Mercedes-Benz 2008 SL 550 Operator`s manual

Maintenance Booklet 2008 Passenger Cars
C-Class, SLK-Class, CLS-Class, S-Class, CL-Class
(except AMG, S600, CL600)
PLEASE NOTE
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU
HAVE YOUR VEHICLE SERVICED BY
YOUR AUTHORIZED MERCEDES-BENZ
CENTER WHO IS FULLY EQUIPPED
TO PROVIDE THIS SERVICE AND THAT
GENUINE MERCEDES-BENZ PARTS BE
USED.
SERVICE, REPLACEMENT, OR REPAIR OF
THE EMISSION CONTROL DEVICES AND
SYSTEMS CAN BE PERFORMED BY ANY
AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR ESTABLISHMENT
OR INDIVIDUAL USING CERTIFIED
PARTS.
THE USE OF DEFECTIVE OR NON-EQUIVALENT PARTS MAY RESULT IN YOUR
EMISSION PERFORMANCE
WARRANTY CLAIM BEING DENIED.
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Maintenance Booklet
Protecting the environment
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Natural resources form the basis of our existence on this planet. The objectives of our
policy are for these resources to be used
sparingly and in a manner which takes the
requirements of both nature and humanity
into account.
Our declared policy is integrated environmental protection. This policy starts at the
root causes and encompasses in its management decisions all the consequences
for the environment which could arise from
production processes or the products
themselves.
You too can help to protect the environment by operating your Mercedes-Benz in
an environmentally responsible manner.
Operating conditions and your individual
driving style to a large extent influence fuel
consumption and the rate of engine, brake,
and tire wear. To reduce fuel consumption
and the rate of wear, please consider the
following:
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• Avoid short trips.
• Make sure that the tire pressures are always correct.
• Avoid frequent, abrupt acceleration.
• Do not carry any unnecessary weight.
• Remove ski holders and roof racks once
you no longer need them.
• Do not warm up the engine with the car
stationary.
• Shift gears such that each gear is used
only up to 2/3 of its maximum engine
speed.
• Keep an eye on the vehicle's fuel consumption.
A regularly serviced vehicle will also help
protect the environment. You should adhere to the maintenance intervals displayed by the Maintenance System service
indicator, along with other maintenance
work described in this booklet.
We recommend that you have maintenance
services performed by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center using Genuine
Mercedes-Benz parts.
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Contents
Introduction
Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System 4
Regular checks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Notes on the warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Parts / Operating materials . . . . . .10
Service records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Emission system maintenance
Gasoline Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Emission Control System Caution Gasoline Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Maintenance descriptions
Maintenance overview C-Class . . . .
Maintenance overview CL-Class . . .
Maintenance overview CLS-Class . .
Maintenance overview S-Class . . . .
Maintenance overview SLK-Class . .
First visit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire rotations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance services . . . . . . . . . .
Recommended high-mileage
checks at 143,000 miles . . . . . . . .
Emission System Maintenance
Jobs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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60
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62
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72
Confirmations
First visit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Tire rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Maintenance services. . . . . . . . . . . .19
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Maintenance Booklet
Introduction
We want you to enjoy your MercedesBenz automobile. Vehicle safety and operational reliability are two very important factors and to maintain them,
regular maintenance services are necessary.
We continuously strive to improve our
product and ask for your understanding
that we reserve the right to make
changes in the periodic maintenance
work which is required for our vehicles.
The information in this manual is
accurate as of the editorial date. At the
time of your scheduled maintenance
appointments with your authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center, the most current
maintenance work information will be
utilized for your vehicle’s age or mileage.
Please check with your authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center for any changes
to the periodic maintenance work
required for your vehicle.
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Your Mercedes-Benz comes equipped
with the Mercedes-Benz Maintenance
System. The Maintenance system tracks
distance driven and the time elapsed
since your last service. In addition, it calculates service items that need to be performed and other required maintenance
work. The next necessary maintenance
service is indicated in the multifunction
display in the instrument cluster.
The maintenance services will be indicated by showing a service type A through
type H in the multifunction display.Types
A through H are classified based on the
estimated time needed to perform the
maintenance service, ranging from up to
approximately one hour (type A) to up to
approximately eight hours (type H).
C-Class only
Maintenance services will be indicated by
showing types A or B in the multifunction
display. The service type displayed indicates whether a Minor (A) or Major (B)
service is required (> pgs 62, 64) and is
based on distance driven and time
elapsed since the last service.
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When scheduling a maintenance appointment with your authorized MercedesBenz Center, always indicate the service
type that appears in the multifunction
display. This will help the Mercedes-Benz
Center to schedule your vehicle maintenance in the most efficient manner.
A descriptive listing of the service items
are contained in this booklet, starting on
page 62. Following each maintenance
service, your Mercedes-Benz Center will
reset the Maintenance System service
indicator by confirming the service items
performed.
!
If the Maintenance System maintenance service counter was inadvertently reset, have a Mercedes-Benz
Center correct it. Please only reset if
the proper maintenance service has
been performed. Resetting the system without performing the proper
maintenance service will result in
engine and/or other vehicle damage
not covered by the Mercedes-Benz
Limited Warranty.
Tire rotation - Your vehicle’s tires are a
critical component to overall vehicle
performance and vehicle stability. The
useful life of tires will vary and is
proportional to tire type, speed rating,
ambient conditions, tire loading, tire
inflation pressure, road surfaces, and
individual driving style, among other
factors. Therefore, Mercedes-Benz
recommends regular checks for wear and
proper inflation and, if applicable to your
vehicle’s tire configuration, tire rotation.
Tire rotations can be performed on
vehicles with the same tire dimensions all
around. If your vehicle is equipped with
the same tire dimensions all around, tires
can be rotated by observing a front-torear rotation pattern that will maintain
the intended rotation (spinning) direction
of the tire (on unidirectional tires, an
arrow on the sidewall indicates the
intended rotation or spinning direction of
the tire). In some cases, such as when
your vehicle is configured with staggeredsize (different tire sizes, front vs. rear),
tire rotations are not possible.
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Introduction
If your vehicle’s tire configuration allows
for tire rotation, tire rotation should be
performed in accordance with the tire
manufacturer’s recommended intervals,
or sooner at first signs of irregular
(uneven) tread wear. Tire manufacturer’s
rotation recommendations will
necessitate a tire rotation at least once in
between maintenance services and at
every maintenance service based on
Mercedes-Benz maintenance intervals.
The first tire rotation, so long as it occurs
before 6,500 miles (vehicle odometer),
will be provided at no charge by an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.
Should a tire rotation not be possible for
your vehicle’s tire configuration, an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center will
check your tires for proper tire inflation
pressure and perform a tread inspection,
also at no charge courtesy of MercedesBenz, so long as this occurs before 6,500
miles (vehicle odometer).
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For your convenience, this Maintenance
Booklet contains a tire rotation
confirmation page on which you can
record the date and mileage when tire
rotations were performed.
Severe operating conditions - The
maintenance intervals have been
determined so that the vehicle, under
normal operating conditions, should
operate properly between maintenance
services. Severe operating conditions
may call for correspondingly sooner
replacement of the following items:
INTERIOR FILTERS (e.g. dust filter,
recirculating air filter, activated charcoal
filter or combination filter) are replaced
as called for by the Maintenance System.
Under severe dust conditions, or with the
Climate Control frequently operating in
the air recirculation mode, the filters
should be replaced correspondingly
sooner and changed more frequently
than as called for by the Maintenance
System.
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SPARK PLUGS. The Maintenance System
calls for spark plug replacement
according to the mileage specified at
Service 12 or 5 years, whichever comes
first. Severe operating conditions
(frequent starting and stopping, excessive
idling, sustained fast highway driving) may
call for spark plugs to be replaced
correspondingly sooner.
COOLANT. Have the coolant (water/anticorrosion/antifreeze mixture) replaced
every 143,000 miles or 15 years, see page
69.
Replacement of coolant may be required
more frequently if coolant is not maintained according to instructions and/or
other than approved anticorrosion/antifreeze products for your vehicle are being
used. For instructions on coolant, see
“Coolants” in your vehicle Operator’s
Manual. For a listing of approved anticorrosion/antifreeze products for your vehicle, refer to the Factory Approved Service
Products pamphlet, or contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Wear items - While the Maintenance
System calls for inspection of certain wear
items, the system does not make any
judgment on the condition of these wear
items. Only a qualified technician can
determine if a wear item needs to be
replaced.
Engine oils and oil filters are specifically
tested for their suitability in our engines
and durability for our service intervals.
Therefore, only use approved engine oils
and oil filters required for vehicles with
Maintenance System. For a listing of
approved engine oils and oil filters, refer
to the Factory Approved Service products
pamphlet, or contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
Using engine oils and oil filters of
specification other than those expressly
required for the Maintenance System or
changing of oil and oil filter at change
intervals longer than those called for by
the Maintenance System will result in
engine damage not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
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Introduction
Regular checks
In addition to the services, we recommend that you check the following items
regularly (for example: weekly, when refueling, or before any long journey):
• Engine oil level - Depending on how
your vehicle is equipped, check the engine oil level using the oil level dipstick
or the control system via the multifunction steering wheel/display. Further
information about engine oil level
measurement can be found in the vehicle Operator’s Manual.
• Coolant level - Please refer to the Operator’s Manual for the correct procedure to check the coolant level.
• Brake fluid level - If brake fluid has to
be added, see an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center to determine the
cause, e.g. leaks or worn brake pads.
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• Windshield washing system - If the
washer fluid level drops below 1/3, the
windshield washer fluid level warning
lamp will illuminate. Add washer fluid
mixed with Mercedes-Benz windshield
washer solvent/concentrate, test
function and check wiper blades.
• Check lights
• Tire condition and pressures –
Check at least every other week.
Please refer to section “Tires and
wheels” in the Operator’s Manual for
guidelines and correct procedures to
check tire condition and pressures.
Please refer to the Factory Approved
Service Products booklet or see your
Mercedes-Benz Center for more information on selecting the proper fluids, lubricants, and oils for your vehicle.
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Notes on the warranty
An extensive and well-equipped network
of Mercedes-Benz Centers is at your disposal for service work. Your authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center can ensure that
your vehicle is professionally and thoroughly serviced and repaired.
Please see the Service and Warranty
Information booklet for detailed
information on warranty terms and
coverage.
Please follow the instructions given in
this Maintenance Booklet, even if you
entrust the vehicle to a third party for
use or care. Only in this way will you
be able to ensure that your warranty
rights are not affected.
We strongly recommend that you
have your vehicle serviced by your
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
which is fully equipped to provide this
service.
Please note that engines have to be
serviced in accordance with special
instructions and using special measuring
equipment to comply with legal
requirements concerning exhaust
emissions. Modifications to or tampering
with emissions components is not
permissible. Your authorized MercedesBenz Center is familiar with the relevant
regulations.
Service, replacement, or repair of the
emission control devices and systems
can be performed by any automotive
repair establishment or individual using certified parts.
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Introduction
Parts / Operating materials
Service records
We recommend only the use of Genuine
Mercedes-Benz parts for service and repairs, since they meet our specifications.
It is also important to only use fuels, lubricants and anticorrosion/antifreeze coolant meeting factory specifications.
Please refer to the Factory Approved
Service Products booklet or see your
Mercedes-Benz Center for more information on this subject.
Your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
will certify in the Maintenance Booklet
the maintenance services on your vehicle
which it has performed.
Other than the maintenance services described, the Maintenance Booklet does
not record or reflect any repair work that
may have been performed to your vehicle. Please keep those receipts with your
vehicle records.
For information concerning warranty, see
your Service and Warranty Information
booklet.
Your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
will gladly furnish additional information
on the maintenance of your vehicle.
We extend our best wishes for many
miles of safe, pleasurable driving.
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
A DaimlerChrysler Company
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Emission System Maintenance
Gasoline Engines
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and, in California, the Air Resources
Board have certified that the emission
control systems of your vehicle comply
with the applicable exhaust emission
standards for MY 2008 vehicles. This vehicle also complies with the applicable
Canadian Motor Vehicle Emission Standards.
To be certain that the emission control
systems function as designed, regular
maintenance is necessary for components of the vehicle which affect exhaust
and evaporative emissions composition.
The vehicle owner is responsible for the
regular maintenance of the emission control system, as well as the use of premium unleaded gasoline with an anti-knock
index of at least 91 (displayed on the
pump) in all gasoline engine models unless otherwise specified.
Failure to properly maintain the emission
system may result in repairs not being
covered by the emission system warranties.
Explanations of each maintenance job
are given in numerical order on page 72.
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Emission System Maintenance
Emission Control System Caution Gasoline Engines
Your Mercedes-Benz vehicle is equipped
with both a three-way catalyst and a
closed loop oxygen sensor system to
comply with current exhaust emission
regulations. Keep your vehicle in proper
operating condition by following our recommended maintenance instructions as
outlined.
The following has to be adhered to:
a) In all gasoline engine models, use
only premium unleaded gasoline with
an anti-knock index of at least 91 (as
displayed on the pump) unless otherwise specified. Damage to the engine
could occur if premium unleaded fuel is
not used. Refer to the Operator’s Manual
for special precautions.
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b) Leaded gasoline should not be used
under any circumstances. Damage
to the emission control components
will result.
c) In select models, the use of Ethanol
(E85) is also permissible. Models capable of also operating with E85 are
identified by a label on the fuel filler
flap reading ’Premium gasoline or E85
only!’. Do not use Ethanol fuel (E85) to
operate any vehicle unless it is specifically identified as Ethanol fuel (E85)
compatible. Damage to the engine
could occur if improper fuels are used.
Refer to the Operator’s Manual for
special precaution.
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Emission System Maintenance
d) The specified engine maintenance
jobs have to be performed completely and at the required intervals. Correct ignition timing and
properly functioning spark plugs for instance are important for the service
life of the catalysts. Failure to properly
perform the specified maintenance
jobs may adversely affect the emission control system on the vehicle and
reduce its service life.
e) The operation of the emission control system must not be altered in
any way. Alterations are not permissible by law. In addition, alterations may
result in damage to the catalysts, increased fuel consumption, and impaired engine running conditions.
f) Irregular engine running conditions
should be corrected immediately by
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Such irregular running conditions
can influence the proper function of the
emission control system.
If the “CHECK ENGINE” indicator lamp in
the instrument cluster illuminates when
the engine is running, it indicates a possible malfunction of the engine management system or emission control system.
We recommend that you have the malfunction checked as soon as possible.
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Confirmations
First visit: 1,000 - 3,000 miles
First visit
provided at
no charge*
*This first visit for a basic vehicle diagnostic test at an authorized MercedesBenz Center is provided at no charge.
Please refer to the Service and Warranty
Information Booklet for full details.
Date: ___________________________
Odometer: ______________________
Rubber stamp
Performed
Yes/No
Diagnostic test
† {
Q+A on vehicle
† {
First visit:
1,000 miles 3,000 miles
Signature
Appointment Month/year
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Tire rotation
If applicable to your vehicle’s tire configuration (see page 5), tire rotation should be performed in
accordance with the tire manufacturer’s recommended intervals, or sooner at first signs of irregular
(uneven) tread wear. Tire manufacturer’s rotation recommendations will necessitate a tire rotation at
least once in between maintenance services and at every maintenance service based on Mercedes-Benz
maintenance intervals.
