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Old 01-21-2008, 09:32 PM
Jackd Jackd is offline
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Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Peter's write-up is spot on.
In my 17 year of ownership (1989, 260E) I had this job done maybe 7 or 8 times, by the dealer and by independent mechanics.
Every time, it lasted anywhere from 6 months to 1.5 year....until I decided to do it myself.
There is no magic trick. Disassembly is strait forward, re-assembly is what makes it.
GO SLOW, clean, clean, clean, every surface, every groove, every joint.....and clean again.
When you think your done with cleaning,,,,,,,,,,
clean again.
Reassembly everything s-l-o-w-l-y.
Apply the proper torque to each bolt. Use only Lock-Tire 5910, sparingly
Let it sit a few hours after the job is done.
I've done the job about 4 years ago and there is still absolutely no leak.
Good luck
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