Fixed! 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 2.0L 4cyl turbo Engine R and R

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Hi my name is Alex. I have a 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 2.0L 4cyl turbo and am replacing the engine. Reason: street was a little flooded with water but able to drive still and something smacked the heck underneath and tore the oil pan along with everything else in the oil pan. Timing component and all are hanging and exposed. So, I have another engine. Removed all components necessary for removal. I observed before placing the engine hoist in place there is a matter of clearance! The vehicle is on a lift. The only way I can see about removing the engine is either 1) by taking it out with transmission as assembly from the top 2) removing the front bumber assembly (fans, radiator and condensor, etc. 3) place support like jack stands etc. on bottom of engine and cradle asy and raise the vehicle up? There is another issue but will post later as the engine needs to be placed in first. Any input would help. Thanks
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Okay no one replied..my question is ...what is the recomindation to remove the engine?
 

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My guess? Go out the top, with the trans attached. Don't be lazy, remove the hood. The radiator may have to go too, but I would try with it in place; see how it goes...
 

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I'm still in a bit of shock. What in the world was "able to drive still and something smacked the heck underneath' . How fast were you going?
 

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Water and engine oil make a decent lube but it's a bit light in viscosity. :rolleyes:

Years ago when I was working at a paving equipment dealership, we had an old Yale fork lift that had a flat head four in it. Head gasket leaked so much water in to the crankcase, we'd have to add water every other day to the radiator. The oil looked like Nestles Quik. The engine never complained; no knocking or smoking.
 
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My guess? Go out the top, with the trans attached. Don't be lazy, remove the hood. The radiator may have to go too, but I would try with it in place; see how it goes...
Thanks because I was considering that first. Until that thought flew in my head that I better ask! So basically in s sense there is no short way of doing this. "The long way is the better way!" I have much info on Mercedes Benz. But not the cls class for some reason. I may need some specs for exhaust turbo manifold. Well everything is just about dismantled. Except the cv joints, part of the suspension parts and mounts. Once pulled I'll separate. I do have another issue. I need the PRND selector to work. It does not light up (the lettering on dash). The transmission is ok. The gear range selector handle would act up sometimes and not get out of Park previously before all this happened. After moving the vehicle to it's right position the battery drained. The battery would hold up to 12.2 v after fully charged for 2 hrs. (Tried this 3 times already) And the CCA exceeded to 895. So in relation to the great selector. I seeing that this is going to need a replacement battery. And the aux battery seems to be fine. Also needing a gear range selector handle asy ( on dash) I have no info if this is a plug and play, or needs reprograming since I believe it has a module built into it and computer controlled. I will be on this vehicle in morning and keep you guys posted. Anyone who can shed some light on this would really appreciate it. Thank you. Oh yeah, thanks Bill I have to go that route you said.
 
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I'm still in a bit of shock. What in the world was "able to drive still and something smacked the heck underneath' . How fast were you going?
Well there was about 4 to 5 inches I'm guess but in the opposite traffic direction the both maybe going 30. However I believed through the opposite side and the RIP in current trucks were passing me up might of shot something underneath the vehicle. I'm sort of guessing on a probable scenario here. But sound good so far..lol
 

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I have only pulled a few engines from the bottom. Flat Corvair and VW ones came out nicely, but a Porsche 944 had me wishing we had gone the other way...
 
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OKAY!!! this one is fixed. Sorry to take so long on replying. It was better to take this engine and trans as an assembly from top. By the pics shown the sides of this engine at timing cover has a long hole along the side of alternator and opposite side. The timing chain and components shot off not only in bottom as seen in the pic but 3 ways. By taking off this engine from front or bottom....well. The only way to put it is the more you take off unnecessary the more trouble your asking. There were also electrical issues also the rodents didn't help either. The only part I did not think of is that being the year and getting a low mileage used engine for the price....which is a costly used engine. Very! Is that the year the plastics sort of gave out its integrity. Some parts that are plastic made did not hold up to pressure. luckily I did not surrender the core. Well all this is fixed and running like a champ. There was a lot of work to put on this one. I will send pics of other damages on engine when I get a chance. Thanks for all input. It was very, very helpfull!
 
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Oh yeah, to mention. It needed an alternator as debris shot off into the inner side of alternator and was hidden.
 
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