Thread: 300SEL Oil Leak
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Old 11-19-2002, 08:08 PM
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Tim, replace the cam seal and U-seal. The cyl. head doesn't need to be removed, just the valve cover and distributor cap/rotor. Remove the fan too, and you'll have all kinds of room to work. The corners of the U-seal need to be sealed to prevent future leaks. Sixto, the camshaft pokes thru the front cyl. head cover. It's what drives the ignition rotor, and has a miniature kinda front crank seal(radial seal to be exact). The majority of the leak though, is most likely the U-seal. Good luck
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