I am in an abusive relationship, so far it has lasted only five months. I love her but she just treats me so badly. One previous relationship, 43K and a full book of MB stamps in the service book and lots of bills.
She is fine with other men, Everyone who looks at her comments how lovely she looks, the specialist told me she drives like a new one.
It all started when she kept slamming the boot (trunk) lid on me and needed new struts. They were surprisingly cheap but getting them to compress for the first time before fitting nearly gave me a hernia.
Then she decided that she would spew oil from her camshaft magnet seal, down into the loom and into the O2 sensor. All was duly replaced but still threw codes, the ECU was splattered with oil. Fortunately this could be cleaned out and she returned to normal.
Then, the following week she started to rattle, on the overrun she would rattle like a pebble in a tin cup. The VVT actuator had gone. New sprocket and timing chain tensioner added, the original chain had no wear and was able to be used again.
New front discs and pads
New spark plugs
Replaced nearside headlamp seal to stop condensation
A Transmission service and she snaps two bolts
Diff oil changed
four new tyres
All four Alloy wheels refurbished
At this point the moths left my wallet.
How does she repay all this love and attention, yes thats right, rattley supercharger. A new coupler imported from Jon Bond in the US. Fitted and she still sounds like a diesel.
A MB Remanufactured Super charger is ordered (Yes, they do one but its a secret) and duly fitted, peace at last.
So how does she repay me. . . . . . . as she leaves the specialist.
Empty coolant and a Dijon mustard spray job under the rocker cover.
Head gasket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
I have arranged with my specialist and the MB parts desk at the dealership to be able to directly access my wages at source, rather than wasting all this time sending my money to my bank account first.
The mechanics at the specialist have suggested an exorcism, I have checked EIS/WIS but cannot find a code for it or a MB procedure. The specialist has suggested I contact the service desk at the Vatican.
Friends have suggest that I leave her, others have pointed out that I have changed so much of her, soon she will be a different car anyway.
The specialist has added me as a speed dial and has started to refer to the loan car as Jack's car. Is this a bad sign?