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Old 10-26-2003, 04:01 PM
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Is it time for stem seals in my 300E???

Hello board,

Last night I was helping a stranded mororist who was having car trouble. Well I was helping that person for about an hour, I had my car on because I needed the light form my healights in order to see what i was doing. Well I finally fixed his car, but my car was at idle for over an hour(not a good idea), I noticed slight traces of blue smoke out the exhaust. By the time I went to pull off, my car was hesitating badly and left a huge cloud of blue smoke(burning oil). The car hesitated and idled rough for about 10 minutes and then returned to normal. My oil consumption is 1quart every 400 miles.

-When I start my car in the morning,there is no cloud of blue smoke.

-When I pull off from a light, there is a very slight cloud of smoke.

Could it be time for stem seals??

Will any of those "higher mileage" oils actually re-condition the seals in the m103 motor??
1987 mercedes 300E
1995 e320 conversion(hated the 300e grill)
HID/Xenon (D2S)
Keyless Entry
Monochromatic Paint (Custom Blue)
Smoked Tails
Flat Badged (front)
Debadged (rear)
custom "carbon fiber" console
18 inch HP EVO rims
Sold! Now I drive a Monte Carlo SS

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