Just bought an ML270 cdi (2000 model, w163) with 160000kms on the clock. love the car for my needs, but working through all the known faults, and common issues.
Have already found blow-by on 2 injectors, and getting them checked out by injector experts. Will likely have to replace them.
Turbo is a bit noisy for my liking, and the shaft has a bit of movement. A little oil in the turbo pipes, which Im told is normal / acceptable. (I will likely do a turbo recon for peace of mind, especially with the millage at 160000kms).
Any other tips / things to check on my new ride would be greatly appreciated. I want to get it in tip top condition, as I do a lot of long distances and can not afford (to loose time at) a breakdown.
Also, planning to put the biggest tires on that can fit on the OEM 16 inch mag wheels. Thinking 265/70/16's, but can I go bigger?
Using the car mostly on road, and dirt, but also do some more serious off roading at times, and need the ground clearance, and serious All Terrain tires.
PS: Living in South Africa.