E430 oil leak

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E430 oil leak

Postby Giles » Thu 29 Mar, 2012 6:50 pm

Apparently there is an oil leak that is common in E430's. It's the timing cover plate seal I beleive.Has anyone done a DYI fix and what's the procedure? I believe two thirds of the repair bill is labour. To backyard fix or Specialist fix? That is the question. Any answers would be appreciated.

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Re: E430 oil leak

Postby ANF » Thu 29 Mar, 2012 7:31 pm

http://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w210/ ... -leak.html
About half way down, does this sound like it?
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Re: E430 oil leak

Postby Giles » Thu 29 Mar, 2012 9:36 pm

ANF wrote:http://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w210/269267-help-oil-leak.html
About half way down, does this sound like it?


Sure does, may need a hoist to do the job and to clean up. Will put the car on the ramps on Saturday to evaluate.

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1975 280CE Signal Red (Colour 568H) Project 'Ginger'
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Re: E430 oil leak

Postby W108-1967 250S » Sat 14 Apr, 2012 8:02 pm

Hello Giles, any developments/news yet on what you found?
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Re: E430 oil leak

Postby Giles » Sat 14 Apr, 2012 9:00 pm

W108-1967 250S wrote:Hello Giles, any developments/news yet on what you found?


All fixed now. Apparently it's such a common thing with the V8's that the local stealership keeps the parts in stock. Too difficult to do on ramps and I don't have a hoist I had to get the Benz Menz on the job.
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