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Old 06-15-2001, 10:51 PM
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Parts Dept. here he comes

Brother of the Benz, william rogers
I can just see the sparkle in the eyes of the clerk at the parts counter.
My 1987 W124030 with 176,000 miles is still on the original front and rear calipers.
Every January of the year I change the brake fluid using DOT 3.
This small effort has repayed me many times over, plus having excellent brakes.
Again, Tobias, DO IT and quit talking about it!
Again listen to the seniors who have been doing this simple procedure for the life of more than one Benz.
I hope yours has not digressed to the point that new calipers are needed.
What became of rebuilding calipers instead of throwing them in the scrap ben?
Happy Trails Beep Beep from The Spiderman in Houston!!!
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Old 06-15-2001, 11:43 PM
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Spiderman, My SD sat for a year and a half in rainy Oregon with out being driven,(bad medicine for brake system) and my guess when doing normal detective work as one dose when buying a new jewel is that some if not all of its previous owners had interest other than sterling maintenance practise.The main clues were mismatched tires, very dirty interior, 170 k and it had had the engine replaced (the replacement engine had 66k on it) so for a price of six teen hundred I had the basis for a very nice auto , for about a thousand more it now has new Michelins new brakes, hoses ,belts, glow plugs etc. , as I paint cars as a hobby I will end up with a very fine vehicle for less than 3 k. I used to rebuild calipers but did this one the lazy way with no regrets , so for the price of a clapped out Toyota pick up truck I have a beautiful machine that I plan to keep till there is no more fossil fuel.........
William Rogers......

[Edited by william rogers on 06-15-2001 at 11:46 PM]
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Old 06-16-2001, 11:11 AM
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Sounds Good to Me

Brother of The Benz,
You have the makings,as you've said, of a very fine automobile at a pitance of what one would have to pay, and then do the same repairs that you are doing.
Not many of us are as fortunate as you in finding such a jewel in the rough; just waiting to be brought to the surface.
Good luck with your effort and keep us posted as to the success of your jewel.
Happy Trails Beep Beep from the Spiderman in Houston!!!
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