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Old 12-11-2003, 07:52 PM
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Question o-ring for dipstick tube

Hello everyone, I need to know what size o-ring is on the dipstick tube where it bolts to the transmission. I have an '85 300D and it is leaking from there. I want to have o-ring in hand when I repair it. Thank you in advance, John.
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Old 12-11-2003, 10:15 PM
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You can get the o-ring from a dealer. for about a buck

The problem that I found is that you need to goop it up with RTV sealant when you put the tube in with the new o-ring, and then quickly secure it to the engine so it cannot move as it hardens. If the tube moves around it will start leaking again.
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Old 12-11-2003, 11:30 PM
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You can get the dipstick 0-ring from Fastlane (at least I did for my 300e) and the rubber ring for the oil filler cap too.
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Old 12-12-2003, 07:20 AM
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The part number is 016 997 29 48. If everything is clean when you reassemble you shouldn't need any sealer on o-ring. Using sealer just makes it more difficult to clean the next time you have to remove the filler pipe.
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Old 12-12-2003, 11:58 AM
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Thank you all for your replies.
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