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RE: LGC question (Non-sunbeam content)

To: alpines@Autox.Team.Net, tigers@Autox.Team.Net,
Subject: RE: LGC question (Non-sunbeam content)
From: "Richard Atherton (Entex)" <a-richat@MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 1997 23:33:43 -0700
        This is WHY bone yards exist.  It sounds like they found some of
the copper backing to the babbit rod and/or main bearings.  This means
she melted and possibly spun a bearing.  This could have been the cause
of the oil presure drop.  But on the reverse of that, if something else
caused the drop, It was then the cause for melting the bearings.  If
there is no crank or rod damage, you can probably just replace the
bearings and be on your way, after locating the cause of the oil presure


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> From:         Chris S. Mottram[SMTP:Chris.S.Mottram@ecc.com]
> Reply To:     Chris S. Mottram
> Sent:         Friday, August 08, 1997 8:19 AM
> To:   alpines@autox.team.net; tigers@autox.team.net
> Subject:      LGC question (Non-sunbeam content)
> From: Chris S. Mottram@ECCI on 08/08/97 11:19 AM
> I have general automotive question for you guys.  My mother in law has
> a
> 1986 Mercedes 300E that the oil pressure dropped to zero while she was
> driving it around.  She parked it.  The Mercedes shop found brass bits
> in
> the oil (uh oh).  It is $7000 for them to install another engine
> (YIKES!!).
> The car with a good motor is worth 9 or 10 grand.  Would I be able to
> have
> the engine rebuilt or get a junk yard engine for much cheaper?  I have
> heard that when you monke around with a Mercedes engine, they are just
> never the same.  What if I took it myself and put a 302 in it! ;-)
> Is there a Mercedes list where I could find out more info?
> Thanks,
> Chris

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