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
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Tire rotations should be performed in accordance with the tire manufacturer’s recommendations in the
Tire Warranty Pamphlet included in your vehicle literature portfolio. However, tires should be rotated at
the first sign of irregular tread wear, even if it occurs before the recommended rotation intervals, and
should be checked regularly for wear and proper inflation. Please note that the useful life of tires will
vary depending on tire type, speed rating, road surfaces, and individual driving style.
The first tire rotation occurring at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center at any time up to 6,500 miles
(vehicle odometer) is provided at no charge.
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First tire
rotation
provided at
no charge*
*This first tire rotation at an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center at any time up to
6,500 miles (vehicle odometer) is provided at no charge. Please refer to the Service and Warranty Information Booklet for
full details.
Reminder:
Tire rotation
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Tire rotation
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 13,000 miles
Services 1/A, 3 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
First
Maintenance
due
13,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 26,000 miles
Services 2/B, 3 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
26,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 39,000 miles
Services 1/A, 3 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
39,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Maintenance: 52,000 miles
Services 2/B, 3 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
52,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 65,000 miles
Services 1/A, 3 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
65,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 78,000 miles
Services 2/B, 3 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
78,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Maintenance: 91,000 miles
Services 1/A, 3 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
91,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 104,000 miles
Services 2/B, 3 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
104,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Maintenance: 117,000 miles
Services 1/A, 3 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
117,000 miles
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
or
Month/year
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 130,000 miles
Services 2/B, 3 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
130,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 143,000 miles
Services 1/A, 3, other applicable services and
recommended high-mileage checks
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
143,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 156,000 miles
Services 2/B, 3 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
156,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 169,000 miles
Services 1/A, 3 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
169,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 182,000 miles
Services 2/B, 3 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
182,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 195,000 miles
Services 1/A, 3 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
195,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Maintenance service descriptions
Required Vehicle Maintenance Service Work
(including Emission System Maintenance)
Notes:
For an overview of maintenance services and intervals, see page 50.
Maintenance services must be performed at the number of miles or years (whichever comes first) as indicated,
except where no time interval available or otherwise noted.
If your vehicle exceeds the mileage shown in the maintenance service overview, continue to maintain the vehicle by having performed
the maintenance services at the time or mileage intervals (whichever comes first) as indicated starting on page 60.
Detailed descriptions for each maintenance service can be found starting on page 62.
For description of emission system maintenance jobs, see page 72.
The four digit-numbers listed next to the maintenance services
are reference numbers of the detailed maintenance job descriptions
listed in the Mercedes-Benz maintenance information used by Mercedes-Benz technicians.
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Maintenance service overview C-Class (204)
Miles
1,000 - 3,000
13,000
26,000
39,000
52,000
65,000
78,000
91,000
Time
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
First visit (컄 page 60)
Tire rotation (컄 page 61)
Service A (컄 page 62)
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If applicable to your vehicle’s tire configuration (see page 5), tire rotations should be performed in accordance with the tire manufacturer’s recommended intervals, or sooner at first signs of irregular (uneven) treadwear. Tire manufacturer’s rotation recommendations will necessitate a
tire rotation at least once in between maintenance services and at every maintenance service based on Mercedes-Benz maintenance intervals.
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Service B (컄 page 64)
Service 3 (컄 page 67)
Service 4 (컄 page 67)
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Service 5 (컄 page 67)
Service 6 (컄 page 67)
Service 7 (컄 page 67)
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Service 8 (컄 page 68)
Service 9 (컄 page 68)
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Service 10 (컄 page 68)
•
Service 11 (컄 page 68)
•2
Service 12 (컄 page 69)
Service 13 (컄 page 69)
•5
Service 20 (컄 page 69)
High-mileage checks (컄 page 70)
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1
not mileage dependent; only time interval applies 2 at 91,000 miles or 5 years
5
not time dependent; only mileage-interval applies
Maintenance Booklet
Maintenance service overview C-Class (204)
Miles
104,000
117,000
130,000
143,000
156,000
169,000
182,000
195,000
Time
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
First visit
Tire rotation
If applicable to your vehicle’s tire configuration (see page 5), tire rotations should be performed in accordance with the tire manufacturer’s recommended intervals, or sooner at first signs of irregular (uneven) treadwear. Tire manufacturer’s rotation recommendations will necessitate a
tire rotation at least once in between maintenance services and at every maintenance service based on Mercedes-Benz maintenance intervals.
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Service A
Service B
Service 3
Service 4
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Service 5
Service 6
Service 7
Service 8
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Service 9
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Service 10
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3
Service 11
•4
Service 12
•3
Service 13
Service 20
•5
High-mileage checks
1
not mileage dependent; only time-interval applies
3
at 143,000 miles or 15 years
4
at 182,000 miles or 10 years
5 not
time dependent; only mileage-interval applies
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Maintenance service overview CL-Class (216)
Miles
1,000 - 3,000
13,000
26,000
39,000
52,000
65,000
78,000
91,000
Time
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
First visit (컄 page 60)
Tire rotation (컄 page 61)
Service 1 (컄 page 62)
•
If applicable to your vehicle’s tire configuration (see page 5), tire rotations should be performed in accordance with the tire manufacturer’s recommended intervals, or sooner at first signs of irregular (uneven) treadwear. Tire manufacturer’s rotation recommendations will necessitate a
tire rotation at least once in between maintenance services and at every maintenance service based on Mercedes-Benz maintenance intervals.
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Service 2 (컄 page 64)
Service 3 (컄 page 67)
Service 4 (컄 page 67)
Service 5 (컄 page 67)
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Service 6 (컄 page 67)
Service 7 (컄 page 67)
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Service 8 (컄 page 68)
Service 9 (컄 page 68)
Service 10 (컄 page 68)
Service 11 (컄 page 68)
•2
Service 12 (컄 page 69)
Service 13 (컄 page 69)
•5
Service 20 (컄 page 69)
High-mileage checks (컄 page 70)
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1
not mileage dependent; only time interval applies 2 at 91,000 miles or 5 years
5
not time dependent; only mileage-interval applies
Maintenance Booklet
Maintenance service overview CL-Class (216)
Miles
104,000
117,000
130,000
143,000
156,000
169,000
182,000
195,000
Time
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
First visit
Tire rotation
If applicable to your vehicle’s tire configuration (see page 5), tire rotations should be performed in accordance with the tire manufacturer’s recommended intervals, or sooner at first signs of irregular (uneven) treadwear. Tire manufacturer’s rotation recommendations will necessitate a
tire rotation at least once in between maintenance services and at every maintenance service based on Mercedes-Benz maintenance intervals.
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Service 1
Service 2
Service 3
Service 4
Service 5
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Service 6
Service 7
Service 8
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Service 9
Service 10
•4
Service 11
•3
Service 12
•4
Service 13
Service 20
•5
High-mileage checks
1
not mileage dependent; only time-interval applies
3
at 182,000 miles or 10 years
4
at 143,000 miles or 15 years
5 not
time dependent; only mileage-interval applies
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Maintenance service overview CLS-Class (219)
Miles
1,000 - 3,000
13,000
26,000
39,000
52,000
65,000
78,000
91,000
Time
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
First visit (컄 page 60)
Tire rotation (컄 page 61)
Service 1 (컄 page 62)
•
If applicable to your vehicle’s tire configuration (see page 5), tire rotations should be performed in accordance with the tire manufacturer’s recommended intervals, or sooner at first signs of irregular (uneven) treadwear. Tire manufacturer’s rotation recommendations will necessitate a
tire rotation at least once in between maintenance services and at every maintenance service based on Mercedes-Benz maintenance intervals.
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Service 2 (컄 page 64)
Service 3 (컄 page 67)
Service 4 (컄 page 67)
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Service 5 (컄 page 67)
Service 6 (컄 page 67)
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Service 7 (컄 page 67)
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Service 8 (컄 page 68)
•1
Service 9 (컄 page 68)
Service 10 (컄 page 68)
Service 11 (컄 page 68)
•2
Service 12 (컄 page 69)
Service 13 (컄 page 69)
•5
Service 20 (컄 page 69)
High-mileage checks (컄 page 70)
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1
not mileage dependent; only time interval applies 2 at 91,000 miles or 5 years
5
not time dependent; only mileage-interval applies
Maintenance Booklet
Maintenance service overview CLS-Class (219)
Miles
104,000
117,000
130,000
143,000
156,000
169,000
182,000
195,000
Time
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
First visit
Tire rotation
If applicable to your vehicle’s tire configuration (see page 5), tire rotations should be performed in accordance with the tire manufacturer’s recommended intervals, or sooner at first signs of irregular (uneven) treadwear. Tire manufacturer’s rotation recommendations will necessitate a
tire rotation at least once in between maintenance services and at every maintenance service based on Mercedes-Benz maintenance intervals.
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Service 1
Service 2
Service 3
Service 4
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Service 6
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Service 7
Service 8
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Service 9
Service 10
•4
Service 11
•3
Service 12
•4
Service 13
Service 20
•5
High-mileage checks
1
not mileage dependent; only time-interval applies
3
at 182,000 miles or 10 years
4
at 143000 miles or 15 years
5 not
time dependent; only mileage-interval applies
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Maintenance service overview S-Class (221)
Miles
1,000 - 3,000
13,000
26,000
39,000
52,000
65,000
78,000
91,000
Time
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
First visit (컄 page 60)
Tire rotation (컄 page 61)
Service 1 (컄 page 62)
•
If applicable to your vehicle’s tire configuration (see page 5), tire rotations should be performed in accordance with the tire manufacturer’s recommended intervals, or sooner at first signs of irregular (uneven) treadwear. Tire manufacturer’s rotation recommendations will necessitate a
tire rotation at least once in between maintenance services and at every maintenance service based on Mercedes-Benz maintenance intervals.
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Service 2 (컄 page 64)
Service 3 (컄 page 67)
Service 4 (컄 page 67)
Service 5 (컄 page 67)
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Service 6 (컄 page 67)
Service 7 (컄 page 67)
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Service 8 (컄 page 68)
•1
Service 9 (컄 page 68)
•1
Service 10 (컄 page 68)
•1
Service 11 (컄 page 68)
•2
Service 12 (컄 page 69)
Service 13 (컄 page 69)
•5
Service 20 (컄 page 69)
High-mileage checks (컄 page 70)
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1
not mileage dependent; only time interval applies 2 at 91,000 miles or 5 years
5
not time dependent; only mileage-interval applies
Maintenance Booklet
Maintenance service overview S-Class (221)
Miles
104,000
117,000
130,000
143,000
156,000
169,000
182,000
195,000
Time
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
First visit
Tire rotation
If applicable to your vehicle’s tire configuration (see page 5), tire rotations should be performed in accordance with the tire manufacturer’s recommended intervals, or sooner at first signs of irregular (uneven) treadwear. Tire manufacturer’s rotation recommendations will necessitate a
tire rotation at least once in between maintenance services and at every maintenance service based on Mercedes-Benz maintenance intervals.
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Service 1
Service 2
Service 3
Service 4
Service 5
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Service 6
Service 7
Service 8
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Service 9
•1
Service 10
•1
•4
Service 11
•3
Service 12
•4
Service 13
Service 20
•5
High-mileage checks
1
not mileage dependent; only time-interval applies
3
at 182,000 miles or 10 years
4
at 143000 miles or 15 years
5 not
time dependent; only mileage-interval applies
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Maintenance Booklet
Maintenance service overview SLK-Class (171)
Miles
1,000 - 3,000
13,000
26,000
39,000
52,000
65,000
78,000
91,000
Time
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
First visit (컄 page 60)
Tire rotation (컄 page 61)
Service 1 (컄 page 62)
•
If applicable to your vehicle’s tire configuration (see page 5), tire rotations should be performed in accordance with the tire manufacturer’s recommended intervals, or sooner at first signs of irregular (uneven) treadwear. Tire manufacturer’s rotation recommendations will necessitate a
tire rotation at least once in between maintenance services and at every maintenance service based on Mercedes-Benz maintenance intervals.
•
Service 2 (컄 page 64)
Service 3 (컄 page 67)
Service 4 (컄 page 67)
Service 5 (컄 page 67)
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Service 6 (컄 page 67)
Service 7 (컄 page 67)
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Service 8 (컄 page 68)
Service 9 (컄 page 68)
Service 10 (컄 page 68)
Service 11 (컄 page 68)
•2
Service 12 (컄 page 69)
Service 13 (컄 page 69)
•5
Service 20 (컄 page 69)
High-mileage checks (컄 page 70)
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1
not mileage dependent; only time interval applies 2 at 91,000 miles or 5 years
5
not time dependent; only mileage-interval applies
Maintenance Booklet
Maintenance service overview SLK-Class (171)
Miles
104,000
117,000
130,000
143,000
156,000
169,000
182,000
195,000
Time
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
First visit
Tire rotation
If applicable to your vehicle’s tire configuration (see page 5), tire rotations should be performed in accordance with the tire manufacturer’s recommended intervals, or sooner at first signs of irregular (uneven) treadwear. Tire manufacturer’s rotation recommendations will necessitate a
tire rotation at least once in between maintenance services and at every maintenance service based on Mercedes-Benz maintenance intervals.
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Service 1
Service 2
Service 3
Service 4
Service 5
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Service 6
Service 7
Service 8
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Service 9
Service 10
•3
Service 11
•4
Service 12
•3
Service 13
Service 20
•5
High-mileage checks
1
not mileage dependent; only time-interval applies
3
at 143,000 miles or 15 years
4
at 182,000 miles or 10 years
5 not
time dependent; only mileage-interval applies
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Maintenance Booklet
First visit
First visit at 1,000 - 3,000 miles
Diagnostic test and Q+A on vehicle
This first visit for a basic vehicle diagnostic test at your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center is provided at no charge.
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00-5500
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Tire rotation
Tire rotations
If applicable to your vehicle’s tire configuration (컄 page 5), tire rotation should be performed in accordance with the
tire manufacturer’s recommended intervals, or sooner at first signs of irregular (uneven) tread wear. Tire manufacturer’s rotation recommendations will necessitate a tire rotation at least once in between maintenance services and
at every maintenance service based on Mercedes-Benz maintenance intervals.
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The first tire rotation (컄 page 17) occurring at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center at any time up to 6,500 miles (vehicle odometer) is provided at no charge.
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Maintenance service descriptions
US Service 1/A at 13,000 miles or 1 year; then every 26,000 miles and 2 years
Engine compartment
Check catch, safety catch and hinges on engine hood for proper operation
(SLK-Class, S-Class, CL-Class, CLS-Class)
8851
Main or starter battery, check and correct fluid level (SLK-Class, S-Class, CL-Class)
5410
Check main or starter battery condition using “Midtronics MCR 717” tester (SLK-Class, S-Class, CL-Class, C-Class)
----
Check the following fluid levels, correct if necessary.
