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Thanks guys.

I have told the mechanic to check those things out.

Im dreading if the oil has leaked onto the new swirl motor. The pipe is a bit oily around it and may of leaked. It unplugs quite easily so can see where that will go. :paranoid:

So surprised a Mercedes engine has so many faults and parts that have been updated because of this and that... :33:
 

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in all honesty, this seems to be the main issue - other stuff is pretty rare & random - if you lookup Pedro D 's posts, he found a small hole in the electrical connector that powers the swirl motor. Its a female connector that sits under the leaking seal, and orientated vertically - so the female union acts as a funnel....the only place the dripping oil can go is down the hole at the base of the connector, & that leads straight to the swirl motor's internals (in the photo below, you can see the top of the swirl motor...the described hole can be seen bottom left corner of the electric socket)



MB cured the issue with a new turbo intake pipe & seal....Chrysler followed suit with a less capable, (but still better) version...... on yours, they merely refitted the drip!

You need an updated air intake pipe to the turbo, & a catch can.... otherwise you'll have it happen again. I'd be furious myself - its pure neglect on their part, & they cant plead ignorance because the MB version suffered the same issue

read the new owner's sticky - its a bit of a case of shutting the stable door now, but it has a cheap precaution for the alternator (£5) that you need to do, plus checking the unions on the diesel pipes for tightness (no cost)
 

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The repair was done at a Mercedes specialist. I have already told him that the leaky pipe looks to have caused premature failure.

Tommorow I will go and have it out with him. They should of seen what caused the problem.

New swirl motor and labour... Well labour I am not paying for since they did not fix the original problem. New swirl motor. Well will have to fight that when it comes to the bill. Pretty damned sickened by this. Spent a whole lot of money and I am not working so I feel it more. Maybe they can bull$hit the dealer they bought the swirl motor from and replace it free of charge after cleaning it up a bit or something.

Will almost certainly sell the car as soon as its fixed.
 

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Vorland, if I am not mistaken, that part you have pictured is the actuator for the variable vane turbo. If it was faulty, it would throw up a P0046 fault code.
 

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A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT CONTRIBUTED TO THIS THREAD :bigok:

The problem was a shorting of the wires on one of the pipes. However that fault could of been a blessing in disguise since the leaky oil pipe might of caused worst damage in the future if left unchecked.

I am loathed to order a new part for a car I am selling but will do since I dont want the new owner to suffer issues with the oil intake pipe. In the meantime I used some engine degreaseant on the orange seal and the hole it fits into and its a very tight fit now. For how long is the question. (I might actually get a cable tie or metal braided clasp to keep the pipe from leaking and tell the new owner to keep an eye on it).

Once again many thanks and if you guys were local I would buy you all a beer :wink:
 

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Glad you found the problem. You could make a foil tray to collect any oil drips before they get to the swirl motor. The problem with the old pipe is that seal locating hole being right at the bottom allowing the oil to drip out. The later pipe has the hole higher up the sides of the pipe not sitting in the oil residue.
 

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A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT CONTRIBUTED TO THIS THREAD :bigok:

The problem was a shorting of the wires on one of the pipes. However that fault could of been a blessing in disguise since the leaky oil pipe might of caused worst damage in the future if left unchecked.

I am loathed to order a new part for a car I am selling but will do since I dont want the new owner to suffer issues with the oil intake pipe. In the meantime I used some engine degreaseant on the orange seal and the hole it fits into and its a very tight fit now. For how long is the question. (I might actually get a cable tie or metal braided clasp to keep the pipe from leaking and tell the new owner to keep an eye on it).

Once again many thanks and if you guys were local I would buy you all a beer :wink:

"the hole it fits into?" - its the seal of the huge pipe thats the issue, not the small one leading into it....the problem is the joint between the plastic intake & the metal of the turbo (just in case youre looking at the wrong bit!)....so the seal doesnt go into a hole...its on the outside of the metal turbo flange
 

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Ok I am with you now. The small pipe was leaking as well which I cleaned up. I will have another look tommorow at that part of the pipe. thanks
 

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I have seen the small pipe weep as well, cleaning it and refitting usually cure it, some owners have put a jubilee clip around them to make it a tighter fit. The big seal to the turbo is the main issue.
 

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A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT CONTRIBUTED TO THIS THREAD :bigok:

The problem was a shorting of the wires on one of the pipes. However that fault could of been a blessing in disguise since the leaky oil pipe might of caused worst damage in the future if left unchecked.
I just found a chaffed wire which has been throwing up P0471 & P0472(exhaust pressure sensor) codes for months.
 

