Can`t understand MB`s thinking. They used the absolutely reliable duplex chained OM611/646 engine up to 2008.
I have been considering a W204, but the207/208ers are plagued with the rear subframe rot business. Can`t win.
I`ve had Mercs since the 200/8 and 220/8 days and those cars were...
From the Dieselman era, anybody remember an hilarious story from iirc a Liverpool member, about a guy taking laxatives after a long period of `inactivity`, with the resulting mayhem being louder than Krakatoa. Kept me in stitches for hours.
Man with heavily bandaged hands is in the Gents, up to a urinal, but obviously having trouble with his flies.
Another man arrives at the next urinal, sees the bandaged man`s predicament, and says, "wait a tic mate, and I`ll help you"
which he duly does. Undoes his zip, rolls it out, waits...
Small man waiks into hospital and enters the Urology Dept.
Doctor, How can I help/
Man, Well erm, you promise not to laugh ?
Doctor, I`m a doctor, I don`t laugh at patients, whatever is wrong, I`ve seen a thousand times before.
Man, You promise not to laugh ?
Doctor, Ok ok ok ok I promise...
Now that the weather has gone noticeably cooler, I noticed lack of warmth inside my project W203 cdi, and have decided that the thermostat must be stuck open. Looks like it is located front, top, left side of the engine, but is surrounded with fuel pipes, wiring tubes etc. Probably the oil...
Hello Toolman, The wipers/washers on my W203 C Class are working and then not working and then working again. At the mo, not working.
Reading you posts, it would be logical to assume that a relay is getting a bit dodgy, have you any idea where to look? Engine compartment fuse box? End of dash...
Are early W204s having rear subframe problems? Two adverts recently read, state new rear subframe required. One ad. suggests control arm broken away, whereas the other ad. states subframe cracking, and then adds `common problem` Any reports? before I start looking.