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Mabel
Posted on: 2009/12/12 20:10
Benzo mania
Joined: 2007/8/7
From: Shah Alam, Cyber Jaya, Sunway
Posts: 20052
Benz Model: S320L, E240, C200
Message:
Re: Tips To Help Make Your Car Last
Quote:

hasniz wrote:
25. Ideally for daily use like go to work,pasar,hantar anak sekolah use the 2nd car.Let our belove car relax a bit.



Salam hasniz,

Thanks for the additional tips. Really like this one...hehehe...


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yeo
Posted on: 2009/12/14 9:37
Quite a regular
Joined: 2009/9/13
From: kuala lumpur
Posts: 61
Benz Model: 300ce-24v
Message:
Re: Tips To Help Make Your Car Last

Quote:
do cycle thru all your gears at least once a week. reason being, those seldom used gears may be "dry" due to diuse. oil doesn't manage to coat the gears. so it's a good idea to cycle thru all the gears just to ensure sufficient oil coats all of them.


what i meant is, if we seldom use say L, 2, 3 gears, we should still engage them once in a while, so that the gears get lubricated well. otherwise, due to disuse, they may not be so well oiled thus when called into service, may suffer higher degree of wear and tear.

so some folks cycle thru their gears at least once a week.

thx for asking about my car. my mechanice in kl can't source for the mas control unit. enlisted dr gan's help too. his cousin can't source in melaka and muar as well.

could not understand how come this part could be so rare?

thx!

yeo
Mabel
Posted on: 2009/12/15 0:11
Benzo mania
Joined: 2007/8/7
From: Shah Alam, Cyber Jaya, Sunway
Posts: 20052
Benz Model: S320L, E240, C200
Message:
Re: Tips To Help Make Your Car Last
Quote:

yeo wrote:

what i meant is, if we seldom use say L, 2, 3 gears, we should still engage them once in a while, so that the gears get lubricated well. otherwise, due to disuse, they may not be so well oiled thus when called into service, may suffer higher degree of wear and tear.

so some folks cycle thru their gears at least once a week.



Thank you.

Quote:

yeo wrote:

thx for asking about my car. my mechanice in kl can't source for the mas control unit. enlisted dr gan's help too. his cousin can't source in melaka and muar as well.

could not understand how come this part could be so rare?

thx!

yeo


Have you tried Kelvin of Pro auto or Keras Jaya. Sometime, if it;s not available they can order it for you from Singapore.

