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  1. Mathewjcooper

    Mathewjcooper New Member

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    Hi all

    Im new to being a merc owner but some advice is needed...

    I am just about to buy a 2000 CLK430 convertible, 97K on the clock

    Is there anything I need to be careful of when looking over the car?

    Thanks

    Matt
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    Hello and welcome, the drive train is great on these cars, the worst that can happen is rust in the rear wheel arches on the inside, that can creep round and up the rear wings, front wings also possible rust
     
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    peterwhayward Senior Member

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    Mic Senior Member

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    Hello and welcome.....yes rust as television says.

    Mic
     
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    Mathewjcooper

    Mathewjcooper New Member

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    Thanks for the info guys... How reliable are the timing chains on these engines?
     
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    Mathewjcooper

    Mathewjcooper New Member

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    also, can someone please explain what the different models are?

    Thanks
     
  7. Miffy

    Miffy Senior Member

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    What do you mean by different models, engines? trim? If you mean Avantgard / Elegance, then the elegance has a softer ride, and, thats about it really.
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    Do not worry about the timing chains, they go a long way.

    The CLK is the basic shape in that class and tightly associated with the C class mid range cars. the number denotes the engine size fitted. if you do a search on Wikki all the info comes up
     
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    Mathewjcooper

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    ye the trim levels I was more interested in... Ill look on Wikki though, thanks alot :)
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    Often the bigger the car more things it comes with, we can always tell you the worthwhile options
     
  11. Miffy

    Miffy Senior Member

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    Mathewjcooper

    Mathewjcooper New Member

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    ooo thats handy to know, ill do that once ive picked it up.

    Also, the in car entertainment, can a double din head unit be installed?
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    Yes it will, as they also came with comand navigation

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    Mathewjcooper

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    will a special double din kit be needed as ive seen a lovely aftermarket double din unit to go in it
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    You may need the correct surround bezel not supplied by MB but the radio maker
     
  16. Miffy

    Miffy Senior Member

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    I have a Kenwood DNX 9280 BT in my clk, the original comand2 is in the cupboard.
     

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