Re: [MBZ] Subject: Re: Inspections

2006-01-01 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Add NJ to the list that uses a fairly lengthy dynamometer emissions test, every 2 years. After a former Governor (Christie Whitman) decided to save the taxpayer's money be getting rid of civil servants and outsourcing inspections to Parsons Co., they got so far behind that they went from one

Re: [MBZ] Remote Locks on 300SDL

2006-01-02 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Jim - is it possible that your solution will wok on an '83 SD? Right now, only the driver's door locks/unlocks all the doors, trunk, etc. Using the key at the trunk or right side door will only lock/unlock that 'door' on my car, unlike the more versatile system on my '90 124. It would be

Re: [MBZ] New Life and a Scalded Dog

2006-01-02 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Andrew - if all the obvious mechanical drag items are ruled out (including wheel alignments and tire pressure), then the usual culprit for poor fuel economy would lead one to timing problems - either the cam or the IP could be off and have a serious effect. Even with a heavy foot and a heavy

Re: [MBZ] Remote Locks on 300SDL

2006-01-03 Thread Werner Fehlauer
OK and thanks, Jim - I'll look for the necessary hardware and add that to the to-do list. I want to get the '83SD in top shape to try the route 66 ride in September - at only 210k miles, its barely broken in! Werner - Original Message - From: Jim Cathey [EMAIL PROTECTED] To:

Re: [MBZ] OT: Oklahoma Precipitation

2006-01-03 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Noah had a benz?? (must have been a Diesel, running bio fuel??? Werner - Original Message - From: Bob Rentfro [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, January 02, 2006 9:59 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT: Oklahoma Precipitation OK Don shared: I've

Re: [MBZ] FW: Today's Diesel Prices

2006-01-04 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Diesel at the FlyingJ truck stop at exit 2C/I-295 in South Jersey is $2.259 today, while in Vienna, Va just outside the beltway is 50 to70 cents higher. Werner - Original Message - From: Tom Hargrave [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, January

Re: [MBZ] 126 300SD seats

2006-01-04 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Hans - while getting at the seat switches is a bit of work, the switches themselves are really not that hard to fix by careful disassembly, cleaning, and re-assembly. Same for the seat motors - I've found that lubricating the shafts and slides does wonders for those, too. Seat spring boxes are

Re: [MBZ] Im sure glad the spark plugs are intact

2006-01-05 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Also note the copious rust almost all over, not to mention the MPG meter on the instrument cluster - usually a gasoline engine item, as I recall. Wonder how much can be believed about this very good car??? Werner - Original Message - From: Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] To:

Re: [MBZ] Im sure glad the spark plugs are intact

2006-01-05 Thread Werner Fehlauer
] Im sure glad the spark plugs are intact all 140's had the mpg meter Werner Fehlauer wrote: Also note the copious rust almost all over, not to mention the MPG meter on the instrument cluster - usually a gasoline engine item, as I recall. Wonder how much can be believed about this very good

Re: [MBZ] Im sure glad the spark plugs are intact

2006-01-05 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Lee - the pictures show a lot of rust in places that indicate a lot of salt exposure, or a lack of paint care, or both. With what they show on the outside, the underside probably is more of a project car than most people should try and fix, IMO. Werner - Original Message - From:

Re: [MBZ] Preventative Maintenance Question

2006-01-05 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Randy - first, the more the vehicle is stored, the more maintenance that will be required to keep it reliable, IMO. Diesels are made to be driven, not parked! As for the timing chain, it should be checked the next time you adjust the valves (every 15,000 miles). If it was running well,

Re: [MBZ] Preventative Maintenance Question

2006-01-05 Thread Werner Fehlauer
] Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2006 5:47 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Preventative Maintenance Question -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Werner Fehlauer Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2006 12:23 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ

Re: [MBZ] SUPERCOOL MOG CAMPER

2006-01-06 Thread Werner Fehlauer
For you listers that don't read Mercedes Enthusiast out of the U.K., the January 2006 issue has an article about the ultimate Unimog - specially built and prepared by Brabus. Here's the specs: 6.4 Liter straight 6 turboDiesel 280hP @ 2200 rpm, 811 lb-ft 1200-1600 rpm; 8 forward and 8 reverse

Re: [MBZ] Tire Qualiy

2006-01-07 Thread Werner Fehlauer
How about the possibility that with more horsepower and torque these days, tires may be getting a lot more stress?? Werner - Original Message - From: Tom Scordato [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, January 06, 2006 6:40 PM Subject: [MBZ]

Re: [MBZ] anybody with a 603 3.5?

2006-01-08 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Kaleb - you would probably be better off with a '90 or '91 126 Diesel rather than an early 140, as the bigger car will cost more to maintain and operate, IMO. Our past section president here has an mid year S500, and has put a lot of $$$ into repairing the self-leveling suspension. Its fast,

Re: [MBZ] I found a 126

2006-01-08 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Wow! replacing so many parts that for most last around 200k miles seems either odd or the previous owner was obsessive about maintenance. Sounds like this is as close to new that you can get in a used car Werner - Original Message - From: Donald Snook [EMAIL PROTECTED] To:

Re: [MBZ] 240 vs SD Go Trucks

2006-01-08 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Amen! I also have close to a million miles of driving, some in mid size trucks, but mostly in cars. And over 5000 miles in Europe, at speed. Without a doubt, its crazy car driving that is the worst problem on our roads, especially cutting in and out on the interstates and city beltways, OFTEN

Re: [MBZ] I found a 126

2006-01-08 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Donald - if he's any good at pipe organs, then he is a meticulous guy. And as long as he had adequate cash on hand, it certainly was nice of him to just open his wallet and throw new parts at the car. My only question would be IF there was a need to do a lot of this work, then the car either

Re: [MBZ] From the Sunday KC Star - CARS!

2006-01-09 Thread Werner Fehlauer
, and their value seems only to be heading in a downward spiral. On 1/8/06, Werner Fehlauer wrote: That 560 SEC sounds like what Kaleb needs - he's got a lot of spares, and its a great one/two person car! Werner - Original Message - From: Christopher McCann To: Sent: Sunday, January 08

Re: [MBZ] Of interest to dieselheads

2006-01-09 Thread Werner Fehlauer
The 3.2 V-6 CDI engine has been out in Europe for almost a year already. And they expect that the US market will have low sulphur fuel by summer 2006, ahead of the federally mandated 2007 deadline. I'm also expecting the ML CDI as well as S-class 4.0 V-8 CDIs before long. You might recall that

Re: [MBZ] Does this mean Mobil 1 will be replaced?

2006-01-10 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Folks, the function of oil in an engine is twofold: to lubricate, and more importantly to a turboDiesel, to cool the pistons and cylinder walls. Without oil being sprayed on the undersides of pistons, they would probably melt if running under heavy loads. Solid lubricants don't mention how

Re: [MBZ] Sources for component repairs

2006-01-10 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Jim - I don't see any Word files - just many jpg pictures, all apparently related to 3.5 Diesels! Werner - Original Message - From: Jim Cathey [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2006 11:08 AM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Sources for

Re: [MBZ] Does this mean Mobil 1 will be replaced?

2006-01-10 Thread Werner Fehlauer
in an engine will not follow. Although I would say at this stage cost is a factor. Hendrik - Original Message - From: Werner Fehlauer [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2006 2:35 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Does this mean Mobil 1

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

2006-01-13 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Chris - was that Tschuss supposed to be the platdeutsch word for goodbye? If so, It is usually pronounced more like juice, with a hard J, and comes from the Northern German colloquial language called plat, and probably has its root in the French word adieu. You hear it all the time when

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

2006-01-13 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Wonder why the guy didn't list heated seats being in this S-Class (NOT E!)? (note the extra set of switches in the center console). Also, I didn't think the '84s had airbags - at least my '84SD did not. And red floor mats in a grey interior car look like something is being covered up, too.

