CLK 320 w208 2001 conv catalytic converter

sattie_c

Active Senior Members
Joined
Sep 11, 2005
Messages
89
Reaction score
0
Location
Middlesex
Your Mercedes
CLK 320 ADVANTGUARDE CONVERTIBLE w208
My cats let go on Tuesday evening. Just happened out of the blue. No previous signs of letting go. Started the car in the evening and the rattle started. I was hoping it was the heat shield or one of the brackets loose. Following day I took my car to show my merc specialist mechanic. He confirmed my worst nightmare that it is the cats that are rattling. My heart sank. Couldn't believe it :mad:

Bought the cats from www.autobits.co.uk. Brilliant service! £550 all in.

When having them fitted apparantly 2 of the Lamda sensors needed replacing costing around £100 each :(

Total cost of installation and sensors £300..

Expensive fix!

This car is costing me a fortune!

Since ownership I've spent money on a new ECU £1200 including fitting and then paid for a full service of £700 at the same time.

New rear springs, battery, need rear bushes to be replaced, thats another £250 & B service in june, plus £850 on the new cats. All this since October 2005.

Had a 3 series beemer before E36 318is, owned that for 4 years and apart from servicing I only replaced discs, pads and rear bushes.

I'm going to buy lexus next time. Fed up on expensive repairs. Yes I know it's a merc and ownership was never gonna be cheap but it's just problems after problems.
 

television

Always remembered RIP
Joined
Mar 14, 2005
Messages
164,073
Reaction score
331
Age
86
Location
Daventry
Your Mercedes
2002 SL500, 216 CL500, all fully loaded
I do not know why you wanted the O2 sensors, no one else has had them replaced with this common fault of the bottom CAT rattling.

Any way this should be the end of your woes, expensive yes, but you have fixed it now so why change
 
OP
S

sattie_c

Active Senior Members
Joined
Sep 11, 2005
Messages
89
Reaction score
0
Location
Middlesex
Your Mercedes
CLK 320 ADVANTGUARDE CONVERTIBLE w208
  • Thread Starter
  • Thread starter
  • #3
Apparantly 2 of the sensors were in a bad way. I've still got one attached to the cat. I took both cats back from the garage. Nothing much I can do now but I'm quite sure that they didn't just want to rip me off. Well that's what I believe!
 
OP
S

sattie_c

Active Senior Members
Joined
Sep 11, 2005
Messages
89
Reaction score
0
Location
Middlesex
Your Mercedes
CLK 320 ADVANTGUARDE CONVERTIBLE w208
  • Thread Starter
  • Thread starter
  • #4
Joys of car ownership, never know what ur paying for. I'm having to believe that they needed replacing as they were not reuseable when removing and installing the new cats.
 
OP
S

sattie_c

Active Senior Members
Joined
Sep 11, 2005
Messages
89
Reaction score
0
Location
Middlesex
Your Mercedes
CLK 320 ADVANTGUARDE CONVERTIBLE w208
  • Thread Starter
  • Thread starter
  • #5
Nobody else that i know own a merc
 
OP
S

sattie_c

Active Senior Members
Joined
Sep 11, 2005
Messages
89
Reaction score
0
Location
Middlesex
Your Mercedes
CLK 320 ADVANTGUARDE CONVERTIBLE w208
  • Thread Starter
  • Thread starter
  • #6
Damn engine management light came on yesterday evening. Took the car back to the garage for a laptop diagnostic. Apperas the other 2 lambda sensors need replacing. Hopefully this will sort the problem out. Feel abit relieved that the 2 that were replaced were definately faulty.
 


Chris Knott Insurance, see oursticky posts here!
www.ckinsurance.co.uk
Top Bottom