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#1 (permalink) Old 05-29-2009, 08:56 PM
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B-Class without block heater

Hi, I am 3/4 through the process of buying a B200T, 2006 modle. When today the car dealer informed me that they couldn't install the block heater that we requested as part of the deal. Seems like Mercedes does not make any block heater for the B class. Also no pan heater or anything else for heating up the engine etc. in freezing weather. I live in northern Canada and it gets -40 C often here.
I am now unsure if I should still go through with the purchase.
Could anyone tell me if they have experience with the B class in really cold winters without a block heater and how the performance is? Any problems?

Thanks!!
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Get an oil pan heater; one can be installed on any car.

Consider not buying the car if it has the "corrugated" seam sealant on the inside of the doors, as these doors will rust out in a few years.

Also, some B 200 T owners have extreme problems generating enough cabin heat in winter to be comfortable. The regular B 200 does not have this problem.

Food for thought...

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Hi Celestebenz and welcome!

Some of our B members have installed pan heaters and with favorable results. Early 06's can have a rust problem and Mike's comments should be heeded.

If you're up north, then always use the recommended 0W40 full synthetic oil.

Where are you at?

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Thanks for all the advice. I stay in Northern Alberta.

The car was registered November 2006. I will check for the 'corrugated(?)' seam sealant.(Is that just the way the seal lining looks?)

Why does it struggle to heat the cabin? Would seat warmers help? It is not yet installed in the vehicle.

Never thought I would run into so many questions! Thanks for the advice. Need to decide in the next few days...
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Go to post # 124 here http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w245...r-rust-13.html & all will be revealed.

The 2 there photos show it clearly

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I would make sure that the heating issue on that B Turbo has been rectified and I wonder if -44C is "that good" for a turbo.
Nov 06 might still be the crinkled caulking...do check.

Some Turbos had the windshield washer lines drawing heat from the interior and modifications were required to increase the interior heat.

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See my post "Prairie Winters 0 B200T 1 - Heat Problem Finally Solved". We had limited heat in Winnipeg's winters and finally somewhat solved the problem by disconnecting a coolant line from circulating through the washer fluid reservoir. The heat has improved but is not super hot, I'd be careful considering the temperatures up in northern Alberta.
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You might not be that happy with the lack of heat. I am considering an inline coolant heater, that might help bring the temp up quickly, whether or not it would stay at 90C would be the real test.

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You might not be that happy with the lack of heat. I am considering an inline coolant heater, that might help bring the temp up quickly, whether or not it would stay at 90C would be the real test.

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When living in colder climates I found the inline heaters to be the best. The unit also gave warmth to the interior heater faster. The one downside is the water produced is very hot and the rubber hoses near the heater need to be replaced sooner.


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Is this still the case with modern day hoses as I haven't had to replace a hose in over a decade now, obviously our conditions are not as extreme as yours perhaps that is the reason. Years ago hose replacement seemed a regular occurence & those Mini by pass hoses
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