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Old 04-29-2008, 04:06 PM
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E55 Service Questions

I have a 2001 E55 that has been sitting unused (on a battery tender) for 3 years and I want to get it back on the road.

Other than oil/filter, brake fluid, anti-freeze, and fuel filter, anything else I should consider servicing? The car only has 4700 miles on it.

Any MB Techs available here in the Northern NJ area that can come to my house (at a reasonable hourly rate or barter) and help me with the service. I have a pretty complete shop with lift but have never done any service on this car before. Thanks. Steve D

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Old 04-29-2008, 04:55 PM
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Drain the fuel & replace the filter before even tyring to start the engine!
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Old 04-29-2008, 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by ultgar View Post
.......I have a pretty complete shop with lift.....
Holy $$$hhhiiit!!! A "pretty complete shop"??? That's like saying an SLR has "pretty good" pick-up! But don't worry, I'm not the least bit jealous.
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Old 04-30-2008, 11:12 AM
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It will need new tires.
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Old 05-03-2008, 06:20 PM
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Very nice workshop. I have been shopping around at vintage Ferrari's and thought it might be fun to do some work on them myself and thought of building something similar (although not quite as nice). I just never have time anymore to do fun projects. I barely have time to get my cars to my mechanic anymore.

A good rule of thumb. If its fluid replace it. I would also go ahead and get all the filters on the car after a test so that the old filters pick up any "crud" that might have been floating around in the associated system.

A friend of mine collects Rolls Royce cars and seems to have the same problem you do. Keeping the batteries charged and keeping them "running" when he wants to drive them (Carburators are evil when they sit). Have you considered hiring someone to do this for you? Someone with some mechanical abilities that can come out once every few weeks and drive the cars to keep them going? Might end up cheaper in the long run and its much better for the car.

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