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Old 02-21-2002, 07:49 PM
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Smile 1993 300E 3.2 Oil leak

On my 1993 300E 3.2 engine oil is leaking from the front of the engine. I looked around but have not found anything. I know it is not the valve cover or the main seal.

Does anybody know what is in the front of the engine that can cause oil leak.

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Old 02-21-2002, 07:56 PM
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Timing cover gaskets or head gaskets, two areas MBs are "known for" about their quality.
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Old 02-22-2002, 11:45 AM
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Ditto for me...

Had the same leak fixed a couple of years ago on mine (same model, same engine)...it was the timing cover seal on the front of the engine.

..oil hasn't leaked since!
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Old 02-25-2002, 11:08 AM
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How much did you pay to fix the leak on the timing chain cover?
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Old 02-25-2002, 11:33 AM
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and make sure they use the black MB sealant!
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Old 02-25-2002, 12:28 PM
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I had it performed under my extended warranty back then, but if memory serves me correctly, it would have been about $280...back then, labor was around $80/hr...
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Old 02-26-2002, 05:52 PM
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I found out that the oil is leaking from the left side of the timing chain cover. I removed the cover. There is a gasket on the bottom side of the cover. Do you know if this is a part of the head gasket or can it be replaced?
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Old 02-27-2002, 05:33 PM
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If the gasket that you are referring to is the U-shaped one, it is available separately. You will also need the water pump bypass hose fitting o-rings and a valve cover gasket set.

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Finally I fixed it today. It took me about 5 hours and $100 in parts.

Thanks for the help.
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engrx2:

Did you document this repair. This is such a common problem on the M103 and 104 motors. Other members may benefit from your success.

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