OK Don wrote:

I was using the torque wrench, but don't think I reached much more
than 40-50 Lb/Ft. before it started feeling "scary".

I remember Dave's ordeal --

Guess I was hoping that the '90 model would have been improved already.

Have there been any reports of successfully replacing the bearings in
the lever arm??

You DON'T replace the bearings, you replace the complete arm/bearing assembly. I've done it half a dozen times without any problem. If the threads ARE damaged, you MAY not be able to use the damaged cover or if you use it, it may fail unexpectedly.

I don't know what to tell you other than do the best you can and keep an eye on it.

          Marshall Booth (who doesn't respond to unsigned questions)
      "der Dieseling Doktor" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
'87 300TD 182Kmi, '84 190D 2.2 229Kmi, '85 190D 2.0 161Kmi, '87 190D 2.5 turbo 237kmi

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