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Old 12-16-2004, 09:18 PM
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how about this:
i'm on a tour bus in San Francisco last Sunday and next to us is a MB wagon with the sign in the rear window "Powered by Vegtable Oil". now, why would someone say that??? i asked my girl friend.?
i dunno, she said. but, we're in SF where you might see anything.


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Old 12-16-2004, 09:32 PM
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San Francisco, where even the cars are vegetarian.
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Old 12-16-2004, 10:12 PM
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how about this:
i'm on a tour bus in San Francisco last Sunday and next to us is a MB wagon with the sign in the rear window "Powered by Vegtable Oil". now, why would someone say that??? i asked my girl friend.?
i dunno, she said. but, we're in SF where you might see anything.
San Francisco where everything and anything is acceptible except being conservative.

Nothing wrong with choosing vegi power however........or being proud of it...
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Old 12-17-2004, 09:56 AM
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issues are the general cause.
Broken, disconnected lines or bad vacuum pump.

You must not have a '85 300 and ever changed the oil filter.
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Old 12-17-2004, 09:56 AM
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I'd just finished fueling my TDI when a guy comes out and says, "You know you just put diesel in that thing...?".

"Yeah, that's ok - these modern engines can run on just about anything".

I started up and drove off, leaving him to wonder if he's got a modern engine, too...
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Old 12-17-2004, 01:56 PM
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I have been told many times by people at work: "what is wrong with your car" I usually say that is what a healthy diesel sounds like.

I never have and never will bring any car I own to any of the chain stores. They can not do anything right, I had Firestone balance my tires once and they shook like crazy. How difficult is it to balance a tire? Come on. They don't pay anything so all of the people that the good shops or dealers don't want end up their. What do you expect for $10 an hour?
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Old 12-17-2004, 02:50 PM
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What do you expect for $10 an hour?

I would expect a raise (for me)!!!
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Old 12-17-2004, 04:15 PM
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I have been told many times by people at work: "what is wrong with your car" I usually say that is what a healthy diesel sounds like.

I never have and never will bring any car I own to any of the chain stores. They can not do anything right, I had Firestone balance my tires once and they shook like crazy. How difficult is it to balance a tire? Come on. They don't pay anything so all of the people that the good shops or dealers don't want end up their. What do you expect for $10 an hour?
I actually have done fairly well with a local Goodyear. My dad knows the owner though, and he is on the ball, so we know we aren't going to get shafted. They did put a bum rear on, though, which they insist is fine. Perhaps it is, but it has always had a little thumpity rhythm to it.
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Old 12-17-2004, 09:15 PM
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Question Hmmm

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You must not have a '85 300 and ever changed the oil filter.
Don't know if this is for me.
I own a 1985 300SD and do all service myself.
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Old 12-17-2004, 10:50 PM
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I told this story in another post, but my Mercedes dealership told my dad to scrap my car ... and I've put probably 40 or 50K on it since. They told us it wasn't worth it. I got a vanity plate that says "WORTHIT" and get a big kick out of driving to the dealership now and then for parts. That wasn't diesel discrimination, though, just the dealership's narrow point of view that if something is a lot of effort to take care of, you junk it and get a new one. I'd rather spend $10,000 on my old rumbler than the same on some little new thing.
they told me that when i went to apply for my highmilage badge
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Old 12-18-2004, 02:18 PM
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they told me that when i went to apply for my highmilage badge
I applied for my high mileage badge mid-summer, and haven't gotten the thing yet. They sent me the pin, but not the badge, so I called them and they said it was on backorder. I hope I get it before my car moves into the next mileage bracket ... heh ...
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Doh

I was being tailgated three feet or less, after driving several miles at 20 MPH, I punched the throttle from a stop sign, and did not reach 15 MPH when the bubbles went on.

The tailgater was one of our city police officers.

(This is being recorded on his dash video).

Sir; your worn out engine is a traffic hazard, I am giving you a ticket for obscuring the road with smoke.
You are going to have to get that nasty smelling bad engine fixed.
Turn off your engine please.

Answer: Sorry officer, it will not turn off, the vacuum line is broken.

Open your hood and pull the ignition coil wire, that always works.

Answer: Excuse me officer, this is a DIESEL.

WHAT, get out of here, *#@!&%^#, waste of time!!!

I drove home laughing.
I would pay for a copy of that video.
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Old 09-24-2006, 11:53 PM
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Sir; your worn out engine is a traffic hazard, I am giving you a ticket for obscuring the road with smoke.
You are going to have to get that nasty smelling bad engine fixed.
You ought to take that thing to a good mechanic and fix your smoke issues.............

My SD won't smoke.......whether I need it.......or not.
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Old 09-24-2006, 11:54 PM
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I was being tailgated three feet or less, after driving several miles at 20 MPH, I punched the throttle from a stop sign, and did not reach 15 MPH when the bubbles went on.

The tailgater was one of our city police officers.

(This is being recorded on his dash video).

Sir; your worn out engine is a traffic hazard, I am giving you a ticket for obscuring the road with smoke.
You are going to have to get that nasty smelling bad engine fixed.
Turn off your engine please.

Answer: Sorry officer, it will not turn off, the vacuum line is broken.

Open your hood and pull the ignition coil wire, that always works.

Answer: Excuse me officer, this is a DIESEL.

WHAT, get out of here, *#@!&%^#, waste of time!!!

I drove home laughing.
I would pay for a copy of that video.
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Old 09-25-2006, 12:37 AM
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I was being tailgated three feet or less, after driving several miles at 20 MPH, I punched the throttle from a stop sign, and did not reach 15 MPH when the bubbles went on.

The tailgater was one of our city police officers.

(This is being recorded on his dash video).

Sir; your worn out engine is a traffic hazard, I am giving you a ticket for obscuring the road with smoke.
You are going to have to get that nasty smelling bad engine fixed.
Turn off your engine please.

Answer: Sorry officer, it will not turn off, the vacuum line is broken.

Open your hood and pull the ignition coil wire, that always works.

Answer: Excuse me officer, this is a DIESEL.

WHAT, get out of here, *#@!&%^#, waste of time!!!

I drove home laughing.
I would pay for a copy of that video.
Thats awesome. What was making it smoke so much? I've taken off in front of a cop at night before and left a plume he had to drive through, but he didn't pull me over. (probably had time at the stoplight to read "diesel" on the back of the car )

I might take my ALDA off sometime soon to see what its like, I wonder if it will make much smoke....

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