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New mercedes owner 2012 c200 amg sport+ blueefficiency manual 73k miles

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by robster, Aug 26, 2018.

  1. robster

    robster New Member

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    Hi been absent from these forums for about 10 years lol so new to Mercedes again.( only previous merc was a works vito van that was terrible)
    Have never really thought about Mercedes as a contender in this period but on a whim I decided to down trade if you, like my q7 for a rather tasty little c200 Manual , cdi amg sport+ bluefficiency number .
    I say down trade as in running cost/size/etc... but c class is 5 years younger and 45k miles less, plus cash their way ( not a lot)
    Anyway I think it looks nice ( 2012 w204) but I never had high hopes in regards to the rear wheel drive of the c class in the wet or the meagre c200 power output but im actually quite happy with the way it drives and goes, and regardless of what people were telling me about the bland interior of the merc the amg package is quite modern and has the little touches.

    Anyway good first impressions and think the engine is a tad noisy ( maybey I was spoiled by the lovely smooth CASA engine tuned to 300bhp) but sweet on the faster roads.
    I had provisionally enquired about remaps before I took receipt of vehicle but don't think ill need to bother … interestingly enough if you look at superchips web look at my discrepancy and findings that superchips claim my engine type is usually outputting a lot more than claimed.


    other small things ive found out are the intermittently 1st gear clutch( or wheel spin ) judder usually from cold that seems to be a common issue ive read about on these forums and folk advise to start off from 2nd gear?

    think ive got the single turbo om651 with solenoid injectors and the Delphi crd 3.10ecu so think this setup is a lot more reliable than the piezo type on the higher tuned versions.

    Also seeing timing chain worries posted about these engines but like anything use the best and correct engine oil and service on time and hope to get a good bit of mileage from things like this?

    ta
     
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    robster New Member

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    thanks for the feedback
    got a celtic tuning stage 1 remap, engine is smoother quiter and a lot better to drive.
    just don't like the manual gbox its a snider, the clutch biting point is sharp and juddery but some days its fine?? and the gearstick throw is too long. wish I knew about this before I committed ,
     
  3. John Laidlaw

    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    Mercedes and manual gearboxes are not a match made in heaven to be honest ....
     
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    Welcome, I might be wrong but I thought the timing chain issue was on the 200 petrol engine?
     
  5. alexanderfoti

    alexanderfoti MBO Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    They are all a bit meh.... especially compared to VAG manuals etc!

    No this one is affected.

    Religious service intervals with good quality oil is important. Interestingly non-stop start versions don't show many issues..... so possibly disabling this will give better engine longevity.
     
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    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    Now TurboPete isn’t around on the forums I can say it...I think Ford have the best manual gearboxes of mainstream vehicles....there said it...
    And stop start and these chains is also not a match made in heaven either eh?
     
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    I'm not a great fan of stop/start in anything..........:confused: I need to be 100% in control at all times when it comes to starting and stopping...:geek:
     
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    alexanderfoti MBO Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    hehehe!!

    I haven't driven many ford's of recent years, mainly MB's! Ill take note next time I hop in one. I was impressed with a skoda and VW manual I drove recently. Very definite gear selection and the mapping on the diesel makes it super easy to drive smoothly without much effort.
     
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