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Old 04-17-2018, 01:46 PM   #1
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Default Think I had a wee oil leak on my 190D

It's hard to tell for sure, but it looks to me like a previous owner may have ignored a slight oil leak. This is behind the harmonic balancer of my 87 Mercedes 190D.

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Haha holy shit that was messy. And it is double dirty because it is a diesel.
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What a dirty bitch.
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Was the front crank seal leaking or was it dripping down from somewhere else?
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The crank seal is definitely leaking. Not sure if it's leaking from anywhere else or not. I've got a new crank seal that I'm going to install when I'm done cleaning it all up. If it's still leaking after doing that, I'll crack back into it and see if I can figure out where the rest is coming from. I'd like to ideally get it to where it doesn't leak any oil.
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Since I have a 91 300e, I learned that these cars are like Harleys. They love leaking oil.
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Found the source of the problem a few days ago. The hub that the harmonic balancer rides on has a groove in the shaft. Have a speedi sleeve on order that should fix it up. Gonna press the new crank seal in tonight hopefully.

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I believe the front cover is the source of my oil leak.
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