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Re: The Org History!
« Reply #30 on: 12 October 2012, 02:50 PM »
I'd be good to see where the Chapters are located!!!!  It's a shame there's such a large gang in WA and not in Melbourne!  LOL!   ;D
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Re: The Org History!
« Reply #31 on: 12 October 2012, 02:57 PM »
I am very grateful for this forum and the people on it. I could never have kept my car running without it. I bought this thing almost a year ago, and almost everything I have learned has been through here. I do have Mercedes-Benz service manuals and other websites I go to, but basically, here is where I learn.

My sister got a compliment today driving my car in town. The guy said he has owned three Benz's.

I hope I'll be able to assist others as I learn more, so they can own and love their Mercedes-Benz as I do mine. We're a special breed. And I'm glad to be part of it.

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Re: The Org History!
« Reply #32 on: 12 October 2012, 05:44 PM »
What a great Idea John!

A Wiki page would be a great addition and direct even more people here!

Something I have noticed about The Org is that like most successful forums it is an offshoot of an existing Yahoo/Delphi etc "Group".

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Re: The Org History!
« Reply #33 on: 15 October 2012, 12:22 AM »
LOL Nathan, great rundown. Does koan not post much these days either?

Howdy folks, haven't been round these pages for some time.  What once was routine to check the org multiple times a day has dissipated to, well nothing. I never dreamed I'd fall out of lurv with the w116 but it just happened and other interests took over. All the other cars are nearly gone too including Povo. Great days they were   :'(   

Until last week I haven't given any thoughts to w116 matters for months until I started work on dismantling the red 280.  I started the 350 for the first time since july which has been offroad since december last year. I'd hate to think how manky the fuel is but it started imediately and all I wanted to do was drive it.  Revved it a bit, changed gears back and forth and finally turned it off and unplugged the battery.  So anyway, reality sank in quick, nothing's gonna change anytime soon except soon I'll be back to where it started for me, a single 350se.

Which for the sake of this thread, when I got my 350 I stumbled on the original format of the forum back in 03 or early 04. I dont have screenshots but I remember it to have a black background, 100 or so members. I'm sure my member number back then was below 100 when I joined in 04 though I think it was reset to 05 when the forum changed format and appearance, or I changed name. The current appearance is perhaps the 4th skin??? mforcer, where art thou bruvver?

Not really sure how a timeline would look or what would be included but for me, "the renaissance" as nathan puts it was the highlight. Late 2006 to late 2009. It saw a grille badge, team w116, a few GTGs, a flurry of activity of posts and wrenching by so many. Ingenuity from homemade tools like wgb's rear axle carrier and valve tool, to my fave, koan's becker stereo input jack. I learnt so much.  It's just good to see the place still motoring along with new and old. Thumbs up to nutz too for, knowledge aside, he uses the coolest avatars.
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Re: The Org History!
« Reply #34 on: 16 October 2012, 06:37 AM »
Oscar, you are missed around these parts, and you will always be part of the foundation of this place. 

Hey, you had a lot to do with me overcoming my fear o D-jet....

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Re: The Org History!
« Reply #35 on: 16 October 2012, 11:48 PM »
haha, d-jet, nothing to it. Nah I perused a few d-jet specific threads last week and I think I've gone rusty.  Too many specifics that were stored in my head have disappeared.  I don't want to sound too soppy but if it wasn't for the likes of you sclass plus others, can't name em all of course, but there's no way I would've attempted some of the things I did do, nor undertaken the research and reading I did.  I just wouldn't have known where to start and I've always admired fellas like yourself that complete jobs thoroughly.  It inspires people to have a go.

 
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Re: The Org History!
« Reply #36 on: 17 October 2012, 05:43 AM »
Thanks for all the "great idea" comments, but when I put "Wiki" in parentheses I meant that I'd write something up for internal use - a sticky post to help welcome new people here.  I don't know if the real wikipedia would accept an article on something as focussed as an enthusiast group, but it wouldn't hurt to try.

Another sticky post we should get together and work on would be a buyer's guide.  That post, if properly titled probably will drive new members to the site as that information is invaluable.

A third might be wheel and tire fitment, as these questions come up frequently and it would be nice to combine all the information into one thread.

If someone wants to PM or email me with the basic information about the forum and its formation days, I'll draft the "about the forum" page for people to review and edit. 

If it is alright, may I go ahead and post a poll so we can get some demographics about member locations etc?  It would seem a good way to get a snapshot of who uses the forum, and where they live.
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Re: The Org History!
« Reply #37 on: 17 October 2012, 06:15 AM »
Great to see Oscar "The Ambo from Riverina" posting again.

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Re: The Org History!
« Reply #38 on: 17 October 2012, 04:32 PM »
Its a bit like a reunion thread in here lol

And yep Oscars D jet threads led me to discover that D jet is nothing to be scared of and IMO its easier than K jet to diagnose and repair.

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Re: The Org History!
« Reply #39 on: 19 October 2012, 11:28 PM »
Hehe. Haven't touched k-jet myself so I prefer to stay out of those discussions......most of the time.

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Re: The Org History!
« Reply #40 on: 20 October 2012, 02:16 AM »
Maybe its my more than passing familiarity with Modern EFI systems that gave me a leg up with the D jet.

Injection that utilises a common rail to each side and injectors that are electrically fired with the only real twist being the Manifold pressure is used to sort the air/fuel ratio.

But the Throttle body and TPS is identical as is the injection itself, all the rest is pure Bosch but not too hard to unnerstan.

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Re: The Org History!
« Reply #41 on: 20 October 2012, 10:10 AM »
OMG Oscar!


It's aliiiiiiiiiiiive!


Missed your posts mate!
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Re: The Org History!
« Reply #42 on: 24 October 2012, 02:48 PM »
Cheers Adam.  8) Not much to report though.
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Re: The Org History!
« Reply #43 on: 21 December 2012, 06:06 PM »
Just a few interesting Statistics I recently found on W116.org which go a long way to explainign why this site seems to work so well.

Having been involved in this sort of thing professionally and privately I can say that these figures are truly astounding.


Total Members:    1,794

Total Posts:        91,475

Total Topics:         9,201


The average user visit count per day is between 19 and 30 plus,


Average registrations per day:    1.78

Average posts per day:    38.38 which is why the board is so lively and a great stat,
Average topics per day:    3.60   which is also a good thing.


Heres the gold though,


Mechanicals has  34,210 posts
Test Drive has  15,487 and Interiors & Exteriors 14,722  which means we are all working on our cars or helping others to perfect their cars.

Neatly summed up it means that we are a community and id suggest a close community of helpful enthusiasts.

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Re: The Org History!
« Reply #44 on: 21 December 2012, 06:10 PM »
Heres a scary Stat..................

Ever wonder how you manage to lose time on here? (I do)

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