Re: [MBZ] write your own caption

2005-11-15 Thread Loren Faeth
So what if it IS 25 years old! I never promised you a NEW Mercedes. At 07:26 PM 11/14/2005, you wrote: http://tinyurl.com/9bccd _ L. Mark Finch Indianapolis 1982 300D Turbodiesel ___ For new parts see official list

Re: [MBZ] write your own caption

2005-11-15 Thread Loren Faeth
Diesel doesn't stink! Gasoline stinks! At 07:26 PM 11/14/2005, you wrote: http://tinyurl.com/9bccd _ L. Mark Finch Indianapolis 1982 300D Turbodiesel ___ For new parts see official list sponsor:

Re: [MBZ] Help

2005-11-16 Thread Loren Faeth
Or the plastic canister may have disintegrated. The car was old enough to drink legally in any state 15 years ago! If prior suggestions don't yield a solution, you might try taking loose the fuel line straps under the body, particularly around the rear axle and near the firewall. The lines

Re: [MBZ] W124 charging system fails, how far can you drive, lots....

2005-11-17 Thread Loren Faeth
I drove the 124 TD over 100 miles with the lights on, and still had battery. On the return trip, I charged the battery before leaving, and drove back over 200 miles with the lights on for only 50 miles or so. Still had enough battery to start at the end of both cases. The true answer is How

Re: [MBZ] W124 charging system fails, how far can you drive, lots....

2005-11-17 Thread Loren Faeth
, it probably won't have enough juice to run the starter, and the lights will be noticeably dim. The radio will probably run a lot longer, but not much else. Ron Dwelle On Nov 17, 2005, at 12:12 PM, Loren Faeth wrote: If your battery has 100 Amp hours available, and you can draw only 1 amp, then you have

Re: [MBZ] Fuel Shutoff Valve Replacement

2005-11-17 Thread Loren Faeth
Bad vacuum pod on one of the door locks, or the vac hose is unhooked somewhere. I had a 123 where the yellow line came off the rubber connector for no apparent reason. At 02:35 PM 11/17/2005, you wrote: I seem to remember that the yellow line goes to the door locks. On 11/17/05, Bob Rentfro

[MBZ] Crappy fuel, was: Absolutely pathetic fuel economy

2005-11-18 Thread Loren Faeth
I have gotten at least 2 loads of bad fuel post Katrina. One was in the truck with the IH DT466. It had a new filter, and I got a few gallons at a small town coop to last until I could get to a truck stop and cheaper fuel. Ended up limping to a NAPA, changed the main filter (again) and that

Re: [MBZ] 240D Differential

2005-11-21 Thread Loren Faeth
Russ, I've got a 240D differential. It is buried in the garage. I'd have to dig it out. Let me know offline if you are interested. [EMAIL PROTECTED] At 09:30 PM 11/20/2005, you wrote: Hi Gang, My wife's '83 240D has developed a LOUD Growling in the differential. When I bought the car

[MBZ] Jim Cathey

2005-11-21 Thread Loren Faeth
Jim, Nice to see you are back!

Re: [MBZ] Cost to rebuild

2005-11-21 Thread Loren Faeth
It is a tough call. I bought 2 used 240D engines. The first came from a tow-yard in Chicago, right after the first snow. 240D recently wrecked. It is a good engine, and in use. Paid $500 about 5 years ago. About 3 years ago I bought an engine on ebay. When i got it, it had NO

Re: [MBZ] way too much for this car

2005-11-21 Thread Loren Faeth
Tell me where I can buy good 87 300TD for $3615, and I will buy a dozen, because I know the market price is higher. In fact the last guy I contacted was selling one for a grand higher than that price, and he RAISED the price and sold it within a few days. The previous ones on ebay went for ~

Re: [MBZ] Scary

2005-11-21 Thread Loren Faeth
Lessee. Mercedes Benz, Toada, Nissan, and Hondog are all American made (at least one plant in the US) Many Detroit products are Japanese cars built in the US, Mexico, Japan or who knows where. Buy one and support your neighbor. Guess we are all patriots because Chrysler is an American

Re: [MBZ] way too much for this car

2005-11-21 Thread Loren Faeth
Naaa, Kaleb's limit is $500 At 04:55 PM 11/21/2005, you wrote: the real question iswould Kaleb have paid $10k for that car in said condition? If he says yes, it's worth it and more. -Original Message- From: Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Nov 21, 2005 5:02 PM To:

Re: [MBZ] euro alert

2005-11-21 Thread Loren Faeth
Hey! I have a 280 Euro Engine for it. Anybody want to put the two together? At 05:22 PM 11/21/2005, you wrote: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mercedes-Benz-SEL-83-MERCEDES-BENZ-280-SEL-GREAT-CONDITION-BAD-ENGINE-NR_W0QQitemZ4592185702QQcategoryZ6315QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem -- Kaleb C.

