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Old 11-12-2005, 03:44 PM
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Exclamation C280 oil leak

I am a rank amateur, however, make sure there is no oil leaks from around the filter housing on the top right front side of the engine. Many times if one of the many oil seals around the filter doesn't seat properly, you will have a small leak when the engine is running. (My C280 develops a LOT of oil pressure!) You may have to remove the plastic engine cover from the top of the motor to be able to see this area well. After you take the cover off, look for signs of seepage around the oil filter cartridge cover. Installing new oil filters is more of an art form than a science, I have found. I have made lots of mistakes in this area before I learned how to do it correctly!

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