I'm more a Corniche man, but no hate for it. A bit ugly for a Roller in the traditional sense, but you buy a Rolls to look like a Rolls more than necessarily look good, and it has the Rolls Look in spades, boxy awkwardness notwithstanding. » 9/22/14 4:34pm Today 4:34pm

I sure haven't heard that. Maybe the theory is that the tires need to wear in/break in before you trust possible greasy or unevenly treaded hard tires to the front? I would definitely think going used the better tread would go to the front, but new might have some reason. » 9/22/14 4:13pm Today 4:13pm

I should probably be added to small engines - didn't even think about that. I'm also under Benz, for W123 and W124: I've done a lot of miscellaneous things from timing chains and valves to air conditioning actuator and valve stuff, electrics, and even the dreaded W123 300D turbo oil return pipe seal replacement. » 9/22/14 12:49pm Today 12:49pm

I was disappointed she wasn't able to have a third areola constructed - the docs said it was impossible. Well, clearly those docs have no idea how 3d sectional geometry works. Take a third out of a cone shape, and that cone more or less forms a new cone with higher aspect. 3 x 2/3 = 3, and the higher aspect cones… » 9/22/14 11:50am Today 11:50am

This right here is a detent to make a permanent assembly with that steel cover - that definitely doesn't come apart. Unless the permanent gasket were leaking, in which case you'd be screwed. Yep, whole assembly comes off. As to the allen screw, what have you tried on it so far? It's got a hardness stamping on it, so… » 9/19/14 2:34pm Friday 2:34pm