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Derek G in Ontario Canada, 2002 E320 winter car and 2008 E320 Bluetec summer car. Have a great dealer in MB Mississauga, but have a recurring engine problem with the 2002 car and wish to do a posting to ask if anyone has had same and has found a solution. Dealer has had +/- 16 cars of about the same year where the engines suffer from combustion chamber/piston carbon buildup that ruins the engine and causes rebuilds/new engines/or at least yearly decarbonizations. I've had 5 major engine maintenance events in 180,000km including one heads rebuild, one block rebuild, one complete new short block, and two other major de-carbonizations, and now I do a Terra-clean each spring to avoid engine damage (winter cold causes the carbon build up). Further, I now put in MB injector cleaner with each fill-up, use only fuel without any ethanol, and have gone to 3-5,000 km synthetic opil changes. Dealer has been superb about all this (so I bought the 2008), and other than paying for a couple of Terra-cleans they have covered every cent of the engine problem costs. What is causing it and how do I post to ask? DerekG
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