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Old 04-12-2011, 09:31 PM
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I am glad to hear you got it out.

Apply anti-seize to the threads before installing the glow plugs.

Next time get the proper tool for reaming out the glow plug holes. ER people see too many things pushed into orifices that don't belong there. There are skilled people on this forum that can do the job with a drill bit, but an unskilled person could cause a world of hurt.

This is the only tool that belongs in that orifice:
You can find it cheaper on e-Bay from "alkyracer101"
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Old 04-17-2011, 05:10 PM
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Today finally got the job done. Car started right up and idled fine. Did smell an electrical type burning but it cleared up in a few minutes. Wonder what that was?. I had a problem getting the crossover pipe aligned on the airfilter side had to loosen the ONE BOLT on the bracket mounted up against the side of the engine that holds the crossover pipe. One bolt was missing and the bracket was crushed. Obviously who ever worked on it before did the damage(dealer ,previously leased by a corporation out of Tampa.) The crossover pipe before I took it off was on cockeyed. So i loosened everything up to align it properly. My question is I see TWO ORINGS on the spacer that mounts between the CROSSOVER and the other end. How far does the ORING go on the side of the CROSSOVER pipe ???. Previously like now it just butted up against the opening of the pipe. The other oring fitted loosely with its side inside the short pipe to the airfilter.
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Old 04-19-2011, 05:03 PM
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I figured it out after having to take the crossover pipe off again today. I started another thread reference I could not get the car to start again. It was a wire connector I left off on the intake manifold which must have put the car in a no start mode. As I mentioned the crossover pipe has a spacer that fits between it and the air filter side. The spacer has two o rings one each side of the spacer. If the o rings are removed it is very easy to see that the spacer then fits only ONE WAY into each end of both pipes. Now the spacer went on allowing both ends of the crossover pipe/ air filter to fit snugly against each other. Hope this information can help someone. 1997 E300 D
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