Re: [MBZ] Emergency power steering hose repair

2018-09-03 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
Crazy isn’t it? Sent from my iPhone On Sep 3, 2018, at 8:21 PM, fmiser via Mercedes wrote: >> Kaleb wrote: > >> I am out of town. > >> No tools available. > > You got it a car and drove more than 10 miles without tools??!!?? > > Oh my! > > > ___ >

Re: [MBZ] Emergency power steering hose repair

2018-09-03 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Kaleb wrote: > I am out of town. > No tools available. You got it a car and drove more than 10 miles without tools??!!?? Oh my! ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery

Re: [MBZ] Emergency power steering hose repair

2018-09-03 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Kaleb wrote: > I have developed a pinhole leak near the connector at the pump > on the 98 e300. It just shoots a small steam out. What could I > use to try and patch it up while I am out of town till I get > pack? A piece of tin can to cover the hole and a hose clamp to hold it tight in place.

Re: [MBZ] Emergency power steering hose repair

2018-09-03 Thread Larry Turner via Mercedes
I've seen hoses covered with a piece of PVC pipe split lengthwise then hose clamps applied to keep the pipe in place.  Mostly it depends on what the hole looks like.  There are lots pf different hose repair kits available - do a search and see all the different methods.  Might find something

Re: [MBZ] Emergency power steering hose repair

2018-09-03 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
The silicone tape will seal nad bond to it's self, but isn't really strong. I'd wrap that with a strong tape, then put a hose clamp over both layers of tape. On Mon, Sep 3, 2018 at 3:04 PM Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > I got some of he silicone take which is

Re: [MBZ] Emergency power steering hose repair

2018-09-03 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
I got some of he silicone take which is stretchy and seals to itself. Wrapped it up but it still leaks. The hole appears to be right where it enters the metal fitting that screws into the pump. If the leak was not right there it probably would have worked. At least it’s not shooting out now but

Re: [MBZ] Emergency power steering hose repair

2018-09-03 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
OOPS... my bad... I totally missed that part.. Spray it with carb cleaner... dry it really good wrap it with the best tape you can find, put a hose clamp over the tape on top of the leak... get a spare can of ATF fluid so you can keep it topped off. On Mon, Sep 3, 2018 at 12:39 PM, Kaleb

Re: [MBZ] Emergency power steering hose repair

2018-09-03 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
Perhaps you missed the entire point. I am out of town. Vehicle has a leak. No new hoses available. No tools available. I did discover a new Harbor Freight here. So that is a plus. Just went in for a box knife to cut the tape when I locate it and came out with about $40 worth of stuff. Sent

Re: [MBZ] Emergency power steering hose repair

2018-09-03 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Replace the hose with a new one, and be done with it... what ever you do, it will fail, possibly at a time when you least expect loss of power steering, and damage the pump for lack of oil My money would be on new hose while I'm away, have hose arrive about my return... done and dusted... On

Re: [MBZ] Emergency power steering hose repair

2018-09-03 Thread Frederick Moir via Mercedes
Perhaps a piece of hose wrapped around the leak and secured with two small hose clamps would get you home? Worked for a leaky brake hose for me. YMMV. Fred. On Mon, Sep 3, 2018 at 3:00 PM Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > I was gonna suggest something like that

Re: [MBZ] Emergency power steering hose repair

2018-09-03 Thread Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes
I was gonna suggest something like that with some RTV around the hole --R Sent from iPhone > On Sep 3, 2018, at 2:37 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes > wrote: > > I think I’m going to try some of that tape wrap stuff from flaps > > Sent from my iPhone > >> On Sep 3, 2018, at 1:28 PM,

Re: [MBZ] Emergency power steering hose repair

2018-09-03 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Mon, 3 Sep 2018 13:37:03 -0500 "Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes" wrote: > I think I’m going to try some of that tape wrap stuff from flaps But will it hold to the oily hose? Even after cleaning? Craig > > On Sep 3, 2018, at 1:28 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes > > wrote: > > > > Barbed

