• Mercedes mileage

    From Roger Nelson@1:3828/7 to Roy Witt on Tue Jun 25 13:26:03 2013
    Hello Roy!

    I think I may have mentioned that the MB I own had 130K on it a month or so ago. I looked at the odometer again to be sure and it was 190k. so I must have
    been guessing.


    Regards,

    Roger
    --- timEd/386 1.10.y2k+
    * Origin: NCS BBS - Houma, LoUiSiAna - (1:3828/7)
  • From Roy Witt@1:387/22 to Roger Nelson on Tue Jun 25 14:43:08 2013
    Roger Nelson wrote to Roy Witt:

    I think I may have mentioned that the MB I own had 130K on it a month
    or so ago. I looked at the odometer again to be sure and it was
    190k. so I must have been guessing.

    So, what you're saying is that it is barely broken in...When I was looking
    for a suburban, most of what I was looking at had that kind of mileage and more. In the meantime, my neighbor Les, who lived across the steet
    suffered a fatal heart attack and his widow put all of his collectible
    vehicles up for sale. I asked for first bid on it when she and his brother began to clean out the house. When it came to it, they were asking $2500
    and I offered $2200. Sharon, his widow was even more generous with the
    vehicle prices and only took $2k for it, handing me $200 in cash with the title.

    Les took very good care of his vehicles (he had 6) and the suburban was
    freshly painted less than two years before his demise, so I can't tell if
    the 98,000 odometer reading is just 98k or 198k...sad to say that I told
    Les that he should have done better body work, as it waves at you when it drives by. Other than that, it runs and drives like new.



    R\%/itt


    --- GoldED+/W32 1.1.5-31012
    --- D'Bridge 3.92
    * Origin: Bow Tie Racers, Been There, Done That! (1:387/22)
  • From Roger Nelson@1:3828/7 to Roy Witt on Wed Jun 26 06:10:13 2013
    On Tue Jun-25-2013 14:43, Roy Witt (1:387/22) wrote to Roger Nelson:

    Roger Nelson wrote to Roy Witt:

    I think I may have mentioned that the MB I own had 130K on it a month
    or so ago. I looked at the odometer again to be sure and it was
    190k. so I must have been guessing.

    So, what you're saying is that it is barely broken in...

    Runs like a clock. I did have to put two cans of freon in it last week. I guess that Red Angel doesn't last forever. (-:

    When I was looking for a suburban, most of what I was looking at
    had that kind of mileage and more. In the meantime, my neighbor
    Les, who lived across the steet suffered a fatal heart attack and
    his widow put all of his collectible vehicles up for sale. I asked
    for first bid on it when she and his brother began to clean out
    the house. When it came to it, they were asking $2500 and I
    offered $2200. Sharon, his widow was even more generous with the
    vehicle prices and only took $2k for it, handing me $200 in cash
    with the title.

    That was VERY nice of her.

    Les took very good care of his vehicles (he had 6) and the suburban
    was freshly painted less than two years before his demise, so I
    can't tell if the 98,000 odometer reading is just 98k or 198k...sad
    to say that I told Les that he should have done better body work,
    as it waves at you when it drives by. Other than that, it runs and
    drives like new.

    Does it have leaf or coil springs in the rear?


    Regards,

    Roger
    --- timEd/386 1.10.y2k+
    * Origin: NCS BBS - Houma, LoUiSiAna - (1:3828/7)
  • From Roy Witt@1:387/22 to Roger Nelson on Wed Jun 26 08:33:16 2013
    Roger Nelson wrote to Roy Witt:

    I think I may have mentioned that the MB I own had 130K on it a
    month or so ago. I looked at the odometer again to be sure and it
    was 190k. so I must have been guessing.

    So, what you're saying is that it is barely broken in...

    Runs like a clock. I did have to put two cans of freon in it last
    week. I guess that Red Angel doesn't last forever. (-:

    I thought it wouldn't. The only permanent fix is to replace old seals with
    new seals. I'm waiting on a call from Joel who will be taking the Camaro, finding a leak and repairing it. The stop-leak I used in the AC system
    didn't last a season, so in the shop it goes. If they would have put the compressor on top, like my truck, I'd attempt to fix it, but getting to
    the point where I can't get on a creeper anymore.

    When I was looking for a suburban, most of what I was looking at
    had that kind of mileage and more. In the meantime, my neighbor
    Les, who lived across the steet suffered a fatal heart attack and
    his widow put all of his collectible vehicles up for sale. I asked
    for first bid on it when she and his brother began to clean out
    the house. When it came to it, they were asking $2500 and I
    offered $2200. Sharon, his widow was even more generous with the
    vehicle prices and only took $2k for it, handing me $200 in cash
    with the title.

    That was VERY nice of her.

    She is very nice. When I was in her kitchen to pick up the papers, she
    used my shoulder to cry on when we were talking about Les. I'll never
    figure out how the two of them got together, because Les didn't have that
    great of a personality.

    Les took very good care of his vehicles (he had 6) and the suburban
    was freshly painted less than two years before his demise, so I
    can't tell if the 98,000 odometer reading is just 98k or 198k...sad
    to say that I told Les that he should have done better body work,
    as it waves at you when it drives by. Other than that, it runs and
    drives like new.

    Does it have leaf or coil springs in the rear?

    Suburbans have leaf springs, Tahoes have coils...Suburbans are about 18"
    longer than a Tahoe and the towing load capacity is higher because of the difference in springs.


    R\%/itt


    --- GoldED+/W32 1.1.5-31012
    --- D'Bridge 3.92
    * Origin: Bow Tie Racers, Been There, Done That! (1:387/22)