Thanks for saving me E690!!!

Discussion in 'Electronics' started by expat, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. expat

    expat New Member

    Messages:
    24
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2010
    Location:
    Near Galway
    Car:
    1994 C250D Saloon
    A couple months back some of you told me my fuel delivery problem was caused by a solenoid that MB calls the 'pedal value sensor'. They wanted 700Euro for it here in the Republic of Ireland. Since I didn't pay much more than that for the car I started looking around and calling junk yards and people who were parting-out old MBs of my class.

    It took some looking but yesterday I got fitted with a new PVS and my total outlay, except the gas for the the 100 mile round trip, was 10Euro.

    So for those unsung heroes out there in cyberspace a very big THANK YOU!
     
    4 people like this.
  2. Dieselman

    Dieselman Banned

    Messages:
    34,206
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2003
    Car:
    Peugeot 403 Convertible
    How do you get a diesel to run solely on gas and what is parting-out?
     
  3. SPX

    SPX MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    15,609
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2010
    Location:
    Ap Norf
    Car:
    That one
    Parting out is breaking a car and I'm presuming 'gas' is diesel...
     
  4. OP
    OP
    expat

    expat New Member

    Messages:
    24
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2010
    Location:
    Near Galway
    Car:
    1994 C250D Saloon
    Please pardon my Americanisims

    Sorry to confuse. I'm a Yank living in Ireland and haven't picked up all the local jargon yet.

    Parting out = breaking

    "Gas" in the U.S. means petrol but can also be used generically to mean any fuel. Kind of like how in America "Coke", when you're in the South, can mean any soft drink. But the Brits use gas specifically to mean propane don't they? In America though we'd say LP or LPG or propane, seldom gas.

    We have other problems with the King's English, too numerous to list or debate here. Although I'm still trying to get my head around "bangers and mash" and especially "bubbles and squeak".
     
  5. moonloops

    moonloops MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    5,220
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    Location:
    :Location : Location
    Car:
    W204 C350 CDI AMG Sport

    Keep up chap, "parting out" is well known in the UK now, especially around old jap cars that are worth more in bits than complete cars.. MR2's, celicas supras etc.


    Not a fan of merkinsims by the way :D
     
  6. Dieselman

    Dieselman Banned

    Messages:
    34,206
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2003
    Car:
    Peugeot 403 Convertible
    Yeah, sorry about...Americanisms creeping into the use of English on forums is one of my pet hates... :)

    Some people use it because they think it is hip or cool to talk slang.
     
    1 person likes this.
  7. Dieselman

    Dieselman Banned

    Messages:
    34,206
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2003
    Car:
    Peugeot 403 Convertible
    Shame...;)


    I do actually know what parting-out and swapping-out mean..but why bother...

    There is nothing wrong with the words "breaking for spares" or "scrapping" or "breaking"


    In fact I'm sure in the rules of this forum it asks people to use English....

    Ok, maybe only in actual language... ;)
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2011
  8. Smiley

    Smiley Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    2,048
    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    There are many worse examples of the use of poor English - such as "could of" and "should of".
     
  9. trapperjohn

    trapperjohn MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    7,316
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2008
    Location:
    Lancashire
    Car:
    124 300D 24V Estate
    Personally I like the diversity of the forum.

    Much better to have an American living in Ireland and posting on a UK forum. With genuine thanks. Than a Brit living in UK and posting an American forum.
    (Olly is going to really miss his trade from Stateside)

    Plus I understand expat's English much easier than tonysmallz.
     
    3 people like this.
Tags:

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.