Re: [MBZ] Emergency power steering hose repair

2018-09-03 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
I think I’m going to try some of that tape wrap stuff from flaps Sent from my iPhone > On Sep 3, 2018, at 1:28 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes > wrote: > > Barbed union fitting and two hose clamps? > Cut the hose, right through the hole, put a clamp over each half, stick the > union fitting in

Re: [MBZ] Emergency power steering hose repair

2018-09-03 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes
Barbed union fitting and two hose clamps? Cut the hose, right through the hole, put a clamp over each half, stick the union fitting in there, tighten both clamps, and pray that shoving the fitting into the hose didn't make another weak spot rupure. Mitch. > On September 3, 2018 at 2:14 PM

[MBZ] Emergency power steering hose repair

2018-09-03 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
I have developed a pinhole leak near the connector at the pump on the 98 e300. It just shoots a small steam out. What could I use to try and patch it up while I am out of town till I get pack? Sent from my iPhone ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list

[MBZ] Emergency Power

2015-07-08 Thread archer75--- via Mercedes
(From another list) I was amazed when my 1200 watt ($99) quasi-sine inverter on the Prius 12v battery would start and RUN a cheap $89 window AC unit (5000 BTU). The measured load when running was only about 700W. And it has been shown that one can draw up to about 800W continuous from the

Re: [MBZ] Emergency Power

2015-07-08 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes
If the Prius would charge the battery at a highly efficient throttle setting by starting and stopping, it could probably beat a single cylinder engine running non-stop at light load. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] Emergency Power

2015-07-08 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
What voltage does the Pious battery pack run at? Would it be possible to tap an inverter straight into it? Do those packs go bad or wear down after a time? Buy a used one for cheepcheep and turn it into a rolling emerg system? I have read that some guys mod them for charging from the

Re: [MBZ] Emergency Power

2015-07-08 Thread archer75--- via Mercedes
Rich wrote: What voltage does the Pious battery pack run at? G: 288v Would it be possible to tap an inverter straight into it? G: There has been a recent discussion about that possibility but I haven't been following it. I vaguely remember the major problem was that the AC current

Re: [MBZ] Emergency Power

2015-07-08 Thread archer75--- via Mercedes
Mitch Haley wrote: If the Prius would charge the battery at a highly efficient throttle setting by starting and stopping, it could probably beat a single cylinder engine running non-stop at light load. G: That's exactly what it does. The display is constantly showing one of several

Re: [MBZ] Emergency Power

2015-07-08 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
archer75--- wrote: Note: The inverter that changes battery DC to 3 phase AC is enclosed in a large module that has it's own liquid cooling system. I wonder if an inverter handling the high output of a Prius generator feeding a house would also need a liquid cooling system? No. Or yes.

Re: [MBZ] Emergency Power

2015-07-08 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Maybe they need to build the wind turbine towers to be compressed air tanks - - - On Wed, Jul 8, 2015 at 1:56 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Compressed air in the works for Canadian wind power storage. Nova Scotia-based Unify Energy won $250,000 for a

Re: [MBZ] Emergency Power

2015-07-08 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Compressed air in the works for Canadian wind power storage. Dan Chapman wants to put a fridge-sized battery in an apartment building and fill it up with electricity from solar panels on the roof so that at night, there’s plenty of power. Or, a grocery store could lower its power bill by using

[MBZ] Emergency power for a house [was: Re: 240V]

2012-11-04 Thread Craig
On Sun, 04 Nov 2012 09:56:01 -0500 Dan Penoff d...@penoff.com wrote: I would also add that backfeeding a distribution panel with a generator, even if you have an interlocking breaker, is inherently dangerous. So you are saying Reliance Controls should not have made and sold me the manual

Re: [MBZ] Emergency power for a house [was: Re: 240V]

2012-11-04 Thread Fmiser
Craig wrote: In addition, our electrical service is grounded at three points: - the inside sub-panel installation that connects to the copper water pipes in the old part of the house, - the 50' long, separate, seamless tubing that supplies water to the new part of our