Steve makes a good point
My old rails were so brittle that they were almost like glass. Fresh rails would take a lot more stress and slapping around and would be safer in the event of slack tensioner or reduced oil pressure.
As for being up that time of day, my guess is Steve was already at work and i was icing a shoulder from my morning therapy. Seeing Jesse James working in the Monster Garage just after his shoulder surgery gave me too much license to do the same!! Paying for it this week.
'02 C230 Kompressor
'89 560 SEL "Frau BlueCar" (retired April 2004)