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8 Years with 80k on an E320cdi .

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by Wighty, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. Wighty

    Wighty Senior Member

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    I was thinking earlier today how few issues my car has had outside of normal service parts (I know thinking like this or even saying it out loud can cause an immediate breakdown :) ) .
    I bourght the car with 20k miles on at just under 2 years old , so I've done the next 60k miles over the next 6 years .
    The Glow plugs were all replaced at about 4 years . £200 By Main Dealer .
    Brake light stop switch replaced £10 by me .
    The Glow plug relay was replaced this year along with one faulty glow plug . £130 done by me .
    So far I'm well pleased .
     
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    Nice to see a post like this the 211 with 642 engine was well sorted by 2009 and you've no doubt reaped the benefits. I did consider buying a 09 plate 211 myself but decided to wait for the 212

    Enjoy the car, properly maintained they do big miles 300k not being a problem
     
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  3. Lord_Lucan

    Lord_Lucan Senior Member

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    That is really outstanding when you take a moment to consider it. Proves you're onto a good thing there.
     
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    Either that or a ticking time bomb. Depending how you look at it I suppose.
     
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    Wighty

    Wighty Senior Member

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    Don't go all negative on me buddy :) . Any aging luxury car is going to cost at some point .
     
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    Mr Filipov Senior Member

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    I'm not going negative. As parts age and mileage increases, there is a much higher chance that something will need to changed soon. Just how it goes. The local indie was my CLS' second home hahaha
     
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    Talk about glass half empty. Any car of any age will cost you money but we're enthusiasts aren't we? From your comment you'd better not leave the house in the morning in case something happens right.
     
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    Wrong. You are just taking it too far for the sake of doing so, but whatever puts a smile on your face. If you don't like the reality of it and want to think that nothing will ever brake, then all the best.

    I have a VW with me for 6 years, considering it is a 06 car. Other than consumables and a boot latch at the cost of £50 and 15 minutes of my time, that car has not had anyhing go wrong. I would have liked my previous Mercedes to have been like that, the reality is it wasn't. The one I have now is too soon to tell, but I will see how it goes.
     
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    Show me where I or anyone else said or even suggested that nothing would ever break. Please go on.

    Your talking about taking it too far but your clearly doing that yourself. You've just made that up from absolutely nothing....good fabrication skills.

    Good day to you.
     
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    Ok my bad for nothing braking bit. I got lost along the way.

    Taking it too far is this: From your comment you'd better not leave the house in the morning in case something happens right.

    It is meant to have a question mark on the end by the way.

    And as for my fabrication skills. At least I got them.
     
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    It was meant to have a question mark.

    As for your fabrication skills: you're my idol. Help yourself to a cookie.
     
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    Another update at 9.5 years and 92k miles now .
    In the last year I had an impact sensor play up a few times , but before I could dig deeper to find out whether it was left or right it stopped playing up and hasn't been an issue for the year .
    Replaced the car battery for about £130 from MB Grangemouth (good price)
    Had a failed Oxygen sensor in the exhaust system , cost £75 for an eBay Bosch part.
    The arm on the rear self levelling sensor above the rear diff rotted and snapped , £30 from MB for the new improved part .
    Car went into limp mode at one point that pointed to the turbo/inlet motor area . I'm not sure which repair fixed this but I think it was as simple as a new 15amp fuse in engine bay slot F44 . But around this time I also fitted a new (upgraded) pcv vent (£50) , map sensor £20 Bosch , and one other I can't remember (£20)
    . Took apart the turbo actuator , cleaned it , checked it ,put some high temp grease in there and refitted it .
    Fitted a small 4.7k resistor into the inlet port shutoff motor power supply (leaves ilps motor disconnected) .
    This was a good 2000+ miles ago with no issues .
    Car is due an oil change soon and I will probably add fuel filter, air filters,pollen and orange turbo inlet seal as well .
    I may even tackle the 7g ATF and filter change myself (I'm still undecided ? )
    Front bearings might get a slight tweak when the weather warms .
    So all in not expensive at all . (Helped that I bourght an icarsoft and did the work myself)
     
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    Still sounds reasonable for a 92k motor Wighty. Sounds like the majority of your issues were diesel specific, though.

    Did the icarsoft software help much?

    Considering my diagnostic options, now I have 2
     
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    I bought my 56 plate 320 CDI back in 2010 from Merc. 1 owner, 36,000 miles. Had it just over 8 years now and its been all over Europe with me etc etc. there is now 162,000 miles on the clock. Its been completely looked after with all main dealer service history and work plus other work carried out by a local specialist. Work has always been done as needed and I still absolutely love it !
    But, having looked thru all my receipts since ownership the costs have mounted up. Ignoring wear and tear items such as servicing, tyres etc I estimate I have spent around £14,000 keeping it running and tip top. A very tidy sum but still a lot cheaper than a PCP - lol. Some of the major items to have needed replacement etc are ;

    Turbo replaced at around 85,000 ! mls - £1800
    Front and rear springs replaced - appx £1500
    Repeated bushes / ball-joints etc - £lots
    Several suspension alignments - £100-200 per time
    New brake lines - £750
    2 sets of Glow plugs £800
    Steering rack replaced at 155,000 mls - £2200+ (painful)

    To keep it looking lovely its been repainted here and there a couple of times (bonnet etc) and all the alloys have either been refurbished or replaced.

    On the bright side it is still a pleasure to drive and hopefully has plenty left in it given that its been well looked after. I doubt many other makes would still be alive after 162000 miles...

    Best to all.
     
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    Don't forget most cars would have been thrown away 40 000 miles ago. This is still cheaper than buying again. I believe in Keeping the Car Running for as long as it's financially sensible, especially if you love it. I did over 125 000 in each of my last 2 cars, but they wern't Mercs. I would love to get up to these sort of mileages again, but I only do about 6000 a year since I'm retired. Not quite reached 20 000 yet, so quite a way to go.
     
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    Very interesting update , my eye was drawn to the 2 sets of glow plugs £800 ?? That must be wrong though , they are well under £100 for a set of plugs .
     
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    Yes and no on the diesel specific bit , as some of the parts I replaced were because of age reasons to give the car a freshen up . But yes with my mileage I would now consider a petrol engine , but only if it was a lot less cost than a diesel which I would doubt .
     
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    Mine is 8 years old and on 73k.

    Only major issue was the Intercooler Oil Seals last year, needs a B5 service so Brake Fluid, Filters etc
     
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    Mines 8 years old just clocked 120k. It had a thermostat in Feb i also changed the red turbo seal and pcv seal as well as air filters at the same time. Possibly due another transmission service next year as well. In just over 3 years ive done 48k


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    I think the OM642 has held up well over the years bearing in mind the added complexity of diesel engines nowadays. The oil cooler seals aren’t exactly a ticking time bomb but never the less a possible additional cost that owners could do without and looks like it affects <2013 UK registered cars.

    Modern GDI engines are not without their problems so petrol engines may not be the panacea we all think they are, keeping the inlet valves clean from carbon is a problem meaning an inlet manifold clean more than likely <60k miles, this type of engine currently makes up about 50% of production

    All a bit of a lottery reliability wise but nice when you do manage to run something for 100k miles with no added costs
     
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