BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Jul 2012
Vehicle: 2006 E-350
Location: Southern California
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Fix tumble flaps if the car runs fine?
Just drove our 2006 E350 90,000 miles) to Virginia from California. Ran like a top, gas mileage 26+ over 3700 miles (we wander around a bit). Took car to Silver Star Motors in Fairfax for an oil change before the trip back home. The owner Peter advised me that the tumble flap arm is broken and the intake maniforld needed replacement. He did not recommend the replacement arm quick repair. We talked for some time, and I was impressed with his knowledge and shop. He said the flaps are set to the wide open position.
Drove the car back home, still runs fine, same good mileage, no Check Engine Light.
Only change is a slightly "throater" sound at low speeds.
My question is:
Fix it or let it go and see if I pass the biannual smog check next year??