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Old 11-14-2002, 02:54 PM
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Question Exactly where does my 126 chassis need regular lubrication?

I started changing my 420SEL's oil on my own about a year ago. When I used to take the car into a shop for normal oil changes, the tech would also "lube" under the vehicle where appropriate, and that's my question:

Exactly what points should I periodically be re-lubricating under my 1989 420SEL? And also, does it matter what type of grease I purchase and apply?

I really enjoy performing the car's basic maintainance on my own; but naturally, I don't want to neglect anything out of ignorance.

Thanks for any help you can provide!

1991 560SEL-Euro (145,000 miles)
1989 420SEL (Retired at 325,000 miles)
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Old 11-14-2002, 04:39 PM
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Change vital fluids and filters at indicated intervals and lubricate the door, hood and trunk lid hinges. There are no grease zerks that I'm aware of.

Good luck,
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Old 11-14-2002, 06:23 PM
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I agree with Larry Bible, there are no grease zerks under the car. There are nipples in each door hinge that need grease pumped in though.
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