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Old 03-17-2003, 02:08 PM
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Question M104 valve-cover and head-gasket caveats

When replacing the M104 valve-cover gasket, does anyone have any caveats and/or hints & tips?

I was told to use a small-amount of high-tack gasket adhesive to help position the rear of the valve-cover gasket.
One tech told me a very light and thin coat of Wurth DP-300 (Hylomar) would keep any leaks from happenning.

I want to avoid any RTV clogging scenario, so any info would be most appreciated.

BTW: regarding the cylinder head-gasket, I assume use no sealants at all.

:-) neil
1988 360TE AMG
1993 500E
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Old 03-17-2003, 03:35 PM
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Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Frederick, MD
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Neil, thanks for the pix you sent.

As far as the M104 valve cover gasket goes. I have done it like two or three x's & it had me perplexed. The fittment is a difficult one at best. I don't know of any secrets to doing so, but figured it would help to know that I share your pain.

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2002 ML320
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