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#572 of 608 Help me with my new old mercedes
Mar 23, 2010 (7:15 pm)
I just bought a 1995 mb 300e diesel. The wheel doesn't lock and the glow plug light doesn't come on until after the motor starts. Then sometimes it stays on a while and sometimes it goes out after a while. Big problem though is that it sometimes fails to turn over and start. It's not the battery. I put a new battery in it and that still didn't fix the problem (even had the new battery checked out just to be sure) and that wasn't it. I drove it today and it did fine on a couple of cranks and then it just refused. Later I tried again and it cranked. love this old car and I just want to be able to drive it without worry it not cranking. Thanks to anyone who can help me solve this problem.
#573 of 608 Re: Help me with my new old mercedes [mercedes123]
Mar 30, 2010 (4:11 pm)
I'm not sure, but your condition may be a bad glow plug.
#574 of 608 E320 Bluetec 2008 Transmission Characteristics
Apr 24, 2010 (7:55 am)
I just purchased my 1st MB. A 2008 with 33,000 miles. during braking it feels as if the brakes are pulsating and the car does not stop as smoothly as I would expect. If I shift into neutral before braking, the car stops very smoothly, which leads me to believe this is a tranny issue. Is this a characteristic of the transmission downshifting and the higher compression diesel engines, making it feel as a grabby brake problem? never had a diesel car before, but never noticed the issue in diesel trucks when I drove them. Car upshifts very smooth, can hardly feel the gear changes
#575 of 608 Bluetec AdBlue Urea Solution
May 05, 2010 (6:27 am)
Does anyone know if the MY 2007-2009 requires the use of the AdBlue Urea Solution as part of the emission control system. If so, what is the cost of replenishment from the MB Dealer? Is it available from other retail businesses, and will the sensor in the car recognize it as the legitimate fluid? Thanks.
#576 of 608 Re: Bluetec AdBlue Urea Solution [ppatterson]
May 05, 2010 (6:38 am)
Can't speak to 2009, but 2008 was called Blutec and did not use urea.
#577 of 608 Re: E320 blutec ride [gagrice]
Nov 09, 2010 (5:44 pm)
Our '07 has 42K trouble free miles. Average of about 32.6 mpg overall since purchased. High of 37.3 on trip of 410 miles from VA to NW PA with cruise set at 74 mph. Change the Mobil 1 ESP every 7500 miles - cannot bring myself to go 10K plus, and am using oil analysis as my backup. Also, the 40K air filter change is ridiculous - I changed them myself and am amazed the car could even breathe with the amount of debris, leaves, etc. caught in them. Will go to what I've done for years and change at two years or 25K. Also disagree with the 40K trans fluid change and nothing thereafter. We'll go to a 30K flush schedule from here on. Cheap insurance.
Best car we've ever owned.
#578 of 608 Re: Bluetec AdBlue Urea Solution [ppatterson]
Nov 09, 2010 (5:50 pm)
Our '07 does not require the urea. Wonderful. I just wish they'd continued to call it a "CDI" and not confused the issue. The V-6 will get to double the double nickle quite rapidly and without strain. A real thorobred.
#579 of 608 Re: E320 blutec ride [us1fedvet]
Nov 11, 2010 (7:24 am)
Good to hear. Keep us posted as I am looking for a used ML or GL with the pre blutec CDI.
#580 of 608 Re: E320 blutec ride [gagrice]
Nov 21, 2010 (1:40 pm)
You will have to look afar. There were no ML or GL pre blutec CDIs available in North America.
#581 of 608 Re: E320 blutec ride [willowway]
Nov 22, 2010 (7:59 pm)
Auto trader has 56 ML320 CDIs listed for sale. And a dozen GL320 CDIs all pre Bluetec.
ML320 CDI for sale