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Old 12-02-2000, 04:21 PM
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I just lubed my throttle linkage. Had a tough time getting the sockets off the studs due to the fact that it appears the PO's had not serviced the linkage in many, many years. Several of the sockets were showing signs of rust too. Due to the fact that everything was so dry, I just used regular heavy grease, straight from the grease gun w/needle fitting. Are there any downsides to using heavy grease?

Also, here's a tip: If working inside the door, don't take a break and grease the door hinges before returning to work inside the door. Especially on an inclined driveway .
Mike Tangas
'73 280SEL 4.5 (9/72)- RIP
Only 8,173 units built from 5/71 thru 11/72

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2012 VW Jetta Sportwagon least its a diesel

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