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Old 10-23-2003, 03:17 AM
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Question OIL Burning 300TE 1992

After 630miles I am missing ~2 liters.
No leaks that I can see ,Cooling water is clear. the oil itself is clean (no water marks in it)
The question is :how much will it still be "normal" for 102,000 miles on it.
Please advice,
New MBZ owner
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Old 10-23-2003, 01:22 PM
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Did you check the exhaust? Is there blue smoke coming out of it?
Blue smoke indicates a gasket problem.
Correct me if i'm wrong, anyone.

1992 300E 132, 432 KM
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Old 10-23-2003, 02:36 PM
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I have found Mercedes to be very specific regarding measuring oil levels (and other fluids for that matter).

It is very important to check the oil level are a very level surface. A car parked on a slight incline can change the actual level measured on the dip stick.

Also, it has been reported that some engines when filled to the upper mark on the dip stick tend to use oil quickly down to the mid mark then not use much more. I have experienced this and I don't know why.

This is what I do: I check the oil when the engine is cold, say after sitting over night. Then I am assured of exactly what the level is, repeatedly.

What weight oil are you using?

'03 E320 Wagon-Sold
'95 E320 Wagon-Went to Ex
'93 190E 2.6-Wrecked
'91 300E-Went to Ex
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