Date registered: May 2014
Vehicle: 2007 C230
Location: San Clemente, CA
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Code P2006 - should I fix or replace the intake?
Just got a '07 C230 with the M272 engine. 92k miles. No service history. Clean, but...
I did all the wrong things - didn't get a prepurchase check, didn't even bring my code reader. Stupid, stupid, stupid. In my own defense, I was left unsupervised.
So of course, when I had my local shop go over the car a week later, they found the infamous intake manifold problem Code P2006.
But, there are no other real surprises. Replaced the seals for the fuel tank sender as it looked like there was a very slight leak. Also replaced the air/oil separator and a couple of other seals. Needs lower control arms, but I'll take that as normal wear and tear. Underside of the car is clean and no dents or signs of abuse.
So now I need to decide. Buy a new manifold for $600 @ FCP Euro, or buy the kit (and gaskets) for about $175 to fix the manifold control linkage.
Of course, the shop is advising i replace the whole thing. It's the safe way to go, as everything is shiny and new.
And the thing I keep hearing is that the plastic inside the manifold may break and drop into the engine. But - has this really ever happened? Because I've never heard of it.
So should I get a new intake and break the bank? Or roll the dice and replace the actuator? Either way, the intake is coming off (there goes my weekend).
Your thoughts and intelligent questions are welcome.