Re: [MBZ] cycling hot/cold in 90's w124 300TDt

2005-11-15 Thread Mitch Haley
Now you know why phones and cars don't mix. And especially why 90's and later MBZ and the monkeys who work for phone/stereo stores don't mix.

Re: [MBZ] Water in the trunk

2005-11-15 Thread Mitch Haley
David Brodbeck wrote: I can't tell if it's all coming from condensation, or if the condensation is a symptom of a leak elsewhere. I vote for the latter, like maybe rear window seal.

Re: [MBZ] For those who like big cars

2005-11-16 Thread Mitch Haley
John M McIntosh wrote: I wasn't aware you could buy Smarts in the USA since they are not EPA etc approved yet. ZAP was importing them. They recently sued D-C, so I don't think that project is going too well. http://www.zapworld.com/about/news/news_zapfileslegal.asp

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

2005-11-16 Thread Mitch Haley
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.) Here in the rust belt, anything would outlast a 1970's Jap pickup body. (except maybe a Fiat body)

Re: [MBZ] SFO Smarts

2005-11-16 Thread Mitch Haley
[EMAIL PROTECTED] 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 to have a fleet of Jeeps that would not

Re: [MBZ] Absolutely pathetic fuel economy

2005-11-17 Thread Mitch Haley
David Brodbeck wrote: The most accurate way to calculate fuel economy is as follows: - Fill the tank until the pump shuts off. - Drive. - Refill the tank, preferably from the same pump, since the shutoff point varies from pump to pump. I'd run it off a small tank under the hood, even a

Re: [MBZ] Absolutely pathetic fuel economy

2005-11-17 Thread Mitch Haley
Marshall Booth wrote: Tire pressure below the top end of the Mercedes recommendations can reduce fuel economy by 10-15%. Improperly adjusted valves can reduce it a little. I'm thinking that if he had a brake hose acting like a one-way valve it would have killed the pads a few times in the last

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

2005-11-18 Thread Mitch Haley
John Ervine wrote: Sunil Hari wrote: 5-speed Getrag on a 5-cyl. Datacard says 4-spd gearbox. I haven't heard of (reliably anyway) a non MBZ box on anything but a 16 valve W201. 2.3-16, Evolution, Evolution II all had Getrag 5sp with 1st gear back and left, 2-5 in an H pattern

Re: [MBZ] wtf?

2005-11-18 Thread Mitch Haley
Craig McCluskey wrote: The only thing that looks amiss is the cylinderical thing with the two red rings on the passenger side of the engine. A KN air filter? That or similar. Cool air intake (CAI) was mentioned as one of the features. Hot underhood air intake would be more appropriate. Don't

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

2005-11-18 Thread Mitch Haley
Hendrik Riessen wrote: I recently pulled a 5 speed getrag box out of a 82 230TE which was a english delivered car. It has a non racing shift pattern. Overdrive or 1:1 in 5th? Mitch.

Re: [MBZ] wtf?

2005-11-18 Thread Mitch Haley
andrew strasfogel wrote: Is the 300 SD engine fully interchangeable with all the models listed? The block and head should interchange with 123, 116, and 126 617s. Some things, like manifolds, oil filter housings, motor mounts, a/c compressors, alternators, etc may be different. I think the

Re: [MBZ] Opinions? Block heater vs. in-line coolant circulating heaterfor an OM616 or 617?

2005-11-19 Thread Mitch Haley
Steve MacSween wrote: Actually there is another option too: local VW shop sells VW accessory oil pan heaters that are paper thin and glued to the bottom of the pan But does that do any good other than thinning the oil? I'm thinking the head and cylinders would still be stone cold.

Re: [MBZ] 240D Differential

2005-11-21 Thread Mitch Haley
Loren Faeth wrote: 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. I've got one too, from an auto W123. IIRC, all W123 240D have the same 3.69 diff. If the 300D has a 3.46, that's only 7% taller, probably

Re: [MBZ] 240D Differential

2005-11-21 Thread Mitch Haley
Russ Williams wrote: I'll be calling all the PnP around here to see if any have a 240D with an Annular Diff. Two things I should mention: 1. I got it backwards, the homokinetic are the ones I have, that slide into the diff and are retained with giant c-clips. The annular have removeable

Re: [MBZ] way too much for this car

2005-11-22 Thread Mitch Haley
Marshall Booth wrote: KBB is rather about worthless to establish the value of a moderately scarce Mercedes - unless you are trying to scam someone. Yeah, I want to go to dealer auctions and buy lots of those $300 trade value 190 turbos. At least I think that was KBB trade in on a nice car

Re: [MBZ] 603 engine

2005-11-22 Thread Mitch Haley
OK Don wrote: With 6 injector lines coming from the IP, it's a six cylinder 3.0. It's in a 124 chassis, so it was an '87, not an '86 as the ad says. Did they have 603 turbos in europe in 1986? (of course, if carfax recognizes the VIN, that would shoot my theory out of the water)

Re: [MBZ] 5,000 miles seriously?

2005-11-22 Thread Mitch Haley
Chuck Landenberger wrote: And she'll be taking me to Las Vegas next October for the StarFest Time Trials and Autocross events... You've got time to get that IP replaced by October: http://www.buymbparts.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2816

Re: [MBZ] pimped out wagon

2005-11-22 Thread Mitch Haley
TimothyPilgrim wrote: How so? I was expecting shag carpet interior, glitzy paint, and undercarriage lighting. Euro headlights, plastic bumpers, front air dam, window film, jack stands to hide a sacked out suspension, wrong wheels (not even matching each other). Where do these fools get the

Re: [MBZ] euro sec

2005-11-23 Thread Mitch Haley
Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: strip her down for paint? Do tell more about this project. He needs 7 gallons of Benjamin-Moore exterior latex to refinish his house, and figures he can part out Gump for enough cash to pay for it all.

Re: [MBZ] Global warming

2005-11-26 Thread Mitch Haley
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Also , there's more white tail deer than in the days of the early settlers - the predators (bear/cougar/etc) were killed off allowing the deer to grow unchecked. Reminds me of a conversation that some guy claimed to have had with a state natural resources biologist, I

Re: [MBZ] Global warming

2005-11-26 Thread Mitch Haley
Hans Neureiter wrote: Who was blamed for the global climate change that extinct the dinos? Sure wasn't me or my fellow man. I believe we're still going with the big honking meteor theory.

Re: [MBZ] Global warming

2005-11-26 Thread Mitch Haley
redghost wrote: Next we will see the homeys using turkey instead of pit bulls to intimidate rivals In France, some of them tried using Barbary Apes about five years ago. Almost as hard to control as turkeys.

Re: [MBZ] Rubber parts replacement

2005-11-26 Thread Mitch Haley
Andrew Cunningham wrote: Without that line connected you should actually have more power (up until the overboost kicks in above typical wastegate pressures). In most cases, the ALDA will let the rack go up against the full load stop before it sees 12psi, beyond that the turbo is just making

Re: [MBZ] come on, nobody wants these?

2005-11-27 Thread Mitch Haley
John M McIntosh wrote: It was MythBusters. I think it was a corvette. Left two (?) pigs in it for a few weeks (months). Now that I think about it, I'd never try to deodorize a truly stench-riden Corvette without replacing the body. Chopper glass in polyester resin means you have porous

Re: [MBZ] Alfa Romeo

2005-11-28 Thread Mitch Haley
Donald Snook wrote: Anybody know anything about the newer Alfas? A friend of mine has WAY too many vehicles and two houses (and one wife telling him to pare it down). He may be selling the Alfa. It is a 1991 convertible with 60,000 miles. Is that the one that shares the Saab 9000

Re: [MBZ] dead pig in the car was: come on, nobody wants these?

2005-11-28 Thread Mitch Haley
TimothyPilgrim wrote: Today there was a Mythbusters marathon on Discovery. They investigated the myth that Jimmy Hoffa is buries at Giant's Stadium. I thought he was processed into sausage.

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

2005-11-28 Thread Mitch Haley
Gary Hurst wrote: yeah, this is an interesting point which is covered, i believe, in the current NRA magazine. There is some general 21 foot law enforcement rule for shooting a guy brandishing a knife. while it would take me 2 weeks to get to you from 21 feet, it took knife attackers under

Re: [MBZ] turbo seal?

2005-11-28 Thread Mitch Haley
Marshall Booth wrote: Of the fewer than a dozen turbos I know of that were rebuilt/replaced to cure oil consumption, less than half of the replacements lowered oil consumption. I recall reading in a magazine article 10-20 years ago that one of the turbo companies (maybe AirResearch?) claimed

Re: [MBZ] What?

2005-11-28 Thread Mitch Haley
Christopher McCann wrote: Why GM? GM gave us diesel passenger cars which prompted the owners to pay big $$ to replace the diesel engines with gas engines. (the same buyers who had paid serious $$ for the diesel option when the car was new). These people, and many of their friends/relatives,

Re: [MBZ] What?

2005-11-28 Thread Mitch Haley
tom savage wrote: The Alabama plant produces MLs for NAFTA participants and all RHD models, regardless of engine. All other MLs are produced in Graz, Austria (alongside Jeeps and Gelaendewagens). So the Limeys Aussies are driving US MLs? Do they sell MLs in Japan?

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

2005-11-28 Thread Mitch Haley
Kevin wrote: (This, of course, doesn't take into account that someone can still run after you after being shot, since unlike in hollywood, not all shots are fatal.) I think that getting shot on the street with a handgun has about a 20% mortality rate. Getting stuck once with a knife is

Re: [MBZ] Cool E55 commercial

2005-11-29 Thread Mitch Haley
I prefer the footage of Derek's 10.95 sec 1/4 mile run. (supercharger pulleys changed and nitrous oxide) http://www.mercedesshop.com/shopforum/showthread.php3?t=135915

Re: [MBZ] MB in Movie Preview

2005-11-29 Thread Mitch Haley
OK Don wrote: Why is it that it's always the bad guys who are driving the Mercedes? Anyone seen any movies where the GOOD guy drives a Mercedes? In Enemy of the State the good congresscritter was stuffed in his 114 or 115 and shoved in a lake after the bad guys killed him. In Daddy Daycare

Re: [MBZ] MB in Movie Preview

2005-11-29 Thread Mitch Haley
David Brodbeck wrote: OK Don wrote: Why is it that it's always the bad guys who are driving the Mercedes? The bad guys are usually the ones who have the money. I just remembered another one, about a college student that gets seduced by a CIA agent and she uses him to smuggle intel out of

Re: [MBZ] Cold Weather Get In and Go

2005-11-29 Thread Mitch Haley
Bob Rentfro wrote: We were having discussions today at the old nuke plant about cold weather starting I'm in the drive away as soon as you have oil pressure, but don't stomp on it until temp stabilizes camp.

Re: [MBZ] GM/What?

2005-11-30 Thread Mitch Haley
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Do they (GM) make any diesels now at all? I have a 2003 duramax and that has an isuzu motor in it. I know Isuzu makes the short block and the aluminum heads are GM specific, with NPRs getting iron heads. Does Isuzu make the aluminum heads or does GM make them?

[MBZ] What's a 300B worth?

2005-12-01 Thread Mitch Haley
http://www.auto-rv.com/default.asp?area=browsedetailadname=CHMI0320028 And here's a newer, cheaper 300: http://www.auto-rv.com/default.asp?area=browsedetailadname=8-81347

Re: [MBZ] MANNY TRANNY SLC

2005-12-01 Thread Mitch Haley
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=4594459549 I can just imagine Regina stuffing prospective homebuyers in the back seat of that.

Re: [MBZ] Bought a 190D, now what?

2005-12-01 Thread Mitch Haley
David Brodbeck wrote: Unfortunately, travel by air with tools has gotten risky. I used to know a guy who routinely did it for work. He said that once the new security regulations were enacted and he had to stop locking his tool bag, he usually lost one tool per trip. The most popular item

Re: [MBZ] Glow plug reamer for OM606?

2005-12-01 Thread Mitch Haley
J.B. Hebert wrote: Does anyone know where I can find a reasonably priced glow plug chamber reamer for an OM606 motor? If you know how wide it's supposed to be, hammer a glow plug flat until it's the right width.

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

2005-12-02 Thread Mitch Haley
Tom Scordato wrote: At least it is candy apple red... (they hate it and may never drive it too retro) In the early 1980's, my uncle had a nicely restored 196x Barracuda. (the early style that resembled a Rambler Marlin) He had a couple of high schoolers who didn't want to be seen in it, too old

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

2005-12-02 Thread Mitch Haley
Gary Hurst wrote: fully automatic weapons have gone through the roof That was caused mostly by the Reagan ban. Nobody seems interested in getting rid of the ban on new FAs, so the old ones just get more valuable.

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

2005-12-02 Thread Mitch Haley
Christopher McCann wrote: Reagan ban? Full auto's are not banned, since the 30's you've needed a $200 permit, which was alot back then, but not now. There's been a moratorium on new permits since the Raygun administration. ATF will transfer an already-permitted full auto, but they won't

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

2005-12-02 Thread Mitch Haley
Zeitgeist wrote: We could trade tips on interior decorating and designer pharmaceuticals over on the third amendment list...just a suggestion. 3rd Amendment list? Been bunking with any soldiers or agents of gov't lately? Seems like you picked on the only part of the Bill of Rights that isn't

Re: [MBZ] jump start pack

2005-12-02 Thread Mitch Haley
I wouldn't buy a jump pack on eBay, I'd get it at Walmart, Lowe's, etc, and take it back if it wasn't up to the job. I think Lowe's had one for $10-15 last Friday.

Re: [MBZ] 350sdl

2005-12-02 Thread Mitch Haley
Marshall Booth wrote: [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hmm... I wonder if that 350 engine would fit into my 240D? ;-) Maybe in the trunk! The Finns are running 603s and even 606s in W123 and W201. As a general rule, those cars don't have air conditioning, but most of them find room for a

Re: [MBZ] transmission repair, 300SD

2005-12-02 Thread Mitch Haley
R A Bennell wrote: I would also say, buy or rent a tranny jack of some sort. Tranny's are heavy and you don't want to get hurt or drop and damage the tranny. I've got a couple of bad stories for ya, both happened to people I knew, but I was not present at the time. 1. AMC Gremlin on a lube

Re: [MBZ] jump start pack

2005-12-02 Thread Mitch Haley
LT Don wrote: But back to my original question -- how many cold cranking amps should I be requiring, assuming that this thing will be sitting in the trunk of my car on cold winter days. I'm guessing as much as 800CCA if it does all the work, maybe half that if the main battery helps out.

Re: [MBZ] [EMAIL PROTECTED][EMAIL PROTECTED] insurance companies my Crushed 300CD

2005-12-03 Thread Mitch Haley
eric peterson wrote: Well just heard from the insurance company and they are going to total my 85 300CD 87K mi and are offering $5000. The single most important thing to remember is that the initial offer is not the maximum offer, it's something they hope the suckers will fall for. Read

Re: [MBZ] transmission repair, 300SD

2005-12-03 Thread Mitch Haley
Hans Neureiter wrote: This is from Adsit Co. Does anyone have dealt with them ? Under $ 1,500 before shipping, 2 year warranty. Here's what Marshall said in a discussion of rebuilt engines, I don't know how it applies to trannies: Adsit has a VERY poor reputation and has been the subject of

Re: [MBZ] Utah 190 2.5 - $2200

2005-12-03 Thread Mitch Haley
Wow, an honest (or even low) claim of mpg in an ebay listing! Most of the 2.5s on ebay get 40-60 mpg. high miles per gallon of 30-33 highway http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=4595141371

Re: [MBZ] brake fluid capacity

2005-12-03 Thread Mitch Haley
Hans Neureiter wrote: One rule I discoverd is that if gravity will not bleed it, the brake hoses need to be replaced. And/or you have anti-lock brakes.

