Time for a new mechanic, and, possibly a lawyer.
I just paid for a front seal (crankshaft seal) that was supposedly
the reason for an oil leak. I also had the rear window external seal
(rubber gasket) replaced to stop a leak into the trunk. As for the
oil leak, I wiped the oil off the oil pan, placed a cloth on the ground
under it and checked it the next day: results= no oil leaked onto
the cloth. I asked about this. The mechanic said that it was a
slow leak and would take a while for it to drip off the oil pan.
The car had been sitting for a week. I went out and sure enough
there was a drop of oil on the oil pan again. I wiped it off and drove
the car about 12 miles. I parked it. I placed a clean cloth under
the oil pan. This morning, the oil leak was just like before - as
though nothing had been done at all. Indeed, I am not a happy
camper. How long does it take to replace a crankshaft seal
on an '83 240D? Relatively quick? Give me an estimate for an
All the work is a big NO GO! He is closed today, but the first thing Monday
morning I am calling him (mechanic) to inform him that after all
the work and dollars, there's no change! I still have the oil leak
(oil pan gasket? if so, why didn't he fix it?)??? The water leak into
the trunk is still there. Water is coming in somewhere near
the back seat. The carpet on the passenger's side (rear floor)
is wet! Where is the water coming from? Perhaps only the
MB dealer can find the problem? Any suggestions? Comments?