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10-07-2017 08:51 PM
Benzyle Complexity is the enemy of reliability.
I would go for a naturally aspirated M113 engine.
10-05-2017 03:28 AM
Danson Agree with you, C32amg was one fabulous car i mean the first V6 from Merc that could run with Porsche 911 can still challenge many cars to date, compared to E46 M3 and Audi S4 its still cheaper to own
04-21-2008 10:44 PM
Defiant
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Originally Posted by keninirvine View Post
I sure hope Jaguar has cleaned up their reliability act. Can't believe it would be any better than a Merc.
Now that the Indians have bought them, what could there be to worry about?
03-23-2008 03:16 PM
Adullessence I think we should start a posts on the good things about the c32. I've had minor problems with mine, but as stated before I stay on top the the servicing and it's been fine. i don't wanna jinx myself and i'm not speaking on how anyone else takes care of their car. Just saying that it would be nice to have a post NOT so much about scaring people away from these cool cars. Because there are those of them out there that hold up to whats expected of them. Is Anyone with me on this?
06-22-2007 10:55 AM
thewraith this is my second c32 and i've had a ton of other mercedes. i have never had any problems with any of the cars. i did do preventative maintenance like changing out the valeo radiator and replacing the intercooler pump and front bushings. but i have had NO problems with my c32- it will still eat a stock e92 335i and do it w/a better interior
06-05-2007 04:57 PM
hionchee
C32 Reliability

I must say that the build quality is nowhere near as my old C43, but I share the same view as Essex Boy. My C32 2002 Has been pretty reliable so far, just minor problems which were covered under warranty.

Maybe our C32 AMG's in Europe are better built than those in the states - Just kidding.
05-22-2007 09:19 AM
tomekay
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Originally Posted by essex boy
hi guys , im new on this forum. im very interested that u r slagging off the reliability of the merc, ive had mine for 2 years and done nearly 20k in my 02 c32 and it hasnt mised a beat all i ever replaced on it is brakes and general servicing, she has done 75k now and i think its more reliable than my 01 m5!! Am i the only one who has not problems?
....I think you have been very very lucky, I cant say I had any good luck at all, my 02 was nothing but trouble (shame really).

Hope it stays reliable for you.
05-22-2007 08:14 AM
essex boy hi guys , im new on this forum. im very interested that u r slagging off the reliability of the merc, ive had mine for 2 years and done nearly 20k in my 02 c32 and it hasnt mised a beat all i ever replaced on it is brakes and general servicing, she has done 75k now and i think its more reliable than my 01 m5!! Am i the only one who has not problems?
05-22-2007 01:43 AM
FrankW after you purchase and receive the bearing you can actually just go to TWS (thewheelsupply.com) they're far closer than Ontario/Rancho Cucamonga where my dad's friend's shop is at.

pretty much all the mech shop will be able to replace the bearing in the charger clutch for you. it's just one bolt. just follow the direction codessmith gave in the mbworld link. you'll have to losen few fittings to allow space to slide the clutch bearing out.
05-21-2007 05:22 PM
c32suarez
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Originally Posted by FrankW
you can hear it when you start the car and it goes away when the clutch is engaged. the head tech wants to replace the whole clutch assembly which will cost $1000 in parts alone and the head tech wants to blame it on the pulley kit. I pretty much told my service advisor who is cool with me that their head tech is full of shit. few wks later after I fixed the bearings for $40 I passed by the dealership and told the service advisor to ask the head tech to come out and proceed to tell him how much he is full of shit and how much it cost for me to fix the problem. the head tech was silent and couldn't find a response.

you can heard how loud it is in my video here (the high pitch grind) YouTube - C32 with Weltmeister exhaust

here is also a DIY by another member on mbworld. Replaced SC Clutch bearing last night ~ pics/video - MBWorld.org Forums
Ya that's it. Dude, it's guys like you that make these blogs worthwile. If that's what wrong with mine, which I'm 99.9% sure, after your feedback and subsequent repairs you did, I'm stoked. You mentioned that you had a service shop do the job for you earlier in this string. I'm in the OC and you're in Ontario. I'll go wherever to get it done....well.......as long as it's not Ontario, Canada. Just let me know where you went. The reason I'd go to your guy is that he's done it already. Again dude...I'm stoked. Thanks in advance.
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