Re: [MBZ] Insurance claim and attorneys (85 300CD)

2005-12-05 Thread Mitch Haley
eric peterson wrote: well I am dealing with the drivers insurance well more appropriately the drivers employers insurance carrier. Driver worked for the local Trane heating and AC company and was driving company car. Hopefully this is in my favor. I'd think so. You never signed a

Re: [MBZ] Subjective opinions, please

2005-12-05 Thread Mitch Haley
Marshall Booth wrote: I drove ONE 190E-16 with a 717.404 and it didn't feel much different than the 717.41x series in my other cars (despite the different gearing). My 16v has over 210k on it and has a tranny noise. I've driven it about 200 miles, half at freeway speeds and half in freeway

Re: [MBZ] 1991 350 SDL

2005-12-05 Thread Mitch Haley
Marshall Booth wrote: The early 603s had sleeves. Starting ABOUT mid '87 the 602/603 engines stopped being sleeved. Any easy way to know if my 190Dt is sleeved? Mitch.

Re: [MBZ] Glow plug reamer for OM606?

2005-12-05 Thread Mitch Haley
R A Bennell wrote: So fill me in. Why would I want to ream the glow plugs (the holes they fit in I assume)? If you've had a bad injector or a bad glowplug, the prechamber will likely be plugged with carbon. If the plug is so carboned up that you have trouble removing it, you know you need to

Re: [MBZ] Some things are just plain wrong

2005-12-05 Thread Mitch Haley
Jeff Zedic wrote: Even though MOST of the world drives on the left! Who are most? Most of the places I can think of are islands: Nippon, United Kingdoms, Australia, Bermuda... Don't the African and Eurasian mainlands all drive on the right? Or does India drive on the left?

Re: [MBZ] its alive

2005-12-06 Thread Mitch Haley
Peter Frederick wrote: Running so rich it blows black smoke is a stuck regulator or a bad fuel distributor, alas. I've seen enough of them in my friend's shop Not uncommon for a warm-up regulator to get stuck on a K-Jetronic Saab if you parked it too long.

Re: [MBZ] its alive

2005-12-06 Thread Mitch Haley
David Brodbeck wrote: Eventually we did troubleshooting with a pressure gauge and found his original problem was a stuck warm-up regulator -- he should have never touched the mixture screw at all. My best friend's first car was a 1978 Rabbit. About fifteen years ago it started running rich. I

Re: [MBZ] OT: brass gears

2005-12-06 Thread Mitch Haley
Jim Cathey wrote: Fabrication: it's not just for excuses anymore. A friend of mine didn't want to spend $200 on the rackpinion upgrade for his Gravely when his steering sector wore out 20 years ago. At that time, the sector and pinion set were NLA, you were supposed to buy the rack. He's now

Re: [MBZ] carfax please

2005-12-06 Thread Mitch Haley
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: wife is looking at a mercury. Could someone run the vin, please? 4M2ZV86KO2ZJ40755 Bzzt. Doesn't compute w/carfax. For starters, there are no o in a VIN, only zeros. I fixed that, and it still didn't work. Go to carfax.com and run the free sample. When you get

Re: [MBZ] [EMAIL PROTECTED][EMAIL PROTECTED] insurance companies my Crushed 300CD

2005-12-06 Thread Mitch Haley
Ed Booher wrote: This does not help you now, but may help you in the future. There is an Insurance company that specializes in Collector status autos. Hagerty Auto (http://www.hagerty.com) will build a premium based on what the auto is worth on the street and to you, vs low blue booking it so

Re: [MBZ] Glow plug reamer for OM606?

