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Mercedes-Benz E320 Repair Leaks From Head Gasket/Timing Cover Gasket Before Oil and Coolant Intermix

Mercedes-Benz E320 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997

Average Mileage: 145,600 mi (113,000 mi - 195,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 113,000 mi

    I had coolant/oil leak while car was under warranty. At 100,000 miles it developed a major external oil leak.
    Repair is a new head and timing chain cover gasket. While the parts are not too expensive ($75.00) the time to remove and replace the head is about 14+ hrs. You will need special tools for some operations. If you are not a mechanic, don't even try it. This is common problem with the 6 cyl engine and oil leaks occour at the right side of the timing chain cover and the head gasket.

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  •  Rookie

    i have oil leak mercedes benz e320 1997, probably head gasket or timing cover

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  • Visitor, , 120,000 mi

    leaking oil driver side also under the car when you stop useing a lot of oil?

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  •  Rookie

    yes my old e-320 leaks oil not happy about all got the car new allways had the best care never by another mercedes/oh its a 1994

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