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Old 03-22-2001, 10:10 PM
Vic Vicious
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Having a 13 yr old car with 260k miles, I try to do as much "preventive maintenance" whenever I have some major work done. (Shooting for a half million miles)

For example, needed to remove dash to replace climate control air-motors, so replaced AC evap drain hose and other rubber items, as well as all dash lights. However, my tech did not replace dash light rheostat, which failed about 6 months later.

Another example - ignition switch should be replaced by 200k miles, particularly if you (or previous owner) had a heavy key ring.

Any ideas on posting "lessons learned", particularly for high mileage vehicles? That way, we can benefit from others (sometimes painful) experiences?
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Old 03-22-2001, 10:50 PM
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From the sound of it, you've done well in regularly keeping your Benz in shape.

Just drive as you would with much pleasure as our Benzes are built to last more than a million miles, and the spare parts are pretty durable.

Regular driving will able you to detect any "irregular" sounds and responses which, once ractified, would save you on bigger service/repair bills.

Our MB would only have more problems if its not serviced regularly, or when its left to decorate your garage (just as airplanes will have more problems when they don't fly).
... Kerry

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Old 03-22-2001, 10:59 PM
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Old Spark Plugs Wire

Since we're on this thread, my 300SE has well over 100,00 miles on it and the manual recommends that the spark plug wires need to be changed at 100,000 miles.

My question is, and I'm sure Vic would be keen to know too, do I need to change the plug wires?

Visually, they look as good as they can be though they never have been changed.
... Kerry

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