Re: [MBZ] greetings, newbie here

2006-01-13 Thread Werner Fehlauer
TimC - welcome to the list - I too have an '83SD, now with 210k miles. This car has had a 'flare' on the 3-4 shift for the last 20k miles, and it has been diagnosed as a worn clutch pack. One worn clutch pack wouldn't affect the other shifts, IMO. Getting the vacuum controls to work right

Re: [MBZ] 1982 Mercedes 300SD Wagon - Power Steering pump failure.

2006-01-13 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Michael - is it possible that in your 'flush' that you got a big air bubble in the system, so that the pump doesn't move any oil? I have noticed that some people try and replace all the old oil by opening up the return line until the engine pumps all the oil out - while the usual practice at

Re: [MBZ] Power Steering pump failure.

2006-01-13 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Constantine - I'll take the bait and argue your supposition that there is some kind of magic engineering in Mercedes-Benz PS pumps that require special snake oil. My '90 D has now gone for over 130,000 miles on ATF (put in by a major dealer originally, and subsequently changed by me every 30k

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

2006-01-13 Thread Werner Fehlauer
. They are pretty independent and take words from other parts of Germany (esp. Prussia) VERY seriously. Auf Wiedersehen (official) Chris Werner Fehlauer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Chris - was that Tschuss supposed to be the platdeutsch word for goodbye? If so, It is usually pronounced more

Re: [MBZ] Nice SDL in OKLA

2006-01-13 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Amen, Luther. Makes one wish to live in some very desolate spot (as long as you can afford to live there), like Wyoming, New Mexico, or Alaska! Werner WB2BRB ex KL7HKB - Original Message - From: Luther Gulseth [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent:

Re: [MBZ] OTfonts and characters

2006-01-13 Thread Werner Fehlauer
So where is the character for the Euro currency?? Werner - Original Message - From: Tim C [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: 'Mercedes Discussion List' [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, January 13, 2006 2:49 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] OTfonts and characters You should just be able to go Start-Run- type

Re: [MBZ] Water Leak in trunk of W-126 Longbody and seat Question.

2006-01-16 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Angelo - 126's are known to develop rear window seal leaks, and the leak will collect water in the 'well' as you describe. You can check for that (when it melts) by feeling around in between the metal cross trunk structure, under the rear window and ahead of the trunk opening. Yes, there is a

Re: [MBZ] OT:email hosting

2006-01-20 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Check out eDataRack.com - I know of several people who have them as their domain host. Werner - Original Message - From: Luther Gulseth [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, January 20, 2006 9:06 AM Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT:email hosting no,

Re: [MBZ] Keyless

2006-01-20 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Jim - I see where you have added keyless entry to a couple of '86 M-Bs. Is it feasible to add that feature to my '83SD? Even if it isn't a good idea, how about modifying the existing system so that all locks can operate from any of the 3 key locations: trunk, left door, and right door? Right

Re: [MBZ] Keyless

2006-01-20 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Thanks, Jim - I can see where fooling with the passenger door could be a pain. I'll put first priority on the trunk lock mod and keyless remote, and leave the passenger door for when I'm really bored! Werner - Original Message - From: Jim Cathey [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] MBCA Route 66

2006-01-20 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Gary - the full route 66 trip starts on September 17 in Chicago, and ends in Santa Monica pier and on to the MBUSA Classic Center in Irvine on the 30th. Then there is StarFest06 in Las Vegas from 1-5 October. A Startrip is being organized to follow US Route 6 to Chicago from Montvale, NJ,

Re: [MBZ] MBCA Route 66

2006-01-20 Thread Werner Fehlauer
://hursty.buymbparts.com/63/21.jpg On 1/20/06, Werner Fehlauer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Gary - the full route 66 trip starts on September 17 in Chicago, and ends in Santa Monica pier and on to the MBUSA Classic Center in Irvine on the 30th. Then there is StarFest06 in Las Vegas from 1-5 October. A Startrip is being

