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Old 01-14-2008, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by jeffrylebowski View Post
My 87 560 sel is spending it's 2nd full winter in Canada after living the first 18 years of it's life in California. All things considered it's been handling the cold quite well. Some big oil leaks but the engine runs smooth. However, I have noticed some rust starting to form underneath the panels on the bottom 3rd of the door. It looks as though those panels just pop off but I am hesitant to break any plastic clips that might hold it in place. Does anyone know the proper technique to get these panels off?

El Duderino.
These parts are held on by plastic clips -- so even with the correct proceedure it's likely that at least some 19 year old clips will break. I broke several of mine while doing some touch-up work. They are very reasonable from the dealer: a dollar per or close to that. I'd suggest going or calling, and getting several of each kind. It'll be $10 well spent, and awefully handy to have a couple of spares in your parts bin.

Just my 2 cents. After adjusting for inflation... still arguably worth that.

Jeff Pierce

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