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Old 01-16-2003, 08:19 PM
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WTB: oil cap

OK, this one sounds kind of silly... but my 300D had a plastic oil filler cap. I have learned that the gaskets on these caps and perhaps the overall design) doesn not allow as good of a seal, and so oil splatter can escape out of the filler hole.
As fastlane only sells the plastic ones (and Ive already tried one of them with no luck), I would like to get one of the old metal caps from someone who might have one from an old engine. As I understand it they use a wider gasket, and plus, will give my engine the more original look...

The fastlane fuel caps are metal, but the oil caps are plastic. So if someone has a metal cap froma dead engine that is just sitting and rusting, Ill take it off your hands

PM me to let me know how much you want for it.


Current Diesels:
1981 240D (73K)
1982 300CD (162k)
1991 350SD (113k)

Past Diesels:
1983 300D (228K)
1985 300D (233K)
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Old 01-16-2003, 10:50 PM
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The metal fuel cap and the metal/plastic oil cap are interchangable. (one of the many thoughtful gestures from Mercedes engineers)
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Old 01-16-2003, 11:22 PM
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which means that I have one. Let me look for it. I'll even include a new gasket
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Old 01-18-2003, 06:09 PM
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The fuel and oil caps are NOT interchangable, at least not if you want it to look right. The oil cap has an oil can embossed in it. Just imagine some moron at a fast lube pouring oil in the gas tank or fuel in the engine! You can have this correct one all cleaned up and ready to go:

$8 including postage. PayPal OK.
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Old 01-18-2003, 11:56 PM
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oh yeah! hehehe I didn't think about that.
Some people might not mind however I do like the 'right' look ehehe
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Old 01-20-2003, 01:04 AM
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now who has the part number for the gasket....Because thats what I need.

Current Stable:
1994 S500 v140, 210k miles, white with grey.

Former Mercedes in the Stable:
1983 300CD Turbo diesel 515k mi sold (rumor has it, that it has 750k miles on it now)
1984 300CD Turbo Diesel 150 k mi sold
1982 300D Turbo Diesel 225 sold
1987 300D Turbo Diesel 255k mi sold
1988 300 CE AMG Hammer 15k mi sold
1986 "300E" Amg Hammer 88k mi sold (it was really a 200, not even an E (124.020)
1992 500E 156k mi sold
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