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Old 09-25-2009, 12:57 PM
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OFFICIAL 3rd Annual Shop Forum GTG and Tech Session (TX, OK, LA, AR)

November 21 and 22 2009
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM each day

New location..........

Tire City
407 S. HWY. 37
Mt Vernon, TX 75457
(903) 537-3818
Map http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Mt+Vernon&state=TX&address=407+Texas+Highway+37&zipcode=75457-3103&country=US&latitude=33.180598&longitude=-95.233334&geocode=ADDRESS
Weather forcast: http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Mount+Vernon&state=TX&site=SHV&textField1=33.1727&textField2=-95.2218

We are preparing for the OFFICIAL 3rd Annual Shop Forum GTG and Tech Session (TX, OK, LA, AR).
The new location is in the city of Mount Vernon, TX.
It is a much nicer building with more inside bays, hoists, and paved parking.

Bring your cameras!!!
Everyone needs to be aware that this is a TWO DAY tech session, both days will be busy.
This primarily a diesel workshop/tech session/crawl-under-your-car-and-get-greasy kinda thing!

7:00 p.m., Saturday, Texas barbecue dinner with all the fixings, plus lemonade and iced tea. dinner at Texas Barbeque Corral @ 201 I-30 W, on the southern service road. There may be music, there may not be -- one never knows about that, but the food is fabulous!
(I will find out if alcohol can be brought into the restaurant, but they definitely don't serve it. High ethanol beverages are BYOB -- this is a dry area, and the nearest package store is 10 miles east of the shop, on I-30, in Winfield.)

10 a.m., Sunday, Sweet rolls, donuts, coffee, and the tech sessions continue at Tire City.
3 p.m., Sunday, Farewells as everyone hits the road for home, greasy and happy!!

Winnsboro is about halfway between Dallas and Texarkana, about 15 miles south of I-30, deep in the piney woods of East Texas.
It’s convenient to Dallas and Fort Worth, and easily accessible to folks in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana as well.
We've invited the Texas MBCA clubs, as well as ones in adjacent states.
The temperature has dropped, so it looks like we'll have autumn color like you rarely see outside of New England, with native sweet gums, maples, persimmons, and other colorful foliage against the backdrop of pine and cedar.
Gentle hills, winding country roads, abundant wildlife, and around 10 area lakes complete the beautiful scenery.
For our loving and tolerant significant others, there is ample antique shopping.
There’s evening entertainment available in the form of a “coffeehouse” with live music and Lou Viney's, Winnsboro’s own winery outlet, has live jazz and other great music.

Bring your cars + extra parts to swap or sell, and your tools for a great weekend.
MARK YOUR TOOLS – sorting out whose sockets are whose is beyond annoying, we want to spend our time learning and doing, not wrangling over a wrench! Looking forward to seeing everyone there!!


Tech Session Registration:
$30.00 per family for two days, November 21 and 22 2009. 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
$20.00 for returning Dieselheads.
Note: Please bring folding chairs for your own comfort.
Otherwise, plan to be on your feet.
Coffee, donuts, pizza (lunch), and 1 BBQ dinner included..

******* How to Register ***********

:UPDATE 11-14-2009:
PLEASE Pay your registration at the door.
It is too late to use snail mail.

Check in with Steve when you arrive.
For questions, directions, regrets, or anything else (903) 537-3818 and ask for Roy Hunter.
Please leave a short message if I am not available.

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Old 09-25-2009, 01:06 PM
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The Activity List

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Bring work cloths/coveralls for the hands on.
* Post your repairs needed list, and some of your issues may get diagnosed/fixed at this tech session.

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This list is still being assembled:

1985 300SD

* W126 Remove and Replace Blower motor.
* W126 Repair or replace odometer.
* W126 Diagnose + repair central locking
* W126 Diagnose, repair/replace tachometer.
* W126 Guide rod mount rebuild/R&R (Steve Kreger)

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DIY demonstration that applies to both W123 and W126

* W123 and W126 Remove and Replace The Dash Wood, this will be on a work bench, not in a car.
* W123 and W126 Remove and Replace door striker, everyone will be doing this. UPDATE: the strikers will not arrive in time..
* W123 and W126 Remove and Replace the differential mount.
* W123 and W126 Remove and Replace the shift rod bushings.
* W123 and W126 Remove and Replace the antenna mast + cleaning/lubrication.
* W123 and W126 Install the K1 shift kit
* How to use a Refrigerator compressor = cheap continuous vacuum supply for FAST climate control, central locking and diesel shutdown diagnosis.

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whunter will:
be answering questions, inspecting your cars and addressing your issues, subject to time limits both days.

We will have some SPECIAL TOOLS:
* An injector pop tester + many spare injectors, pictures of various spray patterns. This will be bolted to a bench as a DIY learning experience, I will show you how to connect but you test/diagnose the spray pattern/pop pressure. Bring your spare nozzles and test them.
* Refrigerator compressor = cheap continuous vacuum supply for fast diagnosis.
* An MB spring compressor being used = learn how to use it.
* Glow plug reamer being used = learn how to use it.
* Rear wheel bearing nut tool = learn how to use it.
* Instrument cluster hooks (MB) = learn how to use them.

Technical DVD's you can watch in the office.

