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    W164 front diff

    My first thought was to buy a second hand unit but then it,s not really knowing where it came from and what condition it,s in is the problem. I remember buying a second hand diff for a range rover many years ago after assurances from the seller that it was a good un. Turned out it was worse than...
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    W164 front diff

    Yup, definately servicable,despite what MB tell you! In the process of overhauling mine at the moment. 4 Bearing set available from Henderson Bearings UK
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    ML 320 Cdi turbo noise

    Looks like you are probably quite correct with your diagnosis. Replaced the front hub bearings but the noise persisted I finally got round to draining the front diff oil for a look see and not a pretty sight ! Full of white metal particles, so I expect the inner carrier bearings must be breaking...
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    W164 Wheel Alignment

    Had an interesting experience this week and wondered if anyone could shed some light. My car 2005 ML 320 Cdi went for its MOT (portuguese) and failed on wheel alignment. Readings were "way out" of spec according to the test centre. I took the car back to my local Indy who had fitted a new...
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    ML 320 Cdi turbo noise

    Easier said than done I,m afraid, our local stealer has a serious dose of " not effing interested " - the part was fitted to cure an oil leak which it has, so I can,t really argue that point. Issue is further compounded by the indy,s confirmation that this noise is not unusual.
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    ML 320 Cdi turbo noise

    Hello and many thanks for your input. Yes, the noise could well be mistaken for a diff bearing or similar but the problem is apparent even when the car is stationary. With engine running, apply some throttle 1500-2000 rpm and then release pedal - horrible rumbling noise that stops when back at...
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    ML 320 Cdi turbo noise

    Having recently bought an early ML320 Cdi, I,ve being sorting out various engine oil leaks which I understand are fairly common on this engine. One of the leaks was a drip from the turbo to intercooler noise damper unit. My local indy told me that MB don,t supply the seals separately and so a...
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    Hello Everyone

    Just to introduce myself as a newbie to the Forum, having just returned to being a Mercedes owner after a long absence. Recently bought a 2005 ML 320 Cdi, one owner from new and full service history. Not without it,s problems however, which are gradually being ironed out, not least with the help...
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