If there is a loss of fluid, determine cause and perform repair with separate work order
Brake system
4210
Windshield washer system
8210
Interior
Reset maintenance service indicator in instrument cluster
0042
Night View Assist camera - clean windshield behind the camera cover (S-Class, CL-Class)
5431
Function check
Horn, warning/indicator lamps, illumination and interior lighting
5452
Windshield wipers, windshield washer system, headlamp cleaning system
8252
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Maintenance service descriptions
US Service 1/A (continued)
Wheels, brakes
Inspect tires for damage and splits, measure tread depth and record in mm
4051
Check thickness of brake pads, front and rear
4253
Correct tire inflation pressure
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Trunk
Check main battery condition using “Midtronics MCR 717” tester (CLS-Class)
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Check auxiliary battery condition using “Midtronics MCR 717” tester (S-Class, CL-Class)
----
Check trunk lighting
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Check inflation pressure in spare tire (CLS-Class, S-Class, CL-Class, C-Class)
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Vehicle front/rear
Check wiper blade condition
8253
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Maintenance service descriptions
US Service 2/B at 26,000 miles or 2 years; after first every 26,000 miles and 2 years
Engine compartment
Leakage - Major components
Check for chafe marks, line routing, damaged components
In the event of leakage, determine cause and perform repair via separate work order
0053
Check catch, safety catch and hinges on engine hood for proper operation
(SLK-Class, S-Class, CL-Class, CLS-Class)
8851
Check condition of poly-V-belt
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Main or starter battery, check and correct fluid level (SLK-Class, S-Class, CL-Class)
5410
Check main or starter battery condition using “Midtronics MCR 717” tester (SLK-Class, S-Class, CL-Class, C-Class)
----
Check the following fluid levels, correct if necessary.
If there is a loss of fluid, determine cause and perform repair with separate work order
Brake system
4210
Power steering
4611
Windshield washer system
8210
Active Body control (S-Class, CL-Class)
3213
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Maintenance service descriptions
US Service 2/B (continued)
Interior
Reset maintenance service indicator in instrument cluster
0042
Night View Assist camera - clean windshield behind the camera cover (S-Class, CL-Class)
5431
Replace combination filter (C-Class)
8384
Function check
Check parking brake (function test only)
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Horn, warning and indicator lamps, illumination and interior lighting
5452
Windshield wipers, windshield washer system, headlamp cleaning system, where applicable
8252
Check seat belts and buckles for signs of external damage and proper function
(SLK-Class, S-Class, CL-Class, CLS-Class)
9150
Wheels, brakes
Inspect tires for damage and splits, measure tread depth and record in mm
4051
Check thickness of brake pads, front and rear
4253
Correct tire inflation pressure
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Maintenance service descriptions
US Service 2/B (continued)
Underside of vehicle
Leakage - Major components
Check for chafe marks, line routing, damaged components
In the event of leakage, determine cause and perform repair via separate work order
0053
Check front axle ball joints for play, check rubber boots
3353
Inspect condition of driveshaft flexible disks
4152
Inspect play of tie rod and drag link joints, inspect rubber boots
4653
Trunk
Check main battery condition using “Midtronics MCR 717” tester (CLS-Class)
----
Check auxiliary battery condition using “Midtronics MCR 717” tester (S-Class, CL-Class)
----
Check trunk lighting
----
Check inflation pressure in spare tire (CLS-Class, S-Class, CL-Class, C-Class)
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Vehicle front/rear
Check and correct headlamp setting
8260
Check wiper blade condition
8253
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Maintenance service descriptions
US Service 3 at every 13,000 miles or 1 year
Engine compartment
Engine - oil and filter change
0101
US Service 4 at every 2 years
Check bodywork for paint work damage
9850
Underside of vehicle
Chassis and load-bearing body components: Check for damage and corrosion
0090
Engine compartment
Replace brake fluid
4280
US Service 5 at every 26,000 miles or 2 years
Passenger compartment
Replace combination filter (SLK-Class, S-Class, CL-Class)
8384
US Service 6 at every 26,000 miles or 2 years
Engine compartment
Replace combination filter (CLS-Class)
8384
US Service 7
Not applicable
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Maintenance service descriptions
US Service 8 at every 52,000 miles or 4 years
Engine compartment
Replace air-cleaner insert
0980
US Service 9 at every 5 years
Passenger compartment
Tilting/sliding roof: Clean slide rail and slide block (CLS-Class, S-Class)
7731
US Service 10 at every 3 years
Passenger compartment
Panoramic sliding roof - clean and lubricate guide mechanism (S-Class)
7732
US Service 10 only at 39,000 miles or 3 years
Passenger compartment
Panoramic sliding roof - clean and lubricate guide mechanism (C-Class)
7732
US Service 11 at every 143,000 miles or 15 years
Passenger compartment
Replace fuel filter (S-Class, CLS-Class, CL-Class, C-Class)
0780
Trunk
Replace fuel filter (SLK-Class)
0780
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Maintenance service descriptions
US Service 12 at every 91,000 miles or 5 years (Engine 272, 273)
Engine compartment
Replace spark plugs
1580
US Service 13 at every 143,000 miles or 15 years
Engine compartment
Replace coolant
2080
US Service 14-19
Not applicable
US Service 20 once at 39,000 miles
Underside of vehicle
Automatic transmission - oil and filter change
2702
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Maintenance Booklet
Maintenance service descriptions
Recommended additional maintenance checks for high-mileage vehicles at 143,000 miles
Check if all fluid levels and changes are updated
Transmission
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Rear axle
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Front axle (if applicable)
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Transfer case (if applicable)
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Check if air, fuel, ventilation filters are updated
Engine air filter
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Fuel filter
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Combination filter
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Maintenance Booklet
Maintenance service descriptions
Recommended additional maintenance checks for high-mileage vehicles at 143,000 miles (continued)
Check integrity of engine, mechanical components
Perform compression test (hot and cold)
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Perform leak down test (hot and cold)
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Check spark plugs
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Exhaust system hangers and leaks
----
Check for damaged/worn drivetrain parts
Front wheel bearing play
----
Rear wheel bearing play
----
Axle joint play
----
Driveshaft flexible discs
----
Tie rod and drag link joints
----
Check for updates performed
Recalls and Service Campaigns
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Maintenance Booklet
Description of Emission System Maintenance Jobs
The composition of exhaust emissions is
influenced not only by the special emission
control equipment, but also by various engine components and their adjustments.
Therefore, emission system maintenance
must include these engine components.
Some maintenance jobs are actually only
tests. They are important however, because they allow early detection of discrepancies which can later lead to
increased exhaust emissions. It is generally less expensive to have such items adjusted immediately rather than allowing
them to contribute to costly repairs. The
maintenance intervals have been determined so that the vehicle, under normal
conditions, should operate properly between services.
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0101 Engine oil and filter change
Change the engine oil and oil filter every
13,000 miles. If oil consumption should increase, determine the cause and take necessary corrective steps. Do not reset the
Maintenance System service indicator if
the oil is topped up or changed outside the
interval of 13,000 miles.
0980 Replace air filter element
Under normal dust conditions, replace air
filter element approximately every 52,000
miles or 4 years. Clean air filter cover and
housing prior to removal of air filter element.
0780 Replace fuel filter
Replace the fuel filter approximately every
143,000 miles or 15 years.
1351 Check engine poly-V-belt condition
The poly-V-belt is subject to wear and aging. It must be checked for cracks and
wear at every service 2. Replace poly-Vbelt if necessary.
1580 Replace spark plugs
Spark plugs are subject to electrode erosion and must be replaced according to
the mileage specified at Service 12, or
more frequently as may be required when
subject to severe operating conditions.
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Notes
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Notes
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Notes
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Maintenance Booklet
Printed in U.S.A.
All rights reserved. Reproduction or translation in whole or in part
is not permitted without authorization from the publisher.
Editorial status: 05-22-2007
Model: C300, C300-4M, C350, CLS550, S550, S550-4M, CL550,
SLK280, SLK350
Title illustration number: P00.01-2404-31
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Distributor in the United States:
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
One Mercedes Drive, P.O. Box 350
Montvale, NJ 07645-0350
Order No. P-6515-8214-13 (05/2007)
Part No. 171 584 46 93
© 2007 Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
A DaimlerChrysler Company
www.MBUSA.com
Printed in U.S.A.
Maintenance Booklet 2008 Passenger Cars
CLK-Class, SL-Class
(except AMG models and SL600)
PLEASE NOTE
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU
HAVE YOUR VEHICLE SERVICED BY
YOUR AUTHORIZED MERCEDES-BENZ
CENTER WHO IS FULLY EQUIPPED
TO PROVIDE THIS SERVICE AND THAT
GENUINE MERCEDES-BENZ PARTS BE
USED.
SERVICE, REPLACEMENT, OR REPAIR OF
THE EMISSION CONTROL DEVICES AND
SYSTEMS CAN BE PERFORMED BY ANY
AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR ESTABLISHMENT
OR INDIVIDUAL USING CERTIFIED
PARTS.
THE USE OF DEFECTIVE OR NON-EQUIVALENT PARTS MAY RESULT IN YOUR
EMISSION PERFORMANCE
WARRANTY CLAIM BEING DENIED.
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Vehicle data
왘
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Model
License Plate No.
왘
왘
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
License Plate No.
왘
왘
Date of initial registration
License Plate No.
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왘
Paint color and code
License Plate No.
1
Maintenance Booklet
Protecting the environment
H
Natural resources form the basis of our
existence on this planet. The objectives
of our policy are for these resources to be
used sparingly and in a manner which
takes the requirements of both nature
and humanity into account.
Our declared policy is integrated environmental protection. This policy starts at
the root causes and encompasses in its
management decisions all the consequences for the environment which could
arise from production processes or the
products themselves.
You too can help to protect the environment by operating your Mercedes-Benz in
an environmentally responsible manner.
Operating conditions and your individual
driving style to a large extent influence
fuel consumption and the rate of engine,
brake, and tire wear. To reduce fuel consumption and the rate of wear, please
consider the following:
2
• Avoid short trips.
• Make sure that the tire pressures are
always correct.
• Avoid frequent, abrupt acceleration.
• Do not carry any unnecessary weight.
• Remove ski holders and roof racks
once you no longer need them.
• Do not warm up the engine with the
car stationary.
• Shift gears such that each gear is
used only up to 2/3 of its maximum
engine speed.
• Keep an eye on the vehicle's fuel consumption.
A regularly serviced vehicle will also help
protect the environment. You should adhere to the maintenance intervals displayed by the Maintenance System
service indicator, along with other maintenance work described in this booklet.
We recommend that you have services
performed by an authorized MercedesBenz Center using Genuine MercedesBenz parts.
Maintenance Booklet
Contents
Introduction
Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System. 4
Regular checks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Notes on the warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Parts / Operating materials . . . . . . 10
Service records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Maintenance overview
CLK-Class (209) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SL-Class (230) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
First visit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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52
54
55
A Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Emission system maintenance
Gasoline Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Emission Control System Caution Gasoline Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
B Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Additional work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Spark plug replacement intervals . . 64
Confirmations
First visit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Tire rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Maintenance services. . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Recommended additional
maintenance checks at
143,000 miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Emissions systems
maintenance jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
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Maintenance Booklet
Introduction
We want you to enjoy your MercedesBenz automobile. Vehicle safety and
operational reliability are two very
important factors and to maintain them,
regular maintenance services are
necessary.
We continuously strive to improve our
product and ask for your understanding
that we reserve the right to make
changes in the periodic maintenance
work which is required for our vehicles.
The information in this manual is
accurate as of the editorial date. At the
time of your scheduled maintenance
appointments with your authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center, the most current
maintenance work information will be
utilized for your vehicle’s age or mileage.
Please check with your authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center for any changes
to the periodic maintenance work
required for your vehicle.
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Your Mercedes-Benz comes equipped
with the Mercedes-Benz Maintenance
System. The Maintenance System tracks
distance driven and the time elapsed
since your last service. The next
necessary maintenance service is
indicated in the maintenance service
indicator in the instrument cluster.
There are two types of maintenance
services for your vehicle, an (“basic”) Aservice, and a (“extended”) B-service.
Additional work that is not calculated by
the Maintenance System is required at
both A- and B-service intervals. Please
refer to “Additional Work to be
Performed” on page 61 for more details.
Following each A- or B-service, your
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center will
reset the Maintenance System service
indicator by confirming the service items
performed.
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Introduction
Special service requirements
!
If the Maintenance System service
counter was inadvertently reset, have
a Mercedes-Benz Center correct it.
Please only reset if the proper
maintenance service has been
performed. Resetting the system
without performing the proper service
will result in engine and/or other
vehicle damage not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
A detailed listing of service procedures
performed are contained in this booklet,
starting on page 49.
Additional work
Additional work means any work that is
not calculated by the Maintenance System. This work is listed in the section “Additional Work to be Performed”, see page
61. This type of work has to be carried out
according to the individual vehicle type,
due to the specific technical parameters,
wear processes or special equipment on
each different vehicle.
Brake fluid should be replaced every two
years, preferably in the spring, see
page 63. We recommend that you only use
brake fluid approved by Mercedes-Benz. A
reminder for the next scheduled brake fluid replacement is affixed in the engine
compartment.
Coolant Have the coolant (water/anticorrosion/antifreeze mixture) replaced every
143,000 miles or 15 years, see page
62.Replacement of coolant (water/anticorrosion/antifreeze mixture) may be required more frequently if coolant is not
maintained according to instructions
and/or other than approved anticorrosion/antifreeze products for your vehicle
are being used. For instructions on coolant, see “Coolants” in your vehicle Operator’s Manual. For a listing of approved
anticorrosion/antifreeze products for
your vehicle, refer to the Factory Approved Service Products pamphlet in your
vehicle literature portfolio, or contact an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
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Maintenance Booklet
Introduction
Interior filters (e.g. dust filter,
recirculating air filter, activated charcoal
filter or combination filter) are replaced
according to the maintenance intervals
listed. Under severe dust conditions, or
with the Climate Control frequently
operating in the air recirculation mode,
the respective filter should be replaced
correspondingly sooner.
Tire rotation - Your vehicle’s tires are a
critical component to overall vehicle
performance and vehicle stability. The
useful life of tires will vary and is
proportional to tire type, speed rating,
ambient conditions, tire loading, tire
inflation pressure, road surfaces, and
individual driving style, among other
factors. Therefore, Mercedes-Benz
recommends regular checks for wear and
proper inflation and, if applicable to your
vehicle’s tire configuration, tire rotation.
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Tire rotation can be performed on
vehicles with the same tire dimensions all
around. If your vehicle is equipped with
the same tire dimensions all around, tires
can be rotated by observing a front-torear rotation pattern that will maintain
the intended rotation (spinning) direction
of the tire (on unidirectional tires, an
arrow on the sidewall indicates the
intended rotation or spinning direction of
the tire). In some cases, such as when
your vehicle is configured with staggeredsize (different tire sizes, front vs. rear),
tire rotations are not possible.
If your vehicle’s tire configuration allows
for tire rotation, tire rotation should be
performed in accordance with the tire
manufacturer’s recommended intervals,
or sooner at first signs of irregular
(uneven) tread wear. Tire manufacturer’s
rotation recommendations will
necessitate a tire rotation at least once in
between maintenance services and at
every maintenance service based on
Mercedes-Benz maintenance intervals.
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The first tire rotation, so long as it occurs
before 6,500 miles (vehicle odometer),
will be provided at no charge by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center courtesy
of Mercedes-Benz.
Should a tire rotation not be possible for
your vehicle’s tire configuration, an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center will
check your tires for proper tire inflation
pressure and perform a tread inspection,
also at no charge courtesy of MercedesBenz, so long as this occurs before 6,500
miles (vehicle odometer).
