Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2015-06-16 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Tue, 16 Jun 2015 20:03:30 -0400 WILTON via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: 7 years since my evapectomy and still cooling nicely; did very well on 100-mile trip on 95-degree day last Sun, and no bubbles visible in sight glass. ATTABOY, WILTON!!! Fingers still crossed, though. Oh.

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2014-04-16 Thread Craig
On Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:14:17 -0400 WILTON wilt...@nc.rr.com wrote: WILTON'S 124 EVAPECTOMY OF JUNE '08 - MINOR STICKING POINTS SOME TIPS Thank you, Wilton! The easiest course was to just post it to the list ... Craig ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2014-04-16 Thread WILTON
Yep. Wilt - Original Message - From: Craig diese...@pisquared.net To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 11:33 AM Subject: Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy On Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:14:17 -0400 WILTON wilt...@nc.rr.com wrote: WILTON'S 124

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy anniversary

2009-06-02 Thread Peter Frederick
Nice to hear it's still working well! I have discovered another cause of poor cooling after switching to R134a -- a bad monovalve. Drove my mother's TE to work yesterday to pick up a used TV antenna (which didn't arrive as it turned out, long story), and found that just like my second 300D,

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy anniversary

2009-06-02 Thread WILTON
, 2009 5:39 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy anniversary Nice to hear it's still working well! I have discovered another cause of poor cooling after switching to R134a -- a bad monovalve. Drove my mother's TE to work yesterday to pick up a used TV antenna (which didn't arrive as it turned

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy anniversary

2009-06-02 Thread WILTON
Good luck. Wilton - Original Message - From: Peter Frederick psf...@earthlink.net To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Tuesday, June 02, 2009 5:39 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy anniversary Nice to hear it's still working well! I have discovered another

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-30 Thread Bill R
: Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy oh yea Bill R wrote: While you are in the dismantling mood don't forget my seat spring base and under door light. BillR -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Kaleb C. Striplin Sent: Sunday, June 29, 2008 3:08

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-30 Thread Curt Raymond
And a buzzer for me. -Curt Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2008 19:11:03 -0400 From: Bill R [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy To: 'Mercedes Discussion List' mercedes@okiebenz.com Message-ID: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Content-Type: text/plain;    charset=us-ascii While you are in the dismantling

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-30 Thread Curt Raymond
: Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Message-ID: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed Well the fun part is that the parts car has been sitting for a while, and as I am under the car removing bolts, I tend to leave

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-30 Thread PM7088
I picked up a couple magnetic bowls. Super handy since you can kick one over and usually not lose all your bits... Of course mine are all full of other projects. -Curt Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2008 19:07:28 -0500 From: Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

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2008-06-29 Thread Luther
Which will be done when?? :) Luther On Sat, 28 Jun 2008 11:57:15 -0500, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Im going to include this in the okiebenz.com tech articles Wilton Strickland wrote: Here's the summary as an e-mail Win doc attachment. I think OK Don will submit it as a

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-29 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin
as soon as I get that engine swap done Luther wrote: Which will be done when?? :) Luther On Sat, 28 Jun 2008 11:57:15 -0500, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Im going to include this in the okiebenz.com tech articles Wilton Strickland wrote: Here's the summary as an

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-29 Thread Luther
or pay me to do it... On Sun, 29 Jun 2008 12:09:47 -0500, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: as soon as I get that engine swap done Luther wrote: Which will be done when?? :) Luther On Sat, 28 Jun 2008 11:57:15 -0500, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Im going to

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-29 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin
Im working on it today actually Luther wrote: or pay me to do it... On Sun, 29 Jun 2008 12:09:47 -0500, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: as soon as I get that engine swap done Luther wrote: Which will be done when?? :) Luther On Sat, 28 Jun 2008 11:57:15 -0500, Kaleb C.

