Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog Tech Info Tech Forums
  Search our site:    
 Cart  | Project List | Order Status | Help    

Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-16-2000, 08:33 PM
Posts: n/a
When I jump on my '94 E420, I get a smell that I can only describe as an "oil refinery smell". Not really strong, but there. Anyone know what this is? Concerns? Fixes? Thanks.
Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2000, 11:48 AM
Steve Wengel
Posts: n/a
Hopefully not what I had -- an evaporator leak which was first manifested by a funny smell inside the cabin, followed by a cloud of oily air coming from the AC vents, followed by AC oil dripping from the condensate drain, followed by $1800 migrating from my wallet to my independent mechanic . . .
Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2000, 12:07 PM
David Pare'
Posts: n/a
Did you ever find out what that smell is? I have a similar smell in my 1986 420sel. Sometimes worse than others.
Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2000, 12:54 PM
Posts: n/a
Not yet. I have some form of climate control (a/c or vent) on at all times. I don't smell it when I'm driving--only when I stop at signals, etc. It's not overpowering, but it's there... Also, I recently had the oil changed; I don't recall smelling it before that...

I'm taking it by my shop this afternoon--let you know what's up

Looks like slight leak in valve cover gasket (repair=$100-150 parts/labor)

[This message has been edited by MitchLampson (edited 10-23-2000).]

[This message has been edited by MitchLampson (edited 10-23-2000).]
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 Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A/C Metallic Smell and loss of charge y2kimmel Tech Help 2 08-06-2003 02:18 PM
1985 300D Terrible, Rotten Eggs smell from HVAC system? Carrameow Diesel Discussion 10 04-30-2003 11:12 PM
1985 300D Terrible Rotten Eggs smell from HVAC system? Carrameow Diesel Discussion 0 04-27-2003 10:30 PM
Smoke - burning smell on 94 E420 wyoo Tech Help 1 02-20-2001 09:34 PM
bad smell when AC is on (94 E420) wyoo Tech Help 12 10-11-2000 10:52 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:39 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page