Re: [MBZ] Leaky W123 front w/s

2014-07-18 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Glass installers often have a lifetime no leak guarantee. I'd take it to the dealer and have them coordinate the repair. But it's be nice if the dealer would kick in a new W/S. LarryT 78 240D 91 300D On 7/17/2014 4:05 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: By a careful, scientific

Re: [MBZ] Six Million Dollar tumbler

2014-07-18 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Cleaning is a good idea -- especially is a PO might have tried to lubricate the lock -- anything but Graphite Powder will attract dirt... Larry On 7/18/2014 9:15 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: I've never seen a 107 key but on a 123 matching an ignition to the doors is simplicity itself

Re: [MBZ] Junkyard score

2014-07-19 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Hi Max -- I plan to keep an eye on these yards and will be happy to watch for stuff you need - I assume 87-ish 300D and mid 91-94 300TE (I'm just guessing)? My health dictates when I can get in and pull the stuff unfortunately.The good thing is these yards seems to cycle through a

Re: [MBZ] Welding again

2014-07-21 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Way to go Curt! you weld like me ;-) LarryT On 7/21/2014 1:06 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: At this point its a game to see how long I can keep it going... Curt From: Kaleb C. Striplin ka...@striplin.net To: Curt Raymond curtlud...@yahoo.com;

Re: [MBZ] 1984 500SEL - HELP!!

2014-07-21 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Any rust? - as you know, that's your biggest enemy. Of course the price of old mb parts is no walk in the park either... LarryT On 7/21/2014 6:18 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: He's asking $1200, but he's already inferred that he would take less. As I mentioned before, it's an

Re: [MBZ] OT: The 10 most corrupt states in the U.S.

2014-07-21 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
I get the impression that political corruption in Ill. is more sport than anything else. ;-)Each regime tries to out-do the previous. the one who manages to steal the most money wins... I lived there once for about 5 months. the longest 5 months of my life LarryT On 7/21/2014

Re: [MBZ] adjusting valves

2014-07-22 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
I put a dab of White-out on the valve stems as I adjust them. Once all have a white dot on all of them I'm done! ;-) LarryT 91 300D 78 240D On 7/9/2014 12:35 PM, Dan Penoff wrote: I used to make a little map of the valves and cross them out as I did them. Made it easy to keep track of what

[MBZ] W124 LCA's Vs BJ's?

2014-07-22 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Hey Ya'll, Just returned from the shop after being told I have one BJ that won't pass inspection and the other close behind. The shop wasn't clear on which was the more economical direction to go -- RR BJ's or RR LCA's. I'd like the list's comments please? Sorry if I missed this

Re: [MBZ] W124 LCA's Vs BJ's?

2014-07-22 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
. No need for spring compressor but either need the proper press or the HF one with some pipe adapters Sent from my iPhone On Jul 22, 2014, at 2:23 PM, LarryT via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Hey Ya'll, Just returned from the shop after being told I have one BJ that won't pass

Re: [MBZ] W124 LCA's Vs BJ's?

2014-07-22 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
I figured with a name like 1st equip Quality they must be hiding something! Thanks1 Larry On 7/22/2014 5:46 PM, Gary Hurst wrote: first equipment quality is among the most dismal of hte chinese crap. On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 5:39 PM, LarryT via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] FEQ Hork!

2014-07-22 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Lemforder it shall be! ;-) Larry On 7/22/2014 6:44 PM, Fred Moir via Mercedes wrote: What Gary said!Fatal Enema Quality.Lemforder won't break with scary skiddy about the paved highway thingy.LF for the bushings too.Q. what is the value of your loved ones lives? The $20 you might save? Fred

Re: [MBZ] W124 LCA's Vs BJ's?

2014-07-22 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Thanks Max! Damn, I have to rethink my whole approach. new LCAs are $192 ea. but the BJs and Bushings are much less. I was going to buy the BJ and Bushings but it sounds like I may have trouble doing that Hmmm... BTW, there's a BMW shop nearby - I wonder if they can press the BJs out

Re: [MBZ] W124 LCA's Vs BJ's?