For your convenience, this Maintenance
Booklet contains a tire rotation confirmation page on which you can record the
date and mileage when tire rotations
were performed.
Engine oils and oil filters are specifically tested for their suitability in our engines and durability for our service
intervals. Therefore, only use approved
engine oils and oil filters required for vehicles with Maintenance System. For a
listing of approved engine oils and oil filters, refer to the Factory Approved Service products pamphlet, or contact an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Using engine oils and oil filters of specification other than those expressly required for the Maintenance System or
changing of oil and oil filter at change intervals longer than those called for by the
Maintenance System will result in engine
damage not covered by the MercedesBenz Limited Warranty.
Spark Plugs should be replaced according to schedule on page 64. Severe operating conditions (frequent starting and
stopping, excessive idling, sustained fast
highway driving) may call for spark plugs
to be replaced correspondingly sooner.
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Maintenance Booklet
Introduction
Regular checks
In addition to the services, we recommend that you check the following items
regularly (for example: weekly, when refueling, or before any long journey):
• Engine oil level - Depending on how
your vehicle is equipped, check the engine oil level using the oil level dipstick
or the control system via the malfunction steering wheel/display. Further
information about engine oil level
measurement can be found in the vehicle Operator’s Manual.
• Coolant level - Please refer to the Operator’s Manual for the correct procedure to check the coolant level.
• Brake fluid level - If brake fluid has to
be added, see an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center to determine the
cause, e.g. leaks or worn brake pads.
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• Windshield washing system - If the
washer fluid level drops below 1/3, the
windshield washer fluid level warning
lamp will illuminate. Add washer fluid
mixed with Mercedes-Benz windshield
washer solvent/concentrate, test
function and check wiper blades.
• Check lights
• Tire condition and pressures –
Check at least every other week.
Please refer to section “Tires and
wheels” in the Operator’s Manual for
guidelines and correct procedures to
check tire condition and pressures.
Please refer to the Factory Approved
Service Products booklet or see your
Mercedes-Benz Center for more information on selecting the proper fluids, lubricants, filters and oils for your vehicle.
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Introduction
Notes on the warranty
An extensive and well-equipped network
of Mercedes-Benz Centers is at your disposal for service work. Your authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center can ensure that
your vehicle is professionally and thoroughly serviced and repaired.
Please see the Service and Warranty Information booklet for detailed information on warranty terms and coverage.
Please follow the instructions given in
this Maintenance Booklet, even if you
entrust the vehicle to a third party for
use or care. Only in this way will you
be able to ensure that your warranty
rights are not affected.
We strongly recommend that you
have your vehicle serviced by your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center which
is fully equipped to provide this service.
Please note that engines have to be serviced in accordance with special instructions and using special measuring
equipment to comply with legal requirements concerning exhaust emissions.
Modifications to or tampering with emissions components is not permissible.
Your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center is
familiar with the relevant regulations.
Service, replacement, or repair of the
emission control devices and systems
can be performed by any automotive
repair establishment or individual using certified parts.
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Maintenance Booklet
Introduction
Parts / Operating materials
Service records
We recommend only the use of Genuine
Mercedes-Benz parts for service and repairs, since they meet our specifications.
It is also important to only use fuels, lubricants, filters and anticorrosion/antifreeze coolant meeting factory
specifications. Please refer to the Factory
Approved Service Products booklet or
see your Mercedes-Benz Center for more
information on this subject.
Your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
will certify in the Maintenance Booklet
the maintenance services on your vehicle
which it has performed.
Other than the maintenance services described, the Maintenance Booklet does
not record or reflect any repair work that
may have been performed to your vehicle. Please keep those receipts with your
vehicle records.
For information concerning warranty, see
your Service and Warranty Information
booklet.
Your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
will gladly furnish additional information
on the maintenance of your vehicle.
We extend our best wishes for many
miles of safe, pleasurable driving.
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
A DaimlerChrysler Company
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Emission System Maintenance
General
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and, in California, the Air Resources
Board have certified that the emission
control systems of your vehicle comply
with the applicable exhaust emission
standards for MY 2008 vehicles. This vehicle also complies with the applicable
Canadian Motor Vehicle Emission Standards.
To be certain that the emission control
systems function as designed, regular
maintenance is necessary for components of the vehicle which affect exhaust
and evaporation emissions composition.
The vehicle owner is responsible for the
regular maintenance of the emission control system, as well as the use of premium unleaded gasoline with an anti-knock
index of at least 91 (displayed on the
pump) in all gasoline engine models unless otherwise specified.
Failure to properly maintain the emission
system may result in repairs not being
covered by the emission system warranties.
Explanations of each maintenance job
are given in numerical order on page 67.
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Maintenance Booklet
Emission System Maintenance
Emission Control System Caution Gasoline Engines
Your Mercedes-Benz vehicle is equipped
with both a three-way catalyst and a
closed loop oxygen sensor system to
comply with current exhaust emission
regulations. Keep your vehicle in proper
operating condition by following our recommended maintenance instructions as
outlined.
The following has to be adhered to:
a) In all gasoline engine models, use
only premium unleaded gasoline
with an anti-knock index of at least
91 (as displayed on the pump) unless otherwise specified. Damage to
the engine could occur if premium unleaded fuel is not used. Refer to the
Operator’s Manual for special precautions.
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b) Leaded gasoline should not be used
under any circumstances. Damage
to the emission control components
will result.
c) The specified engine maintenance
jobs have to be performed completely and at the required intervals. Correct ignition timing and
properly functioning spark plugs for instance are important for the service
life of the catalysts. Failure to properly
perform the specified maintenance
jobs may adversely affect the emission control system on the vehicle and
reduce its service life.
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Emission System Maintenance
d) The operation of the emission control system must not be altered in
any way. Alterations are not permissible by law. In addition, alterations may
result in damage to the catalysts, increased fuel consumption, and impaired engine running conditions.
If the “CHECK ENGINE” indicator lamp in
the instrument cluster illuminates when
the engine is running, it indicates a possible malfunction of the engine management system or emission control system.
We recommend that you have the malfunction checked as soon as possible.
e) Irregular engine running conditions
should be corrected immediately
by an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center. Such irregular running conditions can influence the proper function
of the emission control system.
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Notes
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Confirmations
First visit: 1,000 miles - 3,000 miles
First visit
provided at
no charge*
*This first visit for a basic vehicle diagnostic test at an authorized MercedesBenz Center is provided at no charge.
Please refer to the Service and Warranty
Information Booklet for full details.
Date: ___________________________
Odometer: ______________________
Rubber stamp
Performed
Yes/No
Diagnostic test
† {
Q+A on vehicle
† {
First visit:
1,000 miles 3,000 miles
Signature
Appointment Month/year
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Confirmations
Tire rotation
If applicable to your vehicle’s tire configuration (see page 6), tire rotation should be performed in
accordance with the tire manufacturer’s recommended intervals, or sooner at first signs of irregular
(uneven) tread wear. Tire manufacturer’s rotation recommendations will necessitate a tire rotation at
least once in between maintenance services and at every maintenance service based on Mercedes-Benz
maintenance intervals.
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Tire rotations should be performed in accordance with the tire manufacturer’s recommendations in the
Tire Warranty Pamphlet included in your vehicle literature portfolio. However, tires should be rotated at
the first sign of irregular (uneven) tread wear, even if it occurs before the recommended rotation intervals, and should be checked regularly for wear and proper inflation. Please note that the useful life of
tires will vary and is proportional to tire type, speed rating, ambient conditions, tire loading, tire inflation
pressure, road surfaces, and individual driving style, among other factors.
The first tire rotation occurring at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center at any time before 6,500 miles
(vehicle odometer) is provided at no charge.
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First tire
rotation
provided at
no charge*
*This first tire rotation at an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center at any time before 6,500 miles (vehicle odometer) is
provided at no charge. Please refer to
the Service and Warranty Information
Booklet for full details.
Reminder:
Tire rotation
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Confirmations
Tire rotation
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
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Maintenance Booklet
Confirmations
Maintenance: 13,000 miles
A-Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
First
Maintenance
due
13,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 26,000 miles
B-Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
26,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
21
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 39,000 miles
A-Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
39,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 52,000 miles
B-Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
52,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 65,000 miles
A-Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
65,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 78,000 miles
B-Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
78,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Maintenance: 91,000 miles
A-Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
91,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 104,000 miles
B-Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
104,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 117,000 miles
A-Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
117,000 miles
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
or
Month/year
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 130,000 miles
B-Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
130,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 143,000 miles
A-Service, applicable Additional Work, and
recommended high-mileage checks
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
143,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
39
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 156,000 miles
B-Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
156,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 169,000 miles
A-Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
169,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 182,000 miles
B-Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
182,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 195,000 miles
A-Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
195,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Maintenance service descriptions
Required Vehicle Maintenance Service Work
(including Emission System Maintenance)
Notes:
Overviews of maintenance services and intervals for each model series can be found starting on page 50.
Maintenance services must be performed at the number of miles or years (whichever comes first) as indicated,
except where no time interval available or otherwise noted.
If your vehicle exceeds the mileage shown in the maintenance service overview, continue to maintain the vehicle by having performed
the maintenance services at the time or mileage intervals (whichever comes first) as indicated starting on page 55.
Detailed descriptions for each maintenance service can be found starting on page 54.
For description of emission system maintenance jobs, see page 67.
The four digit-numbers listed next to the maintenance services
are reference numbers of the detailed maintenance job descriptions
listed in the Mercedes-Benz maintenance information used by Mercedes-Benz technicians.
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Maintenance service overview CLK-Class (209)
Miles
1,000 - 3,000
13,000
26,000
39,000
52,000
65,000
78,000
91,000
Time (Years)
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
First visit (컄 page 54)
Tire rotation (컄 page 55)
A-Service (컄 page 56)
•
If applicable to your vehicle’s tire configuration (see page 6), tire rotations should be performed in accordance with the tire manufacturer’s recommended intervals, or sooner at first signs of irregular (uneven) treadwear. Tire manufacturer’s rotation recommendations will necessitate a
tire rotation at least once in between maintenance services and at every maintenance service based on Mercedes-Benz maintenance intervals.
•
B-Service (컄 page 58)
Additional Work: (컄 page 61)
Parking brake - Adjust cable slack
•
•
•
•
•1
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•1
•
Check driveshaft flex discs
•
8
Replace transmission oil and filter
•
Replace engine air filter
•
Replace fuel filter
•
2
Replace activated charcoal filter
•3
Replace spark plugs Engine 272,273
Replace coolant
Replace brake fluid
Check suspension/body structure
Check body for paint damage
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
Service tilt/sliding roof
High-mileage checks (컄 page 65)
1
50
not mileage dependent; only time-interval applies 2 at 52,000 miles or 5 years
•
3 at
91,000 miles or 5 years 8 not time dependent; only mileage interval applies
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Maintenance service overview CLK-Class (209)
Miles
104,000
117,000
130,000
143,000
156,000
169,000
182,000
195,000
Time (Years)
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
First visit
Tire rotation
If applicable to your vehicle’s tire configuration (see page 6), tire rotations should be performed in accordance with the tire manufacturer’s recommended intervals, or sooner at first signs of irregular (uneven) treadwear. Tire manufacturer’s rotation recommendations will necessitate a
tire rotation at least once in between maintenance services and at every maintenance service based on Mercedes-Benz maintenance intervals.
•
A-Service
B-Service
Additional Work:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Parking brake - Adjust cable slack
Check driveshaft flex discs
•
•
Replace transmission oil and filter
Replace engine air filter
•
Replace activated charcoal filter
•
•
Replace fuel filter
•
•
•
4
6
•7
Replace spark plugs Engine 272,273
•5
Replace coolant
Replace brake fluid
Check suspension/body structure
Check body for paint damage
Service tilt/sliding roof
High-mileage checks
1
7
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•8
not mileage dependent; only time-interval applies 4 at 104,000 miles or 10 years 5 at 143,000 miles or 15 years 6 at 156,000 miles or 15 years
at 182,000 miles or 10 years 8 not time dependent; only mileage interval applies
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Maintenance service overview SL-Class (230)
Miles
1,000 - 3,000
13,000
26,000
39,000
52,000
65,000
78,000
91,000
Time (Years)
----
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
First visit (컄 page 54)
Tire rotation (컄 page 55)
A-Service (컄 page 56)
•
If applicable to your vehicle’s tire configuration (see page 6), tire rotations should be performed in accordance with the tire manufacturer’s recommended intervals, or sooner at first signs of irregular (uneven) treadwear. Tire manufacturer’s rotation recommendations will necessitate a
tire rotation at least once in between maintenance services and at every maintenance service based on Mercedes-Benz maintenance intervals.
•
B-Service (컄 page 58)
Additional Work (컄 page 61):
Parking brake - Adjust cable slack
•
•
•
•
•1
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Check driveshaft flex discs
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Replace transmission oil and filter
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Replace engine air filter
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Replace fuel filter
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Replace activated charcoal filter
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Replace spark plugs Engine 273
Replace coolant
Replace brake fluid
Check suspension/body structure
Check body for paint damage
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
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High-mileage checks (컄 page 65)
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not mileage dependent; only time-interval applies 2 at 52,000 miles or 5 years
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at 91,000 miles or 5 years
8
not time dependent; only mileage interval applies
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Maintenance service overview SL-Class (230)
Miles
104,000
117,000
130,000
143,000
156,000
169,000
182,000
195,000
Time (Years)
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10
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12
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14
15
First visit
Tire rotation
If applicable to your vehicle’s tire configuration (see page 6), tire rotations should be performed in accordance with the tire manufacturer’s recommended intervals, or sooner at first signs of irregular (uneven) treadwear. Tire manufacturer’s rotation recommendations will necessitate a
tire rotation at least once in between maintenance services and at every maintenance service based on Mercedes-Benz maintenance intervals.
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A-Service
B-Service
Additional Work:
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Parking brake - Adjust cable slack
Check driveshaft flex discs
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Replace transmission oil and filter
Replace engine air filter
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Replace fuel filter
Replace activated charcoal filter
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Replace spark plugs Engine 273
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Replace coolant
Replace brake fluid
Check suspension/body structure
Check body for paint damage
High-mileage checks
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•8
not mileage dependent; only time-interval applies 4 at 104,000 miles or 10 years 5 at 143,000 miles or 15 years 6 at 156,000 miles or 15 years 7 at 182,000 miles or 10 years
not time dependent; only mileage interval applies
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First visit
First visit: 1,000 miles - 3,000 miles
00-5500
Diagnostic test
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Q + A on vehicle
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This first visit for a basic vehicle diagnostic test at your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center is provided at no charge.
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Tire rotation
Tire rotation
If applicable to your vehicle’s tire configuration (컄 page 6), tire rotation should be performed in accordance with the
tire manufacturer’s recommended intervals, or sooner at first signs of irregular (uneven) tread wear. Tire manufacturer’s rotation recommendations will necessitate a tire rotation at least once in between maintenance services and
at every maintenance service based on Mercedes-Benz maintenance intervals.
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The first tire rotation (컄 page 17) occurring at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center at any time before 6,500 miles (vehicle odometer) is provided at no charge.
