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Drove across town with the top down to our local German Restaurant's MaibockFest (celebration of summer?)
May Bock beer. More alcohol than regular german beer. Much stronger than typical US beer

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Today Iím inspecting my vacuum lines. First time doing this and Iím not sure if I should be amazed or not

If anyone know what the 2 lines disconnected are would help a million.

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Also found out I need new distributor caps and rotors. The rotor but was on quite tight and couldnít manage to unscrew felt like it was going to strip the Allen key socket. Anyone experienced this before?

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May Bock beer. More alcohol than regular german beer. Much stronger than typical US beer

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bock

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Frank - I'll bet even you would like this place! It is a German Gastubbe in a California strip mall. 25 or so German beers. Even had a German TV crew fly here and do interviews!

Had a Kartofelpuffe and beer Friday.
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Also found out I need new distributor caps and rotors. The rotor but was on quite tight and couldnít manage to unscrew felt like it was going to strip the Allen key socket. Anyone experienced this before?...
Yes, my project car... It's been siting outside from prior owner not driven for over 2 years. I had to use the allen key one size over (Standard) and gently tap it into the head of 2 of those rotor bolts (gently!)

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As much as I enjoy the topless driving fun, the time has come to prep red devil for the full respray, started taking it apart. Amazing how much dust and dirt underneath of all the trim pieces after 23 years!







Going to pre-wire the car for a full sound system overhaul while it its all apart, perfect time for that... Going to do the final test fit of the front and rear aprons/lips on the bumpers and off they go along with the cladding...

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Since the weather here is rainy decided to do a few things ahead of schedule. Changed all the jacking points - the old ones were not looking too good. And did a spark plug change. What a difference between old and new. The old plugs, because the car does not run on higher RPM to often, were covered in soot. If anyone one needs a step-by-step here is the link hope it helps.
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Since the weather here is rainy decided to do a few things ahead of schedule. Changed all the jacking points - the old ones were not looking too good. And did a spark plug change. What a difference between old and new. The old plugs, because the car does not run on higher RPM to often, were covered in soot. If anyone one needs a step-by-step here is the link hope it helps.
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Your old plugs look good to me. I have seen my fair share of sooty plugs (remember carb engines?)

I am surprised to see platinum; however...

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Since the weather here is rainy decided to do a few things ahead of schedule. Changed all the jacking points - the old ones were not looking too good. And did a spark plug change. What a difference between old and new. The old plugs, because the car does not run on higher RPM to often, were covered in soot. If anyone one needs a step-by-step here is the link hope it helps.
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I am thinking of doing that to my 2000 E430 - how many of you use anti-seize? Funny thing is on my M119 SL500, 2-3 times I have changed the plugs 30,000 miles - and they are always a bit loose despite carefully torquing them to 30 Nm.

I am wondering if the anti seize is doing this?

In the case of the M113/M112, with 100K mile change interval, I sure don't want the plugs popping out of the holes.

The E430 has original plugs believe it or not - 97,000 miles.
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I am thinking of doing that to my 2000 E430 - how many of you use anti-seize? Funny thing is on my M119 SL500, 2-3 times I have changed the plugs 30,000 miles - and they are always a bit loose despite carefully torquing them to 30 Nm.

I am wondering if the anti seize is doing this?

In the case of the M113/M112, with 100K mile change interval, I sure don't want the plugs popping out of the holes.

The E430 has original plugs believe it or not - 97,000 miles.
proper torque is dependent on lube or not on the threads and if lube what it is.

If you look at torque spec's for specfic sized bolts, many charts will list the spec for a "dry" bolt as well as spec's with various lubes on them. Lube usually means a lower torque spec.

So why with anti seaze you have loose plugs don't know.

Frankly, I've never used a torque wrench on plugs with a crush washer like are on the M119 plugs I've bought. I tighten them till I feel the crush washer collapse. I feel it starting to collapse and at least for me it is easy to tell when it has fully compressed. Then I stop. Done this on many other plugs with crush washers and I've never had one loose when I changed them, nor had one that was hard to remove either.
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