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Forum: Tech Help 06-21-2006, 02:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 471
Posted By albert champion
aluminum versus copper

i always thought that aluminum was first used in the 140 series. and i told my mechanic that...caused a great pause.

but my mechanic has pulled the evaporator from my 1986 126 and it is all...
Forum: Tech Help 06-01-2006, 11:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,706
Posted By albert champion
actually, the post-1996 140's were superior to...

actually, the post-1996 140's were superior to pre-1996's.

it wasn't until sometime in the 1996 model year that the a/c defects were corrected. you owned a pre-1996, you could be assured of the...
Forum: Tech Help 05-31-2006, 04:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,706
Posted By albert champion
and one last important financial point, i...

and one last important financial point, i acquired all the benzes other than the 560sel after 2000.

for less than the price of a new, loaded s550. which will do what within minutes after you...
Forum: Tech Help 05-31-2006, 12:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,706
Posted By albert champion
here is another problem with owning a new d-c...

here is another problem with owning a new d-c that goes undiscussed all too often.

the dealer owns you for the duration of the warranty.

in metro-houston, the nearest dealer to me is one that...
Forum: Tech Help 05-30-2006, 04:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,706
Posted By albert champion
i think you know what i mean about the pleasures...

i think you know what i mean about the pleasures of driving, distinct from being driven by electronified cars.

yes and no, i was going to drive the new s550. until i tried to use its computerized...
Forum: Tech Help 05-30-2006, 04:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,727
Posted By albert champion
nice to see that someone recalled that post. ...

nice to see that someone recalled that post.

"air"bag has always been a euphemism[spin, if you will].

sodium azide was the orignal propellant. i think it remains the propellant.

it is...
Forum: Tech Help 05-28-2006, 07:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,706
Posted By albert champion
New S550

haven't been here in awhile, but after checking out the new sonderklasse and the new GL450 on saturday, i had to express my disgust at what has been taking place at daimler.

i am of the bruno...
Forum: Tech Help 05-25-2006, 10:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 450
Posted By albert champion
Fuses

why does benz use such an odd design?

eutectics aren't they?

my 1987 560sec has been experiencing odd electrical problems. none of the eutectics are melted, but the fuses must have developed...
Forum: Tech Help 02-28-2006, 03:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 518
Posted By albert champion
1987 560sec

i don't know why i put this car up. but i did. for almost a year.

took it out again several weeks ago.

such a nice bit of kit, as they say.

mine is very cherry. white with blue leather...
Forum: Tech Help 02-25-2006, 02:52 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,590
Posted By albert champion
it has been some months. don't give it up. these...

it has been some months. don't give it up. these are nifty vehicles.

i know. i own a cabriolet. so sweet. a delight to drive.

yeah, it requires some maintenance. so what. want to own the new...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-12-2005, 01:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By albert champion
Betting On The S

a front page sty in today's wsj's marketplace section.

won't be attracting me. see that lcd screen? i don't do lcd screens.

did you see sunday's nyt? a discussion of benz qc.

i liked the...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-23-2005, 02:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,099
Posted By albert champion
I LIKE TO KEEP MY BENZES AS NATIVE AS POSSIBLE. i...

I LIKE TO KEEP MY BENZES AS NATIVE AS POSSIBLE. i am a collector of art. would you alter a picasso? at the moment, i want to maintain them as they were originally manufactured.

yes, i have...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-22-2005, 03:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,099
Posted By albert champion
boy, do i agree with that comment. my 560sel,...

boy, do i agree with that comment. my 560sel, even with 250,000+ miles remains my favorite more than 2 person hauler. i maintain it impeccably. interior still appears as if almost new. exterior is in...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-22-2005, 01:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,099
Posted By albert champion
well, this will not be a long-term review. i...

well, this will not be a long-term review. i found the audi a8l quattro to be just another bit of teutonic junk. too many gewgaws. the car cannot be operated at all without spending an hour studying...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-20-2005, 09:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,099
Posted By albert champion
i went to another audi dealer today. they had an...

