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Old 09-29-2009, 09:00 PM
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I know the feeling, always something else.

I just finished up fixing my odometer last week. Noticed last summer it started to get stuck on the 9's. Typical problem, the tumbler shaft on the pot metal gear was slipping. A quick crimp on the shaft fixed it right up. After putting everything back together, It now reads 300+ less miles than when I started. Close enough.

Next project I started today are the chain rails. Looks like I got about 3 degrees stretch. I'll replace the rails guides tomorrow and leave the chain for early next spring.
You might want to check the tensioner too. Just a suggestion.
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:59 PM
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lol ,just add it to the steering coupling he is going to check
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Old 09-29-2009, 10:03 PM
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Next project I started today are the chain rails. Looks like I got about 3 degrees stretch. I'll replace the rails guides tomorrow and leave the chain for early next spring.
Is 3deg any concern?

I thought I read somewhere that you could get 2deg difference once a new chain wears in.
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Old 08-08-2014, 10:51 PM
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A quick video on checking if it is the coupler that has play

Having just changed my steering coupler on my 1980 450SL to great result (got rid of almost all my steering play), and seeing threads like this wondering whether the play is in the coupler (coupling) or the steering box, I did a little "before and after" video, showing the play before and after, with close ups on the coupler movement.

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Diagnosing free play due to steering coupler (coupling) in 1980 Mercedes 450SL - YouTube

Last edited by marinmbfan; 08-10-2014 at 10:33 AM. Reason: bad link
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