Re: [MBZ] Got Tumbler but no Key

2006-01-22 Thread Werner Fehlauer
The South Jersey Section had a tech event last year, to tour the new MBUSA Master Regional Parts Distribution Center in Robbinsville, NJ. This is intended to be the entry and distribution point for all M-B parts in North America, and operates as a secure foreign trade zone. It also replaces

Re: [MBZ] MBCA Route 66

2006-01-22 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Tom and anyone interested in the route 6/66 trips - Yes, the anticipation is that there will be many members who will only drive short segments, or even just attend local section dinners or lunches en route. Not that many will have the time and opportunity to make the whole trip, and

Re: [MBZ] PPI Request

2006-01-23 Thread Werner Fehlauer
hi Chuck - are they making 16V Diesels now?? Werner - Original Message - From: Chuck Landenberger [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, January 23, 2006 2:42 PM Subject: [MBZ] PPI Request Hi all, Anyone available in the Louisville KY/New

Re: [MBZ] a couple of questions - headlights, oil pressure

2006-01-24 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Tim - the oil pressure gauge should read 0 before you start the engine. When it starts, the pressure will go right up to full scale (3 bar, or about 45psi) when cold, and when the engine is at operating temperature, will drop down to between 1.5 to 2 bar at idle (for a good condition engine).

Re: [MBZ] Starting in second

2006-01-24 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Yes, but the '90 124 2.5 Diesel starts in 2nd, unless you floor it. Werner - Original Message - From: Desert Rat [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2006 12:26 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Starting in second US model diesels start in

Re: [MBZ] 240D RIP

2006-01-24 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Mathieu - First, glad to hear that the driver came through OK. But the damage really doesn't look that hard to repair, assuming the door frames aren't distorted. By missing the bumper, the energy was absorbed by the fender sheet metal, from what I can see - which would mean that the frame and

Re: [MBZ] Starting in second

2006-01-24 Thread Werner Fehlauer
, but the question specific was to a US model W126 gas model. I know nuttin' about W124's or Euro anything! On 1/24/06, Werner Fehlauer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Yes, but the '90 124 2.5 Diesel starts in 2nd, unless you floor it. Werner ___ http://www.striplin.net

Re: [MBZ] Starting in second

2006-01-25 Thread Werner Fehlauer
. Werner - Original Message - From: Marshall Booth [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2006 3:52 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Starting in second Werner Fehlauer wrote: Yes, but the '90 124 2.5 Diesel starts in 2nd, unless you floor

[MBZ] 16V Princess

2006-01-27 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Chuck - how about a name like Brünhilde to go along with panzerwagen? Kind of keeps the cars related in the family, so to speak! Werner - Original Message - From: Chuck Landenberger [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2006 7:39

Re: [MBZ] 16V Princess

2006-01-27 Thread Werner Fehlauer
(a Mac iBook) to keep in touch with this wonderful world... Take care, Chuck On Jan 26, 2006, at 7:14 PM, Werner Fehlauer wrote: Chuck - how about a name like Brünhilde to go along with panzerwagen? Kind of keeps the cars related in the family, so to speak! Werner

Re: [MBZ] 16V Princess

2006-01-27 Thread Werner Fehlauer
time and some just won't hatch... At this time, the Route 66 run just does not seem to fit in w/my plans to attend StarFest in Vegas .. Hope to see you somewhere along the line and hope all is going well healthwise... Take care, Chuck On Jan 26, 2006, at 7:32 PM, Werner Fehlauer

Re: [MBZ] More cool specials

2006-02-01 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Folks, looking at oil analysis is akin to the old barn door/stolen horse theory. What matters in a filter is the size and capacity of what is taken out of the oil. Usually, there is a micron spec, plus other characteristics. Looking at the oil is a bit late! I've had name brand (Fram) air

Re: [MBZ] power brake bleeder

2006-02-01 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Don - there was a home brew one made from a $10 True Value hand pump sprayer, a Pep Boys master cylinder cap and some hoses - described a couple of years ago on these lists. I made one and it works pretty well. A nice feature is that as a small plastic sprayer, you don't expose a big amount

