Re: [MBZ] s600

2015-05-31 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Holy.  For $1500, slap a rebuilt compressor on it and drive it into the ground. 
 When you’re done, sell off the parts for a profit.

I would be so all over that if it was close by.  Even though I have nowhere to 
park it.

Dan


 On May 31, 2015, at 12:05 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes 
 mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 
 
 He added more photos but not of the hail damage which is what I asked for. 
 Car sure looks clean though. Wonder what the chances are that it just needs 
 an ac compressor.
 
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Re: [MBZ] s600

2015-05-31 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
You need to find someone to check it out.  Isn’t Marmelstein in Arkieland?  I 
know he’s in northern Arkieland, but he’s got to be closer.

Dan


 On May 31, 2015, at 12:16 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes 
 mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 
 It's about 4 hours away from me, I am just concerned about how much hail 
 damage it has. If it really is just the hood and trunk those can be replaced 
 if pdr is too expensive. I would bet it's the evap leaking but your super 
 lazy ac sealer would probably work.
 
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Re: [MBZ] s600

2015-05-31 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
It's about 4 hours away from me, I am just concerned about how much hail damage 
it has. If it really is just the hood and trunk those can be replaced if pdr is 
too expensive. I would bet it's the evap leaking but your super lazy ac sealer 
would probably work.

Sent from my iPhone

 On May 31, 2015, at 11:12 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com 
 wrote:
 
 Holy.  For $1500, slap a rebuilt compressor on it and drive it into the 
 ground.  When you’re done, sell off the parts for a profit.
 
 I would be so all over that if it was close by.  Even though I have nowhere 
 to park it.
 
 Dan
 
 
 On May 31, 2015, at 12:05 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes 
 mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 
 
 He added more photos but not of the hail damage which is what I asked for. 
 Car sure looks clean though. Wonder what the chances are that it just needs 
 an ac compressor.
 
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Re: [MBZ] s600

2015-05-31 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
Well the dude just sold it. Crap. Oh well

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 On May 31, 2015, at 11:56 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com 
 wrote:
 
 You need to find someone to check it out.  Isn’t Marmelstein in Arkieland?  I 
 know he’s in northern Arkieland, but he’s got to be closer.
 
 Dan
 
 
 On May 31, 2015, at 12:16 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes 
 mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 
 It's about 4 hours away from me, I am just concerned about how much hail 
 damage it has. If it really is just the hood and trunk those can be replaced 
 if pdr is too expensive. I would bet it's the evap leaking but your super 
 lazy ac sealer would probably work.
 
 Sent from my iPhone
 
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] s600

2015-05-31 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
BTW what chassis is this?
I saw one today flooded out on RT2 in MA. For those that know Concord RT2 makes 
a right turn (eastbound) which they've got under construction. Apparently 
drainage there is inadequate, the travel lane had 6-8 of water in it which the 
Jetta forded just fine. The turnoff to RT2A goes under a new bridge and looks 
to drop down about 24, apparently thats more than an S600 like (I couldn't see 
the badging) car could handle. It looked to have made it mostly through, the 
front bumper was out of the water. I'm guessing water was ingested...
-Curt
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 Subject: [MBZ] s600
   

He added more photos but not of the hail damage which is what I asked for. Car 
sure looks clean though. Wonder what the chances are that it just needs an ac 
compressor.

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Re: [MBZ] s600

2015-05-31 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
140

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 On May 31, 2015, at 9:29 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes 
 mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 
 BTW what chassis is this?
 I saw one today flooded out on RT2 in MA. For those that know Concord RT2 
 makes a right turn (eastbound) which they've got under construction. 
 Apparently drainage there is inadequate, the travel lane had 6-8 of water in 
 it which the Jetta forded just fine. The turnoff to RT2A goes under a new 
 bridge and looks to drop down about 24, apparently thats more than an S600 
 like (I couldn't see the badging) car could handle. It looked to have made it 
 mostly through, the front bumper was out of the water. I'm guessing water was 
 ingested...
 -Curt
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 Cc: Kaleb C. Striplin ka...@striplin.net 
 Sent: Sunday, May 31, 2015 12:05 PM
 Subject: [MBZ] s600
 
 
 He added more photos but not of the hail damage which is what I asked for. 
 Car sure looks clean though. Wonder what the chances are that it just needs 
 an ac compressor.
 
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Re: [MBZ] s600

2015-05-31 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
He who hesitates is lost.
On May 31, 2015 9:19 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes 
mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:

 Well the dude just sold it. Crap. Oh well

 Sent from my iPhone

  On May 31, 2015, at 11:56 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes 
 mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 
  You need to find someone to check it out.  Isn’t Marmelstein in
 Arkieland?  I know he’s in northern Arkieland, but he’s got to be closer.
 
  Dan
 
 
  On May 31, 2015, at 12:16 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes 
 mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 
  It's about 4 hours away from me, I am just concerned about how much
 hail damage it has. If it really is just the hood and trunk those can be
 replaced if pdr is too expensive. I would bet it's the evap leaking but
 your super lazy ac sealer would probably work.
 
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Re: [MBZ] s600

2015-05-31 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
Yep

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 On May 31, 2015, at 8:32 PM, Dwight Giles via Mercedes 
 mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 
 He who hesitates is lost.
 On May 31, 2015 9:19 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes 
 mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 
 Well the dude just sold it. Crap. Oh well
 
 Sent from my iPhone
 
 On May 31, 2015, at 11:56 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes 
 mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 
 You need to find someone to check it out.  Isn’t Marmelstein in
 Arkieland?  I know he’s in northern Arkieland, but he’s got to be closer.
 
 Dan
 
 
 On May 31, 2015, at 12:16 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes 
 mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 
 It's about 4 hours away from me, I am just concerned about how much
 hail damage it has. If it really is just the hood and trunk those can be
 replaced if pdr is too expensive. I would bet it's the evap leaking but
 your super lazy ac sealer would probably work.
 
 Sent from my iPhone
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] S600 eBay Deal

2014-01-03 Thread Dan Penoff
Windows, seats, etc., were all hydraulic on the Grosser.  No vacuum or 
electrics.

