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Thinking of buying this car

Lookingin to buying this car what kind of eperiance did any of you owners had?

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  • Alain@mabrumarine.com Sep 29, 2014

    I have a 2008 GL 320, 130K miles, perfect running truck, but I started to have several problems. EGR, Turbo leaks, Oil cooler leak, rear and fwd suspension, air cond compressor, Particular filter sensors..

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Got my GL 320 CDI in Jan. Drove it to Amelia Island, FL this Easter from Michigan and had 2500 miles at the time. 500 miles into the trip, 2 problems showed up. 1. low oil level warning indicator went on a total of 6-7 times for the round trip. I suspect the dealer I got it from did not hand over the veh to me with a full tank of oil. I had to put in 2 quarts on the way to FL. Had it checked at a MB dealer in JAX and they said there was no leak. The low oil level warning came on again on our trip back to MI but the oil levels were full. 2. The worst problem was that the shock absorber on my right rear wheel was defective. Noticed the problem on the way to FL when I stopped to check the oil level. Watch out for a metal-to-metal grinding noise. It is not the brakes! We had a fully loaded vehicle with 4 occupants and a Thule luggage carrier on top. I didn't know the shock absorber was the problem until I had the Jacksonville dealer take a look at it. Found out there are over 70+ SA's on backorder across the US. Tells me there may be a defective shock absorber problem. Since I needed a new one right away to make the return trip to MI, the dealer pulled a GL off their lot and transferred the SA to my vehicle. Thank God! Drove fine the rest of the way ty that may stress the front end bushings, etc.

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  • Alain@mabrumarine.com Aug 31, 2013

    I do not understand.. My sprinter 2008 now with 239k miles is doing just fine but my GL 320 with the same engine with just 104k miles started to have oil leaks close to the turbo, after several visits to the dealer now is in limp mode, they claim that I need a new servo motor for the air intake, this job will cost $1200, the rest is doing just fine, the steering got replace under warranty about 60k miles ago, new brakes, I am happy with this car but must make it to at least 200k to justify the original investment...

  • Alain@mabrumarine.com Apr 25, 2014

    I am now at 120K miles on my gl320 2008, the original problem regarding the oil leak was the oil cooler seals, I replaced the complete oil cooler for around $200, the rest was fine, few months later my air conditioning started to have issues, will work fine for weeks but sometimes will stop cooling, after few months the problem got worse, I evaluated the system and find out that the compressor was defective, the internal valve that open and close to control the temperature was not working correctly, those compressors do not have a clutch, they work all the time, when the valve is defective, the compressor must be replaced, I got one from Ebay with the accumulator drier, OEM original part for around $500, the replacement was not very complicated

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