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You are in the Chrysler 300M
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Chrysler 300M, Sedan
#14707 of 26385 mickeyjohn - dings
Mar 03, 2002 (3:32 pm)
Luckily I don't have any dings in my M yet, but was thinking of getter some dings fixed on my Dakota. Your ding doctor in Calgary sounds like a real magician. Is his a private shop or a chain store? I am hoping he has one in Edmonton,if not I may be taking a small trip to Cowtown in the spring.
Weather finally warming up here, can't wait till it hits 15 deg C and then can spend some time making my 2001 M spotless and also remove the Chrysler badging.
Mar 03, 2002 (3:42 pm)
Welcome to the site, I see from your bio that you work with Otto, you should be great for information on our cars, and thanks for building a great product. I have had a total of 9 Chrysler products since the mid 70's and yes 1 Hyundai and have had no major problems with any of my cars, but I guess if you take care of them, a person should have good luck other than the odd unforseen mechanical problem. I also read the e-bay ad, and thought there was something wrong with it as I have seen 2 specials and on both the wheels were flat not chromed. Again welcome!!!
Mar 03, 2002 (3:48 pm)
My guy is a small independent, who has the reputation of being the best in Calgary. He has a fairly big shop on the corner of Memorial Dr. and Edmonton Tr. and is easy to find. Give me a call when you are coming down and I will introduce you and then we can go for a drive in my M while yours is being fixed. I can hardly wait for the weather to change as my car is a disgrace and I want to do a major clean-up
#14710 of 26385 Thanks, arby for the info... that's why I come here
Mar 03, 2002 (3:56 pm)
As others have also noticed, salespeople (and their managers) are not necessarily knowledgeable about the 300M, but the owners here (and/or Ottowkr) seem to really know the product and service good or bad. I'm also trying to follow the (mis)adventures you & kosh are having w/your Specials; it would be greatly appreciated if you would post your experiences good or bad to see if any tweaks have to be worked out or corrected in the Special, or if ownership is relatively uneventful for the Special. I haven't bought either model yet. I also thought about getting the Special & just getting wood added to the interior, but don't you pay closer to sticker for the Special than I would for a 2002 being moved off the lot or a 2003? I'm not into the exhaust mods, ground effects, tires, just a beautiful unique luxury car that's reasonably priced with performance. The 300M seems to be that mix. I wish Lexus offered one that exciting (Lexus has the best service I've ever experienced) but I just can't get as motivated w/the new IS300 or another ES300. The M still gets my attention when one goes by; IMHO the others (while nice cars) are kinda plain. Just my 2 cents.
#14711 of 26385 mikeyjohn and wire2
Mar 03, 2002 (4:00 pm)
yes Mike I know wire2 , but he does not know me. As he works in the maintenance dept. (keeps the line running) I see him around allot. if I remember correctly he also had one of the first 93 LH cars,and had a cool dual exhaust on it. Welcome to one of the best 300 posting sites around .
#14712 of 26385 300M Club Sweat Shirts now available
Mar 03, 2002 (4:47 pm)
These are really nice heavy weight sweatshirts at a great price. Check them out at http://www.300mclub.org.
These are available for sale to Club members only due to our copyright agreements with DaimlerChrysler. If you've been sitting on the fence about joining, this might be a good time to come on over and check us out.
Mar 03, 2002 (6:49 pm)
Thanks a lot for the pictures!! All the detailed posts I had before were informative, but I still never knew exactly what it was I was looking for. I'm suprised that such a small piece can make such a racket (assuming that's what it is!) It must really have been knocked loose under there!
#14714 of 26385 too many postings!
Mar 03, 2002 (7:27 pm)
well im off to daytona beach tomarrow for the annual bike week festivities! hope everyone has a good week,as i know i`m gonna! so til next week.......please try to keep postings to a minimum while im gone as to make catching up in a week a lil easier! (yea right!) lol
have a great day!
#14715 of 26385 spark plug torque
Mar 03, 2002 (7:47 pm)
Does anyone know the recommended torque for the spark plugs? I don't want to strip any aluminum threads.....
Mar 03, 2002 (8:11 pm)
Start them by hand to prevent cross threading. Torque down the spark plugs at 20 ft lbs. I would use some antiseaze compound. The ingition coil screws tighten to 60 inch pounds.