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Unfortunatly, i made the mistake of leaving my car parked outside today.

So the story is, my father is a divorce Attorney and he was the ex-wifes attorney durning the child custody case, and lets say the father was not to happy about not Winning.

Now, i do not know how the man got our address but, he came to our house, broke my driver window, popped my hood and ripped out all of my distributor cap wires out. :eek: (This was about an hour before i arrived home, i was driving my Volvo) I know it was that man because of the two security Camera's in front of our house caught him. The man has been Apprehended.

All i have to do is, fix the wires, and find a new window!

I do apoligize for such a long story but i just wanted to explain how it all happened. Does anyone have a diagram for it? The Motor is the 2.3
 

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Child custody assignments around the country comport with federal legislation compelling the creation of vulnerable, single parent homes and are therefore inherently rigged for the father to lose. Then child support is ordered in enormous amounts and the state gets matching funds for enforcement of these payments. It's a money maker for the state to put the screws on the father (who is the financially dominant spouse typically) so that he cannot fight back in any meaningful way to regain accessibility to his children.

What the father failed to understand was that the enemy was not the wife and her lawyer but rather the judge and the judge's professionals. The psychologist, the attorney for the kids and any other professionals were all programmed for the mother to win. So the idiot father took his frustration out on your innocent 8v.

It breaks my heart when an 8v has to suffer for the foibles of government. We can patch up the car but we cannot patch up the family destroyed by the court. Just replace the glass and buy the cap, rotor, dust seal and the plug wires. Use only dealer original equipment! I'll post a wiring diagram to get your 8v running again.

As a divorce lawyer myself, I may suggest the best way to protect your 8v going forward is to have your dad practice less of a total kill policy when advocating for mothers. Mothers are intended to win all initial awards of custody anyway. Let the losing parent have more parenting time and pay less in child support. When the fourteen year flip occurs, the mother will suffer less payback that way and your 8v will be safe. That's how I keep my two 201's safe.
 

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Thank you Lomtevas, I very much appreciate that.

I have on order from the dealer a new, Distributor cap, rotor and wires, also a new window. I was going to have it sent to Mercedes Benz of Norwood to have it fixed, but they told me it would be there for about a week, since they would have to wait for the parts to be shipped out and arrive, oddly they did not have the parts i needed on site, I just had them order the parts and it is parked in the garage with the W210 for now, until everything arrives and i can pick them up. I am happy that he did not do anything other than just shattering my window and destroying my distributor cap.

I figure the Distributor will be easy to replace, but I will have the window installed by a professional, I do not want to break it.

I understand what you mean by all of that, and i did not know you are a divorce lawyer, what a coincidence! My Father told me that vandalism to his or any one in the family's property, had never happened before, out of the 26 years of being a Lawyer. I do remember him telling everyone in the house about this case, how the father would abuse the mother and child very badly, and that the mother was pushing my father for him to win this case, apparently she does not know how the system works. I will mention the advice to him, I am sure he will appreciate it, and Thank you for your suggestion.
 

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I know. I know. All men are inherently dangerous and all women are always abused. There is a federal law that pays money for courts to make these revelations about people (VAWA).

The main thing is that no 190E should ever be dragged through other peoples' litigations.
 

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I know. I know. All men are inherently dangerous and all women are always abused.

The main thing is that no 190E should ever be dragged through other peoples' litigations.
Unfortunatly, certain people have chosen to go down that dangerous and abusive path.

I agree 100%. There is no reason that my car should have been the victim. Only if that man had been smart enough to see a specialist and explained how he felt about it.

I also would like to say, i saw some photos that MercSean had posted of the Harriman Run.
Seems like you guys had a good time.
 

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One more question for now, would it be easier when removing my old distributor cap and installing the new one, to remove the upper radiator hose and thermostat?

By the way, My Father say's Thank you for the suggestion, and he will try that in the next settlement.
 

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I received the distributor cap, and I replaced it.

Started it up and it ran fine, drove around the block without the window and she runs Great. Still waiting for the window to arrive and for some one to install it.

Thank you lomtevas.
 

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I received the distributor cap, and I replaced it.

Started it up and it ran fine, drove around the block without the window and she runs Great. Still waiting for the window to arrive and for some one to install it.

Thank you lomtevas.
You are most welcome.

I apologize for missing your last question but you never need to remove the thermostat or the upper radiator hose to replace the distributor cap and rotor on a 2.3. I do hope you bought the rotor as well as the plastic circular dust shield.

Any competent body shop will have a glazier who can properly seat and seal a window.
 

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I apologize for missing your last question but you never need to remove the thermostat or the upper radiator hose to replace the distributor cap and rotor on a 2.3. I do hope you bought the rotor as well as the plastic circular dust shield.
I just had to remove the upper radiator hose to get at a screw that was put on to tight, other than that, the replacement went well. I purchased everything, including the rotor and dust sheild.

What I thought was helpful for in the future is when I went to my Indy to get the window installed, he gave me small stickers with numbers (1-4) to put on the plug wires.

Window arrived today and was installed by my indy Mechanic.
 
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