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Old 05-14-2001, 05:01 AM
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I recently changed my head gasket on my 300SL. I had I proffesional do it. It was about two months ago. Yesterday my oil lamp lit up and I could fill up with 2 litres of oil before the level was ok. Is this something that happens after a head gasket change or should I be concerned?? I will ofcourse monitor the oil level for some time now to see that it isn't going low again.

Does anyone have any comments on this??

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Old 05-14-2001, 05:11 AM
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Are you sure it was filled to the correct level when you got the head gasket changed? Notice any oil leaks?
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Well, , I didn't check the level after the gasket change so it's possible he made a mistake. The mechanic told me to come back to him after 1000km to to draw the screws again to get the right moment. Then he said it looked good. He noticed a little oil leak from the first part of the exhaust (that is attached to the motor - Sorry for my bad parts discription. It's kind of hard in english). He redrew that bolts too and said that it was ok. I can't see any obvious oil leak either.
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Emil,

Did you have the valve seals replaced at the same time? We had a 1986 300SL that was consuming pretty much oil because of hardened (& leaking) valve seals...
It is not normal for the car to use motoroil after the head gasket is replaced.

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