Dan


On Jan 2, 2014, at 4:34 AM, arche...@embarqmail.com wrote:

 I seem to remember a 600 LWB sitting at a local indies.  It needed a 
 hydraulic master control unit for the drivers door which either raised and 
 lowered the windows or operated the locks; I think it was for the windows, 
 and the reason it was hydraulic was because the conventional system made a 
 noise!  The delay in repairing it was because the owner was trying to decide 
 if he wanted to spend $2600.00 for the master control unit which was quite 
 small.
 Gerry
 


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Re: [MBZ] S600 eBay Deal

2014-01-03 Thread Craig
On Fri, 03 Jan 2014 05:38:45 -0500 Dan Penoff d...@penoff.com wrote:

 Windows, seats, etc., were all hydraulic on the Grosser.  No vacuum or
 electrics.

Interesting. What about the ever-present oozing that hydraulic systems
tend to do?


Craig

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Re: [MBZ] S600 eBay Deal

2014-01-03 Thread Alex Chamberlain
On Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 7:48 AM, Craig diese...@pisquared.net wrote:

 On Fri, 03 Jan 2014 05:38:45 -0500 Dan Penoff d...@penoff.com wrote:

  Windows, seats, etc., were all hydraulic on the Grosser.  No vacuum or
  electrics.

 Interesting. What about the ever-present oozing that hydraulic systems
 tend to do?


Heh.  I've wondered about that too.  Seems like any example in
less-than-perfect shape would constantly stink of hydraulic fluid inside
and out.  All it takes is one bad fitting in the interior and you would
have a heck of a cleanup job on the leather and carpets.

Alex
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Re: [MBZ] S600 eBay Deal

2014-01-03 Thread Dan Penoff
Since you have to be an investment banker, despotic leader of a third world 
nation, or an Arab oil sheik to own one if these, you pay someone to maintain 
that oozing.

Dan

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 On Jan 3, 2014, at 10:48 AM, Craig diese...@pisquared.net wrote:
 
 On Fri, 03 Jan 2014 05:38:45 -0500 Dan Penoff d...@penoff.com wrote:
 
 Windows, seats, etc., were all hydraulic on the Grosser.  No vacuum or
 electrics.
 
 Interesting. What about the ever-present oozing that hydraulic systems
 tend to do?
 
 
 Craig
 
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Re: [MBZ] S600 eBay Deal

2014-01-03 Thread Dan Penoff
MB uses a mineral based hydraulic oil that is pretty much odorless.  Same thing 
in my SL500 top hydraulics as in the 600.

Tastes nasty, though.

Dan

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 On Jan 3, 2014, at 10:57 AM, Alex Chamberlain apchamberl...@gmail.com wrote:
 
 On Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 7:48 AM, Craig diese...@pisquared.net wrote:
 
 On Fri, 03 Jan 2014 05:38:45 -0500 Dan Penoff d...@penoff.com wrote:
 
 Windows, seats, etc., were all hydraulic on the Grosser.  No vacuum or
 electrics.
 
 Interesting. What about the ever-present oozing that hydraulic systems
 tend to do?
 
 
 Heh.  I've wondered about that too.  Seems like any example in
 less-than-perfect shape would constantly stink of hydraulic fluid inside
 and out.  All it takes is one bad fitting in the interior and you would
 have a heck of a cleanup job on the leather and carpets.
 
 Alex
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Re: [MBZ] S600 eBay Deal

2014-01-03 Thread Andrew Strasfogel
That's so you don't mistake it for Stolichnaya.

On Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 1:08 PM, Dan Penoff d...@penoff.com wrote:

 MB uses a mineral based hydraulic oil that is pretty much odorless.  Same
 thing in my SL500 top hydraulics as in the 600.

 Tastes nasty, though.

 Dan

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  On Jan 3, 2014, at 10:57 AM, Alex Chamberlain apchamberl...@gmail.com
 wrote:
 
  On Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 7:48 AM, Craig diese...@pisquared.net wrote:
 
  On Fri, 03 Jan 2014 05:38:45 -0500 Dan Penoff d...@penoff.com wrote:
 
  Windows, seats, etc., were all hydraulic on the Grosser.  No vacuum or
  electrics.
 
  Interesting. What about the ever-present oozing that hydraulic systems
  tend to do?
 
 
  Heh.  I've wondered about that too.  Seems like any example in
  less-than-perfect shape would constantly stink of hydraulic fluid inside
  and out.  All it takes is one bad fitting in the interior and you would
  have a heck of a cleanup job on the leather and carpets.
 
  Alex
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Re: [MBZ] S600 eBay Deal

2014-01-03 Thread Dan Penoff
First SL500 I looked at had a clear fluid dripping from the right rear fender 
cavity drain.

Hmm.

Touch and rub it between fingers.  Not greasy or oily.

Hmm. Taste.

Yuck!

That's when I learned that one f the giveaways for certain top hydraulic 
cylinders leaking is drips out the body drains

Dan


On Jan 3, 2014, at 2:17 PM, Andrew Strasfogel wrote:

 That's so you don't mistake it for Stolichnaya.
 
 On Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 1:08 PM, Dan Penoff d...@penoff.com wrote:
 
 MB uses a mineral based hydraulic oil that is pretty much odorless.  Same
 thing in my SL500 top hydraulics as in the 600.
 
 Tastes nasty, though.
 
 Dan
 
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Re: [MBZ] S600 eBay Deale6upa7us

2014-01-03 Thread Mitch Haley

Dan Penoff wrote:

First SL500 I looked at had a clear fluid dripping from the right rear fender 
cavity drain.

Hmm.

Touch and rub it between fingers.  Not greasy or oily.

Hmm. Taste.

Yuck!

That's when I learned that one f the giveaways for certain top hydraulic 
cylinders leaking is drips out the body drains


How do you know it isn't brake fluid?

Mitch.


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Re: [MBZ] S600 eBay Deale6upa7us

2014-01-03 Thread Dan Penoff
Because of where it was dripping from.  Noty even close to brake system, and I 
had already checked the brake system and found nothing leaking (at the wheels).

