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

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-23-2003, 04:22 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: USA, CA
Posts: 3
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

Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2003, 07:39 AM
AF300E's Avatar
Don't Mention the War!
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 181
Valve guides. Enjoy!
While you have the valve train and cylinder head out, have a sportier valve profile made and the head shaved a few thou.
Might as well try to get 150kw out of it!
300e 294,000mi
380sel 185,998mi
380se 309,980mi
Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2003, 11:10 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 93
Sounds more like valve seals to me. My 88TE was using a similiar amount of oil @ 115,000 miles, I had the seals done and I later re-sealed the upper chain cover (minor leak). My engine has been clean for 2 plus years now. I use no oil in between changes. Currently at 170,000 and going strong.

I think the valve stem seal job was about $400.00. I would look into that before jumping into removing the head. If you had 200k on the car then I would be inclined to think guides.


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 03:00 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, 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