----PHOTOS ADDED---- NEW PROBLEM WHILE TAKING PHOTOS......BROKE LINE FROM RESERVOIR TANK !!! ???????? SEE PICS OF OIL LEAKS AND RADIATOR LINE AREA
I have a 2004 C230. It has 88,000 miles( mostly highway) and has been parked since November 07. We noticed a leak in the garage. Took to and indy authorized MB cshop. He told us that it was an oil pump gasket seal leak. Where is the oil pump on this car ?? We thought is was under the bottom, and if so , why did the tech tell us that it is the oil pump gasket and it is on the bottom when we noticed oil leaking from the top underneath the black cover that says Mercedes Benz. My husband removed the front cover and noticed that there was oil on the front where the cam sensor magents are. The area looks just like the pics of the cam sensor magnets that are posted in another thread but there is oil in the area. Well, the CEL light is on, so we took it to get a diagnsotic scan . The codes that came up were P0600 and P0171.
My husband says to get rid of the car. We were keeping it for our daughter for her 15th birthday this May. Car has had CEL light on since 4 months after I bought it and I bought it brand new. Sometimes MB had an answer ( SIck of the loose gas cap one), most of the times they didn't. Well if finally went away for about 2 yrs after having the car in the shop for over 12 times during the first year. And now it's on again. We have read all the post and know that this 2004 C230 must have been the guinea pig.
New problem ....Broke line from reservoir tank, I think it's called the radiator reservoir tank. Well, I barely touched it while trying to see the leak my husband was taking a pic of to post on this site and it just snapped.
My husband was devastated. I told him it was his fault for having me up at 5:30 AM trying to look under a hood. Well, ...life happens !! New radiator ?? A fix that can maintain a pressurized system and contain the antifreeze coming thru the line without seeping out. What a minute , am I even giving this the correct name. We took pics of the line . It has MYCOT on it. It looks like it would snap on but we see a line inside the MYCOT hose. We feel that's the problem
?? Just lay it on us. I think we better take my daughter up to NISSAN.
What recourse should we take. I know it can't be good. When I hear or see the words "oil leak", I know that means trouble and big $$$ trouble at that and now the radiator line issue thingy .
Any help is greatly appreciated.......