http://www.mybenz.org/zoopp/html/modules/mylinks/viewcat.php?cid=14



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Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm
Take time to read. It is the fountain of wisdom
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Mabel
Posted on: 2009/12/15 0:13
Benzo mania
Joined: 2007/8/7
From: Shah Alam, Cyber Jaya, Sunway
Posts: 20052
Benz Model: S320L, E240, C200
Message:
Re: Tips To Help Make Your Car Last
1. Start with a car you like.
2. Regular interval service maintenance
3. Use fuel from a high volume station
4. Don't forget to warm up the engine (3-5min) before take off
5. Don't let fuel almost empty before refill
6. Reasonable speed (don't over stress, unless that car purposely for racing)
7. Measure when oil change use the correct engine oil
8. Dun save the money for your air filter and park plug
9. Check your engine oil in every 1000km
because m/benz is normal makan minyak hitam
10.Check the water tank before start car
11.Always remember your car have 5 tyres
12. Spend a few minutes a week checking under the hood.
13. M/benz gear box is every sensitive for water like when in driving look at the road have water dun try to pass it because your gear box breather air is at bottom so easy let the water go inside ur gear box.
14. When you park your car at a slope, make sure you pull the handbrake before you put your gears into P. That way, you make the brakes work for you and not the gear as a brake. This would minimise jerking when driving.
15. Develop a good working relationship with your mechanic preferably Mercedes Specialist workshop.
16. Periodically check the condition of the bonnet foam under the bonnet.
17. Apply Vaseline Total Moisturizer Cream from Watson to the seam and edges of the leather seat to prevent irritating noises.
18. Do not use any untested third party electronic enhancers or pour any undocument lubricants or fluids into your engine, transmission or fuel system.
19. Let the engine idle a few minutes after your drive. Meaning if you have speed your car to soem 120 kmph, let it idle down so that all the parts could be lubricated and the engine can be normalized. This is just like turbo cars where they have installed a turbo timer to help them obtained the idling. Since we do not install one, then leaving it idle a few seconds can help.
20. Donít change the cylinder oil immediately and in a hurry after getting to the workshop. The cool oil may have some adverse effect to the engine. Leave it with patience and only do it when the engine cools down about 20 minutes later after arrival.
21. If your model is 93-95 W124 line, W202 model and the early batch of W210, check the condition of your wiring harness cable.
22. Make sure every time a warning light comes on or something feels wrong it checked immediately.
23. One of the best ways to keep ur car lasting longer is,dont use it..try not to take ur car to places where u can walk to or practice car-pooling
24. Try not to wash the car engine.Clean it by rubbing with wet cloth & apply the wax for non-metal part.
25. Ideally for daily use like go to work,pasar,hantar anak sekolah use the 2nd car.Let our belove car relax a bit.
26. Do cycle thru all your gears at least once a week. reason being, those seldom used gears may be "dry" due to diuse. oil doesn't manage to coat the gears. so it's a good idea to cycle thru all the gears just to ensure sufficient oil coats all of them.


----------------
Cheers/Mabel

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm
Take time to read. It is the fountain of wisdom
Membership Number: One Nine Seven Seven

meng
Posted on: 2009/12/15 11:16
Home away from home
Joined: 2009/12/3
From: bukit jalil
Posts: 173
Benz Model: w124 260
Message:
Re: Tips To Help Make Your Car Last
by Mabel on 2009/12/15 0:13:23

