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Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-21-2007, 10:20 PM
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Posted By rino
Update...

OK, the new breather hoses haven't gotten here yet, but something significant has taken place. I did an Italian tune-up yesterday (25 miles) and one today (50 miles), really pushing the car to the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-18-2007, 07:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,684
Posted By rino
As I pointed out earlier in this thread, the...

As I pointed out earlier in this thread, the leak is taking place at the connection between rubber and metal (lower part of the breather hose and valve cover intake)... The part where the breather...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-18-2007, 06:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,684
Posted By rino
I haven't gotten the new breather elbows yet, and...

I haven't gotten the new breather elbows yet, and I will post an update as soon as I replace them, but I happened to have had the necessity of taking a few pictures of the engine during the past...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-16-2007, 12:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,684
Posted By rino
I hope leathermang comes back soon... he hasn't...

I hope leathermang comes back soon... he hasn't been around for a while.
I just re-read that particular post of his you are referring to, from 2005... and he gave me the right advice back then, it...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-15-2007, 08:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,684
Posted By rino
I have to say that mine lookED as in my first...

I have to say that mine lookED as in my first picture only until I installed the screw clamps on the breather elbows. The clamps really minimized the leak problem. All you can see now is just a bit...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-15-2007, 08:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,684
Posted By rino
You know, I am not sure that it has any blowby at...

You know, I am not sure that it has any blowby at all... as I said earlier in this thread. Later someone insisted that if I get oil out of that juncture, then I MUST HAVE blowby, so I went along with...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-15-2007, 02:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,684
Posted By rino
By looking at the old picture from 2005, you...

By looking at the old picture from 2005, you can't tell where the leak is from... oil in that photo is all over, even near the oil filler cap. But after I cleaned it and installed the screw clamps...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-15-2007, 02:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,684
Posted By rino
John... so you have the same problem and want my...

John... so you have the same problem and want my car to be the guinea pig... :) which is fine by me... I hope rrgrassi is right, easy solution if it works. I'll report back as soon as I install the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-15-2007, 02:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,684
Posted By rino
OK, I'm going to get new elbows then... If that...

OK, I'm going to get new elbows then... If that really solves the problem, I'm going to kick myself in the ass for not having done it earlier... with the car leaking oil on the garage floor for two...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-15-2007, 01:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,684
Posted By rino
Again, there is not the slightest trace of oil...

Again, there is not the slightest trace of oil around the oil filler cap... and I have checked very accurately the elbows and breather hose around the elbows and they are dry. The oil leaks out at...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-15-2007, 01:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,684
Posted By rino
As I have already tried to make as clear as...

As I have already tried to make as clear as possible, the oil does NOT come from either the oil filler cap site or valve cover gasket... It comes specifically from the breather hose connection. There...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-15-2007, 09:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,684
Posted By rino
Is it possible that doing a valve clearance...

Is it possible that doing a valve clearance adjustment will take care of engine blowby and, if that were the cause for the oil getting into the breather hose, fix or at least reduce that problem, in...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-12-2007, 10:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,684
Posted By rino
It just occurred to me... could it be that the...

It just occurred to me... could it be that the breather elbow/hose I have on is not the proper type for my vehicle and that's why the oil travels along with the gases through it? I thought perhaps...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-11-2007, 03:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,684
Posted By rino
Hi Louis, I have just read that thread...

Hi Louis, I have just read that thread attentively, but here the issue seems to be quite a different one. My engine starts very readily when cold (it takes about 1 second for the starter to have it...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-11-2007, 08:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,684
Posted By rino
Oil leak revisited

This is part of my recently revived take-good-care-of-your-MB project...

This oil leak has been going on since I bought the 240D two years ago (in a much lesser fashion since I installed two screw...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-04-2005, 01:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,684
Posted By rino
Thanks for your input. Actually, I fixed the...

Thanks for your input.
Actually, I fixed the problem this morning by securing both ends of the ventilation hose to their relative ports by means of two large screw clamps.
And yes, as you say, the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-02-2005, 04:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,684
Posted By rino
Here's a picture of the connector that leaks oil....

Here's a picture of the connector that leaks oil.
It's the one just above the oil filler cap.

Please respond and let me know what you think.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-02-2005, 01:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,684
Posted By rino
Help needed to identify nature of oil leak problem

I would have done a preliminary search before posting this had I known what keywords to use... I'd appreciate your help in identifying the nature of the problem at hand.

The problem concerns a...
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