2014-07-22 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Thanks again for the help! BTW, please know I am planning this repair based on what ya'll tell me - I appreciate everything people are telling me! Regardless how minor it might appear to you, to me, it may be a major input!. I did the evaporator because it was relatively simple. I

[MBZ] W124 Lower Control Arms and Ball joints - cost comparison

2014-07-23 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
FYI - In case anyone is interested. I gave up any thought of doing it myself... Here's the cost comparison of installing complete LCA's Vs BJ's Bushings: *RR LCAs -* Labor - RR LCAs $240 (LR) Parts - 2 LCA's Bolts- $194 ea = $402 Total = *$642* *RR BJs, Bushings Bolts:* Labor = $300 (LR)

Re: [MBZ] W124 Lower Control Arms and Ball joints - cost comparison

2014-07-24 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
lose interest. LarryT On 7/23/2014 12:18 PM, Dwight Giles wrote: I would wonder the opposite if 112 extra was cheap to have it all done at once since it seems you plan to keep the car. My 2 cents. On Jul 23, 2014 12:12 PM, LarryT via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com mailto:mercedes

Re: [MBZ] W124 Lower Control Arms and Ball joints - cost comparison

2014-07-24 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
That's the result of a double check - I stopped back by the shop yesterday to confirm I had the numbers right. It's a great little shop BTW -- they did a 4 wheel alignment on my 911 for ~$65 when other shops get twice that or more. Larry On 7/23/2014 1:25 PM, Meade Dillon wrote: Double

Re: [MBZ] W124 Lower Control Arms and Ball joints - cost comparison

2014-07-24 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
I thought the whole LCAs should be easier also -- that's why i checked it twice.They said popping the BJs and bushings out was never as easy as they hoped. I dunno -- somewhere around here i have shop labor rates -- I'll see what it says Larry On 7/23/2014 10:04 PM, Peter

Re: [MBZ] W124 Lower Control Arms and Ball joints - cost comparison

2014-07-24 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
I've broken Break Bars doing similar jobs! it's a really sickening feeling when something pops and you see the breaker bar is missing it's end! BTW, Ford always likes to advertise how strong the I Beam front suspension is on their F Series trucks! Sounds like they are put together to stay

Re: [MBZ] W124 Lower Control Arms and Ball joints - cost comparison

2014-07-24 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
/2014 4:29 PM, LarryT via Mercedes wrote: I've broken Break Bars doing similar jobs! it's a really sickening feeling when something pops and you see the breaker bar is missing it's end! BTW, Ford always likes to advertise how strong the I Beam front suspension is on their F Series trucks! Sounds

[MBZ] Newer Mercedes Diesel

2014-07-25 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Hi Ya'll, One of these days I will have to give up on the 91 300D and start looking for something newer for my wife. I prefer to stay with Diesels and while I would like to stay with MB I'm not sure the quality is there, but that's just based on anecdotal comments. I'd probably want

Re: [MBZ] Newer Mercedes Diesel

2014-07-26 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
- Victor, a Stately well tailored chap 1974 450sl - Frosch - Two tone green 1972 220D - Gump - She was green, simple and ran 1995 E300D - Gave her life to save me against a Dame in a SUV POS 1987 SDL - Beware Nigerian Scammers On Jul 25, 2014, at 1:22 PM, LarryT via Mercedes wrote: Hi Ya'll

Re: [MBZ] Newer Mercedes Diesel

2014-07-26 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
to be found in the States and they had to come from Germany. Often took 2-3 weeks or more. Too bad, as I like the Passat. Dan On Jul 26, 2014, at 8:01 AM, LarryT via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Wow - that's really interesting -- that VW owners are so uncaring about the upkeep of their cars

Re: [MBZ] Newer Mercedes Diesel

2014-07-26 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
E300D - Gave her life to save me against a Dame in a SUV POS 1987 SDL - Beware Nigerian Scammers On Jul 26, 2014, at 10:18 AM, LarryT via Mercedes wrote: I agree - begore reading the comments on this list I would have had a VW diesel near the top of my list. Sounds like I am back to MB

Re: [MBZ] OT-ish Trans flush.

