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Old 04-12-2002, 11:15 PM
Jane Selkirk Pabst
 
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tell me what's wrong with my car?

I've got a 1989 mb 420 sel. It is burning oil. Oil gets on the spark plugs and the engine shakes. How can I tell what's wrong with it and how can it be fixed? Thanks, Jane
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Old 04-12-2002, 11:37 PM
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Jane,
Your problem is most likley valve guides that are worn and leaking oil. Correct replacement cost would be about $2600.00 That would get your cylander heads rebuilt and a new timing chain. However I have had valve guide seals replaced on a 420SEL with successful results before. Either way i would have a qualified MB technician look at your engine first.
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Old 07-09-2002, 11:44 PM
Jane Selkirk Pabst
 
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Wink what was wrong with my car

I posted my question on this site and then I looked at what other people had said. I decided that it needed new n\valve stem seals becuase the car was burning oil. I then found a post which said that it took $50 of parts and 2 1/2 hours labor insted of a $400-2000 job, it cost me $280. I feel like a genius and that these repair shops are trying to rip consumers off. I lost all confidence in the alldata website. My 420sel is no longer burning oil!
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Old 07-10-2002, 02:53 AM
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Jane,
I'm glad my info was of some help!
Adam
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