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Old 02-01-2007, 07:26 PM
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HELP!!! C230 Supercharger replacement

I'm car-illiterate, so I need some help. A year and a half ago, I bought a 2000 C230 Kompressor with 75k miles. Now it has about 102k. I just took it into the shop and got new mounts for the engine. The mechanic also told me that he found a hairline fracture in my supercharger, and that I would need to replace it. He said it was a $2000 part, and a $3000 job.
I've read some forums and it seems like there should be a cheaper way to do this. In fact, at http://www.canadiansupercharger.com they have rebuilt superchargers for about $650.
Does anyone have any suggestions about what I should do. Should I trust the rebuilt supercharger? Should I expect more problems even if I get it fixed? I don't care that much about power. Is it possible to just disable the supercharger? Should I expect to pay $1000 just for labor to replace? I'm in Indianapolis, and there aren't a lot of places around here that even work on Mercedes. There's only one Mercedes dealer (other than the small used dealers).
Any help is appreciated.

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Old 02-01-2007, 08:36 PM
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When mine went out at about 100,000 miles, the part was about $1,800 and the labor was only $200 or so at the dealer.
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Old 02-01-2007, 09:51 PM
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Go with " CanadianSupercharger" & pay somebody $ 200.00 to replace it.
It's really not that big of a job.
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Old 02-01-2007, 10:08 PM
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I just took it into the shop and got new mounts for the engine. The mechanic also told me that he found a hairline fracture in my supercharger, and that I would need to replace it. He said it was a $2000 part, and a $3000 job.
Is the "hairline fracture" causing any problems, or is it something your mechanic just "found"? In my experience, MB superchargers have a very low failure rate.
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Old 02-02-2007, 12:37 AM
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The mechanic said I could still drive the car now, but he'd be surprised if the check engine light didn't come back on. He said I'd be lucky to make it a year without any symptoms. I do notice that when I start my car, my engine makes a small buzzing noise at first, then goes away. This is new, and I had assumed that they had fixed this when they replaced the mounts and cleared the check engine code.
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:15 AM
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Ive got one if you need one nuandlu@yahoo.com

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