Date registered: Oct 2012
Vehicle: 1972 220 D, 1974 450SL, 1995 E300D 2002 S430, 1976 300D
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You made the mistake or allowing morons to adjust your valves. Sounds like they got them too tight and now the thing runs like garbage.
Get yourself a set of feeler gauges. Find a ratchet and 27mm socket to hook to the crank pulley. Buy two cheap chinese 14mm open end wrenches with long handles. Purchase a new valve cover gasket.
Take the two 14mm wrenches and use a torch to heat the arms up. Then bend the end at a 60 degree angle and then bend the other end 60 so you have a stretched Z shape. Do the same to the second wrench. Now you have saved $50 on tools for the job.
Remove the valve cover, turn the engine with the 27mm socket until the cam lobes are where they belong and follow direction in any host of manuals for setting the proper clearances for intake and exhaust. The first time it will take maybe 30-45 minutes. Future jobs will go much swifter.
Use the new valve cover gasket when you put the cover back on.
There is no other explanation I can come to, based on owning a 220D that changing fuel filters would lead to oil consumption, other than messed up valves or the vacuum hose has decided to suck oil into the pistons.
74 450SL - Froggy
'02 s320 - Victor
'86 300SDL - Polei
'76 300D - Voldemort
'95 E300D - Cleo
'72 220D - Gump
'87 300SDL - POS SDL
92 300SE - #1 boys ride