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  1. rudeney
    10-13-2014 07:00 PM - permalink
    Are you getting any error codes, or just a noise? Changing the adjusters is a major job on that engine. I doubt it's the chain adjuster (i.e. tensioner) as it is fixed, and if it broke, it would rattle continuously. The magnets (i.e. solenoids) won't cause any noise - they are just stationary magnets. It's the adjusters that actually move and do the work. If you have no errors, I would suspect something else - adjuster problems should throw errors.
  2. petermack
    10-13-2014 03:58 AM - permalink
    Hi Rodney!

    I saw a great posts from you and ask you directly...
    I have a 2012 E 250 CGI Convertible. WDD2074472F088672 (Daimler AG e1*2001/116*0502) 40.000 km

    When I start ( especialle when cold) I have a starnge rattling noise for a few seconds. Benz service stated, we have to change the Camshaft adjusters, Pos 132 and 135 on the parts list.

    I am a bit scared that this might be wrong , as there is also the chain adjusters or the magnets might cause the problem...

    Thanks a lot for answering!

    PS... I am in Thailand- the guys here seem to have no clue ...:-)

    Best regards
  3. rudeney
    09-04-2014 06:59 PM - permalink
    I think that VIN is "WDBRF52H47F917504". If so, it has M272 engine #574882, which is beyond the problem range.
  4. cglzcglz
    09-01-2014 06:57 PM - permalink
    Can you tell me if VIN No. WDBF52H47F917504 has an engine affected by the balance shaft problem? Grandson is looking at this for his first car (108k) and I don't want him to end up with a $5k repair.
  5. dgrip
    08-24-2014 09:06 PM - permalink
    Hi Rudeney new to the site, your very knowledgeable, perhaps you can tell me how to reset the maintenance service indicator on 2007 c230, service performed by non Mercedes automotive but did not reset, thanks in advance
  6. Foamy
    04-30-2014 09:08 PM - permalink
    Hi Rodney,
    This is Foamy, thank you so much for your reply. I have looked at the steering unit all around and can't find any wires leading to a solenoid. Also, I was always under the impression that a fuse was either blown or not, never intermittent. Your take on it sounds most likely that it's the solenoid and not the rack given the mileage.
    Again, thanks!
  7. rudeney
    04-27-2014 08:15 PM - permalink
    Brian, your C300, WDDGF81X18F160393, has M272 engine #933241 and which is beyond the affected range.
  8. Brian McL
    04-24-2014 04:49 PM - permalink
    Brian McL
    Hi Rodney....can I ask you to decode this VIN so I can see if this car has the troubled balancing shaft. It's a 2008 C300
  9. fld
    03-12-2014 10:29 PM - permalink
    Rudeney, you've been helpful on a few of my posts. Can you recommend a good MB parts online shop?
  10. PShovel
    03-12-2014 05:58 AM - permalink
    I am looking purchase a 2006 C230 with VIN#: WDBRF52H76A869833. Vehicle has 69K miles and oil leaking from rear passenger side of engine. Told it was two (2) small gaskets that can be replaced for $300-$500. Dripping onto converter causing smoke and smell issues. Also sunroof opens fine but does not close smoothly. Any advice and/or direction is greatly appreciated.....

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