Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Knoxville, TN
Vehicle: 2005 SLK350
Other Toys: G500, C240-4M, U1100 (416) Unimog, Military Air-Portable Land-Rover, 1944 Dodge WC-63 6x6
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I've had my SLK a week. I have noticed that after I drive up a very steep hill (such as my driveway), that when I park, I smell a slight smell of burning oil on something hot, like the exhaust system. I do not smell it any other time, and I've been paying attention after first noticing it. It is consistent that I smell it after driving up my driveway, every time.
If I immediately open the hood, I do not smell it in the engine compartment. Also, there is no sign of oil dripping on the garage floor.
My first thought is that it's the car telling me not to park him, that I need to be driving. I guess that's possible, but in case that's not the reason, I wonder if this plug TSB could be the problem?
I'll be getting in there and taking a look at these plugs ASAP.