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Cracked Manifold 230CLK 2001 kompressor

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by aaronmak, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. aaronmak

    aaronmak New Registration

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    Hi guys
    This is my first post! I have been deliberating selling my 2001 230CLK for a few months only done 66kmiles FSH mostly by merc.

    Any way sods law is that the manifold has now cracked i no it is a common problem and just a matter of time but it would have to be now!!!!

    Spoke to my mechanic that said it could be in half and because its cast it cant be welded (are they all cast) is there a cheaper way of fixing it rather than buying a brand new manifold!!!

    Does anyone no the cost of replacing?? if they are not all cast can i buy a stainless steel one and put it in ??

    I suppose i have to sort it before selling it because despite the car being immaculate it sounds awful at the moment!!!
    thanks !!
     
  2. jibcl500

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    Find a black smith they should be able to weld it but it will have to removed from the car.

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  3. Cole@MBS

    Cole@MBS Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    Where they crack it very hard to get weld into it, try and find a new one!
     
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    A hole has to be drilled at each end of the crack to stop it from cracking further, grind the crack to create a valley effect above the crack and fill with weld.

    Easy for a black smith had one done a 1988 230TE 4 years ago as I didnt want to spend £400 on a new manifold.

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