2014-07-27 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
i agree completely. I can only add that the logic of changing the fluid in a transmission is akin to changing the oil in an engine. No one ever suggests that replacing the oil in an engine is a bad thing. I fail to see how doing the same to a transmission could cause damage. re the people

Re: [MBZ] OT - small gasoline engine fuel

2014-07-27 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
ethanol is often blamed for causing the needle valve to stick - it happened to me and the people at the small engine shop blamed the ethanol. I guess they stuck before ethanol but I don't recall any. IMO needle valves sticking was pretty rare. LarryT On 7/26/2014 8:03 PM, OK Don via

Re: [MBZ] Newer Mercedes Diesel

2014-07-29 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
*From:* LarryT via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com *To:* clay redgh...@comcast.net; Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com *Sent:* Saturday, July 26, 2014 6:49 PM *Subject:* Re: [MBZ] Newer Mercedes Diesel Yeah, I can see the problem with VW diesels are more owner problems

[MBZ] Fan Clutch - Lesson Learned

2014-07-31 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Well, I tried something today hoping it would work but unfortunately it didn't quite work out. I removed a fan assy from a early 80s 300SD with the plan of installing it on our 91 300D. I cleaned it measured it -- all measurements matched - the dia of the center clutch was the same on both

Re: [MBZ] W140 Door Handle Piece Needed

2014-08-03 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
next time i go to the PnP I'll try to get one -- they had a w140 when I was there Thurs. not sure when I'll go again but will let you know... I may end up going this week would it be ok to get a whole door handle to be sure of getting the right part? LarryT On 8/2/2014 11:06 AM, Dan

Re: [MBZ] Nice W108 Rolling Chassis

2014-08-05 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
someone should pick it up and save it! I wonder if a 5 cyl or V6 Turbo diesel would have enough power to make it practical? Then again, a modern Turbo diesel probably puts out as many HP as that 6 cyl 2.8L Gas engine, right? Love those W108s - Larry On 8/4/2014 2:57 PM, Kaleb C.

Re: [MBZ] How screwed am I?

2014-08-06 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Coolant (if it has more than water in it) will have a slightly sweet taste. Brake Fluid has a bitter taste. But the easiest way to find out which one it is would be to check the brake reservoir and if that's ok, check the radiator level. Good luck - LarryT On 8/5/2014 11:16 PM, Andrew

Re: [MBZ] Nice W108 Rolling Chassis

2014-08-07 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
i had a 73 (or maybe it was a 72?) - scary fast? you bet! mine would chirp the tires when it hit passing gear - of course it only got 14-15 mpg on its best day. i would spend all day getting the ignition just right and still only got 14-15! but on the open highway at 75 or more and it

Re: [MBZ] OT - storing small parts

2014-08-10 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
I have plenty of them - I will save them and send them to anyone who asks. I keep some for my needs but often throw extras away... LarryT On 8/10/2014 7:04 AM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes wrote: My dad and grandfather used something like this:

Re: [MBZ] OT - storing small parts

2014-08-11 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
I'm pretty sure we can still get large metal coffee cans at Walmart - I have a couple iin my garage. But for storing small parts I prefer using Tupperware type of plastic containers as I dislike rummaging through 10# coffee cans full of misc stuff.. They have snap-on lids and are

Re: [MBZ] OT: Sacrilege

2014-08-12 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
I'd like to see nuclear construction get started again LarryT On 8/12/2014 11:13 AM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote: Let us hope, that over time, solar and wind generation becomes a whole lot cheaper. So far, it makes very little sense so far as I can see. One has to consider it

Re: [MBZ] OT: Sacrilege

2014-08-13 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
, Randy Bennell wrote: On 12/08/2014 3:30 PM, LarryT via Mercedes wrote: I'd like to see nuclear construction get started again LarryT Yeah, with some cut price offshore contractors and maybe that cement from China that they used in that bridge on the west coast. Randy

[MBZ] W124 Cooling Fan

2014-08-13 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Hi ya'll, Until I can spring for a new clutch, I was wondering if using JB Weld or similar to lock the clutch in place would improve the fans performance? I can't imagine the mpg change would be all that great actually I thought I had found one at the PnP but I discovered the

Re: [MBZ] OT: Sacrilege

2014-08-13 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Dillon, Charleston SC On Aug 12, 2014 4:42 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: On 12/08/2014 3:30 PM, LarryT via Mercedes wrote: I'd like to see nuclear construction get started again LarryT Yeah, with some cut price offshore contractors and maybe that cement from

[MBZ] Looking for JB Hebert ?

