Intake temperature sensor

TimS

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2012 W212 E350CDi saloon
I have a W212 E350 CDi, 65k miles. A week ago the engine management warning light came on. There are no other symptoms that I have noticed.

I had it checked out by a Merc independent who advised "Fault with intake temperature sensor. Check feed to sensor. Sensor has feed. Recommend new sensor as first measure". The price quoted is >£700 incl. VAT.

That seems a huge sum to pay for a non-guaranteed fix of a problem that appears to be no more than a faulty sensor. I'd appreciate any advice on this from other members.

TIA
 

LostKiwi

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'93 500SL-32, '01 W210 Estate E240, 02 R230 SL500 (Malcolm Spec), 04 Smart Roadster Coupe
That does sound steep. Are you sure it was the IAT sensor he quoted on?
 

umblecumbuz

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From memory, IAT is around £20ish (Merc oem will be more), and fitting is not a long job. That price sounds exhorbitant unless it also includes other work.
 

LostKiwi

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Indeed the IAT is about £20 and (at least on my r129) 10 minutes to change (including tea break).
 

alexanderfoti

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I have a feeling they are part of the MAF sensor on these
 


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