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  1. Pesky bolt on intake manifold

    Maintenance and Service
    Hi! I'm in the process of changing out my starter. Apparently, a TON of people have been in this position. The problem I'm having is getting to the bottom bolt of the intake manifold. I'm sure a few of you have had encounters with this issue. Any tips on how to get to the darned thing? I just...
  2. Exhaust leak - front donut gasket

    Problems & Issues
    Hello, My E has been loud for a while. Today I took it to midas, where they said I needed a front donut gasket and spring bolts, only available from the dealer. I went to the dealer to find they wanted 36 bucks for the gasket, 10 bucks for each bolt, and 15 bucks for each spring. Before I...
  3. Preventive Action

    Maintenance and Service
    We have excellent threads on maintenance issues. And, we have lots of threads on this problem or that. How about a preventive action thread for emerging failure trends. The nice thing here being I don't see that many of these trends on our tusty E's overall. (This is different from already...
  4. License plate bolts

    Problems & Issues
    Thought I had an easy task ahead of me today - take the broken license plate cover off, and put the new registration sticker on. Left side bolt came off easily enough. Right side, I thought to myself, hmm, this one is really sticking *SNAP*. Dagnabbit, broke the bolt off, about half-way...