Hi, and thank you very much for taking your time to read my request
It is a C280 Sport, 2000, 40,000 miles - it has been to the shop
(warranty) for at least seven times now, with the same problem.
The car often goes into limp mode and I have to shut it down to reset
the system. It is often very slow and the 'check engine light' is on.
Now, MB claims that they replaced the 'whole' engine, and it do not
turn into limp mode or anything, but I still think it is slow, it is a
V6 after all...I opened the hood here tonight, I see an old silver
bumped piped that I do not remember seing before, sticking out on the
right side, and the engine do not look new or anything to me. I am
going crazy about this and MB will or can not fix the problem. I live
in Florida so maybe the problem is that they do not have any qualified
technicians to fix the car.
If anybody have any idea what I can do I would be very, very happy to
hear from you.
Also, the car has been at MB for almost seven weeks, is that allowed,
I mean, that long time???
Here is what they have done to the car at the latest service:
141310 Intake manifold r & r 1108 w, cable harnes
076520 Fuel inj. valves - all r & r / repl. if req 1108 w
547940 Repl. engine wiring harness 1108 w
011321 Engine cylinder bores - all inspect with borescope 1108 w
012800 Engine with autom. trans., r & r 1108 w
014370 Engine short block - fitted with pistons (????, Brian) only
repl. 1108 w
071628 Fuel inj. control module - all fuel inj. systems, repl. 1108 w
, seal ring, sender unit, 10 sealant, seal, rubber mount, 10 trans
fluid, screw, seal ring gl, hose, rocker arm, cover crankc, gasket,
pin bushing, crankshaft b, connecting r, preassure rel, thermostat e,
filter eleme, antifreeze (????, Brian), switch, control unit, spark
All this do not seem to me as a 'new engine', but I might be wrong, my
car knowledge is really very limited - but, if any one can help me, I
would really, really, be happy and if I get any success with this, I
will award somebody, serious!!!