Evening all - a W208 back from the grave..

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Welcome both of you aboard. The 230 engine is a stonker.
 
Any ideas for other things to check?

No, MAF would be my guess if I had to have a bet. I have seen first hand now on two C230K's faulty MAF's disengaging the the S/c clutch & opening the bypass air flap. Edit: (Just to add both @ 4000rpm) Any fault codes?

If it does transpire to be the MAF, buy Bosch or Pierburg only and shop around too as prices can vary. You only need the MAF, so try and avoid buying the MAF housing too. Cheapest I've found came from Poland.
 
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Very nice indeed, just thinned my fleet down, had :

Trex 150, Blade 130X, Warp 360, Goblin 700 & Raptor E700

but now only have the E700 & Blade 130X although I will have a 180cfx on Christmas day as well :rock: :cool:

Was the goblin as amazing as it seems on the web? I actually love my Sceaudu even though it's getting on a bit now - just a nice flyer. I'm certainly not a 3d stick banger, but i'm practicing loops now! :eek:
 
No, MAF would be my guess if I had to have a bet. I've have seen first hand now on two C230K's faulty MAF's disengaging the the S/c clutch & opening the bypass air flap. Any fault codes?

If it does transpire to be the MAF, buy Bosch or Pierburg only and shop around too as prices can vary. You only need the MAF, so try and avoid buying the MAF housing too. Cheapest I've found came from Poland.

Funny you mention Poland - most of the parts i've purchased up to this point have been decidedly eastern bloc!

The tyres came from Oponeo.co.uk (polish owned), as did the gearbox dipstick which has yet to arrive - must be something about old mercs and their popularity abroad!

I have had a bit of a dalliance with MAFs before - my GTV actually cut out on a roundabout and refused to start again due to MAF failure, most probably endemic on cars of that vintage using Bosch parts)

Thanks for the advice, i'll keep you posted!
 
Funny you mention Poland - most of the parts i've purchased up to this point have been decidedly eastern bloc!

They'll repair anything & everything and usually do a good job too. Merc's are popular there, thus the good parts supply & low prices I'd presume.


P.s. Buy a fault code reader, a good investment if you haven't got one.
 
They'll repair anything & everything and usually do a good job too. Merc's are popular there, thus the good parts supply & low prices I'd presume.


P.s. Buy a fault code reader, a good investment if you haven't got one.

I did put a few hundred quid into OBD equipment for the Alfas, and a Panasonic Toughbook - I don't suppose diagnostic software is out in the wild for the Mercedes world?

I'll look into a fault code reader, do you have any recommendations? I think Rachel would be less than impressed if she opened one on Christmas day!
 
Best place for parts is indeed Poland and Cyprus and the Poles are bl@ody good engineers. I managed Poland for 5 years for our company had some great times and rally driving out there

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I'll look into a fault code reader, do you have any recommendations? I think Rachel would be less than impressed if she opened one on Christmas day!

No, I'm not the person ask, as I'm lucky my M-B specialist is very helpful in this regard. I got one from this company Autel UK - Car & Vehicle Diagnostic equipment, as an example but it's one of the cheap one's I opted for, as I simply wasn't too sure which to really buy.

There's plenty of members on this site to give far better advice than me. I think it would be worthwhile starting a new thread on the subject as there seems to be new & updated versions available on a regular basis. :thumb:
 
Was the goblin as amazing as it seems on the web? I actually love my Sceaudu even though it's getting on a bit now - just a nice flyer. I'm certainly not a 3d stick banger, but i'm practicing loops now! :eek:

As much as I fly I never put it through it's full paces, it was so smooth & rock solid, it is a great heli to build & fly, wouldn't hesitate to buy another maybe in the future :D

On the MB front, I used a Wifi OBD dongle with DashCommand which is a simple way of getting codes & seeing air intake temps/pressure/revs etc but I have also invested in the MB STAR C4 software & multiplex which I sourced from obd2tools.co.uk : Star C4 Tool you can buy pre setup on a Dell D630 or IBM drive or on a separate drive for use with the likes of the toughbook.

HTH

Dan
 
It's the older 38 pin connector under the bonnet on the OP car so the Bluetooth and wifi dongles don't work

I use snap on diagnostics can be had on eBay for about £200 depending what level of diagnostics you want. I use a solus pro which is better at fault finding than star

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about £200 depending what level of diagnostics you want

I didn't even spend that on the car :p I'll see if I can find someone local with some diag kit and get the faults read, although I'm bound to end up purchasing some eventually. My entire garage is full of items I bought to to one job myself!
 
It's the older 38 pin connector under the bonnet on the OP car so the Bluetooth and wifi dongles don't work

I use snap on diagnostics can be had on eBay for about £200 depending what level of diagnostics you want. I use a solus pro which is better at fault finding than star

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Couldn't this be used ? : OBD to OBD2 Adapter along with a wireless reader ?
 
...can't get either of the ELM 37 wifi and Bluetooth dongles to work with it

Flango, out of interest have a look at it again because I understood it did work, on a C230K, also OBD1?
 
Flango, out of interest have a look at it again because I understood it did work, on a C230K, also OBD1?

Will do, its one of those things that's been bugging me but I've never found time to bottom. The ELM 37 adapters are great and they work perfect on all the post 2000 stuff but I've never got them to work on OBD 1 yet. Will have another look as I'm sure I'm missing something simple
 
In fact, now that I think of it, I actually know someone using an ELM or similar via a Torque App and from what I recall it's working 100%.
 
In fact, now that I think of it, I actually know someone using an ELM or similar via a Torque App and from what I recall it's working 100%.

If you can get any details it might save me a headache, the wifi ELM is fragile but the bluetooth version run on my Samsung tablet is bullet proof. First thing I do now when I go to look at a car is plug in the dongle and download the codes and history then I know if I need to look any further at the car :D
 
Mr McRae, fancy swapping wives ? :)
 
If you can get any details it might save me a headache, the wifi ELM is fragile but the bluetooth version run on my Samsung tablet is bullet proof. First thing I do now when I go to look at a car is plug in the dongle and download the codes and history then I know if I need to look any further at the car :D

I'll see if I can get some more specific info.
 
evening all, thanks for the welcomes, and the advice - Rachel did get the interior cleaned ready for some trim repairs, so I wanted to get a couple of photos up this evening of the progress.

I'll look into an adapter for my ELM37, and see if I can find some open source or homebrew software to pull the codes, although I'm not holding out much hope!

Anyway.. on with the pics!
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Just goes to show what difference a decent quality leather can make!

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I managed to refit the key surround, a free fix is always a bonus - I found the key hole trim in the armrest, just screwed it back on tight.

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