Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-29-2001, 09:10 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Oakland, CA
Posts: 94
Question Preventative Measures?

Hi everyone,

I acquired a beautiful 92 300CE a couple of months ago -- my first MB. I've read a couple of stories on here concerning devastating engine problems/failures, and the replies seem to indicate that at least some of them could have been avoided with a bit of preventative maintenance and foresight. The stories scare me, frankly, so my question is this: what mechanical issues (in terms of keeping the engine running smoothly for a long time) should I be thinking of at this point? The car has about 112K miles on it -- is there anything that I should be replacing soon, or at the very least should I expect anything to fail or encounter problems?

Thanks,

Zach
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-29-2001, 09:11 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Suwanee, GA, USA
Posts: 4,712
The biggest thing is to NEVER overheat the engine and to change the oil on a very regular basis.
Good luck with your new-to-you car.
__________________
Benzmac:
Donnie Drummonds
ASE CERTIFIED MASTER AUTO TECHNICIAN
MERCEDES SPECIALIST 11 YRS
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-30-2001, 12:42 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Oakland, CA
Posts: 94
Thanks for the advice guys. Incidentally, on the subject of engine temperature, mine almost never seems to get above 80 C. I don't think I've ever seen it get anywhere close to 90, but then again I've only had it during winter in a relatively cold environment (CA bay area).
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Extended Warranty, Preventative Maintenance Musings shertex Diesel Discussion 3 12-26-2004 11:53 PM
Preventative maintenance on back of dash panel The Warden Diesel Discussion 4 06-25-2003 10:53 PM
1988 420SEL Preventative Maintenance darius Tech Help 6 04-09-2003 10:15 PM
Thermostat that measures the outside temperature ... AuctorEcclesiae Tech Help 1 03-12-2003 10:47 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page