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Buying of C Class 350 and E Class 350

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by brick10, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. brick10

    brick10 Senior Member

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    Hi

    I am looking into buying either a C Class 350 or E Class 350 2012 onwards.

    Is there anything I should be looking out for regarding engine wise (or anything else for that matter), e.g. camshaft issues as I am aware of prior to 2007 there were balance shaft issues.

    I have a C Class 350 2008 at the moment and am very happy with it but am looking for a newer car with less tax!

    Many thanks
     
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    Is that petrol you are talking about ?
     
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    If it is the diesel you are talking about , the changeover for the new purple updated oil cooler seals are from 2012 onwards (I believe) . They will cost £1000 to replace . There are also manifold issues , inlet port shut off motor , swirl flap issues .
    Obviously if it's petrol you are talking about , they are not an issues .
    I have the predecessor of this E350cdi engine , and when I change one of my car's I will be aiming for a 2012/13 E350cdi convertible .
     
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    Yes it will be petrol.
     
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    I think the 350 petrol has proven to be a pretty solid lump over the years after the balance shaft issues were sorted.
     
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    I was waiting for that comment . :D
     
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    In what way?
     
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