Re: [MBZ] nice looking 220D stick

2005-11-15 Thread andrew strasfogel
What is it? Last 220 Diesel was sold in 1973. Where's the badge? Seller has low feedback so I would be very wary... On 11/15/05, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Re: [MBZ] '99 E300

2005-11-15 Thread andrew strasfogel
What rust? Where? The car is gorgeous. On 11/15/05, Desert Rat [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: If you don't mind a little rust here and there, not a bad car. On 11/15/05, Gabriel S. [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Re: [MBZ] For those who like big cars

2005-11-15 Thread andrew strasfogel
You see a dozen Smart car crashes a day?? Or a dozen Smarts? On 11/15/05, Jeff Zedic [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Actually I may still have a video of the Smart in an offset head on crash against a W220 S-class. In that one the little Smart car does a pirouette and the driver's door is

Re: [MBZ] Help

2005-11-15 Thread andrew strasfogel
I have 69 cans of Wurth's Anti Fuel Smell aerosol repellent in stock. $7.79 ea. or $6.50 in a case of 24. On 11/15/05, Chuck Landenberger [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Rusty, Never hurts to test the limits... Whether in life or in discounts? Once in a while it works... Enjoyed your

[MBZ] Absolutely pathetic fuel economy

2005-11-17 Thread andrew strasfogel
My 300TD has been getting progressively, steadily worsening fuel economy over the last few years. It runs fine, there are no fuel leaks to speak of, and I haven't changed my driving habits. I had been driving it in 2 at Marshall's recommendation, but thought this might be causing the decline in

Re: [MBZ] Absolutely pathetic fuel economy

2005-11-18 Thread andrew strasfogel
Yes - that's EXACTLY trhe way I am doing it. On 11/17/05, David Brodbeck [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: andrew strasfogel wrote: When I say the fuel economy s*cks, this means that whereas I used to drive up to 380 miles before the reserve light came on, now it's exactly 100 miles LOWER when I

Re: [MBZ] Absolutely pathetic fuel economy

2005-11-18 Thread andrew strasfogel
I like that one best of all! Wouldn't it be great to blame it on the odometer. On 11/17/05, Christopher McCann [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: don't forget to test the odo with a GPS or against mile markers on the highway Chris Mitch Haley [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: David Brodbeck wrote: The

Re: [MBZ] Absolutely pathetic fuel economy

2005-11-18 Thread andrew strasfogel
1) timing chain and rails were replaced at 122K. Now I'm at 267K 2) Odometer was repaired once about 100K miles ago. 3) Valves were adjusted within the past 10K miles. On 11/17/05, Peter Frederick [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: First, unless you've fixed it already, it's somewhat likely the

Re: [MBZ] Absolutely pathetic fuel economy

2005-11-18 Thread andrew strasfogel
No. On 11/17/05, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Is it possible something is wrong with your fuel guage and you really still have plenty of fuel left in it? andrew strasfogel wrote: My 300TD has been getting progressively, steadily worsening fuel economy over the last few

Re: [MBZ] wtf?

2005-11-18 Thread andrew strasfogel
Is the 300 SD engine fully interchangeable with all the models listed? On 11/18/05, Mitch Haley [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 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

Re: [MBZ] Ride height

2005-11-18 Thread andrew strasfogel
My 1983 300TD appears to sit lower in the back when unloaded. I don't really worry about it because the car is such a pleasure to drive. On 11/18/05, Kevin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Fri, Nov 18, 2005 at 01:44:35PM -0800, Gabriel S. wrote: Did some '87 300D's come with a diffent suspension

Re: [MBZ] Absolutely pathetic fuel economy

2005-11-21 Thread andrew strasfogel
This has all been very enlightening. I checked my tires and noticed that the pressure in the LR was quite low. I topped it off along with the others so let's see if that makes a difference. If not, then phase two will be checking the odometer for accuracy. (low hanging fruit) On 11/18/05,

Re: [MBZ] ebay auction of the week

2005-11-21 Thread andrew strasfogel
What a waste of a listing fee. Totally useless - no information. On 11/19/05, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mercedes-Benz-300-Series-PRETTY-GOOD-RUNNING-CAR_W0QQitemZ4591617447QQcategoryZ6330QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem -- Kaleb C. Striplin/Claremore, OK

