- Apr 13, 2009
- Reaction score
- Your Mercedes
- C250TD (181k), CLK 220 CDI (96k) - gone, Mondeo 1.8TD (101k) - gone, skoda Fabia vrs (tdi) 102k
Hi all, I have a 1999 C250TD Auto (Saloon) which I was cleaning last night when I noticed an oil leak from the front of the car (i had taken off the underbody cover). The leak was only present when the car was idling - when the engine was off no leak, when driving (reversing up the driveway, very slowly) resulted in no traceable leak on the driveway - having jackeded the car up i've taced the oil leak to a pipe thats under the radiator and runs down the side of the sump and goes to the auto transmission. It appears it comes from the auto transmission down the passsenger side of the engine to the radiator and then comes out at the bottom of the drivers side of the radiator. Therefore I am assuming it's a pipe that the auto transmission fluid travels down to cool the transmission fluid? The pipe is rather corroded which wont help. I've tried looking in the Haynes but no real joy on what the pipe would be? Question is am I right and is this a straight forward fix?? Assumption would be raditator out and replace the pipe around the radiator area (assuming this can be done?) - or should I just take it to a garage?
Attached are two pictures that show the pipe from beneath the car - one close up