[MBZ] 123 vacuum challenges?

2006-01-15 Thread Richard Murdoch
while I will dig out the MityVac. Sincerely, Richard Murdoch

Re: [MBZ] Wheel Fell off Sister's Car at 60mph

2006-03-18 Thread Richard Murdoch
elsewhere). But then one of the things my wife came to hate after being in real estate for many years was the never admit guilt directive. Richard Murdoch From: John Peterson [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: 2006/03/18 Sat PM 05:21:47 EST To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [MBZ

[MBZ] Oil pressure guage slow

2006-03-21 Thread Richard Murdoch
The oil presure guage on my 82 240D has been taking a little longer to show full pressure the first time I start it in the morning. On subsequent restarts it seems pretty much normal. Is it likely the pump is starting to wear or the screen is becoming clogged? Richard Murdoch 82 240D 82 300TDt

Re: [MBZ] 82 300TDt -wrecked

2006-06-01 Thread Richard Murdoch
and moving to Texas. My wife needs a wagon to do all the wedding stuff as well as get our daughter's house ready to sell - all that 80 to 100 miles away from where we live. We were also planning to take the wagon to Oshkosh in July. Richard Murdoch 82 240D 82 300TDt (maybe) 83 300D parts car 79 240D

Re: [MBZ] 82 300TDt -wrecked / Craigslist

2006-06-02 Thread Richard Murdoch
, 2006, at 1:26 PM, Richard Murdoch wrote: This really puts a kink in our summer plans. One of our children is getting married in three weeks and moving to Texas. My wife needs a wagon to do all the wedding stuff as well as get our daughter's house ready to sell - all that 80 to 100 miles away

Re: [MBZ] 82 300TDt -wrecked

2006-06-02 Thread Richard Murdoch
Thanks, Richard. My hopes to get it fixed are growing. I sent a message earlier this am thanking Clay for offering to help find prices. That message seems to have fallen into a crack somewhere. Yes I could use any prices you find, don't want to put you to a lot of trouble. Richard Murdoch

Re: [MBZ] cheap wagon parts car

2006-06-05 Thread Richard Murdoch
That looks like a jewel compared to what is left of our wagon. Unless it is a rust bucket why not fix it? Richard Murdoch From: Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: 2006/06/04 Sun PM 09:23:50 EDT To: Banned List [EMAIL PROTECTED], Mercedes mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [MBZ] Reply if you are getting this message thanks.

2006-06-06 Thread Richard Murdoch
Looks good. Thanks for keeping it going! From: Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: 2006/06/06 Tue AM 12:34:53 EDT To: mercedes@okiebenz.com, [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [MBZ] Reply if you are

Re: [MBZ] Steering column lock 82TDt

2005-09-18 Thread Richard Murdoch
Has anyone studied the workings of the steering column locking mechanism? I have replaced the lock cylinder but the steering column lock binds when the wheel is in a certain position. Once you hear that sliding shaft click into place you know it will be hard to release it. Turning the

Re: [MBZ] OT: Request Opinion on Political Issue

2005-09-19 Thread Richard Murdoch
NO From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] (Harry  M.)) Date: 2005/09/18 Sun PM 01:21:13 EDT To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] (Mercedes mailing list) Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT: Request Opinion on Political Issue thats a not Bill Gallagher [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: For if situation, President G.W.Bush said three

Re: [MBZ] Why we drive old Mercedes Benz Cars

2006-01-26 Thread Richard Murdoch
. Not quite impossible. A friend had his 85 300D catch fire while he was on the highway. It was apparently caused by dragging brakes; either the flexible hose was clogged or the caliper was stuck. Another motorist put the fire out very quickly and there was not much damage. Richard

Re: [MBZ] I need a $10,000 loan for a '78 450SL, any takers?

2006-01-26 Thread Richard Murdoch
Please! I prefer to be called frugal. Richard Murdoch From: Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: 2006/01/25 Wed PM 07:39:27 EST To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [MBZ] I need a $10,000 loan for a '78 450SL, any takers? everybody here is too cheap

Re: [MBZ] Diesel aircraft engines

2006-01-31 Thread Richard Murdoch
There were some early attempts to use diesels on early aircraft. I think they were too heavy. IIRC Packard manufactued one. Richard Murdoch - Original Message - From: Craig McCluskey [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: mercedes [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 11:48 PM Subject: [MBZ

Re: [MBZ] Diesel aircraft engines

2006-01-31 Thread Richard Murdoch
Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Richard Murdoch Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 2:08 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] Diesel aircraft engines There were some early attempts to use diesels on early aircraft. I think they were too

Re: [MBZ] '83 240D clutch won't work

2006-02-18 Thread Richard Murdoch
there was a problem before the vehicle was parked. Richard Murdoch 82 240D 82 300TDt From: archer [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: 2006/02/17 Fri AM 03:02:10 EST To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [MBZ] '83 240D clutch won't work My wifes '83 240D clutch won't release. I replaced the master and slave

