- Jun 22, 2003
- Perth, Scotland
- W204 C200CDI Estate
This is an interesting read, it appears the M271 kompressor will just let go, if the EML comes on that`s it, the CGI version according to the article below will be repairable as warning is given by rattle at startup and EML on dash.
Part I - Mercedes Benz c-class timing chain (W203-W204) C180/C200/C250 - C&S Service Centre
Part II - Mercedes Benz C-class timing chain rattle (W203-W204) C180/C200/C250 - C&S Service Centre
That's perhaps rather alarmist. It implies the earlier kompressor version of the M271 fails without warning after one fatal death rattle. IIRC from M271 failure reports there are usually ample indications from increased timing chain noise especially at start up prior to the fatal timing chain "jump" that causes the expensive engine failure? The article also fails to mention the fundamental change in timing chain design that the introduction of CGI necessitated [ greater timing accuracy] which lead to the improvement in timing chain/sprocket life??