So a few months back now I was chasing a gremlin that was causing my car to lose power and then judder heavily at idle.
I replaced the MAF, TPS, leads, coils, fuel filter etc to no avail.
I visited an independent Merc Specialist twice who charged me an hour labour each time...
Now that I have my car running well again I thought I'd address an long standing issue that I've ignored.
When travelling over a bumpy road I can hear a chirping / squeaking noise from the central dash area.
Has anyone experienced something similar and know what it might be...
The picture below is one of the ignition coils that was removed from my W208 CLK 320 as cylinder 6 was throwing a random misfire code.
Coil replaced and issue with the car now sorted, I'm wondering however if the blue residue (presumably oxidisation of the copper) could've caused the...
The things I replaced (in order) when addressing the same problem
- 12 new Bosch plugs and leads
- 2 new Bosch coil packs
- New Bosch MAF
- Removed Cats
- 2 new upstream Bosch O2 Sensors
- New Bosch fuel filter
- New air filter
- Gearbox reset
This particular model attaches to the top and bottom of the bootlid. Like you I was a little worried about the hooks, however these ones are coated in a soft rubber like material. In order to be 100% sure they would leave a mark I also carefully covered the inside of the hooks with velvet tape.
Although not specifically listed for a convertible, the Saris Superbones 3 bike rack fitted my CLK perfectly. Very sturdy, with built in racket straps and locks. I would definitely recommend it.
I'm not quite sure how, but my car is now running better than ever before.
It was almost as if there was a clog somewhere in the exhaust and through some spirited driving it got better and better.
It wasn't the rear cats as I had those removed, so perhaps its was one of the two...
Tough isn't it. My arches have only just started to go, but it's the only rust on the car so for the time being I can live with it.
Ideally I'd like to get mine repaired but I have no idea what that would cost compared to just buying new ones.