Re: [MBZ] 190D

2005-11-21 Thread andrew strasfogel
40 mpg? On 11/19/05, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mercedes-Benz-190-Series-190D-190D-Mercedes-Benz_W0QQitemZ4590933660QQcategoryZ6328QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem -- Kaleb C. Striplin/Claremore, OK 89 560SEL, 87 300SDL, 85 380SE, 85 300D, 84 250 LWB, 83

Re: [MBZ] way too much for this car

2005-11-21 Thread andrew strasfogel
Way too much? It's GORGEOUS. On 11/21/05, Gabriel S. [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/No-Reserve-XMRadio-Leather-Lots-Mechanical-Restored_W0QQitemZ4589060995QQcategoryZ6330QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem -- Gabriel Soto Southern California 1987 300D 230K=-

[MBZ] Fwd: 190D

2005-11-21 Thread andrew strasfogel
Since this is an automatic the seller's mileage claims are dubious, ifn ot outright deceitful... -- Forwarded message -- From: Marshall Booth [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Nov 21, 2005 12:17 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] 190D To: Mercedes mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] andrew strasfogel wrote

Re: [MBZ] way too much for this car

2005-11-21 Thread andrew strasfogel
It might be, depending on how much mechanical work needs done over the initial ownership year. I always budget 25 - 30 percent of the purchase price no matter how seemingly perfect the used car appears to be. I don't know anything about 124 wagons, however, so that leaves me out of the bidding.

Re: [MBZ] way too much for this car

2005-11-21 Thread andrew strasfogel
So, GO FOR IT, Andrew!!! Still have 46 minutes left to bid.. Solves the not so great mpg's in your current driver! Chuck Phoenix, AZ On Nov 21, 2005, at 10:11 AM, andrew strasfogel wrote: Way too much? It's GORGEOUS. On 11/21/05, Gabriel S. [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote

Re: [MBZ] Wine in Phoenix

2005-11-22 Thread andrew strasfogel
A nice riesling would work. If you don't mind going furrrn, I tasted a dry Moscato (Italian) which was nothwistanding quite sweet and probably a good pairing with several items on the Thanksgiving menu. On 11/21/05, redghost [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I think AZ makes some interesting wines,

Re: [MBZ] euro alert

2005-11-22 Thread andrew strasfogel
Let's do the math. $3615 - $500 = $3115 profit to Kaleb for each one he sells. Not bad! On 11/21/05, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I will let you know. Dont think I have seen one in running condition that cheap though. Loren Faeth wrote: Hey Kaleb, If you find one of

Re: [MBZ] tow hitch

2005-11-22 Thread andrew strasfogel
Easy to install though it does require drilling 4 holes... (good idea to avoid the fuel tank). On 11/22/05, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mercedes-tow-hitch_W0QQitemZ8016978442QQcategoryZ6763QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem -- Kaleb C. Striplin/Claremore, OK

Re: [MBZ] 3rd seat

2005-11-22 Thread andrew strasfogel
Where are the seat belts I wonder. On 11/22/05, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1984-Mercedes-300TD-Wagon-REAR-SEAT-Third-Seat-NICE_W0QQitemZ8016998202QQcategoryZ33701QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem -- Kaleb C. Striplin/Claremore, OK 89 560SEL, 87 300SDL, 85

Re: [MBZ] cheap nice looking 300SD 116

2005-11-22 Thread andrew strasfogel
great outstanding diesel 300 sd with at least 38 mpg Yeah, right. Seller has an 83 feedback rating so take this with a grain of salt.. On 11/22/05, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Re: [MBZ] 2.2 engine/tranny

2005-11-22 Thread andrew strasfogel
Kaleb, I for one really enjoy these car links but it would be even better if you could combine several into one posting. Just my 2 cents. On 11/22/05, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Re: [MBZ] cheap euro 126

2005-11-22 Thread andrew strasfogel
Has that great OEM New Jersey rust. On 11/22/05, Kaleb C. Striplin [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

Re: [MBZ] 5,000 miles seriously?

