Re: [MBZ] Stupid po

2015-07-15 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Should have checked it out when you got home. Priorities, man.  And that was an 
easy one, too.

Dan

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 On Jul 14, 2015, at 8:58 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes 
 mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 
 Normally yes but I was at an airport and apparently missed that.
 
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 On Jul 14, 2015, at 7:42 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com 
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 Good job thoroughly inspecting it prior to gaining ownership.
 
 Uh, you do go over the cars you buy in detail before you buy them, don’t you?
 
 Dan
 
 
 On Jul 14, 2015, at 8:36 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes 
 mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 
 Still have weird surging in the 98 turbo, error code for maf. New one 
 arrived today and as I am putting it in I notice all but 2 clips to hold 
 the air cleaner cover on are missing and the cover is basically loose. So I 
 drove it back from Houston that way, and have been driving it about a week. 
 The old sensor was dirty. No telling what all else it's sucked in. Morons.
 
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Re: [MBZ] Stupid po

2015-07-15 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Bought my first Mercedes - a 9 year old 1973 280 - from a shady Iranian, at
night in a shady neighborhood near Tysons Corner, VA.  We literally drove
it down the street 100 yards, turned around and returned to the house,
after which I wrote Mr. Tony Alami a check for $4700.  Those were the
days before pre-purchase inspections were invented.

In the year we owned this wonderful car we had to repair the transmission
and vacuum locks (for about $1500), but sold the car for $4850 to a dip.
heading overseas.  Not a bad intro to the marque...

Andrew
1983 300TD
1985 300TD

On Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 11:16 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes 
mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:

 Wow. How do you guys do it?

 I wouldn't be able to sleep if I went and looked at some of the cars Kleb
 has bought and not done a cursory check of maintenance items...

 Dan being retentive

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 On Jul 15, 2015, at 10:49 AM, Jim Cathey via Mercedes 
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  Uh, you do go over the cars you buy in detail before you buy them,
 don’t you?
 
  Apparently I don't.  It was quite a surprise to me to find
  that the SEL didn't have an air filter in it.  I'd driven
  it for quite awhile too, and we live on a dirt road.
 
  -- Jim
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] Stupid po

2015-07-15 Thread Jim Cathey via Mercedes
Uh, you do go over the cars you buy in detail before you buy them, 
don’t you?


Apparently I don't.  It was quite a surprise to me to find
that the SEL didn't have an air filter in it.  I'd driven
it for quite awhile too, and we live on a dirt road.

-- Jim


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Re: [MBZ] Stupid po

2015-07-15 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Wow. How do you guys do it?

I wouldn't be able to sleep if I went and looked at some of the cars Kleb has 
bought and not done a cursory check of maintenance items...

Dan being retentive

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On Jul 15, 2015, at 10:49 AM, Jim Cathey via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com 
wrote:

 Uh, you do go over the cars you buy in detail before you buy them, don’t you?
 
 Apparently I don't.  It was quite a surprise to me to find
 that the SEL didn't have an air filter in it.  I'd driven
 it for quite awhile too, and we live on a dirt road.
 
 -- Jim
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] Stupid po

2015-07-15 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes


 On July 15, 2015 at 10:49 AM Jim Cathey via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com
 wrote:
 
 
  Uh, you do go over the cars you buy in detail before you buy them, 
  don’t you?
 
 Apparently I don't.  It was quite a surprise to me to find
 that the SEL didn't have an air filter in it.  I'd driven
 it for quite awhile too, and we live on a dirt road.

My 2nd car was a 1977 Saab that cost slightly more than a Corvette when new. (I
paid the original owner about 10% of what he paid, still a pretty big deal for a
20 year old who delivered pizzas to pay for college)
It came with all records, so I just kept up with the maintenance schedule. 
Imagine my surprise a year later, when I found out that the air box had a
removable plate that snapped into the bottom of the filter element for an
airtight seal, and the filter was smashed onto it off center and leaking badly,
by the biggest foreign car indy in East Lansing. When I showed them the smashed
filter and invoice that said they installed it, their so what? attitude spoke
volumes. I too, lived on a dirt road. 

Mitch.

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Re: [MBZ] Stupid po

2015-07-14 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Good job thoroughly inspecting it prior to gaining ownership.

Uh, you do go over the cars you buy in detail before you buy them, don’t you?

Dan


 On Jul 14, 2015, at 8:36 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes 
 mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 
 Still have weird surging in the 98 turbo, error code for maf. New one arrived 
 today and as I am putting it in I notice all but 2 clips to hold the air 
 cleaner cover on are missing and the cover is basically loose. So I drove it 
 back from Houston that way, and have been driving it about a week. The old 
 sensor was dirty. No telling what all else it's sucked in. Morons.
 
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Re: [MBZ] Stupid po

2015-07-14 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
Normally yes but I was at an airport and apparently missed that.

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 On Jul 14, 2015, at 7:42 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com 
 wrote:
 
 Good job thoroughly inspecting it prior to gaining ownership.
 
 Uh, you do go over the cars you buy in detail before you buy them, don’t you?
 
 Dan
 
 
 On Jul 14, 2015, at 8:36 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes 
 mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 
 Still have weird surging in the 98 turbo, error code for maf. New one 
 arrived today and as I am putting it in I notice all but 2 clips to hold the 
 air cleaner cover on are missing and the cover is basically loose. So I 
 drove it back from Houston that way, and have been driving it about a week. 
 The old sensor was dirty. No telling what all else it's sucked in. Morons.
 
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