Re: [MBZ] euro alert

2005-11-21 Thread Loren Faeth
Hey Kaleb, If you find one of those $3615 87 300 TDs, I want one! Like I said, I'd take a dozen if I could find them

Re: [MBZ] Tires 123 240D

2005-11-21 Thread Loren Faeth
German Continentals, if you can get them. Being on the East coast, you might be able to find some. Since Eurotire (my old source for German tires) was sold, I have not been happy with any tire. I can't find any source for German Continentals. So far, blizzaks are doing ok, but I did

[MBZ] Job 47-100

2005-11-22 Thread Loren Faeth
Does anyone have job 47-100, Fuel tank R R for 86 SDL? It is not on my CD. It is listed on skinnerbox, but not there. Loren Faeth 86 300 SDL At 05:34 PM 11/21/2005, you wrote: Has anyone cleaned or removed the tank screen on an SDL? I don't see a big plug like on the older diesels. From

Re: [MBZ] SDL fuel tank screen

2005-11-22 Thread Loren Faeth
Thanks Dr Booth. I also did find the 47-100 pdf on my cd, but it was not indexed. I pulled both hoses from the bottom of the tank. Unfortunately, the out line was black inside, indicating the presence of algae. As much as I drive the car, the algae didn't grow there, so it was pumped in.

Re: [MBZ] ADMIN: Gabriel

2005-11-22 Thread Loren Faeth
He just had no imagination as to inventive uses of adjectives. It is quite possible to convey one's thoughts without resorting to filth. Those who creatively apply a broad spectrum of adjectives can let someone know they have been cursed by a sailor without actually using any of the words.

Re: [MBZ] ADMIN: Gabriel

2005-11-22 Thread Loren Faeth
Jeez Dave, We lost a veritable wealth of knowledge when Gabe was banned. Just ask him, He knows more than anyone else on the list. He knows more than all of us together. In fact, he knows more than the ENTIRE human race. He even knows more than God almighty! Just ask him! At 08:25 PM

Re: [MBZ] SDL fuel tank screen

2005-11-22 Thread Loren Faeth
Thanks again, Dr. Booth, I tried to get in there with the big mother channel lock, but didn't get them where they could bite. They are too big to fit on perpendicular, because of the differential and rear subframe position. I think I have the next smaller size in my drill box that is 200

Re: [MBZ] cheap euro 126

2005-11-22 Thread Loren Faeth
I'll bet it is a 500SEL because it has hydraulic rear suspension. Great for those who want to load it down with a ton of newspapers and go like a bat out of... At 09:55 AM 11/22/2005, you wrote:

Re: [MBZ] First Biodiesel, now cranberries

2005-11-23 Thread Loren Faeth
Greenie Weenie idiots. Cranberries were growing here long before people. The greenie weenies WAY overinflate their self-worth. They should all be made into Biodiesel. As to the impact of biofuels Madam Pele spews more CO, NOx and other miscellaneous offal into the air in any given day from

Re: [MBZ] First Biodiesel, now cranberries

2005-11-23 Thread Loren Faeth
Hmmm, If you get out your Geiger counter, you will find that everything around you is radioactive to some degree. My science project in Jr high was monitoring radiation in common store-bought milk. Yep, it is radioactive too! So, if a little radiation will kill you, You'd better hurry off

Re: [MBZ] First Biodiesel, now cranberries

2005-11-23 Thread Loren Faeth
of recorded history and you will see there is nothing out of normal variance. That is science. Read How to Lie with Statistics. It is somewhat outdated, but entertaining and instructive. Junk science is still junk. At 10:30 PM 11/22/2005, you wrote: Loren Faeth wrote: Junk science

Re: [MBZ] cheap euro 126

2005-11-24 Thread Loren Faeth
the VIN confirm it's a euro car? Mac [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: vin says its a 380 Loren Faeth wrote: I'll bet it is a 500SEL because it has hydraulic rear suspension. Great for those who want to load it down with a ton of newspapers and go like a bat out of... At 09:55 AM 11/22/2005, you

Re: [MBZ] Helloooooooooo

2005-11-24 Thread Loren Faeth
Gosh Kaleb, there have been lots of posts all day. Got any 124 parts for me yet? Lfender, hood At 02:19 PM 11/24/2005, you wrote: Anybody out there? Am I the only one working on thanksgiving? Yes, while the wife is cooking Im stuck in front of the computer getting parts ready for ebay. --

Re: [MBZ] What?

