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Old 01-04-2017, 08:05 PM
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6.3 oil leak question

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I'm looking to buy my first AMG with the 6.3l engine. Everything checked out fine except for this


6.3 oil leak question-img_1026_zpsf3madprj.jpg

Is that normal on the 6.3L engine? Valve cover gasket like the 5.5? Thank you for your guidance
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Old 01-04-2017, 08:11 PM
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pretty common. there is a valve cover gasket and the front cylinder head cover gasket. they both should be done at the same time.
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Mine E63 in the shop for valve cover leaks

It got bad enough that it started to burn on the exhaust. Dealership said $800-$900. LOL. That will be the smallest bill I ever got. It's not a poor mans car.
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pretty common. there is a valve cover gasket and the front cylinder head cover gasket. they both should be done at the same time.
That's good advice to do both, I didn't know and in less than a year a second leak (Mercedes dealership called it a timing cover gasket) cost me way more than had it been done the first time.
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That's good advice to do both, I didn't know and in less than a year a second leak (Mercedes dealership called it a timing cover gasket) cost me way more than had it been done the first time.
I think I have the leak from the cylinder head top front cover, on the right. Can someone please let me know the part number for Timing cover gasket? Can this be a DIY? Is there a procedure for this? I couldn't find one. Thanks.
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I m just curious if you realize this is a 2+ year old thread you replied to.
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if you're doing the front cover i'd recommend doing all your gaskets, seals, o-rings, etc. this will help avoid repetitive work when another seal leaks. more money upfront for an inevitable leak to come with mileage.

valve covers
front chain seal
oil cooler thermostat o-ring
oil cooler hard line o-rings
oil pans if leaking...upper pan should be done with front chain cover as they'll share a joining face. lower pan can be done on its own.

valve covers are obviously fairly easy and can be done individually. probably the same with the cam phasers?
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