Dan

On Jan 3, 2014, at 2:39 PM, Mitch Haley wrote:

 Dan Penoff wrote:
 First SL500 I looked at had a clear fluid dripping from the right rear 
 fender cavity drain.
 Hmm.
 Touch and rub it between fingers.  Not greasy or oily.
 Hmm. Taste.
 Yuck!
 That's when I learned that one f the giveaways for certain top hydraulic 
 cylinders leaking is drips out the body drains
 
 How do you know it isn't brake fluid?
 
 Mitch.
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] S600 eBay Deal

2014-01-03 Thread Craig
On Fri, 03 Jan 2014 13:06:57 -0500 Dan Penoff d...@penoff.com wrote:

 Since you have to be an investment banker, despotic leader of a third
 world nation, or an Arab oil sheik to own one if these, you pay someone
 to maintain that oozing.

I guess that leaves me out  :-)


Craig

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Re: [MBZ] S600 eBay Deal

2014-01-03 Thread Dan Penoff
Pretty much leaves all of us out...

If you're lucky maybe some day you'll learn the secretive M100 handshake.

Dan


On Jan 3, 2014, at 3:49 PM, Craig wrote:

 On Fri, 03 Jan 2014 13:06:57 -0500 Dan Penoff d...@penoff.com wrote:
 
 Since you have to be an investment banker, despotic leader of a third
 world nation, or an Arab oil sheik to own one if these, you pay someone
 to maintain that oozing.
 
 I guess that leaves me out  :-)
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] S600 eBay Deal

2014-01-03 Thread Craig
On Fri, 03 Jan 2014 15:55:54 -0500 Dan Penoff d...@penoff.com wrote:

 Pretty much leaves all of us out...
 
 If you're lucky maybe some day you'll learn the secretive M100
 handshake.

I'm not holding my breath.


Craig

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Re: [MBZ] S600 eBay Deal

2014-01-03 Thread Dan Penoff
When we meet in person I'll show you.

Dan


On Jan 3, 2014, at 4:04 PM, Craig wrote:

 On Fri, 03 Jan 2014 15:55:54 -0500 Dan Penoff d...@penoff.com wrote:
 
 Pretty much leaves all of us out...
 
 If you're lucky maybe some day you'll learn the secretive M100
 handshake.
 
 I'm not holding my breath.
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] S600 eBay Deal

2014-01-03 Thread Randy Bennell

On 03/01/2014 2:49 PM, Craig wrote:

On Fri, 03 Jan 2014 13:06:57 -0500 Dan Penoff d...@penoff.com wrote:


Since you have to be an investment banker, despotic leader of a third
world nation, or an Arab oil sheik to own one if these, you pay someone
to maintain that oozing.

I guess that leaves me out  :-)


Craig


And if they fail to prevent the oozing, then you just yell  off with 
their head and someone else gets the job.


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Re: [MBZ] S600 eBay Deal

2014-01-03 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin
I know about that having owned a m100 in the past

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 On Jan 3, 2014, at 2:55 PM, Dan Penoff d...@penoff.com wrote:
 
 Pretty much leaves all of us out...
 
 If you're lucky maybe some day you'll learn the secretive M100 handshake.
 
 Dan
 
 
 On Jan 3, 2014, at 3:49 PM, Craig wrote:
 
 On Fri, 03 Jan 2014 13:06:57 -0500 Dan Penoff d...@penoff.com wrote:
 
 Since you have to be an investment banker, despotic leader of a third
 world nation, or an Arab oil sheik to own one if these, you pay someone
 to maintain that oozing.
 
 I guess that leaves me out  :-)
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] S600 eBay Deal

2014-01-03 Thread Craig
On Fri, 03 Jan 2014 16:17:29 -0500 Dan Penoff d...@penoff.com wrote:

 When we meet in person I'll show you.

OK.


Craig

 On Jan 3, 2014, at 4:04 PM, Craig wrote:
 
  On Fri, 03 Jan 2014 15:55:54 -0500 Dan Penoff d...@penoff.com wrote:
  
  Pretty much leaves all of us out...
  
  If you're lucky maybe some day you'll learn the secretive M100
  handshake.
  
  I'm not holding my breath.
  
  
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Re: [MBZ] S600 eBay Deal

2014-01-03 Thread Craig
On Fri, 03 Jan 2014 15:52:38 -0600 Randy Bennell rbenn...@bennell.ca
wrote:

 And if they fail to prevent the oozing, then you just yell  off with 
 their head and someone else gets the job.

An interesting incentive for one's mechanic! Unfortunately, not very
enforceable in this day and age. :-)


Craig

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Re: [MBZ] S600 eBay Deal

2014-01-03 Thread Rick Knoble
On Jan 3, 2014, at 6:51 PM, Craig diese...@pisquared.net wrote:

 On Fri, 03 Jan 2014 15:52:38 -0600 Randy Bennell rbenn...@bennell.ca
 wrote:
 
 And if they fail to prevent the oozing, then you just yell  off with 
 their head and someone else gets the job.
 
 An interesting incentive for one's mechanic! Unfortunately, not very
 enforceable in this day and age. :-)


That depends on where you live, I think. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_punishment_in_Saudi_Arabia

http://io9.com/5910629/the-practice-of-beheading-is-alive-and-well-today

Rick
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Re: [MBZ] S600 eBay Deal

2014-01-03 Thread Fmiser
  Dan Penoff wrote:
 
  If you're lucky maybe some day you'll learn the secretive M100
  handshake.

 Craig wrote:
 
 I'm not holding my breath.

I understand it to be a handshake with a $100 bill in your palm.
Or is it $1,000.

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Re: [MBZ] S600 eBay Deal

2014-01-03 Thread Dan Penoff
Shhh!!

And it's a $100 bill (only because $1000s are no longer in general circulation.)

Dan who has given and received the M100 handshake



On Jan 3, 2014, at 8:28 PM, Fmiser wrote:

 Dan Penoff wrote:
 
 If you're lucky maybe some day you'll learn the secretive M100
 handshake.
 
 Craig wrote:
 
 I'm not holding my breath.
 
 I understand it to be a handshake with a $100 bill in your palm.
 Or is it $1,000.
 
