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Re: Snake Oil?

On Fri, 26 Dec 1997 12:34:19 +0000, you wrote:

>My 1990 200 had started behaving "badly".  On a totally cold start in 
>the AM, when the car was started and let idle at normal RPM, it 
>sometimes would not engage Reverse (slushbox)  until the engine was 
>revved slightly or until it had been sitting in Reverse for 15+ 
>seconds...then it would engage.
>This was not an every-time problem, but it was happening perhaps 
>30-50% of the time.

You _have_ checked the oil level in your diff?

The symptoms you describe are exactly similar to the ones I
experienced with my "new" '87 5kcd. Annoying, but not critical, I
thought - until I discovered that all the diff. oil had leaked into
the transmission, causing both to be destroyed.

Allan Olesen, Denmark

83 5kcd man. 243k miles (just runs and runs and...)
87 5kcd aut. 144k miles (wish it did to)
84 Toyota Corolla       (no comments, hiding face behind newspaper)
66 Jaguar S             (rusting/awaiting restoration)
65 Jaguar S             (rusting/awaiting restoration)