[MBZ] 211 to buy?

2014-07-24 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
In my search, last year, for a CDI, I found mostly 2005 model year available, with a few of the almost identical 2006's also around. These straight 6 models were also made in 2004 and probably earlier. But I'm not sure the CDI's were available in North America before 2005. In 2007 through

[MBZ] 211 to buy?

2014-07-25 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
So the pee tank is where the spare belongs on a W211? Does the 212 have a spare tire? In 2007 the W211 got a face lift. I have a hard time seeing the difference between pre and post face lift 211's. The pee tank (urea solution) showed up sometime in 2007 or later with the V-6 diesels in the

Re: [MBZ] Jaime! A Poor Widow Needs Help!

2014-07-28 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
I have the original window sticker from my recently acquired 2006 E320 CDI. It shows a Comand system including harmon/kardon Logic7 surround sound with a 6 CD changer and DVD navigation. The Command system along with a glass sun -roof, powered rear window shade, and heated front seats cost the

[MBZ] Fun Comparison

2014-08-04 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
I recently came across an enthusiast's article about the 1970 Mercedes 300SEL 6.3. The numbers in the article sounded really familiar. They were very close to the numbers of my 2006 E320 CDI. So I looked specs of both cars and made this table: Year ~1970

Re: [MBZ] headlight brightness, 123 126

2014-08-18 Thread Ned Kleinhenz via Mercedes
I think Ernest probably has it right. But do the '94-95 124 headlights fit the earlier 124's? Those lights on my '95 were the brightest I ever had on any car Ned Sent from my iPhone ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

[MBZ] Batteries

2014-11-20 Thread Ned Kleinhenz via Mercedes
Last weekend, I bought a new group 49 for my w124 diesel Sent from my iPhone ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

[MBZ] Batteries

2014-11-20 Thread Ned Kleinhenz via Mercedes
Last weekend, I bought a new group 49 for my w124 diesel at Sears. Second best model cost more than $180 with tax. Ned Sent from my iPhone ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery

[MBZ] Subject: Re: another oddball experience with W123 heat

2015-03-12 Thread Ned Kleinhenz via Mercedes
FWIW - whenever the heaters in my 123's behaved that way, I needed to top off the coolant level. NK Sent from my iPhone ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

[MBZ] OT Mini-van dual zone a/c

2015-08-11 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
My wife drives a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The air conditioning in that mini-van lost its refrigerant. The Toyota dealer wanted $3,595 to replace the corroded rear evaporator and rear refrigerant lines needed to fix the leak. I told the dealer “Air conditioning is nice, but not worth that much to

Re: [MBZ] OT Mini-van dual zone a/c

2015-08-13 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
Curly, The Dodge was an '88 Grand Caravan. It's A/C compressor failed IIRC. Ned ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] OT Mini-van dual zone a/c

2015-08-12 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
Thanks to everybody for the advice and enlightenment. For the most part, you have all reinforced what I was thinking. Just wanted to make sure I didn't miss anything. Actually, the evaporator itself is probably not leaking. The service adviser described the leaks as being in the o-ring joints

[MBZ] Rear suspension of a W211

2015-11-13 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
I need to replace the rear coil springs on my 2006 E320 CDI. The lower rings of the coils look badly corroded. I remember that the W124’s and older models do not need a spring compressor to replace rear coils. By disconnecting the shock absorber, you could drop the control arm far enough for

Re: [MBZ] Rear suspension of a W211

2015-11-13 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
Thanks Dan. It looks like a w211 rear suspension can be worked on in a similar manner to a w123 or w124. Ned ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] Pushing the Envelope

2015-09-23 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
I don't have the details on how to properly replace the windshield on a 124. But I want to caution you to get it done right by someone who knows how to do it correctly. My 123.131 has a windshield that was replaced by a PO. Whoever put it in did not do it correctly and the results have been

Re: [MBZ] Calculators

2015-11-30 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
My "slip stick" from the olden days is a Dietzgen slide rule. It's mahogany and about 13 inches long (is that bragging?). It even has a holster to complete the injunear geek affect. It now lives in a box of memorabilia. When I started a graduate course in the mid-1970's, I carried it to the

Re: [MBZ] Stupid money for a 1980 300TD

2017-10-07 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1980-mercedes-benz-300td-2/ I owned the identical twin to the above listed W123 - 300TD starting in 1986. It was also a white 1980 model with the same reddish brown interior like this one. Mine had carpet faded in the same way in the same places and the same

