Exhausting

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How long/many miles can I expect the exhaust of my E 270 to last.
Any one want to claim honour for longesting lasting system or
wooden spoon for shortest life most expensive.
Please tell me I will not have to part with any cash for many years as my spending money is needed for beer.
 

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Should go in excess of 12 years and hopefully much more
 

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exhaust life

Well thats cheered me up Malcolm, as I saw a system recently (secondhand ) on e bay for about £500 odd quid, I though hell how much would a new system cost, but looking at mine it still shines like new, now thats quality eh.:mrgreen:
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Should go in excess of 12 years and hopefully much more

Thanks Malcolm this is excellent news looks like supply of beer safe for a few years.
Or will I need lots of money for new pads and discs :)
 

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I have no recent experience of exhaust failure. My current car is approacing 7 years old and done 173K miles, no sign of exhaust problems yet.

At the end of 1994, a colleague and I both got new W124 E200 cars on the same day. Mine was an estate, his a saloon. In Nov 1997 he needed a new rear section (at 140K miles). A month later I needed a new rear section too (at 110K miles).

Both exhausts had fractured where the pipe goes into the rear box. They may have been repairable, but as they were company cars, they went straight into the dealers and got new sections fitted.

I covered similar miles with my next 3 Mercs with no exhaust problems. Might just have been a bad batch.
 

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My 250D needs an exhaust to get through its MOT, its the original system from 1989 and is getting a little leaky around the welds from boxes to pipes.
 

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My exhaust was gone at 4,000 miles, yes 4,000. MB called it wear and tear and insisted the warranty did not cover wear and tear. The cause of failure was a long seam weld split open. It was replaced at my cost and the replacement is fine. I think the cost was well under €500. I did eventually get it back because they tried the same stunt with a few other items and I let it go legal.

No reason why it should not last 12 -15 years.
 

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