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Forum: Tech Help 12-05-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,788
Posted By greenacres2
In almost any head, the oil drain holes will be...

In almost any head, the oil drain holes will be in a low spot. On V-8 engines, where the heads are mounted at an angle--they are on the lower side of the head. As you're looking at the head (with...
Forum: Tech Help 11-28-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By greenacres2
Sounds like something i'd have done! Just after...

Sounds like something i'd have done! Just after i got my C230, i was unable to get the "key" out of the switch after i backed in the garage one night. Checked the owner's manual, this forum,...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 11-28-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 658
Posted By greenacres2
Depends on what "mostly rust-free" means. I'd...

Depends on what "mostly rust-free" means. I'd have to lose the chrome 15-hole rims and put the right rims on for sure. Might be a great deal, might be a money pit.
Forum: Tech Help 11-01-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 900
Posted By greenacres2
Could be the license plate light. Could also be...

Could be the license plate light. Could also be the bulbs--the resistance of Osram bulbs is about the only thing that makes that system happy. Most everything else will make it think there's a bulb...
Forum: Tech Help 10-21-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,729
Posted By greenacres2
With a 1989, i'm guessing it calls for a copper...

With a 1989, i'm guessing it calls for a copper core spark plug. As mentioned by a few others, the first thing i'd look at would be the plugs/gaps. With copper, 40,000 miles probably has several...
Forum: Tech Help 10-20-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By greenacres2
That sounds familiar from my 560sel, but i can't...

That sounds familiar from my 560sel, but i can't visualize what i was working on and thought solved it--cold start valve?? Cylindrical thing in front of the air cleaner housing if i recall...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 10-20-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,981
Posted By greenacres2
Can't buy it now...but as i read your description...

Can't buy it now...but as i read your description it struck me that i don't recall seeing MB Tex in black very often. See a lot of black leather, but not Tex. Maybe i just don't get out much!!
...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 10-11-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,120
Posted By greenacres2
Well...i'm already in deep doo-doo for spending...

Well...i'm already in deep doo-doo for spending our anniversary at a drag strip, almost too deep. You guys are making me wish i hadn't just used my eighth life but i don't want to risk my ninth life...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 10-04-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 729
Posted By greenacres2
CL Find--'69 250E

No affiliation or interest, was just killing time when i saw this...

1969 Mercedes 250 (http://fortwayne.craigslist.org/cto/2595447202.html)

The mention of a 4-speed transmission (i'm assuming...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 09-29-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By greenacres2
I've got a pair of lights in my garage from my...

I've got a pair of lights in my garage from my '89 (replaced with Euros). Doors were pretty cloudy as i recall, but intact. I'll try to get at them tonight, otherwise it will be next week.

Too...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 09-29-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,459
Posted By greenacres2
Tyler--any chance you'd consider a few guitars as...

Tyler--any chance you'd consider a few guitars as a partial trade?? Martin D12-1, 12 string, early Kramer Ferrington in near-mint condition, etc??

Just kidding--kind of. I love the W126,...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 09-27-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,459
Posted By greenacres2
The driver's seat sure makes 101,000 believable. ...

The driver's seat sure makes 101,000 believable. I wish this was the right time, because that looks like a great deal for somebody. As always, very well written description and excellent photos....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-20-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,243
Posted By greenacres2
This Forum, StarTek (online parts catalog),...

This Forum, StarTek (online parts catalog), subscription to Alldata DIY (or a good service manual), internet parts to help keep costs down--all those help to make an older Mercedes a daily driver if...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 09-20-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,560
Posted By greenacres2
Uh...that kind of defeats the purpose of selling...

Uh...that kind of defeats the purpose of selling to clean out the driveway/garage/storage facility, doesn't it??? ;)

At the same time, it validates the mentality i have with guitars!!! :P

Good...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 08-04-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,722
Posted By greenacres2
Wish i had the cash...having the suspension done...

Wish i had the cash...having the suspension done is much better than air conditioning. Good luck.
Forum: Tech Help 08-03-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,571
Posted By greenacres2
Several years ago a friend of mine moved...

Several years ago a friend of mine moved cross-country. Somehow he scraped enough money together to buy a used flat trailer, moved his car (stuffed with cothing) on it, got everything else in the...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 07-20-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,501
Posted By greenacres2
Not much chance of snow in South Bend, IN this...

Not much chance of snow in South Bend, IN this week!! We're headed over to the SB Silverhawks game tonight, should be a balmy +94f by game time.

On the topic of road noise--my wife never knew her...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 05-22-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,568
Posted By greenacres2
I think that speed would translate the other...

I think that speed would translate the other direction--since the tire is larger 60 mph on the speedo would be about 63 in real speed.
Forum: Tech Help 05-11-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By greenacres2
Loose valve might be worth checking, but i'm...

Loose valve might be worth checking, but i'm betting on it being a slight bead seal leak. JimFreeh's method is the best check, adding a little dish soap to the water will make it even more visible...
Forum: Tech Help 05-02-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,925
Posted By greenacres2
If it's the 722.6xx transmission, the o-rings on...

If it's the 722.6xx transmission, the o-rings on the electrical adaptor fail, allowing trans fluid into the electrical plug where it then migrates up to the tansmission controller and causes failure....
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 05-02-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By greenacres2
Boneyard??

No affiliation, just saw this on craigslist:
http://southbend.craigslist.org/pts/2356059011.html

Area code shows as central lower peninsula of Michigan. Perhaps this is one of Babymog's "secret"...
Forum: Tech Help 04-22-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,019
Posted By greenacres2
Just curious, what was your speed in the trap?? ...

Just curious, what was your speed in the trap?? I'm guessing mid to high 80's??
Forum: Tech Help 04-22-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,268
Posted By greenacres2
Unless, of course, you are sliding backward on...

Unless, of course, you are sliding backward on your roof. :eek:
Forum: Tech Help 04-22-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,438
Posted By greenacres2
I'm sure that's what MBDoc meant--i saw that,...

I'm sure that's what MBDoc meant--i saw that, meant to clarify it and then spaced it off. You're also right about that elec connector--worth $12 to do even if it's not leaking.
Forum: Tech Help 04-22-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,438
Posted By greenacres2
Cap will be good, just need a new "lock". ...

Cap will be good, just need a new "lock". Without looking at my last invoice, i'm thinking the locks are under $1.00 or close. I recall adding 4 or 5 to that order so i could get free shipping!!
Forum: Tech Help 04-19-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,617
Posted By greenacres2
Don't recall at the moment, but it's relatively...

Don't recall at the moment, but it's relatively light under the assumption that a new copper crush washer is used.
Forum: Tech Help 04-16-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 613
Posted By greenacres2
Not that i could help--but those who might be...

Not that i could help--but those who might be equipped would be better able if they know what car and year. Just thinkin' out loud... ;)
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 04-16-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,547
Posted By greenacres2
I will admit to not being an expert, but i don't...

I will admit to not being an expert, but i don't think i'd use that as a base--that is an exceptional vehicle that i'd have been happy to buy at the original asking price (check wouldn't have...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-15-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,012
Posted By greenacres2
Seven or eight years ago there was a guy (from...

Seven or eight years ago there was a guy (from Virginia maybe??) who sold replacement gears for pretty much everything VDO made. I remember spending like $8 or less for what i needed to repair mine....
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 04-14-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,625
Posted By greenacres2
Should put you about spot-on +/- a tenth. ...

Should put you about spot-on +/- a tenth. Another approach is to hit Tire Rack's web site, and look at the "Specs" for a few tires. Looking at your stock size, read across the chart to overall...
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