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Old 07-20-2007, 09:48 PM
James L James L is offline
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Location: Greenville, NC
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Help! On my 1984 300SD, I can not get the upper tube in, there is not enough room! I spent 4 hours trying every angle and rotation, even removed the air cleaner and tried to go in from top, no room. been reading searches on this forum, fsm and Stu Ritter/Richard Easely diy.

Do I need to remove the wastegate/turbo? Do I need to shave 1/2" off of upper tube "bell area"? I got the bottom tube in with new oil pan seal/orings installed and tube bottoming out in the oil pan. oil pan is removed.

What a @#$&^ PIA this job is as warned and expected!

Any tricks/ suggestions?
1993 Mercedes Benz 300D 2.5 205K (ex wife's)
1984 Mercedes Benz 300SD 320K (SOLD)
2004 Mercedes Benz C240 75K
1995 GMC Sierra 2WD 5.7L 188K
1983 Mercedes Benz 300SD 239K (SOLD)
1987 BMW 325i 220K (SOLD FOR SALVAGE)

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