W212 e250 sump vibration

Discussion in 'Engine' started by bazomis, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. bazomis

    bazomis New Member

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    Took my Nov-10 E250 diesel estate to M-B dealer for B3 / 60,000 miles service today. Received a telephone call within half an hour to tell me the technician had put it on the ramp and heard a noise from the bottom of the engine. Said the plastic sump was vibrating and they needed to dismantle to investigate. Said they had never come across this before and didn't know what it could be. I took a look while it was on the ramp and it is vibrating. Want about 4 hours labour + cost of parts to diagnose and rectify on top of £450 for service. I said I wanted to take the car away and get a second opinion first. Has anyone had a similar experience or any idea of what this problem (if there is one) might be. The car runs and accelerates perfectly and I've never noticed any noise before. Needless to say the manufacturer's warranty ran out 4 months ago and chances of Mercedes or the dealership picking up the tab are slim ("we'll have to see") to none. The car has full M-B service history. Thanks
     
  2. mbenz1

    mbenz1 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Its worth taking it to a MB specialist or independent to get a second opinion and a quote definitely. They would be cheaper no doubt, as long as it doesnt void the full MB service history etc... it should be no problem.

    Just a thought... If suppose the Service Care Plan is purchased for an 'x' amount of years at a fixed price, and upon inspection of the whole vehicle by the MB service technician, they find a fault like the one in the OP post, would the customer need to pay for the extra cost?
     
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    bazomis

    bazomis New Member

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    I've booked it in for the same service with another M-B dealer, just to see if they raise the same issue. Can anyone recommend an M-B specialist in or around Edinburgh if it turns out to be a real problem? Many thanks
     
  4. zaluuu

    zaluuu New Member

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    hello,
    Did you find the cause?
    I`ve got that same problem with strange sounds and vibration coming from oil sump.
    New balancer shaft bearings- no change.
     

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