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-29 Thread Luther
Look out, hell might freeze over today!! Luther On Sun, 29 Jun 2008 14:08:00 -0500, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Im working on it today actually Luther wrote: or pay me to do it... On Sun, 29 Jun 2008 12:09:47 -0500, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: as soon as

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-29 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin
Well the engine is out. Just need to pull the car its going in around and finish pulling that engine out, which it almost is out. Then swap the turbos and put it in the car. Finding all the little nuts and bolts will be lots of fun!! Then of course hooking everything back up. Much easier

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-29 Thread OK Don
Amen to that! Finding all the little nuts and bolts will be lots of fun!! Then of course hooking everything back up. Much easier coming out than going in -- OK Don, KD5NRO Norman, OK There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics. -Benjamin Disraeli and/or Mark Twain '90

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-29 Thread OK Don
It is un-seasonably cool today - only 86F. On Sun, Jun 29, 2008 at 5:40 PM, Luther [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Look out, hell might freeze over today!! -- OK Don, KD5NRO Norman, OK There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics. -Benjamin Disraeli and/or Mark Twain '90 300D

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-29 Thread Bill R
While you are in the dismantling mood don't forget my seat spring base and under door light. BillR -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Kaleb C. Striplin Sent: Sunday, June 29, 2008 3:08 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] 124

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-29 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin
Well the fun part is that the parts car has been sitting for a while, and as I am under the car removing bolts, I tend to leave them laying on the driveway under the car, then they get lost. It will be a mess OK Don wrote: Amen to that! Finding all the little nuts and bolts will be lots

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-29 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin
Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy Im working on it today actually Luther wrote: or pay me to do it... On Sun, 29 Jun 2008 12:09:47 -0500, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: as soon as I get that engine swap done Luther wrote: Which will be done when?? :) Luther

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-28 Thread LarryT
Carb Info http://members.rennlist.com/webercarbs - Original Message - From: Craig McCluskey [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Friday, June 27, 2008 8:56 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy On Fri, 27 Jun 2008 20:34:33 -0400 Wilton Strickland

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-28 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin
Im going to include this in the okiebenz.com tech articles Wilton Strickland wrote: Here's the summary as an e-mail Win doc attachment. I think OK Don will submit it as a PDF. Wilton. -- next part -- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name:

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-28 Thread Craig McCluskey
On Sat, 28 Jun 2008 12:25:33 -0400 Wilton Strickland [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Here's the summary as an e-mail Win doc attachment. Thank you for all the work in documenting your marathon effort! Craig ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new parts see official

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-28 Thread Wilton Strickland
PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy On Sat, 28 Jun 2008 12:25:33 -0400 Wilton Strickland [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Here's the summary as an e-mail Win doc attachment. Thank you for all the work in documenting your marathon effort! Craig ___ http

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-28 Thread Harry Watkins
Wilton Thanks for going the extra mile(s) on this project to share it with us. I printed all the pics you posted and will include it in my book with your excellent write up. Harry On Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 11:25 AM, Wilton Strickland [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Here's the summary as an e-mail Win

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-27 Thread Craig McCluskey
On Fri, 27 Jun 2008 13:17:22 -0400 Wilton Strickland [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Summary of my operation should be ready for posting soon. 'Bout 7 pages so far; 'guess it oughta be sent as an attachment rather than a direct msg, huh? Indeed. In fact, if you can turn it into a PDF (portable

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-27 Thread OK Don
If you send it in an email - Gmail will index it for me, making it easy to find. How about sending it both ways? On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 6:04 PM, Craig McCluskey [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Fri, 27 Jun 2008 13:17:22 -0400 Wilton Strickland [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Summary of my operation

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-27 Thread Wilton Strickland
. When I select save as, I don't see PDF on the list of choices. Wilton - Original Message - From: OK Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Friday, June 27, 2008 8:23 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy If you send it in an email - Gmail

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-27 Thread Craig McCluskey
On Fri, 27 Jun 2008 20:34:33 -0400 Wilton Strickland [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I have it as a word document right now. I can easily send it as an e-mail attachment to the list or to individuals as desired. Is it better as a PDF? Can receiver add his own notes and/or modify it as necessary

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-27 Thread Wilton Strickland
@okiebenz.com Sent: Friday, June 27, 2008 8:56 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy On Fri, 27 Jun 2008 20:34:33 -0400 Wilton Strickland [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I have it as a word document right now. I can easily send it as an e-mail attachment to the list or to individuals as desired

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-27 Thread Jim Cathey
I have it as a word document right now. I can easily send it as an e-mail attachment to the list or to individuals as desired. Is it better as a PDF? Of course. Some of us do not (and will not) have any Microsoft content in their homes, nor anything intended to be compatible with their

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-27 Thread John Robbins
Wilton Strickland wrote: Still, if ya want it as PDF, can ya remind me how to do it? You'd have to install some extra software, and then print to a PDF printer. If you want to set that up we'll gladly help you out with it.. Or you can just send it out in whatever format you like, and we'll

