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2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Question: water in the engine

 

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shaf, Clinton, IA, March 17, 2014, 01:38
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my c230 is leaking water into the engine, i changed the oil cooler and head gesture but the problem still exist, my mechanic said we should change the engine!!!
i need your advice please.
thanks

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    Action702 March 17, 2014, 02:51
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    Blown head gasket need to replace

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    shaf, March 17, 2014, 02:55
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    i changed the head gasket and still facing the same problem, water in the engine!! the mechanic is saying there is a fracture in the engine (i dont know if that is true) and we need to change the whole engine.
    you think the new head gasket is damaged or he didnt repair it in a good way???

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    Action702, March 17, 2014, 03:03
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    If he actually change the head gasket did he install new head bolts? If he did put a new head bolts did he actually torque it down?

    Did he resurfaced the head cylinder and clean the engine block surface?
    If he did this all on procedure...
    Then I would say you have a bad head cylinder could crack on the block!
    Let me know

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    shaf, March 17, 2014, 04:13
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    he did not change the head bolts, he kept the old ones and he torque them down, he also resurfaced the head cylinder and cleaned the engine block surface...
    What do u think?

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    globalhelper March 17, 2014, 06:09
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    head bolts may be bad. did he pressure test cyl head for cracks?

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    shaf, March 17, 2014, 06:11
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    no he didnt..
    so what do u advice me to do as a first step now?
    no need to change the whole engine right?

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    globalhelper, March 17, 2014, 06:25
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    what kinda warranty did he give you?

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    shaf, March 17, 2014, 06:31
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    if its head gasket problem he will repair it again..
    but he is insisting that there might be a crack somewhere in the engine itself, so we need to change the whole engine!!!
    i want to know from you, does it happen that there is a crack somewhere in the engine??

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    globalhelper, March 17, 2014, 07:00
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    you most likely have a crack in cyl head that was overlooked by him. he is the mech and should have had it tested. it is stupid to pull the cyl and not have it tested.it his problem not yours

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