Date registered: Jul 2008
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New member with oily smell
I have recently bought a 2001 320 diesel estate. It has done 148,000 miles but all with original owner (known to me) and MB service, so I had faith. (I had petrol 280s for years before that).
I've got a problem with a faint oil smell. I thought it was transmission fluid (ATF) but my service agents (very reliable) have checked this and say there is no leak. They did say the cats were blocked and exhaust joints were blowing (maybe cos the PO drove so slow). They thought that caused the smell, but they have fixed the cats and the exhaust joints.
However I still get these fumes - not strong - but worse when the ventilator/aircon fan is on, and worse on the open road.
Have any of you guys got a suggestion?