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Old 01-16-2003, 07:19 PM
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What are the proper time intervals are for fluid flushes (hydraulics, coolant, steering, etc.)? every year? 2 years? or is it more based on mileage?
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Old 01-16-2003, 07:32 PM
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Most of us try for changing brake fluid every 2 years and coolant at least every 3 years and use MB coolant. I do the power steering fluid and filter every 2 years also. Oil and filter every 3,000 miles or every 3 months if you don't run up the milage that much.
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Old 01-16-2003, 10:41 PM
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every 30000 miles for fluids is the service manual recommendation for the w126's I would recommend 30000 or two years for the fluids (radiator, tranny, diff and brake fluid)
Oil they say every 7500 but I would recommend at least 5000 miles.
Martin Ingram
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Old 01-16-2003, 11:07 PM
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I don't know what the fluid change interval (if any at all) for the Hydraulic self-leveling suspension.

The fluid change interval required by Mercedes Benz for the Brake Fluid and Radiator coolant is as follows:

1. every two years for the brake fluid.

2. every three years for the radiator coolant.
Paul S.

2001 E430, Bourdeaux Red, Oyster interior.
79,200 miles.

1973 280SE 4.5, 170,000 miles. 568 Signal Red, Black MB Tex. "The Red Baron".
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