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Old 02-25-2010, 02:54 AM
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Thanks,
I think you misread my post... I painted the interior trim... not the exterior!

I did the Engine Mounts on sunday... Huge difference, but not perfect yet.
You are right about the "Engine Stop" under the bellhousing... its toast, but I cant find it on Peachparts....

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Old 02-25-2010, 11:24 AM
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That car's really progressing nicely. Two things I strongly suggest. Get a hood star for it. and shine up that grille. And replace the grey plastic grill insert. Or at least clean and repaint the exising one a slightly darker shade of grey. It'll make a world of difference.

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Old 08-05-2011, 11:53 AM
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Wow, its been a while since I posted an update...

As the poor old girl has been doing Teenager duty almost the last year, we finally got them cars, so I got her back... They all complained about her being slow... but loved the MPG, and the fact that the cops never even notice them. Neither of them got stopped the whole year... around here thats a miracle!

Now she has 195k miles on...
I have now buffed out and polished the paint, and it looks OK aside from the areas that were clearly repainted sometime... a patch on the hood, and the drivers front fender which looks like it has some filler in the front corner from a bump. Also the parking dings are numerous and ugly... I need to learn PDR!
The MPG is pretty consistent, regardless of how or where its driven... 33ish if I use Diesel Kleen , and 31ish if I don't.
Not worked out if its worth it, but like the idea anyway, so will continue.

So, here is what I did in the last year...
New Nissans radiator.
New Water pump, thermostat, and hoses.
Reconditioned 85A Alternator.
Painted Grill satin black and replaced the Star.

Fixed the Tach, and replaced all the bulbs in the cluster, as well as swapped the clock from another cluster I had... soldering required, but it now works great. Replaced the speedometer cable, but its still intermittent.

This week I got stuck into some TLC.
The car was shimming at 65, and brakes needed work... One of the kids drove it around with the parking brake on for a week...... this is the same kid that told me it was "Doing something odd at 85.."
I chewed him out seriously...
Now the brake wear warning lamp was on, and time to act.

The shimmy looks like wear in the center link, and track rod ends... on order now.
This caused the pass tire to wear oddly...
Scary...


The rear brakes were not too worn, pads, rotors were OK. Parking brake shoes were OK, so need to adjust them or the cable later.
Fronts were another story...
Even tho the pads still had some life, the rotor surfaces were so worn, that there was a 1/8th" lip on the ouside... this had eaten the wear sensor in half!
Replaced Pads and rotors.... this thing is so slow, it has solid, non vented rotors up front!!

I am out of work, so money is tight and now I needed new tires, as they are all down to the wear bars...

I had a brainstorm and went to my storage, where I had some 7x17 RAGE Alloys stored with good 225/50 tires... The wheels were dual pattern with 108 and 114.3 PCD's, that we had on a Ford Taurus..
I tried them, and they fitted.. the tires are as little large, and look about 1" larger overall diameter, but free is good right now.
I am not driving it until I get my Hubcentric rings, and PCD variance bolts, but here is how it looks...


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Old 08-05-2011, 12:06 PM
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Check the idler arm bushings while you're doing the steering.

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Check the idler arm bushings while you're doing the steering.

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Is that the bar that goes across the center?
If it is that is what I am talking about... both ends have slack, and also the track rod ends have split rubber boots... I need to do them all.
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:37 PM
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The drag link goes across the center connecting the pitman arm at the steering box and the idler arm on the passenger side frame rail. There's also a steering damper that looks like a skinny shock absorber. The drag link ends aren't as tight as tie rod ends even when new.

Track rod is a term I hear in pre-war Fords. Do you mean tie rod?

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Old 08-05-2011, 01:47 PM
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Yes, thats the part, attached to the steering damper.
My son Ps2cho had to replace his on the 260 for same reason, so i knew where to look for the wear.
The links from there out to the wheel (I call them track rod ends, but I am a Brit, so excuse me!) seem ok, but boots are cracked and split, so if I am gonna do it I better do them all, and get it aligned all together!
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Old 08-05-2011, 02:36 PM
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FYI

Graphic of the steering linkage.
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Just some ongoing updates...
Almost at 200k miles now.
Still LOVE my 190D!
Has anyone noticed the prices of these are rising????

Still working on stuff...
A/C still not working... Replaced the Klima, and still no joy.

Repaced the steering joints yesterday too.

Engine sounds a little loud... I think the hydraulic lifters are on their way out.
Had a look under the valve cover, but nothing obvious..
I could not compress any of the buckets by hand, but I could spin them..





After that, I decided to do and oil change, and transmission service.
I think I may have done the trans fluid when I got her, but that was 25k ago, but just in case, I did it anyway.
Fluid looked and smelt ok.

How about this for 200k!



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Old 03-13-2012, 03:52 PM
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Just some ongoing updates...
Almost at 200k miles now.
Still LOVE my 190D!
Has anyone noticed the prices of these are rising????

Still working on stuff...
A/C still not working... Replaced the Klima, and still no joy.

Repaced the steering joints yesterday too.

Engine sounds a little loud... I think the hydraulic lifters are on their way out.
Had a look under the valve cover, but nothing obvious..
I could not compress any of the buckets by hand, but I could spin them..
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Oil pump drive chain has been superseded five times.
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Timing chain has been superseded seven times.
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Two of the sliding rails have been superseded also.

Tensioner, timing chain has been superseded three times.
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timing cover has been superseded four times.
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front main seal has been superseded TEN times.
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Hydraulic tappet has been superseded six times.
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Camshaft has been superseded three times.
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Cylinder head gasket has been superseded many times.

Hub, harmonic balancer, has been superseded two times.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:34 AM
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I missed 201,084!

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nice job

fyi, your injector tie down clips, and some of the rubber pads (it appears) are missing. Where the lines are resting on the bracket there should be clips that hold them to the bracket. Behind each line where the clip attaches there should be a small rubber pad.
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+26 *C, today here it might be about 8 or 9 and I am thinking it is summer, my house windows are open...
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nice job

fyi, your injector tie down clips, and some of the rubber pads (it appears) are missing. Where the lines are resting on the bracket there should be clips that hold them to the bracket. Behind each line where the clip attaches there should be a small rubber pad.
Ok, will look into that, well spotted!

Note, that the Oil Pressure is still 1.2 bar or more hot at idle... Impressive I think for 200k plus!
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220k miles now and I just got her back after another long lend to a child...

It just never ceases to amaze me that everytime I get her back after a lend period these millennials miss her, and grin.

It got hit in a parking lot, so I have a door dent to tease out and im also overdue for an oil and filter change, but she just keeps rattling along!

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