Re: [MBZ] I guess everyone else is as busy as I was

2006-01-31 Thread Mitch Haley
David Brodbeck wrote: GM cars of that era are kind of weird. They either fly apart before 100,000 miles, or keep running long after you wish they would fly apart so you could feel justified in getting something else. ;) I just got the Day One report. This particular heap has a functioning

Re: [MBZ] I guess everyone else is as busy as I was

2006-01-30 Thread Marshall Booth
John Berryman wrote: On Sunday, January 29, 2006, at 05:19 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: Replaced the fan clutch and belt tensioner on my SDL today. No but yesterday I switched the 190D over to Amsoil sytnthetic tranny fluid and changed the filter. Swapped the PS fluid to Amsoil tranny

Re: [MBZ] I guess everyone else is as busy as I was

2006-01-30 Thread OK Don
Cleaning, paints, and mounting 117.985 parts -- slowly but surely -- How did tightening the belt tensioner bolt into the timing case go? Did you try to torque it? Mine (2x) have felt like they were going to strip before I got up to the torque spec. On 1/29/06, Kaleb C. Striplin [EMAIL

Re: [MBZ] I guess everyone else is as busy as I was

2006-01-30 Thread John Berryman
On Sunday, January 29, 2006, at 06:15 PM, Bob Rentfro wrote: By the wayare you all settled and back to the daily grind Johnny B? Bob Rentfro For the time being yes. I'm Taking a break for a good long time but I am designing a house and garage that I will commence building in the

Re: [MBZ] I guess everyone else is as busy as I was

2006-01-30 Thread John Berryman
On Sunday, January 29, 2006, at 07:02 PM, Marshall Booth wrote: I agree that changing the PS or transmission fluid (even to NORMAL stuff) usually makes things feel better. Mobil 1 made them feel even better! Mercedes transmissions need to have the filter AND fluid changed every 30 kmi or a

Re: [MBZ] I guess everyone else is as busy as I was

2006-01-30 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin
mine torqued down nice and snug, no problems there. OK Don wrote: Cleaning, paints, and mounting 117.985 parts -- slowly but surely -- How did tightening the belt tensioner bolt into the timing case go? Did you try to torque it? Mine (2x) have felt like they were going to strip before I got

Re: [MBZ] I guess everyone else is as busy as I was

2006-01-30 Thread Mitch Haley
I spent 1 1/2 days this weekend trying to help my nephew-in-law get his Blazer running well enough to drive to work tomorrow. About noon Sunday, I threw in the towel and bought him a 1988 Cutlass Ciera. Then we got to spend an afternoon cobbling together the exhaust, catching up on PM, etc. I

Re: [MBZ] I guess everyone else is as busy as I was

2006-01-30 Thread Marshall Booth
Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: when I first read this just now I though marshall was switching to amsoil Amsoil sells real good oil. Mobil supplies them with the raw oil and they concoct the additive package. The tribologists at Mobil say the additive package is really great for some special

Re: [MBZ] I guess everyone else is as busy as I was

2006-01-30 Thread John Berryman
On Sunday, January 29, 2006, at 10:26 PM, Marshall Booth wrote: When you can get Amsoil for the same price as Mobil 1, I see NO problem using it, but if it costs more, go with Mobil! Marshall To go and buy Mobil 1 products is at least a 50 mile round trip and then half of the time I

Re: [MBZ] I guess everyone else is as busy as I was

2006-01-30 Thread David Brodbeck
Mitch Haley wrote: I was even more amazed to find out the 2.5L 4 Tech engine did not take the PF47 spin-on filter. There was a 3 diameter oil drain plug, with a paper cartridge filter above it. Ah, yes. A friend of mine who used to own one of those cars had some choice words about that

Re: [MBZ] I guess everyone else is as busy as I was

2006-01-29 Thread John Berryman
On Sunday, January 29, 2006, at 05:19 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: Replaced the fan clutch and belt tensioner on my SDL today. No but yesterday I switched the 190D over to Amsoil sytnthetic tranny fluid and changed the filter. Swapped the PS fluid to Amsoil tranny fluid using the

Re: [MBZ] I guess everyone else is as busy as I was

2006-01-29 Thread Bob Rentfro
: Sunday, January 29, 2006 3:52 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] I guess everyone else is as busy as I was On Sunday, January 29, 2006, at 05:19 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: Replaced the fan clutch and belt tensioner on my SDL today. No but yesterday I switched the 190D over to Amsoil sytnthetic tranny