2014-08-13 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
is JB Hebert still on the list? If so please send me a note I have a questions about the calipers I bought back in '07. Thanks! LarryT 91 300D ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or

Re: [MBZ] W124 Cooling Fan

2014-08-13 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Right you are -- the fan is driven by the backside of the belt. Thanks for the explanation -- Larry On 8/13/2014 9:52 AM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes wrote: LarryT via Mercedes wrote: actually I thought I had found one at the PnP but I discovered the fan blades were reversed on the one I

Re: [MBZ] W124 Cooling Fan

2014-08-13 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
fan I picked up to see if I can find a way to secure it. Thanks again, LarryT 91 300D On 8/13/2014 11:46 AM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: Drill two holes all the way through the clutch and install a could of small machine screws? On Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 5:18 AM, LarryT via Mercedes mercedes

Re: [MBZ] OT Cars Coffee

2014-08-16 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
There was a special on one of the many Auto TV shows last weekend featuring an Ex-Paul Newman Volvo station wagon - it had a Corvette engine/tranny and suspension. But outside it looked bone stock! A very cool car - I think they were making the rounds to prepare for an auction... LarryT

Re: [MBZ] Liquid Penetrants

2014-08-16 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Have you tried a little heat? Mitchell is right about them being made of pot metal - they get brittle and using a puller is a waste of time IMO. Have you considered a little heat?BTW, how much does a new faucet cost? Perhaps put a new one on with Never-Seize on it's handle? I wonder

Re: [MBZ] OT: Sacrilege

2014-08-16 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
As usual, follow the money... LarryT On 8/16/2014 3:58 PM, clay via Mercedes wrote: And the sole coal plant is being retrofitted to NG in a few years. The coal trains that supplied it are now being repurposed to load ships headed to the orient. Wind farms are sprouting up all over the

[MBZ] Dan Penoff

2014-08-18 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Dan - your email seems not to work. Is d...@penoff.com still active? Everytime I try to send to this address I get an error. Thx Larry ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery

Re: [MBZ] An oil question

2014-08-25 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
If you like M1 (it used to be the only oil I used), you'll like Amsoil even better IMO. At least I do. I am switching all I own over to Amsoil... LarryT The Oil Analysis Co. Youroil.net On 8/23/2014 1:20 AM, Craig via Mercedes wrote: Is Mobil1 ATF suitable for the transmission in a 1995

[MBZ] Fog Lights

2014-08-25 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Howdy -- I am still without fog lights on my '91 300D. The lights work when I hot wired them to the battery. I also replaced the relay in the back of the fuse box that I was told controls the Light Out Function. So far nothing. I am thinking the only thing left is the headlight

[MBZ] BMW 325 Station Wagon

2014-08-30 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Hi Gang, Anyone have knowledge of mid 00's 325 wagon in exc shape? saw t at a closed dealer and don't know the year or miles. My concern is problem areas and life expectancy as i tend to keep cars for a long time. Have also been looking at MB R Class Diesel and ML Diesel. Was

Re: [MBZ] BMW 325 Station Wagon

2014-08-30 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
/30/2014 10:16 AM, LarryT via Mercedes wrote: Hi Gang, Anyone have knowledge of mid 00's 325 wagon in exc shape? saw t at a closed dealer and don't know the year or miles. My concern is problem areas and life expectancy as i tend to keep cars for a long time. Have also been looking

Re: [MBZ] BMW 325 Station Wagon

2014-08-31 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
/30/2014 7:46 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: What makes you think the ml or r is not well made? Sent from my iPhone On Aug 30, 2014, at 4:05 PM, LarryT via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: So, the ML and R are not very well made it sounds?Eventually we're going to need a newer car. I