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-24 Thread Kevin Kraly
CONGRATULATIONS! CONGRATULATIONS! CONGRATULATIONS! I hope everything goes well and that you don't end up feeling deflated/discharged for an awefully long time! Kevin in Hillsboro, OR 1983 300SD 267Kmi, Ursula ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new parts

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-24 Thread Wilton Strickland
Thank you! Me too! Wilton - Original Message - From: Kevin Kraly [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 6:39 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy CONGRATULATIONS! CONGRATULATIONS! CONGRATULATIONS! I hope everything goes

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-24 Thread Harry Watkins
You da man Wilton, way to go. Harry On 6/24/08, Wilton Strickland [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: IT'S WORKING!! IT'S WORKING!! IT'S WORKING!! Refrigeration guy installed new receiver/dryer and hoses to compressor this afternoon and charged it with R-12. 'Checked it again for leaks again

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-23 Thread Gary Thompson
I'd love to see it, Wilton. This operation is one of the things on my long to-do list. Gary Thompson 1995 E320 On 6/22/08, Wilton Strickland [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Anybody want me to writeup a summary of my operation - not necessarily detailed step-by-step procedures, but sticking

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-23 Thread Alex Chamberlain
On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 6:49 AM, Gary Thompson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'd love to see it, Wilton. This operation is one of the things on my long to-do list. Ditto! The more info on this daunting job, the better. Alex Chamberlain passel of 124s ___

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-23 Thread R A Bennell
So. . . . . you going to pull it apart again and install the clip so it will be perfect??? Randy -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Wilton Strickland Sent: Monday, June 23, 2008 1:32 PM To: mercedes Subject: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy 'Just found

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-23 Thread Wilton Strickland
'Gonna hafta accept the fact that it's now slightly less than perfect. 'Still LOOKS showroom, though. Wilton - Original Message - From: R A Bennell [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Monday, June 23, 2008 4:39 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-23 Thread OK Don
Amen, brother! On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 3:18 PM, Alex Chamberlain [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 6:49 AM, Gary Thompson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'd love to see it, Wilton. This operation is one of the things on my long to-do list. Ditto! The more info on this daunting

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-22 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin
sure, that would be great Wilton Strickland wrote: Anybody want me to writeup a summary of my operation - not necessarily detailed step-by-step procedures, but sticking points/solutions, tips, etc? Wilton ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new parts

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-20 Thread Loren Faeth
- Original Message - From: Loren Faeth [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 8:08 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy ok, Now I think I understand your previous question about how long it takes to change the freon manifold

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-20 Thread Wilton Strickland
, 2008 9:58 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy Just the retainer bolt and the bottom rear compressor mount bolt. The real fun comes when try to remove the pipe to condensor fitting -- it's exposed, and usually quite stuck, and also hard to get wrenches on. Peter

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-20 Thread Peter Frederick
Funny, I've never gotten the one at the condenser off the TE (needs a new o-ring, I think) while the other one was easy. Go figure Peter ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new parts see official list sponsor: http://www.buymbparts.com/ For used parts

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-19 Thread Mitch Haley
Wilton Strickland wrote: BTW, the refrigeration guy asked if I wanted him to pass out cards to MB owners for me. Great idea. You can do 124 126 evaporator swaps and 115 heater blowers for $1k each. Do one a month for two years and you can get a nice shiny 2005 320CDI. Mitch.

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-19 Thread Craig McCluskey
On Thu, 19 Jun 2008 07:36:37 -0400 Mitch Haley [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Wilton Strickland wrote: BTW, the refrigeration guy asked if I wanted him to pass out cards to MB owners for me. Great idea. You can do 124 126 evaporator swaps and 115 heater blowers for $1k each. Do one a month

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-19 Thread Wilton Strickland
Yeah, and enjoy my work at the same time, but I'd have to have an indoor, air-conditioned facility. Wilton - Original Message - From: Mitch Haley [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 7:36 AM Subject: Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-19 Thread Wilton Strickland
changed all vac pods while I had it open. Wilton - Original Message - From: Craig McCluskey [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 9:02 AM Subject: Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy On Thu, 19 Jun 2008 07:36:37 -0400 Mitch Haley [EMAIL

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-19 Thread R A Bennell
-Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Wilton Strickland Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 7:35 AM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy Two years ago, refrigeration guy determined evap leaking. Recharged coupla times a year

