Unlucky at 17.00

Discussion in 'Driving/Incidents/Roadrage' started by Dave Richardson, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. Dave Richardson

    Dave Richardson Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    772
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2007
    Location:
    Plymstock Plymouth
    Car:
    C Class 220 Evo CDI and a W176 A class 180 cdi
    [​IMG]There I was on my home from work just popped into the local supermarket and when I came out it was a non starter, cried & then telephoned "Green Flag" who reached me less than 30 mins.
    Quick check found diesel to the injectors but still won't go.
    1st Green Flag mechanic couldn't use a spec lift to get me home (all of 1/4 mile) so he telephoned for a bigger truck, it actually took longer to load the car then it did to travel the short distance to my home. Now to get the car plugged into a diagnostic machine & telephone the bank LOL

    Am I glad the insurance included recovery

    Grateful thanks to Pat & Dave at Plymouth Car Recoveries, great guys!!!!!



    dave
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2008
  2. Will

    Will MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    11,205
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2003
    Location:
    Surrey
    Car:
    GL63 AMG / S211 E55K AMG / 190E 2.3-16 / 190E 2.5-16 / Porsche 911
    Sorry to hear of your troubles.

    Out of interest, do you still have Mobilo cover? They've got proper MB techs who should be able to diagnose your fault for you :)

    Will
     
  3. Dieselman

    Dieselman Banned

    Messages:
    34,206
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2003
    Car:
    Peugeot 403 Convertible
    Probably the crank sensor. Is it still duff.?

    Get the codes read and go from there.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    Dave Richardson

    Dave Richardson Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    772
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2007
    Location:
    Plymstock Plymouth
    Car:
    C Class 220 Evo CDI and a W176 A class 180 cdi
    Cheers for your comments guys, regretfully no to the Mobilo cover.
    fortunately a friend has a diagnostic machine & is coming over on Monday to plug it in & get the readings. Whatever the outcome it is bound to be expensive
    Dave
     
  5. robert.saunders

    robert.saunders Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    3,744
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2004
    Location:
    South Lincs / Hampshire
    Car:
    W210 E300TD
    I hope it gets sorted quickly Dave; not nice to see the motor being recovered
     
  6. OP
    OP
    Dave Richardson

    Dave Richardson Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    772
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2007
    Location:
    Plymstock Plymouth
    Car:
    C Class 220 Evo CDI and a W176 A class 180 cdi
    I'm confused!!!!!

    It's not difficult to confuse me I know however, after getting the car the car returned to my home it sat outside all weekend with a flat battery (following my attempts to start it). I popped into see a friend at my employers garage workshop who immediately asked if I dropped my keys at any time, UGh where's this leading ??

    I connected up some of those thin horrid jump leads for about 10 minutes & tried to star the car using my wifes keys, yes you've got it it started first time. It seems that my key failed to activate the immobiliser and the car thought I was stealing it so it refused to go.

    I got the codes tested on a machine at lunch time today yes employers workshop and NO Faults showed up with the car. Strangely my key now works fine again any thoughts ???

    One benefit of working for a local council who has a good guy working in the fleet garage.

    dave:D :D :D
     
  7. jaymanek

    jaymanek Authorised Forum Sponsor Authorised Forum Sponsor

    Messages:
    16,401
    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2002
    Location:
    Nuneaton Warwickshire
    Car:
    Lots of Mercedes!
    Crank Sensor will not throw up a code.

    What you need is someone with a Star Machine... you can then see a complete error log and if crank sensor is not reading at any time, it will be stored there.
     
  8. Dieselman

    Dieselman Banned

    Messages:
    34,206
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2003
    Car:
    Peugeot 403 Convertible
    If the key releases the steering lock and turns in the ignition it has deactivated the immobiliser.
     
  9. The Dent Guy

    The Dent Guy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    381
    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2007
    Location:
    Gloucester
    Car:
    C220 CDi SportCoupe SE, Evolution, Panoramic, 2004 facelift, AMG Kit, Superchips Re-Map
    Awww - a sorry sight there.

    Hope you dont have to spend too much fixing it. I'd take it to a trusted indie if i were you.
     
  10. Silestanix

    Silestanix Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    631
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2005
    Location:
    London!
    Car:
    97' C250TD Sport
    ^^What he said... ;)
     
  11. Chriszz

    Chriszz New Member

    Messages:
    4
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2008
    I have used them before. Great company. Much better than the competitors
     
Tags:

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.