Serviced a C240 today.

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  1. Frank O' Phile

    Frank O' Phile Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    My good friend asked me to give his C240 a service, so as the weather was good I did it today. (Got the parts over the weekend from those good people at GSF)

    Got to say changing the plugs was exhausting. 12 of the blighters! and 6 of them you can actually see. Tried a few combinations of wrenches and attachments until I found one that worked. Plug socket (3\8), 3" extension (3\8), adaptor 3\8 - 1\2, and a ratchet. Perfect. Had to remove all coils, and move away the washer tank and airfilter top. Managed without removing the intake ducting though.

    Along with some fresh oil and filters, nip up a wheel bearing, fix the squeaky sterring damper, replace 10w tail light bulbs with 5s (one socket was melting?) and all was well purring like a nice V6. :bannana:

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    Thanks for the help (you know who you are) :thumb:

    ps. gratuitous shot of the bike too.
     
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    Good job :) i have a c240, so this will help me.
     
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    The job may have gone even better if you had used chocolate wholewheat biscuits when working on a petrol engine. I believe Hobnobs are more suited to the diesels :)

    BTW: How long have you owned that Norbar torque wrench? I shudder to think how old mine is!
     
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    Thats a big rachet to be using on spark plugs no wonder you had to take the washer bottle out. lol
     
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    Frank O' Phile

    Frank O' Phile Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    It's been handed down from generation to generation. :D


    Are you referring to the torque wrench or the trusty old Elora 1\2" ratchet? Never mind the washer bottle, I had to open the bonnet fully just to get it to turn.
     
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    Only 12 plugs - try changing 16 on clk500 and cl500!!

    :D
     
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    Excellent choice of biccys
     
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    Now this is debatable. I find Chocolate digestive better on diesels and mobile fish and chip shop engines. Hobnobs are reserved for proper engines i.e. petrol :D:devil:

    I heard it Andy and cant believe the foolishness of some folk :doh: :D:devil:
     
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    12 plugs, yes they are interesting to change arent they! My knuckles have only just healed after I changed mine!
     

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