Mercedes crankcase ventilation malfunction

Jeff Technical Support Specialist Commack, New York Posted   Edited  
Tech Tip
Opus IVS
2016 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic 2.0L (274.920) 7-spd (722.9)
P052E-71

This fault is a super common one on the new 4cyl no matter what chassis it is in. 

It’s a decent job, a lot of work the first time around because you must replace the PCV oil separator as it does not come separate.

I believe the problem lies in the oil separator most of the time, freezing due to moisture; or blocking due to oil sludge. There is just a flimsy spring-loaded check valve in the oil separator.

Here are the locations of all the components

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