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Old 04-06-2015, 08:02 PM
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Here's a common issue with the w211- the c pillar is too far forward and when the driver or front passenger gets in and out they rub the cloth fabric and it wears out. Nearly every single w211 I've seen has this. I put a very thin right angled plastic under the rubber on the doorframe. I hope to stop the wear.

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Old 04-06-2015, 08:07 PM
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You mean the B-Pillar.

Mine too has the same issue.
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Old 04-07-2015, 01:07 AM
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Phoenix, AZ. This car is advertised on my dealer wholesale site for $6500. Has some minor damage to the trunk as you can see. Worth checking out for the low price.

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Old 04-07-2015, 01:18 AM
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Here's a common issue with the w211- the c pillar is too far forward and when the driver or front passenger gets in and out they rub the cloth fabric and it wears out. Nearly every single w211 I've seen has this. I put a very thin right angled plastic under the rubber on the doorframe. I hope to stop the wear.


No wear there on mine, but mine has a groove in the door panel where you would rest your elbow.

I think both of the Freeh brothers cars had the same wear on the B-pillar.
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Old 04-07-2015, 01:36 AM
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Unscathed lower frontal B-Pillar fabric here - both driver's and passenger's.
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Mine has wear on driver's side. I think if previous owner uses the automated seat positioner when the engine shuts off, the movement and final position of the seat, puts the driver in such a position that they rub on the b-pillar getting out.

I'm small in frame and never have found the need to have my seat and steering wheel move to let me out of the car. In addition to causing wear on the c-pillar, you also put more cycles on the seat/steering wheel motors by using this feature.

Fabric is kinda thin and fragile on the b-pillar in my opinion.
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Old 04-08-2015, 02:20 AM
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I'm small in frame and never have found the need to have my seat and steering wheel move to let me out of the car. In addition to causing wear on the c-pillar, you also put more cycles on the seat/steering wheel motors by using this feature..
The first thing I did after I bought mine was to enable the easy entry/exit feature, passenger mirror reverse tilt down feature & DRL's.

I've since disabled the easy entry/exit feature though, as I found it wasn't really any benefit for my seating position.
IIRC at some point during the production run (MY06?), it was changed & only the steering wheel moves.

No wear on my B-pillars, but I do like the idea of the clear plastic guards.
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Old 04-08-2015, 02:39 AM
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BTW, another cool feature of the W211 is that after rolling down the windows & opening the sunroof from outside with the remote to vent the car
on a hot day, you can then close them once inside by holding down the climate controls recirculation button after starting the car!
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Mine has wear on driver's side. I think if previous owner uses the automated seat positioner when the engine shuts off, the movement and final position of the seat, puts the driver in such a position that they rub on the b-pillar getting out.

I'm small in frame and never have found the need to have my seat and steering wheel move to let me out of the car. In addition to causing wear on the c-pillar, you also put more cycles on the seat/steering wheel motors by using this feature.

Fabric is kinda thin and fragile on the b-pillar in my opinion.
I was out and about town in my beautiful CDI today, and I entered and exited it several times as I normally do. I paid attention to my comings and goings from the car after reading this Monday night...... I can't figure out how and why somebody would drag body parts against the C-Pillar at all, unless they have the seat waaay back and drug out the side using the door frame for support. My legs are 36" inseam, and I don't nearly use the seat rolled waaay back. I'm also not small @ 6' & 200lbs., so I dunno what's going on with that area on other cars.
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Old 04-08-2015, 11:33 AM
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I was out and about town in my beautiful CDI today, and I entered and exited it several times as I normally do. I paid attention to my comings and goings from the car after reading this Monday night...... I can't figure out how and why somebody would drag body parts against the C-Pillar at all, unless they have the seat waaay back and drug out the side using the door frame for support. My legs are 36" inseam, and I don't nearly use the seat rolled waaay back. I'm also not small @ 6' & 200lbs., so I dunno what's going on with that area on other cars.
If you use the easy entry/exit setting on the early production of CDIs in the US, it puts the seat way back to allow easy exit.
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Old 04-08-2015, 01:23 PM
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No wear there on mine, but mine has a groove in the door panel where you would rest your elbow.