1. Start with a car you like.
2. Regular interval service maintenance
3. Use fuel from a high volume station
4. Don't forget to warm up the engine (3-5min) before take off
5. Don't let fuel almost empty before refill
6. Reasonable speed (don't over stress, unless that car purposely for racing)
7. Measure when oil change use the correct engine oil
8. Dun save the money for your air filter and park plug
9. Check your engine oil in every 1000km
because m/benz is normal makan minyak hitam
10.Check the water tank before start car
11.Always remember your car have 5 tyres
12. Spend a few minutes a week checking under the hood.
13. M/benz gear box is every sensitive for water like when in driving look at the road have water dun try to pass it because your gear box breather air is at bottom so easy let the water go inside ur gear box.
14. When you park your car at a slope, make sure you pull the handbrake before you put your gears into P. That way, you make the brakes work for you and not the gear as a brake. This would minimise jerking when driving.
15. Develop a good working relationship with your mechanic preferably Mercedes Specialist workshop.
16. Periodically check the condition of the bonnet foam under the bonnet.
17. Apply Vaseline Total Moisturizer Cream from Watson to the seam and edges of the leather seat to prevent irritating noises.
18. Do not use any untested third party electronic enhancers or pour any undocument lubricants or fluids into your engine, transmission or fuel system.
19. Let the engine idle a few minutes after your drive. Meaning if you have speed your car to soem 120 kmph, let it idle down so that all the parts could be lubricated and the engine can be normalized. This is just like turbo cars where they have installed a turbo timer to help them obtained the idling. Since we do not install one, then leaving it idle a few seconds can help.
20. Donít change the cylinder oil immediately and in a hurry after getting to the workshop. The cool oil may have some adverse effect to the engine. Leave it with patience and only do it when the engine cools down about 20 minutes later after arrival.
21. If your model is 93-95 W124 line, W202 model and the early batch of W210, check the condition of your wiring harness cable.
22. Make sure every time a warning light comes on or something feels wrong it checked immediately.
23. One of the best ways to keep ur car lasting longer is,dont use it..try not to take ur car to places where u can walk to or practice car-pooling
24. Try not to wash the car engine.Clean it by rubbing with wet cloth & apply the wax for non-metal part.
25. Ideally for daily use like go to work,pasar,hantar anak sekolah use the 2nd car.Let our belove car relax a bit.
26. Do cycle thru all your gears at least once a week. reason being, those seldom used gears may be "dry" due to diuse. oil doesn't manage to coat the gears. so it's a good idea to cycle thru all the gears just to ensure sufficient oil coats all of them.
27.remember our oil change dun just follow the mileage remember engine oil also have lifespan mineral oil is 3 month synthetic oil is 5 month
28.use correct type oil to your car
29.also with your ATF 20000km or one year
with ever come fist
30.dun put your spot rim too over size
easy to damage your car suspension
MRDJ
Posted on: 2009/12/17 11:52
Home away from home
Joined: 2008/9/29
From: Shah Alam/Rawang
Posts: 355
Benz Model: S320 W140
Message:
Re: Tips To Help Make Your Car Last
1. Start with a car you like.
2. Regular interval service maintenance
3. Use fuel from a high volume station
4. Don't forget to warm up the engine (3-5min) before take off
5. Don't let fuel almost empty before refill
6. Reasonable speed (don't over stress, unless that car purposely for racing)
7. Measure when oil change use the correct engine oil
8. Dun save the money for your air filter and park plug
9. Check your engine oil in every 1000km
because m/benz is normal makan minyak hitam
10.Check the water tank before start car
11.Always remember your car have 5 tyres
12. Spend a few minutes a week checking under the hood.
13. M/benz gear box is every sensitive for water like when in driving look at the road have water dun try to pass it because your gear box breather air is at bottom so easy let the water go inside ur gear box.
14. When you park your car at a slope, make sure you pull the handbrake before you put your gears into P. That way, you make the brakes work for you and not the gear as a brake. This would minimise jerking when driving.
15. Develop a good working relationship with your mechanic preferably Mercedes Specialist workshop.
16. Periodically check the condition of the bonnet foam under the bonnet.
17. Apply Vaseline Total Moisturizer Cream from Watson to the seam and edges of the leather seat to prevent irritating noises.
18. Do not use any untested third party electronic enhancers or pour any undocument lubricants or fluids into your engine, transmission or fuel system.
19. Let the engine idle a few minutes after your drive. Meaning if you have speed your car to soem 120 kmph, let it idle down so that all the parts could be lubricated and the engine can be normalized. This is just like turbo cars where they have installed a turbo timer to help them obtained the idling. Since we do not install one, then leaving it idle a few seconds can help.
20. Donít change the cylinder oil immediately and in a hurry after getting to the workshop. The cool oil may have some adverse effect to the engine. Leave it with patience and only do it when the engine cools down about 20 minutes later after arrival.
21. If your model is 93-95 W124 line, W202 model and the early batch of W210, check the condition of your wiring harness cable.
22. Make sure every time a warning light comes on or something feels wrong it checked immediately.
23. One of the best ways to keep ur car lasting longer is,dont use it..try not to take ur car to places where u can walk to or practice car-pooling
24. Try not to wash the car engine.Clean it by rubbing with wet cloth & apply the wax for non-metal part.
25. Ideally for daily use like go to work,pasar,hantar anak sekolah use the 2nd car.Let our belove car relax a bit.
26. Do cycle thru all your gears at least once a week. reason being, those seldom used gears may be "dry" due to diuse. oil doesn't manage to coat the gears. so it's a good idea to cycle thru all the gears just to ensure sufficient oil coats all of them.
27.remember our oil change dun just follow the mileage remember engine oil also have lifespan mineral oil is 3 month synthetic oil is 5 month
28.use correct type oil to your car
29.also with your ATF 20000km or one year
with ever come fist
30.dun put your spot rim too over size
easy to damage your car suspension
31.ideally,around once a week u should take ur car on a 50-100 km drive..