i went to another audi dealer today. they had an a8lw12 on the floor.

pulling up in my '97 c140, they were willing to take it out and let me give it a spin.

astonishing vehicle.

i have...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-20-2005, 02:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,099
Posted By albert champion
Audi A8l

been a while since i have been on this site. or any other. apple trying to repair my imac for 3 months. this weekend, i finally got it back.

examined this audi this weekend. seems pretty fab....
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-07-2005, 02:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By albert champion
What's Bugging The High-tech Car?

this is the headline of the sty in today's NYT in their automobile section.

the article gets a full page, 14, in the SPORTS SUNDAY section.

benz problems are highlighted.

this ought to raise...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-03-2005, 02:04 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,531
Posted By albert champion
you can look up my reviews of recent vintage...

you can look up my reviews of recent vintage jags.

i often travel to la, chicago, ft lauderdale and hertz rents them. the new aluminium-bodied xj8l is a great machine. unless you get this long...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-03-2005, 01:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By albert champion
yeah, i keep thinking of its old name, m-b north...

yeah, i keep thinking of its old name, m-b north america. mea culpa.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-02-2005, 03:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By albert champion
MBNA pre-owned search engine

wha' happened. until tonite, every time i used this engine it allowed me to search nationwide. now it restricts me to a 1,000 mile radius. this can be defeated to be sure, but any ideas as to why dc...
Forum: Tech Help 01-30-2005, 02:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By albert champion
i live in this area, but am about to leave town. ...

i live in this area, but am about to leave town.

however, i have a good indy who would probably be willing to thoroughly examine this car for you. for a nominal charge, possibly for free as a...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-27-2005, 10:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By albert champion
fuel cells are one of the great jokes of the age....

fuel cells are one of the great jokes of the age. particularly as a vehicular prime mover.

when you consider that most of the hydrogen will be produced from the historical hydrocarbons[oil,...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-27-2005, 12:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 667
Posted By albert champion
well, an interesting topic.... firstly, it...

well, an interesting topic....

firstly, it would be nifty if the law enforcement personnel were trained to drive. they are horrible.

secondly, it would be nice if all commercial vehicle drivers...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-25-2005, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By albert champion
i know that it will sound heretical, but i had...

i know that it will sound heretical, but i had the damndest experience with a 2000 lexus lx470. after 1100 miles, the dealership bought it back from me for the price i paid for it.

suffice it to...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-25-2005, 03:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By albert champion
ML500 vs Cadillac SRX

so, i have been looking for an upgrade to my 1996 yukon.

have trialed the 2005 versions of these vehicles.

how do i say it? why does anyone buy this benz bit of junk? rattles. supremely bad bit...
Forum: Tech Help 01-15-2005, 12:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,776
Posted By albert champion
fascinating thread. i am pleased that i started...

fascinating thread. i am pleased that i started it.

after all that has been posted, tell me, at public stations, how certain are you as to the octane rating of the gasoline that you select?

and...
Forum: Tech Help 01-07-2005, 03:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,776
Posted By albert champion
87 octane versus 93 octane

tell me, in the days of microprocessor-controlled engine timing....

you are a car rental company. you rent vehicles that use regular. you rent vehicles that use premium.

how do you fuel your...
Forum: Tech Help 01-03-2005, 11:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,438
Posted By albert champion
i suppose that if you are going down a steep...

i suppose that if you are going down a steep grade it might make sense to put your auto tranny into a lower gear and let the tranny govern your speed.

alternatively, i can see that if you are...
Forum: Tech Help 12-30-2004, 12:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By albert champion
there used to be an indy off of state route 7 in...

there used to be an indy off of state route 7 in plantation. did me a very thorough inspection 4 years ago. my files are in my warehouse.

if you can't find the garage, let me know and i shall go...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 11-30-2004, 12:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 421
Posted By albert champion
2005 Jaguar Xj8, Xj8l

boy do i love hertz and its prestige collection. if only they just would rent me the latest aston for my test and evaluation.

anyhow, they do rent ford's jaguars. and i rent them whenever i fly...
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