About this event
Join us for a great Tech Talk video-teleconference (VTC) on Saturday, January 22nd at 11 am (Eastern Standard Time) when MBCA National Technical Advisor George Murphy will present “R107 Climate Control/HVAC Systems”. The newest R107s are 32 years old and and there are a number of varients of the heating, ventilation and aircondition (HVAC) system. They can each be challenging to diagnose and repair. The plastic servo in the second generation system is also prone to cracking. George will cover the basic operation of the various systems, diagnosis, and repair. Following his presentation, we have plenty of time for questions and answers on this, or any other Mercedes topic.
Peachtree Section President Gary Edwards will act as host and moderator. Edwards points out that questions will be solicited during the VTC via chat. Edwards comments, “The feedback from our technical sessions shows a big appetite for technical information. This event is designed to fulfill that desire, and though we've covered typical maintenance of R107s we haven't covered the different varieties of their HVAC systems. This is an area that George specilizes in, and his company Performance Analysis provides improved versions of some of the impossible to find HVAC components. The question and answer session afterwards will be open to questions on any Mercedes topic. We are especially fortunate to have the club’s technical advisor George Murphy as our presenter; you won’t want to miss it!”
MBCA Technical Advisor George Murphy has owned an impressive assortment of Mercedes from a 1961 190SL to his current GLK350. He has been a member since 1978, was a charter member and President of Smoky Mountain Section and has served as a Director at Large and as National Treasurer. He is presently National Technical Director. He is also a concours judge at the Regional and National level and a frequent contributor of technical articles to STAR magazine. George is a retired nuclear power engineer and consultant and owns Performance Analysis Company of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, which provides oil analysis plus provides many unique and hard to find parts for older Mercedes, especially electronics modules such as climate control and cruise control. He does most of the maintenance on his own cars.
The price is $10 dollars per person. We anticipate about a 45-minute presentation, followed by about 45 minutes of questions and answers. It will be a fun morning of car talk and you won’t want to miss it!
When you complete the Motorsportreg.com registration process, you will immediately receive a confirmation email. If you don’t get this confirmation email, then either you are not registered, or your email address is incorrect in Motorsportreg.com. You should check your Motor Sports profile to verify your email address.
We plan to record this event, so be aware that your voice and potentially image may be recorded.
The 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, Android device, or by telephone. We will send out the link to the VTC shortly after noon on the day before the event. If you haven't see the link by dinner time Friday January 21st, contact the registrar by phone or email.
IMPORTANT ZOOM VTC SECURITY NOTE: The organizers are well aware of security issues concerning ZOOM VTCs. ZOOM has implemented many security fixes over the last year and we have instituted a number of security precautions, which include a set of ground rules that will be covered at the start of the presentation. As these ground rules constitute part of our security system, it is important to follow them. It is important to enter the VTC with your screen name matching you registered name, otherwise we may not let you in.
It would be best to download the Zoom app beforehand to simplify connection. We’ll plan to have the VTC up by 10:40 am EDT so we can hopefully get any technical issues out of the way. Please be on time, as we do not expect to be able to admit participants to the event after the 11 am EDT start time.
Don’t wait to register, as we have a limited number of attendees (250). For questions, call Gary Edwards at (757) 831-9556 or email Gary Edwards
When you complete the Motorsportreg.com registration process, you will immediately receive a confirmation email. If you don’t get this confirmation email, then either you are not registered, or your email address is incorrect in Motorsportreg.com. It is imperative that you verify receipt of the confirmation email, as this will be sent to the same address as the VTC link information; if you don't get the confirmation email, you probably won't get the VTC link either.
It is best to download the ZOOM app before you try to get into the VTC (like on Friday).