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Old 04-24-2010, 06:37 AM
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If it happens on your Jetta, I'm guessing you got Weird Roads round your place!

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W123, 1985 300TD Wagon, 256K,
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Old 04-24-2010, 06:44 AM
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Alastair ~ "If it happens on your Jetta, I'm guessing you got Weird Roads round your place!"

You forgot to mention that he drives on the wrong side of the road as well !!!!!
& the steering wheel is on the wrong side of the dash !!!

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1984 300D 500k miles
1987 250td 160k miles English import
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:20 AM
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Steering shock is an interesting idea. My 300SD no longer likes to turn on its own during turns. Although it does sounds like you need some new tires. Steering shock was relatively inexpensive and is a breeze to replace (10 minute job).
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Old 04-24-2010, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by biopete View Post
I did have a tire blow last week and changed to spare. Spare tire is best tire on car. And its in front right. Tires are pretty bad on this car. Dry rotted.
Only drive on secluded country roads so you don't take out my SD when your tires blow. Only description for driving at speed on known dry rotted tires is STUPID.

85SD 240K & stopped counting painted, putting bac together. 84SD 180,000. Probably up for sale in the fall 2020 still have it. 85TD beginning to repair to DD status. Waiting on shop to do minor but more than I can do rust.
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