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Old 02-01-2008, 01:32 PM
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Agreed, $1.40 is cheap enough.

I wouldn't bother with them in a junkyard, I tried to pull one of mine once, had hardened so much I had to destroy it to get it out.

For 124s and 201s you can just go with the '90s rocker panel covers and leave the plugs out.

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Old 03-14-2010, 12:34 AM
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Bumping this one... Have two nice w123s now and want to keep them this way. One will be used in rain and whatnot, so protection of the jack holes is a smart idea.

Anyone have some longish-term experience with these now?
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I had to pull one on a friendís car during a blizzard, with a cork screw.


Perhaps I should buy a Mercedes Benz cork screw. LOL ROFL
I didn't realize you carried a corkscrew in your tool box, Roy, is that for a nip during your breaks?

If you want to buy a MB corkscrew, I think I have one around here for oh, maybe, $200.00 ( But it's a Mercedes....lol..)
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I didn't realize you carried a corkscrew in your tool box, Roy, is that for a nip during your breaks?

If you want to buy a MB corkscrew, I think I have one around here for oh, maybe, $200.00 ( But it's a Mercedes....lol..)
A long time ago, I use to carry a cork screw in my traveling computer bag. Then I had one in my glovebox. I think all 3 of my cork screws are in the kitchen drawer now.
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Old 03-14-2010, 09:27 PM
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Thats ethier MBZ300CD, or BenzBar .
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Thats ethier MBZ300CD, or BenzBar .
That is our friend Gary (MBZ300CD) over at BW...

I have a spare set of jack plugs in case somebody snags them...as was mentioned, they're cheap enough.

Just make sure the jack holes are clean before you install any of the plugs. We live in sunny southern CA so I am not that worried of snow or inclement weather (rain, snow, etc), but still do keep an eye out.
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Are you inferring that in areas where snow or rain do happen, that the plugs are a bad idea?

To me, Ive seen enough vehicles with open jack points develop rust, that I have to wonder if a good coating of an anti-rust product (not necessarily grease, though that may do too) and closure of the jack points would offer a benefit... or cause issues beyond what happens with open ones... Perhaps it is best to treat the jack points when open, but then leave them that way?
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Old 03-15-2010, 01:40 AM
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Are you inferring that in areas where snow or rain do happen, that the plugs are a bad idea?

To me, Ive seen enough vehicles with open jack points develop rust, that I have to wonder if a good coating of an anti-rust product (not necessarily grease, though that may do too) and closure of the jack points would offer a benefit... or cause issues beyond what happens with open ones... Perhaps it is best to treat the jack points when open, but then leave them that way?
Thing is, I've seen the plugs up close and they do not have a proper "seal" - they are just covers, not seals. So with that, rain or snow can accumulate in there and cause rust when they're open, probably more so if they are closed, unless (like you mentioned) something can be applied to prevent it from rusting out.

What I'm saying is that if one uses the plugs where inclement weather is often experienced, the condensation can leak into the holes and get trapped (since the plugs are not that "tight" of a seal).

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