2005-11-22 Thread andrew strasfogel
Warning, Warning!! Seller has a negative fb rating. The car has been run once per week since then just to keep everything lubed and in good condition. Every belt, hose and seal is in perfect condition. This car really has to be seen to be appreciated! I don't believe this car has ever even been

Re: [MBZ] Found a 190D

2005-11-23 Thread andrew strasfogel
This is one of the best lines yet: *CAR STARTS DOES NOT STALL * On 11/23/05, Curt Raymond [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Nice one Don! I hadn't seen this, snuck in under my radar somehow. A little beyond 300 miles but not worth mentioning. I bought Hammie in New Jersey, got ~5 miles from the

Re: [MBZ] 1964 280SE

2005-11-23 Thread andrew strasfogel
It's not to my liking due to manual windows, but if it drives well and you can stand staring at the blistered wood and cracked SW you could enjoy it a few years as a daily driver (just don't leave it in the rain), after which you'll have saved up the $20 G or so it will take for a decent

Re: [MBZ] rusty should buy this

2005-11-28 Thread andrew strasfogel
All the photos are with the top on. One wonders if the hard top even comes off... This is a case of what's NOT mentioned being probably the most important information. On 11/23/05, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Re: [MBZ] one of you should buy this

2005-11-28 Thread andrew strasfogel
Note - starting price of $100 K is BELOW the reserve. LOL. On 11/23/05, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mercedes-Benz-200-Series-1971-Mercedes-Benz-280-SE-3-5-Convertible_W0QQitemZ4592978560QQcategoryZ6329QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem -- Kaleb C.

Re: [MBZ] Cheap 113 SL in NJ

2005-11-28 Thread andrew strasfogel
The rusty areas are downright terrifying. Too bad becasue I like the green color as well... On 11/25/05, redghost [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Nice color. Gump may like this. Wonder if I would survive having two cars in need of welding and paint? On Thursday, November 24, 2005, at 01:28 PM,

Re: [MBZ] might be needing some cars

2005-11-28 Thread andrew strasfogel
My son's 1985 300D is presentable, though the driver's seat lists slightly to one side (left, of course). I'm sure he'd be willing to take any amount so long as it was more than the car is worth... On 11/26/05, Mike Canfield [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: But you're not buyingLOLOLOL, Mike

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

2005-11-28 Thread andrew strasfogel
Leaving an open tin of coffee in the car for awhile is supposed to work wonders... On 11/26/05, Steve MacSween [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: When I worked for the truck rental agency, some construction guys ran over a racoon on the way into a site, did not think anything more about it. Truck

Re: [MBZ] might be needing some cars

2005-11-28 Thread andrew strasfogel
You guys are SO helpful. On 11/28/05, David Brodbeck [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: andrew strasfogel wrote: My son's 1985 300D is presentable, though the driver's seat lists slightly to one side (left, of course). I'm sure he'd be willing to take any amount so long as it was more than

Re: [MBZ] might be needing some cars

2005-11-29 Thread andrew strasfogel
I knew I'd get a rise about my left leaning seat comment. Anyway, he would probably take 3 grand for the car, which puts it way out of reach of members of 500 Max Club On 11/29/05, David Brodbeck [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: LT Don wrote: Lose the 0A. Eh, FOX News has its uses. The

Re: [MBZ] MB in Movie Preview

2005-11-29 Thread andrew strasfogel
BZZT - WRONG!!! It was a nice W108 280SE 4.5. On 11/28/05, David Brodbeck [EMAIL PROTECTED] 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. ___ For new

Re: [MBZ] 85 300D

2005-11-29 Thread andrew strasfogel
I never said that $3K was a reasonable or market-based price. I do think that gussied-up photos on ebay CAN result in prices over market. On 11/29/05, LT Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Don't forget that Andrew lives and works in DC, so is sort of out of touch with what happens outside the

Re: [MBZ] 85 300D

2005-12-01 Thread andrew strasfogel
My involvement with this list shows my burning desire to become a pragmatist. On 11/29/05, Loren Faeth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 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

