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Take a look at the picture it looks like motor oil. I have looked all around the oil pan and dont see anything leaking there.
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Alright I actually cleaned the area and went to recheck. and it looks the same. I will check my power steering fluid. This actually started like a day after they did the power steering recall on it.You need to look above. Could be engine oil, power steering fluid or refrigerant oil. Clean area, drive around the block and recheck.
Gene you read my mind. any type of hi pressure spray would not be best for the reasons Gene mentioned earlier. But not overly remphasize but really, never clean a hot engine period. The running painted parts, the dingy looking plastics, etc. are a direct result of the temp vs the cleaning chemicals. If you are not a wealthy man like myself, IMO, just use some degreaser or cleaner or your choice and some elbow grease to remove. there are way too many expensive electrical gizmos under there that will make you regret you even thought about cleaning up the scum and cobwebs:bowdown: but your money, thus your carPowerspray is an iffy. except for the "Engine Brite Foamy". That tends to leave a film over overything. Almost too well. Some of the plastic painted parts will have the paint run.
Says the good friend of mine with TWO AMGs parked in his driveway!.....If you are not a wealthy man like myself....
It is the oil filter housing gasket. Which I didnt even know thats what what that thing was. Mercedes puts the oil filter in an easy to get to area. Thats kinda nice. I just tightened the housing since it was a little loose and I will see if that helps. Thanks.dbackbmx3, first you'll need to identify the type of fluid leaking. Engine Oil/ PS fluid/AC refrigerant. Take a drop of that leaking fluid on to a clean paper towel and you may be able to figure out which one of those (put one drop of each of those fluids next to the leaked oil on the paper towel; try to match the one closest to the leaked oil).
If the Engine Oil is leaking, possible culprits - timing cover gasket, oil filter housing gasket, etc.
If the PS fluid is leaking, possible culprits - cracked PS fluid reservoir, O-ring, PS pump itself leaking.
If AC refrigerant is leaking, the O-rings on the compressor fittings may be the culprits.
I would guess it is PS fluid. Guess how I know. I have the exact same leak. My PS pump is leaking.
FAR 'wealth' is a relative thing my friend I am not ashamed to tell you I am a fella of modest upbringing and modest means to say the least i'm a working healthcare director/not exec...moreover you are by last account a 'healthy' attorney by all accounts I would venture to guess that your dollars stretch a bit better than mine in this sunken US of A I & G--note I didn't say US of A but that's for another forum on this site:surrender: BTW, when I don't make my next sched. MB app't for ps fix, can you represent me as an injured party from gut wreching this thing around corners when I blow it out & my abdominal wall? If it worked @ MC'd's with coffee I'm open to litigious suggestionsSays the good friend of mine with TWO AMGs parked in his driveway!