Re: [MBZ] Sump pump

2018-02-23 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
Probably just needs a new check valve at the pump end of the discharge line. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

[MBZ] Shiftless W211

2018-08-05 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
I need some advice from someone who has special experience with W211’s. My 2006 E320 CDI is having shifting problems. It can get stuck in 2ndor 3rdgear when operating in “Drive”. When that happens, I can stop and shift into “Neutral”, but the stick locks me out of “Reverse” and “Park” until I

Re: [MBZ] 2005 E320 CDI (Larry Turner)

2018-07-10 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
Craig, I have a 2006 copy of the E320 CDI. It is almost identical to the 2005 version. I bought mine about 4 or 5 years ago at 100k miles, It now has 215K miles and I have noticed very little, if any, decay in the time I've owned this car. It has more torque ( and acceleration) than V-8 cars

Re: [MBZ] OT: How long have you been here? Csn you remember?

2019-06-08 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
Sometime in the early or mid 90's, MBCA invited me to join their list monitored by Kathy Kennel. And over the years my membership evolved to this list. Mostly I lurk because I use the digest mode and don't have time every day to read and interact with all the information. Ned Kleinhenz

Re: [MBZ] Another OT question - ball valves

2019-10-08 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
If ball valves don't hold up well and are difficult to repair/replace, try globe valves. Globe valves can almost always be taken apart and rebuilt without removal from the line. Gate valves are typically used in large diameter applications, they have almost no flow resistance when wide open,

[MBZ] OT: Winter tires

2019-12-19 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
Here is my experience with Nokian winter tires over the last 20+ years of using them on two different 124’s and one 211 - all rwd Mercedes sedans. All three of these cars were useless on ice and snow when shod with summer or all-season tires. Nokian winter tires made it possible to safely

[MBZ] Re ML 722.6 results

2020-04-09 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
Larry: Sounds like the same problem I had a few years ago with my 06 E320CDI with the same model transmission. The conductor plate in the transmission was faulty. It is located where it can be replaced from underneath the car. If you remove the transmission oil pan and filter, the conductor

[MBZ] OT Google "got it" - got what?

2020-03-27 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
What do you agree to when you "get it" in google? In no human lifespan can you mine down into their BS far enough to figure out what you are agreeing to. Ned ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or

[MBZ] OT - Pipe from ground

2020-09-01 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
There is a 1-1/2” galvanized pipe sticking vertically out of the ground about 1 foot near a back corner of my house. It is located about 3’ from the house and has an elbow with nipple threaded on the end of it. It has no plug or cap leaving it is open to atmosphere. The pipe obstructs access

Re: [MBZ] What to Do? Fix and Seel or Just sell as is?

2020-09-08 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
For practical reasons, fewer people now experience a tax benefit from donating a car to charity. Your itemized deductions need to exceed the current standard deduction. Recent tax code significantly increased the standard deduction enough that even with my modest retirement income and no

Re: [MBZ] What to Do? Fix and Seel or Just sell as is?

2020-09-08 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
I understand how you feel. I have a 2006 Sienna of very similar description. It has been the family truck for the last 3 or 4 years. But the right sliding door is jammed shut. I had it in for a rare dealer service a few years ago and asked them to open that door. When I retrieved the van,

Re: [MBZ] OT - Pipe from ground

2020-09-02 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
I appreciate everybody’s input and advice. The mystery pipe actually measures ~1-3/8 inch diameter. That means it is only a 1-inch pipe. I’m certain the pipe is not associated with an underground fuel tank. When I bought it in 1981, the 26 year old house still had the original fuel oil

[MBZ] OT - Pipe from ground

2020-09-02 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
<< Did the house ever have a septic system, or water storage tank? >> The house was originally built with a septic tank. It still has a well, but never a cistern or water storage tank. No matter if someone wanted to vent fuel vapors, or septic tank gas, a 1 inch size pipe would make no sense.

