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The C200SE s205 is experiencing excessive heat buildup.


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Earlier today, the engine temperature rapidly increased to a dangerous level within around 3 minutes of driving. The cabin heater is not producing any airflow. Either thankfully or sadly, this incident took place within a 2-mile radius of the Stratford Synter franchise. I carefully monitored the vehicle's condition by driving it in increments of 0.2 miles to ensure that the temperature remained below the critical level. Subsequently, I scheduled an appointment for the automobile on Monday morning.
I suspect that the issue is connected to the water pump, most likely due to either a pump failure or a malfunctioning valve that regulates the water circulation. I am apprehensive about the charge, but when considering the alternative of getting the vehicle from my independent mechanic 55 miles away, I have no choice but to accept the unpleasant reality. Convenience and time efficiency are important factors to consider. This is the first instance of encountering a failure to advance in a span of 4 years and 3 months in the S205. I kindly want your support and well wishes for my endeavours. 🙏🙏🙏

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This is the impact that automation has had on our society. The vehicle is now located at the Mercedes dealership in Stratford, London. At 9:30 AM, I received an automatic email from my vehicle indicating that the coolant level was insufficient. This is due to the ongoing replacement of the car's thermostat, which requires draining the coolant. I need to schedule a workshop appointment, which is currently available. In addition, I received a missed call from them at 9.53am and after making three return calls, I was unable to speak to anybody beyond the receptionist. Considering the magnitude of the expense, it is insufficient. I am aware that they are now engaged in the process of repairing the automobile, since the car itself provided me with a useful notification. However, what is the purpose of their call? It is uncertain if the call is of significance or just an automated message about the email. I anticipate a stimulating discussion when I relocate to that location later today, provided that my phone call is not returned. Update: I have received a notification on my mobile device that includes a hyperlink to the current status of my car. The status information provided indicates that there is a booking in progress. No information on any ongoing work has been provided. I am experiencing a state of uncertainty or lack of clarity. The order specifies the inclusion of a VHC 20P5499723 diode in the alternator. It seems that I had to use their services for a safety recall last week. It is indeed a chaotic and disastrous situation.

 

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Improvement occurs. The SMS hyperlink they provided is now non-functional, displaying a 404 error page indicating that it cannot be located. The most recent SMS was delivered at 12:18, and by 14:23 it is no longer available (error 404). I have not received any phone calls in response to my attempts to contact them. I received a phone call at 0953, but I was unable to answer and no voicemail was left. I returned the call at 11.50, 11.53, and 12.08.

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It seems to be more than just a thermostat. It includes components such as a crank case breather tube, loom, oil, and ECU. I was requested to cover the expenses for the diagnostic procedure, and the vehicle would be reassembled at their expense and transported by trailer to my usual independent Mercedes service in East Sussex. They may be trusted to have a more pragmatic perspective on what really requires action or substitution. The current diagnostic indicates that there is oil present in the wiring harness, which is causing interference with the engine temperature sensor readings. This issue is not related to the engine overheating. Nevertheless, even if the amount is substantial, I find solace in the fact that it will be paid to a reliable individual rather than the random garage that happened to be nearby when the issue arose. I purchased the automobile for a total of £9.3k four years ago, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The current value is 202,000. Initially, MB Stratford provided a cost of £1k for the thermostat. Considering the inconvenience, time of the year, and other factors, I was willing to pay that amount. However, the extra £3k they had previously quoted was not included. Although the car's cost may still be high, it will be in motion prior to Christmas. I expect to experience pain, but I want to preserve the functionality of my limbs, hehe. Happy Christmas.
 

 

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That aligns with my first perception. I completed the task of changing my in the garden within a time frame of around 20 minutes. In addition, allow some time for the engine to operate and eliminate any air present in the system. However, I am unaware of the precise location of the thermostat in the automobile belonging to the original poster. Is it necessary to remove the engine?

 

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The thermostat is located below a pile of objects inside the engine compartment, as I was informed. The labour component of the repair was substantial, despite the fact that the thermostat alone costs less than £200. Additionally, the diagnostic fee amounted to £220. Rest assured, the automobile is now in the care of my trusted independent garage in East Sussex. The automobile was relocated yesterday due to my scepticism towards the information I was receiving. I will refrain from providing a comprehensive explanation at this moment. However, after the necessary repairs have been completed, I will subsequently provide the information.

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This year, I successfully changed the thermostat on my om648 211. The Mahle thermostat, which cost £25, was conveniently located on the top of the engine and proved to be easily accessible.
That may be seen as development, I suppose.

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Update: Components have been procured from Germany. Arriving on February 1st and departing on May 2nd, we will observe the events that unfold over the month. There are delays in the delivery of Christmas items and the restocking of MB products.

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I have chosen to document the final outcome in writing, allowing everyone to form their own opinions. In my analysis, I determined that, at a minimum, someone was being very frugal with the truth.
I encountered a sudden and significant increase in the temperature of the coolant within a span of 5 minutes and 2 miles after starting the vehicle when it was still cold. When I was near MB Stratford, a dealership (now Sytners), I saw that it was conveniently located only 1.5 miles away and open on Saturday mornings. On the following Tuesday, I received information that the tests showed a malfunctioning thermostat, which would need £1.15k for both components and work. The exorbitant work fee was attributed to the fact that the thermostat is located deep inside the engine compartment, necessitating many hours of effort to complete the task. Additionally, the customer support representative informed me that the brakes and suspension components exhibited signs of wear. I was offered the opportunity to have these tasks completed as well. I am unable to recall the substantial amounts that were proposed. I declined and explicitly requested that just the specific error I had be rectified. After a span of 2 days, the process of disassembling the automobile began. I received a phone call notifying me that during the disassembly of components in the engine compartment to access the thermostat, it was found that engine oil was leaking from the crankcase breather tube near a sensor. I was presented with the partially disassembled engine in the parking lot, illuminated by a flashlight, since the automobile had been relocated off the premises. The recommended new components amount to £2,900, including a loom, harness, and ECU, among others. I refused. Upon careful consideration, I deduced that if this issue had been evident during the diagnostic phase, the electronic control unit (ECU) would have shown extra fault codes in a very noticeable manner. I coordinated the transportation of the automobile to an autonomous Mercedes specialised workshop located in East Sussex using a car trailer. In the new year, they examined the automobile and determined that the water pump was seized. They then proceeded to place an order for a replacement from Germany, since there were none available in Milton Keynes. The arrival was delayed. The whole invoice amounted to £0.7k, including the cost of work, which I promptly paid due to the considerable inconvenience of being without a vehicle for a duration of 6 weeks. I own the immobilised water pump in my vehicle and will be visiting MB Stratford first, followed by a visit to MB Milton Keynes. Their "diagnosis" was incorrect, and I am publicly identifying the dealership because of the negative feedback on their Google reviews. It is advisable to exercise caution before entrusting them with your vehicle.

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Mercedes-Benz dealerships are very disreputable.
My W251 vehicle was brought in for a brake booster recall three months ago. I personally maintain and possess comprehensive knowledge of my autos.
Upon inspecting the automobile during the recall, they informed me that they had identified many issues that need immediate care, such as a broken brake fluid tank and several damaged brackets. According to them, the automobile is inoperable till repaired and the cost of fixing it would be $1.1k.

I entered forcefully, since it was evident that they were responsible for the damage and were attempting to make me pay for it.

Ultimately, they expressed their intention to rectify everything as a symbolic act. Viscous excrement.

I am MB from Nottingham.

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