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Old 03-13-2010, 09:15 PM
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Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Oakland, CA
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valve stem seals

Hi - I'm in the processing of replacing the valve seals on my 220D using the ************** kit. His guide mentions that I should feel the seal clicking onto the valve guide. I used quite a bit of force but never felt a click. Anyone have tricks to check that the seal is properly seated on the guide?

Also, the seals I took off have no rubber on the outside but the ones I bought are rubber inside and out. Anyone have opinion as to the reason for the difference? Did the rubber on the old ones just crack up and disintegrate?

Thanks everyone.
1987 300TD; 166,000 mi/267151 Km - had to make room for the dog
1973 220D; mileage ??????
1978 300D; 178,000
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