Re: [MBZ] '90 300D 2.5 died on me

2006-02-18 Thread Richard Murdoch
Having similar symptoms with our 82TDt. They are being caused by the vacuum shut off system. If I pull the vacuum line off it runs just fine. Richard Murdoch 82 240D 82 300TDt From: OK Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: 2006/02/17 Fri PM 10:15:26 EST To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [MBZ] Off Topic - keeping warm

2006-02-21 Thread Richard Murdoch
. It could be burned open like a fire place or closed as an air tight stove. Really miss using it. We have a 4 year gas boiler and gas hot water heater. Looks like cost will peak to 300 to 350 during the coldest months for our 2000 sq. ft old house.) Richard Murdoch Winston-Salem NC 82 240D

[MBZ] Oil Cooler Lines

2006-02-27 Thread Richard Murdoch
The lower oil cooler line on our 82 300TDt is leaking. Can it be worked around the mount or will I have to take the motor mount loose? Any tips will be greatly appreciated. Richard Murdoch 82 300TDt 82 240D

Re: [MBZ] another timing chain question (guide rails)?

2006-03-03 Thread Richard Murdoch
Kevin, try this link if you have not seen it already. Its not the same engine but should give you an idea of the process until some others chime in. I've only done one timing chain (Olds V6); it was not too bad a job; just needed to do it one step at a time and carefully.Felt great when it

Re: [MBZ] Oil Cooler Lines (more)

2006-03-03 Thread Richard Murdoch
it. Maybe best to cut the line and put a socket over it. Also, I'm wondering if I can flush the oil cooler with clean oil while the lines are off? Any more thoughts will be appreciated. Thanks, Richard Murdoch 82 240D 82 300TDt

Re: [MBZ] Oil Cooler Lines (more) archives

2006-03-06 Thread Richard Murdoch
for the initial turn. I have the left motor mount almost off. Tjohn mentioned taking the motor mounts off. I was thinking that only the left one needs to come off, right? Richard Murdoch 82 240D 82 300TDt

Re: [MBZ] Motor Mount Shock

2006-03-06 Thread Richard Murdoch
Is there any way to evaluate / check a motor mount shock while it is off the car (82 300TDt). TIA Richard Murdoch 82 240D 82 300TDt

Re: [MBZ] motor mounts 82 300TDt

2006-03-13 Thread Richard Murdoch
and tranmission at two points to make them float a little? Any advice is always appreciated, Richard Murdoch 82 300TDt 82 240D

Re: [MBZ] motor mounts 82 300TDt

2006-03-14 Thread Richard Murdoch
did driving it. Would love to have it back though. Richard Murdoch All the replies are helpful and much appreciated. On Mar 13, 2006, at 6:43 PM, John Ervine wrote: .. Motor mounts are now more one of those Zen-like repairs instead of frantic action and loud cursing in cold

Re: [MBZ] Ot Need a favour in SF Bay area

2006-03-14 Thread Richard Murdoch
Jeff, If you send me the addresses I'll ask my daughter. She might not be able to do it because of work but we can try. May have one other person there as well. Richard Murdoch Winston Salem, NC From: Jeff Zedic [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: 2006/03/13 Mon PM 07:15:22 EST To: Mercedes Discussion

Re: [MBZ] OT Wood

2006-03-15 Thread Richard Murdoch
I used to pick up pallets and break them up to mix with wet or green wood. Also splitting green wood into smaller pieces and keeping the draft open to get a good bed of coals helped. You probably know that already .. RIchard Murdoch From: John Berryman [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date

Re: [MBZ] motor mounts 82 300TDt

2006-03-15 Thread Richard Murdoch
, I'll dig out another one to work both sides at the same time with the mounts loose. I've also ordered the upper part of the turbo oil drain/return. I'm hoping that that is the worst of the leaks. Thanks again Richard Murdoch 82 240D 82 300TDt 79 240D project waiting From: Potter, Tom E

Re: [MBZ] March Madness

2006-03-15 Thread Richard Murdoch
Bill, round bouncy what? and what is this guy Duke's last name? From: BillR [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: 2006/03/15 Wed PM 01:55:44 EST To: 'Mercedes Discussion List' [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [MBZ] March Madness That's the round, bouncy one, right? BillR Jacksonville FL 1981 300SD

[MBZ] air cleaner housing mounts

2005-07-12 Thread Richard Murdoch
Does anyone know why the mount that hold the air cleaner housing in place tend to break? The most recent event caused the breather hose from the valve cover to the air cleaner to break as well. At first glance I thought a rodent had chewed through the breather hose. Might it be a bad motor

[MBZ] AC output smells terrible

2005-07-23 Thread Richard Murdoch
When we first turn on the AC on our 82TDt the air smells as if it is full of mold. Anyone know where this might be collecting and how to clean it? A cleaner that is sprayed into the air intake did almost no good. The AC blows very cold but seems to work only on the minimum setting; even