- Oct 9, 2006
I was given a 2005 E270 with injector problems which had been sitting for 6 months and have been having a nightmare time trying to get it running properly. I had 2 injectors reseated at my local garage but sadly the engine is running badly and I have plenty of thick black smoke both on tick over and under acceleration. My mechanic is sure there is a blockage in the inlet manifold and says the pipe from the turbo is rock hard, he replaced the boost sensor but that made no difference. I took the car to a local Mercedes specialist who connected the car to their STAR computer and said that the manifold looks fine to them but one of the injectors was over fueling so today I had that injector replaced. It made no difference. My local garage says the next step is to take off the manifold, but they will only do this if I have a replacement ready or a swirl flap delete kit as they don't have a lot of space to keep the car. I am nervous about spending a fortune on a manifold (£300 + VAT from Eurocarparts) whenever it might not even sort the problem & I've spent hours on Google and can't find a swirl flap delete kit. I've had other issues with the car which have now been sorted but am quickly running out of money :-/ Should I take a chance on a second hand manifold off ebay? Is there a swirl flap delete kit available anywhere? Could something else be causing the black smoke / power loss / pipe pressure?