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Old 04-16-2007, 12:46 PM
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I think that my car was wrecked???

Well as some of you may know, my tranny went out about a week ago and I am about to replace it. So yesterday I put it up on ramps and jack stands and grab the ol'creeper and take a look.

And that's when I see the aftermath of the wreck... I think that my car was involved in a wreck with the Exxon Valdaldez... The left side of my car was covered in oil including the cute little muffle on the left side all the way back to the axle. So now I'm thinking what the hell happened here??? Is this typacal for a diesel Benz??? I mean the motor and the tranny and the undercarriage all the way to the axle are covered in some kind of oil.
So I grab the powerwasher and load it up with soap and start to clean it, after about an hour I got most of it off.

So tonight I start pulling the tranny...
Will keep you posted on what happens next on " How the Benz turns" brought to you buy Exxon the oil that covers the world...

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Old 04-16-2007, 01:22 PM
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Oil leaks, trannie leaks and power steering leaks can spray oil very far from the point of origin of the leak. you will have a film of oil reaching as far as the rear bumper if any of the 3 mentionned above leak. I had all 3 leaking on the SD... and even the trunk lead was coated in oil!!!!
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Old 04-16-2007, 02:40 PM
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Look at it as automatic rust proofing...
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Old 04-16-2007, 03:31 PM
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Or optionally paint remover.

Check your cooler lines, I had a loose one running against the PS belt. just leng enough for a fine mist tocome out. Oil pressure gauge was still saying everything was OK.
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Old 04-16-2007, 04:03 PM
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Look at it as automatic rust proofing...
Thats what I refer to it as... In Michigan I am perfectly happy to have my entire engine compartment/under body coated in oil.
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Old 04-17-2007, 10:05 PM
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You guys crack me up.... BAHAHAHAHA

I'm going to find some OLD and I do mean OLD clothes to do the tranny swap in... Wish me luck, I'm going in.... HAHAHAHA
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Old 04-17-2007, 10:15 PM
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It's just a result of the wind, blowing the lose fluids, towards the rear of the car, as you drive. Just clean it up, fix the leaks, and you're all set.
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Old 04-17-2007, 11:29 PM
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Thats what I refer to it as... In Michigan I am perfectly happy to have my entire engine compartment/under body coated in oil.
Yup, normal thing for leaky MB's, I am planning to powerwash mine before I get into the bodywork phase of the resto, but part of me hates to do it knowing how these things like to rust, lol. I just hate working on greasy vehicles though.

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