Thanks to T.G. got both fuel filters replaced, unfortunately needed to
drive asap and had to settle for Autozone filters (courtesy of
Red-White-and-Blue union labor). Anyway, stalling problem fixed.
Non-OEM parts look chintzy - I compared BOSCH second. filter and CHAMP
USA made filter side-by-side, and you can kind of tell the better made
one ... :)
Another question: I got this crazy-looking fog in the corner of my rear
window ([whispers:] and I think it's growing ...). I also notice that
metal heating threads rust in that area, which indicates it's
moisture-related. My gut feeling is telling me it's permanent and
Yep - I've gotten to the point that no matter what's wrong with my
300D, I replace the fuel filters - small one first. Rear defrost won't
work? Replace the filters. Cruise control won't cruise? Replace the
filters. Door won't close without slamming it? ... you get the idea.
No thoughts - just condolences. It's very tricky getting multiple layers
of something as non-sticky as glass and plastic to stick together over
countless day/night heat/cool cycles, and years of UV exposure. The
window is a goner - and given that leaks in the rear window gasket can
cause interesting rust holes in your body, it's probably just as well.
Those window gaskets, depending on sunlight and ozone exposure in your
area are only good for so many years anyway before they develop small
cracks and leaks - same for the windshield, by the way.
Too many variables - maybe a couple of years, maybe forever. But
repacement is not such a bad idea anyway as the gasket needs replacing
from time to time to prevent body leaks/rust as the gasket stiffens and
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