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Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-19-2004, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,085
Posted By CloudNine
MT: The main question for me is, how did you...

MT:

The main question for me is, how did you get a '64 Fairlane to 180,000 miles?

This model was my first car, with the 2 bbl. 289 V8, 3 spd. auto. It was engineered and manufactured in the...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 02-25-2004, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 756
Posted By CloudNine
Hi, I noticed your post, and the bump....

Hi,

I noticed your post, and the bump. Thought you might be interested in my story.

I had several MB shop manuals for my 126. Owned since the late 90's, and I thought they were expensive (new)...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-05-2004, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,569
Posted By CloudNine
Good for you! I cringe to think of what the...

Good for you! I cringe to think of what the parts-changers in the service dept. would have charged.

Tom
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-03-2004, 04:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,778
Posted By CloudNine
Okay, thanks, just curious. Good thing the...

Okay, thanks, just curious.

Good thing the CarFax matches the owner's documents.

Also, often the older cars such as this have inoperative odo's.
Sold as TMU, however in Illinoise I believe...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-03-2004, 10:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,778
Posted By CloudNine
Jim, What did a Carfax check find, if any? ...

Jim,

What did a Carfax check find, if any?

Regards,

Tom
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 12-04-2003, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,332
Posted By CloudNine
If you can find the right battery for your...

If you can find the right battery for your application, then I would strongly recommend the Walmart battery.

They are cheap, come with a good warranty and provide good starting power. They are...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-11-2003, 11:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,645
Posted By CloudNine
I would like to know what the "most stupid way...

I would like to know what the "most stupid way imagineable" was to dispose of old methanol. Drank some with the morning coffee?

Tom
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 11-03-2003, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By CloudNine
Here's my (jaded) advice - - Don't drive...

Here's my (jaded) advice - -

Don't drive this car around. Two reasons:

1. With these incredibly low miles, every mile driven is exponentially more expensive to you than a higher mile example....
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 10-21-2003, 11:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,185
Posted By CloudNine
About the trip odometer....If you can reset it a...

About the trip odometer....If you can reset it a hundred times and then just once you'll catch it wrong and strip it.....um, 25,000 miles is 250 hundred miles.....are we supposed to believe that it...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 10-21-2003, 11:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,185
Posted By CloudNine
Regardless whether the seller is correct, the...

Regardless whether the seller is correct, the buyer will either need to own this car until it drops, or live with having to explain the questionable history to every prospective buyer. No thanks, for...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-03-2003, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 820
Posted By CloudNine
Hmmm, interesting question, but I am not sure...

Hmmm, interesting question, but I am not sure that a sound bite will do you any good. It seems the sound of nailing is like a normal diesel, only louder. The variables of recording the nailing and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-03-2003, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 964
Posted By CloudNine
Just my humble opinion, the 600 SEL/SEC is WAY to...

Just my humble opinion, the 600 SEL/SEC is WAY to expensive to maintain. I have heard of 12 injectors replaced costing about $10 large. Everything about these cars is expensive, and for what? Smooth...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-30-2003, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,620
Posted By CloudNine
About the rotors, they are corroding internally....

About the rotors, they are corroding internally. The ribs separating the two sides are there for cooling, they become as hot as the rest of the rotor during braking. Unlike the swept surface,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-25-2003, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 960
Posted By CloudNine
Hmmm, sounds to me like the owner isn't really...

Hmmm, sounds to me like the owner isn't really interested in selling, just entertaining himself. Of course, he's entitled to do that, it's his car and people are asking....:) :)

Tom
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-24-2003, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 960
Posted By CloudNine
If you lose interest in this car, please post the...

If you lose interest in this car, please post the info or let me know as I might be interested.

Regards,

Tom

email: frenchdeux@aol.com (I am not french or french canadian, just a bad choice...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 12-03-2002, 04:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 560
Posted By CloudNine
M-Class a dog?

This should put the debate to rest.

M-Class Dog (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=6337&item=1873626921)

;)

Tom
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 10-04-2002, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 965
Posted By CloudNine
Can anybody answer this question? Thanks, ...

Can anybody answer this question?

Thanks,

Tom
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 10-01-2002, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,238
Posted By CloudNine
Unless you can bring it to Iowa, I won' t be able...

Unless you can bring it to Iowa, I won' t be able to test drive it. I would like to see photos if possible.

If I were to purchase, we would have to arrange to have it shipped unless absolutely...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 10-01-2002, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,238
Posted By CloudNine
I am interested, where can I find details? ...

I am interested, where can I find details?

Regards,

Tom
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 10-01-2002, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 965
Posted By CloudNine
Okay, thanks. Now that I have shown my ignorance,...

Okay, thanks. Now that I have shown my ignorance, let me confess that I don't know what causes nailing and what is the effect. Why is nailing a problem (besides the different sound), and how is it...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 09-30-2002, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 965
Posted By CloudNine
Okay, I'll bite. What's a "bad nailing problem"? ...

Okay, I'll bite. What's a "bad nailing problem"?

Thanks,

Tom
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 09-25-2002, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By CloudNine
87MB td

Okay, do you mean the Wagon (t for touring), or just a sedan turbo diesel?

I don't know whether the former even exist. For the latter, the best way is to surf the likely web sites. Start with...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 09-12-2002, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By CloudNine
Hi, I might be interested. Kindly send...

Hi, I might be interested.

Kindly send contact details to:

frenchdeux@aol.com

or call 563-650-5336.

I would be interested in seeing pictures if possible. I would post them on this page as...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 09-11-2002, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By CloudNine
Is that an original right front fender? Oddly, it...

Is that an original right front fender? Oddly, it doesn't have the usual 124 diesel "shark gills" in front of the wheel well.

Regards,

Tom
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 07-31-2002, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,386
Posted By CloudNine
Interesting question, it's a challenge for the...

Interesting question, it's a challenge for the average buyer to make an assessment. It's an unusual car to begin with, and now it has its own unique history. Hard to figure, perhaps ask the insurance...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-23-2002, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 554
Posted By CloudNine
Beware dealer "mistakes", could be dealer...

Beware dealer "mistakes", could be dealer "games". Get the name and phone number of the "buyer", call him and check the story out.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-22-2002, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,611
Posted By CloudNine
A magnet also applied to the fuel return line has...

A magnet also applied to the fuel return line has an equal and opposite effect on the first magnet. The car instantly levitates and flies down the road, requiring that the front wheels be used as air...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 04-23-2002, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,292
Posted By CloudNine
300 CD

FYI, I spoke to Francis about his car, since it is local. He's a farmer that likes diesels, and has a couple. This 300 CD is an extra car that he'll either keep or sell depending on "what the traffic...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 04-22-2002, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,600
Posted By CloudNine
What's the average fuel mileage for this? ...

What's the average fuel mileage for this?

Thanks,

Tom
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 04-17-2002, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,098
Posted By CloudNine
"Silver, White, Champange are my preferred...

"Silver, White, Champange are my preferred colors. I'll consider others of course but I really don't want black. I love the look of black sedans but have lost my passion to keep them as clean as I...
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