixer '78 300CD

2006-03-25 Thread Kevin
On Fri, Mar 24, 2006 at 08:38:08PM -0800, Jim Cathey wrote: go out of it. I know that there's a way to hook up jumpers from the glow plugs to the battery to get glow function. I believe that the procedure involved a jumper from 5 to positive and another from 1 to negative. No. If

Re: [MBZ] timing chain rail pins OM603

2006-03-27 Thread Kevin
On Sat, Mar 25, 2006 at 06:11:11PM -0500, Bob DuPuy wrote: Got it! The dent puller was a no go, bad agle due to the condensor. I soaked it with PB again then rattled the boss on the back side of the headwith an air hammer. Then I heated it with some Mapp gas and applied the bolt and washer

Re: [MBZ] cheap 190D 2.5 turbo

2006-03-30 Thread Kevin
On Wed, Mar 29, 2006 at 09:51:58PM -0600, OK Don wrote: I wonder if it's really a broken band, or a B2 piston? I was under the understanding that the 722.4 was more or less immune from the B2 affliction that pestered earlier 722.3s. K

Re: [MBZ] Primer pump madness

2006-04-01 Thread Kevin
On Fri, Mar 31, 2006 at 10:44:29PM -0800, David Brodbeck wrote: Jim Cathey wrote: Man, I lob an easy one to y'all and nobody even swats at it? How about my next write-up being on the types of glue and knots that work best for repairing rubber bands? I was expecting at least a _little_

Re: [MBZ] speaking of 190D's

2006-04-01 Thread Kevin
On Sat, Apr 01, 2006 at 08:49:40AM -0500, John Berryman wrote: Right now I'm trying to track down a nasty creak out back that showed up after driving in a slush storm with salt laden roads. It has low mileage and everything looks great. After hosing it all down with silicone

Re: [MBZ] tonights project

2006-04-07 Thread Kevin
On Thu, Apr 06, 2006 at 09:40:51PM -0500, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: I only know the people that show up on TV. My aunt is one of the news anchors for channel 6 Channel 6, the only channel that the FCC will not allow to go digital. K

Re: [MBZ] SDL, no brake lights

2006-04-12 Thread Kevin
On Tue, Apr 11, 2006 at 08:51:57PM -0500, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: Just noticed tonight I have no brake lights at all, they dont come on. Checked fuse, its OK. Assume only other thing it could be is the switch on the pedal? Bulbs from a known working 126 to make sure both bulbs (or all

Re: [MBZ] SDL, no brake lights

2006-04-12 Thread Kevin
On Tue, Apr 11, 2006 at 08:59:03PM -0500, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: If the bulbs were burned out, the bulb out light would light, or it should unless its bulb was out too, or someone messed with the bulb monitoring... K

Re: [MBZ] OT Retro Land Cruiser?

2006-04-13 Thread Kevin
On Wed, Apr 12, 2006 at 03:41:24PM -0700, Bob Rentfro wrote: It appears the Challenger will rock. They will make the Chargers and the fellers that bought one look silly. There's a guy on a mopar list running a 13.1 @ 102ish with an SRT-8. Might look silly, but that's not shabby for a dead stock

Re: [MBZ] 79 450SL Tranny, again

2006-04-21 Thread Kevin
On Fri, Apr 21, 2006 at 08:14:52AM -0700, Fred Johnson wrote: I have heard about 2-3 flaring, not sure if that's the same as hanging, being fixed by replacing the K1 spring. I will be replacing that on my SD this spring. Got the kit from Rusty for ~$15. May want to check with him if the SL

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

2006-04-21 Thread Kevin
On Fri, Apr 21, 2006 at 12:15:01PM -0400, John Berryman wrote: I often think about whether or not all the time and effort we put into these cars is worth it. There surely is no money to made by buying and selling them unless the price is ridiculously low at the time of purchase. I

[MBZ] K1 spring?

2006-04-22 Thread Kevin
Does anyone know when the last year a K1 spring upgrade will work on is? I'm wondering if it will solve the flare issue in the 87 300D - it seems to sound like the exact same symptoms. Thanks... K

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