auditony at gmail.com
Thu Sep 8 04:45:46 PDT 2011
I always thought the MB single wiper with a robotic sort of movement was
pretty cool. Basically, it has a second gearbox at the bottom that moves it
out as it goes to the corner of the W/S, then back in at the center and each
of the ends. Well, that went out on Dad's 190E. Unlike Audi, it is still
available. However, it's $1200. BTW, it has a plastic gear inside that the
teeth break off of. Yea, right. Superior engineering, alright. Anyhow, we
"fixed" it with a used one (with cracked teeth, but I greased the heck out
of everything). It's still working, but when it goes I'll just replace it
with a straight arm and smaller blade.
Also, they run two fuel pumps in series. Never understood that one either.
If you remove one, the car will run fine. BTDT for several friends/customers
in the past.
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