Steve. Thanks for another good explaination. My understanding is that this is more common on a 115 than on a 123. Would that be correct? Also, is this failure preventable by properly torquing the bolts at the recommended intervals, or is it more or less inevitable on a 115? Reason for asking is, I am getting a 240D / w115, and would prefer to avoid this problem. Thanks.
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