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Old 11-06-2004, 05:20 PM
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Oil in Air Filter housing

Is there a maintenance that needs to be done on the Air Filter housing? I just got this 82 300CD and the air filter was caked with oil, changed it, and now it still is getting really oily quick. Do I need a new breathe hose? Any help graetly appreciated.

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Old 11-06-2004, 07:18 PM
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Sounds typical to me.

My td gets oily quick too. I cleaned out all the junk that had collected there just the other day and its oily but clean already.

Diesels are just on the oily side-the nature of the beast.

you do not have a puddle do you?

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Bill
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Old 11-06-2004, 08:32 PM
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no no puddle

No puddle, I am thinking of changing away from dino oil and going to synthetic.

Joe
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Old 11-07-2004, 08:04 AM
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Changing to synthetic won't help keep it from getting greasey.

I use dino because there are plenty of motors out there with loads of mileage and have had nothing but dino oil.

Thats not to say syn. is bad. A lot of guys use syn.--I'm just an old school guy.

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Bill
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Old 11-07-2004, 09:52 AM
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Oli in the air filter

When my 1990 W124 300D sedan started leaking oil from the air filter, the cause was traced to an electronic gizmo that was defective. The oil would drip out of the air filter housing and drip on the louvers under the grille, where the bumper-hook cover panel is.


I don't know whetther a w123 has one, though.
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Old 11-07-2004, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Richard Eldridge
When my 1990 W124 300D sedan started leaking oil from the air filter, the cause was traced to an electronic gizmo that was defective. The oil would drip out of the air filter housing and drip on the louvers under the grille, where the bumper-hook cover panel is.


I don't know whether a w123 has one, though.
I don't think they do. Simple best describes the 123s.

By the '90's they had a bunch of electronic junk that equals nothing but trouble that a DIY'er can't tackle.

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Old 11-07-2004, 11:49 AM
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If you have a lot of blowby, you'll have the oily air cleaner syndrome-pop your oil fill cap while running(especially when warmed up) and see if you are blowing out smoke-these engines seem to be infamous for ring/cylinder problems. I am running synthetic engine oil in a desperate attempt to avoid a rebuild-some members swear it helps the compression leakage problem over time(coked up compression rings ). Good luck, must be something about '82s
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