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Re: [MBZ] S600 eBay Deal

2014-01-03 Thread Dieselhead

On Jan 3, 2014, at 6:51 PM, Craig diese...@pisquared.net wrote:


 On Fri, 03 Jan 2014 15:52:38 -0600 Randy Bennell rbenn...@bennell.ca
 wrote:


 And if they fail to prevent the oozing, then you just yell  off with
 their head and someone else gets the job.


 An interesting incentive for one's mechanic! Unfortunately, not very
 enforceable in this day and age. :-)



That depends on where you live, I think.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_punishment_in_Saudi_Arabia

http://io9.com/5910629/the-practice-of-beheading-is-alive-and-well-today

Rick
Sent from my iPhone


Yes, this is not a pretty world.  In many countries, someone with a 
600 could easily end the life of a mechanic (or anybody else) with 
little or no consequence.


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Re: [MBZ] S600 eBay Deal

2014-01-03 Thread OK Don
Apparently, being fed to dogs is the preferred method in N. Korea now --

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/01/03/newser-kim-jong-un-uncle-execution/4303319/

To quote an old friend, Never tempt worse.


On Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 9:21 PM, Dieselhead 126die...@gmail.com wrote:

 On Jan 3, 2014, at 6:51 PM, Craig diese...@pisquared.net wrote:

   On Fri, 03 Jan 2014 15:52:38 -0600 Randy Bennell rbenn...@bennell.ca
  wrote:

   And if they fail to prevent the oozing, then you just yell  off with
  their head and someone else gets the job.


  An interesting incentive for one's mechanic! Unfortunately, not very
  enforceable in this day and age. :-)



 That depends on where you live, I think.

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_punishment_in_Saudi_Arabia

 http://io9.com/5910629/the-practice-of-beheading-is-alive-and-well-today

 Rick
 Sent from my iPhone


 Yes, this is not a pretty world.  In many countries, someone with a 600
 could easily end the life of a mechanic (or anybody else) with little or no
 consequence.





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Re: [MBZ] S600 eBay Deal

2014-01-02 Thread arche...@embarqmail.com
I seem to remember a 600 LWB sitting at a local indies.  It needed a 
hydraulic master control unit for the drivers door which either raised 
and lowered the windows or operated the locks; I think it was for the 
windows, and the reason it was hydraulic was because the conventional 
system made a noise!  The delay in repairing it was because the owner 
was trying to decide if he wanted to spend $2600.00 for the master 
control unit which was quite small.

Gerry

On 12/30/2013 5:29 PM, clay wrote:

Based on the M100 level of tech, the W140 is a technical disaster with massive 
economic impact to a future owner.  The S600 is twice as complex as the 
standard model, as it would be loaded with bells, whistles and subsystems that 
can not be hand crafted in the manner one could with a Grosser.  Door locks, 
closing assist, ACC, ESP, Air ride, magic windows, heated seats, moving rear 
seats, rear seat business tech upgrades, and the over engineered engine with 
biodegrading wire.  All in a shell that looks the same as any other W140 on the 
road, unless it is LWB.  Even then it looks much the same.

I posit the w126 will be held in much higher esteem than a w140 as collectable 
in future.  The SEC and SEL were built much better, with higher quality 
systems.  Far fewer computers to go wonky, and still put together by well 
trained German employees.

clay


On Dec 30, 2013, at 6:35 AM, Dieselhead wrote:


On Dec 29, 2013 6:54 PM, Mitch Haley m...@voyager.net wrote:

For comparison, there are 6 VW
Phaetons on eBay right now, all are
V8s, and only
one has a current bid less than the
buy it now on the S600.

They're both money pits, but I'd rather have the Phaeton--it's rare enough
to be a future classic.  Gotta have the W-12 if you're going to bother,
though.

Alex


S600 is not common and will be collectible

I could not find any location in the stupid fleabay ad so I asked the guy where 
it is.  Santa Monica, Calif
  


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Re: [MBZ] S600 eBay Deal VW phathetic

2013-12-31 Thread Hendrik and Fay

Yeah one of those, why bother type things.
Far as I (well wikipedia) knows, VW already had vehicles in the luxury 
bracket, such as the Audi A8 and Bentley. I think the would have been 
better off to put money into the Bentley brand to build it up to be a 
competitor to BMW and MB. Or build Audi into a more fancy brand, trying 
to get a third horse in the race is a waste of resources.
You're quite right that VW is seen as a value for money brand and trying 
to be everything for everybody can soon leave you as being nothing to 
nobody.


Hendrik
who has never owned a VW

On 31/12/13 14:06, Dieselhead wrote:
 What the? is VW thinking, trying to make a fattylac? GM screwed them 
up plenty already.  No wonder Vdubs are a POS anymore.   They are 
supposed to be simple, folks cars, easy to work on, cheap to buy, 
cheap to own, cheap to operate, cheap to fix.   That is part of why 
bugs were so popular.


The other part was because they dared to be different, had great 
advertising by DDB, emphasizing the differences, and they were so 
homely they were cute.   It was the only thing to do after the mule 
died  Think small  I have a bunch of those ads I saved from my desk 
surroundings in college, along with toaster tank BMW ads and the MB 
108 ad that was also brilliant.  some people think buying a house is 
the most important investment they will ever make


A VW fattylac deserves to be a resounding flop.



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Re: [MBZ] S600 eBay Deal upe1ujyz

2013-12-31 Thread Hendrik and Fay

Ahh you be wanting the V10 for extra giddy up and go.

Hendrik
who does not own a V10

On 31/12/13 15:00, Mitch Haley wrote:

Dan Penoff wrote:
I remember when they came out, but I have no interest in them so I 
never paid any attention.


Well, maybe if they had a TDI version in this country, or if somebody 
wanted to give me a Phaeton with an unhappy engine and a Toerag TDI 
that some fool rolled at freeway speeds in the snow...


Mitch




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Re: [MBZ] S600 eBay Deal upe1ujyz

2013-12-30 Thread Dan Penoff
What's so special about a VW Phaeton?

Don't think I've ever seen one in person.

