[DML] Lubrication
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[DML] Lubrication

Several recent posts about the steering lock, steering bushing, mode
switch, speedometer, all are about lubrication. After 20+ years the
origional lubrication has long since dried out. Many of these and
other problems can be solved by relubricating the parts. Not just the
immediate problem but a complete whole-car lubrication. Too often
people just work on the immediate problem not realizing these are just
the surface symptoms of a wider problem and never get "ahead of the
curve" just having problem after problem. To fix the car right and get
ahead of these things you have to be proactive. Just go and fix
EVERYTHING, even the things that aren't "broke" yet but will soon be.
Even a car with extremely low mileage is going to have these issues
just due to it's age. Maybe not right away but very soon. Same thing
for weatherstripping like door seals and fuel system parts like the
fuel pump boots, accumulater, injector seals, and pick-up hose. On the
cooling system side it is the water pump, every hose and seal, belts,
and idler bearings. You cannot run on these parts for over 20 years
and not expect something bad to happen! In the electrical system you
see it by corrosion at the connections. On the leather it dries out
and cracks. I can go on but the general gist of this post is that a
car needs a LOT of maintainence. Especially if it is 20+ years old and
was not taken care of properly. Hitting these little problems
piecemeal one-at-a-time is the long, hard way to go. Start by
replacing ALL the fluids in the car.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

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