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Old 11-15-2002, 08:53 AM
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It seems like I remember that the entrance is off of 1382 is that correct? I expect that there will be a sign there.

See ya' Sunday, rain or shine!
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Old 11-15-2002, 08:54 AM
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It looks like we won't need to worry about not having an AC tommorow! It will be cold!
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Old 11-15-2002, 09:12 AM
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I just looked at mapquest. It looks like it's about 3.5 miles South of I 20 on the West side of 1382. This is about 4 miles from my brothers house, so if we can rained out we can just converge on him. Since he's a BMW enthusiast, I'm sure he can run us off with a shotgun as efficiently as anyone.

See ya' Sunday,
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Old 11-15-2002, 05:43 PM
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You all have a great time this weekend.
Wish I could make It but it's too far away for the limited time I have available (previous plans by wife) Plan to see you at the Spring Shindig.

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Old 11-15-2002, 09:46 PM
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You folks have fun

I just bought my first diesel - a 1982 300SD in good condition on Wednesday, Nov. 13 and I hope to bring it back to its former glory days - not that it hasn't turned a few heads already. What a car!! Been surfing the net and just found you folks - bit of short notice for me to make it on over on Sunday from Lubbock. Maybe next year - you folks have fun.
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Old 11-15-2002, 10:22 PM
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According to The Weather Channel website, they are forecasting 69 degrees and sunshine for Cedar Hill on Sunday. Sounds like a picture perfect day for us!!!
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Old 11-15-2002, 11:25 PM
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Sunday

I am so there!!!
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Old 11-16-2002, 03:06 AM
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As one of the many misplaced Texans in this world, I'll be there in spirit. Be sure to take lots of pics. If I can log on while in Boston, I'll see how the GTG went, if not I'll see when I get home.
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Old 11-16-2002, 10:52 AM
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Unhappy Car Problem

I may not be able to make it tomorrow. Last night my car would'nt start. Nothing happens when I turn the key but have plenty of battery power. I'm thinking the starter. Any thoughts? Also if it is the starter, is it an easy fix? Help.

Dave
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Old 11-16-2002, 12:15 PM
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Dave,
When I have the same starter problem with the 240D I tap the side of the starter kinda hard with my trusty MB lug wrench. Never fails to work for me. Problem is my starter will NEVER fail at the shop for a diagnosis & solution to the problem.
You might make sure the Battery terminals are clean and tight and that the ground strap connections are clean and tight.
Hope this helps. Hope you can make it to the shindig after all. The first one was really fun.
Good luck!
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Old 11-16-2002, 05:41 PM
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Well, it appears that I'll have to bring the 300SDL instead of the 240D to the shindig. I am going to have to leave early from the shindig and stop on the way back to Houston via Tyler to pick up a friend.

I should be there around 10ish. I think that was the last time I checked that it would start. If I'm wrong let me know.

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Old 11-16-2002, 07:25 PM
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I'm going to try to be there as early as possible. I won't be home before 0100 tonight, so I set the alarm clock to 0700. I have everything prestaged to load right up and head into town. I only have one quick stop to make at the store to pick up the charcoal and mesquite wood chunks on the way in. I forgot to pick 'em up again last night.

Yes, the official "start time" is 1000.

I'm lookin' forward to seeing everybody!!
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Old 11-16-2002, 07:45 PM
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Still not working

I've tried everything. Now nothing inside the car works (windows, seats, A/C, radio, blinkers, gages etc) but the head lights work. Very confusing. Bill if you could be prepared to bring the things I was going to bring I will appreciate it. I'm still trying. Any suggestions?

Dave
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Old 11-16-2002, 09:46 PM
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rdc5000,

If the lights are working but accessories inside are not, you should start by checking fuses. You also need to check the battery cable connection to the starter and the primary starter wire.

Use a voltmeter on the primary wire and get somebody to turn the switch. With the switch turned to start, you should have 12volts. Be careful, because there's always a possibility that the engine might start while you and your voltmeter leads are sprawled across the engine compartment.

Also check voltage on the big lead at the starter. If you have voltage in both places, then the solenoid is the likely problem. The earlier suggestions to tap the solenoid is not what I used to do with the lug wrench. I would use the none lug bolt end of the wrench to quickly short the battery cable connection to the big bolt below that connects to the starter. If you bump this once, it will almost always start. Once it starts, you need to pick up or order a solenoid and replace it within a week or two, because it will happen again sooner or later.

Hope to see you there,
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Old 11-17-2002, 12:18 AM
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Still Trying

I've been out trying what you guys suggested but nothing yet. One problem is I'm out of light, will start again at daybreak. I will find a way of starting this thing. I just hope it's first thing in the morning.

Dave
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