Thread: 606 go Kaboom.
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:20 PM
JimSmith JimSmith is offline
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Old Lyme, Connecticut
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Sorry to hear that. Mine is reaching the 240,000 mile mark and the engine runs like a top still. No change in oil consumption for 200,000 miles. Have it in Colorado now and I routinely get over 35 mpg. Will be very sad when mine goes up in smoke.

Would love to hear what it might have been, and hopefully it is something one can inspect and address before it goes boom. Did you say "it" downshifted on its own at 75 mph? What rpm did you see?

My deepest sympathies. I have had nothing but a great experience with this engine (mine is a turbo), and the car as a whole has been rock solid.

1986 Euro 190E 2.3-16 (291,000 miles),
1998 E300D TurboDiesel, 231,000 miles -purchased with 45,000,
1988 300E 5-speed 252,000 miles,
1983 240D 4-speed, purchased w/136,000, now with 222,000 miles.
2009 ML320CDI Bluetec, 89,000 miles

1971 220D (250,000 miles plus, sold to father-in-law),
1975 240D (245,000 miles - died of body rot),
1991 350SD (176,560 miles, weakest Benz I have owned),
1999 C230 Sport (45,400 miles),
1982 240D (321,000 miles, put to sleep)
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