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Old 08-23-2008, 08:32 PM
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2008 Bluetec

My wife just took delivery of a new E320 Bluetec.

1. Is this a 211 chassis?

2. Where is the oil filter? Is it accessible from the top of the engine as was my 123?
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Old 08-23-2008, 10:03 PM
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Nice car! It is a W211. The W212 will debut in '09 as a '10 model. Sorry don't know about the filter...
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Old 08-23-2008, 11:06 PM
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1) 211
2) filter is right in front under the engine cover.
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Old 08-25-2008, 06:42 AM
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See the round cap on the lower right, thats the oil filter.
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Old 08-25-2008, 10:35 AM
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See the round cap on the lower right, thats the oil filter.
Wow, thats easier to get to than it is on our old diesels!
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Old 08-25-2008, 10:50 AM
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See the round cap on the lower right, thats the oil filter.
OMG I'll never consider a BluTec. Talk about squeezing everything together, that looks like a nightmare!
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Old 08-25-2008, 01:01 PM
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Thanks to all.

IRT the underhood nightmare; I fully agree. They cover it up with a nice plastic thing however. I really wish my Bride would have been satisfied with a really good 123.
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Old 08-25-2008, 01:26 PM
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OMG I'll never consider a BluTec. Talk about squeezing everything together, that looks like a nightmare!
Yes but if it is all reliable then you might never need to really do anything to all that stuff. I don't think it looks that bad, whatever can be built can be taken apart, it just might be a bit more complex than a 25 year old diesel. I'll be up to the challenge in the future if I have the privilege of driving one someday.
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Old 08-25-2008, 01:43 PM
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Yes but if it is all reliable...
Are things these days?
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Old 08-25-2008, 03:55 PM
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Are things these days?
Yeah the new MB's are pretty good. Mercedes Enthusiast just had a nice article about how things are many times better now than they were in the late 90's.
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Old 08-25-2008, 04:12 PM
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Yeah the new MB's are pretty good. Mercedes Enthusiast just had a nice article about how things are many times better now than they were in the late 90's.
Although, weren't the late 90's the start if not some of the worst years for MB as far as reliabilty? So maybe now it's acceptable level at best?
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Old 08-25-2008, 05:47 PM
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Yeah now they are probably at 1980's levels. Not quite Lexus but not to far off.

All the people I know with 2007+ MB's don't really seem to have any big issues.
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Old 08-25-2008, 09:09 PM
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The V6 was designed as a throw-away engine. The 05-06 E320 CDI is the newest MB Diesel I would consider buying unless they come out with a better engine.
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Old 08-25-2008, 11:04 PM
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Yeah and the new V6 is fun to tear into...
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Old 08-26-2008, 12:19 AM
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The V6 was designed as a throw-away engine. The 05-06 E320 CDI is the newest MB Diesel I would consider buying unless they come out with a better engine.
Elaborate please.
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