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Red face Just got kompressor in my 1998 SLK230 rebuilt.

Just got kompressor in my 1998 SLK230 rebuilt. I believe that my kompressor has been on its way out since I purchased the vehicle. First noticed because of poor performance which was followed by a check engine light. Code said it was air sensor. Replaced it,but a week later same light and same code. Checked new sensor and it was covered in oil. Realized then that seals were bad in kompressor. I purchased a so called "rebuilt" kompressor on E-Bay and had it installed. I picked up car and barely made it across town before a metal against metal sound came from the kompressor. Went back to my mechanic and he removed kompressor and took it apart only to discover that whoever "rebuilt" it had left spacer/washers out of bottom so fan blades were rubbing the bottom of kompressor. It was so damaged it could not be rebuilt. So I now had to have my original kompressor rebuilt,the bad one removed and the newly rebuilt one installed. "Sigh" Probably should of had mine rebuilt in the first place,but the price of the "rebuilt" one on E-Bay was to good to be true and it was. You win some and you lose some. So now I finally got my baby back,its running like a top and I still somehow managed to get off cheaper than purchasing a new one. Its getting a little cold here in Virginia at night,but I'm still running around with the top down,windows up and the heat blasting.
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Thats right! you drop that top and tell the weather to go to HE double hockey sticks !


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Post a link to the bad compressor auction so that people who are looking for replacement items know not to buy from that seller.
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That's a good idea. Probably wouldn't be necessary in this case though. It was from a private individual,who had an SLK,but sold it and had kompressor as a spare that he never used. Tried not to get upset with seller,because I don't think he knew it was bad,having never used it. Was sold as is with no returns,but may at least e-mail him and tell him what happened
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You know it! Can't stop us! We're just like the post office :-)
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hey Bryant, just curious, where in VA are you? I'm in VA myself, NoVA area, around Fairfax
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