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Old 03-19-2001, 04:18 PM
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My 2nd O2 sensor is STILL bad. They just ordered the part last week so I am taking it in tomorrow to finally get fixed. Well I was wondering, is that the reason I am getting much poorer gas mileage? I just filled up today and I got 260 miles to my last gas tank of 16.4 gallons. That averages to just over 16 mpg... not good!

When I have my A/C on, does the compressor shut off above a certain RPM? I know that it can damage the compressor by flooring it with the A/C on. I want to know so that I don't demolish my compressor! Also, how long do you think that compressors last on average (made in 1995). I live in an average climate where the temp is almost always between 50 and 85, So Cal. Thanks guys.

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The C-class A/C compressor is the BEST that MB has used. Very few failures due to the fact that it always runs. IT is a variable displacement compressor, so instead of turning on & off, the pressure determines the travel of the pistons. MUCH better than all other models as far as replacement percentage is concerned.
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MBDOC, thanks for the info. That is good to know. What do you mean it's always on? Is it ALWAYS on? Whether I have it switched on via climate control or not? Why is that? So when I punch it with the AC on, it just reduces the cooling capacity instead of turning off? INteresting. Makes me feel a bit better knowing it should have a long life.
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1993 300E 3.2L Sedan w/ close to about 300k miles
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2006 C230k (Dad's)
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2001 CLK320 Cabrio (Mom's)
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Old 03-20-2001, 04:04 AM
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Also,
Anyone know about the 02 sensor and gas mileage?

(BTW, mechanics say my new 02 sensor is STILL not in, ugh... CE light has been on for close to two months...)
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03 CLK 500 cabrio (Mom's)
2006 C230k (Dad's)
1999 S420 (Mom's/Dad's)
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2001 CLK320 Cabrio (Mom's)
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Old 03-20-2001, 08:58 AM
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Unless the "O" off button or the "EC" button is pushed the compressor should run.
The second O2 sensor is a monitor for the catalyst, shouldn't have much affect on fuel mileage!
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