Date registered: Feb 2015
Vehicle: 74' 240D
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Okay, this 240D of mine I've been driving around the past couple of weeks and it is one fine vehicle. The interior is spotless and exterior. Majority of the things that are wrong with the car is mechanical. Here's what's been found!
Complete Vehicle Check Over:
Check oil leaks = valve cover gasket is leaking significantly. Would need to start by replacing valve cover gasket, and clean down entire area of leak to see if there are other leaks that need to be addressed (possibly oil pan, but would need to address oil leaks from the top of the engine down)
Front- 2-3mm left on pads (3-5k), calipers seem OK
RearL 3-4mm left on pads (5-7k) L/Rear caliper is seized, R/Rear caliper is new
Recommend: Replace Front Pads and Rotors
Needs: Replace Rear Pads, Rotors, and L/Rear Caliper
Checked clunk in rear of vehicle = Left and right side subframe bushings are worn out, and the left and right side control arm bushings are worn out. Technician also noticed that the front subframe bushings are worn out as well.
Check lighting = technician found that the fuse for the brake lights is blown
Needs: Replace Fuse and recheck operation
Rear muffler is rotted and leaking.
Needs: Replace Muffler
Technician noticed that the dash lights/fuel level gauge are inspirational. Technician would need additional time to diagnose issue causing dash light/fuel level gauge to be in-operational.
Checked Air, does not turn on = technician believes there may be a wiring issue or possibly that the blower motor might have failed. When dash components are removed to check lighting issues, we can inspect HVAC issues @ same time.
Call me Ben! Formally "Mercedes Lover"
Last edited by Shakedown Street; 07-23-2015 at 04:18 AM.