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Old 04-25-2016, 01:43 PM
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sorry for the double post, just vetting my cars through this excellent resource

VIN: WDDGF7HB7BF654480
Not affected.
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The title of the thread gives you your answer.

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Thanks for the information Joe. I read the first 10 pages of this thread....but still haven't found what to do about this. I see there is/was a TSB and not a recall. What are most owners doing about this? Waiting until a bolt fails and then choke down $6k for head gaskets and headbolts or are owners pro-actively replacing the head bolts?
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Thanks for the information Joe. I read the first 10 pages of this thread....but still haven't found what to do about this. I see there is/was a TSB and not a recall. What are most owners doing about this? Waiting until a bolt fails and then choke down $6k for head gaskets and headbolts or are owners pro-actively replacing the head bolts?
It goes both ways. Some are waiting and some are replacing. Go here:

https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-amg-w...-stickies.html

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I got a 2010 C63 VIN: WDDGF7HB7AF401626

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Got another one: WDDGF7HB7BF577237 and WDDGF7HBXBF634305

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Old 04-29-2016, 07:49 AM
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I got a 2010 C63 VIN: WDDGF7HB7AF401626
My cars coolant dropped and light came on filled it up and today it was all gone and Im thinking im screwed.
Not sure if there's a question here, but your car is in the affected group.

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Neither are affected.

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Hi Joe,
Got another Austrailian delivered one for you. Can you please send me the data card and is it in the affected group?
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Hi Joe,
Got another Austrailian delivered one for you. Can you please send me the data card and is it in the affected group?
WDD2040772S549398
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It seems to find your car, but there's no Datacard.

Not sure why.

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Hi Guys,


I'm new in US moved from Sweden and have just bought a 2010 C63. I have looked at MB world in Sweden and Germany, and this head bolt problem seems to be a US issue? I also talked to some AMG mechanics back home and they didn't know about this issue. I there any number of failing head bolt on the M156 engine? Is it production related or just bad luck for some buyers.


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How do you know which cars are affected?
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How do you know which cars are affected?


It seems like all engines up 2011 and some of the 2011 are affected. I'm more interested in knowing have many failures there are on the engines that are related to the head bolts. What I don't get is why this issue haven't popped up in Europe?
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I've had low coolant pop up 3 times within the last 2 months. I have a 09 C63 so I am wondering if mine is affected also
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I'm new in US moved from Sweden and have just bought a 2010 C63. I have looked at MB world in Sweden and Germany, and this head bolt problem seems to be a US issue? I also talked to some AMG mechanics back home and they didn't know about this issue. I there any number of failing head bolt on the M156 engine? Is it production related or just bad luck for some buyers.


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The issue is in fact worldwide for all M156 engines in all car models. Given that yours is a 2010, but from the US, you're probably not affected. This is because unlike rest-of-world US car model years are not tied to the calendar. If you want to be sure if you're clear, respond back with your VIN and I will run it. Also, to your comment about the Mechanics, I've attached the Technical Service Bulletin that covers the issue. Also the TSB was pulled down off of MB servers. Wonder why? :-)
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How do you know which cars are affected?
Any amount of reading would have shown you how..... The title of the thread gives you your answer.
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It seems like all engines up 2011 and some of the 2011 are affected. I'm more interested in knowing have many failures there are on the engines that are related to the head bolts. What I don't get is why this issue haven't popped up in Europe?
You would only know if someone you know or someone on a forum posts it. There are thousands of affected engines in cars with owners that are not on forums so are not public with their failure.
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