Engine Oil and Coolant Leaks Resulting in Fulid Intermix on Mercedes-Benz E320

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 139,887 (113,000–195,000)
4 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
13 people reported this problem
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i have oil leak mercedes benz e320 1997, probably head gasket or timing cover
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.
yes my old e-320 leaks oil not happy about it.at all got the car new allways had the best care never by another mercedes/oh its a 1994
leaking oil driver side also under the car when you stop useing a lot of oil?
Just bought a beautiful 1994 E320 for $3000 for my gf who just finished cancer treatment. Found oil in the coolant res. Mechanic offered to buy it for $500 bucks when it finally dies. Doesn't overheat, doesn't blow white smoke. How can I extend the life of this thing? I really blew it by buying from a curbside charlatan, who had no interest at all in trying to make the deal more equitable. Damn it.
Fluid intermix then total mechanical fail
Replaced water pump
Now moving on to head gasket
Then timing chain+gasket
Then oil level sensor+gasket
Interfluid mix, car overheating, oil leaked. Head gasket was replaced.