M111 leaky cam magnet - Repair or Replace (if so where to buy)

Discussion in 'Engine' started by thephatmaster, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. thephatmaster

    thephatmaster Active Member

    Sep 15, 2016
    W202, C200 Saloon, Manual

    My W202 C200 with the M111 has a small oil leak from the wiring plug outlet of the cam solenoid magnet.

    I am a DIY-er at heart (with the backup of a mechanic for a sibling). I have seen a couple of threads with pictures where people have just re-sealed the cam magnet unit (have a drill and could buy some RTV sealent). Such as:

    Cam shaft adjuster magnet - Page 3 - Mercedes-Benz Forum

    I wonder whether such a fix is a good permanent solution, or whether I should bite the bullet and shell out for parts?

    The question is therefore; do I:
    (1) DIY repair the magnet unit as some have; or
    (2) Buy a replacement.

    If, (2) are good quality UK sources for MB genuine parts; or good qulaity aftermarket parts?

    How would I go about ordering the correct part, would my VIN or Engine Number help?

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