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Re: Shade tree mechanics
Tess! Don't give up yet, the first time is by far the worst! I remember
changing the oil the first time on my '88 90Q and it taking about two hours.
After 4 (!!!?) years of practice, I can do the whole job in about 30
minutes. And don't worry about the stuff getting stripped, most of mine are
and they don't seem to fall off (and I think they strip the first time you
take them off anyway). I still keep the belly pan because it keeps the
engine a lot cleaner.
Now, if you can change the @*(#$(*@ air filter, you can upgrade your
Official Shade Tree Mechanic badge! :) .........SLM
>Okay, so I changed the earl & earl filter on my '88 80Q this weekend -
>FOR THE FIRST TIME!!!! (And I've actually gotta confess that I did it
>myself because I was too embarrassed to have anyone else see what my oil
>looks like.) So, since I discovered it requires taking off an
>entire body panel and finding the little rubber hex nuts way the hell
>up in the wheel wells, does that qualify me as an Official Shade Tree
>The second question is: am I being stupid? Do you usually let someone
>else do it for you? The screws were all stripped, so it seemed whoever
>has done it before has not been very patient about getting the panel off...
>Tess (lookin' for drips in Seattle) McMillan