Date registered: Mar 2013
Vehicle: 1995 W124 E320 Cabrio
Location: Beverly Hills, CA
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Uh oh (oil and coolant, but not mixed)
95 E320 Cabrio
in process of restoration, currently a DD.
Full valve job and head gasket replacement was carried out October 2018 by what I consider to be a trustworthy independent Mercedes expert mechanic who personally owns not 1 but 2 A124s.
-oil residue (but not dripping on the ground) on the left front cross bar (the long bars that run in a big X under the car) near where it attaches to the wheel
-coolant levels are dropping. no noticeable leak
Coolant is blue/green, oil is dark brown (no mayo)
Also think my kick down sensor is bad, and having AC compressor issues (AC occasionally will not blow cold. But when it does, it's cold, through all vents)
SO of course I think culprit #1 is that the head gasket replacement has failed (in early stages). In which case the indy would cover replacement + labor.
What could culprit #2 be?
Would a leaking radiator present a drivable coolant leak + flaky cold air? (expecting to replace it)
I'm in this car for the long-haul and replacing everything that needs it as I am able to (exterior canvas, padding and headliner, will tear apart the dash for a full AC job when I can afford, it, considering replacement seat leathers, etc).
Just trying to wrap my head around how these systems play with each other, and the many many many single points of failure that can present multiple symptoms.