Re: [MBZ] MANNY TRANNY SLC

2005-12-01 Thread andrew strasfogel
Crank windows and old hubcaps. Tasteless, sort of like Tom Cruise wearing high heals, Bermuda shorts and a halter top. On 12/1/05, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Re: [MBZ] this weeks ebay idiot

2005-12-01 Thread andrew strasfogel
The blue front seat covers alone are worth $1.50 (the pair). On 12/1/05, Steve MacSween [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: someone claiming to be [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mercedes-Benz-200-Series-240-D- 83-MERCEDES-BENZ-240-TURBO-DIESEL-RUNNING-CONDITION_W0QQitemZ4

[MBZ] 30 MM gpy. Biodiesel Plant planned for Wyoming

2005-12-01 Thread andrew strasfogel
Firm plans biodiesel plant By DUSTIN BLEIZEFFER Star-Tribune energy reporter Thursday, December 01, 2005 http://adsys.townnews.com/33707300763902/creative/casperstartribune.net/news+rtcontophorsize.1/20657.gif?r=http://www.casperforsale.com

Re: [MBZ] 30 MM gpy. Biodiesel Plant planned for Wyoming

2005-12-02 Thread andrew strasfogel
they only lasted for 3-5 yr. Wonder if setting up a small WVO conversion plant would be feasible? Is that what the co-ops in the W and NW are doing? --R Christopher McCann wrote: they will obviously be crushing their own seeds. Interesting. Do most BioD plants do that? Chris andrew

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

2005-12-02 Thread andrew strasfogel
I found a nice metric wrench on the streets of SF on my last trip there, but it didn't survive the scrutiny of our crackerjack TSA screeners. There was nothing pointy about it, nor was it big enough to do any serious damage. It ended up in the bin with all the grandmothers' tweezers and

Re: [MBZ] Dallas Charity auction 300CD

2005-12-02 Thread andrew strasfogel
Also it's an '82, not a '92!! On 12/1/05, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: that things looks rough Rich Thomas wrote: Some bits missing: http://www.texascarsforkids.org/details.asp?CarId=8697vType=1 --R ___ For new parts see

[MBZ] Cal. study on health effects of diesel fumes

2005-12-05 Thread andrew strasfogel
Calif. study links diesel fumes to deaths and high healthcare costs Diesel-burning cargo carriers such as ships, trains and trucks contribute to hundreds of deaths and billions of dollars in healthcare costs annually in California, according to a study released last week by state officials. The

Re: [MBZ] Another video, this time with pontoon and /8 aka

2005-12-06 Thread andrew strasfogel
I rented a movie DVD and wanted to transfer it to videotape for later veiwing but couldn't because DVDs are now copy protected. So much for fair use - they didn't even give me a chance to be honest or fair! On 12/5/05, Mike Canfield [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I believe you are

Re: [MBZ] R Classes and Garages

2005-12-06 Thread andrew strasfogel
Seriously, why not schedule a morning at Kaleb's farm (barn??) where all the Okie Q'ers can help him sort through his stuff? It would be great sport and a win-win because I am sure Kaleb would let the volunteers keep some little bits if they helped organize his treasure. I remember how nice it

[MBZ] Grease!

2005-12-06 Thread andrew strasfogel
Vegetable oil used for fuel is catching on in the United States, experts said this week. Philadelphia Fry-o-Diesel is using a $369,696 Pennsylvania grant to determine whether it can harvest trap grease from restaurants. It's a mess. There's really no good use for it right now, Fry-o-Diesel chief

Re: [MBZ] Photo of the Day

2005-12-07 Thread andrew strasfogel
Wont open for me. On 12/7/05, Bob Rentfro [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: This wins the photo of the day award and asks the question: what 600 gets 33mpg? http://makeashorterlink.com/?U3921274C Bob Rentfro '77 300D 144k Litchfield Park, AZ ___ For new

Re: [MBZ] my wife did it!

2005-12-08 Thread andrew strasfogel
And MY son's friend broke off his ONLY key in the door lock (1985 300D). He (son) obtained a replacement key from the dealer based on the VIN but it fits neither the front PS door (the broken key is still lodged in the driver's sdie door lock) nor the ignition. Suggestions, anyone? On 12/7/05,

Re: [MBZ] Car for someone? Lt. Don?

