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Old 07-16-2002, 08:25 AM
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C230 Kompressor valves burnt


I am looking at purchasing a C230 Kompressor - 1997. I have discoverred that this car had its valves burnt at a milage of about 170,000 kms. How do I determine that it has been fixed properly as I suspect that the only way that the valves can burn is from a too lean mixture. Is there any tests that I can do to confirm that there is no longer an underlying reason which lead to this problem in the first place.
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Old 07-16-2002, 04:44 PM
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This engine has had a VERY unusual problem! Haven't seen any burnt valves on that new of an engine!
You want to have the compression tested, ALSO a cylinder leak-down test at the same time. That should show whether or not the engine has been repaired properly.
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