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Old 09-20-2011, 02:04 PM
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What has Peach Parts done for you?

I have learned a lot about my car here on PP. I have made many friends and am having a great time here. There was one thread where a poster said to turn your water heated temp down. I save $60 a month because I did what he said. To that poster I say thank you.

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Old 09-20-2011, 02:16 PM
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Given me an excuse to continue my hobby through difficult financial times/college...and the experience to know there is nothing more expensive than a cheap mercedes.
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Old 09-20-2011, 02:17 PM
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Met some good people. Saved thousands in repairs I've done myself instead of having my indy do it...
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Old 09-20-2011, 02:17 PM
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Nothing except provide a really nice forum full of good people I don't agree with sometimes.
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I've learned more than I will ever need to know about diesel engines and I learned how to do a brake job on W115/W123/W124/W126 cars. I really can't fully explain here the knowledge I have gained by being a member of this community since 4/1999. Trust me I have learned a whole lot about many different things by being here.
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Old 09-20-2011, 04:19 PM
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Old 09-20-2011, 04:27 PM
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I came here in 2001 to learn how to replace a water pump on an OM616 in a 307d. Nobody here knew how and to this day, I believe I am the only one here who knows how to do it. One might assume the forum failed me. To the contrary, what I thought I needed to know was far outweighed by what I actually needed to know and didn't know that I needed to know it. I have since come to know a lot of what I didn't know I needed to know and am quite confident that I can deal with problems that arise in 616's and 617's.
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Old 09-20-2011, 04:35 PM
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Met some good people. Saved thousands in repairs I've done myself instead of having my indy do it...
ditto.
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Old 09-20-2011, 05:29 PM
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what I thought I needed to know was far outweighed by what I actually needed to know and didn't know that I needed to know it. I have since come to know a lot of what I didn't know I needed to know...
You sound like Rummy: [T]here are known knowns; there are things we know we know.
We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know.
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Old 09-20-2011, 05:38 PM
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You sound like Rummy: [T]here are known knowns; there are things we know we know.
We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know.
But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don't know we don't know.

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LOL! That was perfect!
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Old 09-20-2011, 05:40 PM
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:09 PM
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Started out knowing squat about Mercedes and ultimately I kept a 'fleet' of 123s, a 126 and a 115 running for over 6 years...SWMBO would still be in her 300D if I had a concrete floor in my shop right now and I didn't have 35 cows, 4 dogs, 1 cat, a donkey, a Clydesdale and 117 acres vying for my time.

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Old 09-20-2011, 06:13 PM
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The DD gave me valuable insights into what to look for when I was shopping for my 240D, and helped troubleshoot several issues successfully. OD is one of the more civilized forums I read, and topic are interesting and sometimes thought provoking.
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:16 PM
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I have learned a lot about my car here on PP. I have made many friends and am having a great time here. There was one thread where a poster said to turn your water heated temp down. I save $60 a month because I did what he said. To that poster I say thank you.

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Temps under 140F can promote growth of Legionnaires Disease/bacteria in tank-type water heaters, just an FYI. It can cause pneumonia.
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:36 PM
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Temps under 140F can promote growth of Legionnaires Disease/bacteria in tank-type water heaters, just an FYI. It can cause pneumonia.
Hmmm, I better check the temp.

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