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Old 12-21-2009, 11:37 AM
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Ebay door seals stink...

1994 e320 139k

Purchased a door seal for the front driver's side from eBay to save a few dollars...it's a horrible fit. Purchased one from Fastlane so I get to embark on the entire process once again. Does anyone have any experience with the door seals from Fastlane?

Question: I read on the forum that there is a lot of gluing and such but there was not any glue to remove from the factory seal and the replacement seal was just wedged into the channel around the door. Am I mistaken?

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Old 12-21-2009, 01:11 PM
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You are mistaken.

The factory seal is glued on the front door edge around the door- strap area. I don't know how much you are saving, but most ppl report the best fit is using factory seals. There are dealerships which will sell you them at wholesale pricing..


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Old 12-21-2009, 02:21 PM
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I bought 2 Febi front door seals at $30 a piece...they fit perfectly and helped considerably...will they last as long as the mercedes one? of course not...but at that price i could not pass on them, and they are decent......

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Old 12-22-2009, 11:38 PM
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FEBI

Got the febi seal and it even looks like it will fit better. Not sure I follow where the glue should be place? I am assuming the strap is the metal latch between the hinges I remove in order to fit the door seal around the door? Makes sense as there is really no "channel" for the seal to be placed in that deep corner in front of or I guess behind the driver side rear view mirror?

Let me know if I got this right....

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Old 12-23-2009, 10:46 AM
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I don't know about the glue, i did not need (or want to glue mine)...they have been in there for a month without any problem....but i think the proper procedure is to use some glue around the door strap area (although i think that is for the rear doors)

Yes, you have to remove the door strap at the body side- easy, tap the pin out. make sure you don't let the door swivel all the way out with the strap off or you will need a new fender or door .....

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Old 12-24-2009, 03:48 AM
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where do you get the Febi seal?
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Old 12-26-2009, 01:59 PM
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FEBI

I got the seal at fastlane from the link above...Great fit.

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