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    W202 C220CDi Sport Auto (2000 reg, 80k miles, lots of extras)

    If you have ever wanted a W202, then now's your chance, grab a coffee and get reading folks! :D Key Points First registered March 2000 4 owners in total (1 of which was the motor dealer we bought it from) We've owned the car since 2010 2.2 litre 16V turbo diesel engine with 5 speed auto box...
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    Will a W203 spare wheel fit a W202?

    Following on from my W202 thread ( What's it worth: March 2000 W202 C220CDi Sport Auto ) I am thinking about taking my wheels off and sending them off for a full refurb. Now, in order for that to happen, I need something to stand the car on temporarily. I have my own spare wheel, so I could use...
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    What's it worth: March 2000 W202 C220CDi Sport Auto

    Hi guys, Due to a lack of use and the fact that we have one car per person in the family already, I am thinking of selling our W202 C220CDi Sport. It's just ticked 80,050 miles, we have owned it since 2010. Now, with a modern vehicle, it is typically easier to get a valuation as you have...
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    W202 C220CDI Stuck In Park, Won't Budge

    Hi guys, my issue is that I can't get my W202 out of 'Park'. Before posting I did a general search and one of the ways around this problem as a temp solution, is to press down some sort of switch or button with a screw driver / chop stick / whatever is handy, but that doesn't seem to have solved...
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    W202 C220CDi: Weak Heater (Temp + Output)

    Hi guys. It's been quite cold recently and I have noticed that the heater isn't doing it's job. :( Symptoms: 1. When I set the temp to max, the temp can best be described as nothing more than lukewarm 2. When I set the air speed dial from 1, say to 5, there is an increase in air output, but it...
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    Which coolant for W202 Cdi (2000 plate)

    Hi guys :D Winter is approaching and I checked the strength of my coolant yesterday and because it hasn't been changed in a while, it's pretty weak. I would like to perform a DIY flush / replacement ASAP. Problem is, what type of coolant do I use? There are 2 types. Inorganic Additive...
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    Is this a service code on the dash? (W202 C220 CDi)

    Hi folks, I haven't been on for a looooong time, hope you're all well! :D Question - when driving the W202 C220 CDi, I recently noticed that several codes flash up on the dash. I cannot recall what the previous one was, but for the last 2 -3 days, the code below flashes in the dash. I am...
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    50/50 diesel and vegetable oil in post-2000 CDI engines?

    I was putting the shopping away in Tescos, when a gent who parked his Peugeot 406 HDI next to our C220 CDI (2001) came back with a trolley piled high with veggie oil. He proceeded to empty five 5 litre bottles of veg oil into his tank. I started a conversation and he said he's been using...
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    Engine oil for 2000 C220 CDI SPORT (2151cc)

    I need to do a service and would like to know what you gents rec. as a good oil. The car has covered 55k miles from new and is in very good shape. A company called Opie oils ( https://www.opieoils.co.uk/product-finder/car/engine-oil/mercedes/2000/c-class/DIESEL/product-finder-2.aspx )...
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    A170CDi Auto 1999 / 2000 reg - how reliable are they?

    Hello gents :D Ever since we got the C220CDi Sport a couple of months ago, we've been looking at a replacement for our little Pug 106, which quite frankly is stuck together with sticky tape :D Very happy with the C220CDi in terms of MPG so another frugal MB is on the cards. Found this...
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    Wheel offsets? W208 CLK230 Kompressor (2001)

    Hello folks :D Friend of mine has one of these: He'd like to buy some after market alloys for the car. In order to make sure he gets the best possible fit and teh car retains its handling characteristics, could someboyd tell me what: 1. The standard offset is 2. The standard wheel...
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    Plugging in fault code reader on W202 C220

    Just had a look around the engine bay this morning and in the top right corner, there is a cap which comes off, revealing a plu like thingy :D 1. Is this the only location to plug in a diagnostic tool, or will there be something inside the car too? 2. I'm going to order a U581 code reader...
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    W202 C220 CDi - BAS ESP

    Pootling along today and the BAS ESP light began to light up. :( I have done some research and it states that the light will ignite if there is an issue with the brake assist system. Anybody else has this issue? :eek: An expensive fix? This is exactly why I need to hurry up and order a...
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    Most peculiar engine noise from W202 C220CDi Sport

    Just noticed this the other day when I parked up late at night. I was driving for about 30 minutes, at mixed speeds, mostly 30 to 40mph. Exited car, locked doors and noticed a jet-like sound coming from somewhere in teh engine bay :eek: It dies down after a while, about a minute and its...
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    Decent, honest Mercedes breakers?

    As some of you may be aware, the driver's side clear indicator needs replacing due to a chip / crack in the lens. It is not a huge deal, but the car is in excellent condition and I would like to keep it that way :) So. I want to EuroCarParts and asked for a clear indicator for a 2000 plate...
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    Recommended oil for W202 C220CDi?

    As above really. Car has covered under 60,000 miles, is in very good shape. Some parts of the owners manual in the folder were missing, so that's why I'd like to ask for some advice on here ;) Is 5w - 40 fully synth a good choice? As per here: Motul 8100 X-cess 5W-40 Gasoline and Diesel...
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    Broken drivers side clear indicator on W202 C220CDi (2000 reg)

    Gents, I have noted that the clear light cluster on teh drivers side of the car has a crack / hole in it. Naturally I wish to replace this ASAP to stop anything leaking into the light and to preserve the car, which is in otherwise excellent shape. A quick search on eBay and I came up with...
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    W202 Fault Code Scanner / Fault Reader - which of these shall I get?

    Having read a very useful thread regarding scanners, I feel it is a wise investment to buy one for our W202 C220CDi. :) I had a quick look on eBay and there are quite a few. To be honest, I don't quite know what I should be looking for, so I have posted up several models and am wondering...
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    Chipping a C220CDi - worth it?

    Following on from the last thread, we ar enow in posession of a W202 C220CDi and we love it :D Thanks to all those who helped out! Just been doing some Googling and general research and was wondering as to what the consensu was on the issue of chipping a W202 C220CDi? My understanding is...
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    How to tell fake AMG wheels vs. reals wheels?

    Just wondering what one should look for in trying to spot if an AMG rim is replica or real? I read from past posts that one indication is weight, but without me taking the wheels off, is there a way to tell authenticity? For example, are these real and, if not, what gives it away? MERCEDES...
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