I think both of the Freeh brothers cars had the same wear on the B-pillar.


Correct.

I had my upholstery shop replace the material on my driver's side.

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Common problem?...Can anyone illuminate from first hand experience EGR clogging?

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Difference in power may be injectors or.....EGR system. Apparently these can be fouled especially when there has been a lot of short distance travel. Can anyone illuminate from first hand experience? Any DIY procdeures for cleaning the EGR valve/system?
Trying to be proactive in maintenance.....have had several episodes in last few months of "engine...hesitating at part load with no fault codes." Car would not downshift and turbo seemed inoperative. All restored to normal after car shut off and restarted. Dealer said to wait till it starts to throw codes (if ever).

Any first hand experience on EGR clogging? The first 2005 CDIs had a different EGR valve that was replaced by MB along with software upgrade. I wonder how many of the first type of EGR valves caused/will cause problems? Wonder how many of the new EGR valves will cause problems?

How many of the 2005s had work done by MB (please check your VMIs and report back)?

Here is excerpt from DR. Diesel in 2006:

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Hello,

Those EGR valves have been known to be trouble and were modified.

See the following Dealer technical Bulletin.

DTB Date: January 10, 2006
Order No.: P-B-07.16/55a
Supersedes: P-B-07.16/55 dated October 31, 2005
Group: 07
SUBJECT:
Model 211.026
Engine Performance Complaints / Check Engine Light On with Code 2511 and/or 2355
If you receive customer reports in the above model vehicles of the engine being in limp home mode with the check engine light illuminated with fault code 2511 and/or 2355 stored in the engine control unit (ECU) or
the engine is surging/hesitating/misfiring at part load with no fault codes, perform the below procedure to resolve. These may be caused by the EGR valve temporarily binding and consequently exceeding the setpoint and causing the fault code and limp mode condition; or the software version in the engine ECU (lean condition under certain RPM/load, temperature and fuel quality conditions).

To resolve, install modified EGR valve (see parts information) combined with ECU software update (available as patch 2005-10-13-0474 with DAS update 10/05 and later DAS updates without patch).
Note: It is important that the modified EGR valve is installed together with the modified engine ECU software and vise versa.

Note: After the software flash, perform SCN coding (refer to Star Tekinfo Document S-B-07.61/38g or S-B-07.00/144) and verify injector coding.

Parts Information
Qty. 1 EGR valve A646 140 19 60

I would ask your Dealer about some goodwill reimbursement or checking the Fedral 8/80 emmissions warranty for that model.
If no luck, call the CAC at 1-800-FOR-MERC and start squeaking.
The regional SPOM will be notified of your complaint and should respond.

Good luck.
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In the Cars for Sale section, someone is selling a 2006 CDI with a blown turbo after 157K miles. It is not clear from the ad why the turbo malfunctioned after so few miles.

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/mercedes-cars-sale/370773-fs-2006-mercedes-e320-cdi-bad-turbo-cincinnati.html
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My neighbour has a 2005 E320 CDI with 114k. All records since new. He has since bought a new GLK diesel and wants to thin his herd. I bought my 87 300td from him last year . He either wants me to buy it or help him sell it. What's the market for these cars?

I drove it the other night and wow this car is a beast. It makes my 87 300td feel like it's dragging an anchor. It's pretty wicked, with tons of torque. Gorgeous silver exterior and beautiful interior. I am going to drive it for a few days and see how I like it as a daily driver.

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Old 09-02-2015, 09:44 PM
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My neighbour has a 2005 E320 CDI with 114k. All records since new. He has since bought a new GLK diesel and wants to thin his herd. I bought my 87 300td from him last year . He either wants me to buy it or help him sell it. What's the market for these cars?

I drove it the other night and wow this car is a beast. It makes my 87 300td feel like it's dragging an anchor. It's pretty wicked, with tons of torque. Gorgeous silver exterior and beautiful interior. I am going to drive it for a few days and see how I like it as a daily driver.
In general, the market for those cars only seem to have appeal to a specific audience or pool of buyers. It all depends on what the final price to buy it is, from that particular demographic. The lower the price, the larger the pool becomes.

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