2005-11-28 Thread Loren Faeth
ML 300 and 350 Diesels are available in Europe. I was told some MLs are assembled in Austria. This may be the same plant that makes the G models, but I never got a confirmation or denial on that. I know there have been Diesel ML spottings near the Alabama plant, but I have heard nothing

Re: [MBZ] Kinda OT: Rust on cylinders

2005-11-29 Thread Loren Faeth
SHoot the bores with mopar penetrating oil. It will remove the rust. Easy and cheap. After a few hours, wipe the stuff out. At 04:57 PM 11/28/2005, you wrote: I have a Toyota that I am reassembling. It has been sitting for a while and there is a light coating of rust on a two of the

[MBZ] GM, was: What?

2005-11-29 Thread Loren Faeth
WHY GM? In a rush to capture part of the growing diesel market after the second gas shortage (76 i think) GM dieselized its 350 gasser. it was available in Olds, chevy, and caddy big cars and pickups. They put an itty bitty fuel filter on it, hidden on the back of the intake manifold,

Re: [MBZ] mog for sale

2005-11-29 Thread Loren Faeth
a lot of them in the 60s had the 2.2 liter M180 engine, same as the 220Sb and 220b I think all or most of the Swiss army ones were gas. seems like a lot if them made it to the US. (not a Mog expert) Bob could surely give a better answer At 08:05 PM 11/28/2005, you wrote: What's that

Re: [MBZ] MB in Movie Preview

2005-11-29 Thread Loren Faeth
There have been a few things on the tube that had a good guy driving an MB, mostly 107s Come to think of it, in one of the Herbie movies the bad guys were in a 111. Herbie goes to Monte Carlo? At 08:21 PM 11/28/2005, you wrote: Why is it that it's always the bad guys who are driving the

Re: [MBZ] GM, was: What?

2005-11-29 Thread Loren Faeth
ended, so did interest in diesels. Will keep this e-mail for future reference and forward to some friends. Thanks! Chris Loren Faeth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: WHY GM? In a rush to capture part of the growing diesel market after the second gas shortage (76 i think) GM dieselized its 350

Re: [MBZ] GM, was: What?

2005-11-29 Thread Loren Faeth
not producing any engines after 1984. The 6.2 (built by detroit which was owned by GM) came out in 1982 to replace the 5.7. This engine was used all the way up to 92 or so when the 6.5 came out. Yes the 5.7 had problems but not to the scale as bad as you are saying IMO. Loren Faeth wrote: WHY GM

Re: [MBZ] GM, was: What?

2005-11-29 Thread Loren Faeth
in such a hurry to get me out of there. Never was the same after that, and the IP failed again at 70,000, and I dumped the car to get a '79 240D. Royce Engler 1985 300TD Turbo 265K -Original Message- From: Loren Faeth [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, November 28, 2005 8:13 PM

Re: [MBZ] GM, was: What?

2005-11-29 Thread Loren Faeth
which was owned by GM) came out in 1982 to replace the 5.7. This engine was used all the way up to 92 or so when the 6.5 came out. Yes the 5.7 had problems but not to the scale as bad as you are saying IMO. Loren Faeth wrote: WHY GM? In a rush to capture part of the growing diesel market after

Re: [MBZ] GM, was: What?

2005-11-29 Thread Loren Faeth
cars. As kaleb says, by the time GM reached version 3 the 6.5 in 1992, they had a decent product. Still IMHO, not as reliable or dependable as a 616/617 or even a 60x with Bosch inline injection pumps. At 08:46 AM 11/29/2005, you wrote: Loren Faeth wrote: Kaleb, A. We were talking about

[MBZ] 76 300D 115 on ebay

2005-11-29 Thread Loren Faeth
Item number 4593590004 needs an engine The usual disclaimers, except: I have a good running 76 300D engine for sale. Put em together and run a long time for cheap. Loren 76 300D rusted away, good driveline.

Re: [MBZ] 85 300D

2005-11-29 Thread Loren Faeth
Hey Don, Are you sure its past tense?; ) At 12:46 PM 11/29/2005, you wrote: Don't forget that Andrew lives and works in DC, so is sort of out of touch with what happens outside the Beltway. I was the same way until I moved from the area in 1995.

Re: [MBZ] Kaleb's going to Iowa

2005-11-30 Thread Loren Faeth
Looks Like Kaleb got himself a 280 SE Euro with US bumpers. Interesting that it does not have velour seats Iowa's way to license a non US version has been to title it as the next-closest US version. It is probably titled as a 380SE My first car was a rusted out 56 Karmann Ghia. I took it

Re: [MBZ] looks like Im going to Iowa

2005-11-30 Thread Loren Faeth
Waverly, MO? Yes, NE of KC I was just east of waverly when i got the load of rust in the fuel for the truck a few weeks ago. Dude, you are spreading out! all the way to Des Moines At 09:55 AM 11/30/2005, you wrote: Yea. Going to be in Waverly this weekend to pick up a car, I think that

Re: [MBZ] looks like Im going to Iowa

2005-12-01 Thread Loren Faeth
It is a Euro model that was not available in the USA. 280SE You can tell by the twin cam engine. They are screamers! At 08:53 AM 12/1/2005, you wrote: I think headlights too and also the warning sign in trunk, although, like headlights, you can add that. I found one for the SD and the

Re: [MBZ] 1991 350SDL

2005-12-01 Thread Loren Faeth
For my money, the 126 SDL is the best long distance car there is. Period. the end. I am not convinced there is anything newer or older that is better. They are comfortable, relatively economical, and still attractive nearly 30 years after the initial design. (I was told by someone the

Re: [MBZ] this weeks ebay idiot

2005-12-01 Thread Loren Faeth
Well, he IS in Houston. At 10:59 AM 12/1/2005, you wrote: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mercedes-Benz-200-Series-240-D-83-MERCEDES-BENZ-240-TURBO-DIESEL-RUNNING-CONDITION_W0QQitemZ4594504320QQcategoryZ6329QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem -- Kaleb C. Striplin/Claremore, OK 89 560SEL, 87 300SDL, 85 380SE,

Re: [MBZ] OT another VW diesel possibility for me

2005-12-01 Thread Loren Faeth
BEFORE you spend a nickel anywhere else, try running it with an auxiliary electric fuel pump, OR if stationary, hold a can of fuel up above the engine and run a hose to the fuel filter in line. Is the problem starting, or running? My Quantum would crank forever before starting. The tank is

Re: [MBZ] cold day reflections on owning a diesel

2005-12-02 Thread Loren Faeth
Great choice! A 240D auto is a great first car. I let my daughter drive my SDL one time and she immediately scraped the LF alloy wheel on a curb. OUCH! At 06:01 AM 12/2/2005, you wrote: LT Don said father of a girl going off to the prom, asking for a set of wheels. A Sprinter is the

Re: [MBZ] temperature of w123 - thermostat

2005-12-02 Thread Loren Faeth
DO it yesterday! It is either gone or stuck open. At 08:14 AM 12/2/2005, you wrote: I am trying to figure out what my temp gauge should read. It seems to be at about 100 when fully warmed up. Sometimes spiking to over 120 for a few minutes under heavy load. Thinking of replacing my

Re: [MBZ] temperature of w123 - thermostat

2005-12-02 Thread Loren Faeth
Good catch. I was thinking in terms of 100 F, which is obviously too low. 100C is too hot, and the cooling system flush and perhaps a new thermostat are in order. You can check the operation of the tstat in a can of water on the stove with a known good thermometer that can be immersed.

Re: [MBZ] cold day reflections on owning a diesel

2005-12-02 Thread Loren Faeth
Amen, I was happy to drive whatever was available,and ran. I even drove trucks to school, if there was no car available (and when my parents were out of town.) I worked my butt of to save enough money to buy a rustbucket Ghia. I gave #1 son the 200D, with the caveat that he had to fix

Re: [MBZ] OT GM bashing

2005-12-02 Thread Loren Faeth
THat is what i liked ( and still like) about the 108-112 (inclusive) cars GREAT visibility! 123s are not bad. At 12:22 PM 12/2/2005, you wrote: I don't WANT to get used to that styling trend. It's terrible for visibility and headroom. That's my complaint, too. Apparently, market

Re: [MBZ] '82 300SD STABILIZER FIXED!!

