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Date registered: Oct 2008
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I think I have it sorted out now, the problem was the oilfilter was not tight enough, the oil pump has a lot of force and any slackness in the oil filter will result in oil getiing past and dripping down onto the exhaust system which was causing the fumes and obviously the dripping oil.
I have refitted a new oil filter and tightened the oil filter down bearing in mind that these are plastic and could shear the threads with over excertion of force.
I hope this has finished the problem, I will let you know sortly after some use.
Ikchris, the oil is the one for the vehicle Mobile 5W 30, and for your information I have owned a large number of mercedes for over 30 years, in 3 different countries, I have been invited to Mercedes rally days as well as factory visits in Bremen Germany, not bad for a silly owner, what did you get, a key ring or traveler mug for your purchases. Also I did not get a fram filter but a Purolator, my bad for miss reporting.
I am not an idiot, but from what I can see that owning a Mercedes in the USA leads you to be over charged for unecessary work and having to be all ways on your guard when taking your vehicle in for servicing. In the UK and Spain they do not resort to the US tactics, they just do their jobs to a high professional level which makes their customers comfortable and satisfied, they set the onboard computer to 13,000 miles between services and not 9000 as my local dealership does just to get you back in there sooner.
Yup I am not an idiot just somebody who asks for advice and get abuse from forum members who through their complacency feeds the high prices and bad practices that abounds out there in the USA under the banner of democracy, now why is it that the majority of states in the USA are buyer beware states?
I am am just a careful consumer getting value for my buck!
Last edited by degsey69; 06-21-2010 at 12:46 PM.