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Old 03-20-2014, 12:56 PM
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This weekend, my mechanic and I repaired two oil leaks. The first was on the airbox side where the oil filler neck connects to the valve cover. The gasket was definitely more squared than the replacement. $1 to replace 2 seals. About a 1 beer job. (30 min).

Then there was another leak at the air mixture chamber on the intake manifold side. My gasket was leaking from there and while the chamber was out we replaced 1 gasket and 2 seals. Labor was not horribly bad, just alot of wrangling to get the parts out, cleaned and put back in. 4 beer job. (5 hours)
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I "...........Just a lot of learning to do on how to kill the braking aspect of the SBC system while retaining esp, LSD, abs and such if possible. Its on me for lack of specific research at some level, and I can live with that.

Ever had a Master Cylinder Reservoir fail on an hydraulic brake system?


Had that happen on a 1975 240D purchased new with 4 mi. on Odo. As I recollect, it happened around 100kmi, going down the ramp off an Interstate. Happens especially when IPs use the fast-and-furious method to bleed brakes, viz. using the brake pedal to pump out fluid; scores the cylinder. I've never liked surprises, since
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If it has self-leveling suspension, you might have to replace the pumps in a few years, but even so doesn't happen that often.
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Old 07-29-2014, 01:56 AM
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water pump only last 80,000 / Main engine computer at 90,000 off warranty $1800 / front wheels bearing constantly need adjusting / set of glow plugs @ 120,000 $600 / Trans shift plate 136,000 $1233 / .

I like the car but it is scary when it breaks . These earlier model Diesels could only be sold in my state of M*******chusetts as used with 7500 miles minimum on them . Therefore they are very rare up here and the mechanics have a low amount of experience fixing them at stealer s . I had one warranty issue and the dealer mechanics said this was the last great MB diesel and I should call him when I wanted to sell it .

I also get great response on mileage and power by using Howes meaner power cleaner fuel additive or power service w/cetane boost with every tank . Just don't over dose it / Howes is 2oz per full tank and power service is 7oz .

I run 4 aggressive tread snows on factory rims in winter and Pirelli P7's on Moda rims in summer . I cry like a girl if my mileage ever drops below 32 and I check every tank .

I own and drive Tractor Trailers and have had many new cars and rigs . Until I bought this car with 19,000 miles on it , I hated driving . This has been the first car I have enjoyed driving in 30 years , I plan on running it to 300,000 miles and beyond .
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Old 11-15-2016, 09:31 PM
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Second total SBC braking failure today on the 2006 e320 CDI, mileage at time of failure was 186,988. Recall/warranty extension is over on this car so this one is likely on me. Not identical to previous failure but very similar, cruise set at 50mph, car broke cruise, dash illuminated red with no forewarning (brakes were fine a half mile earlier) and more or less total loss of braking power, thankfully no cars in front of me and a good uphill side street to exit onto. 52,300 miles since previous failure. Guess I'm filing another NHSTA claim/case number tonight.

Does anyone know what ACTUALLY causes this? Do I need to suck it up and get a whole new BS SBC pump module? This sort of thing really shakes your confidence in a car that ideally I would like to run into the ground as it really has no resale value with the mileage and very non stock motor stuff I've done. I'm on good terms with my semi local dealer in central Texas due to an amazing amount of BS with my Sprinter which is under warranty. I'll be calling them tomorrow to see what chance there is of goodwill type warranty.

Advise appreciated here.
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52k miles since the repair would indicate the repair was not done too well. What was done? I sure would take it to the shop who did the previous repair and at least read the codes. Letting them doing another repair would not be on my list.
I am trying to keep track of actuall SBC failures and you are about 13th I met on the net in those years.
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This way or the other your problem does not belong in diesel section.
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52k miles since ..............................
This way or the other your problem does not belong in diesel section.
Interesting.
Why not in the diesel section when issue is (2005/2006 MY) CDI related ??
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Interesting.
Why not in the diesel section when issue is (2005/2006 MY) CDI related ??
Agreed. Thanks for posting.
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SBC doesn't run on diesel.
SBC is mounted on all W211 of the era and not only on cdi's, so going to W211 section you will find lot of advise ready to read.
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Originally Posted by kajtek1 View Post
SBC doesn't run on diesel..............
Reminder: OP Micah begins his post with "Second total SBC braking failure today on the 2006 e320 CDI........". Take it from there.
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Originally Posted by kajtek1 View Post
This way or the other your problem does not belong in diesel section.



I disagree as well. The vehicle is diesel powered. Please feel to post all your correspondence right here in the diesel forum. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain...he gets a little cranky every now and then but he doesn't bite.
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Can I fix SBC brake squeal myself?

Originally Posted by kurtismayfield View Post
...........Please feel to post all your correspondence right here ................
Appreciate your encouragement.

That said, I got a problem and sorely need advice:

Ever since local dealer renewed my 2006 E320 CDI discs and brake pads at around 65Kmi I've had a bad brake squeal that cannot be pin-ponted as to whether it originates from front or rear. Per two diff dealers: nothing to fix if they cannot replicate the problem.
I am gentle on the brakes. Happens as vehicle slows down below 15 mph. Few hard brakings have not helped. I am leery of tackling this issue myself or allowing friendly Indy do the same - for fear of further complications. Car has 75,000 mi. on odo and runs perfectly, otherwise.

Need detailed advice. Thanks
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