So. Now I feel dumb. I found my "pedestal" and hood ornament in my messy garage, right where I thought I might have left it. I'm not sure how I missed it. I already ordered a new ornament repair kit, but didn't pay for the base/pedestal. So there is some victory there.
Ok. Enough of the boring key/lock/hood ornament stuff. How about some real repairs?
- smoking/burning oil:
drove the car around the block. Dare I say that the smoking seems to be decreasing? Maybe time for some Lucas treatment etc?
Since I now have the car home, I mustered up the balls to press the sunroof button. It opened. It didn't close all the way. The rear is sitting low, more so on the drivers side.
This is my first MB with a sunroof that doesn't work flawlessly (as the one in my 250c did). I need to research what to start greasing things up with. I understand the sunroof motor is in the trunk, and don't know if I need to pull out the cables and grease them all.
Any sunroof advice would be great. Until then, maybe a few kent Bergsma videos.
I think that's it for now. I have to focus on getting my 280slc 4-speed stick shift gone. (Edit: gone as of ~wed June 10, 2015)