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Say sod it and pull it all to bits 7 46.67%
Say sod it and put it all back together and expect a tow truck will help 3 20.00%
Something else (please specify) 5 33.33%
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:41 PM
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Just cut the chain, you may have to replace it anyway.
Then deal with the pins on the bench.
Fix the head gasket and put your diesel back together before you take the next one to bits.
It doesn't work out having too many projects.
Believe me, i am talking from experience.

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Old 07-22-2013, 01:26 PM
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What are 'dinner lady arms?'
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:35 PM
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What are 'dinner lady arms?'
Didn't see the post you must be asking about, but Doktor Google found this:

The Darkness - Dinner Lady Arms - YouTube

Some of the other songs on the album seem apt. For example:

"It seemed like a good idea at the time"

Otherwise, less interestingly:
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=dinner+lady+arms
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:52 PM
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Just cut the chain, you may have to replace it anyway.
^x2

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Fix the head gasket and put your diesel back together before you take the next one to bits.
^x2

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Believe me, i am talking from experience.
^x2 ^x2 ^x2 ^x2 ^x2

My driveway is living proof. Here are some pics taken over the last month or so.

BTW, the 190e looks great. They are much more attractive in euro trim than the versions we got in NA.
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:05 PM
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Didn't see the post you must be asking about, but Doktor Google found this:

The Darkness - Dinner Lady Arms - YouTube

Some of the other songs on the album seem apt. For example:

"It seemed like a good idea at the time"

Otherwise, less interestingly:
Urban Dictionary: dinner lady arms
I thought he had a fetish for matronly upper arms....
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:32 PM
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I thought he had a fetish for matronly upper arms....
Indeed Graham got it - it is a reference to that song which is about getting old (among other things) - matronly upper arms might be the only thing left on the table for some of us!
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:33 PM
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Indeed Graham got it - it is a reference to that song which is about getting old (among other things) - matronly upper arms might be the only thing left on the table for some of us!
LOL!!!!!

I am getting old that's for sure. 50 is looming in the distance!!!!!
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:39 PM
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Dinner Lady Arms:

Definition: Arms that have saggy flabby bits near the armpit, that droop when the arms are raised and bulge out when the arms are by one's sides. It tends only to be women who suffer from dinner lady arms.

Example:

Nice dress.....shame about the dinner lady arms
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:41 PM
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Not familiar with your head. My experience is with the OM60X engine. I buggered up the top pin due to inexperience and it was stuck. I drilled a hole at the back of the head and punched it out. The small hole is filled with RTV when I reassembled the engine. Just a suggestion.

Can you rethread the guide pin and try to pull it out?
One of the holes couldn't be done like that because it is in the middle of the head - the other one could possibly be tackled that way.

Re-threading the pin might be a possible solution but I think the corrosion is probably going to win.

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Just cut the chain, you may have to replace it anyway.
Then deal with the pins on the bench.
Fix the head gasket and put your diesel back together before you take the next one to bits.
It doesn't work out having too many projects.
Believe me, i am talking from experience.
I don't want to cut the chain - it is still lining up nicely at the camshaft and the crank - and it is probably going to cost me the best part of 400 euros to get a chain and a tool to fit the chain (can't rent tools where I am)

So I'd rather take out the engine than pay the extra money!
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:44 PM
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...

My driveway is living proof. Here are some pics taken over the last month or so.

BTW, the 190e looks great. They are much more attractive in euro trim than the versions we got in NA.
Love the pictures of your driveway - classic. However, I think one car under one tarpaulin is enough for me. 'Cos of the divorce fiasco I'm probably going to have to move house so I need these cars to be mobile or in the crusher...
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:46 PM
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No lie, I have fond memories of stopping on the highway with my Dad to refill the radiator with puddle water when his truck kept overheating. Always an adventure when running around with Dad. It was a 7.3L V8 diesel, N/A Ford (A gas saver here in the states ) if I remember correctly


PS- Why not get a foxbody with the 4 cylinder? They're so ugly no one will ever mess with it. The engine can be turbocharged and run up to around 400hp "easily"
I've already watered most of Europe with an old Metro - I don't really think the roads around here need anymore coolant!
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:48 PM
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Dinner Lady Arms:

Definition: Arms that have saggy flabby bits near the armpit, that droop when the arms are raised and bulge out when the arms are by one's sides. It tends only to be women who suffer from dinner lady arms.

Example:

Nice dress.....shame about the dinner lady arms
Yeah but when you are six and the other kids won't let you play football they're a comforting place to be - I get the feeling that's the gist of the song...

...although he's somewhat older and now has sex with the dinner lady - but hey life moves on
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:50 PM
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Yeah but when you are six and the other kids won't let you play football they're a comforting place to be - I get the feeling that's the gist of the song...

...although he's somewhat older and now has sex with the dinner lady - but hey life moves on

Could be indeed...I am still listening to Warrant Uncle Tom's Cabin, Blue Oyster Cult and Megadeth....
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:58 PM
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Take no prisoners take no **** eh?
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:59 PM
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I can't help it. Today's music (largely) bores me to tears...

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