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Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 01-14-2005, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By Thomaspin
Dear Mel - If the car is still available at...

Dear Mel -

If the car is still available at the time you are interested I will be pleased to sell it to you. You should know there is a lot of interest in it, owing to its exceptional condition...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 01-11-2005, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By Thomaspin
1999 E320 4Matic wagon for sale

55,000 miles, always garaged, all books and records, Bose sound, leather, third seat, factory CD changer, moonroof, rain-sensing wipers, Xenon headlights, heated seats, just serviced, pristine. ...
Forum: Tech Help 11-12-2004, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By Thomaspin
I'm saying Lemforder is what the factory uses. ...

I'm saying Lemforder is what the factory uses.

Never heard of Effbee, though I have occasionally referred to my wife's 1999 E320 4 Matic in similar terms.
Forum: Tech Help 11-11-2004, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By Thomaspin
Lemforder is the OEM

Lemforder is the OEM
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-08-2004, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By Thomaspin
This is the tool you need

http://www.pindelski.com/demopix/P9290521.jpg

All of $13.50 here:

http://www.mytoolstore.com/toolaid/suspn02.html#61900
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-07-2004, 11:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,612
Posted By Thomaspin
1983 300SD at 200,000 miles

http://www.pindelski.com/pa030010 100mph.jpg
Forum: Tech Help 11-06-2004, 10:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,845
Posted By Thomaspin
Klann clone from ZDMak - I'm still alive!

http://pindelski.com/P9270465.jpg
Forum: Tech Help 11-10-2003, 05:41 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 110,096
Posted By Thomaspin
An guess what I found lying in the engine...

An guess what I found lying in the engine compartment? This despite careful quarterly visual checks. The car has 39k on the clock, and is driven conservatively.

I told the wife to get a real car...
Forum: Tech Help 11-10-2003, 05:39 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 110,096
Posted By Thomaspin
1999 E320 4-Matic

Here's a picture taken this weekend after a short trip in the wife's 1999 E320 - engine started getting noisy as we pulled into the garage at home and guess what I saw.

The car is still under...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-06-2003, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,527
Posted By Thomaspin
Thanks, Randy. I cannot think of anything...

Thanks, Randy.

I cannot think of anything about Texas that I do not like! A state with a spirit that our coastal cities could use.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-06-2003, 10:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,527
Posted By Thomaspin
And here's the owner/mechanic, taken seconds...

And here's the owner/mechanic, taken seconds later.

The 'Tycoon 1' registration hangs in my garage, the car having been reregistered in CA as 'Bertie 1' when my mum willed it back to me.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-06-2003, 10:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,527
Posted By Thomaspin
Here she is at 100,000

Taken on April 16, 1992 on Pacific Coast Highway in California, between Cambria and Carmel.

Right after I took this, a tourist pulled up to check what all the photography was about. When I showed...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-05-2003, 06:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,527
Posted By Thomaspin
Paul - Tombstone (mine), not milestone. ...

Paul - Tombstone (mine), not milestone.

Thanks everyone for the kind words.

As this was the car in which I hit 100,000 miles all those years ago with my mum beside me, it was a pretty...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-05-2003, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,527
Posted By Thomaspin
And yes, that trip odometer should have read...

And yes, that trip odometer should have read '126', not '124' but this makes up for it - on Highway 126 outside Sisters, OR, a day earlier.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-05-2003, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,527
Posted By Thomaspin
And finally you record a special moment.

And finally you record a special moment.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-05-2003, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,527
Posted By Thomaspin
Then you chat with a friendly cocker who happens...

Then you chat with a friendly cocker who happens along and wants to congratulate you.

I had my camera on a tripod to record the 200,000 mile moment, when an elderly couple pulled over in an RV and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-05-2003, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,527
Posted By Thomaspin
300SD at 200,000 miles....exactly!

First you have to test the engine.

A bit blurry, but that's 100+mph at 199,711 miles on the odometer.
Forum: Tech Help 11-04-2003, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,793
Posted By Thomaspin
I have always done it with the wheels on the...

I have always done it with the wheels on the ground without any problems.
Forum: Tech Help 11-04-2003, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,793
Posted By Thomaspin
Adjust with the engine off. Why risk your...

Adjust with the engine off. Why risk your safety? Remember to loosen the lock nut first before turning the allen screw CCW. 25mm is max play allowed at the rim. More than that and you have worn...
Forum: Tech Help 11-04-2003, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By Thomaspin
I would not hesitate to pay $10k for a 100k mile...

I would not hesitate to pay $10k for a 100k mile 560SEL with perfect paint, upholstery and records, from a dry climate.

If you are into DIY, the key repair tasks appear on my web site and are...
Forum: Tech Help 11-04-2003, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,313
Posted By Thomaspin
You may like to check my web site - mostly W126...

You may like to check my web site - mostly W126 but you will find the brakes and rotors pretty similar - I cover replacement of pads, rotors and bearings.

BTW, the W126 uses 17mm lug bolts and I...
Forum: Tech Help 10-31-2003, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,790
Posted By Thomaspin
Look here...

Look here (http://www.pindelski.com/cars/W126/W126_trunk_seal/W126_trunk_seal.html).

The seal is a rubber casting masterpiece and, if you examine it carefully, you will see that it has been cast...
Forum: Tech Help 10-31-2003, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,121
Posted By Thomaspin
Use tape

While my use of tape on the motor opening may strike some as pretentious, the absence of scars on my hands suggests that 2 minutes putting the tape on is time well spent - I have done this job...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-27-2003, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 822
Posted By Thomaspin
That reminds me....

...that I did the same job on my 1983 300SD when living in Encino, in the San Fernando Valley in the early 1990s. The spring had broken and the seat bolster leaned to the left when you sat on it,...
Forum: Tech Help 10-22-2003, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 579
Posted By Thomaspin
Here's...

Here's (http://www.pindelski.com/cars/W126/W126_chain_rails/W126_chain_rails.html) how I did it.

Of course, that was before Craig Morris made me a beautiful replica of the MB tool, with a notch to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-22-2003, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,088
Posted By Thomaspin
That 380 is a fine engine - lazy, unstressed and...

That 380 is a fine engine - lazy, unstressed and long lived.

Change the rails (http://www.pindelski.com/cars/W126/W126_chain_rails/W126_chain_rails.html), replace the chain and tensioner...
Forum: Tech Help 10-17-2003, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By Thomaspin
Pictorial

If you want an exhaustive pictorial on how to fix intake leaks, check my web site - I did this on a 380 engine, your 420 will be very similar.

Click here...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-16-2003, 03:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,168
Posted By Thomaspin
There may have been many, for all I know, over...

There may have been many, for all I know, over the past 16 years from fellows tailgating me in their BMWs, but I coudn't see their extended digits for the smoke cloud that ensued when I dropped her...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-08-2003, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By Thomaspin
The factory recommendation for your car is to...

The factory recommendation for your car is to change the transmisssion oil and filter every 30k miles. For heavy duty (e.g. lots of city driving) they recommend every 15k miles. Avoidance is not a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-06-2003, 06:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,465
Posted By Thomaspin
Dave

Thanks.

Do the fan clutches on the OM617 leak also?

I'm religious about cooling system maintenance and always use MB antifreeze, BTW. Really saw the benefits on the trip last week (2,500 miles...
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