Balance Shaft Suspect serial Range Question

Looking at several used cars, I see some e350 or ml350 engines that fall into this suspected range for bad balancer shafts that are higher mileage between 100K - 160K. No record of any balancer shaft issues.

Does this mean that SOME M272 engines within that serial range may NOT have a bad part in them? Or did those people just get lucky?

Would it be unwise to buy one in that range with higher miles even if it pristine?


Nov 10, 2017 @ 13:52 pm