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-19 Thread Wilton Strickland
, there is nothing else that I would have done during the time I worked on the car. Wilton - Original Message - From: R A Bennell [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 4:48 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy So what did it cost

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-19 Thread Loren Faeth
] To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 4:48 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy So what did it cost for the parts etc? IE - what is your labour worth when it was all done and how long did it take you in hours? Any idea? Not trying to make you feel bad

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-19 Thread Wilton Strickland
Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 8:08 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy ok, Now I think I understand your previous question about how long it takes to change the freon manifold. At the time I could not figure out what you meant. The manifold on top

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-19 Thread Peter Frederick
You can use that, or a plain allen, Just make SURE it's bottomed in the screw head! I've replaced a couple, it's not that bad unless those two screws are seized or you strip the socket out. Not a snowball's chance in the bad place I'll ever get the one out of the wrecked car though --

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-19 Thread Peter Frederick
Before you replace the evaporator, I'd replace ALL the o-rings in all the fittings and on the expansion valve. o-rings soaked in mineral oil and then exposed to R143a seem to rapidly become rock hard and leak, often slowly enough there is little or no oil trace, but you will slowly loose

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-19 Thread Peter Frederick
Just the retainer bolt and the bottom rear compressor mount bolt. The real fun comes when try to remove the pipe to condensor fitting -- it's exposed, and usually quite stuck, and also hard to get wrenches on. Peter ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-18 Thread Luther
Magnet? Speaker or ham radio magmount... Luther On Tue, 17 Jun 2008 15:56:32 -0500, Wilton Strickland [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Here are a coupla post op photos of interior. Still to do: Hook up water and Freon pipes and RR dryer and compressor manifold. 'Had only one little mishap that

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-18 Thread LWB250
If you open a receiver/dryer without installing it in a closed system within 4 hours (dependent on ambient temperature and humidity) the dessicant properties of the receiver/dryer will be exhausted. Or so an automotive AC guy once told me. Makes sense to me. Dan --- Wilton Strickland [EMAIL

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-18 Thread John Robbins
Wilton Strickland wrote: 'Just drove the car ~12 miles; sure is good to be able to drive it after 2 weeks or so without it - everything seems to be doing very well - 'course, I haven't run the A/C yet. Congrats!!! I think the next step on the difficulty ladder is to rebuild an engine! Maybe

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-18 Thread Wilton Strickland
List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 2:55 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy If you open a receiver/dryer without installing it in a closed system within 4 hours (dependent on ambient temperature and humidity) the dessicant properties of the receiver/dryer

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-18 Thread dave walton
Absorbent desiccants cannot be reused. Adsorbent ones can. Most use XH-5, XH-7 or XH-9, all of which can be at least partially restored by pulling a vacuum on the system. They are made from sodium and/or potassium aluminosilicate which physically traps water molecules rather than chemically

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-18 Thread John Robbins
dave walton wrote: Absorbent desiccants cannot be reused. Adsorbent ones can. Most use XH-5, XH-7 or XH-9, all of which can be at least partially restored by pulling a vacuum on the system. They are made from sodium and/or potassium aluminosilicate which physically traps water molecules

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-18 Thread dave walton
All 3. XH-7 and XH-9 are used by most R134a systems. XH-5 is used for R12. It's relatively cheap stuff. Also safer than having exothermic reactions in potentially flammable environments. R134a is flammable under the right conditions - when under pressure in the presence of oxygen. -Dave Walton

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-18 Thread Wilton Strickland
My new dryer from Rusty is a Behr/Hella made guess where - China. Wilton - Original Message - From: John Robbins [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 3:18 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy dave walton wrote

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-18 Thread Loren Faeth
If you changed the evap, changing the receiver/drier is easy. Changing the expansion valve is tricky unless you have a 10 yr old mechanic with small hands. On my scale, I'd rather rebuild an engine than do an evapectomy. JMHO. At 01:49 PM 6/18/2008, you wrote: 'Just drove the car ~12

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-18 Thread Wilton Strickland
mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 9:58 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy If you changed the evap, changing the receiver/drier is easy. Changing the expansion valve is tricky unless you have a 10 yr old mechanic with small hands. On my scale, I'd rather rebuild an engine than

