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RTV on Oil Level Sensor Gasket

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Greetings all,

my Oil Level Sensor is leaking around the gasket, is RTV a smart fix for this? Or are these gaskets decent OEM parts?


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RTV is for no pressure applications.
For high pressure threaded fitting I have been using Teflon dope with high success.
Available at any HD or plumbing store.
Finally the link to Amazon did open. That sensor per my knowledge is used on all diesels till 99. Newer years have sensors that read the level for the cluster display, so they are different.
We did not have MB diesels in US between 2000 and 2005 so no knowledge what they have.
That sensor is having 2 orings as Zeit says. You might be surprised that smaller oring is suppled with better oil filter kits. (would that suggest something?)
The big oring requires oil to be drained, but is few minutes job only to replace.
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