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Old 11-15-2001, 12:02 PM
F.J.Lahme F.J.Lahme is offline
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Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Los Angeles, CA/ Hilo, HI
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thanks for your continued contribution. I have to admit you are getting me quite a bit worried so I'll look into it further.
By the way, I just checked and the dipstick only smells like gasoline when I pull it out initially and smell that oil an a tissue, after that the smell dissipates and the oil I get out of the pan no longer really smells like gasoline. Same from the fillercap only less pronounced. Could I be looking at a cylinder loosing compression or something?

I am currently using regular oil, Penzoil 10W40 with a bottle of Slick 50 for high milage engines added per oilchange. Nice car, by the way!
81 300 SD grey/palomino 168K miles
84 190E 2.3 black/grey 64K miles (wrecked)
85 190E 2.3 maroon/palomino 92K miles
88 300E desert red/palomino 204k miles
(made to look like a '94-95)
92 400E desert taupe/creme beige 120K miles
(converted to 94-95 E420 looks)

Last edited by F.J.Lahme; 11-15-2001 at 12:30 PM.
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