Dan

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 On Dec 29, 2013, at 9:42 PM, Mitch Haley m...@voyager.net wrote:
 
 For comparison, there are 6 VW Phaetons on eBay right now, all are V8s, and 
 only
 one has a current bid less than the buy it now on the S600.
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] S600 eBay Deal

2013-12-30 Thread Dieselhead

On Dec 29, 2013 6:54 PM, Mitch Haley m...@voyager.net wrote:


 For comparison, there are 6 VW
 Phaetons on eBay right now, all are
 V8s, and only
 one has a current bid less than the
 buy it now on the S600.


They're both money pits, but I'd rather have the Phaeton--it's rare enough
to be a future classic.  Gotta have the W-12 if you're going to bother,
though.

Alex



S600 is not common and will be collectible

I could not find any location in the stupid fleabay ad so I asked the 
guy where it is.  Santa Monica, Calif


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Re: [MBZ] S600 eBay Deal

2013-12-30 Thread clay
Based on the M100 level of tech, the W140 is a technical disaster with massive 
economic impact to a future owner.  The S600 is twice as complex as the 
standard model, as it would be loaded with bells, whistles and subsystems that 
can not be hand crafted in the manner one could with a Grosser.  Door locks, 
closing assist, ACC, ESP, Air ride, magic windows, heated seats, moving rear 
seats, rear seat business tech upgrades, and the over engineered engine with 
biodegrading wire.  All in a shell that looks the same as any other W140 on the 
road, unless it is LWB.  Even then it looks much the same.  

I posit the w126 will be held in much higher esteem than a w140 as collectable 
in future.  The SEC and SEL were built much better, with higher quality 
systems.  Far fewer computers to go wonky, and still put together by well 
trained German employees.

clay


On Dec 30, 2013, at 6:35 AM, Dieselhead wrote:

 On Dec 29, 2013 6:54 PM, Mitch Haley m...@voyager.net wrote:
 
 For comparison, there are 6 VW
 Phaetons on eBay right now, all are
 V8s, and only
 one has a current bid less than the
 buy it now on the S600.
 
 They're both money pits, but I'd rather have the Phaeton--it's rare enough
 to be a future classic.  Gotta have the W-12 if you're going to bother,
 though.
 
 Alex
 
 
 S600 is not common and will be collectible
 
 I could not find any location in the stupid fleabay ad so I asked the guy 
 where it is.  Santa Monica, Calif
  


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Re: [MBZ] S600 eBay Deal

2013-12-30 Thread Dieselhead
Based on the M100 level of tech, the W140 is a technical disaster 
with massive economic impact to a future owner.  The S600 is twice 
as complex as the standard model, as it would be loaded with bells, 
whistles and subsystems that can not be hand crafted in the manner 
one could with a Grosser.  Door locks, closing assist, ACC, ESP, Air 
ride, magic windows, heated seats, moving rear seats, rear seat 
business tech upgrades, and the over engineered engine with 
biodegrading wire.  All in a shell that looks the same as any other 
W140 on the road, unless it is LWB.  Even then it looks much the 
same. 

I posit the w126 will be held in much higher esteem than a w140 as 
collectable in future.  The SEC and SEL were built much better, with 
higher quality systems.  Far fewer computers to go wonky, and still 
put together by well trained German employees.


clay


Singin to the choir my friend.  126 and the 600 Grosser represent the 
postwar epitome of MB engineering of their eras.


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Re: [MBZ] S600 eBay Deal

2013-12-30 Thread Dan Penoff
I would consider the W126 chassis car the pinnacle of MB engineering.  I loved 
my 300SD.

Dan

On Dec 30, 2013, at 6:18 PM, Dieselhead wrote:

 Based on the M100 level of tech, the W140 is a technical disaster with 
 massive economic impact to a future owner.  The S600 is twice as complex as 
 the standard model, as it would be loaded with bells, whistles and 
 subsystems that can not be hand crafted in the manner one could with a 
 Grosser.  Door locks, closing assist, ACC, ESP, Air ride, magic windows, 
 heated seats, moving rear seats, rear seat business tech upgrades, and the 
 over engineered engine with biodegrading wire.  All in a shell that looks 
 the same as any other W140 on the road, unless it is LWB.  Even then it 
 looks much the same. 
 I posit the w126 will be held in much higher esteem than a w140 as 
 collectable in future.  The SEC and SEL were built much better, with higher 
 quality systems.  Far fewer computers to go wonky, and still put together by 
 well trained German employees.
 
 clay
 
 Singin to the choir my friend.  126 and the 600 Grosser represent the postwar 
 epitome of MB engineering of their eras.
 
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Re: [MBZ] S600 eBay Deal upe1ujyz

2013-12-30 Thread Alex Chamberlain
On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 4:51 AM, Dan Penoff d...@penoff.com wrote:

 What's so special about a VW Phaeton?



You're kidding, right?  Every car guy has to know about the Phaeton.  It's
VWAG's W140 combined with the original BMW 750iL, only more so.  Massively
overengineered, poorly marketed in the US, a sales flop, and incredibly
cheap on the used market but a total money pit unless you can DIY and buy
parts at wholesale.

Alex
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Re: [MBZ] S600 eBay Deal upe1ujyz

2013-12-30 Thread Dieselhead

On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 4:51 AM, Dan Penoff d...@penoff.com wrote:


 What's so special about a VW Phaeton?




You're kidding, right?  Every car guy has to know about the Phaeton.  It's
VWAG's W140 combined with the original BMW 750iL, only more so.  Massively
overengineered, poorly marketed in the US, a sales flop, and incredibly
cheap on the used market but a total money pit unless you can DIY and buy
parts at wholesale.

Alex
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them up plenty already.  No wonder Vdubs are a POS anymore.   They 
are supposed to be simple, folks cars, easy to work on, cheap to buy, 
cheap to own, cheap to operate, cheap to fix.   That is part of why 
bugs were so popular.


