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Old 08-06-2011, 12:24 PM
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2004-06 V6, V8 owners

Just read an article in the "Truth about Cars" blog that said Mercedes is having trouble with a sintered steel timing chain gear on the M272 V6 and the M273 V8 cars built in the time frame of 2006-08. Maybe someone can verify this?
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Old 08-06-2011, 12:49 PM
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Search the forum--plenty of posts about it.
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Old 08-08-2011, 12:26 PM
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Was having trouble would be more accurate IMHO. I think most of the defective parts have already failed.
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Old 08-08-2011, 12:30 PM
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Sorry guys. It is the first I had ever heard of it and the fact it just showed up in TTAC led me to believe that it was a newer problem.
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:32 PM
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They're still failing. We had one through our shop about a month ago. About 8K$ worth of repairs.


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MS2E, 60-2 Direct Coil Control
3" Exh, AEM W/B O2
Underdrive Alt. and P/S Pulleys,
Vented Rear Discs, .034 Booster.
3.07 diffs 1st Gear Start

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