Yes it is embarrassing! I guess I will try the simpler methods first since the covers are a PITA to take off, and if not, I guess I will just have to yank them off and try milling them. Good idea, thanks!
I don't recall them leaking at all before I took them off, you don't think that my whopping 2 NM overtorque (which I did back off right after) could have warped them do you??
'86 420SE Euro
904 Midnight Blue, Gray Velour
Dad bought it new, now I own it.
"A Mercedes-Benz is like a fine wine, it only gets better with age."