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Old 08-12-2000, 03:38 AM
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Washer or no washer on a new drain plug (screw) for my 300E. Any suggestions

PS: really I know its a stupid question!

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Old 08-12-2000, 07:14 AM
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Not a stupid question, use a new copper one, often supplied with a new filter. Alternatively, you could try the top end vacuum method, that saves the need to remove it in the first place.
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Old 08-12-2000, 11:14 AM
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It comes with the filter if you buy it from MB. I always put it on - just because I have it.

Jason Priest
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Old 08-13-2000, 12:25 PM
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Your MB dealer should have provided a fresh washer under the plastic cover of the filter whenever you bought one -- it's not wise (though you can get away with it once) to use an old one. Use it, along with the correct torque (always use a torque wrench, too -- I can't tell you how many sad stories I've read (on other lists) of folks who overtorqued their drain bolts and are sorry for it).
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Old 08-13-2000, 07:03 PM
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I've used the same copper washer at least a dozen times in the past with no leakage.

It's a good idea to use a copper washer, and it's no big deal to change it every time since you get one with the filter.

Good luck,

Larry Bible
'84 Euro 240D, 523K miles
'88 300E 5 Speed
'81 300D Daughter's Car
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Old 08-13-2000, 08:16 PM
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Thanks Guys

Copper it is!

Consider it done.

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