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Old 04-23-2008, 10:29 AM
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Repair Woe's this past weekend

I had an oil line leaking so I decided to replace them along with both motor mounts on Saturday. The job wasn't too bad, no stripped bolts, everything came off fairly easy. Get everything back together and do a test run and the lower fitting at the oil filter leaked. Get back down there and tighten it up a little. Still leaks. Tighten it up more, still leaks. Tighten it up a little more, leaks again. Now I notice it's leaking at the braised joint where the fitting is attached to the hard line.
Now I'm pissed, I have to do the whole thing all over again.
The one break I did get is the defective oil line wasn't the one that was leaking so I was able to put the original line back on. Only lost about a quart of oil redoing it.
Find out while finishing up that both engine shocks are bad.
Started at 9:00am finished at 5:00pm.

Sunday, go out to replace a broken window regulator. Have the wrong one. No problem, prop the window up with pieces of wood.
Now I decide to tackle the AC system. Remove the expansion valve and find a o-ring disfigured. Now I know why it was leaking.

Monday, drive to gf's house after work. Driving home had a bad scraping sound driving home. Took the wheel off yesterday and started checking. Brake pads good, rotor and caliper good. Find out it's definitely the wheel bearing. Now I need to order 2 more bearings.

What a past few days, I've been putting some stuff off for the lack of funds but now it's biting me in the ass.

I found a good thread on wheel bearings while searching:
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/tech-help/26178-w126-front-wheel-bearing-question.html#post137710

So, you really don't need any special tools to drive out the old races??

And as far as the o-ring I used Nylog on them but one of rings from a fitting that screws into the top of the expansion valve didn't seat right.
How do you get them to stay in place long enough to tighten the fitting down?

Danny

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Old 04-23-2008, 10:36 AM
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Sunday, go out to replace a broken window regulator. Have the wrong one. No problem, prop the window up with pieces of wood.

Danny

Same thing happened to me. That was 6 months ago - still have the wood in there. It's on the to-do list.

Good luck man......I've got a pending brake pad/rotor/hoses job pending and I'm fearful that this may turn into a similar saga. As a dear friend once told me, that was how his odyssey began too.

Maybe funds are tight because you spent all winter torturing me with skiing adventures?
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Did you loosen the clamps on the oil cooler line before you tried to tighten the nut?
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:38 AM
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Maybe funds are tight because you spent all winter torturing me with skiing adventures?
No kidding I just finished paying for that last month.

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Did you loosen the clamps on the oil cooler line before you tried to tighten the nut?
I put all connections on then put the clamps on. They were all done a little more than hand tight. It wasn't me the line was defective. I got at least a full turn on it trying to stop the leak before I noticed where it was coming from.

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