So I do have this black designated parts car I put money into. And it has that dreaded reverse-gear-missing-and-leaking-if-you-try-to-use-it problem. Else transmission works fine and is not leaking at all.
Lucky as I am, I live on a hill. So I drive up the driveway, put it in neutral and just roll downhill into the parking spot next to the beautiful red one.
I usually anyways prefer to park so that I can just drive away forward, not needing to back out somewhere. It's just a habit. Say - if you would rob banks for a living, you may get used to do this also. Just a habit.
But with the black 1993 500SL 'potential parts car' there it is not a habit but a must
. No reverse gear. Forgetting that I am in the black one and not the red one hurts.
It is not easy to push 4.400 pounds out of a parking lot, because you just forgot the missing reverse.
But I need to drive both of them. What good is a parts car if it does not run? How do you know the parts are still OK? So I am fixing my parts car, just in case the nice one breaks down and need any parts. Buying new parts to 'store' in the parts car. Do I still make any sense here?
Today I got the black one running again. New Crank Shaft Position Sensor did it. She is running again!
Now I have to get her to
to fix the transmission. A decent parts car needs a working transmission. Just in case the transmission in the nice car breaks down, right?