help with leak from cam shaft adjuster - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

SLK R170 General Discussion SLK 200, SLK 230K, SLK 320, SLK32 AMG

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
#1 Old 08-26-2010
Registered Users
 
Join Date: May 2008
Vehicle: 2000 SLK230
Posts: 53
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
(Thread Starter)
help with leak from cam shaft adjuster

how do i fix these oil leak coming from the camshaft adjuster? the camshaft adjuster is just 5 months old
Attached Images
File Type: jpg photo 2.jpg (29.6 KB, 36 views)
File Type: jpg photo.jpg (57.8 KB, 35 views)
entrepid is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 08-26-2010
Registered Users
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: ARLINGTON, TEXAS
Vehicle: 2001 SLK320 IRRIDIUM/CHARCOAL
Other Toys: 2003 HONDA VTX1300 RETRO
Posts: 11
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
INTREPID,
I replaced my Camshaft adjuster magnet about 6 months ago. Yesterday I took the car in for a brake light switch failure and they replaced the cam adjuster again at no charge covered under part warranty. Check with Mercedes, it could be udner a part warranty.
RQUICK1 is offline  
#3 Old 08-26-2010
Registered Users
 
Join Date: May 2008
Vehicle: 2000 SLK230
Posts: 53
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
(Thread Starter)
do i really have to replace it? idont think it has warranty because i just bought it from a friend.
entrepid is offline  
 
#4 Old 08-26-2010
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Istanbul - Turkey
Vehicle: 1999 model SLK 200 (136 HP)
Other Toys: Ural with sidecar
Posts: 96
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Thanks: 5
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
The problem is most probably not the camshaft itself but the gasket... Just change the gasket...
kole301 is offline  
#5 Old 08-26-2010
r

 
Woolly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Co. Durham, UK
Vehicle: SLK350 MT
Other Toys: CLK 270CDI (Slushbox!!)
Posts: 17,375
Country:
Chats: 1297
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 119 Post(s)
Thanks: 2,912
Thanked 3,515 Times in 2,416 Posts
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by kole301 View Post
The problem is most probably not the camshaft itself but the gasket... Just change the gasket...
Or if the gasket looks good, just smear a bit of Blue Hylomar/Red Hermatite/Silicon RTF/Gasket Cement on either side of the gasket, then replace it.






To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

MB SLK 350 Andradite Green (6 speed manual)

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Woolly is offline  
#6 Old 08-28-2010
Registered Users
 
Join Date: May 2008
Vehicle: 2000 SLK230
Posts: 53
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
(Thread Starter)
thanks guys.. when i detached it i noticed that there is no gasket.. is that normal?
entrepid is offline  
#7 Old 08-28-2010
Administrator
 
Livefreeordie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Rochester,NH USA
Vehicle: 2002 SLK230K
Other Toys: 1986 560SL, 2012 VW Tiguan, 2017 Ram laramie 1500
Posts: 17,094
Country:
Chats: 27
Mentioned: 83 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 104 Post(s)
Thanks: 1,088
Thanked 1,291 Times in 1,142 Posts
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by entrepid View Post
thanks guys.. when i detached it i noticed that there is no gasket.. is that normal?
That is normal, i replaced mine three years ago and used a high temp silicon to seal it. So far it has been bone dry.
Livefreeordie is offline  
#8 Old 09-05-2010
Registered Users

 
Gbarringer100's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Little River, SC
Vehicle: 2007 SLK350 BLK/BLK
Other Toys: 2016 GLA250
Posts: 2,308
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 99 Post(s)
Thanks: 12
Thanked 404 Times in 350 Posts
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by entrepid View Post
do i really have to replace it? idont think it has warranty because i just bought it from a friend.
If the leak is only at the bottom you can remove it and use a non-silcone sealent and put it back on. If there is oil in the wire connection you will need to replace it.

If in the USA and a 2001 to 2004 there is a recall and the dealer will replace and put an adapter in the wiring to stop oil wicking into the wire harness.
Gbarringer100 is offline  
#9 Old 09-06-2010
Registered Users
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: UK
Vehicle: 2012 SLK55 AMG, Diamond White
Posts: 389
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 82 Post(s)
Thanks: 33
Thanked 34 Times in 21 Posts
I have what looks like a tiny leak - has probably been this way for ages. The funny thing is, it isn't running down. It is coming out at the 10 o'clock position and going off to the left. No oil on any of the wires though, so not too concerned.
Captainrave is offline  
#10 Old 09-06-2010
Registered Users

 
Gbarringer100's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Little River, SC
Vehicle: 2007 SLK350 BLK/BLK
Other Toys: 2016 GLA250
Posts: 2,308
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 99 Post(s)
Thanks: 12
Thanked 404 Times in 350 Posts
Garage
You need to pull the wire connector to cam adjuster and see if you have oil inside it. Oil will wick inside the actual wire under the wire covering. You willl not see it. For the 2001 and up there is a part that can be installed to prevent this. On pre 2001 at the cam adjuster you can cut the wire cover and mash the wire flat and then solder over the wire about 1 inch long and then tape the wire. You need to do both wires. Making a solid wire and not strands will stop the wicking
Gbarringer100 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Gbarringer100 For This Useful Post:
#11 Old 10-24-2015
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Southwest, Florida
Vehicle: 2003 SLK 230
Other Toys: C 240 MB
Posts: 6
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I took mine off and put on a sealant. When I went to start the car a made a bad noise. I redid the seal now the car cranks but it doesn't turn over
Z-11 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mercedes Benz SLK Forum > Mercedes Benz R170 SLK Class Cars > SLK R170 General Discussion

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Upload your files to MEGAUPLOAD
Upload your images to ImageShack

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes Benz SLK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Drive shaft center bearing help. gringott SLK R170 General Discussion 15 02-12-2018 05:09 PM
oil leak CNC44 SLK R170 General Discussion 4 09-04-2012 06:23 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 

Clubs, Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.