Re: [MBZ] MB EPC Electronics Parts Catalog ON LINE

2006-02-02 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Roger - I did get a few sections to come up OK, but most did come up with page not found. Werner '90 D '83SD - Original Message - From: Roger Conlon [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2006 4:11 PM Subject: [MBZ] MB EPC Electronics Parts Catalog ON

Re: [MBZ] Truckers fight biodiesel mandate

2006-02-02 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Some truckers may be fighting B2, but John Deere last summer announced that they were shipping all their new tractors with B2. And Willie Nelson has been making the news regularly with his BioDiesel empire. (In Texas, yet!) Werner - Original Message - From: David Brodbeck [EMAIL

Re: [MBZ] Sound panels, was Nice 190D Low Miles

2006-02-02 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Aaron - I'll make a note, but remind me in a couple of months in case I have to take it off for some other reason. But the bad news is that I just changed the oil, and it'll be 10k miles probably and a year before it comes off again for that reason. That's assuming the oil sample test comes

[MBZ] Fw: Biodiesel Bulletin

2006-02-02 Thread Werner Fehlauer
For all those BioDiesel guys who might not follow this web site: Werner - Original Message - From: National Biodiesel Board [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2006 6:46 PM Subject: Biodiesel Bulletin Biodiesel Bulletin

Re: [MBZ] W's concern abt oil

2006-02-02 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Its called Greed. Developers can make much more money selling 400k houses on 1 acre lots than 100k houses on 1/4 acre lots. And the local governments encourage that because they get more taxes and need less municipal services. I do look for that bubble to burst, though, as how many 2 person

Re: [MBZ] MB EPC ON LINE

2006-02-02 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Hey Chuck - any memorable events on your drive with that non-Diesel 16V? Werner - Original Message - From: Chuck Landenberger [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2006 10:05 AM Subject: Re: [MBZ] MB EPC ON

Re: [MBZ] W's concern abt oil

2006-02-02 Thread Werner Fehlauer
for anybody Werner - Original Message - From: Mitch Haley [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2006 12:06 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] W's concern abt oil Werner Fehlauer wrote: Now a 1000 sq ft house with a 2000 sq ft 6 bay garage

Re: [MBZ] W's concern abt oil

2006-02-02 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Yes, and they lost so his garage stays, apparently (according to AW) Werner Just saw in Autoweek that a guy in Michigan has a 6000 sq ft garage, that should be big enough for anybody Is that the guys whose neighbors sued him to try to make him take it down?

Re: [MBZ] best way to clean MB-Tex?

2006-02-03 Thread Werner Fehlauer
on, let it foam and scrub with a brush. Works rerally good. On 2/3/06, Werner Fehlauer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Sunil - you can try some of the Leatherique products on the MBTex - it seems to work on vinyl about as well as anything, and won't hurt it, either. I've used it on my MB and even F150 dash

Re: [MBZ] best way to clean MB-Tex?

2006-02-03 Thread Werner Fehlauer
, Werner Fehlauer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hans - While upholstery foaming cleaners work great on upholstery, I would think that they would tend to dry out hard surfaces such as leather or MBtex (vinyl). That's why I use the Leatherique cleaner followed by Rejuvenator to try and keep some

[MBZ] Fw: NBB to Open Washington, DC, Office

2006-02-04 Thread Werner Fehlauer
FYI... Werner - Original Message - From: National Biodiesel Board [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, February 03, 2006 2:01 PM Subject: NBB to Open Washington, DC, Office National Biodiesel Board to Open Washington, DC, Office

[MBZ] ID number locations?

2006-02-07 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Would someone please tell me where I can find the engine ID number on my '83SD? The PO had the engine swapped for a slightly newer version of the 617, and I would like to document the numbers and possibly learn more about its age, etc. The car itself is a pretty early version, with VIN ending

Re: [MBZ] ID number locations?

