BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Jul 2007
Vehicle: Mercedes Benz 500 SEL Euro 1986, Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0 CRD
Location: Gold Coast
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Blown Engine 3.0 ltr CRD
Apart from contributing to this forum in the W126 section with my loved 500SEL, I also own a 2005 WH 3.0 CRD Jeep Grand Cherokee.
The engine in my Jeep is the same engine used by Mercedes in its ML, C, S E range.
At 110,000 kms (3 years ) I have had a catastrophic engine failure melting a couple of pistons in the process.
I am currently in a battle with Chrysler Australia as vehicles basic warranty has expired and they are not providing financial assistance.
Apparently the ECU controlling the injectors has failed. This can be extremely dangerous in a common rail diesel engine with the immense pressure in the common rail.
I may even contact Mercedes Australia for their thoughts.
Jeep OZ have told me this has happened once before I was wondering if any Mercedes owners have had a similar experience