2005-12-08 Thread andrew strasfogel
Too much money. On 12/8/05, LT Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: He lives in a high rise in Annandale VA. On 12/7/05, OK Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Don't you have a son in the area? On 12/7/05, LT Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: South Carolina is a long way from Iowa. -- OK Don,

Re: [MBZ] Diesel on the brain making you crazy?

2005-12-08 Thread andrew strasfogel
Don, with temps like that, you may as well live in Minnesota! On 12/8/05, LT Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: You folks aren't even in the contest. This is our first morning this week when the temperature was above 0F when I drove to work. Today it was a sweltering +9F at 7:00 a.m., up 18

Re: [MBZ] 1992 300SD

2005-12-08 Thread andrew strasfogel
HAHAHA. Touche! On 12/8/05, Lee Levitt [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Donald writes: I wrote: What a sweet car. I would have paid $10K for it. Someone want to buy my W124? Lee '93 300D 2.5L 180K Yes, Lee I do want to buy your car. How does $2K sound. Can you deliver it to Wichita?

Re: [MBZ] Weather

2005-12-08 Thread andrew strasfogel
In terms of sheer chaos and mega-human misery, nobody nowhere can beat Washington, D.C. when it snows 4 inches on a work day, regardless of the temperature. Right, LT Don? On 12/8/05, Tom Reynolds [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: We were in Hereford, just south of Sierra Vista, at around 4700'. We

Re: [MBZ] Diesel on the brain making you crazy?

2005-12-08 Thread andrew strasfogel
What's the attraction up there at or near the border? On 12/8/05, LT Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I almost am. In good weather, we will drive two lane roads up into Minnesota on a Sunday afternoon and still make it home in time for dinner. On 12/8/05, andrew strasfogel [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [MBZ] Weather

2005-12-12 Thread andrew strasfogel
LOL! On 12/9/05, Rich Thomas [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Yes, we have a Bush for president who causes global cooling, or state-wide cooling, or is it warming in Canada relative to Arkansas and other places. I'm so confused I can't remember exactly which it is, but I do know it is his fault

Re: [MBZ] (no subject)

2005-12-12 Thread andrew strasfogel
I have trouble visualizing the banjo part... On 12/11/05, Peter Frederick [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: A banjo bolt is a hollow bolt that has a banjo shaped fitting under it with a hose of some type sticking out at a right angle. Hard to miss. Size depends on application -- the one for the

Re: [MBZ] picturing a banjo bolt

2005-12-12 Thread andrew strasfogel
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. On 12/12/05, Christopher McCann [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://www.prelube.com/powrlube500_drainhose.html Chris andrew strasfogel [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [MBZ] picturing a banjo bolt

2005-12-13 Thread andrew strasfogel
It's reassuring to learn that I was not alone in my cluelessness. On 12/12/05, David Brodbeck [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hans Neureiter wrote: A lug nut does not look like a lug, but it goes on a lug. I always thought the term lug nut dated back to when wire wheels were held on with one

Re: [MBZ] WOW! This is a real turd (and a shame)

2005-12-14 Thread andrew strasfogel
The seats were removed but the rest of the car is intact. What a relief! I like driving a seatless intact car! On 12/13/05, Luther Gulseth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: even the engine looks like hell -Original Message- From: Donald Snook [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Dec 13, 2005 4:53 PM

Re: [MBZ] 1985 300CD

2005-12-14 Thread andrew strasfogel
If a low milage 1979 240 D in comparable condition sold on ebay for $13,500, what will this one get? It's a much nicer car model and far more fun to drive. Any bets? My guess is $12,250. On 12/14/05, Luther Gulseth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: where does it say they replaced the transmission?