[MBZ] W211 Headlight Bulbs

2020-10-13 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
My ’06 E320 CDI has gone through a number of the H7 headlamp bulbs in my 120,000+ miles of use. Each H7 bulb only lasts for some tens or at most a couple hundred hours. I notice there are some LED H7 bulbs now available for reasonable prices. Original H7 halogen bulbs cost $10 to $20 and some

[MBZ] Re W211 Headlight Bulbs

2020-10-13 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
I have been buying Orsam-Sylvania H7 (halogen) bulbs from O’Reilly’s. They sell four different price levels of H7 from Basic to XtraVision to SilverStar to SilverStar Ultra. Each successive level represents an increase in lumens, color temperature and projected beam distance. But if you read

Re: [MBZ] Sunroof recall

2020-10-03 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
I got the letter a month or so ago. It involved two trips to the dealership. In first trip they inspected the sunroof and verified it was one that needed to be replaced. In the second trip they replaced it. Everything worked out well. I'm happy MB stood behind a 15 year old car by replacing a

Re: [MBZ] Batteries, was: Daimler cheated too?

2020-09-20 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
I found AGM batteries are a really good thing. In the winter of 2019 my 2006 Mercedes E320CDI needed a new battery. When they checked the serial number of the old battery, it was found to be the original battery sold in that car when new. That was 13 years and 200,000 miles ago. I had the

Re: [MBZ] Batteries, was: Daimler cheated too?

2020-09-21 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
des branded replacement battery for a Bluetec car > made by AGM or do you have to request it? > > On Sun, Sep 20, 2020, 10:13 AM ned kleinhenz via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > >> I found AGM batteries are a really good thing. In the winter of 2019 my &

Re: [MBZ] 1995 Mercedes E320 W124 LOW Mileage - $3,750

2020-10-27 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
This car apparently has the underbody panels missing because they are not shown in any of the pictures and not mentioned. I found those panels play an important role in aerodynamics, noise suppression and protection of underbody components. Ned ___

Re: [MBZ] Oldest Mercedes with Screen Display

2020-10-24 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
<> So the Sirius/XM in my 2006 E320 CDI is obsolete and wouldn't work anyway? I've owned the car for about 7 years, but have never activated the satellite radio. Ned Kleinhenz ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

[MBZ] Mac laptop

2020-10-26 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
In my last job we would get new Lenovo ThinkPads every few years. I can vouch they were very rugged and had nice features for travelling engineering and business use. Except for hard drives, the hardware would never wear out. The operating systems and peripherals would just become obsolete. Of

Re: [MBZ] More on sprinter travails

2020-06-25 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
I agree with Greg. After trying several flaring tools, last year, I found that Eastwood tool worked by far the best. Ned Kleinhenz ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options

Re: [MBZ] OT anyone need a deuce-and-a-half?

2020-12-02 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
Probably a decade or two ago I met a Hummer dealer at a social event in western Pennsylvania. I think his customer base was the strip mining industry. He was amazed that he was starting to get a few suburbanite customers who wanted them for street use. He described the cost to buy, operate and

Re: [MBZ] OT I like the idea of this...

2020-11-15 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
I hear you Allen. After driving one of those a week or so, it becomes like an extension of your own body. And I think that one is a particularly coveted model. I've owned a few bimmers. I loved driving them. But hated working on them. Every fastener is impossible to reach. Generally I don't

[MBZ] Way OT: Pulls like a freight train

2020-11-03 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
Zero rpm torque? Sounds like a calculated thing based on the maximum force the piston applies to the crankshaft. I assume the crank lever arm is 1/2 the stroke. This Case locomotive only has one cylinder. That makes the zero rpm torque = (1/2bore)squared X pi X steam psig X (1/2 stroke). Ned

[MBZ] Foggy Headlights

2020-11-05 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
I remember a recent thread about correcting foggy headlight lenses. I have some recent experience to share. Last spring I had two 2006 model year cars with headlights that had yellowing, becoming brown lenses. One car is a Sienna minivan and the other is an E320 CDI. About 7 months ago I

Re: [MBZ] Foggy Headlights

2020-11-06 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
<< I have read about people doing roughly the same thing, but using > > several coats of thinned urethane spar varnish instead of film for the final > > protective coating. IDK if this is any better than the clear coat you > > used though. << The XPEL is like a super saran wrap type plastic

Re: [MBZ] Why do morons brag about things like this?

2021-02-06 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
When I was an engineering student in the early 70's, I was among a group of students invited to travel to Michigan and visit GM's Technical Center. We parked near the gate of the facility from where our host, a manager at the facility, transported us in a nice new GM car to the entrance. As he

[MBZ] Master cylinder

2021-07-17 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
The brake master cylinder seems to be failing on my old toada sienna family truckster. This vehicle is too old to justify the price of an OE one, so I’m considering a rebuilt or aftermarket cylinder. Most parts places and web sites seem to carry the same brands of aftermarket cylinders like -