MERCEDES: OIL IN COOLANT

  • Tiny
  • pbenesh
  • 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?

Wednesday, January 11th, 2006 AT 3:38 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Jack42
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Timing cover sounds more like it.

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Wednesday, January 18th, 2006 AT 5:51 PM
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  • pbenesh
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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.

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Wednesday, January 18th, 2006 AT 6:05 PM

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