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Date registered: Sep 2017
Vehicle: W220 - 1999 / W124 - 1994
Location: Utrecht Netherlands
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advice sought -- buy or forsake
so my trusty w124-E320 is getting a bit older, and i need a safe and comfy daily driver. staying with the E, i am sort of inclined towards a 2002 w211-e320. just as i wanted to take the car for a test spin, the seller told me that i could not cause of the brake-warning. Though all ought to be OK, he did not find this appropriate, and therefore advised me to come back once this all was sorted out. So this took a while, and today finally all was clear and I tested. Sure, neat car, good options, comfy drive and all.
He also has a w211-240. Good car as well, so trying to balance. Both have roughly same mileage, so when will this one be up for SBC? And what would have been the price of a repair and so he gave me the dealer quote.
Right then. Why did it take so long, and was the 320 equipped with a revised or an all new SBC pump? Then came the story. So he says he bought an entirely new unit, but it failed to talk to ESP. And instead of hooking it up to STAR, they did the following:
- took out the electronics from the old pump that came with the car
-reset the count
-swapped that into the new pump (Bosch)
-put this into car
-which apparently recognized the setup
now my question: is this good practise? Anyone heard of this approach? Sure, i understand that doing the entire swap at dealer is the preferred way if money no issue. but is this a valid and safe approach, or would this be considered risk that is not to be taken?