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Old 08-15-2018, 08:25 PM
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2007 e320 go for it or No?

Went to go look at a 2007 e320 bluetec for 6k with 129k. Very clean well maintained car. Problem is I don't know much about them ither than they have a DPF. Which isn't a huge deal. And I've heard the 722.9 is junk.

What is the word on these cars? I know it doesn't have adblue which is nice.

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Old 08-15-2018, 08:38 PM
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When **** breaks it bend over and spell RUN. Just for ****s and giggles, look up a video of the oil cooler repairs.
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Old 08-15-2018, 09:10 PM
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I bought a 2008 E320 BT from a MBCA member here in SC in March. 179k miles when I bought it, in excellent condition.

Yes I had to do the 722.9 conductor plate. At the dealer. It costs $1700 with MBCA discount. Before they committed to the replacement they read adaptations and said the transmission still had plenty of life left. If I had a personal lift I would have rolled the dice on eBay sensors.

If your 722.9 shifts like crap take it to a dealer and have them reflash the VGS firmware. There is an update that addressed rough 1-2-3 up and down shifts. I’ve had it done to all 3 of my 722.9 equipped vehicles and it really helped. Unfortunately you can’t do this with a bootleg Xentry as it has to phone home to validate the update.

Oil cooler seals done at Indy by prior owner. I would not have minded doing it again myself if needed, I did it on my ML, and it was not nearly as bad as people make it out to be.

The only thing I don’t like is the 15 year old technology in the stereo system. But it’s better looking than the iPad glued to the dash setup in the new models.

No AdBlue, just a DPF that has to regen occasionally.

The best benefit of a 2007+: they went back to real brakes!

I have no regrets so far and I love it.
The OM 642/722.9 powered family
2014 ML350 Bluetec (wife's DD)
2013 E350 Bluetec (my DD)
2008 ML320 CDI (Older sonís DD)
2008 E320 Bluetec (Younger son's DD)

1998 E300DT sold to TimFreeh
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Old 08-16-2018, 06:23 PM
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I have the 09. No AdBlue until 2010 model year.

I like mine. Is like drive a 454 Chevy. Super low rpm's, has a nice sound tot he exhaust and with reduced turbo lag/7 gears it gets out of its own way in a hurry. Would spin the tires in 1st if the traction control was able to be turned off completely.

I've done nothing to mine. Threw a CO2 code twice but went away on its own each time, a year or two between each.

Every Mercedes diesel I've owned has been better than the one it replaced.

W123, W124, W210 & W211.
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09' E320 Bluetec 77k (USA)
09' Hyundai Santa Fe Diesel 48k (S.A.)
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Old 08-16-2018, 09:33 PM
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Depends on the condition, whether $6K is a good price. Records, Carfax, etc.

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