Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
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I would not relay even on $300 dealers inspection when it comes to the top of the engine.
In old days the first thing to check on used car was compression check as this indicate the best engine condition. On modern cars doing compression test is big job and the engine last long time, so risk of wear out engine is pretty low, so nobody does it anymore.
But blowby check takes few seconds and I have never see this on car inspection report.
Bear in mind that Mercedes is very reliable brand, but once you go into repairs, the Benjamins fly very fast.
Think $700 injectors.... a piece. ... times 6
Last edited by Kajtek1; 04-08-2013 at 07:09 PM.