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Old 04-27-2004, 11:21 PM
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ok guys- I hate to be the first to drop out, but friday nights are impossible for me. Really, any night but Friday is doable. I'll just have to wait until the next time around.

Give me a chance to work up my list of questions....

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Old 04-28-2004, 01:19 AM
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71Rcode,

I'd hate to move the date away from Friday as it is a day that most guys can stay out late.

However, if I'm available Thursday night, maybe you and I can hook up for dinner (if your wife lets you out).

I'll contact you when it gets closer to June.
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Old 04-28-2004, 06:44 AM
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Paul - that might be perfect. I'll check with my wife's schedule (jewelry party hostess) - and let you know. Yes, Friday would be ideal for everyone, I'm sure. That's just the night my church band rehearses :p --- so that night is always out for me. Looking forward to it man...
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Old 04-28-2004, 09:55 AM
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brewtoo,

Are you being facetious or are you serious?

Paul,

I will start posting for Sonny Brians. What is the earliest time we can all start getting together?

Have a great day,
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Old 04-28-2004, 01:21 PM
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I will start posting for Sonny Brians. What is the earliest time we can all start getting together?
I think 6:00 pm would be fine.
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Old 04-28-2004, 05:37 PM
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Hate to bust in on this thread, but since my comment relates to 124s, maybe you all will forgive me. Suginami's comments about the system going to full it interior temp is 4 degrees out of whack either way and Larry's comments about setting and forgetting reminded me about this.

One of the most ridiculous sets of comments about my TE that I've ever heard came from someone I was dating a couple of years ago. The car actually was going to be hers, but...anyway...this person complained that the climate control system was too loud at the beginning of trips. (This in the middle of the usual very hot summer in Northern California....) The other part of that set of comments was that she didn't understand the ridiculousness of wheeling the temperature setting all the way in either direction. "I want it colder" was a stock phrase, when we'd just gotten into the car on a hot day and the system was already in overdrive trying to cool that enormous greenhouse down.

As long as I'm on this rant, the most ridiculous comment/question I've ever fielded in connection with my other automotive love, BMWs, came from the new owner of a 2002 5-Series who looked at the sound system in the dash of her new Bimmer and said to me "You're in securities. Are there special stations with market updates?"

(She referred to the "Business" designation on the sound system.)

It is purely coincidental that those two anecdotes involve women, but it also explains why I'm not involved with either one of them anymore.
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Old 04-28-2004, 06:27 PM
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Sorry David but the fact that they were women was NOT a coincidence. Call me what you like, but there are physiological differences between men and women. This is not chauvenism, it's scientific fact. Women typically do not handle logic well that involve spatial concepts. Again scientific fact.

As with all such concepts and rules there are exceptions.

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Old 04-28-2004, 06:32 PM
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Larry:

I'd call you honest...and correct! I have to admit I was just closing up a call with my significant other (whom I think quite brilliant) when the email notice that you'd responded to the thread popped up. She must have been wondering what I was laughing about as we ended our call....

Oh, and the reason I edited this response was to make a remark about your spatial relationships comment. We recently went on a home-buying excursion led, of course, by our real estate agent who picked us up in one of those new-fangled Volvo SUV wannabees. The car/boat was fitted with GPS because, as our agent explained, she is "spatially challenged." While most of the houses which we looked at were east of Lake Washington where we live, there was one on the west side of the lake and our agent didn't know precisely where it was. Suffice it to say, not only is she spatially challenged, she ignored the directions from the GPS unit. I was in stitches. We finally found the place, but only because my fiance was able to convince our agent that the GPS system was probably right....
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Old 05-02-2004, 03:38 PM
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Your guy's comments are unappreciated. I'm sure that there are many men and women who fit those stereotypes you are so loudly proclaiming, and just as many who don't. One of the reasons I have liked this forum so much is the respect that most follks give one another. Apparently you guys are not a part of that respectful group anymore, and as such you degrade the friendliness and pleasure of this forum. If you would kindly refrain from making further comment like that, we could all get along a little better in this difficult world.
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Old 05-02-2004, 10:13 PM
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I'm not making negative comments toward anyone. I'm only talking about scientific fact. I did not say that men are smarter than women or vice versa. They are just different. There are many things that women are smarter about, but it is scientific fact that women are TYPICALLY weaker in the form of thinking involving spatial concepts. There are plenty of areas where the female mind TYPICALLY is better suited.

I'm not stating opinion, only fact.

I also said that there are exceptions to these traits.

Lighten up and don't be so sensitive.

Have a great day,

PS. I prefer fact over Political Correctness. LB
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Old 05-17-2004, 03:15 PM
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Talking Now that IIIII have a w124

Did some reading on this thread over the wknd and going with the "leave on auto" theory" and just temp if needed. .... Anyway, I tried that at lunch and the sucker wouldn't kick down to blow less air , it is so freakin hot in South FL, I can not imagine that cabin ever reaching temp during the day here. I drove about 20 minute intervals 2-3 times and I don't think that sucker kicked down adjusting for cabin temp. Forgot to read outside temp, but usually is like 90 or so... oh well, so much for auto....

.... I am surprised I am the only one that might be "complaining" about the loud noise that a/c makes in auto (when it doesn't kick down) or in high... for a mercedes. I dont' remember my '00 being so loud...
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Old 05-17-2004, 08:34 PM
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yoshimura,

Do you have the auto fan button pressed as well as the center button in the horizontal row?

Have a great day,
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Old 05-17-2004, 10:16 PM
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Appears that your AC may need some attention. What is the air temperature at the vent?

I replaced the Aspirator motor, interior temp sensor and the AC control unit to get the system up to speed.

A good test for the aspirator is to see if a thin piece of paper will stick to the grill next to the dome light.
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Old 05-17-2004, 10:46 PM
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Worked in the evening

Larry - > Yeah, the center button "normal setting", per pg 22 in my manual, is the one I pressed.

Zafar - > I will check that near the dome light you mentioned, out of curiousity.

I tried it this evening by setting the temp dial up to about low 70's and the a/c did kick down, so it seems Ok. It is just so freakin hot in this town, that I don't foresee that thing kicking down during the day ever, lol.... going to try it tommorrow setting the temp up about the same temp, 70's, vs max cold.

I have been leaving it on when car is turned off though.
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Old 05-18-2004, 07:29 AM
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yosshimura,

Do you drive mostly short hops in town? How far do you typically drive and is it in traffic, freeway or a combination?

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