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Oil leak My 1992 Mercedes 300E leaks oil. I am told it is a bad head gasket or a cracked block. Can I fix this myself?

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  • jkmuller1978 Apr 30, 2009

    I have a similiar problem but how would I know if it is something as serious as a cracked head or something as simple as a cracked/leaky hose? Thanks for the input!

  • Tim Phipps May 11, 2010

    It is a very involved project. You may want to do it with help from a person that is knowledgeable in the area.


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I've never seen a cracked block leak oil. Have problem verified so there is no "or" in your problem. As far as first time jobs, a head gasket on a mercedes is not where to start learning. If its a valve cover gasket, yes try it...otherwise have a quallified pro do the work.

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