2005-12-07 Thread Loren Faeth
to parts cars. Thanks to Loren Faeth, of this list, I was able to get mine repaired by Doug at Import Auto Limited in Ames, Iowa (515 296 2723) for $466. He cut off the end of the bar where it is thick, then machined a new end which slides over the bar. He ground flats in the bar first, and secured

Re: [MBZ] Hey Loren --

2005-12-12 Thread Loren Faeth
Yes, the SL is put away for the salt season. She is not happy about driving the lowly 240D. At 07:21 PM 12/11/2005, you wrote: Saw the daughter tonight at her place of employment. [I don't think she recognized me.] You have her driving a W123 and not the SL? -- 1977 240D 1972 Honda CB-500K

Re: [MBZ] Block heater pyrotechnics

2005-12-13 Thread Loren Faeth
Naa, just a tickle. !20V grounded through a person to the Mississippi river will get said person's attention, but it is not generally fatal. I knew a guy who ran a hardware store. He kept a cord with bare wires. He would hold one wire in each hand to show people it is only a tickle. He

Re: [MBZ] Block heater pyrotechnics

2005-12-13 Thread Loren Faeth
be enough to buy a Kleb car! At 10:05 PM 12/12/2005, you wrote: On Mon, 12 Dec 2005 21:19:47 -0600 Loren Faeth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Naa, just a tickle. !20V grounded through a person to the Mississippi river will get said person's attention, but it is not generally fatal. I knew a guy who

Re: [MBZ] lube of door hinges

2005-12-13 Thread Loren Faeth
go to a lawn garden store and buy the little grease gun for chain saw bars. They come with a tip that fits the door hinges. You can also snap the fitting into a regular grease gun. That's what I do, but I store the fitting back in the little chainsaw gun so it doesn't get lost. At 10:38

Re: [MBZ] More block heater pyrotechnics

2005-12-13 Thread Loren Faeth
Don, that is a good story! Glad you survived! At 07:24 AM 12/13/2005, you wrote: Don't ask me, however, about the time I decided to strip telephone cable with my teeth when I lived in NYC ... and someone called in while my tongue was on the ring piece of copper. THAT left a mark (when I fell

Re: [MBZ] Cash: $ now takes Tulsa area 300E

2005-12-14 Thread Loren Faeth
Doggoneit! Why'd ya have to crunch up the left front corner and hood? If you had done in some other corner, I'd have bought it in a flash. I still need a hood, grille and L headlight assy for the 124 Bambi altercation. At 12:12 PM 12/14/2005, you wrote: 'Star' (1988 300E) is for sale as a

Re: [MBZ] Year End Specials

2005-12-15 Thread Loren Faeth
Sounds to me that you are all passing Okie gas At 08:26 PM 12/14/2005, you wrote: You are supposed to use original german MB air in your tires. I can provide free original german MB air for all who attend any OkieQ. David Brodbeck wrote: redghost wrote: LT, did he offer you the proper

Re: [MBZ] Kaleb car in Iowa

2005-12-16 Thread Loren Faeth
HEY! you blew my stealth! I wanted to snag that one before Kaleb got it! At 04:28 PM 12/15/2005, you wrote: Or I 'spose it is a parts car for LT Don http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1981-Mercedes-240D_W0QQitemZ4596821298QQcategoryZ6329QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem No affiliation,

Re: [MBZ] 240D to the junkyard?

2005-12-16 Thread Loren Faeth
condition, location? At 09:50 PM 12/15/2005, you wrote: I'm moving, and I really can't drag this car with me. Make me an offer. [EMAIL PROTECTED] or [EMAIL PROTECTED] ___ For new parts see official list sponsor: http://www.buymbparts.com/ For used parts

[MBZ] 240D prices

2005-12-16 Thread Loren Faeth
somebody just paid $2100 for a 76 240D on ebay! 4597219965 [] -- next part -- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: 5a0d70a.jpg Type: image/jpeg Size: 653 bytes Desc: not available Url :

Re: [MBZ] I wouldnt put this crap on my car

2005-12-16 Thread Loren Faeth
D'oh and another is the lowly 240D See ebay 4596821298 [] for a picture. Do you suppose they guys who designed the car could have built a better intake/filter than the mushroom riceburner junk? At 08:52 AM 12/15/2005, you wrote: An example of a *stock* cold air intake is the air