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Hi,

Looking at the photos in previous post showing chaffing, one of the clips that supports the wiring loom is not clipped to the local pipe (Air Con pipe ?).
Did you remove clip to show chaffing better or has it been left unclipped and allowed it to chaff instead of holding loom away from pipe.

IGNORE THE ABOVE INFO. I CAN NOW SEE YOU HAVE REMOVED CLIP AND PULLED LOOM UP JUST TO SHOW CHAFFING.
I'd got my bearings wrong on the two photos.

I haven't got any problems with mine at moment but think i will have quick look at looms under engine cover and se "whats touching what" to try and prevent poss future problems.

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Hello Kaiser Bill.....so nice to read here.....Since I changed the swirl motor everything is fain. I drove to continent for Easter...3200 miles....half the way it was a dream...return.......NOT at all..(I USED TO WASH THE ENGINE...JETING..A DAY BEFORE TO RETURN TO ENGLAND). After 300 miles on the way back home...MIL on and red light on..plus battery light for 1 second on dash board.....codes like: P0299; P0652; P0222; P0670; P2010;P2A00; I got the car all the way with no power....I could manage to make 90miles/hour....on the hill or overtake no power.....(limp mode?)...
I changed the battery...for two days car was running fain.....alternator start to reads 14.4V, 14.6V, 14.9 V..even 15.0 V........today I cleaned the plus and minus wire under the bonnet, and minus wire on the trunk, battery bay....I drove only 10 min in central London....looks ok..I suspect alternator....or bad electric contacts........
I will be back with news....
Thanks to all for tread regarding voltage and alternators....
Have a good time

Pedro
 

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my experience...

Hi Folks,
Just limped home with an ETC light flashing and a malfunction indicator light on. It was a slow journey in reduced power/revs mode. My neighbour a friendly and helpful AA man - plugged in his diagnostic system to reveal that we had a P2015 error code, described as "Intake manifold runner position sensor". He tried to clear the error in case it was spurious but it immediately returned. Has anyone experienced this fault and can tell me what the remedy is?

Ta very much
Chads300CRD
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Dear "Chads300CRD",

same story on A3 highway while back home from work :bigeyes2:... now my silver lady is sitting in a corner of the garden (and, to me, under the dust she seems very sad)... alerted my mechanic... he came the next day with his nice portable gismo... connected to the car read P2015... phoned to Lancia: bring to Chrysler... seeking for a (cheap) flat-bed ride... and commuting to/from work with my Wife's Matiz...

how did you solve your problem?

thank you very much and have a nice day!
Colonel Max
 

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Dear "Chads300CRD",

same story on A3 highway while back home from work :bigeyes2:... now my silver lady is sitting in a corner of the garden (and, to me, under the dust she seems very sad)... alerted my mechanic... he came the next day with his nice portable gismo... connected to the car read P2015... phoned to Lancia: bring to Chrysler... seeking for a (cheap) flat-bed ride... and commuting to/from work with my Wife's Matiz...

how did you solve your problem?

thank you very much and have a nice day!
Colonel Max
You may want to check this post before your dealer rips you off (unless you have warranty) http://www.300cforums.com/forums/european-diesel-powered-300-models/97281-swirl-motor-cheap-replacement-solution-pennies.html
 

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just a question...

I think you hit a swirl motor malfunction

Dear Kaiser Bill,

please, will you tell me EXACTLY what a "swirl motor" is? yesterday at work I spent one hour on both ITA and USA Wikipedia... luckily my supervisor was attending a meeting :wink1:.

thank you & have a nice day!
Colonel Max
 

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ok its a small electric motor that moves a linkage that control set of butterfly flaps in the intake. the motor fails due to oil leak ( from the joint of the turbo and the air intake pipe) so the motor fails sending the car into limp mode.

so you can either swap out the swirl motor around £1000, push a resistor into the multiplug for 50p,

or something a little more weather proof a cnc plug £25 -

http://www.300cforums.com/forums/european-diesel-powered-300-models/104184-swirl-motor-cnc-swirl-motor-plug-1.html

choice is yours

this is what the swirl motor looks like- (GENUINE) CHRYSLER 300C 3.0L DIESEL SWIRL MOTOR KIT - P/N 68065294AA | eBay

and this pic shows where it is-

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/8865/swirl.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.300cforums.com/forums/european-diesel-powered-300-models/92446-dreaded-swirl-pot-issue.html&h=600&w=800&sz=211&tbnid=L2DvO9JifFVvbM:&tbnh=90&tbnw=120&zoom=1&usg=__zMzNlV5tCTodUmTPqU2VswtOkTw=&docid=VUUdSsRo4wduYM&sa=X&ei=iZ5_UY3bMu2g0wXRg4HQDg&ved=0CDUQ9QEwAA&dur=438
 
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