Engine Oil and Coolant Leaks Resulting in Fulid Intermix on Mercedes-Benz 300TE

Internal and External engine oil & coolant leaks can develop from the head gasket and/or timing cover gasket; these leaks should be repaired before the engine oil and coolant intermix which can result in severe engine damage.

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Average mileage: 185,000 (170,000–200,000)
4 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
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Bad head gasket . Repair or replace.
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 200,000 mi,
My car hesitates
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 170,000 mi,
Engine oil turned milky, which of course means engine cooling water is mixing with oil. Obviously the head gasket is gone pushing oil into the cooling system. I went to NAPA, for $40.00 bucks on the advice of a guy behind the counter said give a head gasket sealer a try. So, what the hell. I forked over two twenties, dumped the stuff in (not even cleaning out the milky scum in the expansion tank) and - hey, its been working for over a year now.