Kompressor life?

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johncherokee

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I’ve had a look at relevant threads, but still don’t know. My purchase of a CLK200 fell through once I had seen the latest MOT. I am now looking at a 2008 CLS200 with 157k on the clock, with full MB service history. The car appears to be in beautiful condition, and has no advisories on the MOT. As I only do about 1500 miles a year, can I expect the Kompressor to work ok for a few more years?
 
I’ve had a look at relevant threads, but still don’t know. My purchase of a CLK200 fell through once I had seen the latest MOT. I am now looking at a 2008 CLS200 with 157k on the clock, with full MB service history. The car appears to be in beautiful condition, and has no advisories on the MOT. As I only do about 1500 miles a year, can I expect the Kompressor to work ok for a few more years?
It’s possible, but very rare that a supercharger fail, so I wouldn’t worry about that too much. Focus on the usual mechanical things and corrosion (bodywork and subframe).
 
It’s possible, but very rare that a supercharger fail, so I wouldn’t worry about that too much. Focus on the usual mechanical things and corrosion (bodywork and subframe).
Thank you for that. Whenever I look at a car to buy I check the MOT history way back, and I have found quite a few cars with rust to subframes, so when I looked at this one, there is no rust in its history, so the supercharger was my main concern.
 
Thank you for that. Whenever I look at a car to buy I check the MOT history way back, and I have found quite a few cars with rust to subframes, so when I looked at this one, there is no rust in its history, so the supercharger was my main concern.
The supercharger will last longer if the oil is changed in it . It’s an ok diy job , I’ve changed mine 3 times in its 100k life .
Cost maybe £20-25 ? For the oil
 
I’ve had a look at relevant threads, but still don’t know. My purchase of a CLK200 fell through once I had seen the latest MOT. I am now looking at a 2008 CLS200 with 157k on the clock, with full MB service history. The car appears to be in beautiful condition, and has no advisories on the MOT. As I only do about 1500 miles a year, can I expect the Kompressor to work ok for a few more years?
If that is the M271 engine I wouldn’t touch it at that mileage unless the cam chain and gears has been changed (with proof)
 
The supercharger will last longer if the oil is changed in it . It’s an ok diy job , I’ve changed mine 3 times in its 100k life .
Cost maybe £20-25 ? For the oil
Hi W1ghty
Is there a good write-up for the oil-change for the supercharger ?
Type of oil - source - any filters - How-to - etc. ??
I've no reason to suspect any problems, but I can't believe it's ever been changed.
This car had been pretty-shabbily maintained before I bought it.
I could write a book about the things I needed to sort on it.
 
Hi W1ghty
Is there a good write-up for the oil-change for the supercharger ?
Type of oil - source - any filters - How-to - etc. ??
I've no reason to suspect any problems, but I can't believe it's ever been changed.
This car had been pretty-shabbily maintained before I bought it.
I could write a book about the things I needed to sort on it.
I used YouTube for some of my initial research.
This thread covers some of the other info
 
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Thanks W1ghty.
That's good info.
A job for the warmer weather !!
 
If that is the M271 engine I wouldn’t touch it at that mileage unless the cam chain and gears has been changed (with proof)
It would be nice to know before I buy, but Mercedes won’t give me details of any services until I have the V5 in my hand and can prove I own the car. I’ll just have to wait until I get the car and keep all my digits crossed.
 

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