Re: [MBZ] BMW 325 Station Wagon

2014-08-31 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
with and had a history of some serious engine (head) related issues that were never resolved, a la the 350SDL and the infamous rodbender diesels. Dan On Aug 31, 2014, at 6:34 PM, LarryT via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I thought some listers had said they had known of problems

Re: [MBZ] BMW 325 Station Wagon

2014-08-31 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
about BMW diesel wagons from the 1980s. These were nasty to begin with and had a history of some serious engine (head) related issues that were never resolved, a la the 350SDL and the infamous rodbender diesels. Dan On Aug 31, 2014, at 6:34 PM, LarryT via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote

Re: [MBZ] CVs, was BMW 325 Station Wagon

2014-08-31 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
rate them very high for safety. When we bought these they were very cheap compared to Japanese iron. Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of LarryT via Mercedes Sent: Sunday, August 31, 2014 3:35 PM To: Kaleb C. Striplin; Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Classic car stock

2014-09-01 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
I also watch a lot of Velocity (because there's so little on elsewhere) and I noticed they recycle those shows big time. That may have something to do with the so-called experts being way off when predicting car prices. Unless you're talking about the one where they put a value on a car

Re: [MBZ] CVs, was BMW 325 Station Wagon

2014-09-02 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of LarryT via Mercedes Sent: Sunday, August 31, 2014 3:35 PM To: Kaleb C. Striplin; Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] BMW 325 Station Wagon I thought some listers had said they had known of problems? But it's

Re: [MBZ] CVs, was BMW 325 Station Wagon

2014-09-02 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
one end, right-hand at other end. Max Dillon, Charleston SC On Sep 2, 2014 6:28 AM, LarryT via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: We started having another problem recently - one of the ball socket assys for the accelerator linkage has fallen off twice during the past week - once when my wife

Re: [MBZ] vintage precision scale

2014-09-03 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Go to one of the ammo reloading supply companies (sinclair, Natchezss, brownells, and many more - you can get simple beam/balance scales, electronic scales from $10 to $$'s. all of their accuracy is very high. LarryT 91 300D On 9/3/2014 12:01 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote: On

[MBZ] Accel Linkage

2014-09-06 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Hi Ya'll - One of the Ball/Socket connections going to the Injection Pump started to pop off. Happened twice in 2 weeks and while it's not a huge deal for me, my wife doesn't like it when going to/from work - which is normal. So I ordered a new one and replaced it today - because of the

Re: [MBZ] N

2014-09-12 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
that's a meaningless rebuttal... LarryT On 9/10/2014 3:23 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: That's ancient history. On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 3:18 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: What anti-gun laws? Possession of

Re: [MBZ] OT propane burners

2014-09-12 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Speaking of Propane grills - we bought one 3 or 4 years ago and it has suffered from rusting very badly. It has little sheetmetal clips that hold the heat shields in place - all are basically gone from rust. i do keep my grill out side but its cover is always closed once the grill has

Re: [MBZ] N

2014-09-13 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
;-) Good memory... he was typical of the people writing the regulations that will rule our lives,,, Dude, it would be laughable if it weren't so tragic. (I assume everyone knows what we are talking about?) Larry On 9/12/2014 2:01 PM, Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes wrote: Dude, that

Re: [MBZ] N

2014-09-13 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
it should also be noted that the cost *avoided *by having citizens armed, may dwarf the costs shown in the study. Unfortuntely (AFAIK) it is impossible to definitively quantify the cost avoided by having armed citizens among us. It has been estimated that between 15,,000 and 4,500,000 crimes

Re: [MBZ] N

2014-09-13 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
. All in favor say Aye... [voice vote, no need to put it on Congressional record how you voted, election coming up, you know. Favorite quote of Will Rodgers: Thank God we don't get all the government we pay for Respectfully, Grant... On Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 4:15 AM, LarryT via Mercedes mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Subject: Re: N

2014-09-13 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
And records show less than 1/2% of CCW holders have been involved in crimes. And that small percentage was often crimes where a concealed gun was inadvertently carried into a location where they are not allowed. this is In stark contrast to the cries of gun fights over parking spaces and

Re: [MBZ] OT only for US military their family

2014-09-19 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
A heck pf a lot better than most bank CDs! The ones I saw recently were barely breaking 1%! LarryT On 9/19/2014 6:16 AM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes wrote: Navy Federal Credit Union is offering a one-year CD paying 5%. Limit is $5k per CD. They are calling it a Celebrate Certificate. If

[MBZ] Value of 04 E320 Wagon?

