Date registered: Oct 2012
Vehicle: 1968 250S, 1991 300se, 1998 SL500, 1977 450SEL 6.9. Past MB's; 300SD, 300E, 300TE, 190E, ML420
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Usual detective work, clean engine thoroughly and drive very short distance, check under hood often. or rev engine up for a few minutes while watching under hood?
you could have leak from fuel pump, oil cooler, oil filter, oil pressure line, valve cover, or front crank seal. a tiny hole in oil pressure line would spray oil on everything.
is your oil filter on tight?
oil flows down and back, so back track if possible.
I recently experienced a pin-crack on the front of my 250S engine block that oil leaked thru. very strange, used JB weld to patch.