Looking to buy E55k - EML on, seller says remap is the cause. Advice please

Discussion in 'Engine' started by slaine, May 16, 2014.

  1. slaine

    slaine New Member

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    Hi

    I am new on here but intend to purchase an E55k. One that I am viewing tomorrow has the engine light on and the seller, whom I spoke to on the phone, states that it's apparently due to a remap and de-limit.

    I find this hard to believe but happy to be corrected. If I do go and view what should I be looking for? It seems in very good condition.

    Thanks
     
  2. Smatt

    Smatt Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    If due to remap, can the seller not get it reset??
    Otherwise it is a significant risk which may or may not cost a lot to get sorted if it is not due to the remap
     
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    slaine

    slaine New Member

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    The seller got it reset at Mercedes however it came back 2 days later. Doesn't sound like re-map if this is the case?

    As you say I am worried this could cost a fortune to fix if something sinister were wrong.
     
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    Auto-mobile Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Could be anything, full cat delete (catalyst efficiency fault) sensor/air pump failure etc take it as a fault with the car and factor into the final price you offer if you go ahead.
     
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    Alps MB Club Veteran

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    slaine

    slaine New Member

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    Thanks for the advice chaps. If it's good in all other aspects I will factor this into my offer. Do you think £500 will cover me to an extent?
     
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    Major774 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I would look for another vehicle, one issue could lead to another.

    These cars are not cheap to fix.
     

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