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This is the sort of thing where one should let common sense prevail¹. Based on my experience, a thorough job will keep track of the following aspects: storage - ensuring that the part isn't misplaced when it's time to put everything back together location - where that screw/bolt/nut/washer/grommet/O-ring is supposed to go sequence - the order of ...


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If you are in a high humidity area, I would: Coat the part in WD-40 (at least pieces which are made of or have exposed metal pieces). Put them into a large Zip Lock Style Vacuum Storage bag along with ~six oxygen absorbers Vacuum out the storage bag Place bag on the shelf and leave it alone. You may want to put something around the part so any sharp ...


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One trick I've used before is to draw an outline of the part on a sheet of paper, then push the screws/bolts through the paper in the right places - this does both the association with the part and with the location, useful for things with different length bolts... Another trick, as per Zaid's comment, is to use sandwich bags, which can be labelled as to ...


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If they say it is unnecessary, I'd put them in the complete idiot category. Will the car run? Most probably, but it has a large propensity to cause issues down the road. With that said, there are some caveats we could talk about. Was the car prepped to stand that long? If the car was filled to the gills with gas, then had 2x Stabil put into the tank ...


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I want to open with, I'm not really a car guy. I want to add, I haven't worked in a shop in over 25 years. With my lack of qualifications I will submit my opinion. Flat Rate Background Rant Typically, from my experience, flat rate rules the day. Dealerships, shops large and small, use a flat rate methodology to be profitable. This construct is an ...


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Hi to those starting engines which have been sitting "idle" for more than three months. We recently started a 190e Benz which had not been started for more than 6 months. First step was to check condition and level of all fluids ( engine oil, trans fluid, coolant, power steering, brake fluid and battery acid ). We then checked drive belts and battery ...


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i prefer the IKEA way. you may have tons of screws but the actual number of screw types will be far less (to keep manufacturing costs as low as possible). Number the types, group the screws by type and stick numbered label on every single screw hole. The other method for very small screws: draw a sketch of the parts on paper and stick the screws on the ...


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A quick and dirty way to avoid tracking every fastener individually is to mark the common fasteners & locations with a paint pen. 1/4"-20 x 1-1/2" (Let's say this is common in your case) bolts get a dab of paint and IN the hole for identification later. Other uncommon fasteners should be more obvious. If the job is particularly complex, blend this ...



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