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There are several things that can cause this - the simplest being the road itself! If you are on a cambered road, the car will want to pull towards the edge of the road... Presuming it's a stronger pull than that, your next suspect is the tracking (wheel alignment) - if this is out it will cause it to pull. Most decent tyre fitters will be able to check ...


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There are advantages, but also disadvantages to using a smaller turbocharged engine with a higher power output. The pro's of smaller, turbocharged engines: When not on boost (below e.g. 3000RPM) the engine uses much less fuel. turbocharged engines have a flatter torque curve, meaning they're working closer to optimal level throughout a larger portion of ...


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This would not be a motor mount issue. What you are describing seems to be an issue with the transmission. IIRC, the C230 is a rear wheel drive vehicle. Only a front wheel drive vehicle would produce anything like what you are talking about with bad motor mounts, but then it will be far less noticeable. A motor mount problem will not create the jolt like ...


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In addition to size, weight and fuel economy, a small, highly tuned engine is going to be much more ecologically friendly. This is because a large engine producing 350 bhp can do it without being highly tuned - fuel is unlikely to be fully burned, emissions will be higher than with a smaller engine which can burn fuel more fully.


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There are several advantages to a lower displacement engine over a larger one. Firstly is weight, an engine of 2,000cc will weigh significantly less than a 3,000cc engine because it will have a smaller block, this in turn decreases inertia of moving parts (such as the cylinder head and cam shaft). Secondly we can factor in fuel economy, if an engine has ...


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Depending on the class/model, there should be somewhere between 1.5-2.1 USG (~6-8 litres) left in the tank when the light comes on. Here is some interesting reading on this very subject. It seems MB has had a lot of problems with their fuel level indicators. Seems the "best defense" against this is to never let it get below a 1/4 tank on the gauge. Either ...


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I'm a little concerned by the proposed fixes. While I don't know the specifics of your Merc, I find it odd that the timing chain would be responsible for fuel trim codes. The ECU swap seems to be a concerted attempt at what I like to call 'parts roulette': possible, but not probable. If you have codes for fuel trims and misfires, the principal components ...


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Think I might be stupid. Should have checked around more. Checked around online, as I had before, but this time found a yahoo answer I had not seen before. "'98-'03 ML320 which would make it a gasoline engine and it uses 8 L or 8.5 quarts. ". Looks like I far underestimated how much oil this beast uses. Guess I'll oil it up some more and hope for the best.


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I had a friend that wanted to convert her minibus (Renault Master) into a camper and her requirements where to remove the false floor in order to free up around two/three feet of headspace along three quarters of the length of the minibus. I helped her to remove the floor and it wasn't too difficult. I'm a fairly amateur diy enthusiast. I'm presuming you're ...


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Check to ensure you have enough fluid in the brake master cylinder. A lot of vehicles have the sensor which detects the level of the fluid in on the same circuit as the parking brake. If you find this low, you may want to check the condition of your brake pads. If the brake pads are thin, there is more fluid residing in your calipers which would in turn give ...


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If the bolt is so obscured that vise grips and welding are not feasible, and so stripped that impact doesn't make sense (I am guessing it is too stripped), I usually do the following. If it's very stripped, you might want to skip ahead to step 8. (Look ahead to step four; you'll probably want to take one of your bolts to the auto parts store before ...


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It's probably a bad battery (low voltage), bad tensioner pulley (not allowing for proper grip on the alternator), or worn out serpentine belt. This is of course considering, one - it has a serpentine belt, and two - the noise you are talking about is a squeal on start-up (could also be a chirping noise). When the engine first starts up, it requires a lot ...


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Your vehicle should be checked over by a Mercedes mechanic. The front suspension and the rear suspension are both adjustable and can also be susceptable to damage, bushes, tie rods, ball joints, wheel rims, tyres. In many instances the correct service tools are required to carry out an effective repair or adjustment. There are several versions of the 2009 ...


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This is a typical problem for when your glow plugs are wearing out, or not heating as they should. If they are not heating properly, but are still heating, you'll not get an error code. Getting them replaced would be the first thing I'd look at doing.


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Is the radiator overflow tank properly connected and sealed? Overheating can be caused by the low coolant, caused by the radiator leak. Expanding coolant would expand out the hole in the radiator making the problem worse. Repairing or replacing the radiator would fix that. Overheating can also be caused by a blockage in the coolant passages, which would ...


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If the fluid level is fine and it still whines after you turn the steering wheel from lock to lock 10 times, it could be that air is leaking into the system. You could have put pressure on the reservoir while changing the MAF sensor. Try refitting it with the new o-ring. If that fails, replace the reservoir itself and if that doesn't help, change the ...


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Your automatic choke has failed and is not closing as it should when cold. If you want very much to keep the car original or just don't want to deal with a manual choke, then you'll need to find a replacement automatic choke actuator that works for the Stromberg. If, on the other hand, you'd just like to get the car functional again, then you can easily ...


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These motors were plagued by problematic cylinder heads. Usually the end result in cases like yours are replacement of the Cylinder Head. Most likely there is either a blown head gasket or burnt exhaust valve. If there are no vacuum leaks and MAF is good then you need you start looking deeper into the engine.



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