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Old 03-22-2002, 06:57 AM
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Check rocker covers!


This happened to me on my 560SL. Happened at around 45K miles, out of the blue. Of course, it took a while to find because the weep would go on the exhaust manifold and burn off. Same thing, after about 15 mins. After a while, gunk started to form around the rocker covers from the oil seeping and sure enough, the gaskets were shot. Tightening the bolts will stop it for a while but 9 out of 10, you have to replace them. They're usually silicone rubber so no need for gasket maker and messy stuff, so it's really an easy job. Change the pair if you have 2; it was a 1.5 hr. job for me. (I keep dropping tools under the car )

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