Just wanted to introduce myself, introduce my newest purchase, and also ask for some advice - because it's already broken!
I'm Ben, I live in Vancouver, BC, and I just purchased a 1974 240D. She's beautiful, a little rough around the edges, and I hope to get her up to scratch once more
But I have a problem... on the drive home from buying it (a 2 hour ferry ride away from home), the fan belt snapped on me, leaving me stuck on the side of the road. So, now I'm home, and my new car is stuck on the other side of the water until the weekend, after I got it towed.
I've prepaid parking until Sunday night, so during the day, my mechanically minded buddy and I are going to ferry back over there, change the belt in the parking lot, and drive home!
However, we've been looking online for how to change the belt and can't find anything (from what I could tell from checking it out myself, you have to remove the power steering pully to fit the new belt?)
So, fellow Benz enthusiasts, I need some of your advice to get my baby home! How do you change the belt, and what selection of tools shall I throw in a bag to bring?
Thanks, and hi!