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

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: 91,333 (59,000–145,000)
4 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 59,000 mi,
Starting a small leak and got larger. Replacing head gasket.
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 70,000 mi,
Oil leak from head gasket and timing cover gasket. Replaced both.