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Old 12-17-2002, 07:04 AM
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Hey, don't look at me, man..I'm like, just an Ibanez guy, dude...
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Old 12-17-2002, 09:51 AM
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Actually the Diehard (pronounced de had) contains a high percentage of German amps and is probably the only western made battery that can safely be substituted. This is likely due to the fact that it was designed in Berlin and uses German lead plates.
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Old 12-17-2002, 09:55 AM
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Check your spare tire, and jack, as well.

Fill the spare tire with 40lbs of air, and check it every time you service the car.

This probably should be another thread, but never put atmosphereic air in a spare tire. Always use air with a compressed nitrogen content. This prevents dryrot.
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Old 12-17-2002, 10:20 AM
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Remember to change the air in all your tires in the Spring and the Fall.
You do not want to be running with moist Summer air in the winter(can ice up), or dry winter air in the Summer(cracking or dry rot).
It's best to change the air in your tires when they are hot, so that you will get more of the contaminants out.
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Old 12-17-2002, 11:45 AM
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John, I think he gotcha good...

I'm surprised at the Canuck pricing. Down here in the 'states MB batteries are priced competitively. I just went through this last week - the original battery in my '98 finally gave up the ghost. Dealer price was $109, which is competitive with a DieHard or Interstate group 49. McParts stores will have a group 49 for ~$60 or so, but I've averaged one year of life, followed by a sudden (and inconvenient) death on those batteries, so no more for me.

BTW, I'm definately a battery snob - I have Optima orange tops in both my MBs. The Optima is a great choice for the 210, since the battery is under the rear seat.
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Old 12-17-2002, 11:53 AM
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Lightbulb Re: It's all in the amps....

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Mercedes batteries have amps designed for the mercedes electrical system....
Brilliant! Almost reverse flushed my sinuses with hot coffee when I read this

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You got that backwards. Electrons flow in reverse direction of the currents. So you need quality anti-electrons.
Not really, remember that this is another example of the Completion Backward Principal and all the reverse dynamics have already taken place prematurely! This is best explained in the peviously unpublished best seller "Engineers Don't Just Drive Trains" by Pascal Newton-Dyne.
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Old 12-17-2002, 01:46 PM
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I buy the lower cost imported batteries, but to get MB quality electricity I take all the electrons out and replace each nuclei with nuclei extracted from discarded MB batteries from the local MB wrecking yard. Sure it takes some time, and special precision tools, but its worth it in the long run.

Seriously, though, let me cast two votes, one pro, one con.

I'll cast a vote AGAINST current Sears DieHard batteries. Used to be good quality product, backed by a good warranty. Now junk, backed by the same good warranty. Sure you get new free batteries, but who wants to keep getting jumped or towed to pick it up. This has been my experience in all my cars, not just the MB's. Sears must've changed manufacturers at some point in the last five years or so.

I'll cast a vote FOR Interstate batteries. I've had good luck, my friends have had good luck. Seem like solid product.
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Old 12-17-2002, 01:53 PM
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We only use Hen-weigh electrons in our cars.
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when you turn on the lights, it gets darker.

no, no, no, thats only on cars wired by either the original prince of darkness, Lucas or his cohort, Marelli.





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Old 12-17-2002, 02:16 PM
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Ah yes, you're asking for trouble if you use anything less than MB-approved compressed nitrogen air in your spare -- none of that cheap gas station crap.

And I agree with Cory that you must "change it hot and change it often", to get all of those contaminantes out. I've heard tread separation horror stories from other manufacturers, from not following these guidelines.

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sublime and very funny, in a way only this group will understand
thanks guys.
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Old 12-17-2002, 03:24 PM
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Cap'n - hilarious post.

I too lost some coffee out of an orifice it was not intended for...

Oh, and as a guitarist in a successful Canadian rock band I can only state that the sound of a Marshall amplifier grows louder at an exponential rate in reverse proportion to the diminishing of the size of the stage it is being played on...unless of course a Peavey amplifier is present in which case it will not play at all...
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Aussie question

Which way do the electrons go down there?
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Old 12-17-2002, 03:34 PM
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Simple - they go down under....where women glow and men plunder....can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
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