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes Digest, Vol 7, Issue 87

2005-12-14 Thread andrew strasfogel
Spend a week in Winnipeg - it's really a cool town. On 12/14/05, redghost [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Depending on when we head out, I am sure you could snag some college kid to drive it for you to a drop off point. On Tuesday, December 13, 2005, at 10:44 AM, David Brodbeck wrote: Chris

Re: [MBZ] 190 in New Hampshire

2005-12-15 Thread andrew strasfogel
Wow, it has twin aux. fans. I've never seen that before. On 12/14/05, Donald Snook [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: No Affiliation. But here is a 93 190E with only 103K with a buy it now of $3500. I wonder what the reserve is. Was there some list member up north? Do you want a gasser. It looks

Re: [MBZ] QoD

2005-12-15 Thread andrew strasfogel
Speaking of not perfect, the 1985 300CD trunk lid won't close properly. I have to set the lid down and then press HARD to get it to close. Otherwise, it just bounces back up when I slam it down the usual way. Is there anything to lube to get it to be more obedient? On 12/14/05, redghost [EMAIL

Re: [MBZ] 1985 300CD

2005-12-15 Thread andrew strasfogel
hitch. Did I miss something I don't see any mention ablut a new transmission. Eric Crunched 85 300CD 87K --- andrew strasfogel [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: If a low milage 1979 240 D in comparable condition sold on ebay for $13,500, what will this one get? It's a much nicer car model

Re: [MBZ] Year End Specials

2005-12-15 Thread andrew strasfogel
Never use ordinary air and fluids when Mobil One Synthetic Air and Mobile TwoPointFive Intermittent Synthetic Blinker Fluid are available. Both are made from 100 percent ersatz buckeyball molecules. The price is $15.00/cu. ft. for the air and $7.00 fl. oz. for the 15W 15 fluid at Walmart (of

Re: [MBZ] Rear Shock Absorbers

2005-12-15 Thread andrew strasfogel
I replace shocks when the ride is harsh. No fancy testing. 9 of the 10 Mercedes I have owned required new shocks. The only one with a perfect ride was the first - a 1973 280. On 12/15/05, Luther Gulseth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: it already does. They were on the rear. -Original

Re: [MBZ] OT: Nifty old German trailer

2005-12-16 Thread andrew strasfogel
Very cool! Owner sounds pretty cool, too, e.g. Pop up canvas is in good shape with plenty of ventilation. On 12/15/05, Zeitgeist [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'd never heard of these. Would look nice towed behind an old Benz. http://denver.craigslist.org/car/118474401.html -- Casey Olympia,

Re: [MBZ] Michigan 300D

2005-12-16 Thread andrew strasfogel
Looks like a deal, even if it didn't move due to missing engine and/or transmission, On 12/16/05, Rick Knoble [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://annarbor.craigslist.org/car/118488194.html No affiliation, ect. Rick Knoble 1985 300 CD ___ For new parts see

Re: [MBZ] oh boy, turbo 240

2005-12-16 Thread andrew strasfogel
Maybe the $1 bill comes with the car! On 12/16/05, redghost [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Nice way he posts the rust with a dollar by it. size or is that the implied excessive cost to fix? I do like that it has no lakes On Thursday, December 15, 2005, at 06:44 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote:

Re: [MBZ] [Fwd: 1983 380SEC]

2005-12-21 Thread andrew strasfogel
For tht kind of money you can buy a really clean 560 SEC. On 12/17/05, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Original Message Subject: 1983 380SEC Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2005 10:00:38 -0500 From: Bill Aston [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] I have one. Nice

Re: [MBZ] todays cracksmoker

2005-12-21 Thread andrew strasfogel
To be charitable, maybe he's an ebay newbie who really doesn't have a clue. On 12/17/05, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mercedes-Benz-60392594_W0QQitemZ4598122694QQcategoryZ6315QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem -- Kaleb C. Striplin/Claremore, OK 89 560SEL, 87

Re: [MBZ] Will a '71 280se grill fit a '71280sel?

2005-12-21 Thread andrew strasfogel
I have a headlight bucket if you still want/need one. Contact me offlist. On 12/18/05, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The grill should fit. The differences in the 2 cars are in the rear door area. The SEL is 4 longer in the rear doors. Both the 280SEL and 280SE are W108s

Re: [MBZ] worth 17k

2005-12-21 Thread andrew strasfogel
No 23 year old car - even a pretty 82 SD - is worth that kind of $$ from a seller with 95% feedback rating. There has to be lots of problems with the car that aren't visible... On 12/18/05, Tom Scordato [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: That is a beuit! - Original Message - From: Kaleb C.