----------------
-DJ-
Wise men don't judge

Mabel
Posted on: 2009/12/18 2:42
Benzo mania
Joined: 2007/8/7
From: Shah Alam, Cyber Jaya, Sunway
Posts: 20052
Benz Model: S320L, E240, C200
Message:
Re: Tips To Help Make Your Car Last
Meng and MRDJ,

Thanks for your input!


----------------
Cheers/Mabel

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm
Take time to read. It is the fountain of wisdom
Membership Number: One Nine Seven Seven

Mabel
Posted on: 2009/12/18 4:06
Benzo mania
Joined: 2007/8/7
From: Shah Alam, Cyber Jaya, Sunway
Posts: 20052
Benz Model: S320L, E240, C200
Message:
Re: Tips To Help Make Your Car Last
1. Start with a car you like.
2. Regular interval service maintenance
3. Use fuel from a high volume station
4. Don't forget to warm up the engine (3-5min) before take off
5. Don't let fuel almost empty before refill
6. Reasonable speed (don't over stress, unless that car purposely for racing)
7. Measure when oil change use the correct engine oil
8. Dun save the money for your air filter and park plug
9. Check your engine oil in every 1000km
because m/benz is normal makan minyak hitam
10.Check the water tank before start car
11.Always remember your car have 5 tyres
12. Spend a few minutes a week checking under the hood.
13. M/benz gear box is every sensitive for water like when in driving look at the road have water dun try to pass it because your gear box breather air is at bottom so easy let the water go inside ur gear box.
14. When you park your car at a slope, make sure you pull the handbrake before you put your gears into P. That way, you make the brakes work for you and not the gear as a brake. This would minimise jerking when driving.
15. Develop a good working relationship with your mechanic preferably Mercedes Specialist workshop.
16. Periodically check the condition of the bonnet foam under the bonnet.
17. Apply Vaseline Total Moisturizer Cream from Watson to the seam and edges of the leather seat to prevent irritating noises.
18. Do not use any untested third party electronic enhancers or pour any undocument lubricants or fluids into your engine, transmission or fuel system.
19. Let the engine idle a few minutes after your drive. Meaning if you have speed your car to soem 120 kmph, let it idle down so that all the parts could be lubricated and the engine can be normalized. This is just like turbo cars where they have installed a turbo timer to help them obtained the idling. Since we do not install one, then leaving it idle a few seconds can help.
20. Donít change the cylinder oil immediately and in a hurry after getting to the workshop. The cool oil may have some adverse effect to the engine. Leave it with patience and only do it when the engine cools down about 20 minutes later after arrival.
21. If your model is 93-95 W124 line, W202 model and the early batch of W210, check the condition of your wiring harness cable.
22. Make sure every time a warning light comes on or something feels wrong it checked immediately.
23. One of the best ways to keep ur car lasting longer is,dont use it..try not to take ur car to places where u can walk to or practice car-pooling
24. Try not to wash the car engine.Clean it by rubbing with wet cloth & apply the wax for non-metal part.
25. Ideally for daily use like go to work,pasar,hantar anak sekolah use the 2nd car.Let our belove car relax a bit.
26. Do cycle thru all your gears at least once a week. reason being, those seldom used gears may be "dry" due to diuse. oil doesn't manage to coat the gears. so it's a good idea to cycle thru all the gears just to ensure sufficient oil coats all of them.
27.remember our oil change dun just follow the mileage remember engine oil also have lifespan mineral oil is 3 month synthetic oil is 5 month
28.use correct type oil to your car
29.also with your ATF 20000km or one year
with ever come fist
30.dun put your spot rim too over size
easy to damage your car suspension
31.ideally,around once a week u should take ur car on a 50-100 km drive.
32. If your car smell petrol after refilling, Open the fuel tank Flap. Check the Fuel Tank NECK rubber seal to the Boot Compartment and check if it is seal properly.


