89, mercedez 260E,v6..200k plus miles

coolant
oil
mercedes-benz
e-class

#1

I got oil in my coolant …the engine has no water…trany is good too…when I drive the temperature is good, but when I’m at a stop it gets hotter…when I add oil that’s whence I notice…could it be a simple fix or is it the gasket???; Thank you…


#2

Likely head gasket, cracked head, or cracked block. You, sir, have yourself a project for this weekend.


#3

This is a project car for a person with tons of patience and very deep pockets. I would make an estimate as to what it takes to fix it and then decide whether to keep it or sell it for parts. A “new” Mercedes engine runs about $19,000+ and even a good used one will set you back at least $7000-$8000.


#4

The 89’ 260E should have an INLINE 6…No? Not that bad of a job if you know what you are doing…What do you declare your mechanical abilities are? It would be a weekend project for me…but I am not your typical consumer.


#5

Have you made sure that the engine oil is not diluted with coolant? If it is, then the engine’s lower end is being washed out, or has been washed already.