W124 oil leak - 1992 300E-24

ShaunD

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Not sure where the leak is, its either from the head (Near left hand side cprner looking into the engine bay) or from the timing case. Either way, can someone advise how easy it is to take the head off? Does it need any special tools or can a DIY mechanical do with with regular tool box?

Any advise would be greatfully recieved.

Cheers

Shaun:confused:
 

mikestrivens

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1995 W124 320TE, 1998 R129 SL500, 2016 Triumph Tiger 800 XCx
There is a "goal post" seal near the front of the engine. This is a common cause of leaking. I had the head gasket on my W124 replaced and they did this seal as well. Cost £550 for the work, at my local Indie. If DIY I think you need to be really careful with the wires as you could end having to replace the loom as well.
 

kth286

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E320 Coupe 95
You will not have the same wiring loom problem, as your car does not have the all electronic fuel and ignition control.

However, before you even consider removing the head at this stage, just make sure the oil level is not above HALF WAY between min and max on dip stick when car is on level ground.

There was an official Merc technical buletin on this matter for the 104 engines, and the oil capacity was reduced on these engines because of oil leaking via the seals.

Give us feedback as it will help others.
 


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