Re: [MBZ] monovalve replacement - fixed problem

2005-12-21 Thread andrew strasfogel
Not so reasonable if you're a jaloponist, to borrow Hurstie's term. On 12/19/05, Marshall Booth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: It's so easy, and relatively cheap, that there's little reason to put it off. It's also easy to examine the old part, torn rubber is pretty

Re: [MBZ] Ebay photos

2005-12-21 Thread andrew strasfogel
Looking at the ash tray I bet it stinks to high heaven of stale tobacco smoke. Yecch. On 12/20/05, Tom Scordato [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Loren said 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

Re: [MBZ] Anyone near Warrenville, VA?

2005-12-21 Thread andrew strasfogel
Sure you don't mean Warrenton, VA? On 12/20/05, Loren Faeth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 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

Re: [MBZ] Front End Creak

2005-12-21 Thread andrew strasfogel
Since we are discussing front end noises, what might cause a creaking noise when passing over speed bumps? Car in question is a 1985 300CD with new shocks, ball joints, upper and lower control arms, etc. - so clean underneath that you could eat off the bottom of the front end if you could figure

Re: [MBZ] Front End Creak

2005-12-21 Thread andrew strasfogel
I know it has new shocks and am pretty sure the lower control arms were replaced as well. I'll check the records to be sure. On 12/21/05, John Ervine [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: andrew strasfogel wrote: Since we are discussing front end noises, what might cause a creaking noise when passing

[MBZ] Somebody stole a car

2005-12-21 Thread andrew strasfogel
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemrd=1item=4597599682ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT I can't believe this sold for under $10K. Must be an unpopular color scheme.

Re: [MBZ] SEC sightings

2005-12-22 Thread andrew strasfogel
FWIW, I also think they are just plain ugly, though this opinion may not carry much weight with anyone else. It's difficult to see their lineage with the predecessor model - the stunning Bruno Sacco-designed W111 coupes. On 12/21/05, OK Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: One word - gasoline.

Re: [MBZ] cheap 124 wagon

2005-12-22 Thread andrew strasfogel
Personal taste in shades of the color green are HIGHLY subjective. I am totally hooked to moss green (DB 834) but forest green leaves me cold. Pea soup green from 1970 is OK, but the later Euro version (more like avocado) is IMHO pukey. On 12/22/05, Ed Booher [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On

Re: [MBZ] why is this so cheap?

2005-12-22 Thread andrew strasfogel
Money pit indeed. That's some kind of SCARY rust! Headliner replacement will set you back $1,000! Sunroof repair at least $500, maybe double that! OTOH, the seats are nice. A 250SE without these problems might sell for $7,000 so I would only offer $2,000 to allow plenty of leeway for

Re: [MBZ] Advice on storing a 240D

2005-12-22 Thread andrew strasfogel
Why not put it on jack stands instead? On 12/22/05, Sunil Hari [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: also, pump up the tires to the max PSI or a little higher - should help avoid flat spots. be sure to deflate them in the spring. On 12/22/05, Jim Cathey [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Looks like the 240D

Re: [MBZ] another cheap wagon

2005-12-22 Thread andrew strasfogel
Might have a tired engine. If so, what's it worth? On 12/22/05, Bob Rentfro [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Good observation, Luther. Bob Rentfro '77 300D 145K Litchfield Park, AZ - Original Message - From: Luther Gulseth [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [MBZ] Looks to be a fine daily driver

2005-12-22 Thread andrew strasfogel
Looks awesome, though The car ooozes class and regality strikes me as a bit of hyperbole... After all, it's only an entry level car for that year and probably listed for about $5 grand. On 12/22/05, Tom Scordato [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Re: [MBZ] Front End Creak

2005-12-23 Thread andrew strasfogel
bumps. Turned out to be the brake rod mount on one side. Didn't see that listed, and it's often overlooked when doing a front end rebuild... Gary Thompson 1995 E320 On 12/21/05, andrew strasfogel [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Since we are discussing front end noises, what might cause

Re: [MBZ] why is this so cheap?

