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 12-23-2016, 01:40 PM
Sev's Avatar
Sev Sev is offline
Infractions: 99/99 (999)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,461
2006 c230 (w203) Cause of Oil Leak?

Gents, I'm driving my c230 when all of a sudden I get a burning oil smell through the vents. The triangle hazard icon comes on on the dashboard, I pull over, pop off the engine covers, and there is an oil leak. In some places, the oil leak has caked onto the engine (see pics).
In other places, it appears fresh. The oil burning smell is occurring when it leaks onto the passenger right side exhaust headers. But there also appears to be oil on some part of the alternator. I'm trying to determine the location and cause of the oil leak. I'm hoping the attached pictures will help.
Does anyone think it could be from the oil cap? There seems to be a small puddle of fresh oil right next to it, and there is also caked oil that high up on the engine. I was also wondering what else the oil could damage, for example can it damage the alternator?
I once had an oil leak on another car and it damaged the starter solenoid which was under the leak. What could be causing a dummy light warning from this kind of oil leak? Thanks -Sev


__________________
i know Jim Smith. i don't actually know him, but I know of him
http://imageshack.com/a/img923/6201/RQ1H6A.jpg
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 09:16 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