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Old 12-10-2003, 04:05 PM
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I am new to this site, what a wonderful find. Thank you all especially the techs!!. Just a quick question, I currently own a 91 300 ce, w/ 138,000 miles,I have had a headgasket put in @ about 120,000. There was some electolysis damage to the block, & the tech. used some epoxy to fill this area. It sounded "mickey mouse" to me but what could he have done?. The head was "cleaned Up", but I was told that it is leaking again, by my dealer. Its a slight oil leak, so I do not think I am going to worry about it??.Any ideas?.
Also are these models subject to all the crankshaft dampner problems that I read about the 94-94 e320's?.
One last thing, we are considering buying another 300 e sedan for my wife, but I think I am almost afraid (from what I read on this site) to own to MB's. Are the 88-90 single cams less prone to headgasket leaks than the dual cam models, cheaper to fix, etc. Thanks for any advise
Scott (I love these cars!)

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Old 12-10-2003, 04:39 PM
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Personally, from a diy'er standpoint (and next to the old diesels) I like the single overhead cam engine better but you do give up a little performance. To me the single overhead cam cylinder head job is easier. The single overhead cam engine is called the 103 series and the dual overhead cam engine is the 104 engine.

They both are prone to have headgasket leaks on occasion. The 94-95 cars are not in the group with the dampener problems but do have some wiring harness issues.

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