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I have an oil leak from under oil filter housing

There is an oil leak on the drivers side of the engine just above the belt tensioner and looks like some type of cover with 2 torex bolts holding it. Is that a chain tensioner and is it safe to take that cover off, or just it just need to be tightened?

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Yes you can take it off. clean the cover really good and install the new gasket or use a thin bead of black rtv silicon you can find the silicon at any auto parts store

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Hi,

The leak is coming from the passenger valve cover gaske. Very common on MB. The oil filter is located on the driver side front of engine. Looks like a round plastic cap, black in color.

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Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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    taran_2005 Mar 10, 2009

    Yup, that's safe to take that cover off.



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yes it is safe to take it off. just put some sealant on it or replace the gasket and put it back . this happened to me on 1999 clk 430 . take the belt off to make it easy on your self

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Hi,  The cover is an access cover for a measure oil pressure. It is safe to take off the cover is the engine is off. There might be a little oil flow out, but that is normal. Mercedes has an updated seal and cover for that problem.

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