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Gary's Tech Talk March 28 2020

Gary's Tech Talk March 28 2020

MBCA - Peachtree

Saturday, March 28, 2020
Zoom Video Teleconferencing, San Jose, CA

Registration closed March 27, 2020 12:00 PM on March 27, 2020 12:00 PM EDT Registration ends March 27, 2020 12:00 PM on March 27, 2020 12:00 PM EDT Registration opens March 24, 2020 12:00 AM on March 24, 2020 12:00 AM EDT Registration runs from March 24, 2020 12:00 AM to March 27, 2020 12:00 PM

Since we are socially isolated, self-quarantined in place, have canceled and rescheduled many events and are requested to stay at home and avoid social contact, Gary thought some of us might be missing a good old technical discussion with friends about our Mercedes.  If you identify with that, then join Peachtree Technical Director and Vice President, Gary Edwards, for a video teleconference tech session this Saturday, March 28th from 10 to 11 am.   

Gary will present a discussion on what he’s learned about the M117 engine over the last two and a half months while working to fix an irritating drivability problem with a 1973 450SL.  This car was rescued by one of our members; it was found sitting outside ignored for a number of years, and, of course, had no service records and even the mileage was unknown.   Gary comments, “I learned a whole bunch of things about this engine that I never really wanted to know, but what I learned can be useful to anyone with a car that has a M116 or M117 engine.  This engine was used in many V-8 Mercedes cars from the late 1960’s until the early 1990’s.  There are a specific set of failures that can inadvertently cause engine destruction that anyone with one of these engines should be aware of.”   During the session there will be plenty of time for questions; off topic Mercedes technical questions will be fine, though Gary isn’t certain that he will have answers….

The tech session will be conducted via Zoom Video Teleconference.  No NEED to leave your home.  You can easily join the ZOOM meeting by computer, IPhone, IPad, Andrioid device, or by telephone.   

On Friday afternoon you will receive an e-mail with the link to the ZOOM meeting and instructions on how to setup the ZOOM application beforehand to simplify connection.   We will plan to have the ZOOM meeting up by 9:45 a.m. so we can hopefully get technical issues out of the way.  Don’t wait to RSVP, as we are limited to only 100 attendees.  For questions, call Gary Edwards by e-mail at or by phone at (757) 831-9556.


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