Joe Romas wrote:
And if you get it from a dealer, I WISH that had been the price! $171 was what I was charged... For something that did nothing to fix the problem I've been having.
BUT: You won't need to clean the dang thing anymore, if you simply do an EHM or provent. Get that oil mist outta the intake, and it won't glop up the MAP anymore. Mine has been Shiny Special Clean for several thousand miles now, since the EHM... When it had been a wet oily mess (but not solid chunks) with just the SEGR.
Did you per chanch try mopoarts (or whatever their namd is) online? The reason I ask is 2 months ago the ignition lock went bad on my Cherokee. I bought one at a local dealer as I needed it then. After I finished putting it on I looked on line and found they had charged me DOUBLE THE MSRP
:shock: They charged me $128 and the online place has the msrp as $64 and their price is $53
So the dealer screwed me but it won't happen again.
The moral of the story is to shop around because it looks like they are price gouging on parts to stay open
Short answer is no, I didn't check them first. I was on the road and the stupid thing kept going into limp mode while driving. I have since come to the conclusion that the wiring to the AIRBOX map sensor (that stupid Mercedes logo sensor) was somehow broken internally, and YES, it DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE even at highway speeds.
What that thing is doing at that point, I will never know. But with intermittent wiring, it was pissing off the computer enough that it kept cutting the power at speed. I would reboot the computer (key-off while in gear) and it would be fine once I went back to key-on for about 5-6 minutes... And then I would feel the power cut again.
Considering that the power-loss-with-big-smoke-clouds happened right after replacing that sensor, I decided that the sensor wasn't the cause. But apparently at the time, just messing around under the hood moved the wiring harness enough to stop it from limp-moding at speed.
That was several months ago, and I have since replaced the airbox map and maf sensors. Still have the problem, but less severe now. If I ever DO get it solved, I'm expecting race-car performance and 400 mpg from this thing for all the work and money I've shoved at it.
These things are more work to support than a supermodel girlfriend!