2014-09-19 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Stopped and looked at a champagne e320 Station Wagon with 134K Miles and absolutely flawless paint. Not even any chips. My wife is smitten and can't stop talking about it which would be great if it were a diesel ;-) Anyway, the small used car shop is asking $13,500 with his financing and

Re: [MBZ] Value of 04 E320 Wagon?

2014-09-19 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
, Dwight, I plan to dicker. ;-) Thanks again Guys LarryT On 9/19/2014 7:15 PM, OK Don wrote: Does it have the maintenance records? On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 5:54 PM, LarryT via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Stopped and looked at a champagne e320

Re: [MBZ] Value of 04 E320 Wagon?

2014-09-21 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
good idea! On 9/20/2014 2:44 PM, Andrew Strasfogel wrote: My favorite question is What would it take to make the car PERFECT? That way, you know every flaw. On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 8:30 PM, LarryT via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I didn't get

Re: [MBZ] AC Bummer

2014-09-24 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
when I had my evaporator leak I was told the leak sealer stuff usually worked if the leak only needed refilling at the most_once _a year - any quicker and the leak was likely too large to fix with the sealer stuff. Don't be overwhelmed at the prospect of replacing the evap - it's just a

Re: [MBZ] OT: Having fun with malicious people

2014-09-28 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
When I was in High School there was a guy with the unfortunate name of Lynn Burger. Too bad his parents couldn't see how he would suffer from the obvious connection kids make with names.. LarryT On 9/27/2014 11:12 PM, Craig via Mercedes wrote: On Sat, 27 Sep 2014 19:50:20 -0400 archer75---

Re: [MBZ] Newer Diesel opinions

2014-09-29 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Leasing will put you in a car, but watch the residual they allow - you can look at past history to get an idea of what the depreciation will be like and they will usually allow either 12000 or 15K mi/yr - if you can live with 12K make sure they price a 12K and not a 15K contract. But i'm sure

Re: [MBZ] OIL THREAD

2014-09-30 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Hmmm I wonder if you'd need govt approval to grow sunflowers for fuel ? ;-) LarryT 91 300D On 9/30/2014 9:04 AM, Curly McLain via Mercedes wrote: Chiming in in the middle of this discussion... The Germans during WWII successfully developed production of synthetic fuel from coal. THe

Re: [MBZ] 2004 E320 4Matic- ABS ESP Malfunction Question

2014-09-30 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
I know the feeling -- I've got a 78 240D like that. 330K and still going strong. The rust bug is getting going pretty bad on the rockers and floors.Also the park lug broke so it rolls in park. Other than that it just needs TLC. I refuse to scrap it as it's too good for that but I doubt

Re: [MBZ] OIL THREAD

2014-09-30 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
it's not a problem mixing the 2... LarryT The Oil Analysis Co. On 9/29/2014 4:58 PM, Dwight Giles via Mercedes wrote: Well I knew I'd regret starting an oil thread. All I wanted know was about mixing dino M1 as I topped off the 6i7 with synthetic forgetting I had not changed it over yet to

Re: [MBZ] new fix on new/old TD

2014-10-04 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
my 78 240D also has a lumpy idle. hopefully we'll hear a good answer...I'm looking forward to hear what bad delivery valves might do for a lumpy idle... when I rebuilt the engine several years ago I did not change the DVs. Also, like your engine, my starts at the 1st turn over even if

Re: [MBZ] MegaMB Day

2014-10-05 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
when reading their website for the sealing products they sound pretty safe with no propane, butane or any accelerators.They seem pretty compatible - what kind of push-back would a AC shop have? Their website says: / Permanently seals prevents leaks / Seals leaks in evaporators, condensers,

