Oil leak

scorpio stu

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Car has been into the mechanics today for a new shock and to check an oil leak.
He has said it is the head gasket oil leak.I'm no mechanic so does that sound like a common fault. He alos said it is not worth doing as its such an expensive and time consuming job. £5-600 ?

Just keep an eye on the level but it will lose minimal oil. The most annoying thing is the small oil spots on the drive.

The car is a 1997 P reg E230 estate Auto. Just bought it so not sure what w it is as I am not up to speed on all the Merc talk yet !

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If the leak is at the front it is a timing cover off and not the head gasket,,where is it leaking from
 
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Its difficult to see but it looks wet around the front but I can't see the rear of the engine
 

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As earlier if it is leaking from the front timing cover, this can be removed on its own, and re sealed, OK the crankshaft damper has to come off, but not a head off job
 
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Just had a good look and can only see oil from the front . TV is this a big job and is it somethingvice could attempt ?
 

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The fan and tensioner have to be removed, along with some other parts,, I will dig out a worksheet for it
 
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TV just came across this post,did you ever find the work sheet ?

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Could it be the front bolts that come loose and require retorqueing?
 

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I have sent you 5 or 6 service sheets I have no idea what is on them let me know please if you need more
 
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