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Bad news: My E220 W211 SBC replaced at my own cost

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by angry-mercedes-user, Nov 4, 2012.

    It cost me £1350.

    Some dealer quote me about £1900.

    It is within 10 years old.

    One guy from Mercedes bishop's stortford said Mercedes changed the warranty to 8 years recently.
     
  1. Cole@MBS

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    This is common now, sad but common.......
     
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    the 8 years or just not paying??
     
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    I think that everyone will be paying in the EU, just those in the USA with their lemon laws do not have to pay, the pump is about £850 so the rest is labour, it does not take that long to fit
     
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    I wish that we had a clear answer from MB on this SBC subject, if I am honest it's seriously affecting my ownership experience and am considering selling the S211 as I really don't want to be spending circa £1500 on it.

    Admittedly mine is only 8 years old but the thought of pressing the brakes one day and having trouble stopping is quite scary.
     
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    I don't understand why there isn't a (chargeable, if need be) option to retro fit a servo system in the event of SBC failure. We're told there is no room, but they fitted 'em in the facelifts............... All the pipes are there as on a traditional system. Surely a software patch to knock out the ECU involvement wouldn't be rocket science for MB? Sort the SBC and the W211/S211 is a superb car.
     
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    What's the book time to fit and bleed the system?
     
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    Don't no about book time, my time is just over a hour!!!!
     
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    But it takes longer to bleed and test the system.
     
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    I know that and MB say a 2 man job,,,Colin does it in just over 1 hour
     
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    He is following me around,,,I have not slipped up yet :D
     
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