Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Discussions > Off-Topic Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-26-2009, 07:07 PM
powerpig's Avatar
In Memory of the Sam Man
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Guntersville, AL
Posts: 649
My Mercedes Tech Buddy Let Me Down Today

Called my close personal friend and ultimate Mercedes Tech Johnhef today to arrange a tune up for my Jaguar XJS12. He said to stick a rag in the gas tank and light it. I'm still very upset and can't stop crying.
__________________
99 ML320
94 SL600
92 SL500
95 E320 Cabriolet
87 560SEC
86 300SDL Grease Car
80 380SLC Euro

13 Fiat Abarth
02 Maserati Spyder Cambiocorsa
00 BMW Z3
90 Rolls Royce Silver Spur
80 Ferrari 308 GTSI
88 Jaguar XJS12 H&E Edition
99 Land Rover Discovery
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-26-2009, 07:08 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: San Diego
Posts: 2,944
Quote:
Originally Posted by powerpig View Post
Called my close personal friend and ultimate Mercedes Tech today to arrange a tune up for my Jaguar XJS12. He said to stick a rag in the gas tank and light it. I'm still very upset and can't stop crying.
The truth always hurt.
__________________
Not MBZ nor A/C trained professional but a die-hard DIY and green engineer. Use the info at your own peril. Picked up 2 Infractions because of disagreements. NOW reversed.

W124 Keyless remote, PM for details. http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/mercedes-used-parts-sale-wanted/334620-fs-w124-chasis-keyless-remote-%2450-shipped.html

2 x 87 300SDL
1 x 87 300D
1 x 87 300TDT wagon
1 x 83 300D
1 x 84 190D ( 5 sp ) - All R134 converted + keyless entry.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-26-2009, 07:14 PM
Jorn's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: TheFlyingDutchManInHollywood
Posts: 5,167
Man, you have a bad day! Mechanic and Wife against you, not good.
__________________
Black on Black 1979 300CD (sold), 1990 Black 300SE, Silver 1989 Volvo 780, 1988 300CE
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-26-2009, 07:23 PM
Inna-propriate-da-vida
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 1,895
Isn't that how everyone tunes one of those???
__________________
On some nights I still believe that a car with the fuel gauge on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio. - HST

1983 300SD - 305000
1984 Toyota Landcruiser - 190000
1994 GMC Jimmy - 203000

https://media.giphy.com/media/X3nnss8PAj5aU/giphy.gif
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-26-2009, 07:27 PM
Registered Hack
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 4,612
I'm surprised he didn't suggest shoehorning a V8 AMG in there
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-26-2009, 07:35 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 254
Wipe those teary eyes: http://www.johnscars.com
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-26-2009, 07:51 PM
powerpig's Avatar
In Memory of the Sam Man
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Guntersville, AL
Posts: 649
Quote:
Originally Posted by PaulC View Post
Wipe those teary eyes: http://www.johnscars.com
I don't do no 'merican parts in my car!
__________________
99 ML320
94 SL600
92 SL500
95 E320 Cabriolet
87 560SEC
86 300SDL Grease Car
80 380SLC Euro

13 Fiat Abarth
02 Maserati Spyder Cambiocorsa
00 BMW Z3
90 Rolls Royce Silver Spur
80 Ferrari 308 GTSI
88 Jaguar XJS12 H&E Edition
99 Land Rover Discovery

Last edited by powerpig; 08-26-2009 at 08:04 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-26-2009, 07:58 PM
Hatterasguy's Avatar
Zero
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Milford, CT
Posts: 19,306
He gave you sound advice! I told my grandmother to trade hers in for cash for clunkers.
__________________
2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ
2007 Tiara 3200

"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."
-Thomas Jefferson
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-26-2009, 11:08 PM
iwrock's Avatar
roflmonster
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Hella NorCal
Posts: 3,312
Sounds like it may be some good advice.
__________________
-Justin

01 Honda S2000 - dogs dd
07 MB ML320 CDI - dd
16 Lexus IS250 - wifes dd

it's automatic.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-26-2009, 11:09 PM
iwrock's Avatar
roflmonster
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Hella NorCal
Posts: 3,312
How far is the closest 250ft drop?
__________________
-Justin

01 Honda S2000 - dogs dd
07 MB ML320 CDI - dd
16 Lexus IS250 - wifes dd

it's automatic.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 08-27-2009, 01:27 AM
mild insomniac, maybe? :D
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 954
ya know, up until some electrical issues...
we absolutely love our Hess & Eisenhardt....
__________________
Matthew McIvor

2016 E350 4Matic Black/Black
2007 GL450 4Matic with Off-Road Pkg Silver/Black
1995 E300 Diesel White/Gray
1994 S600 Euro Black/ Black Velour
1986 560SL Blue/Blue/Gray
1986 190E Blue/Blue 93k
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-27-2009, 01:46 AM
TylerH860's Avatar
KHAAAAAAN-gress
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Wichita, Ks
Posts: 5,187
We?
__________________
1985 500SL Euro w/ AMG bits 130k
1984 300SD Turbodiesel 192k
1980 240D Stick China 188k
2001 CLK55 AMG 101k
2007 S600 Biturbo 149k Overheated Project, IT'S ALIVE!!!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-27-2009, 06:01 AM
t walgamuth's Avatar
dieselarchitect
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Lafayette Indiana
Posts: 34,427
I always heard those Jags were hot.
__________________
[SIGPIC] Diesel loving autocrossing grandpa Architect. 08 Dodge 3/4 ton with Cummins & six speed; I have had about 35 benzes. I have a 39 Studebaker Coupe Express pickup in which I have had installed a 617 turbo and a five speed manual.[SIGPIC]

..I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-27-2009, 07:48 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: North Central Kentucky
Posts: 1,068
oh come on folks, at least once in their life, everybody needs to own a V12. And I almost bought an XJS on that very idea. Just now I want an MB V12.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 08-27-2009, 08:07 AM
E150GT's Avatar
I'm a chicken
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
Posts: 1,148
Man, my mechanic always offered to light my car on fire too. I would never let him do it unless he was inside!
__________________
1984 300SD Orient Red/ Palomino
1989 560SEC
2016 Mazda 6 6 speed manual
1995 Ford F-150 reg cab 4.9 5speed manual
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page