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Old 07-04-2003, 01:01 PM
suginami suginami is offline
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Originally posted by LuckyE320Wagon

I can't say that I know if the head gasket and wiring harness have been changed. Since I have owned the car, I haven't done it. Are these known issues with these cars that they need to be replaced at some point?

Yes, the engine wiring harensses on 1993-1995 E320's are all bad. Do a search on "wiring harness".

The original head gaskets also had a bad design, and leak oil externally at the right rear corner of the head gasket (passenger side).

Yours has probably been replaced if it's not leaking now as the original head gasket probably couldn't make it this long.

The good news is that the new wiring harnesses are good, and the new head gaskets don't leak.
Paul S.

2001 E430, Bourdeaux Red, Oyster interior.
79,200 miles.

1973 280SE 4.5, 170,000 miles. 568 Signal Red, Black MB Tex. "The Red Baron".
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