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Old 12-06-2000, 01:11 AM
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I have a 1994 E420 with just over 101,000 miles. Each morning, I see three or four drops of oil underneath the engine. In addition, I always smell some burning oil as soon as I shut off the engine upon my return. I plan on keeping my car for a long time. I read the description for the Motor Oil Saver, and was wondering if this product is appropriate for my situation. I obviously would like to get rid of this problem for $10 or so, but I don't want to do anything that will jeopardize the life expectancy of my engine. In other words, assuming one seal is slowly leaking oil at this time, will adding Motor Oil Saver stop the leak without causing damage to the other seals, or any other engine component, for that matter? Your help and advice is greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-06-2000, 01:57 AM
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I should also note that I bought the car with 99,000 miles on it, and the mechanic who performed the inspection claims that it was "bone dry" when he looked at it. That suggests to me that the car may not have seen much action in the month or two before I bought it, and perhaps the seals had dried out to an extent.

Thanks again for any advice on this matter.
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Old 12-06-2000, 11:44 AM
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I you smell burning oil and it isn't pouring out, it could be the camshaft cover gasket. If so, an additive may have no effect. Better to track down the source of the leak and the deal with it. I had a leak on a car that turned out to be a poorly fitting intermediate shaft seal. An additive would have had no effect.

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