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A-Service
First A-Service at 13,000 miles or 1 year; then every 26,000 miles or 2 years
Interior
Reset maintenance service counter in instrument cluster
0042
Function check
Audible warning system (SL-Class)
5450
Check Electro-hydraulic brake system hydraulic unit (SL-Class)
4259
Warning and indicator lamps, illumination and interior lighting
5452
Windshield wiper, windshield washer system, headlamp cleaning system
8252
Horn, high beam flasher, hazard warning flashers, turn signals
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Wheels, brakes
Check thickness of brake pads, front and rear
4253
Check tires for damage and condition
4051
Correct tire inflation pressure
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Vehicle front/rear
Check wiper blade condition
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8253
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A-Service
Engine compartment
Engine oil and filter change
0101
Check catch, safety catch and hinges on engine hood for proper operation
8851
Check the following fluid levels, correct if necessary
If there is a loss of fluid, determine cause and perform repair with separate work order
Windshield washer system
8210
Brake system
4210
Battery, check and correct fluid level
5410
Check battery condition using “Midtronics MCR 717” tester
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Trunk
Correct tire inflation pressure of spare tire ( CLK-Class)
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Battery, check battery condition using “Midtronics MCR 717” tester (SL-Class)
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Check trunk lighting
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B-Service
First B-Service at 26,000 miles or 2 year; then every 26,000 miles or 2 years
Interior
Reset maintenance service counter in instrument cluster
0042
Replace combination filter (SL-Class)
8384
Function check
Audible warning system (SL-Class)
5450
Check Electro-hydraulic brake system hydraulic unit (SL-Class)
4259
Warning and indicator lamps, illumination and interior lighting
5452
Windshield wiper, windshield washer system, headlamp cleaning system
8252
Check seat belts for damage and proper function
9150
Check parking brake (function test only)
4290
Horn, high beam flasher, hazard warning flashers, turn signals
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B-Service
Wheels, brakes
Check thickness of brake pads, front and rear
4253
Check tires for damage and condition
4051
Measure tread depth, record in mm
4051
Correct tire inflation pressure
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Underside of vehicle
Leakage - Major components
Check for chafe marks, line routing, damaged components
In the event of leakage, determine cause and perform repair via separate work order
0053
Check condition of front axle ball joints and rubber boots
3353
Check conditions of steering mechanical components and rubber boots
4653
Vehicle front/rear
Check and correct headlamp setting
8260
Check wiper blade condition
8253
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B-Service
Engine compartment
Leakage - Major components
Check for chafe marks, line routing, damaged components
In the event of leakage, determine cause and perform repair via separate work order
0053
Engine oil and filter change
0101
Check catch, safety catch and hinges on engine hood for proper operation
8851
Check condition of poly-V-belt
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Replace dust filter (CLK-Class)
8381
Check the following fluid levels, correct if necessary
Brake system
4210
Power steering
4611
Active Body Control (SL-Class)
3213
Windshield washer system
8210
Battery, check and correct fluid level
5410
Check battery condition using “Midtronics MCR 717” tester
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Trunk
Battery, check battery condition using “Midtronics MCR717” tester (SL-Class)
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Correct tire inflation pressure of spare tire (CLK-Class)
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Check trunk lighting
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Additional Work to be Performed together with the Respective Service
Once during first service at 13,000 miles or 1 year
Parking brake - Adjust cable slack
4262
Once at 39,000 miles
Automatic transmission - oil and filter change
2702
At every 52,000 miles or 4 years
Check condition of driveshaft flex discs
4152
Replace engine air filter element
0980
At every 52,000 miles or 5 years
Replace activated charcoal filter (if equipped) (CLK-Class)
8382
At every 65,000 miles or 5 years
Replace fuel filter
0780
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Additional Work to be Performed together with the Respective Service
Spark plug intervals
Replace spark plugs
1580
Spark plugs are subject to erosion and must be replaced according to schedule on page 64, or more frequently as may
be required when subject to severe operating conditions.
At every 143,000 miles or 15 years
Replace coolant (water/anticorrosion/antifreeze mixture)
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2080
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Additional Work to be Performed together with the Respective Service
Every 2 years
Replace brake fluid
4280
Check suspension and body structure for damage and corrosion
0090
Check body for paint damage
9850
Every 5 years
Tilt/sliding roof: clean sliding rails and sliders (CLK-Class)
7731
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Spark Plug Replacement Intervals
Engine *
Replace Spark Plugs
At every 91,000 miles or 5 years
* Refer to the Operator’s Manual for the engine designation of your model. The engine and model listing
can be found in chapter “Technical Data” under “Engine”.
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Recommended additional maintenance checks for high-mileage vehicles
At 143,000 miles
Check if all fluid levels and changes are updated
Transmission
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Rear axle
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Check if air, fuel, ventilation filters are updated
Engine air filter
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Fuel filter
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Combination filter (if applicable)
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Activated charcoal filter (if applicable)
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Dust filter (if applicable)
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Recommended additional maintenance checks for high-mileage vehicles
At 143,000 miles
Check integrity of engine, mechanical components
Perform compression test (hot and cold)
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Perform leak down test (hot and cold)
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Check spark plugs
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Exhaust system hangers and leaks
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Check for damaged/worn drivetrain parts
Front wheel bearing play
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Rear wheel bearing play
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Axle joint play
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Driveshaft flexible discs
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Tie rod and drag link joints
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Check for updates performed
Recalls and Service Campaigns
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Description of Emission System Maintenance Jobs
The composition of exhaust emissions is
influenced not only by the special emission
control equipment, but also by various engine components and their adjustments.
Therefore, emission system maintenance
must include these engine components.
Some maintenance jobs are actually only
tests. They are important however, because they allow early detection of discrepancies which can later lead to
increased exhaust emissions. It is generally less expensive to have such items adjusted immediately rather than allowing
them to contribute to costly repairs. The
maintenance intervals have been determined so that the vehicle, under normal
conditions, should operate properly between services.
0101 Engine oil and filter change
Change the engine oil and oil filter every
13,000 miles. If oil consumption should increase, determine the cause and take necessary corrective steps. Reset the
Maintenance System counter.
0980 Replace air filter element
Under normal dust conditions, replace air
filter element approximately every 52,000
miles or 4 years. Clean air filter cover and
housing prior to removal of air filter element.
0780 Replace fuel filter
Replace the fuel filter approximately every
65,000 miles or 5 years.
1351 Check engine poly-V-belt condition
The poly-V-belt is subject to wear and aging. It must be checked for cracks and
wear at every B-service. Replace poly-Vbelt if necessary.
1580 Replace spark plugs
Spark plugs are subject to electrode erosion and must be replaced according to
schedule on page 64, or more frequently
as may be required when subject to severe
operating conditions.
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All rights reserved. Reproduction or translation in whole or in part
is not permitted without authorization from the publisher.
Editorial status: 03/23/2007
Models:
SL550, CLK350C, CLK550C, CLK350A, CLK550A
Title illustration number: P00.01-2404-31
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Distributor in the United States:
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
One Mercedes Drive, P.O. Box 350
Montvale, NJ 07645-0350
Order No. P-6515-8215-13 (03/2007)
Part No. 230 584 30 93
© 2007 Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
A DaimlerChrysler Company
www.MBUSA.com
Printed in U.S.A.
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
Maintenance Booklet 2008
PLEASE NOTE
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU
HAVE YOUR VEHICLE SERVICED BY
YOUR AUTHORIZED MERCEDES-BENZ
CENTER WHO IS FULLY EQUIPPED
TO PROVIDE THIS SERVICE AND THAT
GENUINE MERCEDES-BENZ PARTS BE
USED.
SERVICE, REPLACEMENT, OR REPAIR OF
THE EMISSION CONTROL DEVICES AND
SYSTEMS CAN BE PERFORMED BY ANY
AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR ESTABLISHMENT
OR INDIVIDUAL USING CERTIFIED
PARTS.
THE USE OF DEFECTIVE OR NONEQUIVALENT PARTS MAY RESULT IN
YOUR EMISSION PERFORMANCE
WARRANTY CLAIM BEING DENIED.
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Vehicle data
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Model
License Plate No.
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Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
License Plate No.
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Date of initial registration
License Plate No.
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Paint color and code
License Plate No.
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Protecting the environment
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Natural resources form the basis of our
existence on this planet. The objectives
of our policy are for these resources to be
used sparingly and in a manner which
takes the requirements of both nature
and humanity into account.
Our declared policy is integrated environmental protection. This policy starts at
the root causes and encompasses in its
management decisions all the consequences for the environment which could
arise from production processes or the
products themselves.
You too can help to protect the environment by operating your Mercedes-Benz
SLR in an environmentally responsible
manner.
Operating conditions and your individual
driving style to a large extent influence
fuel consumption and the rate of engine,
brake, and tire wear. To reduce fuel consumption and the rate of wear, please
consider the following:
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• Avoid short trips.
• Make sure that the tire pressures are
always correct.
• Avoid frequent, abrupt acceleration.
• Do not carry any unnecessary weight.
• Remove ski holders and roof racks
once you no longer need them.
• Do not warm up the engine with the
car stationary.
• Shift gears such that each gear is
used only up to 2/3 of its maximum
engine speed.
• Keep an eye on the vehicle's fuel consumption.
A regularly serviced vehicle will also help
protect the environment. You should adhere to the maintenance intervals displayed by the Maintenance System
service indicator, along with other maintenance work described in this booklet.
We recommend that you have services
performed by an authorized MercedesBenz Center using Genuine MercedesBenz parts.
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Contents
Introduction
Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System. 4
Regular checks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Notes on the warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Parts / Operating materials . . . . . . 10
Service records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Maintenance overview
Mercedes-Benz SLR . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
First visit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Tire rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Emission system maintenance
Additional work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Emission Control System Caution Gasoline Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Confirmations
First visit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Tire inspection or rotation . . . . . . . . 17
Maintenance services. . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Spark plug replacement intervals . . 60
Recommended additional
maintenance checks at
150,000 miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Emissions systems
maintenance jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
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Introduction
We want you to enjoy your Mercedes-Benz
SLR. Vehicle safety and operational
reliability are two very important factors
and to maintain them, regular
maintenance services are necessary.
We continuously strive to improve our
product and ask for your understanding
that we reserve the right to make changes
in the periodic maintenance work which is
required for our vehicles. The information
in this manual is accurate as of the
editorial date. At the time of your
scheduled maintenance appointments
with your authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center, the most current maintenance
work information will be utilized for your
vehicle’s age or mileage. Please check
with your authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center for any changes to the periodic
maintenance work required for your
vehicle.
Your Mercedes-Benz SLR comes equipped
with the Mercedes-Benz SLR
Maintenance System. The Maintenance
System tracks distance driven and the
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time elapsed since your last service. The
next necessary maintenance service is
indicated in the maintenance service
indicator in the instrument cluster.
Additional work that is not calculated by
the Maintenance System is required at
each maintenance interval. Please refer to
“Additional Work to be Performed” on
page 58 for more details.
Following each service, your authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center will reset the
Maintenance System service indicator by
confirming the service items performed.
!
If the Maintenance System service
counter was inadvertently reset, have
a Mercedes-Benz Center correct it.
Please only reset if the proper
maintenance service has been
performed. Resetting the system
without performing the proper service
will result in engine and/or other
vehicle damage not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
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Introduction
A detailed listing of service procedures
performed are contained in this booklet,
starting on page 49.
Additional work
Additional work means any work that is
not calculated by the Maintenance System. This work is listed in the section
“Additional Work to be Performed”, see
page 58. This type of work has to be carried out according to the individual vehicle type, due to the specific technical
parameters, wear processes or special
equipment.
Special service requirements
Brake fluid should be replaced every two
years, preferably in the spring, see page
59. We recommend that you only use
brake fluid approved by Mercedes-Benz.
A reminder for the next scheduled brake
fluid replacement is affixed in the engine
compartment.
Coolant should be checked for the proper concentration before the start of the
winter season (or once a year in hot regions). Have the coolant (water/anticorrosion/antifreeze mixture) replaced
every 4 years, see page 59.
Replacement of coolant (water/anticorrosion/antifreeze mixture) may be required more frequently if coolant is not
maintained according to instructions
and/or other than approved anticorrosion/antifreeze products for your vehicle
are being used. For instructions on coolant, see “Coolants” in your vehicle Operator’s Manual. For a listing of approved
anticorrosion/antifreeze products for
your vehicle, refer to the Factory Approved Service Products pamphlet in
your vehicle literature portfolio, or contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
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Introduction
Interior filters (e.g. dust filter, recirculating air filter, activated charcoal filter or
combination filter) are replaced according to the maintenance intervals listed.
Under severe dust conditions, or with the
Climate Control frequently operating in
the air recirculation mode, the respective
filter should be replaced correspondingly
sooner.
Tire inspection - Your vehicle’s tires are
a critical component to overall vehicle
performance and vehicle stability. The
useful life of tires will vary and is
proportional to tire type, speed rating,
ambient conditions, tire loading, tire
inflation pressure, road surfaces, and
individual driving style, among other
factors. Therefore, Mercedes-Benz
recommends regular checks for wear and
proper inflation.
The first tire inspection, which includes
checking for proper inflation pressure
and tread condition, is at no charge provided it is performed at an authorized
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Mercedes-Benz Center prior to 6,500
miles on the vehicle odometer.
For your convenience, this Maintenance
Booklet contains a tire inspection confirmation page on which you can record the
date and mileage when tire inspections
were performed.
Tire rotation - Tire rotations can only be
performed on vehicles with the same tire
dimensions on all four wheels (e.g. winter
tires). In cases where your vehicle is
configured with staggered tire sizes
(different tire sizes, front vs. rear), tire
rotations are not possible.
If your vehicle’s tire configuration allows
for rotation, tire rotation should be
performed by observing a front-to-rear
pattern that will maintain the intended
rotational (spinning) direction of the tire
(on unidirectional tires, an arrow on the
sidewall indicates the intended rotation
or spinning direction of the tire) and in
accordance with the tire manufacturer’s
recommended intervals, or sooner at first
signs of irregular (uneven) tread wear.
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Introduction
Tire manufacturer’s rotation
recommendations will necessitate a tire
rotation at least once in between
maintenance services and at every
maintenance service based on
Mercedes-Benz SLR maintenance
intervals.
The first tire rotation is at no charge provided it is performed at an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center prior to 6,500
miles on the vehicle odometer.
For your convenience, this Maintenance
Booklet contains a tire rotation confirmation page on which you can record the
date and mileage when tire rotations
were performed.
Spark Plugs should be replaced according to schedule on page 60. Severe operating conditions (frequent starting and
stopping, excessive idling, sustained fast
highway driving) may call for spark plugs
to be replaced correspondingly sooner.
Engine oils and oil filters are specifically tested for their suitability in our engines and durability for our service
intervals. Therefore, only use approved
engine oils and oil filters required for vehicles with Maintenance System. For a
listing of approved engine oils and oil filters, refer to the Factory Approved Service products pamphlet, or contact an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Using engine oils and oil filters of specification other than those expressly required for the Maintenance System or
changing of oil and oil filter at change intervals longer than those called for by the
Maintenance System will result in engine
damage not covered by the MercedesBenz Limited Warranty.
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Introduction
Regular checks
In addition to the services, we recommend that you check the following items
regularly (for example: weekly, when refueling, or before any long journey):
• Engine oil level - Check the engine oil
level using the engine oil dipstick. Further information about engine oil level
measurement can be found in the vehicle Operator’s Manual.
• Coolant level - Please refer to the Operator’s Manual for the correct procedure to check the coolant level.
