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Old 09-07-1999, 12:03 AM
iread iread is offline
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Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Calgary, Ab, Canada
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Success!! I went out and bought some penetrating fluid called "Moovit" which is available in Canada. I couldn't find the Howes Miracle Lub except at www.gethowes.com. About 10 minutes later I tried tapping the stubborn sleeve again and voila, I saw movement! It wasn't easy getting it out since I didn't have any flange to grip so I inserted an hex key into the hole where the screw goes and pulled while forcing the key sideways. It came out. I have now got every thing back together except I'll need a new part before the distributor goes back on.

My last question. Should I put some copper type antiseize compound in the cam before I finish the job?
Your comments instilled patience into me when I need it the most.
Thanks to you all for your help.
Now to the next job: Replace the diaphragm and valves in the vacuum pump in my '79 300SD 116. Be prepared I may need help again.


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Ian Read
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