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C270 CDI power loss & no kick down

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Can anyone offer some advice.. I have a 2003 c270 cdi and am experiencing problems for the first time. I recently had what felt like power loss and no kick down. When i took it to the dealer they said it needed a new manifold which was expensive but i had fixed. The car ran great for about 5000k miles then very similar problem happened again. The car is fine when cold but limits to 3000rpm once warm, & no kick down. I have booked into dealer tomorrow again. Any help would be appreciated.

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Welcome to the forum?
I assume you are in England? Maybe European members will chime about your model, that wasn't sold in US.
Usually the first thing to do is read the codes. In US you can get it done for free, or buy a cheap scanner.
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Thank you,

The model is w 203 . Can you tell me what kind of scanner i need and where i could buy one. I am from England.

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Problem resolved at MB dealer, after tests they replaced the MAF £229.54 including diagnosis. This is only 6 weeks after new manifold.. £930.00.. This is the ony cash i have had to spend on the car in five years other than servicing costs, tyres ect. Might be time to consider a change.
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Sounds like English stealerships are in pair with US stealerships.
MAF in US sells slightly above $100. How much they can charge for 90 seconds labor? What was the reason for spending £930.00 on manifold?
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I had a similiar problem previously + power loss and MB dealer diagnosed manifold. I have no idea if this is expensive or not..

The total bill on that visit was £1806.00 including manifold, track rod arm replacement indicator stalk & wheel alignment.

Two weeks later needed front disks & pads £284.00..

I still love the car but getting expensive to run now

Hope this is the end of my spend.

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