Date registered: May 2007
Vehicle: 2003 Mercedes Benz E500
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Cylinder head leaks...
have been an issue for a very long time, especially on the late M130 engines, where the top of the block was slotted in between the coolant feed holes between the cylinders. There was precious little material for contact with the head gasket when new...
It seems that with the astronomical cost of new cylinder heads, used heads that "back in the day" would have been scrapped, are being utilized, sometimes with unfortunate results.
Good luck with your situation,