Re: [MBZ] 126 V8 diesel on ebay

2005-12-16 Thread Loren Faeth
Just sounds like an ordinary car salesman to me. Ever walk into a dealership and ask a technical question? They are more clueless than blondes. At 08:10 AM 12/16/2005, you wrote: Jim Wrote: Hard to believe somebody could mistake a gasser for a diesel. Sway bar on a 126 is a fugly job,

Re: [MBZ] The Funny Looking Antifreeze

2005-12-19 Thread Loren Faeth
Be prepared to cut the old block plug out with a big hammer and a big chisel (emphasis on BIG) or acetylene torch. The last one i took out would not budge with a 6 ft cheater or a 15 chisel and 6 lb hammer. I heated it red hot with the torch, then applied both the cheater and the chisel at

Re: [MBZ] The Funny Looking Antifreeze

2005-12-19 Thread Loren Faeth
I think i tried both ways. The block won't heat red hot because the cast transfers heat too well. At 12:50 PM 12/19/2005, you wrote: The last one i took out would not budge with a 6 ft cheater or a 15 chisel and 6 lb hammer. I heated it red hot with the torch, then applied both the Did

Re: [MBZ] The Funny Looking Antifreeze

2005-12-19 Thread Loren Faeth
I tried the gentle touch with the heat first with no effect. Then i tried full blast on the cast with no effect. Then I got the plug red hot and let it cool. That and with the 6 foot cheater and beating with the BFH and 15 chisel finally broke it loose. The object of heating in this case is

[MBZ] Ebay photos

2005-12-20 Thread Loren Faeth
Is there some reason why these people like to take pictures at dusk or after dark? Makes no sense to me. I figured someone must know the reason. At 09:15 PM 12/19/2005, you wrote:

Re: [MBZ] cheap 124 wagon

2005-12-20 Thread Loren Faeth
The show car for the 86 SDL brochure was smoke silver with burgundy interior. My 86 SDL is identical to the one in the brochure. It is a nice color combo. The 87 TD in question has the burgundy interior, not red. Most of the 87 TDs seem to be white with blue interior. Many dealerships

[MBZ] Anyone near Warrenville, VA?

2005-12-20 Thread Loren Faeth
It is about 45 miles SW of DC. Looks like I am about to become the owner of a TE there. It supposedly has a trans problem. If anyone nearby could go check it out, I will try to make arrangements with the PO. I'd like to know if it might be driveable for 1K miles to get it home, or if it

[MBZ] 300E trans interchange question

2005-12-21 Thread Loren Faeth
an interchangeable transmission? I think 86-91 300Es will work, but that is just a guess. It appears that the 300D/TD trans is different. Anyone know what the difference is? Thanks to all for assistance. Loren Faeth 86 SDL 87 SDL 87 TD 88 300 TE in VA with ? trans.

Re: [MBZ] 300E trans interchange question

2005-12-21 Thread Loren Faeth
It that is the case, then I'd expect they could be swapped by changing the valve body. (not that I know much about AT) I'd rather have a 5 spd. At 07:32 PM 12/20/2005, you wrote: On Tue, Dec 20, 2005 at 07:23:56PM -0600, Loren Faeth wrote: I am hoping the new TE will not need a trans

Re: [MBZ] diesel compression tester

2005-12-21 Thread Loren Faeth
I bought one of those a few years ago. It is not too bad for the money. There are 3 weaknesses I found. 1. there is an o-ring in the quick coupler that will blow out and get lost if you forget to discharge the pressure before unhooking the QC. 2. The Nozzle holder adapter is a little

Re: [MBZ] diesel compression tester

2005-12-21 Thread Loren Faeth
Here is the short version of the procedure: 1. Clean everything related to the nozzles, lines and Injection pump meticulously with clean Diesel fuel or other cleaner degreaser. Blow it off with air. Repeat as needed until there is not a speck anywhere that could fall into the pump, the

[MBZ] Mighty quiet here tonight!

2005-12-21 Thread Loren Faeth
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!

