Time to sell

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  1. jay1983

    jay1983 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Unfortunately I need to sell my beloved ml270. It's costing me too much to run on fuel and insurance so I need something more economical.

    The only issue I'm toying over is should I replace the manifold or sell as it is? I've not got the time to modify the existing 1 so a direct replacement by a garage is my only option. The car is in emergency running mode and I feel this will put off most potential buyers.

    What do you guys recommend?
     
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    A-AvantGarde Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    As you've said it should really be repaired prior to sale, otherwise you'll get very low bids and hardly any interest.
     
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    neilrr MB Club Veteran

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    What's wrong with it?
     
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    gIzzE MB Club Veteran

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    Is it definitely the manifold?
     
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    jay1983

    jay1983 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    The manifold has thrown the car into emergency running mode. On the last service the mechanic mentioned the linkages had detached. There is oil all down that side of the block and I think that has blown the stepper motor.

    I think in the 2 years I've owned this car I've pretty much rebuilt the whole thing lol
     
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    gIzzE MB Club Veteran

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    Best thing to do would be blank the manifold off and put a resistor on the end of the stepper motor.
    Have you disabled your EGR??
     
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