* Primer pump replacement
* Fuel filter change
* Glow plug replacement
* Vacuum Pump Rebuild OM617
* Water in diesel fuel system

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Old 09-25-2009, 01:43 PM
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Links to past events

OFFICIAL 1st Annual Mercedes Shop/Fast Lane GTG and Tech Session (TX, OK, LA, AR)
OFFICIAL 1st Annual Mercedes Shop/Fast Lane GTG and Tech Session (TX, OK, LA, AR)

MB Shop/Mt. Vernon, TX. GTG pics
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/events-gatherings/203685-mb-shop-mt-vernon-tx-gtg-pics.html#post1659209

OFFICIAL 2nd Annual Mercedes Shop/Fast Lane GTG and Tech Session (TX, OK, LA, AR)
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/events-gatherings/234196-official-2nd-annual-mercedes-shop-fast-lane-gtg-tech-session-tx-ok-la-ar.html#post1979715

January 26, 08 Cold weather Diesel Tech Session ++ Detroit.
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/events-gatherings/207121-january-26-08-cold-weather-diesel-tech-session-detroit.html#post1693714

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Old 09-27-2009, 02:56 PM
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Yipee! Need help from our alumni.....

OK, you guys. This year, I really need your help.

I am literally covered up with work 14/7, and will continue to be until well past the first of the year. That's why Roy was a peach (hey, if we're PeachParts.....) to go ahead and confirm things with our host shop and post the info above.

Please help get the word out to everyone in our region and beyond. Look back through the links to our previous events and PM our friends to remind everyone how much fun this event really is.

Steve Everett (formerly Tri-Lakes Garage, now Tire City) has been our host shop in years past, but his move earlier this year to a 6-bay location less than a mile north of the interstate will make things MUCH nicer!!

Hope to see all our old friends -- and as many new ones as will join us! -- in a couple of months.
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Old 09-28-2009, 12:41 AM
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There is NO question:
This is the best event of the year in our area!!!!!
This is a full two day, get your hands filthy, watch work being done on multiple vehicles, enjoy tech sessions and yak with your bestest MB buddies. Then go out to eat that night {hopefully at the same barbecue place}, and wake up and do it again the next day.
Just an awesome time and it is worth the drive from surrounding states! Totally!! You get to meet Roy, or if you already know him you get to enjoy him for a couple of days, and he is a hoot! Sunny and John are better hosts than most of us deserve too.
OK, it sounds like I'm a complete shill for this thing, and well, I guess I am. My favorite can't-miss event of the year.
It has been my tradition the past couple of years to bring China, and this will be no exception. I already have a request for a piece of the spring compressor time.
I will also bring the Flexx Boot gun, so if anybody wants to rebuild their axles you need to get your Astoria FB-3000 flexx boots ahead of time.
I can't wait!
BTW, when is Thanksgiving? This seems awful close......

The China coffee shop is always open.....


BTW, we need this in a sticky on the Diesel forum. Ain't nobody gonna find it here. I wouldn't had I not been linked via PM
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Old 09-28-2009, 08:48 AM
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Jimmy -- same barbeque joint, and Royce is looking forward to hosting us again.

My spring compressor has hidden, but if I don't find it by then, I'll borrow one from a friend in Dallas, and Roy will likely bring his.

Thanksgiving is the following weekend, so we're clear on that.

We're set to go -- we just need to get the word out, and I usually do that by PM-ing all the folks who posted comments on our previous events. That's the part I'm hoping for help with this time.

See you then!
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Silver 300D -- second owner, Sunny's old baby, Ilse, 210 miles,
Having to thin the herdů.
Silver 1983 300SD -- second owner, 325k miles
Gold 1981 300D -- well-traveled, solid little car
Beige 1984 300D -- 292k miles, grease machine, parting out
Seafoam green 1981 300SD -- 250k, windshield frame damage
too many assorted w123 & w126 cars, parts cars, and extras
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:40 PM
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Hmmmm..........

I'll have to give this some thought.
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Old 10-02-2009, 01:43 AM
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Unfortunately it is too close to thanksgiving for me. I'd be returning home Sunday only to leave town again Wednesday to be with family. It may be too tempting to pass up later, but for now it seems like I won't be able to make it.

This one is a toughie to pass, since I had such a blast last year, even though after watching Roy beat on a front suspension for 2 days made me realize I could never do it. This year has alot more practical and common DIY stuff to learn.
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Old 10-06-2009, 12:35 PM
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I'd like to go to watch maybe. I dont have a car to work on. I dont trust my brothers 300sd either.
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Roy, you need to put this in other sub-sections. Get the word out!

I'm already having a change of heart. If I come will you bring those handy little instrument cluster grabbers?
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Roy, you need to put this in other sub-sections. Get the word out!

I'm already having a change of heart. If I come will you bring those handy little instrument cluster grabbers?
I will bring them..
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Old 10-09-2009, 08:37 PM
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Sounds interesting. I will consider making it. Milterino
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Old 10-12-2009, 09:20 PM
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I am so pissed to not be able to attend a third time. Philly is now way too far to make it.

Everybody in this forum living in TX, OK, LA, AK even MS, NM, KS and W.TN has no excuse to miss this!
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Old 10-14-2009, 01:32 AM
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I am so pissed to not be able to attend a third time. Philly is now way too far to make it.

Everybody in this forum living in TX, OK, LA, AK even MS, NM, KS and W.TN has no excuse to miss this!
We'll miss you Armando. I guess I'll have to find a different roommate this year......
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Where do I find the registration form? Thanks, Bob
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