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-18 Thread Peter Frederick
Good thing the new evaporator has a new expansion valve on it, eh? Actually, they aren't THAT bad so long as you are very careful to get the allen wrench properly seated in the two screws that hold the valve to the evaporator. I'll be challanging myself with this over the weekend or early

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-18 Thread Peter Frederick
., and refrigeration guy will need to do that. Wilton - Original Message - From: Loren Faeth [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 9:58 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy If you changed the evap, changing the receiver/drier

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-18 Thread Wilton Strickland
, 2008 10:27 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy Good thing the new evaporator has a new expansion valve on it, eh? Actually, they aren't THAT bad so long as you are very careful to get the allen wrench properly seated in the two screws that hold the valve to the evaporator. I'll

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-17 Thread Mitch Haley
Wilton Strickland wrote: Here are a coupla post op photos of interior. Where? my thumb slipped, and clip went flying; 'heard it hit the carpet (real Persian rug) somewhere behind me. Get yourself a magnet and sweep the rug with it. Mitch. ___

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-17 Thread Wilton Strickland
mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2008 5:10 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy Wilton Strickland wrote: Here are a coupla post op photos of interior. Where? my thumb slipped, and clip went flying; 'heard it hit the carpet (real Persian rug) somewhere behind me. Get

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-16 Thread Mitch Haley
I keep forgetting. I think Larry has CIDP, but what's Wilton's problem again? Mitch. LarryT wrote: How many days do they infuse the IVIG? ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new parts see official list sponsor: http://www.buymbparts.com/ For used parts email

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-16 Thread Wilton Strickland
Anke and foot are OK. Wilton - Original Message - From: Bill R [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: 'Mercedes Discussion List' mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Sunday, June 15, 2008 11:18 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy So what happened with the ankle? BillR Darling Wife -Original Message

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-16 Thread Bill R
Good to hear. Those going bad can sure cause problems. BillR -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Wilton Strickland Sent: Monday, June 16, 2008 1:07 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy Anke and foot are OK

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-16 Thread Wilton Strickland
CIDP Wilton - Original Message - From: Mitch Haley [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Monday, June 16, 2008 7:20 AM Subject: Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy I keep forgetting. I think Larry has CIDP, but what's Wilton's problem again? Mitch. LarryT

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-16 Thread LarryT
POSTERS! youroil.net 800-583-8601 Weber Carb Info http://members.rennlist.com/webercarbs - Original Message - From: Mitch Haley [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Monday, June 16, 2008 7:20 AM Subject: Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy I keep forgetting. I

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-15 Thread LarryT
How many days do they infuse the IVIG? Last time I did it they gave it over 4 days. I'm *so* glad they developed Lyrica - it provided tremedous relief for me.That and the Dilaudid epivicaine in my pump made a huge difference. I still have a bad day or 2 now and then (like today and

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy/IVIG

2008-06-15 Thread Wilton Strickland
doesn't have what I need. Wilton - Original Message - From: LarryT [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Sunday, June 15, 2008 10:11 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy How many days do they infuse the IVIG? Last time I did it they gave it over 4

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-15 Thread Bill R
So what happened with the ankle? BillR Darling Wife -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Wilton Strickland Sent: Sunday, June 15, 2008 8:11 PM To: mercedes Subject: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy Center console is complete, dash is in, but just to keep

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-14 Thread Bill R
At my age I know how important it is to take care of those things so they don't get a chance to cause real problems. Take care of yourself. BillR -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Wilton Strickland Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2008 6:14 PM To:

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-14 Thread Luther
When in doubt, have it X-rayed. I've sprained many an ankle and NEVER heard any snap, crackle, and pop. Both ankles I've fractured had odd/frightening sounds. Neither ankle was diagnosed later that day and I was lucky neither needed surgery when I finally made it to the doctor. Luther,

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy (RN Opinion)

2008-06-14 Thread Bill R
: Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy When in doubt, have it X-rayed. I've sprained many an ankle and NEVER heard any snap, crackle, and pop. Both ankles I've fractured had odd/frightening sounds. Neither ankle was diagnosed later that day and I was lucky neither needed surgery when I finally made

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-13 Thread Bill R
Wilton - the descriptions and pictures of this project and the clock both cause a sense of profound respect and the confirmation of my decision never to try either. BillR -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Wilton Strickland Sent: Thursday,

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-13 Thread Wilton Strickland
Thank you very much, Bill. Wilton - Original Message - From: Bill R [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: 'Mercedes Discussion List' mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Friday, June 13, 2008 12:42 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy Wilton - the descriptions and pictures of this project and the clock both