The other part was because they dared to be different, had great 
advertising by DDB, emphasizing the differences, and they were so 
homely they were cute.   It was the only thing to do after the mule 
died  Think small  I have a bunch of those ads I saved from my 
desk surroundings in college, along with toaster tank BMW ads and the 
MB 108 ad that was also brilliant.  some people think buying a house 
is the most important investment they will ever make


A VW fattylac deserves to be a resounding flop.

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Re: [MBZ] S600 eBay Deal upe1ujyz

2013-12-30 Thread Dan Penoff
I remember when they came out, but I have no interest in them so I never paid 
any attention.

Sent from my iPad

On Dec 30, 2013, at 10:36 PM, Dieselhead 126die...@gmail.com wrote:

 On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 4:51 AM, Dan Penoff d...@penoff.com wrote:
 
 What's so special about a VW Phaeton?
 You're kidding, right?  Every car guy has to know about the Phaeton.  It's
 VWAG's W140 combined with the original BMW 750iL, only more so.  Massively
 overengineered, poorly marketed in the US, a sales flop, and incredibly
 cheap on the used market but a total money pit unless you can DIY and buy
 parts at wholesale.
 
 Alex
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 What the? is VW thinking, trying to make a fattylac?  GM screwed them up 
 plenty already.  No wonder Vdubs are a POS anymore.   They are supposed to be 
 simple, folks cars, easy to work on, cheap to buy, cheap to own, cheap to 
 operate, cheap to fix.   That is part of why bugs were so popular.
 
 The other part was because they dared to be different, had great advertising 
 by DDB, emphasizing the differences, and they were so homely they were cute.  
  It was the only thing to do after the mule died  Think small  I have a 
 bunch of those ads I saved from my desk surroundings in college, along with 
 toaster tank BMW ads and the MB 108 ad that was also brilliant.  some people 
 think buying a house is the most important investment they will ever make
 
 A VW fattylac deserves to be a resounding flop.
 
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Re: [MBZ] S600 eBay Deal upe1ujyz

2013-12-30 Thread Mitch Haley

Dan Penoff wrote:

I remember when they came out, but I have no interest in them so I never paid 
any attention.


Well, maybe if they had a TDI version in this country, or if somebody wanted to 
give me a Phaeton with an unhappy engine and a Toerag TDI that some fool rolled 
at freeway speeds in the snow...


Mitch

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Re: [MBZ] S600 eBay Deal upe1ujyz

2013-12-29 Thread Mitch Haley

For comparison, there are 6 VW Phaetons on eBay right now, all are V8s, and only
one has a current bid less than the buy it now on the S600.


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Re: [MBZ] S600 eBay Deal upe1ujyz

2013-12-29 Thread Alex Chamberlain
On Dec 29, 2013 6:54 PM, Mitch Haley m...@voyager.net wrote:

 For comparison, there are 6 VW
 Phaetons on eBay right now, all are
 V8s, and only
 one has a current bid less than the
 buy it now on the S600.

They're both money pits, but I'd rather have the Phaeton--it's rare enough
to be a future classic.  Gotta have the W-12 if you're going to bother,
though.

Alex
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Re: [MBZ] S600

2011-09-14 Thread RELNGSON
 ...http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/ctd/2598570487.html..
 
Just the fact that it's a '92 should scare anyone away.

RLE
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] S600

2011-09-14 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin
Why?

Sent from my iPhone

On Sep 14, 2011, at 9:00 PM, relng...@aol.com wrote:

 ...http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/ctd/2598570487.html..
 
 Just the fact that it's a '92 should scare anyone away.
 
 RLE
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] S600 wiring

2006-01-31 Thread James Zavesky
11-13 in town
17-19 highway
creature comfort while driving is an understatement
VERY nice car and I would buy one again ONLY because I now know what to do
to keep it running.

Jim



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 Yeah - that is the one that got my interest.  It will be a few months at
 least before I decide what I will get- something like that or an SDL or
just
 do a more through update on my SD.  Mostly at this point I am into
creature
 comfort.  I don't really drive enough to worry about it too much, but what
 kind of mileage does that beast get?  I drive mostly around town, with
 occasional road trips of a few hundred miles to keep things in shape.
 BillR

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 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
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 Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 10:15 AM
 To: Mercedes Discussion List
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] S600 wiring

 the wiring degrades! Plan on replacing ALL the harness'. The ETA's harness
 is also know to degrade, fortunately my ETA's were fine. Replacing the
 evaporator and rear accumulators are the least of your worries.

 Are you watching the 1992 white one with the fogs in the bumper? That one
 has late model wood in it, looks like it's been gone through.

 Jim



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 From: BillR [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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 Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 9:49 AM
 Subject: [MBZ] S600 wiring


  Amazing car to drive. Love ours. Lots of power. Wiring sucks.
 
  James Zavesky
 
  James - I have been toying with the idea of getting an S600 - one on
ebay
  now looks pretty good, but I am not ready to make the jump.   What is
the
  problem with the wiring?  I thought pre '94's should be ok.
 
  For all those who offered help with the erratic blinker:  It is still an
  occasional problem, but playing with it [flashers, blinkers, stalk]
 usually
  stops it.  Never had the panel off where the flasher switch is located,
 and
  I don't think I am getting contact cleaner where it needs to go.  Is
there
 a
  simple way to get access to that switch?
  BillR
  Jacksonville FL
  1981 300SD  EM   270k miles
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Re: [MBZ] S600 wiring

2006-01-31 Thread James Zavesky
injection harness are the most replaced item and then the engine harness.
you'll go through alot more injection harness's because it sits on top the
motor where the heat is. alot of this has to do with the averall amount of
heat in the engine compartment. I added one of the 92 degree fan switch
modifications from the guy on prodigy so the electric fans come on at 92
instead of 100.

jim

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Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 5:13 PM
Subject: Re: [MBZ] S600 wiring


 Further to this I'll note not only will you need to replace the
 engine wiring, it is also likely you'll replace the throttle
 actuators (two) which have prices as much as $3000+ each, depending
 of course who can acquire the parts for you. In reading on another
 list it has been notice that replacement actuators after oh about 96
 have different coloured wiring, leading one to
 believe perhaps the wiring or part supplier changed things to the
 better. If said vehicle has any cracked wiring instantly subtract $8K?

