C Class Estates

corkycarrol

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C220d Sport Estate 2019, C220CDi Estate 2004
Hello everyone,
I bought my first C Class Estate in 2007 (54) plate iridium silver, it now has a measly 75k on the clock, the bodywork is fantastic, I've not had to spend much on maintenance, such a lovely car.
Inspired by that car, last year I bought a 2019 facelift C220d Sport Estate. This has all the dashboard bells and whistles, you can even talk to it LOL.
It gives me fantastic fuel consumption but I'm mystified by how sometimes on a trip every now and then the consumption drops markedly, also when turning the engine off and exiting I can still hear the "engine" running, It must be doing something but I can't work that out. Another thing is the adverts I've seen recently on facebook regarding Mercedes Diesel fraud should I sign up as I believe that particular model is one that fits the description? Has anyone else signed up?
 

Blobcat

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R171 SLK280, Smart R451, Land Rover 110 County SW, 997 C2S, R1250 GSA TE 40th, CBR600FP
Hello and welcome
 

M80

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2014 639 Viano- 651, 5sp Auto. 2009 S211- 646, 5sp Auto.
Your sporadic drop in consumption may well be down to a DPF regen.

What's still running, I couldn't tell you, possibly the front fans for cooling??
 

A.J.

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Your sporadic drop in consumption may well be down to a DPF regen.

What's still running, I couldn't tell you, possibly the front fans for cooling??

That would my train of thought as far as the drop in fuel consumption and the whirring sound has got to be the cooloing fans running on, quite normal I would think :)
 

malcolm210

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Yes sounds like DPF regeneration (usually every 400 miles depending on type of use) causing the mpg drop and if the car is parked up mid/end of the DPF cycle the engine fan(s) will run to reduce engine temperature - nothing to be concerned about all part of owning a modern diesel
 

Srdl

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GLC43 AMG 2018 (X253)
Hi and welcome. ^what they said!
 

McDonald

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Welcome Corky, no one on the forum seems inclined to join the legal action. Consensus seems to be that it might be wise to wait until the action against VW gets a result. Posts on this subject have been universally sceptical.
 

Srdl

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The phrase from one firm of solicitors which rang alarm bells for me was something like “this will cost you nothing if you comply with the terms and conditions”. Given that a top legal firm wrote the T&Cs, I wouldn’t fancy my chance of contesting them if it came to a court fight. Like @McDonald says, wait and see seems a good course of action at the moment. If this become the new PPI then that might be the time to jump on the bandwagon.
 


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