Re: [MBZ] Surgery

2014-10-08 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Percocet is Oxycodone usually mixed with tylanol as is 10/325 - 10mg oxycodone and 325 mg acetaminophen. I've been taking it for 15 years or so... a few years back we dropped the acetaminophen because it can cause liver problems when taken long term. LarryT 91 300D On 10/7/2014 12:36 PM,

Re: [MBZ] Surgery

2014-10-08 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Thanks Craig, for that complete description -- I failed to see it before I wrote my email... Next time I'll check the other responses ;-) LarryT On 10/7/2014 1:37 PM, Craig via Mercedes wrote: On Tue, 7 Oct 2014 11:33:54 -0400 Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: What

Re: [MBZ] Surgery

2014-10-08 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
LarryT On 10/8/2014 9:47 AM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes wrote: ‎He didn't include hydromorphone. Dilaudid. Very potent pain medicine. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydromorphone Rick Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone. Original Message From: LarryT via Mercedes Sent: Wednesday, October 8

Re: [MBZ] Source for Bumper Cover

2014-10-10 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Hi Dan, you didn't mention what year your S420 is - but I looked at Rockauto.com and they have them for a 96 w/o Parktronic. They also offer several types manufacturers. LarryT 91 300D On 10/9/2014 11:49 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: Need a front bumper cover for the S420. I've

Re: [MBZ] Source for Bumper Cover

2014-10-12 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
a shot. I appreciate the suggestion. Dan Sent from my iPad On Oct 10, 2014, at 8:02 AM, LarryT via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Hi Dan, you didn't mention what year your S420 is - but I looked at Rockauto.com and they have them for a 96 w/o Parktronic. They also offer several types

Re: [MBZ] Source for Bumper Cover

2014-10-12 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
a shot. I appreciate the suggestion. Dan Sent from my iPad On Oct 10, 2014, at 8:02 AM, LarryT via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Hi Dan, you didn't mention what year your S420 is - but I looked at Rockauto.com and they have them for a 96 w/o Parktronic. They also offer several types

Re: [MBZ] Headlight Lens Restoration

2014-10-16 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
I used McGuires Plast-X on the windows in my convertible top - on our '66 MGB. All 3 were very cloudy and yellowed, I could only see shapes through them. I have done some BC/CC painting and have the DA buffer with several buffing pads intended to buff out the clear coat. When I

Re: [MBZ] Tire source

2014-10-18 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Speaking of Hankooks, I've been running them on my 91 300D and my 74 911 - all 8 tires look brand new. The MB has approx 40,000 miles on them and they still look brand new. They have not seen much snow but what they have has been handled with ease. No complaints about snow or rain

[MBZ] W124 Rear Shocks

2014-10-18 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
I am preparing to replace my rear shocks - w/new Bilsteins. (from Gary H) and there's a note in the WSM saying 'Vehicle must be standing on its wheels or have its spring link supported. Is that for the whole RR procedure or just when tightening the fasteners? And would it be acceptable to

[MBZ] Using epc.Startekinfo for W123

2014-10-18 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Has anyone found a way to use epc.startekinfo.com for pre-82 W123 MB's? As you know it doesn't have the standardized VIN number which I believe came out in 1982 so I have not been able to use it for my 78 240D. Any ideas? I tried the Help Link but haven't heard back yet. Thanks, LarryT 78

Re: [MBZ] Using epc.Startekinfo for W123

2014-10-19 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Thx Kaleb - That WDB was throwing me. LarryT On 10/18/2014 3:10 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: You just put in 123 instead of the whole vin Sent from my iPhone On Oct 18, 2014, at 2:04 PM, LarryT via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Has anyone found a way to use epc.startekinfo.com

Re: [MBZ] W124 Rear Shocks

2014-10-19 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Thx Gang - I knew that about the front suspension but didn't realize the rear was the same. Thanks for the education! LarryT On 10/18/2014 9:36 AM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes wrote: Larry, The shock is the only safety which holds the rear suspension spring in place. When you remove the

Re: [MBZ] Using epc.Startekinfo for W123

2014-10-20 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Parts diagrams... LarryT On 10/19/2014 10:02 PM, Andrew Strasfogel wrote: I must have missed something - what's the site good for? On Sun, Oct 19, 2014 at 8:07 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Its the same on that ruskie VIN lookup

Re: [MBZ] the news

2014-10-23 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
All well said! I especially liked the part where you said we have a problem in the USA, and it would appear to be armed police, not armed citizens..More Guns equal Less Crime is a fact. We should also remember the other saying it tales a good guy with a gun to stop a bad guy with a gun.

