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Old 09-11-2003, 08:17 PM
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Another problem is, I have noticed on these 98 w210 is the plastic
Merc 1,

I replaced my oil filler neck and that solved the oil leaking problem, just replacing the gaskets didn't work. The valve cover is bone dry again.

I change my oil every 6 months (3K miles) with no loss of oil on my 98 E320. I use to use Mobil 1 15W50 in the summer and Mobil 1 0W40 in the winter. Now I plan on using the 0W40 year round. On the 98 E320 the manual states that the engine oil capacity is 8.5 Qts. I found that using 8.5 qts tends to over fill the crankcase with oil expecially when the engine is hot. I've been using 8 Qts of oil which puts the level just under the max level with the engine hot. Keep in mind that there is a 2.5 Qt difference from the min to max level.
1998 Mercedes E320, 200K Miles
2001 Acura 3.2TL, 178K Miles
1992 Chevy Astro, 205K Miles
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