 Lastly I'll note that some folks have discovered that right behind
 the engine is a plastic water distribution device (dual mono-
 valves?). That has a tendency now to crack (age/heat) and dump all
 the coolant. It is a bit ugly to access for replacement, kind of
 stick on engine, put engine in car, what you to remove it later? Why
 is that firewall in the way.

 In general you want to pay a bit extra for a 98 or 99, and ask about
 the evap and wiring.


 On 30-Jan-06, at 10:06 AM, BillR wrote:

  Marshall and John - Thanks for the help.  I'll continue with the
  numerous
  repitions, and try to get at that switch, and only consider VERY
  well priced
  140's or those with reworked wiring.
  BillR
  -Original Message-

 John
 1983 300TDt  361k Kilometers (mobil 1 Delvac)
 1990 300TDt  159k Kilometers (mobil 1 Delvac)
 1993 500SEL 170k Kilometers (mobil 1 0w40)



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Re: [MBZ] S600 wiring

2006-01-30 Thread James Zavesky
the wiring degrades! Plan on replacing ALL the harness'. The ETA's harness
is also know to degrade, fortunately my ETA's were fine. Replacing the
evaporator and rear accumulators are the least of your worries.

Are you watching the 1992 white one with the fogs in the bumper? That one
has late model wood in it, looks like it's been gone through.

Jim



- Original Message - 
From: BillR [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: 'Mercedes Discussion List' [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 9:49 AM
Subject: [MBZ] S600 wiring


 Amazing car to drive. Love ours. Lots of power. Wiring sucks.

 James Zavesky

 James - I have been toying with the idea of getting an S600 - one on ebay
 now looks pretty good, but I am not ready to make the jump.   What is the
 problem with the wiring?  I thought pre '94's should be ok.

 For all those who offered help with the erratic blinker:  It is still an
 occasional problem, but playing with it [flashers, blinkers, stalk]
usually
 stops it.  Never had the panel off where the flasher switch is located,
and
 I don't think I am getting contact cleaner where it needs to go.  Is there
a
 simple way to get access to that switch?
 BillR
 Jacksonville FL
 1981 300SD  EM   270k miles
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Re: [MBZ] S600 wiring

2006-01-30 Thread John Berryman


On Monday, January 30, 2006, at 09:49 AM, BillR wrote:

For all those who offered help with the erratic blinker:  It is still 
an
occasional problem, but playing with it [flashers, blinkers, stalk] 
usually
stops it.  Never had the panel off where the flasher switch is 
located, and
I don't think I am getting contact cleaner where it needs to go.  Is 
there a

simple way to get access to that switch?
BillR
Jacksonville FL
1981 300SD  EM   270k miles



	Yes, remove it and disassemble, clean, lube and put it back together. 
Most switches simply pull out of the dash/console.


Johnny B.
I Mac Therefore I am


Re: [MBZ] S600 wiring

2006-01-30 Thread Marshall Booth

BillR wrote:

Amazing car to drive. Love ours. Lots of power. Wiring sucks.

James Zavesky

James - I have been toying with the idea of getting an S600 - one on ebay
now looks pretty good, but I am not ready to make the jump.   What is the
problem with the wiring?  I thought pre '94's should be ok.
 
For all those who offered help with the erratic blinker:  It is still an

occasional problem, but playing with it [flashers, blinkers, stalk] usually
stops it.  Never had the panel off where the flasher switch is located, and
I don't think I am getting contact cleaner where it needs to go.  Is there a
simple way to get access to that switch?


Some cars (W140s for sure) got the biodegradable wiring (and all of the 
wiring problem associated with that) in 1992 while others (like the 124 
diesel) didn't have until 1995. Just depends on on the particular 
chassis AND engine.


Usually switching the Hazard switch on and off about 100 times will 
clean it or break so it requires replacement to restore reliable 
function. Have you tried cleaning (or buckling/unbucking about 50 times) 
the seat belt buckle switch? When it gets dirty in early '80s cars - the 
buzzer may sound.


Marshall
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'87 300TD 182Kmi, '84 190D 2.2 229Kmi, '85 190D 2.0 161Kmi, '87 190D 2.5 
turbo 237kmi




Re: [MBZ] S600 wiring

2006-01-30 Thread BillR
Marshall and John - Thanks for the help.  I'll continue with the numerous
repitions, and try to get at that switch, and only consider VERY well priced
140's or those with reworked wiring. 
BillR
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From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
On Behalf Of Marshall Booth
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 11:16 AM
To: Mercedes Discussion List
Subject: Re: [MBZ] S600 wiring

BillR wrote:
 Amazing car to drive. Love ours. Lots of power. Wiring sucks.
 
 James Zavesky
 
 James - I have been toying with the idea of getting an S600 - one on ebay
 now looks pretty good, but I am not ready to make the jump.   What is the
 problem with the wiring?  I thought pre '94's should be ok.
  
 For all those who offered help with the erratic blinker:  It is still 
 an occasional problem, but playing with it [flashers, blinkers, stalk] 
 usually stops it.  Never had the panel off where the flasher switch is 
 located, and I don't think I am getting contact cleaner where it needs 
 to go.  Is there a simple way to get access to that switch?

Some cars (W140s for sure) got the biodegradable wiring (and all of the
wiring problem associated with that) in 1992 while others (like the 124
diesel) didn't have until 1995. Just depends on on the particular chassis
AND engine.

Usually switching the Hazard switch on and off about 100 times will clean it
or break so it requires replacement to restore reliable function. Have you
tried cleaning (or buckling/unbucking about 50 times) the seat belt buckle
switch? When it gets dirty in early '80s cars - the buzzer may sound.

Marshall
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'87 300TD 182Kmi, '84 190D 2.2 229Kmi, '85 190D 2.0 161Kmi, '87 190D 2.5
turbo 237kmi

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Re: [MBZ] S600 wiring

2006-01-30 Thread BillR
Yeah - that is the one that got my interest.  It will be a few months at
least before I decide what I will get- something like that or an SDL or just
do a more through update on my SD.  Mostly at this point I am into creature
comfort.  I don't really drive enough to worry about it too much, but what
kind of mileage does that beast get?  I drive mostly around town, with
occasional road trips of a few hundred miles to keep things in shape.  
BillR 

-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
On Behalf Of James Zavesky
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 10:15 AM
To: Mercedes Discussion List
Subject: Re: [MBZ] S600 wiring

the wiring degrades! Plan on replacing ALL the harness'. The ETA's harness
is also know to degrade, fortunately my ETA's were fine. Replacing the
evaporator and rear accumulators are the least of your worries.

