2001 S600 V12 - few niggles that need sorting - Mercedes-Benz Forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 06-15-2012, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Jun 2012
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
2001 S600 V12 - few niggles that need sorting

I've recently bought an S600 V12 and its got a few niggles I need to tackle. All help and advice greatfully appreciated

1: there is a loud high pitched whining noise from the front left (as you sit in the car) side of the engine bay. It rises and falls exactly with the revs but gets louder if you pop the transmission into Neutral from Drive. Very, very noticeable at low revs (below say 2,500) but less so at high revs or hard acceleration. There is currently an engine air intake to the airbox missing on that side so I have ordered one but doubt its that as its too loud really....

2: the passenger side rear window drops down over time on its own and wont respond to the electric switch. Assume its fallen off its runners. Is this a DIY job though?

3: it had developed a hot starting issue. Will always fire up from cold (touch wood) but occasionally refuses to re-start when hot. Just makes a high pitched, but quiet, noise which I assume is the starter working. Crankshaft Position Sensor?? The only thing is it doesn't stop once its running which I thought was a sign of a faulty CPS? No poor running or anything - purely the hot starting issue.

As I say all help greatfully appreciated. Apart from a spell with a 190E Cosworth a bit ago this is my first experience with Mercedes (from BMW) so really dont want to spoil these early months of ownership.....
b9boy is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > General Mercedes-Benz

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


  • Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
    Thread Tools
    Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
    Email this Page Email this Page
    Display Modes
    Linear Mode Linear Mode

    Posting Rules  
    You may post new threads
    You may post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are On
    Pingbacks are On
    Refbacks are On


    Title goes here

    video goes here
    description goes here. Read Full Story
    For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome