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 ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-10-2003, 05:52 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 280
Question head gasket leaking

My head gasket seems to be leaking oil from the front area near the water pump which was replaced last year. The front does not look very oily, the stains look more like the black sealant used to seal the joint between the water pump and the block. The plastic drip tray below the engine seems to have a thin layer of oil with dust and grit soaked in. My indept. technician says that it would cost me A$1200 for the gasket job. The valves job together with the gasket would cost A$1800. Does this sound alright? Do I also have to change the timing chain and guides while doing this work? The car has gone 193000kms.

1994 Euro C180 auto Elegance :p
Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2003, 08:32 AM
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Tucker, Ga USA
Posts: 12,153
To start with I wouldn't spend that much money for oil seapage!
I would clean the area with a de-greaser & wait to see if there is a leak that would make it all the way to the floor.
Many times on that engine (M111) the fastening bolts at the front of the head to the front cover work loose, you might try tightening them first. Of course the valve cover has to be removed to check those bolts.
MERCEDES Benz Master Guild Technician (6 TIMES)
ASE Master Technician
Mercedes Benz Star Technician (2 times)
44 years foreign automotive repair
27 Years M.B. Shop foreman (dealer)
MB technical information Specialist (15 years)
190E 2.3 16V ITS SCCA race car (sold)
1986 190E 2.3 16V 2.5 (sold)
Retired Moderator
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 03:01 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, 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