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Old 10-12-2017, 09:18 AM
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Old 10-13-2017, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by SLOW C240 View Post
03' C240 (purchased in 02'). Just turned 89,000 miles.
Once again....

We regret to inform you that your application for the W203 200,000 mile club has been rejected,
Please feel free to re-apply when your vehicle hits 200K.

Perhaps someone needs to start a low mileage club?
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Aloha!

Your car is beautiful and you're obviously quite attached to your Kompressor Coupe. I too am quite attached to my 02. I've got about 166K on it now and it's been quite reliable. I've been recently having several incidences involving a real bad hesitation from dead stops. Particularly upon heavy acceleration from a dead stop. Have you ever had anything like this happen to you before. I have to back off the gas pedal to allow for the hesitation and surge to stop before I can gradually slowly accelerate off the stop. It concerning and quite dangerous when I'm being followed closely when this happens.

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Hello All,
I just found this thread. I was the first owner of a 2002 C230 Coupe that turned 230,000 miles(1/2017). Good service and care were the key. I sold her last year.
When I got my 2014 GLK350.

The new owner of the C230 is still enjoying her, I don't know the current mileage. During my time with the '02 I was Very happy. I drove her hard, but never thrashed her. Some expendable parts: Water pump, Alternator, Serpentine belt, Batteries(3) Catalytic converter. Some elective parts: Control arms and Struts/Shock and front wheel bearings at 160,000. Full brake change outs every 50,000 and Book schedule service on oil, plugs, filters and fluids, etc. Obsessive tire rotation and alignment, always fresh premium tires. I did everything myself, except the suspension parts and alignment.
Car was essentially trouble free during my entire relationship with her.

Last month I got my Daughter a 2001 C240. Only 57,000 miles, full service history and in like new, garage kept condition. I have done the oils and fluids as a baseline, So far, So good.

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Old 06-04-2018, 01:20 PM
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No haven't encountered this problem as of yet,
but with these cars, you never know whast up with something like that until you read the codes!
If you plan to DIY your vehicle, strongly recommend investing in an iCarsoft code reader.
You'll only get so far reading the generic codes. But better than nothing.

But at this point, you need to read the codes and post them....
even if it's just OBD. If you aren't familiar with how to read the codes, well, there's lots of info on that.
An inexpensive Bluetooth OBD tied to your smartphone is a good start, and
if you have Android Torque is a great app that provides lots of info in a cool interface.

Your problem could be many of a long list of things.
Is the Check engine light on?

Have you performed all the scheduled maint?
Life with these cars is so much easier when you keep on things, then can
more or less eliminate some things.
Ever replace the fuel filter?
At this point, tough to tell if it's an issue with fuel, boost, plug/coil packs,
or maybe the pedal? Not till you read the codes.

Originally Posted by hansony View Post
Aloha!

Your car is beautiful and you're obviously quite attached to your Kompressor Coupe. I too am quite attached to my 02. I've got about 166K on it now and it's been quite reliable. I've been recently having several incidences involving a real bad hesitation from dead stops. Particularly upon heavy acceleration from a dead stop. Have you ever had anything like this happen to you before. I have to back off the gas pedal to allow for the hesitation and surge to stop before I can gradually slowly accelerate off the stop. It concerning and quite dangerous when I'm being followed closely when this happens.

Mahalo,
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Sweet! Well, my car to has 2 main issues, it's blowing coolant out the side of cylinder #4, so the head gasket is shot,
but I just keep adding coolant and it just keeps running. Too late to bother fixing it, better to throw a newer engine in than do that. Or (perhaps)
get another car that gets better mileage at some point.
And the other thing is I just can't seem to get the Catalyst to go to Complete in the OBD readiness indicators, and it's been 4 months.
Need my Cali registration tag!!!
Other than that, fires up every time, and gets me where I'm going in style!
We're getting our 06 ML back from the shop this week.

Originally Posted by PACIFICMAN View Post
Hello All,
I just found this thread. I was the first owner of a 2002 C230 Coupe that turned 230,000 miles(1/2017). Good service and care were the key. I sold her last year.
When I got my 2014 GLK350.

The new owner of the C230 is still enjoying her, I don't know the current mileage. During my time with the '02 I was Very happy. I drove her hard, but never thrashed her. Some expendable parts: Water pump, Alternator, Serpentine belt, Batteries(3). Some elective parts: Control arms and Struts/Shock and front wheel bearings at 160,000. Full brake change outs every 50,000 and Book schedule service on oil, plugs, filters and fluids, etc. Obsessive tire rotation and alignment, always fresh premium tires. I did everything myself, except the suspension parts and alignment.
Car was essentially trouble free during my entire relationship with her.

Last month I got my Daughter a 2001 C240. Only 57,000 miles, full service history and in like new, garage kept condition. I have done the oils and fluids as a baseline, So far, So good.
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Sportscoupe,
I too had an external head gasket leak on #4, but Very minor, I would add coolant occasionally and contemplated doing the head gasket. But I thought that opening things up at 200,000+ plus mile might be more trouble than it was worth. I first noticed the coolant loss and staining on the block at around 100,000 miles. I believe this gasket issue was a known problem and remember reading about some catastrophic failures, but not on mine. The car never overheated. The gasket never, apparently, leaked in the cylinder, no smoke, no "cream" in the oil, etc. I just kept an eye on the reservoir and had a jug of premix coolant in the boot, I never needed it.
As for the Cat, mine blew/burned out, it started to rattle, threw a code. I bought a replacement at O'Reilly($225.00) and had a muffler shop cut out the old and weld in the new($35.00) and that was that. It went at about 150,000 miles, IIRC. The Cat trouble came between SMOG test cycles so no problem. The car Always passed SMOG both on visual checks and when dyno tested.

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I never did update everyone. My 2003 C240 V6 ended up dying at 268,xxx miles. I still miss her. She was my first benz. I now drive a 2007 C230 with the AMG Sport Package. These DOHC motors get much better MPG and also has more power to have fun with. Got the car practically for free. It needed a camshaft sensor replaced and it needed the plastic lever replaced for the tumble flap / swirl flap on the awfully designed intake manifold (the one major flaw with these newer DOHC motors is the intake manifold). I think im permanently in love with the W203 body style. Cant beat the reliability of these things. Hopefully the 7 speed transmission on these 2007 models are just as sound as the legendary 5 speed that came in the 2005 and later models.
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