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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-11-2008, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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Question I didn't think Mercedes made Lemons!

I have this 1996 C220 with 155000kms and it just about didn't make it home today. Oily foam came spraying out of the overflow container then the temp shot up to 100deg. My engine oil dropped off the stick. I poured in a litre of new oil and crawled her home where she proceeded to puke out the rest of any remaining foam in the coolant resevoir. After letting her cool off a bit I popped off the cap, undid the drain plug and tried to flush out that oily goop for two hours. Still can't get it all out. What's wrong with my baby? I'm thinking head gasket but i thought that would more likely put coolant into the oil instead. The tranny fluid is a little overfull buts its been that way forever so I don't suspect a leak in the rad. A friend told me about an oil cooler near the oil filter but I don't know. This is my first Mercedes and I'm learning. Otherwise i'm very mechanically inclined. Anyone have an idea or know what this is?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-12-2008, 04:51 AM
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you got 155000kms, that hardly falls under the lemon category. Sounds like a head gasket like you said.
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Sooner or later they all become lemons...LOL.....Seems as if everything breaks, many ratings rate Mercedes Benz the most unreliable car made. Mercedes Benz has almost all Benz owners brainwashed when it comes to thinking that they are the only repair shop in town, and being brainwashed in thinking you HAVE TO use their recommended parts.

Don't be brainwashed, don't get ripped off....Like the poster that paid $600 for 16000 mile service.

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There a big difference between "lemon"--a term usually used to describe a problematic new car--and a 12-year-old worn out car!

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Blown Head Gasket it is then. Well, I've ordered the parts and pulled out my tools ready to dive in. The only thing I don't have is the retightening sequence and bolt torques. Has anyone got a repair manual that has the diagram and torques?
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