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Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-02-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,325
Posted By lorainfurniture
My point is that cars are generally not good...

My point is that cars are generally not good places to invest your money.

I currently spend way less maintaining my 518 hp e63 which is an absolute thrill to drive than my 300te. Itís mostly de-...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-02-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,325
Posted By lorainfurniture
LOL, whatever floats your boat. Collector cars...

LOL, whatever floats your boat. Collector cars aside, as cars that are stored for speculative purposes, your daily driver, or weekend driver is a liability, not an asset. No thanks, Iíll stick to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-01-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,325
Posted By lorainfurniture
Squiggle dog, drive a w212. I cannot convince you...

Squiggle dog, drive a w212. I cannot convince you on the style, if you like vintage You like vintage. I will say that my e350 has that bank vault feeling that my w126 had. The quality is there, the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-01-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,325
Posted By lorainfurniture
Parts will always be available for these old...

Parts will always be available for these old benzes, just not at the price you want to pay.

I needed front axles for my 93 4matic. NLA. Mercedes dealer said they would happily make them for me...
Forum: Tech Help 10-10-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By lorainfurniture
This is the stuff https://amzn.to/2yvFfUl

This is the stuff

https://amzn.to/2yvFfUl
Forum: Tech Help 10-10-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By lorainfurniture
Best stuff I ever used was redline fuel additive....

Best stuff I ever used was redline fuel additive. It’s like $10 for the bottle but was the only additive I have ever used that made a difference. I still use it to this day
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 09-03-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,522
Posted By lorainfurniture
@optimusprime: I was really close to 99% at one...

@optimusprime: I was really close to 99% at one point. I had just finished rebuilding the top half of the engine and I figured while I’m at the front of the car I would re boot my front axles. For...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-29-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,522
Posted By lorainfurniture
In the appliance business I have the same thing....

In the appliance business I have the same thing. Older washing machines are better performing machines and are generally better built. They don’t last forever but they are basically infinitely...
Forum: Tech Help 08-27-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,307
Posted By lorainfurniture
I certainly donít mean to beat a dead horse but I...

I certainly donít mean to beat a dead horse but I just want some clarity:

You installed the stock coil and AFTER that you replaced the cap/ rotor?

If not, thereís still a chance that you...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-25-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,522
Posted By lorainfurniture
I’m definitely able and willing to fix my car. I...

I’m definitely able and willing to fix my car. I can usually push through the mechanical repairs but rust and water infiltration just kills me.

My 300te basically always starts and drives. It’s...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-25-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,522
Posted By lorainfurniture
The problem that you guys don’t realize is that I...

The problem that you guys don’t realize is that I live in the rust belt. A 70’s-80’s Benz will turn in to potting soil in 3 years up here.

It’s not the era of car, but I will concede that my...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-24-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,522
Posted By lorainfurniture
No but when they are due I will happily pay ...

No but when they are due I will happily pay



Yes they do and they are amazing
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-23-2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,522
Posted By lorainfurniture
Read this before you buy an old Mercedes

I bought my first old Mercedes a little over 10 years ago. It was an 89 300e with 185k. I paid something like $1200 or something but there was a bit of a trade element so it really only put me out of...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 08-23-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,130
Posted By lorainfurniture
Just curious: why a 211?

Just curious: why a 211?
Forum: Tech Help 08-05-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,307
Posted By lorainfurniture
I really think you should have a look at your cap...

I really think you should have a look at your cap and rotor. In my experience with the m103 engine, oe wires last 5 years, oe cap and rotor about 3-4. Plugs regardless every year. Bosch stuff lasts...
Forum: Tech Help 08-05-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,307
Posted By lorainfurniture
When did you change plugs/cap/rotor/wires and...

When did you change plugs/cap/rotor/wires and what brand did you buy?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-26-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By lorainfurniture
If you are leaking 2 pounds of refrigerant in 2...

If you are leaking 2 pounds of refrigerant in 2 weeks no leak sealer in the world will help you. Thatís a huge leak.
Forum: Tech Help 07-25-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,272
Posted By lorainfurniture
That’s so weird. I had the same thing happen to...

That’s so weird. I had the same thing happen to me about 2 years ago. I was purchasing a refrigerator compressor, and this guy had one about $50 cheaper than everyone else. Ended up being a scam.
...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-20-2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,202
Posted By lorainfurniture
For $125/year 1. Amazon version of Netflix...

For $125/year

1. Amazon version of Netflix (including the real top gear)
2. Amazon streaming music
3. Free delivery on everything.

If you have Netflix for $15 a month you are already paying...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-18-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,531
Posted By lorainfurniture
I effectively cool/heat my 24x24 garage with a...

I effectively cool/heat my 24x24 garage with a 12,000btu unit (240v). Granted my space is insulated (r12/walls, r19 ceiling) and relatively air tight. Ceiling is around 10ft.

I agree...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-18-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,119
Posted By lorainfurniture
Hey now, my 93 wagon begs to differ

Hey now, my 93 wagon begs to differ
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-18-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,531
Posted By lorainfurniture
All the tools are stored in my tool chest, in the...

All the tools are stored in my tool chest, in the cabinets, or on the peg board on the other (not pictured) wall.

I only pull a car in there for repair. I donít park cars in there as my garage...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-17-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,531
Posted By lorainfurniture
Good to have the cert but not needed with a...

Good to have the cert but not needed with a split. The unit is precharged. Vacuum pump is a must however
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-17-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,531
Posted By lorainfurniture
Garage

Garage
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-16-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,531
Posted By lorainfurniture
A window unit is totally a viable option....

A window unit is totally a viable option. Basically cut a hole in the wall and you can have heat and air in a half a day.

Mini splits can be bought on eBay. I bought mine 2 or 3 years ago and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-16-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,531
Posted By lorainfurniture
Lol Material is less than $1k. ...

Lol

Material is less than $1k.

Rule#1: if any company sends a salesman to your house for a quote I guarantee they are overcharging you.

The insulation is kind of a big deal if you want...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-16-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,119
Posted By lorainfurniture
The earlier ones 08-11? Were 6.3 liter engines...

The earlier ones 08-11? Were 6.3 liter engines (actually 6.2). I have an e63 (2010) that has the 6.3. I kind of wondered the same.

I guess “c40” doesn’t really roll off the tongue that great.
Forum: Tech Help 07-14-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,197
Posted By lorainfurniture
I’ve replaced 2 head gaskets as long as I’ve...

I’ve replaced 2 head gaskets as long as I’ve owned Mercedes. My first was an 89 300e, leaked oil from rear. I used genuine parts and did it according to the manual and it lasted 6 years and 120,000...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-13-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,531
Posted By lorainfurniture
I bought a mini split off eBay about 3 years ago...

I bought a mini split off eBay about 3 years ago for $550 delivered. My garage is 2.5 car detached with 10 ft ceiling- insulated and drywall. 12k btu unit keeps me toasty warm in winter and is more...
Forum: Tech Help 06-21-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,842
Posted By lorainfurniture
I get 15-20 depending on weather, mostly city...

I get 15-20 depending on weather, mostly city driving and my car is a 4matic.
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