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Issues with new purchase-1999 SLK 230 Sport pkg

Recently I purchased a 1999 SLK 230 sport pkg with 5 speed and drove it from CT to AZ. No issues during the 3 k mile drive home. Soon thereafter I did oil change with Mobile 1, changed the spark plugs and replaced all filters and fluids.

That's when things started to go south. The engine started to blow oil out of the filler cap and also into the air filter box.

I suspected excessive engine blow by so I did compression/leak down test and each cyl held 115 psi min for 10 min each.

The new OEM plugs were spotless so I think it is not a worn or stuck rings.

Next I removed the high side breather system and cleaned. No blockage or issues. Yesterday I removed the fuel rail, intake, and removed the low side -PVC- system and cleaned the two air injectors. Just waiting on parts to put together.

I am hoping this will fix my issue. The engine has 134,000 miles which I was hoping for a Mercedes it would not be an issue.

I have read the forms on this issue and would like to know if anyone else has been dealing with an issue like this.

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Stupid question but was the oil filler cap properly seated?

I got one tang of the filler cap outside the bayonet fitting on my first 230 once, drove the car 50 miles before I discovered the cloud of oil smoke and smell emanating from up front. ( It was very dark! )

Opened the bonnet to find everything coated in oil, it had blown out everywhere!

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Is not only the oil cap, oil is going in to the air filter as well.
How many litres of oil did you put in?
230 takes 5.5l
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It was and I also flipped it over. A new one was ordered and on its way as well.
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I put in just under 6 US quarts. It is in the top of full mark on dip stick.
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Was the oil frothy?
Despite the dipstick marks it could still be overfilled.


Easy to draw some out with one of these:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/engine-oil-...il%20extractor


Whilst your fixing, it's worth renewing the rubber seal under the filler cap.


One other thought.
It was engine oil for a petrol engine and not one for a diesel engine?

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Maybe check your PCV valve and the nipple it connects to under the intake manifold...it can get plugged up or missing. I would check the air and oil separator as well for the same thing.

Does the oil reach to your MAF sensor and contaminate it?
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