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Old 05-19-2003, 09:02 PM
Greg in Oz Greg in Oz is offline
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Re: 91 300SE M103 flywheel sensor

Originally posted by sixto
I'm about ready to lift the head with manifolds attached.

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Are you sure you want to lift the head with both manifolds attached? On the advice of an independant MB tech here, I left the inlet manifold in place on our 300TE (M103). It made the job much easier and I also found I could lift the head (with exhaust manifolds attached) without the need for any lifting aid. The extra weight and bulk of the inlet manifold would probably have prevented me being able to do this without assistance. Unless you need to also work on the inlet manifold I can see no need to remove it. The head can be removed and replaced with it in place. Just take care when refitting the head that both the head gasket and inlet manifold gasket remain in place on the locating dowels when lowering the head back into position, which I also (only just) did by hand without any aid.
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