2005-12-23 Thread andrew strasfogel
It also had front AND rear bumpers from a 108 sedan with the rubber strips front. Totally inappropriate. On 12/22/05, Jeff Zedic [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Those cars are known to be major rustbuckets. Sexton had one and dropped a fortune into it, I think. Jeff Zedic Toronto

Re: [MBZ] Looks to be a fine daily driver

2005-12-23 Thread andrew strasfogel
appeals to me for some reason. Regards Tom Scordato From: andrew strasfogel [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2005 2:41 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Looks to be a fine daily driver Looks awesome, though The car ooozes class

Re: [MBZ] super cheap 300D

2005-12-23 Thread andrew strasfogel
That's because it does not currently run. Also, it isn't a turbodiesel. On 12/22/05, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Re: [MBZ] the time of year for crack

2005-12-23 Thread andrew strasfogel
What's wrong with it? Looks pretty damn nice, though seller's FB is suspect. BTW, is this true about the 5 gallons of fuel? Mercedes [roadside assistance] will give you a jump start, change a flat tire, or provide you with five gallons of fuel, free of charge. On 12/22/05, Kaleb C. Striplin

Re: [MBZ] X-mas cars

2005-12-23 Thread andrew strasfogel
Wait until the newbies get sticker shock on restoration and repair costs of these pricey beauties. They will be dumping these old dogs back on the market for 50 cents on the dollar... On 12/22/05, redghost [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I think it must be some mystique associated with a three point

Re: [MBZ] nice SDL

2005-12-23 Thread andrew strasfogel
The non-original trim moulding is a total turnoff for me. On 12/23/05, Dave M. [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I believe those are forged aluminum wheels, 16 x 7.0 or 7.5, used on the original CLK (C208 chassis). I'm not too crazy about how they look on any car, but I hear they are very light

[MBZ] Super clean Red 85 TD with 200 photos and a 25 page essay

2005-12-23 Thread andrew strasfogel
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mercedes-Benz-300-Series-300TD-1985-300TDT-STATION-WAGON-W123-TURBO-DIESEL-WARRANTY-FL_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ6330QQitemZ4599149578QQrdZ1

Re: [MBZ] the time of year for crack

2005-12-23 Thread andrew strasfogel
I thought they only provided 2 gallons... On 12/23/05, Bob Rentfro [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Andrew wondered: BTW, is this true about the 5 gallons of fuel? 'Mercedes [roadside assistance] will give you a jump start, change a flat tire, or provide you with five gallons of fuel, free of

Re: [MBZ] Looks to be a fine daily driver

2005-12-23 Thread andrew strasfogel
269,000 miles Washington, DC Original Message Follows From: andrew strasfogel [EMAIL PROTECTED] Reply-To: Mercedes mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [MBZ] Looks to be a fine daily driver Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2005 09:49:26

Re: [MBZ] Super clean Red 85 TD with 200 photos and a 25 page essay

2005-12-23 Thread andrew strasfogel
Good point. I also noticed that one of the chrome C-shaped door edge covers was oversprayed in red! How that happened ishard to imagine, in such an otherwise perfect car... I guess that door was resprayed with inadequate masking so the paint leaked in... It would be easy to correct so I wonder

Re: [MBZ] Looks to be a fine daily driver

2005-12-23 Thread andrew strasfogel
I purchased a 280SE 3.5 coupe that the seller emphatically admonished me NOT to restore because it was a daily driver that had been modified over the years I undertook a restoration anyway that took about 7 years and plenty o' cash. In the end, I have a wonderful driving car that is not so

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes 1982 300TD Wagon

2005-12-23 Thread andrew strasfogel
How long have you owned the car? It could have been buggered by a PO. I had a problem with my rear hatch jammed shut, and in opening it the tech did something to the locking mechanism that disabled key access to the hatch! The lock moves with central vacuum but the manual lock will forever be

Re: [MBZ] Need more DOT Blinker Fluid

2005-12-29 Thread andrew strasfogel
Trade in the spouse? On 12/24/05, Hans Neureiter [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: One other roption: Get some LUCAS Refill Wire Smoke. Eliminates the use of a filter. On 12/23/05, David Brodbeck [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Jim Cathey wrote: Appreciate any BTDTs. RTFM, dude! It explains

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