2006-02-07 Thread Werner Fehlauer
- Original Message - From: Marshall Booth [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 2:36 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] ID number locations? Werner Fehlauer wrote: Would someone please tell me where I can find the engine ID number on my

Re: [MBZ] HS designs and builds biodiesel hybrid that wins awardatPhillie Auto Show (long article)

2006-02-08 Thread Werner Fehlauer
article) I'd love to see pictures and more info on that car. Sounds fun. On 2/7/06, Werner Fehlauer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The South Jersey Section of MBCA will be attending this auto show on Saturday. Check out www.sjs-mbca.org if you want to join us! I'll look for this car, and if someone

Re: [MBZ] Oil, oil, which oil!?

2006-02-10 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Jim - unless you're pulling a very light car, the weight with a real car would be closer to 5000# - most M-Bs are in the mid 3000# and up range! Werner - Original Message - From: Jim Cathey [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, February 09,

Re: [MBZ] Driver door groans upon opening

2006-02-10 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Marshall in Feenix - the Mercedes door stop straps typically use a pair of strong spring loaded steel balls, riding in a groove inside the door. These must be lubricated once in a while, or they will rust, disintegrate, etc. When they go bad, it requires you to remove the door panel and

Re: [MBZ] Motor Oil Saver

2006-02-10 Thread Werner Fehlauer
How about magnetic fuel line mileage improvers? Werner - Original Message - From: Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, February 10, 2006 6:38 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Motor Oil Saver so its the cheapy chineese filters and the

Re: [MBZ] Walmart vs NAPA auto

2006-02-11 Thread Werner Fehlauer
To get this thread back to a Mercedes-Benz related theme, are we to understand that in South Dallas the cars in the section8 housing are newer MB models?? Otherwise, how could those cars be nicer than ours??? Werner - Original Message - From: paul [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Holed the Pan

2006-02-12 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Mercedes had a prominently offered set of steel skid plates in the late 50s and 60s (or so), to protect the oil pan and other vulnerable parts. I was stationed in Europe at the time, and remember seeing that in the options list. It might be a good idea to look into that if you drive in areas

Re: [MBZ] Bush Good, Guns Good

2006-02-14 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Sorry, can't hold back! Cheney/Bush/etc are NOT in a special imperial class - they are US citizens like the rest of us, and should be held accountable as we would be if we pulled a stupid stunt of shooting a gun in the direction of another person. Yes, he is entitled to an added level of

Re: [MBZ] Bought a Different 300D

2006-02-17 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Larry - as long as the glow cycle works OK, and the engine starts right up on 1 or 2 compression strokes, I'd leave the GPs as they are. My 2.5 (1990) still has the original glow plugs and injectors, and they work just fine after 221k miles. A good Italian tune-up once in a while wouldn't

Re: [MBZ] M-1 TS AWOL @ W/M - UPDATE

2006-02-18 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Bob - my experience with Diesel MBs is that if they are in good condition, they will only use a quart every 3-5k miles (or so). If more than that, look for leaks. If no leaks and the consumption is greater than above, then Dino probably makes economic sense in moderate to warm climates, IMO.

Re: [MBZ] Got my New 300D !!! ;-)

2006-02-18 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Larry - you need to be more specific on the toggle on the console. I'm sure we can tell you what each switch does, if we know which one you are wondering about. As for the rear headrests, they pull up manually, and the console switch drops them for improved rear visibility. And where is this

Re: [MBZ] couple 124 questions

2006-02-18 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Sunil - the engine should be running, in park, and the transmission thoroughly warmed up when checking the fluid level. As for the PS fluid, some people take the extra trouble to try and get all the old oil out, but you don't do that when changing the engine oil (its nigh impossible to drain

Re: [MBZ] Fuel Filter on my 91 300D Turbo

2006-02-19 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Larry - the main fuel filter is good for a couple of years or 30k miles, according to the book. And yes, it is fairly tight, but I've always been able to snake it out by putting some movement on the vacuum line and hoses in the vicinity. The last time I didn't even spill much fuel! Take out

