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Old 07-04-2005, 01:16 AM
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What should be done at 60 000 miles? 99C230K

I 'll be buying a W202 C230 Kompressor (1999) soon and it will have 96 000kms on it (roughly 60 000miles). Is this alot of mileage for this yr of car?

Also what should I look to do maintenance wise around this mileage if it was not done already?

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Old 07-04-2005, 01:43 AM
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here is a service sheet for your car, it outlines all service and at what intervals

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Thank you for the service manual Carson.

Basically the fuel filter needs to be changed and thats it?
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Thank you for the service manual Carson.

Basically the fuel filter needs to be changed and thats it?
it really depends on what has been done previously, looks like fuel filter and air filter,most of the service consists of inspections, basically just follow the sheet
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With the FSS service system, every service is either an A or B service.

There are a few items that are performed outside the A or B service, and they are all mileage or time dependent.

Fuel filter replacement is one of them, performed every 60,000 miles or five years (I think).

Another item is spark plugs, performed every 100,000 miles or five years. A 1999 model would be up for spark plugs.

Last, coolant is done at 3 year intervals, and brake fluid is done at 2 year intervals.
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Old 07-05-2005, 12:54 PM
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With the FSS service system, every service is either an A or B service.

There are a few items that are performed outside the A or B service, and they are all mileage or time dependent.

Fuel filter replacement is one of them, performed every 60,000 miles or five years (I think).

Another item is spark plugs, performed every 100,000 miles or five years. A 1999 model would be up for spark plugs.

Last, coolant is done at 3 year intervals, and brake fluid is done at 2 year intervals.
That list is comprehensive to all w202 chassis cars, however, the c230k is the m111 engine. Which needs plugs every 4 years or 45k miles. It runs a bit hotter spark because of the s/c. At 60k, it should have had the plugs done already if it was properly maintained, and should have another 30k left on the new set. Fuel Filter is advised at 60k.

My personal opinion, from a guy who has taken 3 w202's well past 100k, and one about to break into the century mark. Unless you have comprehensive documented service history of the cars. (and this applies to basically ALL used cars). Budget in all the wear / maintenance items in the purchase price.

My new to me used car checklist:

Air / Fuel / Cabin filters

Oil and filter service

Replace all fluids - coolant, brake etc...

Now, there is a debate about transmission services on these cars. A lot of people say you need the MB specialized tool to properly flush / check the level of these cars, as the level is designed to be measured within a very narrow temperature range. - Also MB considers these transmissions, the 722.5 a "lifetime fill" transmission. They DO sell a dipstick tool, and there are easy provisions to change the fluid, and the filter, but.... messing up the amount with either an underfill or overfill could prove more harm than good in this situation.

Personally Everything but the trans fluid, and brake fluid, as you need the computer to put the abs into bleed mode, is an easy, easy DIY and shouldn't cost you more than $50 in parts.

Couple of things with these cars, DO not deviate from MB coolant, just dont. If you open the recovery tank, and the coolant is green, dont buy the car.

Do not deviate from the synthetic OEM MB atf.

Now on a 60k mile w202, the front brake pads should have been done already, but the rears MAY be original, but low. Check them. There should be no leaks or smells on a properly maintained example. Suspension will need replacment in the somewhat near future, it wears gracefully, and unless you really know the car, and the way its supposed to ride, it may go un noticed. Telltale signs are bounce the car up and down on all four corners, if you hear any creaks or groans, figure some suspension work is in order.


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Oh my I hope its not a troublesome car like the W140! I havent driven the car im looking at yet. I did glance through the books and it did have some records but mostly for oil changes and did see some Service Bs and As if I recall.

As for the suspension you got me worried....how likely is this to go and how much $$?

Aswell for sure I would think to do the transmission fluid change ASAP probably not ever done.
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Oh my I hope its not a troublesome car like the W140! I havent driven the car im looking at yet. I did glance through the books and it did have some records but mostly for oil changes and did see some Service Bs and As if I recall.

As for the suspension you got me worried....how likely is this to go and how much $$?

Aswell for sure I would think to do the transmission fluid change ASAP probably not ever done.
Do not worry, these cars are flinstone cars in terms of maintenance and repairs to a w140. You could buy a w202 for what it would cost to get the average w140 back into perfect working order.

Suspension doesnt "go" it slowly wears (well except for the hydraulic suspensions on w140's, and some newer s classes). It is a wear item. Shocks loose their ability to dampen the motions of the suspension with age and time. The ride gets rougher, bouncier etc.... Springs are good for the life of the car, unless you want to change the ride height, what really needs to be replaced is shocks, about $350-$400, plus labor, or DIY.

At 60k it shouldnt be in immediate need of replacement (unless it was driven on horrible roads, and the driver aimed for every pothole he could find as a hobby). But as the car gets closer to 100k, it will start showing signs of wear.

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The head mechanic of the local MB dealer in town lives 2 streets away from me....well I became his "friend" and hes been doing work on my 126 whenever needed.

It got me thinking with what has to be done on the next car such as fluids etc....I can just get the parts and fluids and have him do it since he has (on the side) his own little customized garage with hoist which he does work for people....in this case I wouldnt worry as much and I will save $$. Buying all the original fluids from MB I dont think would be very exspensive.

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