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Hi: I own an 01 E320 4matic w/100k miles. I need the drivers side cat as it is rattling like crazy. This is coming from inside the cat can. Does anyone know where i can get a great deal froma dealer on an OEM cat? Found a MB dealer in CA who has one for $1050 plus shipping. Thanks, Doc

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Re: Cat Converter

Jim Hannoosh;151358 wrote:
Hi: I own an 01 E320 4matic w/100k miles. I need the drivers side cat as it is rattling like crazy. This is coming from inside the cat can. Does anyone know where i can get a great deal froma dealer on an OEM cat? Found a MB dealer in CA who has one for $1050 plus shipping. Thanks, Doc

There are aftermarket ones available at 1/2 that price.

For example: http://tinyurl.com/5c9r3l

Did you try Caliber Motors in Ca? They would likely have a good price for OE unit.

My own experience ('98 E320), was that I had one replaced by dealer in SC - cost $1000+ for part. Second one was done here in Canada and part cost me C$635. For some reason prices had come down. You can also buy just the cat converter and have it welded in place - These units cost under $100 but if you pay shop to remove weld and replace, cost can grow!

I would shop around!

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Re: Cat Converter

I have had very poor experiences with aftermarket cats. I haven't had one last more than 10,000 miles before they started to rattle. Then I had to go through warranty claim hassles.

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Re: Cat Converter

Jim Hannoosh;151358 wrote:
Hi: I own an 01 E320 4matic w/100k miles. I need the drivers side cat as it is rattling like crazy. This is coming from inside the cat can. Does anyone know where i can get a great deal froma dealer on an OEM cat? Found a MB dealer in CA who has one for $1050 plus shipping. Thanks, Doc

I can sell you a Genuine Mercedes converter for $690.00. Part # 210 490 58 19.

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Re: Cat Converter

Jim Hannoosh;151358 wrote:
Hi: I own an 01 E320 4matic w/100k miles. I need the drivers side cat as it is rattling like crazy. This is coming from inside the cat can. Does anyone know where i can get a great deal froma dealer on an OEM cat? Found a MB dealer in CA who has one for $1050 plus shipping. Thanks, Doc

Check out warranty coverage--I think a car of your vintage is has an emission-control functionality requirement from the EPA for 10 years or 100k.

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Re: Cat Converter

BoiseBenzes;151404 wrote:
Check out warranty coverage--I think a car of your vintage is has an emission-control functionality requirement from the EPA for 10 years or 100k.

Nope: 8 yr / 80K miles.

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Re: Cat Converter

vince;151390 wrote:
I have had very poor experiences with aftermarket cats. I haven't had one last more than 10,000 miles before they started to rattle. Then I had to go through warranty claim hassles.

Yes, this compares to the fact Mercedes MUST warranty theirs for 8 yr/ 80K miles. This should obviously result in a difference in quality.

Interesting to note at Timevalve Website, they'll sell you a complete stainless exhuast system to include the cat converters and will warrant everything but the cat converters for lifetime. No warranty at all on the obviously aftermarket/obviously not stainless cats.

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I Would Double check with the dealer re coverage...Its a Known Problem

see if they will do a GOODWILL on the cat and you pay the labor

Seems several other later models are covered

OFFICE OF
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COMPLIANCE ASSURANCE
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC and DaimlerChrysler AG Settlement Fact Sheet
Background: Manufacturers of new motor vehicles must file an emission defect information report (EDIR) with EPA not more than 15 working days after an emission-related defect is found to affect 25 vehicles or engines of the same model year. These defect reporting requirements are a critical part of EPA’s program to ensure that vehicles on the road comply with the Clean Air Act’s emissions standards.
Violation: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC and DaimlerChrysler AG (Mercedes) failed to timely file EDIRs relating to eight emission-related defects in numerous 1998 to 2006 model vehicles.
Civil Penalty: $1.2 million
Remediation and Injunctive Relief:
• Mercedes is implementing the following voluntary recalls and extended warranties for emission-related defects at issue in this case:
• Voluntary recall of about 79,000 Mercedes M-Class models to inspect and replace catalytic converters that are determined to be defective;
• Voluntary recall of about 29,000 Mercedes AMG models to update software and replace secondary relay in air pumps;
• Extended emissions warranty for catalytic converters in about 20,000 S and CL Class models from 8 years or 80,000 miles to 10 years, unlimited miles.
• Estimated Cost of voluntary recalls and extended emissions warranty: $59 million.
• Estimated environmental benefit of voluntary recalls:
• 55 tons NOx
• 64 tons NMHC
• 446 tons CO
• The Agreement also requires Mercedes to implement a Supplemental Emission-Related Monitoring, Investigation and Reporting Protocol, at an estimated cost of $1 million per year.
Affected Vehicles:
• The following vehicles have been recalled to inspect and replace, if necessary, the catalytic converter:
1999-2001 Mercedes Benz ML 320 (VIN range A036519-A260405)
1999 -2001 Mercedes Benz ML 430 (VIN Range A057639-A260575)
• The following vehicles have been recalled to update the software and replace the secondary relay in air pumps:
2002-2004 Mercedes Benz SLK 32 AMG (VIN Range 227774-310327)
2002-2004 Mercedes Benz C32 AMG (VIN Range 131482-535283)
2003-2006 Mercedes Benz E 55 AMG Sedan (VIN Range 136286-917813)
2005-2006 Mercedes Benz E 55 AMG Wagon (VIN Range 715663-913573)
2003-2006 Mercedes Benz CL 55 AMG (VIN Range 030004-047689)
2003-2006 Mercedes Benz S 55 AMG (VIN Range 306185-484676)
2003-2006 Mercedes Benz SL 55 AMG (VIN Range 009541-116751)
2005 Mercedes Benz G55 AMG (VIN Range 146910-164172)
2005-2006 Mercedes Benz SLR (VIN Range 000018-001032)
2006 Mercedes Benz CLS 55 AMG (VIN Range 007370-061871)
• The following vehicles will have warranties for their catalytic converters extended to 10 years, unlimited mileage:
2000 Mercedes Benz CL 500 (FIN Range WDB2153751A000174 - WDB2153751A001519)
2000 Mercedes Benz S 430 (FIN Range WDB2200701A001280 - WDB2200701A121670)
2000 Mercedes Benz S 430 (FIN Range WDB2201701A000335 - WDB2201701A115308)
2000 Mercedes Benz S 500

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Re: Cat Converter

Hi all: Thanks for your constructive inputs. I appreciate them. I'll probably go with the OEM part. I've had several good offers. I've gone to several dealers about good will but no one would help. Thanks again, Jim

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Re: Cat Converter

this forum is great - i need the cat replaced on my 01 E320 4matic wagon and these posts are helping me negotiate w the dealer on price, etc. It's just a hair past the 8 yr expiration date on the warranty! An 01 delivered in 00:mad:

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