Re: [MBZ] diesel compression tester

2005-12-21 Thread Loren Faeth
between cylinders is within specs with this tool -- -- -- just wether you had a blown head gasket? On 12/20/05, Loren Faeth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I bought one of those a few years ago. It is not too bad for the money. There are 3 weaknesses I found. 1. there is an o-ring in the quick coupler

Re: [MBZ] Front End Creak

2005-12-21 Thread Loren Faeth
Which side? Ball joints You will need to determine if it is the upper or lower. You may get a clue by looking for rust powder on or near the ball joint boot. You want to be sure the ball joint does not brake when you apply the breaks Could be the sway bar bushings also. At 09:37 PM

[MBZ] Personal for Chuck Landenberger

2005-12-21 Thread Loren Faeth
Chuck Normally Phoenix, but for the Holidays - Kailua, Hawaii Chuck, Do me a favor while you are there! Go down to Agnes Bake shop and tell Non and Christian that I said Merry Christmas, and that Christian should unblock my email address so he can read my email! he could send me

[MBZ] Anyone near Warrenton, VA?

2005-12-21 Thread Loren Faeth
Andrew Pointed out the error in the previous post. It is about 45 miles SW of DC. Looks like I am about to become the owner of a TE there. It supposedly has a trans problem. If anyone nearby could go check it out, I will try to make arrangements with the PO. I'd like to know if it might

Re: [MBZ] Spare 115 relays?

2006-01-04 Thread Loren Faeth
If you can describe the defog relay, I probably have it. It'd be off of a 76 300D. It might take me a week or two to get it from the car. I sold the blinker switch to Chuck in Falls Church. Try contact cleaner and cycling yours. At 08:18 PM 1/3/2006, you wrote: Anybody have a set of

Re: [MBZ] Jetta TDI on ebay pick up in Wichita or Bella Vista, Ark. Looks nice - no affiliation.

2006-01-04 Thread Loren Faeth
Hey Don, My Quantum would get 45 fully loaded doing 75. If you are interested, I think you could get it cheep. At 09:03 PM 1/3/2006, you wrote: Yes indeed. That is why I specified rust free. I almost bought one back in (I think) the late 70s, when they first came out. I test drove one all

Re: [MBZ] Used Engines from Tri-Star

2006-01-04 Thread Loren Faeth
When the engine arrives, have the mechanic put a socket on the front pulley bold with a standard 18 breaker bar.the engine should turn over, and each 1/2 turn should get very hard to turn. a OM 616 with good compression will slow you to almost a stop when a cylinder comes up on the

Re: [MBZ] USC or UT?

2006-01-05 Thread Loren Faeth
Far as I know, my diesels have neither! Hope they stay that way. At 09:24 PM 1/4/2006, you wrote: -- Luther KB5QHU Alma, Ark '83 300SD (happily running WVO/diesel mix) '82 300CD (Slate grey, black MBTex, WVO/D mix) '82 300D '90 300E (both parts or can run??)

Re: [MBZ] Chicago TD

2006-01-05 Thread Loren Faeth
...makes me think some catastrophic failure has occurred they know how much it will cost and want you to walk into the trap Yes, especially because I asked specific questions about the brakes and rust and others and got no answers. I only got an email that said pictures were posted, but

Re: [MBZ] glue oozing mirror

2006-01-06 Thread Loren Faeth
5 cracker munching, drink spilling kids in it, so I don't care and the 240D...well, that might DISQUALIFY me as anal forever. My upcoming $100 VW diesel Golf purchase might help too. :-) Chris Loren Faeth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: My oozer is the 86 SDL It started in the summer of 04

Re: [MBZ] Tire Longevity (was quality)

2006-01-09 Thread Loren Faeth
Actually, the exploreer will end up in the junkyard, because of lack of traction long before the tires wear out. In the mid 70s, I'd roam the local junkyard, because they'd let you do that back then, searching for bits off fords or German cars that'd fit my Bronco or my 200D. An amazing

Re: [MBZ] Can't resist a good deal

2006-01-09 Thread Loren Faeth
too high! You should be able to buy a perfectly running 300E for 1700. That 260 E on ebay a couple weeks ago went for 1700 and it was really clean At 10:50 PM 1/8/2006, you wrote: Not enough information - On 1/8/06, B Dike [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Re: [MBZ] New MB Driven Ssang Yong in AU

2006-01-09 Thread Loren Faeth
No wonder the smart crashed! The bugger is driving on the wrong side of the road! (Just teasing Hendrik and others in Oz) At 03:12 AM 1/9/2006, you wrote: Yes but will they be able to do this http://coolmike.no.sapo.pt/smartmedia.wmv and stand up to this

Re: [MBZ] Looks like I have a long drive ahead of me.

