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With this issue continuing to frustrate unsuspecting Mercedes C Class owners, we thought maybe we should go back to our initial write-up to continue helping those of you who may be suffering.

This time we look closer at the M271.9 “Kompressor” 4 cylinder found in the W203 and early W204 bodied Mercedes Benz C180 and C200. We explain why we believe they fail, how we can repair it for you while saving you hundreds if not thousands of dollars and we explain what parts we will replace. You can find out more about the M271.8 ” CGi” turbocharged motor, found in the W204 C200 and C250, in the earlier blog. Follow the link below to read it.

(You can read our first blog here)

Over a year has passed since we last touched on this topic and since then we have carried out these repairs more times than we ever imagined, gaining more quality experience, [...]

Workshop news!

C&S Workshop and used car news

It’s been a while since our last blog as we have unfortunately had some minor issues with the website that we’ve finally managed to overcome.

If you follow our Facebook page, you’d still be up to speed with how busy it’s been for the boys in the workshop and also with the car sales.

QUALITY USED VEHICLES
With the recent addition of becoming an aftermarket warranty agent for “Integrity Extended Warranties”, we have seen a big rise in vehicle sales and also a rise in recommendations from satisfied customers. Thanks to all for the continuing support.

Having your mind at ease when buying a used car is definitely a plus which is why we’ve teamed up with Integrity, in order to give our customers a great deal on their next car along with an amazing [...]

What it’s like being a mechanic.

And the difficulties of owning a business.

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a mechanic? How about a mechanic that runs his/her own workshop, a busy workshop, with a continuous and steady flow of jobs?

Well to put it plainly, while it is a great feeling of achievement to own your own workshop and a business, it’s a never ending amount of hard work, commitment, skill, learning and at times extremely stressful. Believe it or not, we’re not even talking about the physical aspect of actually being a mechanic or repairing cars yet. That’s right, being a Mechanic, or Technician as we are more commonly referred to as these days, is a tough job. Running a small business successfully is even harder. For those of you who aren’t familiar, let’s start with a few examples of whats involved in owning and managing [...]

Unfortunately we are seeing a common fault amongst the Mercedes-Benz W204 body C200 & C250 engines more often than we’d like to. Being Mercedes-Benz owners and fans ourselves, we hate seeing these beautiful cars having such a major issue.

The problem mainly affects the later version of the M271 variants of these engines fitted to these vehicles, which is the ‘M271.8 – CGi’ (turbo) that is found in W204 body Mercedes-Benz. Though we have seen similar issues in it’s older version ‘M271.9 – Kompressor’ (Supercharged), in which camshaft adjuster teeth wear away and cause damage to the timing components. The earlier Kompressor variant of the M271 was also found in the earlier W203 bodied C180 and C200.

Because this fault has to do with the timing of the engine, it can definitely cause complete engine failure due to possible valve contact with piston which in-turn means an engine replacement is required. So with that being [...]

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