1981 230e valve cover removal

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1981 230e valve cover removal

Post by rjs1981 » Thu 18 Jan, 2018 10:29 am

Hi guys,

I'm in the process of doing some work on my 230e and one of those little things is a new rocker cover gasket. I have throttle linkage mounted to the top of the valve cover, and can't for the life of me figure out how to remove it to get the cover off. There are two rubber bushings which look like they should come off, but are either stuck from age and heat, or not meant to move. I've attached a picture of the situation. Any ideas?
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Re: 1981 230e valve cover removal

Post by Ivanerrol » Thu 18 Jan, 2018 11:54 am

That rubber support screws in. There's a threaded shaft on each end of the support rubber. They're glued on.
Unfortunately the rubber is so old it goes hard, so trying to remove the rubber support will most likely result in breaking it.
They are not expensive.
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