2006-01-09 Thread Loren Faeth
Don, We just ran part of that trip from Pensacola to Memphis. Pretty normal conditions. No problems with construction or traffic, but we avoided Mobile and Memphis at rush hours. If you have any spare time, the Naval Air Museum at Pensacola is awesome. I could spend a week there. They

Re: [MBZ] 300 SD Transmission needed

2006-01-10 Thread Loren Faeth
Where are you? You can call Doug at 515 296-2723 He has one that he is selling parts from. Last I knew, it had the trans in it. Not sure what year. This car is in Ames, IA At 08:49 PM 1/9/2006, you wrote: Hi all, I am in need of a used transmission for an 82 300SD. I would like to get

Re: [MBZ] 300 SD Transmission needed

2006-01-10 Thread Loren Faeth
: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Loren Faeth Sent: Monday, January 09, 2006 8:56 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] 300 SD Transmission needed Where are you? You can call Doug at 515 296-2723 He has one that he is selling parts from. Last I knew, it had

Re: [MBZ] Of interest to dieselheads

2006-01-10 Thread Loren Faeth
A caravan 400CDI? That is scarey! I'd look at a CHeep Cherokee with an MB Diesel, or a dakota PU I'd probably buy the ML though. (in 10-15 years) At 12:15 AM 1/10/2006, you wrote: On 1/9/06, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: DaimlerChrysler plans to achieve a breakthrough in

Re: [MBZ] Transmission questions

2006-01-10 Thread Loren Faeth
(for this thread) At 12:08 PM 1/10/2006, you wrote: Loren Faeth wrote: Does anyone have a chart for auto transmission types used in various model numbers and years. I am most interested in those used in the 123, 124, and 126 types. Right now I am specifically looking for info about the trans

Re: [MBZ] Emblem flapping in the breeze

2006-01-10 Thread Loren Faeth
My SDL fell off, and a couple of years later the TURBO fell off. I bought a new SDL but decided instead to go euro with no identification. Since the trunk lid is getting pretty rusty, i decided it was not sacrilege to put on a free script sticker from Bitberger: bitte ein bitI'd guess

Re: [MBZ] 124 parts

2006-01-10 Thread Loren Faeth
www.car-part.com covers a lot of junkyards, and you can specify the area of the country. At 03:01 PM 1/10/2006, you wrote: car-parts.com is a good place to look for used auto parts. Not sure on shipping though, or color. Dave W - Original Message - From: Sunil Hari [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [MBZ] I've got a long drive PLUS I need a name

2006-01-11 Thread Loren Faeth
You can't even think of names until you have had the chance to bond. Then the name just appears. At 06:02 PM 1/10/2006, you wrote: Thanks to all for the input on the upcoming purchase and long drive. The new car and I can bond it is very important to bond with your Mercedes. Did you know

Re: [MBZ] Cracked diesel head on 124 series

2006-01-11 Thread Loren Faeth
Kleb, you can probably get it shipped to you for about $600. That is only a few parts from your harem, oops, I mean Kingdom. At 07:13 PM 1/10/2006, you wrote: h, where was it located again? Woodlandtaylors wrote: $1895 -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [MBZ] WOW, may the crack runeth over

2006-01-11 Thread Loren Faeth
Well, what did you expect? the seller is sunshine doobie At 08:16 PM 1/10/2006, you wrote: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mercedes-Benz-E-Class-1984-ELITE-CLASS-SEI-MERCEDES-BENZ_W0QQitemZ4603608684QQcategoryZ6335QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem -- Kaleb C. Striplin/Claremore, OK 89 560SEL, 87 300SDL,

Re: [MBZ] Cracked diesel head on 124 series

2006-01-11 Thread Loren Faeth
Man! You sound like you have what I have! (except that your cars probably don't get rusty as bad) At 10:17 PM 1/10/2006, you wrote: Casey, Have been going to take the engine and trans out of it (Texas blue 1985 sedan) and drop them into the gold sedan, have not got around to it. Never put

[MBZ] Q for the Mac guys

2006-01-12 Thread Loren Faeth
My daughter has an ibook G3 700 that died. The blasted thing was never right. The usual logic board problems. Between the university and Apple, they never would repair the thing under the warranty or the extended logic board repair program. Does anyone have any chains to yank at Apple?

Re: [MBZ] Q for the Mac guys

2006-01-12 Thread Loren Faeth
The audio died almost right away. The university shop diagnosed that as a logic board failure, but said Apple wouldn't cover it under warranty. Now the thing won't boot. University shop diagnosed that as a dead logic board, again not covered under the Apple extended logic board replacement

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