----------------
Cheers/Mabel

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm
Take time to read. It is the fountain of wisdom
Membership Number: One Nine Seven Seven

Mabel
Posted on: 2009/12/18 4:14
Benzo mania
Joined: 2007/8/7
From: Shah Alam, Cyber Jaya, Sunway
Posts: 20052
Benz Model: S320L, E240, C200
Message:
Re: Tips To Help Make Your Car Last
1. Start with a car you like.
2. Regular interval service maintenance
3. Use fuel from a high volume station
4. Don't forget to warm up the engine (3-5min) before take off
5. Don't let fuel almost empty before refill
6. Reasonable speed (don't over stress, unless that car purposely for racing)
7. Measure when oil change use the correct engine oil
8. Dun save the money for your air filter and park plug
9. Check your engine oil in every 1000km
because m/benz is normal makan minyak hitam
10.Check the water tank before start car
11.Always remember your car have 5 tyres
12. Spend a few minutes a week checking under the hood.
13. M/benz gear box is every sensitive for water like when in driving look at the road have water dun try to pass it because your gear box breather air is at bottom so easy let the water go inside ur gear box.
14. When you park your car at a slope, make sure you pull the handbrake before you put your gears into P. That way, you make the brakes work for you and not the gear as a brake. This would minimise jerking when driving.
15. Develop a good working relationship with your mechanic preferably Mercedes Specialist workshop.
16. Periodically check the condition of the bonnet foam under the bonnet.
17. Apply Vaseline Total Moisturizer Cream from Watson to the seam and edges of the leather seat to prevent irritating noises.
18. Do not use any untested third party electronic enhancers or pour any undocument lubricants or fluids into your engine, transmission or fuel system.
19. Let the engine idle a few minutes after your drive. Meaning if you have speed your car to soem 120 kmph, let it idle down so that all the parts could be lubricated and the engine can be normalized. This is just like turbo cars where they have installed a turbo timer to help them obtained the idling. Since we do not install one, then leaving it idle a few seconds can help.
20. Donít change the cylinder oil immediately and in a hurry after getting to the workshop. The cool oil may have some adverse effect to the engine. Leave it with patience and only do it when the engine cools down about 20 minutes later after arrival.
21. If your model is 93-95 W124 line, W202 model and the early batch of W210, check the condition of your wiring harness cable.
22. Make sure every time a warning light comes on or something feels wrong it checked immediately.
23. One of the best ways to keep ur car lasting longer is,dont use it..try not to take ur car to places where u can walk to or practice car-pooling
24. Try not to wash the car engine.Clean it by rubbing with wet cloth & apply the wax for non-metal part.
25. Ideally for daily use like go to work,pasar,hantar anak sekolah use the 2nd car.Let our belove car relax a bit.
26. Do cycle thru all your gears at least once a week. reason being, those seldom used gears may be "dry" due to diuse. oil doesn't manage to coat the gears. so it's a good idea to cycle thru all the gears just to ensure sufficient oil coats all of them.
27.remember our oil change dun just follow the mileage remember engine oil also have lifespan mineral oil is 3 month synthetic oil is 5 month
28.use correct type oil to your car
29.also with your ATF 20000km or one year
with ever come fist
30.dun put your spot rim too over size
easy to damage your car suspension
31.ideally,around once a week u should take ur car on a 50-100 km drive.
32. If your car smell petrol after refilling, Open the fuel tank Flap. Check the Fuel Tank NECK rubber seal to the Boot Compartment and check if it is seal properly.
33. If you suspect current leakage, you may check it easily
by removing the battery (-) terminal and re-connect back. If there is great spark, the system is consuming a high current or could be some system in-car is still consuming current. Get a mechanic to check.


