I have some pics that give proof that there was a design flaw in the EGR system of this engine!! I will get them to the site soon. They routed the EGR (Hot Exhaust Gas) so that it is hit by the seeping front turbo seal. When this happens, the build up is like a rock the size of a large pecan. When this comes loose the engine sucks it in a bends the rod on that or more cyl's. This is not a theory, I have seen many many many. If Mercedes reads this, I can show them the proof! The cure?, if I had one, I'd put a bb in the vacuum line that goes on top of the EGR valve, then the hot gas will not pass. (Legal BS) This is just my thought and I do not advocate in way tampering with the EGR system of any car, even though there is no regulation of diesels emmisions.
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