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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. malcolm210

    malcolm210 Senior Member

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    All right if you’re an equestrian I suppose - don’t think I could live with it though
     
  2. JBell

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    I would have to swap it out for all cream or black and why does the glovebox have a wood handle, just terrible o_Oo_Oo_Oo_O
     
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    Someone liked it enough once to even order it specially, a lot of trouble to go to just to sit on it!
    I noticed one once with a bright red, make that very bright red interior.
     
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    Just proves money can't buy taste
     
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    Oldspanners Senior Member

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    For the price of the car now could I live with it?
    Mmmmm... not if I could find another one at the same price.
     
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    Wighty

    Wighty Senior Member

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    Continuing my thread as the car passed 100,000 miles last week . Treated her to some new Beru glow plugs and a crankshaft position sensor .
    All still going well . 23E84012-7568-4CA8-BA59-81A5D1BDFADD.jpeg
     
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  7. EmilysDad

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    I'm jealous of the 11 deg C ..... it's bl**dy freezing here (well ... about 3 or 4degs)
     
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    Wighty Senior Member

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    That was last week :D
     
  9. sonic

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    With both of us being retired two cars & a motorbike in the family we are not doing the miles now.
    212 350CDI 8 years old 56K miles, 171 200K 9 years old 45K miles. Only one fault between both cars, the turbo boost sensor oil seal on the 212.
    Previously I had a 208 CLK200K did about 119K miles nothing went wrong. Followed by a 209 CLK270CDI, few problems in the 115K miles I had it. Glow plugs, front suspension bushes, & a rear shock absorber.
    The previous 171 200K my wife had did 90K, nothing went wrong. So all in all pretty reliable.
     
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  10. Jim2

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    80'000 Miles........only teenager yet !!! :D:D:D
     
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  11. mioba

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    I think this post is indicative of many things in life nowadays, disposable or look after and keep.
    Mercs are pretty cheap nowadays used and avaialable to everyone and the maintence costs on the other hand or keeping top of maintence is not everyones cup of tea.
    If you look after a merc and keep on top of maintence they will serve you well if you that way inclined. my W124 was scrapped this year had only 110K on it and was brought brand new, Rust killed it. my W220 is 15 years old and done 60k. I keep on top of everything (not rust though)...
     
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    This post made me think about my experience with my 2014 W212 which I have owned from new and has now covered 80k miles. Full MB service history so it's had the usual oil and filters and ATF this year when it got to five years old.

    I have also done front pads and discs and rear pads myself.

    It had a problem when it was about a year old, fixed under warranty, where a voltage spike in the glow plugs circuit was causing it to go into limp home mode.

    Apart from that the list of expenditure is:
    1. A new aux battery bought on Amazon because the stop start had stopped working.
    2. Er, that is about it...

    Therefore no plans to change it quite yet!!
     
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    I have also rust proofed and waxoyl’d the wheel arches just in case :D
     
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    Good read thank you. Is the resistor to effectively disable swirl flaps without removal?
    On the v8 why not go the whole hog and get 00-02 600 and enjoy the ‘economy’ of half the engine shutting down. Intentionally some of the time!
     
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    Wighty

    Wighty Senior Member

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    Yes to the resistor , I’ve had it in for a year or so , my understanding is that if things aren’t jammed and stuck then it works . Just unplug the motors electrical connection and fit the 4.7k ohm resistor to the middle two terminals and it tricks the car into thinking it’s all still connected
     
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    Perfect. Thanks. Noticed any mpg or performance difference? On another note with your iCarsoft have you ever wished you had Star diagnostics? Compared to other brands the MB software (and yes I know only dodgy versions etc etc etc is pricey. I live rurally and my local garage isn't good and I've no idea where a good MB is as the one in Aberdeen doesn't have a great rep either. Thanks again.
     
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    Wighty

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    No mpg change or behaviour , I think I thought at the time there was slightly greater engine braking ?
    No I’ve never wished I had Star , I’m not a mechanic , just willing to get my hands dirty and attempt stuff , MB2 is advanced enough for me . It’s a serious bit of kit , and I understand the latest icarsoft may even do more ?
     
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    Yeah I think it gets updates fairly regularly, yours might update for free if registered. Thanks a lot. VCDS for VAG cars seems a great resource but I only like the A8!
     
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    Mr Hopingfor
    Do I see an MG lurking in your avatar?
    Or is that a Miata?
     
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    It's a Miata/MX5/ Eunos and the Scottish coast. Great fun little car.
     

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