Re: [MBZ] the news

2014-10-23 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Most Swiss males have an automatic weapon (usually a SIG SG550 - Gasp! there's an assault rifle in every home!) issued to them for Home Guard use. They keep these fully automatic weapons with ammo along with semi-auto sidearms (pistols) in their homes. It doesn't get much air time because

Re: [MBZ] OT - Shotguns

2014-10-27 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Great story G, That carbide Cannon sounds GREAT!I think they used to advertise them in Comic Books or other magazines for imaginative kids. ;-) Sometimes I wonder how we survived! no bike helmets, we had BB guns and real guns, firecrackers, cherry bombs, M80s, etc. Once we got

[MBZ] The Road to Mercedes

2014-10-31 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
NBCSports is airing a program called Road to Mercedes which has a couple of journalist driving from UK to Stuttgart in a loaner GL450 AMG where they visit a restoration shop who restores MBs to 100 points. They appeared to have 2 dozen 300SL Gullwings and Roadsters in various stages of

Re: [MBZ] OT - another non-political B-52 tale - FINALE QUICK DEPARTURE

2014-11-02 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
mao, Wow - you really had to go a long way back to find that example. Got anything newer? IMO, when the church began to be less managed by monarchs interested in expanding territory and more managed by religious types who read the Bible and realized Jesus has a forgiveness game plan and not

[MBZ] MB 600 - Jay Leno

2014-11-04 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Hi Ya'll - Jay's Garage on YouTube has a excellent video showing his 600 - which he says his favorite MB.The 19 min video opens with Jay driving his 600 with the opening playing a score of The Ride of the Valkyries . Very impressive. Jay, (he asks that I call him by his 1st

Re: [MBZ] Today's CL Crack Smoker

2014-11-09 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
what's the deal with the Salvage Title? He seems to gloss over that little tidbit What part of COMPLETE NO DAMAGED ORIGINAL VERY RARE SPORT CAR contains the salvage stuff, I wonder? LarryT 91 300D On 11/8/2014 10:40 AM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes wrote: INTERIOR COMPLETE NO DAMAGED

Re: [MBZ] Neuropathy IVIG

2014-11-10 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
I had IVIG treatments back in the late 90s when my disease 1st raised its ugly head. I was to the point I was only sleeping 10 min or so at a time due to pain and those 10 min were not very restful. It's amazing what sleep deprivation will do. The 1st IVIG treatment was pretty effective. I

Re: [MBZ] hi miles

2014-11-20 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
my 78 240D can still be driven any time. the only known problem which might be considered serious is the broken parking pawl in the tranny.. Of course it has the typical rust on the floors and rockers and one hood hinge has a screw missing. t has 330K mi. our 91 300D is like new - just

Re: [MBZ] Selling My 1983 300D

2014-11-20 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
IMO the w124s were easier to keep pristine - as yours and mine are. The 123's are great cars and very utilitarian but the rust bug loves them. All the plastic on the 124s really keep the rust at bay. The 124 is my wife's daily driver but she'd like something other than a MB just as a change

Re: [MBZ] Let's raise the speed limit to 85 in MT!

2014-12-02 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
I am sure you're right about how bad people will allow their cars to deteriorate and still drive them but I think we need to put the pressure on our citizens to grow up and maintain their cars if they want to drive at the speeds others find acceptable. IMO it's like the Nanny state run amok

Re: [MBZ] Let's raise the speed limit to 85 in MT!

2014-12-02 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Oh Man! I love Mt!! I would imagine that all that open space in Mt (and adjoining states), it would be impossible _not _to drive faster than 55! LarryT 91 300D 74 911 On 12/1/2014 6:14 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes wrote: Montana had a reasonable and prudent speed limit and thumbed their

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