2005-12-07 Thread Mitch Haley
redghost wrote: I suspect that any old reamer for a 617 should work just fine in your 115. Gump on the other hand has a 615 engine and who knows what tool I could use should I ever need to ream her I suspect Randy would need a reamer with guide threads the size of the threads on a loop

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

2005-12-07 Thread Mitch Haley
TimothyPilgrim wrote: Just remember for all you gun-toting Yanks down there that handguns are a prohibited weapon in here Canada. Some things you might not think of are prohibited weapons. One guy went to considerable lengths to get a child's toy blowgun into the country as a gift to his

Re: [MBZ] Kruse auction Houston this weekend

2005-12-07 Thread Mitch Haley
Rich Thomas wrote: Including Mercedes-Benz 600 Roy Orbison Four Door The high price of gas must be bothering dead rockers these days. Elvis Presley is selling his 600 too: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=4594835591

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

2005-12-07 Thread Mitch Haley
Christopher McCann wrote: been thinking of that. No permit is needed in Alaska AT ALL to carrry a concealed weapon. I think I would have my PPK/S and AR-15 carbine transferred to an FFL in some AK gun shop along the route and pick them up there and ship back the same way. Annoying

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

2005-12-07 Thread Mitch Haley
Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: Maybe I could bring the limo, could get plenty of people in there. Although diesel would be my choice. Got a spare 617? Put it in the LWB and you'll have both the roominess and the diesel.

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

2005-12-07 Thread Mitch Haley
If you're looking for equipment sponsors, I vote for PPG, Hella and Bilstein. Their products will be the most needed on a rocky road.

Re: [MBZ] Fuel induction cleaning Was It's Alive!

2005-12-07 Thread Mitch Haley
David Brodbeck wrote: CIS actually runs *higher* operating pressures than most modern injection systems. The pressure from the pump to the fuel distributor is around 90 psi, vs. around 30 psi for most electronic systems. The pressure in the injector lines will be lower, but will vary

Re: [MBZ] One more Carfax request

2005-12-07 Thread Mitch Haley
VIN WDBGB34E6NA053060 Year/Make/Model: 1992 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SD Body Style: SEDAN 4 DR Engine Type: 3.5L L6 TURBO DIESEL Manufactured In: GERMANY Search Results:

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

2005-12-08 Thread Mitch Haley
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. I've got a 1w/5w 40ch walkie-talkie with rubber antenna and car cord. Works great for my limited purposes. Probably won't overload on 1w.

Re: [MBZ] Neutral Safety Switch Adjust

2005-12-08 Thread Mitch Haley
Scott Ritchey wrote: The neutral safety switch on my 300SD is acting up again. It works fine in warm weather and fine in neutral, but won't start in park when it's real cold. After the engine has run a while, it restarts in park just fine. I'd start with checking the external shift

Re: [MBZ] OT - Gmail question

2005-12-08 Thread Mitch Haley
Hans Neureiter wrote: Obviously nobody else seen it neither. No, your reply went to the list, it's just that your email provider does not show your own email to you.

Re: [MBZ] Scrofulous

2005-12-08 Thread Mitch Haley
Tom Reynolds wrote: Hmm, morally degenerate...OTOH, what's he gonna do, sue you? There are plenty of people who will sue for definition of character. The less character they have, they more likely they are to sue anybody who points it out.

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes Digest, Vol 7, Issue 57

2005-12-08 Thread Mitch Haley
kayoooh @ gmail wrote: I asked him for that and he got a little bit upset and told me to check his feedback! Sounds like misdirection to me. You hit on the weakness of his sales speech and he turned it around to be your problem. Anybody who blows up when asked for proof loses the sale with me.

