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Forum: W203 C-Class   07-13-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By 300DFan
In my case I replaced the parts myself, so it was...

In my case I replaced the parts myself, so it was pretty cheap. I think I paid a little less than $40 each (part number 2033500753) at AutohausAz.

You really should get an alignment done after...
Forum: W203 C-Class   07-13-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,380
Posted By 300DFan
With the uneven tire wear I'm pretty sure you...

With the uneven tire wear I'm pretty sure you have some worn suspension components. The rear multi-link suspension on these cars is fairly complex with quite a few bushings and/or ball joints that...
Forum: W203 C-Class   06-21-2016, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By 300DFan
I was certainly impressed with the ESP on the...

I was certainly impressed with the ESP on the C240. I drive on poorly maintained Quebec roads which are covered in snow and ice for four months of the year and I exercised the ESP system almost...
Forum: W203 C-Class   06-20-2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By 300DFan
The car should certainly make a fine parts car -...

The car should certainly make a fine parts car - you'll just have to be careful with some of the things that may have gotten wet.

If you do your own work these are not particularly difficult or...
Forum: W203 C-Class   06-20-2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By 300DFan
Well, I'm certainly enjoying the throttle...

Well, I'm certainly enjoying the throttle response for now. The C240 was really the perfect car for the many long highway trips I take. I guess I'll find out if I still like the Mustang after 8 or...
Forum: W203 C-Class   06-20-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By 300DFan
So Long, C240!

My 2001 C240 has been a trusty companion for quite a few years and about 100K but the last couple of Quebec winters have been particularly hard on it. What was a small amount of purely cosmetic rust...
Forum: W203 C-Class   06-20-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,623
Posted By 300DFan
Here's where the dipstick should be, if you have...

Here's where the dipstick should be, if you have one. See attached pic.
Forum: W203 C-Class   06-20-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,623
Posted By 300DFan
Your car may or may not have an actual dipstick -...

Your car may or may not have an actual dipstick - mine doesn't but some do. But even if you don't have a dipstick you should have a dipstick tube with a plastic cap on top. On the M112 engine it...
Forum: W203 C-Class   06-19-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By 300DFan
I don't believe there are modules down there in...

I don't believe there are modules down there in your car but there are certainly wiring harnesses and other things that you don't want to get wet. I'd suspect problems with power seats and the SRS...
Forum: W203 C-Class   06-19-2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By 300DFan
That sounds odd. I've never seen that message in...

That sounds odd. I've never seen that message in my C240.
Forum: W203 C-Class   06-19-2016, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,757
Posted By 300DFan
It will certainly be interesting to see just how...

It will certainly be interesting to see just how long it will take to replace so many millions of airbags. I suspect there is a significant risk that Takata may go bankrupt before they are able to...
Forum: C209/A209 CLK-Class   06-19-2016, 04:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By 300DFan
Congrats. Awesome new ride, Rodney.

Congrats. Awesome new ride, Rodney.
Forum: W203 C-Class   06-01-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By 300DFan
I have the cursed clicking in the dash as well. ...

I have the cursed clicking in the dash as well. Actually, I think two of them are clicking now, because it's much more annoying now than when it started a few months ago.

But oddly enough, if I...
Forum: W203 C-Class   05-19-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By 300DFan
Glad to hear your son is okay. I don't know if...

Glad to hear your son is okay. I don't know if the car will fall apart on the interstate or not, but I can say it has engine #596161...
Forum: W203 C-Class   05-17-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,126
Posted By 300DFan
It's an electronic part, so failure modes can...

It's an electronic part, so failure modes can vary a bit. It's certainly possible it can just permanently fail with no warning.

But I believe most of us first experience a hot start issue. In my...
Forum: W203 C-Class   05-16-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 68,583
Posted By 300DFan
This car has engine 575855 and shouldn't have any...

This car has engine 575855 and shouldn't have any major issues - at least not with the balance shaft. If the mechanical condition is good it should be fine.
Forum: W203 C-Class   05-16-2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,126
Posted By 300DFan
Your car looks great! Nice job. Personally,...

Your car looks great! Nice job.

Personally, I wouldn't touch a CPS that hasn't shown any symptoms at all. It's possible it will just fail but I think most of us have seen some initial symptoms...
Forum: W203 C-Class   05-15-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,062
Posted By 300DFan
The C240 can certainly be a very durable car. If...

The C240 can certainly be a very durable car. If you're a tank mechanic you certainly should have no trouble keeping one of these one of these on the road for the long haul. Mine's a 2001 and the...
Forum: W203 C-Class   05-15-2016, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,025
Posted By 300DFan
That's certainly much better than I've ever seen...

That's certainly much better than I've ever seen in my C240. I once saw slightly better than 8.0 liters/100Km (~30mpg) but that was an unusual situation. 27 to 28mpg is usually the upper limit I'll...
Forum: W203 C-Class   05-05-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By 300DFan
Nice. Enjoy your new ride!

Nice. Enjoy your new ride!
Forum: W203 C-Class   05-03-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 864
Posted By 300DFan
Interesting wagon - w203 wagons are incredibly...

Interesting wagon - w203 wagons are incredibly rare around here. I'm not sure I've ever actually seen one in the metal in Canada.

I'd probably pass on this one not because of the mileage but...
Forum: C209/A209 CLK-Class   04-12-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 887
Posted By 300DFan
I sympathize. Oddly enough, my son's BMW is in...

I sympathize. Oddly enough, my son's BMW is in my garage on jackstands with the transmission out and waiting for parts, too.

This was supposed to be a simple coolant leak fix (they have gaskets...
Forum: W203 C-Class   04-07-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,099
Posted By 300DFan
It's hard to believe an experienced mechanic...

It's hard to believe an experienced mechanic would try to say such a thing. Perhaps something was misunderstood and he was trying to say there was a vibration while you're driving coming from the...
Forum: W203 C-Class   04-04-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,963
Posted By 300DFan
I don't know how likely condensation in the oil...

I don't know how likely condensation in the oil is in south Florida - if it's really humid, maybe? Up here in the frozen north I only see it after short trips in the winter.

In any case that's a...
Forum: W203 C-Class   04-03-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,963
Posted By 300DFan
While a blown head gasket is possible, these...

While a blown head gasket is possible, these engines really aren't known for that type of problem at all.

If you've been doing a lot of short trips (especially in cold weather) that type of...
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