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Marty, Mercedes Technician
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i have a significant oil leak on my 1999 ml 430 towards the

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i have a significant oil leak on my 1999 ml 430 towards the front of the engine. asa a result the belt is deteriorating and i am having to add oil about once a week. ive had a local mechanic look at it and he seems to think it's the oil filter housing. however, this mechanic was not a licensed mercedes mechanic. what do you think? how much will the parts and labor run if this is the problem?
Hi, the common leak on the front of this motor is not from the filter housing it is from a small rectangular plate just below the filter housing. I've attached a picture below. You will need all four of the numbered items in the picture. Parts and labor to replace the plate should be less than $125. Let me know if you have any questions.


Customer: replied 6 years ago.
do you have exact part numbers for this plate and components?
You will need the following:

112 015 06 30 - Plate
112 184 00 80 - Gasket
N007603 012110 - Seal Ring
N000908 012009 - Plug
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