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Smoke from engine

I have 5130 miles on my SLK350, which is almost a year old. I did the break-in period as per the manual. At 3000 miles the check oil warning came on. I took it into the dealer and they added 0.5 liters and said it was basically normal. Shortly after that I was driving with my son, a short drive on a hot summer day. When we stopped he exclaimed "Dad why is smoke coming out of the engine?" Sure enough right in front of my face smoke was rising between the edge of the hood and the windshield on the driver's side. My initial reaction was that when the dealer had replaced the oil some had dripped on a manifold or another hot part of the car and it was burning off.

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    i have a C220 CDI, intermittantly smoke will billow from all around the engine bay area, on closer inspection it is coming from a small exhaust port under the drivers front wheel arch area, why does it billow excessive smoke intermittantly and what does this part do?

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I took my slk into the shop for its 12 month check and oil change. It is about a ten-minute drive from my house. As the service guy was taking the numbers off the car, I got a whiff of burning oil. I had him stick his nose between the windshield and hood on the driver's side where I have seen smoke in the past. He said, "yup, smells like you have a oil leak somewhere". After an hour, they located a leak at a corner of the valve cover nearest the driver.

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