Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Tech Help

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-31-2008, 07:50 PM
kalyanakrishna's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 18
Oil leak and transmission leak

I have a 1994 e320. I went to Jiffy Lube for an oil change. They said I have excessive oil leak and excessive transmission leak.

What can cause this? Can any one recommend a good shop around Fremont?

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-31-2008, 07:58 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 174
Get thee to a Good Independent Shop!

Jiffy Lube is known for BS. They have been exposed numerous times as having unqualified or unscrupulous techs.

Before i would take their word that it was raing I'd have to go outside and be wet for 10 minutes!

Go to the shops forum and check for a good local Independent Shp, take your 320 there and see what they say. Do not tell them anything when you bring it in just get an oil/filter change and see what they say afterwards.

An honest shop will tell you about a problem, take you to the car on the lift and show you what and how it can be fixed. It could be a simple fix, it could be more serious.

Jiffy Lube techs make their bucks upselling you in crap you donlt need and that they don;t actually do 70% of the time.

I don't let my mother in law, boss or anyone I actually give a crap about darken their doors.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-01-2008, 12:20 AM
kalyanakrishna's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 18
Stoney, The tech said they cant fix those issues in their facility and was also unable to recommend any shop. I doubt they would try to upsell service they cant offer.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-01-2008, 08:08 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 174
Fremont, CA? Gotta be an Indy Tech there...

As I said...did you check the Shops link for a local Indy? Obviously not.

M1 Mercedes Only

5 star rating
based on 1 review
Category: Auto Repair [Edit]
40863 Albrae St
(between Balentine Dr & Stevenson Blvd)
Fremont, CA 94538 (510) 490-2723 www.mercedesonly.com
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-01-2008, 12:18 PM
ILUVMILS's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 2,743
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stoney View Post
......check for a good local Independent Shp, take your 320 there and see what they say. Do not tell them anything when you bring it in just get an oil/filter change and see what they say afterwards.
Witholding information from someone you need help from isn't a good idea. Any halfway decent shop will quickly realize the oil has been changed recently. This may cause them to ask, WTF??? Just be honest, and ask them to check for any fluid leaks that might cause further trouble.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-01-2008, 07:16 PM
kalyanakrishna's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 18
yeah .. I need to find a decent one nearby. Anyone knows of a good shop around the Fremont area in CA?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-02-2008, 11:00 PM
Spelunker's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 10
What are the severity of the leaks? Is it just minor weeping or is it bad enough that you are seeing oil stains on your driveway/garage floor? If it's just weeping, I would leave it alone and make sure the fluids are topped up. Of all the German cars I've owned, none have ever been immune to minor fluid leaks.

If you must find a repair shop and you are a member of Auto Club (AAA), ask for a recommendation. I will only go to AAA Approved shops if I absolutely must have someone else do the repair.
__________________
1989 300SE: 200,000+ and going strong

Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-02-2008, 11:27 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 15
check out Mercedes Only if you're looking for an indy shop in fremont.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-03-2008, 02:26 AM
kalyanakrishna's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 18
where is "mercedes only"?

I got it checked at midas, they said it might be a head gasket leak and referred me to an indy shop. He said he will check for no charge on Monday.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-03-2008, 12:17 PM
ILUVMILS's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 2,743
Quote:
Originally Posted by kalyanakrishna View Post
I got it checked at midas, they said it might be a head gasket leak and referred me to an indy shop. He said he will check for no charge on Monday.
Let me see if I've got this right. The Jiffy Lube told you that your car had a couple of leaks, but they couldn't tell you anything else. You then started a thread here, in the Tech Help section (smart move), where you were advised to search through the "Good Shops" section. So you went to a Midas muffler shop???.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-03-2008, 05:00 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Florida / N.H.
Posts: 8,804
That chassis is famous for a head gasket oil leak on the right/rear parting line and from the front lip seal.
It is a major repair.
Do a serch on 104 Head Gasket and you will have tons of info to read.....
__________________
A Dalton
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-03-2008, 05:51 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 15
mercedes only is right by the 880 fwy. i think their address is 40863 albrae street, fremont ca.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-03-2008, 07:32 PM
kalyanakrishna's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 18
Well, I called Midas and asked them if they did general repair. He said ... come on in. You have to know I am not only to the US, I am also new to Mercedes and also new to maintaining a car. I always used to take my car to the dealer back home. I do appreciate all your help and assistance. Helps me learn.

Thank you for the address. I will call them up.

"That chassis is famous for a head gasket oil leak on the right/rear parting line and from the front lip seal. It is a major repair." - Is this something I should invest in getting done for such an old car? But otherwise engine is in awesome condition, so is the rest of the car.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-03-2008, 07:45 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Florida / N.H.
Posts: 8,804
That chassis was a greats one and still looks good ..
The problem they had were 3 , all expensive..
Head Gasket
Wire Harness
A/c evaporator

The good news is the gasket was modified and the new one seems to hold up [ providing you get the right brand]
The Harness has been trouble free after the change [ no longer bio-degradeable insulation..or at least a better type]
Evap...some leaked , some didn't..yor call on how important a/c is to you.

The car has been known to go 300K easy with the new repairs and most owners that have them have bitten those bullits and are still happily driving the car. I prefer them over later 210 , but that is just my preference..they certainly merit credit in my book and the 104 engine is close to perfection for an in-line 6 ...very smooth and power to boot.
The Midas guys are going to know Nothing about these concerns, I can almost gaurantee you that............
The "Midas Touch" means don't let them touch your car.....

__________________
A Dalton

Last edited by Arthur Dalton; 04-03-2008 at 07:52 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page