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Old 03-11-2003, 12:57 PM
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Always have a 6-pack of ice cold beer on hand for any major repair job, preferably German or Belgian lager. If possible, have a pretty blonde present to hand the beer to you when needed, especially when your greasy hand slips off the 3/8 ratchet driver and you skin your knuckles on the cylinder head...NOTE: Knuckle skinning may require, in addition to several swigs of lager, a shot of single malt scotch.

A serious tip - To retrieve dropped and/or lost miscellaneous small metal objects within the engine compartment - use a small, but powerful magnet (Lee Valley Tools sells an excellent 1cm magnet that I swear could hold two cars together) attached to a length of string. This has saved my butt many a time...
2007 E550 4Matic - 61,000 Km - Iridium Silver, black leather, Sport package, Premium 2 package
2007 GL450 4Matic - 62,000 Km - Obsidian Black Metallic, black leather, all options
1998 E430 - sold
1989 300E - 333,000 Km - sold
1977 280E - sold
1971 250 - retired

"And a frign hat. They gave me a hat at the annual benefits meeting. I said. how does this benefit me. I dont have anything from the company.. So they gave me a hat." - TheDon
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