I'm a new MP3 owner as of yesterday. I always wanted one for some strange reason so when a cheap 250 came up locally in need of a battery I bought it. 31K miles. What a hoot! Of course the first thing I noticed was the notchy steering on the way home. I'm used to swapping out steering bearings on old BMW's so I thought no big deal. Thanks to you folks on this forum I now have a better understanding of the steps involved and will perform the bearing spin "fix" first. Results to follow. Thanks again.