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2004 clk55 using oil

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  1. sajid bashir

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    hi i have a 2004 clk55 converti with 90k miles, i had it serviced recently with gen merc oil 5w/40 and it asked for a litre of oil after 2 weeks or so i thought maybe the mechanic put in less on the service so i topped it up with a litre now after 200 miles or so it came up with the same message yesterday. i cant see any oil leaking visibly, is this normal for this type of engine, there is no blue smoke on start up in the morning, some mentioned using 10w/40 its better bit confused now any ideas guys?
     
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    A litre in 200 miles is not normal and suggests a serious leak or consumption issue.
     
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    Any ideas on common places where oil could be leaking, also is the oil grade correct?
     
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    Or would the car have a faulty reading?
     
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    If the oil is the correct MB spec (229.5 or 229.51?) there should be no problems with it.
    That will be an M113 engine I think so the only common source of oil usage is blocked breathers on top of the cam covers or leaking cam covers (or both - blocked breathers can cause leaks).
     
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    So does dies oil leak from the breathers? Or does it burn out through the exhaust
     
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    The breathers vent into the inlet manifold. Any oil will be burnt by the engine.
     
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    Thanks mate, will it looked at
     
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    Do actually check the dipstick (or get one if not fitted) as the sensors do go faulty sometimes.
     
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    ^ this, and make sure it’s not been overfilled...
     
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    Mine is the 2004 CLK55 AMG it hasn’t got a dipstick you check it electronically if I get a dipstick where can I get one from and how does it work to check the oil?
     

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