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Date registered: Mar 2012
Vehicle: 2007 S550 4MATIC, 2008 ML 320 CDI, 2010 ML 350 BlueTec
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engine oil leak
hi guys, i have a little car mechanic question to ask, please help me out
i just picked up a pre-owned star certified 2008 ML320 CDI.
After driving it for some hours, i parked my car and after a while, noticed a black pool of oil under the front of my car.
I popped the hood and saw engine oil all over the place. I took out the engine oil filter cap, and re-tightened it. For the rest of the evening, the leaking seemed to have stopped.
Next morning, i still noticed a pool of oil under my car.
Took it to the dealer.
The service advisor took a look at the car, drove it around, cleaned up the mess.
His diagnosis is that either the cap was loose, or there was spilling during adding motor oil. In either case, oil was being heated up during driving, and flowing down like water and splashing around under the hood which casued the mess. He cleaned up the mess, and said the car is fine, and the only thing that he could do more is to leave the car to him and he clean it for a couple more days, but the car is fine.
The sales admitted that while showing to me how to add motor oil when i was picking up the car, he might not have tightened the filter cap enough. (the engine compartment was clean when i saw it at the time).
I took the car home and going to monitor if there is anymore leaking for a couple of days.
Here is my question:
1) what if leaking continues?
2) I am hopeful that the leaking will stop, but i am very curious to know if the spilling and oil splashing around under the hood while driving could cause any real damage to my engine or my car?
Thanks for any input.