• Brake fluid level - If brake fluid has to
be added, see an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center to determine the
cause, e.g. leaks or worn brake pads.
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• Windshield washing system - If the
washer fluid level drops below 1/3, the
windshield washer fluid level warning
lamp will illuminate. Add washer fluid
mixed with Mercedes-Benz windshield
washer solvent/concentrate, test
function and check wiper blades.
• Check lights
• Tire condition and pressures –
Check at least every other week.
Please refer to section “Tires and
wheels” in the Operator’s Manual for
guidelines and correct procedures to
check tire condition and pressures.
Please refer to the Factory Approved
Service Products booklet or see your
Mercedes-Benz Center for more information on selecting the proper fluids, lubricants, and oils for your vehicle.
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Introduction
Notes on the warranty
An extensive and well-equipped network
of Mercedes-Benz Centers is at your disposal for service work. Your authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center can ensure that
your vehicle is professionally and thoroughly serviced and repaired.
Please see the Service and Warranty Information booklet for detailed information on warranty terms and coverage.
Please follow the instructions given in
this Maintenance Booklet, even if you
entrust the vehicle to a third party for
use or care. Only in this way will you
be able to ensure that your warranty
rights are not affected.
We strongly recommend that you
have your vehicle serviced by your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center which
is fully equipped to provide this service.
Please note that engines have to be serviced in accordance with special instructions and using special measuring
equipment to comply with legal requirements concerning exhaust emissions.
Modifications to or tampering with emissions components is not permissible.
Your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center is
familiar with the relevant regulations.
Service, replacement, or repair of the
emission control devices and systems
can be performed by any automotive
repair establishment or individual using certified parts.
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Introduction
Parts / Operating materials
Service records
We recommend only the use of Genuine
Mercedes-Benz parts for service and repairs, since they meet our specifications.
It is also important to only use fuels, lubricants and anticorrosion/antifreeze coolant meeting factory specifications.
Please refer to the Factory Approved
Service Products booklet or see your
Mercedes-Benz Center for more information on this subject.
Your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
will certify in the Maintenance Booklet
the maintenance services on your vehicle
which it has performed.
Other than the maintenance services described, the Maintenance Booklet does
not record or reflect any repair work that
may have been performed to your vehicle. Please keep those receipts with your
vehicle records.
For information concerning warranty, see
your Service and Warranty Information
booklet.
Your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
will gladly furnish additional information
on the maintenance of your vehicle.
We extend our best wishes for many
miles of safe, pleasurable driving.
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
A DaimlerChrysler Company
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Emission System Maintenance
General
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and, in California, the Air Resources
Board have certified that the emission
control systems of your vehicle comply
with the applicable exhaust emission
standards for model year 2008 vehicles.
This vehicle also complies with the applicable Canadian Motor Vehicle Emission
Standards.
To be certain that the emission control
systems function as designed, regular
maintenance is necessary for components of the vehicle which affect exhaust
and evaporation emissions composition.
The vehicle owner is responsible for the
regular maintenance of the emission control system, as well as the use of premium unleaded gasoline with an anti-knock
index of at least 91 (displayed on the
pump) in all gasoline engine models unless otherwise specified.
Failure to properly maintain the emission
system may result in repairs not being
covered by the emission system warranties.
Explanations of each maintenance job
are given in numerical order on page 63.
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Emission System Maintenance
Emission Control System Caution Gasoline Engines
Your Mercedes-Benz SLR vehicle is
equipped with both a three-way catalyst
and a closed loop oxygen sensor system
to comply with current exhaust emission
regulations. Keep your vehicle in proper
operating condition by following our recommended maintenance instructions as
outlined.
The following has to be adhered to:
a) In all gasoline engine models, use
only premium unleaded gasoline
with an anti-knock index of at least
91 (as displayed on the pump) unless otherwise specified. Damage to
the engine could occur if premium unleaded fuel is not used. Refer to the
Operator’s Manual for special precautions.
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b) Leaded gasoline should not be used
under any circumstances. Damage
to the emission control components
will result.
c) The specified engine maintenance
jobs have to be performed completely and at the required intervals. Correct ignition timing and
properly functioning spark plugs for instance are important for the service
life of the catalysts. Failure to properly
perform the specified maintenance
jobs may adversely affect the emission control system on the vehicle and
reduce its service life.
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Emission System Maintenance
d) The operation of the emission control system must not be altered in
any way. Alterations are not permissible by law. In addition, alterations may
result in damage to the catalysts, increased fuel consumption, and impaired engine running conditions.
If the “CHECK ENGINE” indicator lamp in
the instrument cluster illuminates when
the engine is running, it indicates a possible malfunction of the engine management system or emission control system.
We recommend that you have the malfunction checked as soon as possible.
e) Irregular engine running conditions
should be corrected immediately by
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Such irregular running conditions
can influence the proper function of the
emission control system.
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Notes
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Confirmations
First visit: 1,000 miles - 3,000 miles
First visit
provided at
no charge*
Date: _______________________
*This first visit for a basic vehicle diagnostic test at an authorized MercedesBenz Center is provided at no charge.
Please refer to the Service and Warranty
Information Booklet for full details.
Odometer: ___________________
Rubber stamp
Performed
Yes/No
Diagnostic test
† {
Q+A on vehicle
† {
First visit:
1,000 miles 3,000 miles
Signature
Appointment Month/year
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Confirmations
Tire inspection or rotation
If applicable to your vehicle’s tire configuration (see page 6), tire rotation should be performed in
accordance with the tire manufacturer’s recommended intervals, or sooner at first signs of irregular
(uneven) tread wear. Tire manufacturer’s rotation recommendations will necessitate a tire rotation at
least once in between maintenance services and at every maintenance service based on Mercedes-Benz
maintenance intervals.
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Tire rotation should be performed in accordance with the tire manufacturer’s recommendations in the Tire
Warranty Pamphlet included in your vehicle literature portfolio. However, tires should be rotated at the
first sign of irregular (uneven) tread wear, even if it occurs before the recommended rotation intervals, and
should be checked regularly for wear and proper inflation. Please note that the useful life of tires will vary
and is proportional to tire type, speed rating, ambient conditions, tire loading, tire inflation pressure, road
surfaces, and individual driving style, among other factors.
Should a tire rotation not be possible for your vehicle’s tire configuration an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center will check your tires for proper inflation pressure and perform a tread inspection.
The first tire inspection or rotation (if applicable) occurring at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center at any
time up to 6,500 miles (vehicle odometer) is provided at no charge.
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First tire
inspection or
rotation
provided at
no charge*
*This first tire inspection or rotation (if
applicable) at an authorized MercedesBenz Center at any time up to 6,500
miles (vehicle odometer) is provided at
no charge. Please refer to the Service
and Warranty Information Booklet for full
details.
Reminder:
Tire
inspection or
rotation
Maintenance Booklet
Confirmations
Tire inspection or rotation
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 10,000 miles
Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
First
Maintenance
due
10,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 20,000 miles
Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
20,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
21
22
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 30,000 miles
Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
30,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 40,000 miles
Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
40,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 50,000 miles
Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
50,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 60,000 miles
Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
60,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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30
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 70,000 miles
Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
70,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 80,000 miles
Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
80,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 90,000 miles
Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
90,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 100,000 miles
Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
100,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 110,000 miles
Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
110,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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40
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 120,000 miles
Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
120,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 130,000 miles
Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
130,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 140,000 miles
Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
140,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 150,000 miles
Service, applicable Additional Work and
recommended High-Mileage checks
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
150,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Maintenance service descriptions
Required Vehicle Maintenance Service Work
(including Emission System Maintenance)
Notes:
Overviews of maintenance services and intervals can be found starting on page 50.
Maintenance services must be performed at the number of miles or years (whichever comes first) as indicated,
except where no time interval available or otherwise noted.
If your vehicle exceeds the mileage shown in the maintenance service overview, continue to maintain the vehicle by having performed
the maintenance services at the time or mileage intervals (whichever comes first) as indicated starting on page 52.
Detailed descriptions for each maintenance service can be found starting on page 52.
For description of emission system maintenance jobs, see page 63.
The four digit-numbers listed next to the maintenance services
are reference numbers of the detailed maintenance job descriptions
listed in the Mercedes-Benz maintenance information used by Mercedes-Benz technicians.
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Maintenance service overview Mercedes-Benz SLR (199)
Miles
1,000 - 3,000
10,000
20,000
30,000
40,000
50,000
60,000
70,000
Time (Years)
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First visit (컄 page 52)
Tire rotation (컄 page 53)
If applicable to your vehicle’s tire configuration (see page 6), tire rotations should be performed in accordance with the tire manufacturer’s recommended intervals, or sooner at first signs of irregular (uneven) treadwear. Tire manufacturer’s rotation recommendations will necessitate a
tire rotation at least once in between maintenance services and at every maintenance service based on Mercedes-Benz maintenance intervals.
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Service (컄 page 54)
Additional Work: (컄 page 58)
Record customer’s vehicle settings
Wash vehicle
Check body for paint damage
Check starter and consumer battery status
Replace stabilizer bar bushings
Replace combination filter
Replace engine air filter
Replace poly-V-belt
Replace compressor poly-V-belt
Replace wheel bolts
Replace fuel filter
Replace spark plugs
Replace brake fluid
Check vehicle ride height and wheel loads
Check wheel settings
Replace screws of underbody paneling
Replace coolant for main circuit
Replace coolant for low temperature circuit
Replace battery in remote control key
Replace rear differential oil
Replace transmission oil and filter
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Maintenance service overview Mercedes-Benz SLR (199)
Miles
80,000
90,000
100,000
110,000
120,000
130,000
140,000
150,000
Time (Years)
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First visit
Tire rotation
Service
Additional Work:
Record customer’s vehicle settings
Wash vehicle
Check body for paint damage
Check starter and consumer battery status
Replace stabilizer bar bushings
Replace combination filter
Replace engine air filter
Replace poly-V-belt
Replace compressor poly-V-belt
Replace wheel bolts
Replace fuel filter
Replace spark plugs
Replace brake fluid
Check vehicle ride height and wheel loads
Check wheel settings
Replace screws of underbody paneling
Replace coolant for main circuit
Replace coolant for low temperature circuit
Replace battery in remote control key
Replace rear differential oil
Replace transmission oil and filter
High-mileage checks
1
If applicable to your vehicle’s tire configuration (see page 6), tire rotations should be performed in accordance with the tire manufacturer’s recommended intervals, or sooner at first signs of irregular (uneven) treadwear. Tire manufacturer’s rotation recommendations will necessitate a
tire rotation at least once in between maintenance services and at every maintenance service based on Mercedes-Benz maintenance intervals.
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First visit
First visit At 1,000 - 3,000 miles
00-5500
Diagnostic test
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Q + A on vehicle
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This first visit for a basic vehicle diagnostic test at your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center is provided at no charge.
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Tire inspection or rotation
Tire inspection or rotation
If applicable to your vehicle’s tire configuration (컄 page 6), tire rotation should be performed in accordance with the
tire manufacturer’s recommended intervals, or sooner at first signs of irregular (uneven) tread wear. Tire manufacturer’s rotation recommendations will necessitate a tire rotation at least once in between maintenance services and at
every maintenance service based on Mercedes-Benz maintenance intervals.
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Should a tire rotation not be possible for your vehicle’s tire configuration an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center will
check your tires for proper inflation pressure and perform a tread inspection.
The first tire inspection or rotation (if applicable) (컄 page 17) occurring at an authorized Mercedes Center at any time up to 6,500
miles (vehicle odometer) is provided at no charge.
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Service
At every 10,000 miles or 1 year
Interior
Function check
Warning and indicator lamps, illumination and interior lighting
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Switches and controls
5454
Audible warning system
5450
Windshield wiper, windshield washer system, headlamp cleaning system
8252
Check seat belts for damage and proper function
9150
Wheels, brakes
Check tire pressure monitoring system battery using STAR DIAGNOSIS
4056
Read malfunction memory using STAR DIAGNOSIS and correct faults if necessary
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Deactivate Electro-hydraulic brake system using STAR DIAGNOSIS
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Check Electro-hydraulic brake system hydraulic unit
4259
Check front axle wheel bearing play
3351
Check rear axle wheel bearing play
3551
Balance wheels
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Service
Check condition/thickness of brake discs front/rear
4251
Check brake pads for lining thickness front/rear
4251
Check and clean front and rear ventilation grille and air ducts for the brake system
6150
Parking brake - Adjust cable slack
4261
Check tires for damage and condition
4051
Measure tread depth, record in mm
4051
Correct tire inflation pressure
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Activate Electro-hydraulic brake system using STAR DIAGNOSIS
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Underside of vehicle
Check and clean underbody panelling
6151
Check and clean ventilation grille and air ducts of the rear axle
6150
Leakage - Major components
Check for chafe marks, line routing, damaged components
In the event of leakage, determine cause and perform repair via separate work order
0053
Check condition of front axle ball joints and rubber boots
3353
Check conditions of steering mechanical components and rubber boots
4653
Check rear axle mount for condition
3557
Check drive shaft for condition
3558
Check propeller shaft for condition
4154
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Service
Engine compartment
Leakage - Major components
Check for chafe marks, line routing, damaged components
In the event of leakage, determine cause and perform repair via separate work order
0053
Change engine oil and filter
0101
Check condition of poly-V-belts
1351
Check engine mounts
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Check the following fluid levels, correct if necessary
Brake system
4210
Power steering
4611
Engine cooling system (main and low temperature circuits), anti-corrosion/antifreeze protection
2010
Bleed low temperature circuit
2010
Vehicle front/rear
Check window glass and exterior lighting lenses
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Check headlamp setting
8260
Check wiper blade condition
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Service
Trunk
Check fluid level, correct if necessary
Starter battery
5410
Windshield washer system (including summerwash/winterwash)
8210
Check TIREFIT tire sealant expiration date
4054
Service completion
Check parking brake according to specifications
4290
Perform road test
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Reset maintenance service counter in instrument cluster
0042
Restore customer’s vehicle settings
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Vehicle inside and outside cleaning
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Additional Work to be Performed together with the Respective Service
At every service
Record customer’s vehicle settings
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Wash vehicle
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Check body for paint damage
9850
Check charge status of starter and consumer batteries using “Midtronics MCR 717“ tester, recharge if necessary
5452
Replace stabilizer bar bushings
3281
Once at 10,000 miles or 1 year
Replace rear differential oil
3501
At every 20,000 miles or 2 years
Replace combination filter
8384
Replace engine air filter
0980
Once at 40,000 miles
Automatic transmission - oil and filter change
2702
At every 40,000 miles or 3 years
Replace wheel bolts
58
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Additional Work to be Performed together with the Respective Service
At every 40,000 miles or 4 years
Replace poly-V-belt
1381
Replace compressor poly-V-belt
1381
At every 60,000 miles or 4 years
Replace fuel filter
0780
Every 2 years
Replace brake fluid
4280
Check vehicle ride height and wheel loads
3253
Check wheel settings
4055
Replace screws of underbody paneling
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Every 4 years
Replace coolant for main circuit. Verify the correct coolant composition
2080
Replace coolant for low temperature circuit. Verify the correct coolant composition
2080
Every 5 years
Replace battery in remote control key
8080
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Spark Plug Replacement Intervals
Replace Spark Plugs
Engine
155
At every 60,000 miles or 4 years
60
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Recommended additional maintenance checks for high-mileage vehicles
At 150,000 miles
Check if all fluid levels and changes are updated
Transmission
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Rear axle
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Check if air, fuel, ventilation filters are updated
Engine air filter
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Fuel filter
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Combination filter
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Recommended additional maintenance checks for high-mileage vehicles
At 150,000 miles (continued)
Check integrity of engine, mechanical components
Perform compression test (hot and cold)
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Perform leak down test (hot and cold)
0053
Check spark plugs
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Exhaust system hangers and leaks
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Check for damaged/worn drivetrain parts
Front wheel bearing play
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Rear wheel bearing play
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Axle joint play
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Tie rod and drag link joints
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Check for updates performed
Recalls and Service Campaigns
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Description of Emission System Maintenance Jobs
The composition of exhaust emissions is
influenced not only by the special emission
control equipment, but also by various engine components and their adjustments.
