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Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 09-27-2007, 01:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,485
Posted By Ben300SD
After owning and driving numerous Mercedes I have...

After owning and driving numerous Mercedes I have switched over to a Honda Accord, and I couldn't be happier. My most recent money pit was a 91 300D. I loved the way it drove, but it tried its best...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-19-2007, 04:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,675
Posted By Ben300SD
After years of working as a bartender in classy...

After years of working as a bartender in classy places I have drank nearly every type of liquor you can imagine. Maybe that's not something to brag about. Either way, you can't beat Chopin and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-08-2006, 09:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,343
Posted By Ben300SD
If you call 1-800-FOR-MERC and give them your VIN...

If you call 1-800-FOR-MERC and give them your VIN number they often are able to send you your car's original window sticker and dealer invoice. They did this for me at no charge.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 09-22-2003, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By Ben300SD
I'm ready now - 13 days to go!!

Today I mananged to pay off the rest of my credit debt AND sell my 91 300D. All of my financial obligations are now met and I'm ready to leave. I fly to Los Angeles on 10/5, then I fly to Vanuatu...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-02-2003, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 662
Posted By Ben300SD
HELP! Piece of vacuum pump fell into motor

The vacuum pump on my 300D 2.5 Turbo (W124 with a 602.962 motor) crapped out about a week ago. Of course, I parked the car immediately so I would not incur any damage to the motor. I ordered the new...
Forum: Tech Help 09-02-2003, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By Ben300SD
HELP! Piece of vacuum pump fell into motor

The vacuum pump on my 300D 2.5 Turbo (W124 with a 602.962 motor) crapped out about a week ago. Of course, I parked the car immediately so I would not incur any damage to the motor. I ordered the...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-30-2003, 12:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,778
Posted By Ben300SD
My ex and I made it from our house in Broomfield,...

My ex and I made it from our house in Broomfield, CO (between Denver and Boulder) to Bonners Ferry, ID (about an hour north of Cour d'Alene and 20 minutes south of Canada) in 16 hours. The trip is...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-19-2003, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By Ben300SD
October 1 is the day!!!! (Peace Corps)

Well, I finally received and accepted my Peace Corps invitation. I'm going to LA for a brief orientation on October 1, then on October 4 I fly to my soon to be new home in Vanuatu. It is an island...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-05-2003, 03:32 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,112
Posted By Ben300SD
Left/Right: -5.88 Libertarian/Authoritarian: ...

Left/Right: -5.88
Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.31

I landed right by Gandhi and Nelson Mandela. Not too bad, huh?
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-05-2003, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,421
Posted By Ben300SD
What can I do short of leaving my key in the...

What can I do short of leaving my key in the ignition to ensure that my car will be stolen?
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 06-05-2003, 01:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,301
Posted By Ben300SD
Okay, this car needs to go. It doesn't run...

Okay, this car needs to go. It doesn't run anymore, due to a faulty pump of some sort. It looks like a vacuum or air pump. It is driven by the serpentine belt, and it has a red hose attached that...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-05-2003, 01:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By Ben300SD
Need some financial advice

I finally received my nomination, and assuming nothing goes wrong I will be leaving for the south Pacific on October 11 to do two years of service with the Peace Corps. I have one little hang-up,...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-01-2003, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By Ben300SD
I used to go for a nice drive through Boulder...

I used to go for a nice drive through Boulder Canyon every Sunday morning. I would go up past the ski area and just cruise the back roads in the mountains. It was great. I would wake up at 8:00 or...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-23-2003, 05:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,900
Posted By Ben300SD
The car shouldn't respond any differently after...

The car shouldn't respond any differently after running diesel purge. Diesel purge cleans the fuel system, particularly the injectors. Since the injectors are new, I doubt they are the problem.
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-23-2003, 04:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,900
Posted By Ben300SD
HELP! Failed diesel emissions test

My 1991 300D failed the Colorado diesel exhaust opacity test today. The test doesn't actually test the exhaust for anything bad, it just checks to see how much light can shine through the exhaust. ...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 12-20-2002, 04:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,739
Posted By Ben300SD
I let basically anybody I trust drive the 91...

