M272 engines and Mercedes Benz balance shaft engine issues in South Africa

Discussion in 'Gasoline' started by Benbza CT, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. Benbza CT

    Benbza CT New Member


    As our cars are made at the Factory in East London, South Africa, do you also recommend that we avoid the years 2004 to 2008 for M 272 and M273 engines due to the balance shaft issues?

    Is the answer regarding the early 7 G Tronic boxes of the same years the same - avoid them or are they unaffected?

    Many thanks,

  2. Kajtek1

    Kajtek1 Awesome Member

    MB publicized a note what engine numbers are affected by poor balance shaft and sure avoid those.
    Talking about global economy, you can bash South Africa, but on my MB I am finding parts made in Czech Republic, Poland, India, seems lately Behr parts come from China.
    As long as they pass MB quality control, I am fine with them.
  3. Benbza CT

    Benbza CT New Member

    Thanks Katjeki, I know thank you, I am trying to establish if it was a design or manufacturing error and whether it is a global or country specific problem.
    Can anybody help with the question?

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