E430 oil leak

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Giles
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E430 oil leak

Post by Giles » Thu 29 Mar, 2012 7:50 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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1981 500SLC (Colour Black) Keeper car 'Lola' walks like woman, talks like a man
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1980 C107 Classic White (resto project) 'Marilyn'
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Re: E430 oil leak

Post by ANF » Thu 29 Mar, 2012 8:31 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

Post by Giles » Thu 29 Mar, 2012 10:36 pm

ANF wrote:http://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w210/ ... -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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Giles
1981 500SLC (Colour Black) Keeper car 'Lola' walks like woman, talks like a man
1999 E430 Avantgarde Royal Indigo (Colour 339) Mums Taxi 'Claudia'
1975 280CE Signal Red (Colour 568H) Project 'Ginger'
1980 C107 Classic White (resto project) 'Marilyn'
1999 W163 ML430 MB Search & Rescue Vehicle
1978 C107 350SLC Red 'Scarlett' the parts car. Quite frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
http://www.kudoscc.com.au

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Re: E430 oil leak

Post by W108-1967 250S » Sat 14 Apr, 2012 9:02 pm

Hello Giles, any developments/news yet on what you found?

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Re: E430 oil leak

Post by Giles » Sat 14 Apr, 2012 10:00 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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Giles
1981 500SLC (Colour Black) Keeper car 'Lola' walks like woman, talks like a man
1999 E430 Avantgarde Royal Indigo (Colour 339) Mums Taxi 'Claudia'
1975 280CE Signal Red (Colour 568H) Project 'Ginger'
1980 C107 Classic White (resto project) 'Marilyn'
1999 W163 ML430 MB Search & Rescue Vehicle
1978 C107 350SLC Red 'Scarlett' the parts car. Quite frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
http://www.kudoscc.com.au

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