I didn't know I was so famous!!!!!!!!
For those who don't want to spend big $$$ on a 17MM allen tool consider this. The attached picture is the "tool" I used to remove and replace the Fuel tank screen on the 300TD. Now the screen does not require the torque that the differential does but it may work fine.
The bolt head is 22 MM. Put on 2 nuts. Jamb them and you have a "what ever size" MM allen wrench. Buy the metric bolt with a head that will do the job. We have a great "Hardware" store in DFW area, Elliots, that has all sorts of metric and SAE nuts and bolts. If you have a welder you could just spot weld the nuts on the bolt.
Total cost for my 22MM allen tool was 75 cents
And Yes Thomaspin, you do have a great driveway. The Pavestone makes a great driveway and walkway.
1970 220D, owned 1980-1990
1980 240D, owned 1990-1992
1982 300TD, owned 1992-1993
1986 300SDL, owned 1993-2004
1999 E300, owned 1999-2003
1982 300TD, 213,880mi, owned since Nov 18, 1991- Aug 4, 2010 SOLD
1988 560SL, 100,000mi, owned since 1995
1965 Mustang Fastback Mileage Unknown(My sons)
1983 240D, 176,000mi (My daughers) owned since 2004
2007 Honda Accord EX-L I4 auto, the new daily driver
1985 300D 264,000mi Son's new daily driver.(sold)
2008 Hyundai Tiberon. Daughters new car
Last edited by dmorrison; 04-08-2003 at 01:02 AM.