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-12 Thread Harry Watkins
Thanks for sharing your work and the pictures. I print them out and add them to the manual, may come in handy real soon. Harry On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 7:59 AM, Wilton Strickland [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Photos of evap box on bench. Wilton -- next part -- A non-text

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-12 Thread Peter Frederick
The car looks pretty well stripped out with the heater box out... BTDT, hoping that I don't have a leaking evaporator on the new 300D. Peter ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new parts see official list sponsor: http://www.buymbparts.com/ For used parts email

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-11 Thread Peter Frederick
Depending on the rate of leakage, you may not see much beside a bit of oil, and if you've converted to PAG oil, you won't see that (it washes off). I had obvious dye and oil on mine. Peter ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new parts see official list

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-10 Thread Peter Frederick
Yeah, but my point is you must remove the pin BEFORE you take the side boxes off, or you will surely break the hinge The manual is wrong here, even though it's a pain to get the pin out through the flap opening. Peter ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-10 Thread Wilton Strickland
. Wilton - Original Message - From: Peter Frederick [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 10:34 AM Subject: Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy Yeah, but my point is you must remove the pin BEFORE you take the side boxes off, or you

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-10 Thread Peter Frederick
Well, now this is fun. My copy has two page 4 and no page 5 (I'll try with Acrobat in a minute in case Preview is screwy instead) and I don't have the diagram. What you want to do is disconnect the left side, were the servo is, from the right side which is only a pivot. The link has a

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-10 Thread Wilton Strickland
: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 9:48 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy Well, now this is fun. My copy has two page 4 and no page 5 (I'll try with Acrobat in a minute in case Preview is screwy instead) and I don't have the diagram. What you want to do is disconnect the left side, were the servo

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-09 Thread Peter Frederick
Reach into the driver's side (I think, may be on the passenger side) and pull the little plastic pin that connects the link between the floor vent flaps BEFORE you do anything else. If you don't, you will break the plastic hinge in the link, and it's not available separately. This is a

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-08 Thread Peter Frederick
Evaporator tempurature sensor? It unplugs from the main loom remove from the sensor, which fits into the box itself. The plug fits into a clip on the side of the box, you have to unclip to remove. The sensor is in a plastic holder that snaps into the side of the heater box. It will

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-07 Thread Bill R
At least you are regularly reminded why the AC is important. Can't imagine that sort of job. We are all rooting for you, and I am especially glad it is you and not me. BillR Temp's going to 102F here today!! Wilton ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new parts

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-07 Thread Craig McCluskey
On Sat, 7 Jun 2008 09:26:41 -0400 Wilton Strickland [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 'Need to remove ign/master lock to get evaporator box out. Locking bolt (one that holds the lock assembly in place, not the steering lock) is VERY LOOSE; key is in posit 1; release pin will not depress to allow

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-06 Thread Hendrik Fay
Why don't you turn the A/C on? Hendrik Wilton Strickland wrote: 'Pulled dash out and laid it diagonally on back seat this morning. 'Beginning to look serious, now! I was AFRAID I was going to mess around with all my thinkin' and planning 'til it got hot. Shonuff, it is really hot!!

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-06 Thread Harry Watkins
Nice going Wilton. What do you mean by its starting to look serious now? I would have thought that getting to the point that the dash is in the back seat would be over the hill on tear down. But I have never even been close to this type job. On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 1:35 PM, Wilton Strickland

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-06 Thread OK Don
All I can say is WOW ! On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 8:22 PM, Wilton Strickland [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Shocking photos of operation in progress are attached. -- OK Don, KD5NRO Norman, OK There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics. -Benjamin Disraeli and/or Mark Twain '90 300D

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-04 Thread Peter Frederick
: Wilton Strickland [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Jun 3, 2008 11:35 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Subject: Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy 'Been pulling and jiggling VERY hard on BOTH sides at same time 'bout 1/2 down from upper, side corners with vise grips attached to the pullers - pulling

Re: [MBZ] 124 evapectomy

2008-06-04 Thread jfreezn
Wilton, ? Be sure to unclip the speedometer cable just under the floormat on the firewall.? This will give you slack for about 3 of finger room.? Or is the 87 electronic??? ? On mine, the serrated gasket, that raps?around the perimeter of the cluster, was kind of fused to the dash.? A

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