Re: head gasket failures
Awhile back after learning that my 103 head gasket had blown for the second time in under 150k miles I sent an email from a link on MBUSA's website. Here is how Kathleen Durning from MBZ responded:
Thank you for your e-mail.
We regret to learn of the circumstances which caused you to write. We do, however, disagree with your comment that the head gasket on our 103/104 engines has been a"common problem". We have NO known problems with the cylinder head gasket for the 103 and 104 engines. We advise you have your vehicle inspected by an authorize MB Dealer.
If you would like to discuss this further, our Technical Specialist can be reached at 1-800-FOR-MERCedes (1-800-367-6372) between the hours of 8 A.M. and 6 P.M. Eastern Time.
What amazes me is the emphatic 'NO' she threw in there.
'91 300E, 206 miles