Familiar E55 W211 Moved to New Home Further North

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    pmcgsmurf Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Exactly, computer says change this part.

    I asked for a price on Monday from a well respected main dealer, still waiting, what is happening to folks now, how hard can it be to look a part up and send a price in a "timely" manner!
    For me that is not over 2 working days later and have to say I am getting fobbed off with this, have now started just ordering some bits from the dealers that advertise on ebay rather than wait.

    Still worked out as now I don't need to order that part. ;)
     
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    Just tested any errors on Star, odd thing due to battery being disconnected (airbag removal) etc.
    Cleared any current codes, gave it a good run, parked up watched some BBC and drank a tea.

    Drove back and checked again with Star, no errors. ^
     
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    Away back in 2017 I had an Air Suspension error on the dash, this was the first thing I went to fix before stripping everything off.

    Ironic that after taking the car a run out yesterday this popped up on the dash. :)


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    Might need a new Air Suspension pump after all although when testing on Star it passes the automated test.
     
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    doh...
     
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    Hopefully it's a failing pump as that's relatively straightforward. Mine went on my 211 when it was 7 or 8 years old and had done 120k miles or so.
     
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    I wish.
    I had exactly the same scenario on mine a few years back.

    It was the pump.
     
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    Cheers folks.

    I might try changing the relay before the pump.

    Anyone bought a new pump recently, guessing Wabco is way to go rather than a MB OEM (Wabco?) one
     
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    I went OEM so I can't help on that but I learnt they typically need replacing every 5 > 10 years on average.

    Not sure how accurate that is though but mine showed that "car with up arrow" symbol ever since I bought it in March 2011 until the pump was replaced in January 2015 - I came out to the car and it was low as fook despite passing the pump stress test every time it had it in the intervening time.

    Message disappeared after that of course.
     
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    Thanks John.

    Job for me for later, got a little Imp crying at me for her newly refurbed engine first.
     
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    Had the car down to see a mate today that has just changed his Audi R8 (V8) to the newer Audi R8 (V10).
    Wow what a car, very noisy, has some mega exhaust fitted.

    Have to get a new Airmatic pump and change this soon, did it again today.
     

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