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2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 Question: About to purchase a 2008 CLK350 with just 19000 miles.

 

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Neuro, Irvine, CA, April 24, 2012, 21:19
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Concerned about Carfax report, which mentions replacement of camshaft seals on this car. Is this something normal even at low mileage? On a brand like MBZ? Or does this mean some serious mechanical problems?

Thank you for your advice.

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    big01_dram April 25, 2012, 03:45
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    Does it seem to still be leaking? Could just be a design flaw that even MBZ can have from time to time. If engine is clean I wouldnt worry too much.

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    Neuro, April 25, 2012, 05:01
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    Thank you.

    It has been repaired at a MBZ dealership and being sold as "pre owned factory certified",

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    big01_dram, April 25, 2012, 05:25
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    If they are still certifying the vehicle it should be just fine. Enjoy your new car.

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    csubak30 April 25, 2012, 05:12
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    Should be okay but, check the warranty and make sure this and related systems are covered for an extended period of time to ensure proper repair.

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    globalhelper April 25, 2012, 05:59
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    not uncommon for seals to leak in any car. don't worry be happy. just remember these cars are high maint veh and at times get expensive,are you ready for that?

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