My 86 300E does the same exact thing, it mostly does it when accelerating on moderate left hand turns or on hard left turns. I checked the oil level which was alittle below the max mark.
2003 Volkswagen Golf GL 24,000 miles. 1.9L I-4 TDI 5spd.
1986 300E. 115,000+ miles. 3.0L I-6 1st daily ride, around town only. (Gone)