Face Lift w210 220cdi

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  1. merc_forever

    merc_forever Member

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    Hi Guys

    My sister in law is looking for an estate merc and wants a diesel. There is a 2001 w210 220cdi with 47k. I took it for a drive today and observed a few things.

    When I started it there was ALOT of vibration also the preglow light did not go out for a long time, say 2 mins. Is this normal? I called without phoning so it may not have been started in a long time. What should it idle at when cold?

    Also I know the w210 has rust issues, I did observe rust around the boot but nothing too severe around the wheel arches. My question is, did they address some of the rust issues when they facelifted the w210 in 2000?

    Anything else I should check/look for?

    Thanks
    Ryan
     
  2. Dieselman

    Dieselman Banned

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    The car has a glowplug gone, the idle should be about 800rpm and MB didn't do anything to improve paint on facelift cars.
     
  3. jeremytaylor

    jeremytaylor Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    That's low mileage for the year - does the interior wear and tear stack up?
     
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    merc_forever

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    Yea it is very clean inside - full service history (not main dealer) with sensible mileage increments.
     
  5. gIzzE

    gIzzE MB Club Veteran

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    Plenty of MOTs to verify the mileage??

    5k miles a year?? I take it that is one owner?? Can't see you getting two owners both only doing that sort mileage.

    Also call Mercedes UK and ask them when the last time they saw it, they can't tell you exact figures but they will tell you if they saw a year ago with 150k miles on it.
     
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    merc_forever

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    yes MOTs with mileage - i think it is kosher, hpi is fine. Just this rough idle/vibration on start that im not so happy with. DOnt have much experience with diesels so not too sure.

    Ryan
     
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    Could be knackered injectors??
     

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