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I have a ML320, 1999 with an oil leak. Just below the filter

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I have a ML320, 1999 with an oil leak. Just below the filter there is a rectangular cap that is held on with 2 bolts, one on to and the second on bottom. In the middle of this cap a hole that an allen wrench fits. Oil seems to be coming from this at almost a steam when the engine is running. What is this and can I remove it and replace the casket?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Marty replied 7 years ago.

Hi kstelly, that is called an expansion cap. Yes you can remove the plate and replace the gasket. I've attached a diagram for you. The part # XXXXX need is 112 184 02 80 for the gasket and 007603-012110 for the sealing washer. Let me know if you have any questions.





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