I let basically anybody I trust drive the 91 300D. Actually, I usually have somebody else drive it on the weekends, because it is a nice car to take out and I don't drink and drive. It's not hard...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 12-18-2002, 02:56 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 8,272
Posted By Ben300SD
Mike, the rich get richer because they are smart...

Mike, the rich get richer because they are smart enough to acquire the money of poor people. Everybody can't be rich. Call me an arrogant prick, but it seems that most Americans really aren't that...
Forum: Tech Help 11-27-2002, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,943
Posted By Ben300SD
Excellent idea with the smoke, Larry. I tried it...

Excellent idea with the smoke, Larry. I tried it right after I read it and it was sucked into the hole. I wish it wasn't, because then I would know what is wrong with my car.

It is now 25 F...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 11-23-2002, 07:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,344
Posted By Ben300SD
Oh yeah, let's privitize education. That way...

Oh yeah, let's privitize education. That way those wonderful rich and middle class people will be able to advance their knowledge better than ever before, while those horrible poor people who really...
Forum: Tech Help 11-23-2002, 04:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By Ben300SD
Yes. Remove the ashtray and the panel over the...

Yes. Remove the ashtray and the panel over the shifter and you will be able to access the cable. That is the one that needs adjustment.
Forum: Tech Help 11-21-2002, 12:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By Ben300SD
Rear console vents are for fresh air/AC only. ...

Rear console vents are for fresh air/AC only. The heat comes out of vents underneath each front seat. If cold air is blowing out of the console vents when the system should be heating then yes, you...
Forum: Tech Help 11-21-2002, 12:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,943
Posted By Ben300SD
Did a search!

I read many monovalve posts. As I mentioned in my post, the air temperature is not correlated with the speed of the car. This leads me to believe that it is not the monovalve.

Is the A/C control...
Forum: Tech Help 11-20-2002, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,943
Posted By Ben300SD
Somebody?

Somebody?
Forum: Tech Help 11-19-2002, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,943
Posted By Ben300SD
124 Heater defaults to no heat or too much heat

The heater in my 91 300D (W124) is acting up. The fan speed seems normal, and the air comes out of the center vents when it should be cooling and out of the floor vents when it should be heating.
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-13-2002, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 532
Posted By Ben300SD
Check this one out!!!

Look at this pristine 300D

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1872331507

Don't have carfax so I'm not sure if the 22k is accurate, but the pictures suggest that it...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-26-2002, 10:59 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,937
Posted By Ben300SD
Here I am. This isn't the best picture from this...

Here I am. This isn't the best picture from this photo shoot, but it is the only one that I have already shrunk to a decent size for web viewing. I have 138 more from this particular session, so...
Forum: Tech Help 10-10-2002, 02:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 535
Posted By Ben300SD
Can anybody offer some suggestions for me? It...

Can anybody offer some suggestions for me? It may not be a vacuum leak, I'm not sure. Either way, I need to get this car running because I will be commuting with it soon.

Somebody please help.
Forum: Tech Help 10-02-2002, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By Ben300SD
NO NO NO!!!!! Buy the tires, get the good price,...

NO NO NO!!!!! Buy the tires, get the good price, and RUN!
Forum: Tech Help 09-26-2002, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 535
Posted By Ben300SD
280SEL has NO power (vacuum leak?) - Benzmac, Gilly, Steve?

My 280SEL barely has enough power to accelerate. It was running with no problems until it sat for a couple of weeks. Now it is impossible to accelerate the car beyond 30 mph, unless I am coasting...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 09-08-2002, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By Ben300SD
Thanks. I was able to get in into neutral. I...

Thanks. I was able to get in into neutral. I started it, revved it to 4000 rpm, and dropped it into first. I rode home and shifted it without a problem, I just didn't stop for any stop signs. Now...
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