Therefore, emission system maintenance
must include these engine components.
Some maintenance jobs are actually only
tests. They are important however, because they allow early detection of discrepancies which can later lead to
increased exhaust emissions. It is generally less expensive to have such items adjusted immediately rather than allowing
them to contribute to costly repairs. The
maintenance intervals have been determined so that the vehicle, under normal
conditions, should operate properly between services.
0101 Engine oil and filter change
Change the engine oil and oil filter every
10,000 miles. If oil consumption should increase, determine the cause and take necessary corrective steps. Reset the
Maintenance System counter.
0980 Replace air filter element
Under normal dust conditions, replace air
filter element approximately every 20,000
miles or 2 years. Clean air filter cover and
housing prior to removal of air filter element.
0780 Replace fuel filter
Replace the fuel filter approximately every
60,000 miles or 4 years.
1351 Check engine poly-V-belt condition
The poly-V-belt is subject to wear and aging. It must be checked for cracks and
wear at every service. Replace poly-V-belt
if necessary.
1580 Replace spark plugs
Spark plugs are subject to electrode erosion and must be replaced according to
schedule on page 60, or more frequently
as may be required when subject to severe
operating conditions.
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is not permitted without authorization from the publisher.
Editorial status: 07/02/2007
Models:
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Distributor in the United States:
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Maintenance Booklet 2008 Passenger Cars
E-Class (except AMG and diesel models)
PLEASE NOTE
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU
HAVE YOUR VEHICLE SERVICED BY
YOUR AUTHORIZED MERCEDES-BENZ
CENTER WHO IS FULLY EQUIPPED
TO PROVIDE THIS SERVICE AND THAT
GENUINE MERCEDES-BENZ PARTS BE
USED.
SERVICE, REPLACEMENT, OR REPAIR OF
THE EMISSION CONTROL DEVICES AND
SYSTEMS CAN BE PERFORMED BY ANY
AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR ESTABLISHMENT
OR INDIVIDUAL USING CERTIFIED
PARTS.
THE USE OF DEFECTIVE OR NON-EQUIVALENT PARTS MAY RESULT IN YOUR
EMISSION PERFORMANCE
WARRANTY CLAIM BEING DENIED.
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Vehicle data
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License Plate No.
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License Plate No.
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Date of initial registration
License Plate No.
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Paint color and code
License Plate No.
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Maintenance Booklet
Protecting the environment
H
Natural resources form the basis of our existence on this planet. The objectives of our
policy are for these resources to be used
sparingly and in a manner which takes the
requirements of both nature and humanity
into account.
Our declared policy is integrated environmental protection. This policy starts at the
root causes and encompasses in its management decisions all the consequences
for the environment which could arise from
production processes or the products
themselves.
You too can help to protect the environment by operating your Mercedes-Benz in
an environmentally responsible manner.
Operating conditions and your individual
driving style to a large extent influence fuel
consumption and the rate of engine, brake,
and tire wear. To reduce fuel consumption
and the rate of wear, please consider the
following:
2
• Avoid short trips.
• Make sure that the tire pressures are always correct.
• Avoid frequent, abrupt acceleration.
• Do not carry any unnecessary weight.
• Remove ski holders and roof racks once
you no longer need them.
• Do not warm up the engine with the car
stationary.
• Shift gears such that each gear is used
only up to 2/3 of its maximum engine
speed.
• Keep an eye on the vehicle's fuel consumption.
A regularly serviced vehicle will also help
protect the environment. You should adhere to the maintenance intervals displayed by the Maintenance System service
indicator, along with other maintenance
work described in this booklet.
We recommend that you have maintenance
services performed by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center using Genuine
Mercedes-Benz parts.
Maintenance Booklet
Contents
Introduction
Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System. 4
Regular checks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Notes on the warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Parts / Operating materials . . . . . . 10
Service records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Emission system maintenance
Gasoline Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Emission Control System Caution Gasoline Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Maintenance descriptions
Maintenance overview E-Class . . . .
First visit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire rotations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance services 1-20. . . . . . .
Recommended high-mileage
checks at 143,000 miles. . . . . . . . .
Emission System Maintenance
Jobs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Confirmations
First visit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Tire rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Maintenance services. . . . . . . . . . . . 19
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Maintenance Booklet
Introduction
We want you to enjoy your MercedesBenz automobile. Vehicle safety and operational reliability are two very important factors and to maintain them,
regular maintenance services are necessary.
We continuously strive to improve our
product and ask for your understanding
that we reserve the right to make changes in the periodic maintenance work
which is required for our vehicles. The information in this manual is accurate as of
the editorial date. At the time of your
scheduled maintenance appointments
with your authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center, the most current maintenance
work information will be utilized for your
vehicle's age or mileage. Please check
with your authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center for any changes to the periodic
maintenance work required for your vehicle.
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Your Mercedes-Benz comes equipped
with the Mercedes-Benz Maintenance
System. The Maintenance system tracks
distance driven and the time elapsed
since your last service. In addition, it calculates service items that need to be performed and other required maintenance
work. The next necessary maintenance
service is indicated in the multifunction
display in the instrument cluster.
The maintenance services will be indicated by showing a service type A through
type H in the multifunction display. Types
A through H are classified based on the
estimated time needed to perform the
maintenance service, ranging from up to
approximately one hour (type A) to up to
approximately eight hours (type H).
When scheduling a maintenance appointment with your authorized MercedesBenz Center, always indicate the service
type that appears in the multifunction
display. This will help the Mercedes-Benz
Center to schedule your vehicle maintenance in the most efficient manner.
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Introduction
A descriptive listing of the service items
1-20 are contained in this booklet,
starting on page 52. Following each
maintenance service, your MercedesBenz Center will reset the Maintenance
System service indicator by confirming
the service items performed.
!
If the Maintenance System maintenance service counter was inadvertently reset, have a Mercedes-Benz
Center correct it. Please only reset if
the proper maintenance service has
been performed. Resetting the system without performing the proper
maintenance service will result in
engine and/or other vehicle damage
not covered by the Mercedes-Benz
Limited Warranty.
Tire rotation - Your vehicle’s tires are a
critical component to overall vehicle
performance and vehicle stability. The
useful life of tires will vary and is
proportional to tire type, speed rating,
ambient conditions, tire loading, tire
inflation pressure, road surfaces, and
individual driving style, among other
factors. Therefore, Mercedes-Benz
recommends regular checks for wear and
proper inflation and, if applicable to your
vehicle’s tire configuration, tire rotation.
Tire rotation can be performed on
vehicles with the same tire dimensions all
around. If your vehicle is equipped with
the same tire dimensions all around, tires
can be rotated by observing a front-torear rotation pattern that will maintain
the intended rotation (spinning) direction
of the tire (on unidirectional tires, an
arrow on the sidewall indicates the
intended rotation or spinning direction of
the tire). In some cases, such as when
your vehicle is configured with staggeredsize (different tire sizes, front vs. rear),
tire rotations are not possible.
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Introduction
If your vehicle’s tire configuration allows
for tire rotation, tire rotation should be
performed in accordance with the tire
manufacturer’s recommended intervals,
or sooner at first signs of irregular
(uneven) tread wear. Tire manufacturer’s
rotation recommendations will
necessitate a tire rotation at least once in
between maintenance services and at
every maintenance service based on
Mercedes-Benz maintenance intervals.
The first tire rotation, so long as it occurs
before 6,500 miles (vehicle odometer),
will be provided at no charge by an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.
Should a tire rotation not be possible for
your vehicle’s tire configuration, an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center will
check your tires for proper tire inflation
pressure and perform a tread inspection,
also at no charge courtesy of MercedesBenz, so long as this occurs before 6,500
miles (vehicle odometer).
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For your convenience, this Maintenance
Booklet contains a tire rotation
confirmation page on which you can
record the date and mileage when tire
rotations were performed.
Severe operating conditions - The
maintenance intervals have been
determined so that the vehicle, under
normal operating conditions, should
operate properly between maintenance
services. Severe operating conditions
may call for correspondingly sooner
replacement of the following items:
INTERIOR FILTERS (e.g. dust filter,
recirculating air filter, activated charcoal
filter or combination filter) are replaced
as called for by the Maintenance System.
Under severe dust conditions, or with the
Climate Control frequently operating in
the air recirculation mode, the filters
should be replaced correspondingly
sooner and changed more frequently
than as called for by the Maintenance
System.
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Introduction
SPARK PLUGS. The Maintenance System
calls for spark plug replacement every
91,000 miles or 5 years, whichever
comes first. Severe operating conditions
(frequent starting and stopping,
excessive idling, sustained fast highway
driving) may call for spark plugs to be
replaced correspondingly sooner.
COOLANT. Have the coolant (water/anticorrosion/antifreeze mixture) replaced
every 143,000 miles or 15 years, see
page 54. Replacement of coolant may be
required more frequently if coolant is not
maintained according to instructions
and/or other than approved anticorrosion/antifreeze products for your vehicle
are being used. For instructions on coolant, see “Coolants” in your vehicle Operator’s Manual. For a listing of approved
anticorrosion/antifreeze products for
your vehicle, refer to the Factory Approved Service Products pamphlet, or
contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
Wear items - While the Maintenance
System calls for inspection of certain
wear items, the system does not make
any judgment on the condition of these
wear items. Only a qualified technician
can determine if a wear item needs to be
replaced.
Engine oils and oil filters are
specifically tested for their suitability in
our engines and durability for our service
intervals. Therefore, only use approved
engine oils and oil filters required for
vehicles with Maintenance System. For a
listing of approved engine oils and oil
filters, refer to the Factory Approved
Service products pamphlet, or contact an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Using engine oils and oil filters of
specification other than those expressly
required for the Maintenance System or
changing of oil and oil filter at change
intervals longer than those called for by
the Maintenance System will result in
engine damage not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
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Maintenance Booklet
Introduction
Regular checks
In addition to the services, we recommend that you check the following items
regularly (for example: weekly, when refueling, or before any long journey):
• Engine oil level - Depending on how
your vehicle is equipped, check the engine oil level using the oil level dipstick
or the control system via the multifunction steering wheel/display. Further
information about engine oil level
measurement can be found in the vehicle Operator’s Manual.
• Coolant level - Please refer to the Operator’s Manual for the correct procedure to check the coolant level.
• Brake fluid level - If brake fluid has to
be added, see an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center to determine the
cause, e.g. leaks or worn brake pads.
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• Windshield washing system - If the
washer fluid level drops below 1/3, the
windshield washer fluid level warning
lamp will illuminate. Add washer fluid
mixed with Mercedes-Benz windshield
washer solvent/concentrate, test
function and check wiper blades.
• Check lights
• Tire condition and pressures –
Check at least every other week.
Please refer to section “Tires and
wheels” in the Operator’s Manual for
guidelines and correct procedures to
check tire condition and pressures.
Please refer to the Factory Approved
Service Products booklet or see your
Mercedes-Benz Center for more information on selecting the proper fluids, lubricants, filters and oils for your vehicle.
Maintenance Booklet
Introduction
Notes on the warranty
An extensive and well-equipped network
of Mercedes-Benz Centers is at your disposal for service work. Your authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center can ensure that
your vehicle is professionally and thoroughly serviced and repaired.
Please see the Service and Warranty
Information booklet for detailed
information on warranty terms and
coverage.
Please follow the instructions given in
this Maintenance Booklet, even if you
entrust the vehicle to a third party for
use or care. Only in this way will you
be able to ensure that your warranty
rights are not affected.
We strongly recommend that you
have your vehicle serviced by your
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
which is fully equipped to provide this
service.
Please note that engines have to be
serviced in accordance with special
instructions and using special measuring
equipment to comply with legal
requirements concerning exhaust
emissions. Modifications to or tampering
with emissions components is not
permissible. Your authorized MercedesBenz Center is familiar with the relevant
regulations.
Service, replacement, or repair of the
emission control devices and systems
can be performed by any automotive
repair establishment or individual using certified parts.
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Maintenance Booklet
Introduction
Parts / Operating materials
Service records
We recommend only the use of Genuine
Mercedes-Benz parts for service and repairs, since they meet our specifications.
It is also important to only use fuels, lubricants, filters and anticorrosion/antifreeze coolant meeting factory
specifications. Please refer to the Factory
Approved Service Products booklet or
see your Mercedes-Benz Center for more
information on this subject.
Your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
will certify in the Maintenance Booklet
the maintenance services on your vehicle
which it has performed.
Other than the maintenance services described, the Maintenance Booklet does
not record or reflect any repair work that
may have been performed to your vehicle. Please keep those receipts with your
vehicle records.
For information concerning warranty, see
your Service and Warranty Information
booklet.
Your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
will gladly furnish additional information
on the maintenance of your vehicle.
We extend our best wishes for many
miles of safe, pleasurable driving.
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
A DaimlerChrysler Company
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Emission System Maintenance
Gasoline Engines
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and, in California, the Air Resources
Board have certified that the emission
control systems of your vehicle comply
with the applicable exhaust emission
standards for MY 2008 vehicles. This vehicle also complies with the applicable
Canadian Motor Vehicle Emission Standards.
To be certain that the emission control
systems function as designed, regular
maintenance is necessary for components of the vehicle which affect exhaust
and evaporation emissions composition.
The vehicle owner is responsible for the
regular maintenance of the emission control system, as well as the use of premium unleaded gasoline with an anti-knock
index of at least 91 (displayed on the
pump) in all gasoline engine models unless otherwise specified.
Failure to properly maintain the emission
system may result in repairs not being
covered by the emission system warranties.
Explanations of each maintenance job
are given in numerical order on page 62.
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Maintenance Booklet
Emission System Maintenance
Emission Control System Caution Gasoline Engines
Your Mercedes-Benz vehicle is equipped
with both a three-way catalyst and a
closed loop oxygen sensor system to
comply with current exhaust emission
regulations. Keep your vehicle in proper
operating condition by following our recommended maintenance instructions as
outlined.
The following has to be adhered to:
a) In all gasoline engine models, use
only premium unleaded gasoline with
an anti-knock index of at least 91 (as
displayed on the pump) unless otherwise specified. Damage to the engine
could occur if premium unleaded fuel is
not used. Refer to the Operator’s Manual
for special precautions.
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b) Leaded gasoline should not be used
under any circumstances. Damage
to the emission control components
will result.
c) The specified engine maintenance
jobs have to be performed completely and at the required intervals. Correct ignition timing and
properly functioning spark plugs for instance are important for the service
life of the catalysts. Failure to properly
perform the specified maintenance
jobs may adversely affect the emission control system on the vehicle and
reduce its service life.
