Date registered: Sep 2009
Vehicle: 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL
Location: Sterling Heights, Michigan
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You're welcome, bud.
One other bit of news I should pass along on the topic of odometer gears is the response I got from Odometer Gears when I inquired about the apparent noisiness of their hard plastic, dry-installed gears vs the soft, factory-greased OEM gears:
"Rarely, we do hear this complaint in the Mercedes 107 chassis. The cure is to apply a thin layer of wheel bearing/axle grease in the teeth of the E2 and E3 outer part of the gear (the 48 tooth count section). This will deaden the noise and cure the concern. The grease will not degrade our new gears like it does on the OE gears. The OE gears fail because the grease reacts with the urethane and causes them to break down and become waxy and fail.
Odometer Gears Ltd.
72 Croatan Road
Newport News, VA 23606
So there ya go!
Sterling Heights, MI
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL Benzedrine
2002 Volvo S80 T6
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