C230k question

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pjs

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Hi

New to board and question on latest car that I'd appreciate some help on, a 2004/04 C230k Avantgarde Saloon, bought earlier this year with 25000 miles on from main dealer. Now at 36000 miles and shortly needing a B service, questions are - Belt or timing chain - what does it have, does it need changing and if so when? How much for a 'B' service for it, and likely cost on front discs/pads - (discs ventilated).

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ok, so it's a dull question, hitting the 'reply to thread' option to keep it in view! Not cos I have a beemer too is it?
 
Hi mate, welcome to the forum.

A B service on my C230K (but mine's the older better shape :)) from the main dealer costs in the region of £400 with parts without them replacing anything extra.

Mercedes are ALL chain driven, and these get looked at every 60-80k i think? (someone should come along and correct me if i'm wrong soon).

All 4 pads would cost u in the region of £70-£90 from the main dealer, but they will charge you ALOT of money to fit them on, so if you're incapable of doing it yourself, get someone to do it for you.

Are your discs already grooved/ventilated ones?

P.S. BMW 330d, niiiice. :)
 
Welcome PJS

I also have a 2004 C230k Avantgarde Saloon - B service was £299 (£100 off from Statstone Preston)

Just had front Discs and pads done at a local MB specialist £341 inc vat - this is for the larger discs that come with the sports pack.

There's not too many of this model/shape around as they only produced it for around 12 months as I understand (may get proven wrong by the experts on here). Are you running it on std unleaded or super. Manual says super but i've had mine for 12months now and also refueled with std

Enjoy - It's pretty nippy in sport mode yet i can get around 40mpg if driven within the speed limits
 
Mercedes are ALL chain driven, and these get looked at every 60-80k i think? (someone should come along and correct me if i'm wrong soon).
Unless the chain is making some noise they are not looked at.
 
Cost will depend on whether its serviced by a main dealer or an indie.
I would budget around £600 for a main dealer and £400 from an indie. Could be a tad higher depending. Ventilated front discs indicate your model has the sports pack fitted - along with 17" wheels.
Its close to coming up to having its transmission fluid changed (circa 50k miles). Add £100 if that is required/included.

BTW...........Welcome ! ! !
 
Hey, thanks everyone.

Re the Ventilated Discs, yes it has got a sports pack. To be fair the dealer reckoned the sport pack meant sports suspension and a shiny exhaust.

Running it on Super Unleaded half the time, batting up and down the motorways and around town, averaged 29mpg over last 10000 miles. Not convinced it has got 192bhp though, struggled to keep pace with a diesel mondeo st the othe rday.

Turns out they are pretty rare, was a bit of an impulse purchase as needed something with low miles, auto, heated seats, leather and not too slow.

PJS
 
Not convinced it has got 192bhp though, struggled to keep pace with a diesel mondeo st the othe rday.

CLK is quite a heavy lump.

I know one MB driver who commented that her car was slow and it transpired she was not properly flooring the accelerator pedal - but backing off at the pressure point. The long travel of the pedal was different from her previous car.
 
some diesels have stupid amounts of torque these days, i really struggled to pass an 08 plate 325D the other day, but after much stubborness i got there eventually.
 
Tell me about it, I've 'retired' my 330d to the wife as Its now done 60k miles in just under 2 years and I'm stuck with it as I owe more than it's worth, and if I keep doing the miles it depreciation will kill me. It goes bloody well though. The 230k was bought cheap (£12k) so I could take the miles of the beemer. I can manage aboout 2 weeks before I need a burst of diesel torque and decent speed.

Dryce - dont worry, the throttle is often on the deck
 

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