Re: [MBZ] Fuel Filter on my 91 300D Turbo

2006-02-19 Thread Werner Fehlauer
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Re: [MBZ] Fuel Filter on my 91 300D Turbo

2006-02-19 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Results http://members.rennlist.com/oil Weber Carb Stuff http://members.rennlist.com/webercarbs http://members.rennlist.com/my_911/Index.htm For my Paint Job Info - Original Message - From: Werner Fehlauer [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Saturday

Re: [MBZ] Fuel Filter on my 91 300D Turbo

2006-02-20 Thread Werner Fehlauer
/webercarbs http://members.rennlist.com/my_911/Index.htm For my Paint Job Info - Original Message - From: Werner Fehlauer [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2006 9:48 AM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Fuel Filter on my 91 300D Turbo Larry - both my 126

Re: [MBZ] air filter on 92 300D

2006-02-20 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Larry - the owner's manual, and the accompanying maintenance manual spell out more details, but essentially the 300D 2.5 calls for oil/filter changes at 5000 mile intervals, air and fuel filter changes at 15,000 miles, and trans,.service at 30,000 miles. Coolant and brake fluid (brake fluid

Re: [MBZ] FWD vs. RWD

2006-02-20 Thread Werner Fehlauer
In addition to making it cheaper to build cars, FWD also made the cars lighter for the same interior volume by eliminating frame and support structure for the traditional WD stuff. And it also made good business sense for the manufacturers, since much of the usual front end collision damage

Re: [MBZ] Mats, Mirror Owners Manual for my 91 300D

2006-02-20 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Larry - just be careful with the windshield mirror mount - you don't want to break the glass in the event the glue is holding it on too well. A good glass shop should be able to give you some hints. As for the wood trim, Drew Tibcken (Heritage Woodwoks) is the expert as far as I'm concerned.

Re: [MBZ] Off Topic - keeping warm

2006-02-21 Thread Werner Fehlauer
and another one across the river from Philly - we're using a Better'n'Ben insert 24/7, and have about 5 acres of wood that is going to waste! But not using oil feels REAL good. Werner - Original Message - From: John Berryman [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List

Re: [MBZ] Oil Change - Questions

2006-02-21 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Larry - as for the oil, the book says 8 qts, but you can only get about 7 in before its over full. That's partly because the cooler and hoses hold a lot, and also most people don't get all the oil out because it takes so long to really let it drain. And good synthetics like Delvac1, as

Re: [MBZ] Oil Change - Questions

2006-02-21 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Larry - yes, the AT has a drain plug, but that will not drain the torque converter. You have to turn the engine over (in the correct direction) very slowly until the small Allen-head drain bolt appears at the bottom, then remove it to drain the fluid. Then you just slightly loosen the

Re: [MBZ] Oil Change - Questions

2006-02-21 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Larry - the dealers are almost all using topsiders these days as it saves fooling around with the sound panels and therefore costs them less labor. The tradeoff is that you don't get to see what else is going on under the engine - loose items, small leaks, etc. And as we've mentioned before,

Re: [MBZ] Oil Change - Questions

2006-02-21 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Larry - you have a lot of ground to cover in your questions! First, the 124 2.5 Diesels have (in my case) 2 sound panels, the front one about 3x3 ft which gives access to the engine drains, radiator lower end, etc - and held on with 4 of those special screws. This panel has to come off before

Re: [MBZ] Pumping oil out of injectors OM617

2006-02-21 Thread Werner Fehlauer
The oil drain pipe from the turbo down to the pan isn't only for CA cars. On my '83 126, all the O-ring seals had to be replaced to stop some significant oil leaks - a messy job, but worth the effort. Also make sure the air cleaner drain is connected properly - the flex mounts break, and

Re: [MBZ] Oil Change - Questions

2006-02-21 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Larry - I don't recall any small inline filters over by the battery on my car, but there are lots of vacuum lines - be careful NOT to inadvertently disconnect any, especially when changing the air filter. You will quickly notice when your turbo 2.5 becomes non turbo! As for cool outside air,

Re: [MBZ] Help - What did I do?

