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Old 07-04-2001, 05:10 AM
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Have any one suffer the oil in water problem in the 300E?

mind is a 1992, W124, and I found that, there are some oil leak to the cooling system, is it likely the head gasket? or may be other things else?

and how can I find out what happen?
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Old 07-04-2001, 06:10 AM
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HEAD GASKET. Do a search.
2006 E350 w/ 155k miles (Daily Driver)

1993 300E 3.2L Sedan w/ close to about 300k miles
2003 E500 Brilliant Silver (Had 217k miles when totalled!)
1989 300E with 289,000 miles (had for <1 yr while in HI)
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2006 C230k (Dad's)
1999 S420 (Mom's/Dad's)
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Old 07-04-2001, 09:49 PM
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It is most likely to be the head gasket. I once had oil in water in my volvo 240 due to a bad auto trans, but I do not think it applies to mercedeses
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Old 07-05-2001, 12:40 AM
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you can get transmission fluid leaking into the raditor from the tranny cooler that is part of your raditor (at the bottom)a lot cheaper fix than a head gasket but suppose that it might also put anti freeze water mix into the tranny anybody ever hear of that?
William Rogers.......
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Old 07-05-2001, 06:49 AM
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It is most likely the head gasket, but the head can corrode through from lack of coolant system maintenance. Been there, done that.

Good luck,
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Old 07-05-2001, 09:57 PM
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Hey William,

That happened to my volvo, the oil in the trans came out milky, and it wrecked the trans. On the brighter side, that was how I became a mercedes driver and a loyalist now. =)
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Old 07-05-2001, 10:29 PM
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Benzie, I live near Eugene Oregon the "City of Volvos" More Volvos than Fords or Chevys , I had a 544 a long time ago
the last model I liked.I think volvos are highly overated and are not even close to the MB's in any respect..........
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