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Old 04-25-2005, 07:34 PM
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M103 Fan Bearing Bracket Sealant

Engine M103, 1992 300E
I am going to replace this assembly due to noisy bearing.
I have the tool for locking the fan pulley.


MB Shop manual calls out a sealant for one of the bolts.
Apparently this bracket has a bolt in common with the belt tensioner.
In job no. 13-345 they refer to the sealant with two different part nos.
001 589 29 20, then one page later as 001 989 29 20. Looks like a typo.

Searched the archives to no avail.

Not really concerned with which one is correct, but what non-MB
sealant should I use?

Thanks,
Steve

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Old 04-25-2005, 10:07 PM
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It's not a sealant, rather a small rubber O-ring.

If you look at the blown up diagram of that job you'll see the small O-ring they refer to.

If you go to your local MB dealer they should have one, or you can try Lowe's or Home Depot -- it's a standard size ring that fits snugly over the 13mm bolt, as that bolt goes thru the timing cover and into the chamber.

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Old 04-25-2005, 10:27 PM
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i would get the part from MB. I have tried the home depot, hardware store route... they neve seem to be right.
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Old 04-26-2005, 09:00 AM
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Thanks for the info. I would have figured it out only upon removal.

This saved me a bunch of aggravation and time.

Steve

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