Re: [MBZ] 300 CD Weather strips

2005-12-09 Thread Mitch Haley
Manco makes Duck Tape in a variety of colors, including black. There is even an annual contest for couples who go to the prom dressed in Duck Tape, many of the outfits are quite attractive. (but they must be hot as heck to wear all evening) Why does the server interpret messages from Juno as

Re: [MBZ] horsepower

2005-12-09 Thread Mitch Haley
Ron Dwelle wrote: Maybe we should be increasing the fuel temp on our old Benzes I have a chunk of copper pipe of the proper diameter to replace the straight section of my 300SD's upper radiator hose, but I haven't gotten around to fooling with it. I intend to wrap a coil of copper

Re: [MBZ] horsepower

2005-12-09 Thread Mitch Haley
Craig McCluskey wrote: On Thu, 8 Dec 2005 18:29:00 -0800 Jim Cathey [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I have heard that your fuel BTU's weigh in at about 1/3 torque, 1/3 as waste water heat, and 1/3 as waste exhaust heat. That's what I have heard as a good rule of thumb, too. So why is Jim

Re: [MBZ] Fuel filter misadventures

2005-12-10 Thread Mitch Haley
I've only changed the bolt-on filter on a 617 once, but here's how it went: Replaced filter (dry, I don't like to pour unfiltered fuel into the center where it will go straight to the IP) with the engine hot. Started car w/ about 1/4 throttle. It started immediately, then began to misfire. Tried

Re: [MBZ] Weather

2005-12-10 Thread Mitch Haley
Chris wrote: That was rich, Rich. Evian Flu? That's what you get from buying naive water.

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

2005-12-10 Thread Mitch Haley
Bob Rentfro wrote: Good idea. Individuals can bounce that off of their Indys. If Myna-Diesel will rebuild my IP, I'll pay for the parts and put their sticker on my car.

Re: [MBZ] Arctic Q

2005-12-10 Thread Mitch Haley
Christopher McCann wrote: We'll get a good picture of you on your three wheeler once we hit the tundra: Wilton driving to the Arctic Ocean! Sounds like somebody needs to put a 150A alternator and an inverter in Wilton's car to charge the scooter.

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

2005-12-10 Thread Mitch Haley
Desert Rat wrote: Different laws apply in different States. Yep. In Michigan, you are allowed three days from date of purchase to obtain a plate. If the car is replacing another, the insurance on the old car will suffice. Unfortunately, the legal thing to do is drive it without plates, which

Re: [MBZ] 93 W201 Sportline for sale in Tulsa

2005-12-10 Thread Mitch Haley
Tom Reynolds wrote: and the bench rear seat. By bench, do you mean three across seating? Sportline seats are double bucket, it really would not be comfortable to sit in the middle. Also, the front seats are heavily bolstered on the sides.

Re: [MBZ] 93 W201 Sportline for sale in Tulsa

2005-12-10 Thread Mitch Haley
Here's a sportline rear seat, as found in my 16v: -- next part -- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: 85_1.jpg Type: image/jpg Size: 23687 bytes Desc: not available Url : http://striplin.net/pipermail/mercedes_striplin.net/attachments/20051210/cb01d146/85_1.jpg

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

2005-12-11 Thread Mitch Haley
A $12k turbo R? It's a good thing I wasn't there. I need $12k more than I need an 8mpg car, but that would be hard to resist.

Re: [MBZ] CarFax, PLS Kaleb.....

2005-12-11 Thread Mitch Haley
Chuck Landenberger wrote: WDB2010341A149077 What's that, a euro 16V? Won't the 116.120 get jealous if you take that to the track?

Re: [MBZ] 123d club, was W123 limo going cheap

2005-12-12 Thread Mitch Haley
Hendrik Riessen wrote: His first name is apparently Vince, goes under the handle vlayton on the w123-world.org forum. Well, switchboard.com does have a listing for a Vincent J Layton II in St Louis.

