The car is '88 300 CE. Last year I had a oil leak repaired by dealer for about $300. Leak was located in front upper part of an engine in little rubber seal under the distributor cap.Everything was fine for a year but than I had somebody else to install new timing chain and the problem started again. The shop refused to fix the problem becouse I brought my owen parts and that canceled their warrenty. They mey be right, but they used their owen seal under the timing chain cover. The first time dealer used a black seal and they used orange one. Could use of a wrong kind of seal paste couse oil leak again? Recently I had my car servised at Mer. dealer who told me that I have a another oil leak from rear side of engine from head gasket. That news made me decide to fix all leaks in the engine area. Dealer told me $ 550 for both leaks and $400 more if I wanna do velve job. Does anybode know if this price is OK?, and what else can I replace wants the engine is apart? How long can car be in the shop for this kind of a job? Dealer offers free rental car!!
Thank for any advice!!
'88 300 CE, SIGNAL RED
with 18" Carlson
[This message has been edited by Daniel Pawlata (edited 01-27-2000).]