True, John, but you are a "real" mechanic and do preventative maintenance second nature. Many of us aren't and don't unless we are reminded to do so. Last time the fan belt broke on the 240D it _looked_ fine to me but apparently was worn.
On 1/31/06, John Berryman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > On Tuesday, January 31, 2006, at 02:20 AM, Brian Chase wrote: > > > Ah. Key info. I often wonder which might be the most vital tools to > > include in an emergency kit. I'll make belt replacement tools part of > > my kit. > > > > Brian > > 83 240D > > > > Replacing the belts before they're worn out might be a good idea. > Most > people carry no tools and wouldn't know how to use them. They get > around just fine. > These cars are so reliable, if maintained properly there should be > no > need for tools. Maybe a set of fuel filters, a philips screwdriver, > and wrench for the "spin-on". Just in case you get bad fuel in your > travels. > In all my years of driving MB diesels, I have never broken down. > Not > bad for a couple of million miles. > > Johnny B. > I Mac Therefore I am > _______________________________________ > http://www.striplin.net > For new parts see official list sponsor: http://www.buymbparts.com/ > For used parts email [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: > http://striplin.net/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_striplin.net > -- 1977 240D 1983 VW Quantum turbo diesel 5-speed 1972 Honda CB-500K motorcycle http://www.airamericaradio.com/listen