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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Biodiesel, Diesel, Sedan
#226 of 608 Re: 2005 vs. 2006 [ssamaha]
Oct 13, 2005 (6:36 pm)
Thanks for the replies everybody; ssamaha: That's quite a garage-full you have there..... I hope I can talk my wife into the E320 before somebody else buys it.
Did anybody else see the article in this months Road & Track about the E320 cdi? They (Mercedes) put 100,000 miles on three E320's in one month. According to R&T, they had no mechanical failures at all, requiring only scheduled oil changes. That sounds like a pretty good testimonial to their reliability.
Finally, and I apologize if this has been beaten to death here, but if I buy an 05 will it burn the new "clean" diesel due out in 2006 - or will it use the "old" diesel?
#227 of 608 Re: 2005 vs. 2006 [cruiserlust]
Oct 15, 2005 (7:20 am)
It'll use the new clean diesel without any changes at all..
#228 of 608 Re: 2005 vs. 2006 [ssamaha]
Oct 16, 2005 (10:13 pm)
I just ordered mine in white/charcoal- but the plat blue and pewter were close 2nd choices! The photo album was great fun! Thanks... I think you must truly love your vehicles
Now just need to find a new home for my A6 wagon. Admit, in some ways it will be hard to part with it, but have such a nice replacement I probably won't be sad for too long!
How was the learning curve for you with the Nav and other functions?
#229 of 608 Re: Why id deisel $.50 more [rbarkley]
Oct 17, 2005 (7:30 pm)
The heating oil is essentially the same stuff we call diesel. Now people start buying the heating fuel, in winter, the diesel does go up. I felt the price pain from October to April every time I filled up the Touareg V10 tdi. It is just less pain for the CDI I just got, it takes less money to fill up.
#230 of 608 Re: not excited about my new MB 320 CDI [dpopa]
Oct 18, 2005 (5:31 pm)
Sorry to hear about your disappointment. My wife has an E 350 and loves it as do I. I also noticed that the vents whistle quite a bit. Make sure that your rear vents are open and that significantly reduces the whistle. Sounds like you need to have a friendly chat with your service department or find a new one if that doesn't work. Good luck
#231 of 608 Having problems with 05 E320CDI
Oct 18, 2005 (8:45 pm)
My 05 E320 CDI has been in the shop 5 times since purchasing in May 2005. The main problem is sudden loss of power when stepping on the accelerator. It typically happens after I have been driving for 5 or 10 minutes. The car will be performing normally and then I step on the accelerator and the car accelerates very slowly (0 to 60 mph in about 20 seconds). If a stop the car, turn off and restart the problem self corrects. In addition, my battery intermittently loses it's charge and requires a jump start, even if I used the car 24 hours prior. My dealer says they have never encountered these problems. Last time in shop (5 days) they replaced a sensor related to the battery. The next morning the battery was dead. I love the car when it's working properly, but I think this one may be a lemon. Help!
#232 of 608 Re: Having problems with 05 E320CDI [captainjoe]
Oct 18, 2005 (9:06 pm)
Re: the slow acceleration:
Is your turbocharger working??
Did they check the battery for bad cell/fluid levels? Even sealed batteries sometimes are defective. Also, sometimes when the weather changes, poor battery contacts can be an issue (take the leads off the battery terminals, clean and replace them again.) Admittedly this usually doesn't happen during the first year of service, but...
#233 of 608 Re: Having problems with 05 E320CDI [captainjoe]
Oct 19, 2005 (4:18 am)
Captainjoe: I feel your pain. I've had a few problems of my own with my CDI. My problems were a little different, though, mostly brake-related. I was driving down the road when I first got her with my bride by my side when an animal tried to cross the road. Groundhog or beaver, I'm not sure which. When I hit the brakes, they locked up on me and sent poor Friedl into the dash, loosening up her two front teeth. Now I not only need a good mechanic, but I need a good oral surgeon as well. Mercedes feels it isn't responsible for the two small holes in the dash from Friedl's teeth. I don't know if I can help you with your loss of power, but I think I have a fix for your battery: Take off the terminals, clean them with a wire brush and then rub a little snake oil on the terminals before you reconnect them. Works every time!
#234 of 608 seatbelts?
Oct 19, 2005 (7:03 am)
"aWhen I hit the brakes, they locked up on me and sent poor Friedl into the dash,"
Was she not wearing seatbelts????
#235 of 608 Re: seatbelts? [nedzel]
Oct 19, 2005 (9:19 am)
Dear Nedzel: Sadly, she was not wearing a seatbelt. My Friedl is a large girl -- you might say she likes her sauerbraten and spatzle. Her size makes seatbelts uncomfortable. Since the mishap, she feels safer in the back seat.