Mechanics

MERCEDES: OIL IN COOLANT

Chevrolet Impala

Stymied. 1990 Mercedes 300E. Oil in coolant even after several flushes. No water in the oil. Oil consumption 1 qt per 1000 miles. Runs great. 26mpg. No steam or oil smoke out the tailpipe. Theories so far: head gasket (but why no water in the oil?) Or timing chain cover gasket. Ideas?
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Pbenesh
January 11, 2006.



Timing cover sounds more like it.

Tiny
Jack42
Jan 18, 2006.
Many thanks. Funny how my neighborhood garage, run by hard-working Vietnamese immigrants, diagnosed it better than the M-B dealership. But then, the dealership wanted to replace a whole headlight assembly at $500 when a $4.99 plug would do the fix. Thanks again.

Tiny
Pbenesh
Jan 18, 2006.