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Old 03-29-2018, 02:24 AM
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Oil Leak in "distributor" plug cover 240d Help

I have an oil leak in what I believe to be the distributor plug/cover/cap in my 1982 240D
Right behind the power steering below on the block
Theres a 19mm threaded plug i though was leaking but its actually the sleeve around the plug thats in the block.....any suggestions or info on how i would remove/seal the leak...

Would i just crank down on the plug assuming the collar is threaded in?
Breaking it loose was difficult.

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Old 03-29-2018, 02:41 PM
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The diesel block is not shared with the gas engine, there is no "distributor plug" in the block. Please post a picture of what you're talking about.
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Old 03-30-2018, 03:40 PM
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I would start by checking the spark plug gap, and adjusting the carburetor.
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Old 04-22-2018, 12:38 PM
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A picture would be helpful please.
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Old 07-21-2018, 09:33 PM
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He's talking about the oil pump drive shaft drive top cover thing. The block is not shared with a petrol engine, but it's in the exact place it is on one....
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Old 07-22-2018, 06:42 PM
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MXMAN, Do an image search on 240D intermediate shaft. Under the plug is an aluminum seal washer, on the bushing that the plug retains there is an o-ring on its side. The bushing tends to wear out, you will see this on the image searches.

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