Discussion Starter · #81 ·
Thank you for the kind words. Made my day.Well, while I have a different car, 99 SL, I would say that is anyone believes a car that old does not have rubber driveline parts degraded is not realistic. My car also came from So Cal and was low mileage. But and it was me, that I found after starting on one type of project it usually amounted to work creep in that when you really inspect driceline parts you are faced with the decision of "well while I have this apart I might as well replace that too". Often I would go to do something like put new springs in only to see the lca bushings rotted. As such I could not leave things alone. I would also say most people do not repair things until they have a failure. I am not like that and its our choice but I would also say that without these fixes our cars do not run or handle as they should. For instance when replacing the rear shocks I checked the rear lca bushings. Guess what they were dry rotted. Did they function yes, but were they right, no. So I like you have all new lca bushings, struts, mounts etc. Leaks are the same. Some people can live with some drips from the power steering pump, I prefer not to. So I applaud your work and really I am sure you feel some reward for all the effort. Now when someone tells me what a nice car I have I simply smile and think to myself you have no idea of what this took to do and my guess you will enjoy the driving of it even more. I still have a few things to go but it will be that always, these things become part of us. When I drive this it talks to me yours will too. I also want to thank you for taking the time for the very detailed write up. Very nice and appreciated.
PS I do feel I've accomplished something -- learned a lot, probably helped/inspired others -- though I must admit, I am still recuperating from spending this much time under the car....