Re: [MBZ] Arctic Q

2005-12-12 Thread Mitch Haley
wilton strickland wrote: Mitch, I am considering an inverter for the car to charge the scooter. Charger uses only abt 2 amps, though. If your car has a 70 or 80 amp alternator, it could probably handle that with a 300W inverter. With the old 45 amp alt, I'd only do it on long freeway trips.

Re: [MBZ] picturing a banjo bolt

2005-12-12 Thread Mitch Haley
andrew strasfogel wrote: Thanks for the photo. I am familiar with that bolt but still don't see a bleepin' banjo. Then again, I have a pallid sense of imagination. The thing the bolt goes in is called a banjo fitting. The part that goes around the bolt is the body of the banjo, the part

Re: [MBZ] Arctic Q

2005-12-12 Thread Mitch Haley
Christopher McCann wrote: I've seen, I think, 120V converters that you plug into the lighter...is that possible? For 1.2A at 120VAc it's possible, you'd probably need 14g wiring and a 20A fuse for the lighter socket. (or wire up a heavy duty power outlet w 20A fuse)

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

2005-12-13 Thread Mitch Haley
Tom Reynolds wrote: So, they charged you, what, $118 excise tax on a $4500 purchase price, that's 2.6%. In Michigan, they would have charged me 6% sales tax/use tax. I'll pay as much for the $2300 190E as he paid for the 300D 2.5.

Re: [MBZ] [Fwd: Re: Club 123D]

2005-12-14 Thread Mitch Haley
LT Don wrote: I'd have liked to have read what was said to him. It started with the discussion of a car advertised through the club web page (I think the stretch conversion 123) and then moved on to discussion of the club, starting with there's a 123 club? how come I never heard of it and

Re: [MBZ] 123 club

2005-12-14 Thread Mitch Haley
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The tone of the posts was nowhere as benign as Mitch claims. I don't recall characterizing them as benign or inflammatory (except for the part I was involved in concerning personal info, which I do think was benign, as all I can remember being mentioned was the fellow's

Re: [MBZ] ArcticQ - WVO burning

2005-12-14 Thread Mitch Haley
redghost wrote: That is where the support vehicle with onboard processing would be handy. Take the WVO and toss it into a settling/separating tank and a few hours later be able to dispense workable fuel. Take the real waste gunk and make bear cakes for feeding the scraps to grizzlies The

Re: [MBZ] Year End Specials

2005-12-15 Thread Mitch Haley
Mike Piles wrote: Hi Rusty how do I take advantage of this special? 1-800-741-5252 is probably your best bet. (During east coast business hours)

Re: [MBZ] Vacuum pump question answered, plus rant

2005-12-15 Thread Mitch Haley
Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: Stefan? Is he on this list? I don't think so. He was on Diesel, then took a temporary assignment in Mexico. He was looking at 350SDLs and gassers, don't remember if he bought one.

Re: [MBZ] OT: US influences Canada's car market

2005-12-15 Thread Mitch Haley
Robert Tara Ludwick wrote: It's interesting, awhile back I got a thing from one of my banks trying to get me to buy a new car so they could be kind enough to collect interest from me, and I noticed they had a few stipulations on some car makes that they wouldn't loan money on, Scion was on

Re: [MBZ] OT: US influences Canada's car market

2005-12-15 Thread Mitch Haley
David Brodbeck wrote: Maybe they're afraid of the people who buy Scions. Kind of like how insurance companies tend to charge higher rates on cars that are attractive to teenagers. Definitely idiot-oriented. Blue lights under the dash are an option on the Xa, cruise control isn't. I might

Re: [MBZ] Filling tires with nitrogen (was Re: Year End Specials)

2005-12-15 Thread Mitch Haley
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: One morning I found a flat tire, ran out with the air hose and refilled it to see if I could get to Costso for a free fix - it held air but when I put the valve cap back on the air started flooding out! I think any device that holds the schrader valve open is

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