Air Mass Meter

amdxp

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I just owned my car for about 7mths, it's a C180 (yr 94) with AMG facelift. I have been reading about MB's problematic areas, which most of the time, is the AIR MASS METER.

But, what is it exactly ? Is that for the airbag ? How do we take care of it ?

Also my car is reaching 100k miles, when it the time I will be required to change the timing chain ?
 

Koolvin

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C180 doesn't have a MAS. The timing chain is a CHAIN so does not need changing.
 

GrahamC230K

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Originally posted by Koolvin
The timing chain is a CHAIN so does not need changing.

That is the official line anyway.

I think you should see many more miles yet. My last 3 cars have all had chains not belts and when they start to eventually stretch a little, they get slack. You should notice it will be noticably noisy and should give you plenty of warning to get it changed or tensioned, before it decides to hop off.
 
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amdxp

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WELL, i am not too worried then. Coz since I took over the car from my brother, I have replaced the cable harness (cost me US$470 !!), front arm bust, front ball joint, spring etc. Just worry on any other thing may haunt me further.

Having said that, I do realise MB is a very reliable brand. With its age, the car still perform quite well (if compare to a similar age H.Accord or toyota, not too sure abt BMW) I get lots of envies from others too ! Top speed still reached 125mph, I guessed that is the rated top speed for a C180 already.

Took Koovin's advise to order a greenfilter lately, hope to enjoy the improved driving later.

BTW, I remember my uncle's W124 timing chain failure, cost him a bomb to get the car fixed as the timing chain broke during cruising on highway !!
 

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