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wobbling pulley on > 2000 SL?

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I read an evaluation of a 2001 SL500 on and was surprised to find the following:

“... we’re aware of failing crankshaft pulleys on many of the 2000 and later V-6 and V-8 cars. If left unchecked the wobbling pulley will slowly machine a nice groove in the front engine cover eventually requiring its replacement, a very expensive repair... “

I had never heard about this before. Is this a common problem on our cars?

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I think the recall was USA only as my UK car had the problem when I bought it. The car had been dealer maintained before my ownership. Thankfully the Indy I had the car serviced at in London spotted it before any damage was done. Well worth a check if you are not in the States
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