Are you watching the 1992 white one with the fogs in the bumper? That one
has late model wood in it, looks like it's been gone through.

Jim



- Original Message -
From: BillR [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: 'Mercedes Discussion List' [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 9:49 AM
Subject: [MBZ] S600 wiring


 Amazing car to drive. Love ours. Lots of power. Wiring sucks.

 James Zavesky

 James - I have been toying with the idea of getting an S600 - one on ebay
 now looks pretty good, but I am not ready to make the jump.   What is the
 problem with the wiring?  I thought pre '94's should be ok.

 For all those who offered help with the erratic blinker:  It is still an
 occasional problem, but playing with it [flashers, blinkers, stalk]
usually
 stops it.  Never had the panel off where the flasher switch is located,
and
 I don't think I am getting contact cleaner where it needs to go.  Is there
a
 simple way to get access to that switch?
 BillR
 Jacksonville FL
 1981 300SD  EM   270k miles
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Re: [MBZ] S600 wiring

2006-01-30 Thread John M McIntosh
Further to this I'll note not only will you need to replace the  
engine wiring, it is also likely you'll replace the throttle  
actuators (two) which have prices as much as $3000+ each, depending  
of course who can acquire the parts for you. In reading on another  
list it has been notice that replacement actuators after oh about 96  
have different coloured wiring, leading one to
believe perhaps the wiring or part supplier changed things to the  
better. If said vehicle has any cracked wiring instantly subtract $8K?


Lastly I'll note that some folks have discovered that right behind  
the engine is a plastic water distribution device (dual mono- 
valves?). That has a tendency now to crack (age/heat) and dump all  
the coolant. It is a bit ugly to access for replacement, kind of  
stick on engine, put engine in car, what you to remove it later? Why  
is that firewall in the way.


In general you want to pay a bit extra for a 98 or 99, and ask about  
the evap and wiring.



On 30-Jan-06, at 10:06 AM, BillR wrote:

Marshall and John - Thanks for the help.  I'll continue with the  
numerous
repitions, and try to get at that switch, and only consider VERY  
well priced

140's or those with reworked wiring.
BillR
-Original Message-


John
1983 300TDt  361k Kilometers (mobil 1 Delvac)
1990 300TDt  159k Kilometers (mobil 1 Delvac)
1993 500SEL 170k Kilometers (mobil 1 0w40)





Re: [MBZ] S600 wiring

2006-01-30 Thread Desert Rat
Speaking of evaporator failures, wonder if anyone knows when MB
recognized the error of their ways and reinforced this weak link? Was
it 96 or so?

Which also leads to the thought that perhaps the early 92 and up
replacements were not reinforced?

Thanks

On 1/30/06, John M McIntosh [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Further to this I'll note not only will you need to replace the
 engine wiring, it is also likely you'll replace the throttle
 actuators (two) which have prices as much as $3000+ each, depending
 of course who can acquire the parts for you. In reading on another
 list it has been notice that replacement actuators after oh about 96
 have different coloured wiring, leading one to
 believe perhaps the wiring or part supplier changed things to the
 better. If said vehicle has any cracked wiring instantly subtract $8K?

 Lastly I'll note that some folks have discovered that right behind
 the engine is a plastic water distribution device (dual mono-
 valves?). That has a tendency now to crack (age/heat) and dump all
 the coolant. It is a bit ugly to access for replacement, kind of
 stick on engine, put engine in car, what you to remove it later? Why
 is that firewall in the way.

 In general you want to pay a bit extra for a 98 or 99, and ask about
 the evap and wiring.


 On 30-Jan-06, at 10:06 AM, BillR wrote:

  Marshall and John - Thanks for the help.  I'll continue with the
  numerous
  repitions, and try to get at that switch, and only consider VERY
  well priced
  140's or those with reworked wiring.
  BillR
  -Original Message-

 John
 1983 300TDt  361k Kilometers (mobil 1 Delvac)
 1990 300TDt  159k Kilometers (mobil 1 Delvac)
 1993 500SEL 170k Kilometers (mobil 1 0w40)



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Re: [MBZ] S600 wiring

2006-01-30 Thread John M McIntosh
My understanding was that it was never fixed. The alternate fix was  
to install an evap
from a e-class and a baffle to fill in the gap because the e class  
evap isn't as wide.
However the internet is full of stories about evaps being replaced 3  
or 4 times in the 90s,

so I'm not sure when the alternate fix was put into place.

On 30-Jan-06, at 2:20 PM, Desert Rat wrote:


Speaking of evaporator failures, wonder if anyone knows when MB
recognized the error of their ways and reinforced this weak link? Was
it 96 or so?

Which also leads to the thought that perhaps the early 92 and up
replacements were not reinforced?

Thanks





Re: [MBZ] S600 wiring

2006-01-30 Thread BillR
Sounds like it would be much simpler and cheaper to just keep the dream and
not mess it up with reality.  Perhaps I'll find a nice 300SDL or just put
some more $ into EM.
BillR  

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Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 5:36 PM
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Subject: Re: [MBZ] S600 wiring

My understanding was that it was never fixed. The alternate fix was to
install an evap from a e-class and a baffle to fill in the gap because the e
class evap isn't as wide.
However the internet is full of stories about evaps being replaced 3 or 4
times in the 90s, so I'm not sure when the alternate fix was put into place.

On 30-Jan-06, at 2:20 PM, Desert Rat wrote:

 Speaking of evaporator failures, wonder if anyone knows when MB 
 recognized the error of their ways and reinforced this weak link? Was 
 it 96 or so?

 Which also leads to the thought that perhaps the early 92 and up 
 replacements were not reinforced?

 Thanks


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