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    W111, W114, W123, W124, W211, W203, W212, W221

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  1. These are oiled filter. The oil will get into your mass airflow sensor / oxygen sensor and cause issue
  2. This is how it looks on my diagnostic tool for intake manifold broken. Instead of just receiving a bunch of fault codes which you still have to decode it online, a good tool gives you the detail problems in words
  3. pick up is sluggish with broken manifold. Will be able to detected in diagnostic test, depending on how good is your diagnostic tool. I won't suggest buying a basic diagnostic tool. Spend a bit more to get a detailed one. I got a Icarsoft MBII tool for about $300. This diagnosis details is almost on par with original mercs diagnostic software used by most workshop. Important to have one especially if you travel to Malaysia. Allows you to temporary clear faults and continue driving until you reach back SG workshop
  4. https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/symptoms-of-a-bad-or-failing-intake-manifold-runner-control
  5. Yes. Another common problem. Repaired mine for about 900 Can feel a loss of power before the repair.
  6. Jerking during cold start from 1st to 2nd gear is a common problem for W221. It's a 7G gear glitch. I have lived with it for 4 years already Unless you do a transmission overhaul, nothing else will remove this problem even after Transmission ECU and valve body replacement. To overcome this jerk, I simply warm up my engine for 4 to 5 mins in the morning, drive slow on 1st gear for a couple of meters while manually shift up to 2nd gear, there won't be any jerk after that. Don't straight away step on accelerator hard on 1st gear, you will still encounter a jerk.
  7. I had the same problem as you. Tortured by passenger headrest for almost 3 years. Finally couldn't tolerate, i dismantled and took the headrest out, bend the rods and put it back. The rattling and squeak is gone forever. Should have done that 3 years ago. And my rear seat centre console lock broke. I diy and replaced with magnet. It is even more convenient than the original mechanical lock now Rear strut average 5 - 8 years, front, 3 - 5 years, depending on your driving style.
  8. all merc from 2006 (s class) and 2009 (the rest) are equipped with this
  9. I have spent 25k from my 7th to 10th year of ownership. And you're right, I decided to renew coe since I already spent so much and all the old expensive parts changed are now brand new. It should last another 10 years. And my previous old E class clocked about 500,000 km . So merc can usually last long. Imagine in Europe average usage is about 30 to 40k km a year and many keep their cars beyond 10 years. Unless u get a brand new S class, getting another 2nd hand car you never know what's going to change next. So stick to the one that u been changing out so many parts, at least u know those parts that is changed will likely last a long time
  10. yes but your pick up and fuel consumption will suffer at the expense of good handling 245/40/18 front and back is good enough unless your rim is staggered
  11. Likely transmission ECU faulty. Damage - around $2800 for new piece include programming
  12. Go for Tuff Kote Dinol rust proof, a must for pre 1990's car