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Old 05-12-2011, 11:32 AM
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Lubricate your hood hinge pivot pins !!!

This is important...
Lubricate your hood hinge pivot pins !!!

A few drops of oil will save you from a costly repair.

The W123 hood hinge generally corrodes/seizes on the bottom pivot wrecking the arm and/or ripping the pivot bushing from the body.
The W123 hood hinges are currently $300.00 each.

The W126 have multiple pivot points to seize = bend/twist/deform, and the fender must be removed to replace the hinge.
The W126 hood hinges are currently $368.00 each.

If you need NEW hinges, please call Phil with your VIN#..
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Old 05-12-2011, 01:10 PM
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If you want some horror pictures of this have a look here:-

W123 Hood hinge repair (nightmare)
1992 W201 190E 1.8 171,000 km - Daily driver
1981 W123 300D ~ 100,000 miles / 160,000 km - project car stripped to the bone
1965 Land Rover Series 2a Station Wagon CIS recovery therapy!
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Old 05-13-2011, 01:19 AM
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What type of lubricant?

Do you recommend a light oil or a grease compound?
81 240d
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