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2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI
Question: ERG valve and Clogged intake Manifold
I just purchased a 2005
Problem with 2005 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes Benz E320 Cdi
I just purchased a 2005 Mercedes E320 CDI with 45,000 miles. Just before I bought it the owner had the intake manifold removed and cleaned. The Mercedes dealer he went to said this was not an unusual problem for Mercedes diesels around 50,000 miles.. (Cost $1500). The service light had been on and off periodically and the car was at times sluggish when when pulling away from a stop. The auto sales person told me I should use a product called "Red Line" every 3rd fuel fill-up. I went to another Mercedes dealer after I bought the car and they said they hadn't sold "Red Line" for quite a few years. Two service advisers there said they had never had to clean an intake manifold on a Mercedes since they were there (I don't know how long they were there.) Is that a common problem with the 2005 E320 CDI and what should I do to prevent it. (Use Red Line???)
Answer #1overbys from Overbys Inc, April 20, 2011, 11:50Master
an MB dealer would never sell a product like Redline because it is not from MB. you really need to find a good
local MB specialty shop to advise you correctly. the dealers are never going to shoot straight and will be
contantly in your wallet.
Answer #2need_repair April 19, 2012, 14:17Rookie
I have the exact car with the exact problem. How was it fixed? I brought it in for regular maintenance and developed this problem. After $800 for a new gas filter, now they want to replace the manifold, a $2,000 part!
ReplyIcabod Dinglefritz, April 21, 2012, 20:34Rookie
Manifold repair, answer #2. What did you end up doing, why and what did it cost you. Icabod.