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C63 AMG potential purchase, manor wood cars?

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by Tidgy, May 13, 2018.

  1. Yugguy

    Yugguy Senior Member

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    As with any car, don't buy it if you could not afford to repair it. I could get a replacement engine for my common C220CDI for 1500 quid, which I could afford, but I wouldn't want to have to stump up 7k for a C63 engine.

    That said, it is true that you wouldn't even buy a Lexus if you just went on internet reviews. What is the real percentage of failures of this particular engine?

    If you really like the car and are prepared to spend for peace of mind, get the bolts done anyway.

    Caveat emptor and all that.
     
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    A very sensible approach. Exactly what I would be doing, except for the fact I'm decades too old for a C63.:(
     
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    Yes, I did read that. I don't think your posts allayed any of his fears beforehand though.
     
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    £12k to repair or £25k for a new engine ridiculous, Divide them by 4 and you are close
     
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    Just drooling over the Clio V6s on that wessex cars site. Yes I know there are more exotic cars on there but I love those bonkers Clios.

    How the designers got those past the bean counters I'll never know.
     
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    I saw those, they have really gone up in price!!!!
     
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    So basically write-off every AMG car if it needs a new engine!!!!!
     
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    I think its about 2% of the engines inside the range of affected serial numbers. Cam buckets wear too, but both not hugely common in our climate, hotter countries are affected more.

    Absolutely, swap the bolts if you are concerned and call it a day IMO.
     
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    Any AMG built in any appreciable numbers is easy to find an engine, 55K engines can be had for 1500-2000, M156 63 engines probably not that far away from those numbers.

    The M275 V12 in 6.0L form is quite difficult to find under 8-10k so hopefully I wont have to look for one!
     
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    Tell me about it, I had a phase2 in blue number 005 off the line, best fun car I’ve ever had and god do I regret selling it now :(
     

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