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Old 01-11-2003, 11:17 AM
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The best procedure I found for the "u" seal is to use a dab of sealant at the ends where it butts against the cover, but use no sealant anywhere else on it. instead just "spit" on it, then place it in the groove, and slide the upper cover on. The spit is the slickest thing known to man, and allows the seal to retain perfect form and position as the upper cover easily slides over it. When the spit dries it causes good adherance of the seal to the cover with no globs of sealant, no drying of sealant later, etc. Works great! You've all probably used spit on 0-rings - same deal.

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Old 01-11-2003, 11:25 AM
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You can buy German spit at the dealer. Comes is a little plastic bottle about the size of fingernail polish for about $20. It is not cheap either, but it is better to use a high quality spit and do it right the first time, rather than having to repeat the job later.
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Old 01-12-2003, 01:10 PM
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Call Phil


Call phil, tell him the application and he'll hook you up with the correct sealant.

Good luck,
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Old 01-13-2003, 07:47 AM
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The rubber compound in the u-seal was developed for German spit. If you have less than 1/4 German in your ancestry, you must purchase the German spit from the MB dealer.

The only alternative is for all your favorite curse words that you use during this repair be German curse words. I know plenty of them, but will not repeat them here.

Good luck,
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