Well, it wasn't 102 like yesterday, but it was a pretty hot one here at about 96. Around 10 AM, as it really started to warm up, I decided to take on a couple of simple W126 300SD repair tasks: steering damper replacement, and shift bushing replacement. These are both conceptually simple jobs, and replacing the steering damper is even simple in actuality. The shift bushing replacement is a little trickier, but I had purchased a parts kit that made it at least reasonable.
When I bought a 1992 7.3 4x4 with a turbo that leaked from every pore I knew it was going to be an ongoing hassle, and this last week I ended up diving into the steering system. I was having problems with nearly every part of it, and I'm still not done. Right now I'm rebuilding the steering column.