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

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-08-2010, 05:42 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 471
Oil leaking from plug in 380sl block?

I think I finally found the source of a mysterious oil leak from the engine of my 380sl. I was afraid it was coming from the rear main seal or the head gasket, because oil was dripping from the bottom of the bell housing just behind the grate. However, I replaced both of those over the winter, and the valve cover is dry.

As it turns out, and as the picture shows, there seems to be some sort of a plug on the rear of the left head -- just below the valve cover and to the left of the large bolt in the center of the head -- that's definitely leaking oil, slowly but surely.

I'm assuming and, hoping, that it's an Allen head with some sort of washer on it that can be replaced. So I was wondering if anyone here has seen this problem, and knows how to fix it.

Thanks in advance for any help anyone can give me.

P.S. The picture isn't showing up here, but it does on the message I cross-posted in the SL forum.

Last edited by mbboy; 10-08-2010 at 05:48 AM. Reason: picture doesn't show up
Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2010, 07:24 AM
Gilly's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Evansville WI
Posts: 9,616
The system won't let you double-post pictures.

Reply With Quote


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 01:32 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