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Old 12-22-2006, 08:46 PM
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Tow from the back right?

Ok, I have an 86 560 SEL on the side of the road right now and I'm waiting on AAA.

Just to confirm, I need them to pick it from the rear and tow that way correct?

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Old 12-22-2006, 08:47 PM
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Old 12-22-2006, 08:50 PM
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Thanks, that's what I thought.

I believe it became a parts car tonight. Would hate to screw up the tranny too!
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Old 12-22-2006, 09:15 PM
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I would ask for a flat bed tow truck if possible.
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Wa'happened?
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Old 12-22-2006, 09:49 PM
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Ok, I have an 86 560 SEL on the side of the road right now and I'm waiting on AAA.

Just to confirm, I need them to pick it from the rear and tow that way correct?
Getting advice from this forum while waiting for triple A on the side of the road, and getting the advice you were looking for *before* they get there...that makes me smile
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Old 12-22-2006, 09:58 PM
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no way, what happened?! if there's any parts you need to fix, or any way I can help, don't hesitate to ask.
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Old 12-22-2006, 11:41 PM
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It took 3 hours, but they sent a flatbed. So at least the transmission didn't die tonight.

John, you don't want to know...................

Looks like I got myself a parts car now. Hard to tell in he dark but looks like a massive oil leak somewhere. No indication of an oil pressure problem until the engine screamed and stopped running. Oil all over the engine. I think it's seized.
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Old 12-22-2006, 11:58 PM
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Thats horrible, I hate to think you went though all this trouble to get it and wind up with just a parts car i'm going to do some checking next week and see if I can't find a motor.

If it turns out you need something easy for it, I have a spare 560 engine for parts here still. Well two I guess if you count the other one still in the car in the driveway.
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Old 12-23-2006, 07:31 AM
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If it's clean enough, put it back together. The only difference in the 5.0 vs 5.6 was the stroke... you could always toss in a Euro 500 motor. They're common here, hell I have two of them.

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