I recently purchased a 201 chassis 190d.
Everything is in need of maintenance, and lots of things are
disconnected, missing, or installed correctly.It is slowly getting
better, but I need some input from the group:
The transmission had water in it when bought.
The radiator was a new replacement.
The coolinng temp sensor for the magnetic fan is red, not green.
The ac fan wire has been cut, or maybe the fan is a replacement.
The car only heated up to 50 deg C.
There is a very bad oil leak somewhere in the front of the engine.
Blowby in the valve cover gasket.
Engine seems tired.
Do I have a defective head gasket, and would this cause my oil leak,
blowby and lackluster performance? I'm suspecting that its been
heated. Otherwise it runs well enough, although has some valve noise
after a long drive. I changed the thermostat, which brought the temp
up, (and caused the discovery of the disconneted ac fan).