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Old 06-02-2007, 12:49 PM
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C220 oil in coolant

Hi Everyone, I'm new to the forum so bear with me. I have a 270,000 mile C220 with what appears to be a bad head gasket. The engine has never been overheated and had regular service. I want to do the head gasket job myself since I have over 30 years of wrenching experience. Where can I find technical, torque specs online? It's my daughters car and it would'nt make sense to spend $150 on shop manuals...........thanks

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Old 06-02-2007, 01:34 PM
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Need Chassis Number, Enigine Number and model infromation.
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Old 06-02-2007, 07:14 PM
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Engine number 111.961 chassis number 202.022 1996 C 220 2.2 Liter DOHC
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Old 06-02-2007, 07:49 PM
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Try one of the FSM CD's that MB sells. I have no idea what it would cost for your car, but it might be pretty cheap.
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Old 06-03-2007, 02:38 PM
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How much oil is in the coolant - are you checking or seeing the coolant in the overflow tank?

Also has anyone ever use Redline WaterWetter in the coolant system of your car?

I ask because I have a 1998 C-230, For a number of years I had used WaterWetter. I noticed what seemed to be oil droplets in the coolant of the overflow tank and what looked like oil scum sticking on the sides of the overflow tank.

I MB tech told me a few drops of oil isn't a real issue, when the coolant starts to look like chocolate milk the issue is major.

After reading in these forums that WaterWetter may form a scum in the coolant I stopped using the Redline. Now at 97K miles and coolant changes every two or three years my overflow tank looks fine.
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Old 06-04-2007, 05:37 AM
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Hi Everyone, I'm new to the forum so bear with me. I have a 270,000 mile C220 with what appears to be a bad head gasket. The engine has never been overheated and had regular service. I want to do the head gasket job myself since I have over 30 years of wrenching experience. Where can I find technical, torque specs online? It's my daughters car and it would'nt make sense to spend $150 on shop manuals...........thanks

You can get by with the Alldata DIY subscription for $15, but it's kinda clunky for MB's. You could always try a Haynes:
http://www.haynes.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10001&storeId=10001&productId=13007&langId=-1
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Old 06-05-2007, 07:12 PM
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I had major oil in the coolant system. After pulling the head I discovered a gasket failure where a oil passage passed near a coolant passage. I also discovered 2 loose bolts at the front of the head where the timimg cover is. These bolts were either not tightened at the engine assembly plant or over a course of time they loosened up. That was kind of discouraging to see.

I purchased a download for 9.99 at Mitchell called eAutorepair. It has very good tech info and diagrams.................gofastpilot


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