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Old 08-14-2002, 12:38 AM
JimSmith JimSmith is offline
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Woolwich, Maine
Posts: 3,598

When I changed the injector nozzles for the first time on my 1975 240D I got the new seals/heat shields woith the nozzles and felt obliged to remove the old ones to put the new ones in there. The original ones were small diameter washer like things with a cylindrical extension, like a tube, about a quarter inch long, in the center, around the hole. The central cylindrical section gets pretty well stuck in the hole in the bottom of the injector housing of the prechamber. I got a tool at Sears that I still have and have never used again, that looks like a phillips head screwdriver but with a threaded, tapered end on it. I jammed this thing into the hole in the center and then twisted it to thread it into the seal, and once it had a good bite, I pulled it out with a sharp yank. Each one came out, and I probably still have them in the basement somewhere. My biggest problem after that was figuring out which way to put the new ones in as they are not the same on each side. I do not recall the answer to that anymore or I would volunteer it now. Anyway, anything that you can thread into the hole will work to pull the old ones out. Good Luck, Jim
1986 Euro 190E 2.3-16 (291,000 miles),
1998 E300D TurboDiesel, 231,000 miles -purchased with 45,000,
1988 300E 5-speed 252,000 miles,
1983 240D 4-speed, purchased w/136,000, now with 222,000 miles.
2009 ML320CDI Bluetec, 89,000 miles

1971 220D (250,000 miles plus, sold to father-in-law),
1975 240D (245,000 miles - died of body rot),
1991 350SD (176,560 miles, weakest Benz I have owned),
1999 C230 Sport (45,400 miles),
1982 240D (321,000 miles, put to sleep)
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