If you want to go on the cheap with some organic pads, check out Rock Auto. They have had some seriously good deals on close outs for brake pads of late. I just picked up a set of domestic organic pads for the 98 S420 last week for $6.
Dan Sent from my iPad > On Aug 7, 2015, at 9:57 AM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes <firstname.lastname@example.org> > wrote: > > New Moog tie-rod ends installed yesterday evening, they have a lifetime > warranty. > > I have the MB special tool (201 589 13 33 00, see picture procedure > 46-6177) for removing the outer tie-rod end, works like a champ. Inner, > not so good. The tool orientation on the inner end puts the tool nut up > into the engine compartment, so that there is no room to get a wrench on > it. > > The nut is 24mm, and the only sockets I have for that are normal depth; a > deep well is required. I don't own a 24mm deep well socket, so I made a > spacer from a Harbor Freight 32mm socket by cutting off about 10mm (there > is a 32mm counter-hold point on the tool just below the part that the nut > pushes on). Took me about an hour to cut off that 10mm and grind the edge > flat; this was an impact wrench socket, pretty beefy. Poor little harbor > freight bench grinder with a cut-off wheel at one end and a course grinding > stone at the other, gets the job done but easily bogs down so I don't push > it. > > I carefully measure the distance between the ends of the old tie-rod, and > adjust new to match, but of course the steering wheel is now cocked at > about 1:00, so an alignment is forthcoming. > > Odd thing was that immediately after the work, at the first start-up for a > test drive, the brake pad sensor light decided to light up and tell me the > front pad(s) are low. It was winking at first, went off while backing up, > but then after a few yards of forward motion it stayed on steady. Took the > left front wheel off again to make sure I didn't mess that up, couldn't > find anything, and that inner pad does indeed look a little thin and the > disc might be contacting the sensor now. I may pull the sensor connection > off at that pad and see if that clears the light. Good excuse to install > Akebono ceramic pads. > > ------------- > Max > Charleston SC > > On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 5:28 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes < > email@example.com> wrote: > >>> On 06/08/2015 2:24 PM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes wrote: >>> >>> Too late for that. If I "make a command decision" and just get'er done, >>> as >>> long as the result is positive then I don't even need to ask forgiveness. >>> >>> Once I open the can and ask the question, then (I've learned) it's just >>> best to keep her totally in the loop. >>> >>> Plan B it is, until a better option comes along. >>> >>> Lots of rain and lightening here now, may have to move the work into the >>> garage tonight. >>> >>> ------------- >>> Max >>> Charleston SC >>> >>> >>> My good wife would not care what I spent or how I got the car fixed so >> long as I just did it. >> She has been giving me a hard time about the length of time my car has sat >> in the garage since I had brake issues a while back. >> >> RB >> >> >> _______________________________________ >> http://www.okiebenz.com >> >> To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ >> >> To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: >> http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com > _______________________________________ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ > > To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: > http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com > _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com