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Old 05-23-2001, 06:31 PM
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Usually you do get some sort of mix.

I'm not sure what the MB head gaskets look like though. I know the Detroit Diesels I used to work on had multiple seals rather than one piece. They had black o-rings for oil passages, red for water passages, steel rings on top of the liners and one big old o-ring around the perimeter of the head. Depending on the path of least resistance, the leak could vent to atmosphere without corrupting the oil or water passages, but with a single piece gasket that seems less likely.

My money is still on a head gasket and valves.
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