2006-02-21 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Larry - I thought you said you had some filters from your 123? The in-line should work just fine. And it will block before the big main can, almost always. Or, just go out and start it back up and hope whatever blocked the fuel line has dropped off! (the white smoke would suggest to me that

Re: [MBZ] Help - What did I do?

2006-02-22 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Larry - these fuel systems in modern cars are designed to be sealed to the extent that they do not emit vapors freely into the atmosphere, so a swoosh now and then when removing the gas cap seems to be pretty normal, in my experience. I don't think it has anything to do with algae - but you

[MBZ] Sound Panels, 300D 2.5

2006-02-22 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Larry - when you get around to changing the oil on your '91 and have the front sound panel off, you could do a fella named Aaron Lam (on this list) a favor if you could get a picture of it with a digital camera. He asked me to take one the next time I have mine off, but its getting to look

Re: [MBZ] Oil Change - Questions

2006-02-22 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Sunil - the sound panel being off should hurt anything, especially in normal driving on decent roads. I suppose they provide a bit of deflection of water, mud, and grit, but they are there to make the car seem quieter, mainly. Werner - Original Message - From: Sunil Hari [EMAIL

Re: [MBZ] Oil CHange

2006-02-22 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Sunil - no, you shouldn't have to change filters more often than the oil (at 10k intervals). Good oils hold the soot and soluble contaminates in suspension, and the filters are very large, and can hold all the bigger particles easily. Werner - Original Message - From: Sunil Hari

Re: [MBZ] Shoulda done that months ago

2006-02-22 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Curt - I suppose 15w50 is OK in warmer climates,and for worn engines, but I switched to 5W40 several years ago. My local Mobil distributor claims that Delvac1 only comes that way! I would think that the 240D would turn over better than the 300D, simply because there's one less cylinder to

Re: [MBZ] RPM Redline

2006-02-22 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Larry - I found the redline at V.I.R. while doing laps, near the end of the long uphill straight. Somewhere near 90mph, the transmission decided it was time to shift into 4th, and the slight surge in engine rpm caused the IP to say bzzzt. Nothing was wrong with it, just wanted to let me know

Re: [MBZ] Brake Fluid Flush

2006-02-23 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Larry - its ABS - and the main thing to remember when flushing the brake fluid is to use enough pressure, probably around 20 psi. I was too conservative at one of the GWS tech sessions several years ago, and managed to drain the lines and leave lots of air in them. Learned that ABS systems

Re: [MBZ] Shoulda done that months ago

2006-02-23 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Curt - you're right, its been a long time since I fooled with a manual tranny. I would therefore assume that if your 240D calls for ATF, then by all means use Mobil1 - the cold and high temp characteristics alone are worth it! My comment that 4 cylinder engines should be easier to spin when

Re: [MBZ] Leather Vs MB-Tex and Proper Oil Level

2006-02-23 Thread Werner Fehlauer
Larry - Yes, the proper level for the oil is below the max mark, probably about 1/2 to 3/4 way between the top and bottom marks. Take Marshall's advice, though, and look at the level after the car engine has been off for several hours - the Mobil1 does stick to internal engine parts, and does

Re: [MBZ] name my car

2006-02-26 Thread Werner Fehlauer
How about Heidi? Werner - Original Message - From: OK Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2006 11:08 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] name my car Zsa Zsa On 2/25/06, Sunil Hari [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 1992 300D 2.5T, smoke

Re: [MBZ] Isolating small oil leak around radiator

2006-02-26 Thread Werner Fehlauer
John - just under the rear/bottom of the radiator, the transmission oil cooler lines transition from rubber the steel, which often rust as the area collects moisture, and is easy to overlook (especially if you use topsider oil changes). I wirebrushed the steel lines and primed and painted them

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