Re: [MBZ] Wretched SEL

2015-06-15 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
you wrote:   I thought I was being good, throwing away old crap for a 
change! 


That is the surest way to guaranty you will need some minor part that 
would have been good and didn't need to be thrown away.  It's like 
washing your car and guaranteeing it will rain shortly...


I have 3 old wiring harness for my 66 MGB - it never fails that I'll 
need a piece of wire - and this way I am guaranteed to have the right 
color and end connectors.


But I know exactly what you mean about giving in and throwing something 
away...


LarryT

On 6/11/2015 10:12 AM, Jim Cathey via Mercedes wrote:

Having finally had enough, I caved and took the car in
for a professional diagnosis.  The fuel system tested OK,
and there _are_ vacuum leaks that will have to be dealt
with.  The most amusing result was that one of my _new_
Beru spark plug wires was open-circuit.  (Though I believe
it was a short gap that would fire anyway, a bit.  The plug
was not any different-looking than the rest.)

I speculated, and cut open the plug end.  The 1K resistor
was open-circuit.  I bridged it with a piece of iron wire,
and taped it back together.  What a rickety POS now.  Still,
the car was running better yesterday after this operation,
more time will tell.  No way it'll hold up very long.

So, where do I get _one_ screw-on (machine screw threads,
not wood screw) Beru spark plug connector?  Or, barring
that, _one_ new Beru spark plug wire?  Really don't want
to part with the cash to get another entire set.

I have some old Bosch connectors, but they're all wood-screw.

(Hmm, I wonder if the Beru has a machine-screw end that I
can see, but that _that_ bit has a wood screw that screws
into the wire itself?  Still, it's working now.  I'd hate
to take it apart again and make it worse, just trying to
find out that detail.)

-- Jim


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Re: [MBZ] Wretched SEL

2015-06-13 Thread Jim Cathey via Mercedes

I still miss Rusty (Q)  He woulda found that.


Yep.  Of course, I would have bought the 'bad' Beru set from
him then, so he'd have had a dog in that hunt anyway.


alt. answer: junkyard/upull


Right about now I regret having thrown away that nasty old
worn-out Beru set (?) that came out of the car.  I thought
I was being good, throwing away old crap for a change!

All I have are Bosch ends, which have the wood screw thread,
not the machine screw thread of the Beru.

The car is generally running a lot better now, but it's doing
a new thing:  The CE light is flickering on and off, a lot
some times, accompanied by a stumble and an audible clicking
as the vacuum switch on the RF fender actuates.  No codes.
Not sure what's up with that.  It's intermittent, and usually
does not die.  I don't really have to feather the throttle
off idle now, to prevent it from stalling, so that's a plus.

I'm not a big fan of gas cars.  None of our diesels (MB,
or Dodge) have ever done anything like this.  The rest,
gassers all, either have pulled crap like this, or are
IMHO just ticking time-bombs of fun.

-- Jim


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Re: [MBZ] Wretched SEL

2015-06-11 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Reach out to this guy on BenzWorld:

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/sale-wanted-trade-giveaway/2292073-mb-ignition-wire-sets-hand-made.html#post11457009

He's a former dealer tech and a good guy. Not sure if he'll sell parts, but he 
might.

Dan

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 On Jun 11, 2015, at 10:12 AM, Jim Cathey via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com 
 wrote:
 
 Having finally had enough, I caved and took the car in
 for a professional diagnosis.  The fuel system tested OK,
 and there _are_ vacuum leaks that will have to be dealt
 with.  The most amusing result was that one of my _new_
 Beru spark plug wires was open-circuit.  (Though I believe
 it was a short gap that would fire anyway, a bit.  The plug
 was not any different-looking than the rest.)
 
 I speculated, and cut open the plug end.  The 1K resistor
 was open-circuit.  I bridged it with a piece of iron wire,
 and taped it back together.  What a rickety POS now.  Still,
 the car was running better yesterday after this operation,
 more time will tell.  No way it'll hold up very long.
 
 So, where do I get _one_ screw-on (machine screw threads,
 not wood screw) Beru spark plug connector?  Or, barring
 that, _one_ new Beru spark plug wire?  Really don't want
 to part with the cash to get another entire set.
 
 I have some old Bosch connectors, but they're all wood-screw.
 
 (Hmm, I wonder if the Beru has a machine-screw end that I
 can see, but that _that_ bit has a wood screw that screws
 into the wire itself?  Still, it's working now.  I'd hate
 to take it apart again and make it worse, just trying to
 find out that detail.)
 
 -- Jim
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] Wretched SEL

2015-06-11 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Wow, nice find, Jaime!

Their part are surprisingly inexpensive.

Dan

 On Jun 11, 2015, at 8:14 PM, Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes 
 mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 
 You can get the parts here:
 
 http://www.beruparts.com
 
 I mostly buy parts and make my own sets these days.  It's easier to ensure
 quality.
 
 Jaime


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Re: [MBZ] Wretched SEL

2015-06-11 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
You can get the parts here:

http://www.beruparts.com

I mostly buy parts and make my own sets these days.  It's easier to ensure
quality.

Jaime


On Thursday, June 11, 2015, Jim Cathey via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com
wrote:

 Having finally had enough, I caved and took the car in
 for a professional diagnosis.  The fuel system tested OK,
 and there _are_ vacuum leaks that will have to be dealt
 with.  The most amusing result was that one of my _new_
 Beru spark plug wires was open-circuit.  (Though I believe
 it was a short gap that would fire anyway, a bit.  The plug
 was not any different-looking than the rest.)

 I speculated, and cut open the plug end.  The 1K resistor
 was open-circuit.  I bridged it with a piece of iron wire,
 and taped it back together.  What a rickety POS now.  Still,
 the car was running better yesterday after this operation,
 more time will tell.  No way it'll hold up very long.

 So, where do I get _one_ screw-on (machine screw threads,
 not wood screw) Beru spark plug connector?  Or, barring
 that, _one_ new Beru spark plug wire?  Really don't want
 to part with the cash to get another entire set.

 I have some old Bosch connectors, but they're all wood-screw.

 (Hmm, I wonder if the Beru has a machine-screw end that I
 can see, but that _that_ bit has a wood screw that screws
 into the wire itself?  Still, it's working now.  I'd hate
 to take it apart again and make it worse, just trying to
 find out that detail.)

 -- Jim


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Re: [MBZ] Wretched SEL

2015-06-11 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes



Having finally had enough, I caved and took the car in
for a professional diagnosis.  The fuel system tested OK,
and there _are_ vacuum leaks that will have to be dealt
with.  The most amusing result was that one of my _new_
Beru spark plug wires was open-circuit.  (Though I believe
it was a short gap that would fire anyway, a bit.  The plug
was not any different-looking than the rest.)

I speculated, and cut open the plug end.  The 1K resistor
was open-circuit.  I bridged it with a piece of iron wire,
and taped it back together.  What a rickety POS now.  Still,
the car was running better yesterday after this operation,
more time will tell.  No way it'll hold up very long.

So, where do I get _one_ screw-on (machine screw threads,
not wood screw) Beru spark plug connector?  Or, barring
that, _one_ new Beru spark plug wire?  Really don't want
to part with the cash to get another entire set.

I have some old Bosch connectors, but they're all wood-screw.

(Hmm, I wonder if the Beru has a machine-screw end that I
can see, but that _that_ bit has a wood screw that screws
into the wire itself?  Still, it's working now.  I'd hate
to take it apart again and make it worse, just trying to
find out that detail.)

-- Jim


I still miss Rusty (Q)  He woulda found that.

alt. answer: junkyard/upull

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