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Old 03-17-2021, 04:09 PM
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Did an oil/filter change today and had the lower cover off to better assess the oil leaks. Hard to say, most looked old, caked in dirt/grime ,looks like residual oil from a previous elephant hose leak as well as oil filler tube/cap leak. Cleaned up the underside of the engine as well as the chassis cover and will monitor for trails of an oil leak.

In the mean time, as I'm sure several E-Class and ML/GL owners have approached the 150k mile range, is there anything to be expected soon on this engine in terms of wear/tear?

My timing chain tensioner is showing the oil spray hole, not sure if the stretch is bad or if this is normal, she runs otherwise fine and no codes. Is there an easy way to check chain stretch? on the OM603, it's a breeze.

Stable Mates:
1987 300TD 310K mi (Hans)
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee OM642 160k mi (Benzrokee)
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