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Old 11-29-2001, 09:10 PM
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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?



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Old 11-29-2001, 09:11 PM
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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.
Donnie Drummonds
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Old 11-30-2001, 12:42 AM
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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).

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