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Old 03-29-2009, 05:56 PM
J. M. van Swaay J. M. van Swaay is offline
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This job is much easier if you remove the chain guide pin and then re install it after you have the upper chain cover in place. Removing the pin allows you to get the cover much closer to the head prior to engaging the alignment pins. As a result, the cover will already be on top of the u shaped seal instead of in front of it. Makes it easier to push the cover into place without rolling the u shaped seal. The chain cover has an access plug for this very purpose. Be sure to put an oil film on the bottom of the cover to help it slide over the u shaped seal. If you still can't get it to go in place, you can file a very slight chamfer on the bottom of the cover. (If I remember correctly, this is described in the service carefull, you don't want to file to much)

Hope this helps.

J. M. van Swaay
1994 E320 Wagon, 230,000 miles
1995 E320 Sedan, 106,000 miles
1994 E500 Sedan, 79,000 miles
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