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Old 12-31-2001, 04:19 AM
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M111 Cylinder head Gasket change

Hi folks

May I ask the group's advice on changing the cylinder head gasket on my 94 W124 2 litre, with the M111 16valve engine; 102k miles?

I am guessing the head gasket has failed/ is failing, as I've had a very slow water loss now for a year or so, with no visible signs of loss, and now I have a scum in the radiator header tank. Not bad but it needs to be done I think.
Otherwise the car runs 100% OK.
I've worked on simpler (non-OHC 8valve ) cars over the years, and the Haynes book makes it look easy-ish.(Apart from needing a slide hammer to remove the timing guide pin.)

Is this too complex for me to do?

Thanks in anticipation


Surrey England.
W124 1994 2litre. M111 engine 102,000 miles
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Old 12-31-2001, 06:54 AM
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Nope, you could handle it. But, be sure it's the head gasket. Check the compression, is you oil level dropping, flush out the cooling system and watch it for a bit. If it is the head gasket. Make sure you have the head checked for trueness, check the valves, guides, etc.
Jeff Lawrence
1989 300e
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE
No matter what you fix, there will always be something else to fix..
"Warranty" is just another way of postponing the inevitable.
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