C124 - losing water fast / crank problem..

Discussion in 'Engine' started by charan_singh, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. charan_singh

    charan_singh Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi guys,

    My 124 has been losing water very quickly recently. Like a 20-30 mile journey.

    I have now also noticed that the car doesnt crank perfectly. Its misses, then fires.

    Worrying.

    Any ideas?
     
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    charan_singh

    charan_singh Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    And it is intermittently blowing a lot of white out the rear. Not plooms of smoke, but very white. Oh, it also seems to be running rather rich. (smell)
     
  3. scillyisles

    scillyisles Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Cylinder head gasket has gone
     
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    charan_singh

    charan_singh Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    oh dear..
     
  5. tonyc280

    tonyc280 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Yup Cylinder Head Gasket alright
     

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