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Experience:  BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
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hi i have a v220cdi. about 6 months ago my vehicle went into

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hi i have a v220cdi. about 6 months ago my vehicle went into limp.i checked the oil and the level was off the scale. i got it recovered and its sat for 6 months due to lack of finances and me thinking it was head gasket. someone told me that if an injector leaks it can fill the sump with diesel. so i reasoned if its water itll run out if i open drain plug, if its diesel it ll be runny and perhaps smell of diesel, no water ingress but the oil is almost jellified. any ideas?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Mercedes
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I subscribed because Im looking for any help I can get. so yes please. could it be a problem if mineral and synthetic oils have both been used?
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Expert:  Billy replied 4 years ago.
Hello and welcome! I'm Billy and i will assist you with this.

My apologies for the delay, thank you for your patience.

Is it jellified, like getting very thick, and glossy, or is it muddy like?