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Old 03-03-2014, 01:38 AM
charmalu charmalu is offline
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If you are going to sand down the Engine Bay to repaint it a different color, you really have a lot of work ahead of you. If you don`t get it sanded to give the paint something to bite into, it will peel.

have you ever used a Soda Blaster? It will take off the paint down to the metal, then the clean up is easier, just wash it down with water and dry. use Phosphoric Acid to etch the metal and remove any flash rust from the water, and POR it or your favorite Primer etc... Nothing looks worse than a lighter color showing through with a darker color painted over it if it gets scratched. All depends n how deep you want t get into this project.

A good Video from Eastwood.
Soda Blaster on My Classic Car from Eastwood - YouTube

A.H. Soda Blasting, LLC - Soda Blasting Demo 1- Paint Removal - Sheet Metal - YouTube

This would be a good time to replace the Sway Bar Bushing on the Fire Wall

Following link is for the TD Bushings 123-323-12-85
Pelican Parts - Automotive Parts and Accessories - Porsche & BMW

Pricey at $33. they are $25 wholesale price form the dealer. our local dealer.

Also this part# works W0133-1807027 for around $3 ea but Febi brand what I see mostly.

there were three HP ratings on the OM616...

1) Not much power
2) Even less power
3) Not nearly enough power!! 240D w/auto

Anyone that thinks a 240D is slow drives too fast.

80 240D Naturally Exasperated, 4-Spd 388k DD 150mph spedo 3:58 Diff

We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics. Funny how that works
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