I agree with what you say about the age of the car vs no oil drips. However my oil liines is leaking in the middle of the hose and thus my rupture anytime.
I friend gave the name of a shop she trusts and they quoated me 1.5 hours to change teh oil lines. I spoke with them by telephone and they to know their stuff and are willing to discuss the repair in detail. The name of the shop is Motorspeed West, in Santa Clara. I will let know how the repairs went.
I must order up a couple of oil lines from mercedesshop and I may also do the oil canister gasket and lower pan gasket while we are digging in that area.
82 300TD Turbodiesal +250, 000
86 Volvo 740 GLE 220000
85 Honda Civic 120000