----------------
Cheers/Mabel

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm
Take time to read. It is the fountain of wisdom
Membership Number: One Nine Seven Seven

Mabel
Posted on: 2009/12/24 0:47
Benzo mania
Joined: 2007/8/7
From: Shah Alam, Cyber Jaya, Sunway
Posts: 20052
Benz Model: S320L, E240, C200
Message:
Re: Tips To Help Make Your Car Last
1. Start with a car you like.
2. Regular interval service maintenance
3. Use fuel from a high volume station
4. Don't forget to warm up the engine (3-5min) before take off
5. Don't let fuel almost empty before refill
6. Reasonable speed (don't over stress, unless that car purposely for racing)
7. Measure when oil change uses the correct engine oil
8. Dun save the money for your air filter and park plug
9. Check your engine oil in every 1000km since m/benz normally makan minyak hitam
10. Check the water tank before start car
11.Always remember your car have 5 tires
12. Spend a few minutes a week checking under the hood.
13. M/benz gear box is every sensitive for water like when in driving look at the road have water dun try to pass it because your gear box breather air is at bottom so easy let the water go inside ur gear box.
14. When you park your car at a slope, make sure you pull the handbrake before you put your gears into P. That way, you make the brakes work for you and not the gear as a brake. This would minimise jerking when driving.
15. Develop a good working relationship with your mechanic preferably Mercedes Specialist workshop.
16. Periodically check the condition of the bonnet foam under the bonnet. I think we'll all learn not to take the condition of the bonnet foam for granted.
17. Apply Vaseline Total Moisturizer Cream from Watson to the seam and edges of the leather seat to prevent irritating noises.
18. Do not use any untested third party electronic enhancers or pour any undocumented lubricants or fluids into your engine, transmission or fuel system.
19. Let the engine idle a few minutes after your drive. Meaning if you have speed your car to soem 120 kmph, let it idle down so that all the parts could be lubricated and the engine can be normalized. This is just like turbo cars where they have installed a turbo timer to help them obtained the idling. Since we do not install one, then leaving it idle a few seconds can help.
20. Donít change the cylinder oil immediately and in a hurry after getting to the workshop. The cool oil may have some adverse effect to the engine. Leave it with patience and only do it when the engine cools down about 20 minutes later after arrival.
21. If your model is 93-95 W124 line, W202 model and the early batch of W210, check the condition of your wiring harness cable.
22. Make sure every time a warning light comes on or something feels wrong it checked immediately.
23. One of the best ways to keep ur car lasting longer is,dont use it..try not to take ur car to places where u can walk to or practice car-pooling
24. Try not to wash the car engine.Clean it by rubbing with wet cloth & apply the wax for non-metal part.
25. Ideally for daily use like go to work,pasar,hantar anak sekolah use the 2nd car.Let our belove car relax a bit.
26. Do cycle thru all your gears at least once a week. reason being, those seldom used gears may be "dry" due to disuse. oil doesn't manage to coat the gears. so it's a good idea to cycle thru all the gears just to ensure sufficient oil coats all of them.
27.Remember our oil change dun just follow the mileage remember engine oil also have lifespan mineral oil is 3 month synthetic oil is 5 month
28.Use correct type oil to your car
29.Do the same with your ATF 20000km or one year with ever come fist
30.Donít put your spot rim too over size as it would damage your car suspension
31. Ideally, around once a week u should take ur car on a 50-100 km drive.
32. If your car smells petrol after refilling, open the fuel tank Flap. Check the Fuel Tank NECK rubber seal to the Boot Compartment and check if it is seal properly.
33. If you suspect current leakage, you may check it easily
by removing the battery (-) terminal and re-connect back. If there is great spark, the system is consuming a high current or could be some system in-car is still consuming current. Get a mechanic to check.
34. If your rear seat belt cannot auto pull-back (masuk semula), chances is that the return spring almost kong. Try this, pull out the belt until finish n release, try 2 3 times, spray with WD40 at the return sharf that attach the return spring which covered with black plastic cover...
35. Make sure you have a duplicate keys for your car.
36. When your car makes a funny noise, listen to it.
37. Once in a while check your charging voltage. It must be the range of 13.5V - 14.5 V to ensure that your your alternator is OK.


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