Service items

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  1. jupiter2step

    jupiter2step Active Member

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    As someone still relatively new to MBs, I am a little unsure as to what I need to ask for when the car is due its next service (expected in around 4 weeks time).

    I will be leaving it at an indy so they won't have access to Mercedes central computer system.

    I have the FSH in front of me - last time it had an 'A' service with a brake fluid change and fuel filter. Looking at my book, I think it is now due a 'B' service with air cleaner and dust filter.

    But a couple of things confuse me:

    1. Auto transmission oil has been changed once, in 2008 with 51k on the clock. There is now 104k on the clock - should I ask for it to be done again? (Book says "service once at 60,000km")

    2. How do I know what type of engine I have? The service book says that certain elements need done for certain types of engine (eg, air cleaner element replaced for 113 and 272 elements every 2 years)

    3. What type of oil should be used? Car has FMB / indy specialist history but oils used seem to be a mixture of 10w40 and 5w30.

    4. My service book seems to have run of places to put the stamp. I guess I could get another from a dealer or maybe have a look on ebay?

    Many thanks for you help.
     
  2. @MARK

    @MARK Active Member

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    I would expect any indy worth his salt will be able to answer all these questions for you (except for the full service book)
     
  3. Merc Owner 2B

    Merc Owner 2B MB Enthusiast

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    In my opinion any good Indy worth his salt will know exactly what needs doing. Alot of these guys are MB trained so will be well aware of all service intervals etc.
     
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