Maintenance Booklet
Emission System Maintenance
d) The operation of the emission control system must not be altered in
any way. Alterations are not permissible by law. In addition, alterations may
result in damage to the catalysts, increased fuel consumption, and impaired engine running conditions.
If the “CHECK ENGINE” indicator lamp in
the instrument cluster illuminates when
the engine is running, it indicates a possible malfunction of the engine management system or emission control system.
We recommend that you have the malfunction checked as soon as possible.
e) Irregular engine running conditions
should be corrected immediately by
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Such irregular running conditions
can influence the proper function of the
emission control system.
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Maintenance Booklet
Confirmations
First visit: 1,000 - 3,000 miles
First visit
provided at
no charge*
Date: ___________________________
*This first visit for a basic vehicle diagnostic test at an authorized MercedesBenz Center is provided at no charge.
Please refer to the Service and Warranty
Information Booklet for full details.
Odometer: ______________________
Rubber stamp
Performed
Yes/No
Diagnostic test
† {
Q+A on vehicle
† {
First visit:
1,000 miles 3,000 miles
Signature
Appointment Month/year
15
16
Maintenance Booklet
Confirmations
Tire rotation
If applicable to your vehicle’s tire configuration (see page 5), tire rotation should be performed in
accordance with the tire manufacturer’s recommended intervals, or sooner at first signs of irregular
(uneven) tread wear. Tire manufacturer’s rotation recommendations will necessitate a tire rotation at
least once in between maintenance services and at every maintenance service based on Mercedes-Benz
maintenance intervals.
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Tire rotations should be performed in accordance with the tire manufacturer’s recommendations in the
Tire Warranty Pamphlet included in your vehicle literature portfolio. However, tires should be rotated at
the first sign of irregular tread wear, even if it occurs before the recommended rotation intervals, and
should be checked regularly for wear and proper inflation. Please note that the useful life of tires will
vary depending on tire type, speed rating, road surfaces, and individual driving style.
The first tire rotation occurring at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center at any time up to 6,500 miles
(vehicle odometer) is provided at no charge.
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First tire
rotation
provided at
no charge*
*This first tire rotation at an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center at any time up to
6,500 miles (vehicle odometer) is provided at no charge. Please refer to the Service and Warranty Information Booklet for
full details.
Reminder:
Tire rotation
Maintenance Booklet
Confirmations
Tire rotation
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
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Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
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Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
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Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
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Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
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Maintenance Booklet
Confirmations
Maintenance: 13,000 miles
Services 12, 13 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
First
Maintenance
due
13,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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20
Maintenance Booklet
Confirmations
Maintenance: 26,000 miles
Services 12, 14 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
26,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
21
22
Maintenance Booklet
Confirmations
Maintenance: 39,000 miles
Services 12, 13 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
39,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
23
24
Maintenance Booklet
Confirmations
Maintenance: 52,000 miles
Services 12, 14 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
52,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
25
26
Maintenance Booklet
Confirmations
Maintenance: 65,000 miles
Services 12, 13 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
65,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
27
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Maintenance Booklet
Confirmations
Maintenance: 78,000 miles
Services 12, 14 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
78,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
29
30
Maintenance Booklet
Confirmations
Maintenance: 91,000 miles
Services 12, 13 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
91,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
31
32
Maintenance Booklet
Confirmations
Maintenance: 104,000 miles
Services 12, 14 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
104,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
33
34
Maintenance Booklet
Confirmations
Maintenance: 117,000 miles
Services 12, 13 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
117,000 miles
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
or
Month/year
35
36
Maintenance Booklet
Confirmations
Maintenance: 130,000 miles
Services 12, 14 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
130,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
37
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Maintenance Booklet
Confirmations
Maintenance: 143,000 miles
Services 12, 13, other applicable services and
recommended high-mileage checks
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
143,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
39
40
Maintenance Booklet
Confirmations
Maintenance: 156,000 miles
Services 12, 14 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
156,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
41
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Maintenance Booklet
Confirmations
Maintenance: 169,000 miles
Services 12 and 13 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
169,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
43
44
Maintenance Booklet
Confirmations
Maintenance: 182,000 miles
Services 12, 14 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
182,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
45
46
Maintenance Booklet
Confirmations
Maintenance: 195,000 miles
Services 12, 13 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
195,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
47
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Maintenance Booklet
Maintenance service descriptions
Required Vehicle Maintenance Service Work
(including Emission System Maintenance)
Notes:
For an overview of maintenance services and intervals, see page 50.
Maintenance services must be performed at the number of miles or years (whichever comes first) as indicated,
except where no time interval available or otherwise noted.
If your vehicle exceeds the mileage shown in the maintenance service overview, continue to maintain the vehicle by having performed
the maintenance services at the time or mileage intervals (whichever comes first) as indicated starting on page 52.
Detailed descriptions for each maintenance service can be found starting on page 52.
For description of emission system maintenance jobs, see page 62.
The four digit-numbers listed next to the maintenance services
are reference numbers of the detailed maintenance job descriptions
listed in the Mercedes-Benz maintenance information used by Mercedes-Benz technicians.
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Maintenance service overview E-Class (211)
Miles
1,000 - 3,000
13,000
26,000
39,000
52,000
65,000
78,000
91,000
Time (Years)
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
First visit (컄 page 52)
Tire rotation (컄 page 52)
•
If applicable to your vehicle’s tire configuration (see page 5), tire rotations should be performed in accordance with the tire manufacturer’s recommended intervals, or sooner at first signs of irregular (uneven) treadwear. Tire manufacturer’s rotation recommendations will necessitate a
tire rotation at least once in between maintenance services and at every maintenance service based on Mercedes-Benz maintenance intervals.
Service 1 (컄 page 52)
•
•
Service 2 (컄 page 52)
•
Service 3 (컄 page 53)
•
Service 4 (컄 page 53)
Service 5 (컄 page 53)
Service 6 (컄 page 53)
•2
Service 7 (컄 page 53)
Service 8 (컄 page 54)
•1
Service 9 (컄 page 54)
•1
•1
Service 10 (컄 page 54)
Service 11 (컄 page 54)
•
•
Service 12 (컄 page 54)
Service 13 (컄 page 55)
•
•1
•
•
•
Service 14 (컄 page 57)
•
•
•4
Service 20 (컄 page 59)
High-mileage checks (컄 page 60)
50
1
not mileage dependent; only time interval applies
•1
2
at 91,000 miles or 5 years
4
not time depenent; only mileage interval applies
•
•
•1
•
•
•
•
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Maintenance service overview E-Class (211)
Miles
104,000
117,000
130,000
143,000
156,000
169,000
182,000
195,000
Time (Years)
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
First visit
Tire rotation
If applicable to your vehicle’s tire configuration (see page 5), tire rotations should be performed in accordance with the tire manufacturer’s recommended intervals, or sooner at first signs of irregular (uneven) treadwear. Tire manufacturer’s rotation recommendations will necessitate a
tire rotation at least once in between maintenance services and at every maintenance service based on Mercedes-Benz maintenance intervals.
Service 1
•
•
Service 2
Service 3
•
•
•
•
Service 4
•3
Service 5
Service 6
•
Service 7
•
3
Service 8
•1
Service 9
•1
•1
Service 10
Service 11
•
Service 12
Service 13
•1
•
•
•
•
Service 14
•1
•
•
•
•1
•
•
•1
•
•
•
•1
•1
•
•
•
Service 20
•4
High-mileage checks
1
not mileage dependent; only time-interval applies
3
at 143,000 miles or 15 years
4
not time depenent; only mileage interval applies
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Maintenance service descriptions
First visit at 1,000 - 3,000 miles
Diagnostic test and Q+A on vehicle
This first visit for a basic vehicle diagnostic test at your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center is provided at no charge.
00-5500
Tire rotations
If applicable to your vehicle’s tire configuration (컄 page 5), tire rotation should be performed in accordance with the
tire manufacturer’s recommended intervals, or sooner at first signs of irregular (uneven) tread wear. Tire manufacturer’s rotation recommendations will necessitate a tire rotation at least once in between maintenance services and at
every maintenance service based on Mercedes-Benz maintenance intervals.
The first tire rotation (컄 page 17) occurring at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center at any time up to 6,500 miles (vehicle odometer) is provided at no charge.
US Service 1
Not applicable
US Service 2 at every 52,000 miles or 4 years
Engine compartment
Replace engine air-cleaner insert
52
0980
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Maintenance service descriptions
US Service 3 at every 26,000 miles or 2 years
Engine compartment
Replace combination filter
8384
US Service 4
Not applicable
US Service 5 at every 143,000 miles or 15 years
Passenger compartment
Replace fuel filter
0780
US Service 6
Not applicable
US Service 7 at every 91,000 miles or 5 years
Engine compartment
Replace spark plugs
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Maintenance service descriptions
US Service 8 at every 143,000 miles or 15 years
Engine compartment
Replace coolant
2080
US Service 9 at every 2 years
Check body for paint work damage
9850
Engine compartment
Replace brake fluid
4280
Underside of vehicle
Chassis and load-bearing body components: Check for damage and corrosion
0090
US Service 10 at every 5 years
Passenger compartment
Tilt/sliding roof: Clean slide rails and slide shoes
7731
US Service 11 at every 3 years
Passenger compartment
Panorama sliding roof: Clean and lubricate guide mechanism
7732
US Service 12 at every 13,000 miles or 1 year
Engine compartment
Engine - oil and filter change
54
0101
Maintenance Booklet
Maintenance service descriptions
US Service 13 - first at 13,000 miles or 1 year; after first every 26,000 miles or 2 years
Engine compartment
Check catch, safety catch and hinges on engine hood for proper operation
8851
Check the following fluid levels, correct if necessary.
If there is a loss of fluid, determine cause and perform repair with separate work order
Brake system
4210
Power steering
4611
Windshield washer system, incl. rear window washer (where applicable)
8210
Interior
Reset maintenance service indicator in instrument cluster
0042
Function check
Warning/indicator lamps, illumination and interior lighting
5452
Windshield wipers, windshield washer system, headlamp cleaning system, where applicable: rear window wiper, rear window washer system
8252
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Maintenance service descriptions
US Service 13 (continued)
Wheels, brakes
Inspect tires for damage and splits, measure tread depth and record in mm
4051
Check thickness of brake pads, front and rear
4253
Correct tire inflation pressure
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Trunk
Check battery condition using “Midtronics MCR 717” tester
----
Battery, check and correct fluid level
5410
Correct spare tire inflation pressure
----
Check trunk lighting
----
Vehicle front/rear
Check wiper blade condition
56
8253
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Maintenance service descriptions
US Service 14 - first at 26,000 miles or 2 years; after first every 26,000 miles or 2 years
Engine compartment
Leakage - Major components
Check for chafe marks, line routing, damaged components
In the event of leakage, determine cause and perform repair via separate work order
0053
Check condition of poly-V-belt
1351
Check catch, safety catch and hinges on engine hood for proper operation
8851
Check the following fluid levels, correct if necessary.
If there is a loss of fluid, determine cause and perform repair with separate work order
Brake system
4210
Power steering
4611
Windshield washer system, incl. rear window washer (where applicable)
8210
Wheels, brakes
Inspect tires for damage and splits, measure tread depth and record in mm
4051
Check thickness of brake pads, front and rear
4253
Correct tire inflation pressure
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US Service 14 (continued)
Interior
Reset maintenance service indicator in instrument cluster
0042
Function check
Check parking brake (function test only)
4290
Warning and indicator lamps, illumination and interior lighting
5452
Windshield wipers, windshield washer system, headlamp cleaning system, where applicable: rear window wiper, rear
window washer system
8252
Check seat belts and buckles for signs of external damage and proper function
9150
Underside of vehicle
Leakage - Major components
Check for chafe marks, line routing, damaged components
In the event of leakage, determine cause and perform repair via separate work order
0053
Check front axle ball joints for play, check rubber boots
3353
Inspect condition of driveshaft flexible discs
4152
Inspect play of tie rod and drag link joints, inspect rubber boots
4653
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Maintenance service descriptions
US Service 14 (continued)
Trunk
Check battery condition using “Midtronics MCR 717” tester
----
Battery, check and correct fluid level
5410
Correct spare tire inflation pressure
----
Check trunk lighting
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Vehicle front/rear
Check wiper blade condition
8253
Check, correct headlamp setting
8260
US Service 15-19
Not applicable
US Service 20 once at 39,000 miles
Underside of vehicle
Automatic transmission - oil and filter change
2702
Transfer case - oil change (4MATIC only)
2801
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Maintenance service descriptions
Recommended additional maintenance checks for high-mileage vehicles at 143,000 miles
Check if all fluid levels and changes are updated
Transmission
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Rear axle
----
Front axle (if applicable)
----
Transfer case (if applicable)
----
Check if air, fuel, ventilation filters are updated
Engine air filter
----
Fuel filter
----
Combination filter
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Maintenance service descriptions
Recommended additional maintenance checks for high-mileage vehicles at 143,000 miles (continued)
Check integrity of engine, mechanical components
Perform compression test (hot and cold)
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Perform leak down test (hot and cold)
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Check spark plugs
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Exhaust system hangers and leaks
----
Check for damaged/worn drivetrain parts
Front wheel bearing play
----
Rear wheel bearing play
----
Axle joint play
----
Driveshaft flexible discs
----
Tie rod and drag link joints
----
Check for updates performed
Recalls and Service Campaigns
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Description of Emission System Maintenance Jobs
The composition of exhaust emissions is
influenced not only by the special emission
control equipment, but also by various engine components and their adjustments.
Therefore, emission system maintenance
must include these engine components.
Some maintenance jobs are actually only
tests. They are important however, because they allow early detection of discrepancies which can later lead to
increased exhaust emissions. It is generally less expensive to have such items adjusted immediately rather than allowing
them to contribute to costly repairs. The
maintenance intervals have been determined so that the vehicle, under normal
conditions, should operate properly between services.
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0101 Engine oil and filter change
Change the engine oil and oil filter every
13,000 miles. If oil consumption should increase, determine the cause and take necessary corrective steps. Do not reset the
Maintenance System service indicator if
the oil is topped up or changed outside the
interval of 13,000 miles.
0980 Replace air filter element
Under normal dust conditions, replace air
filter element approximately every 52,000
miles or 4 years. Clean air filter cover and
housing prior to removal of air filter element.
0780 Replace fuel filter
Replace the fuel filter approximately every
143,000 miles or 15 years (gasoline engines).
1351 Check engine poly-V-belt condition
The poly-V-belt is subject to wear and aging. It must be checked for cracks and
wear at every service 14. Replace poly-Vbelt if necessary.
1580 Replace spark plugs
Spark plugs are subject to electrode erosion
and must be replaced every 91,000
miles or 5 years, or more frequently as may
be required when subject to severe operating conditions.
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Maintenance Booklet
Printed in U.S.A.
All rights reserved. Reproduction or translation in whole or in part
is not permitted without authorization from the publisher.
Editorial status: 05/10/2007
Model:
E350, E350 4M, E550, E550 4M
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Distributor in the United States:
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
One Mercedes Drive, P.O. Box 350
Montvale, NJ 07645-0350
Order No. P-6515-8216-13 (05/2007)
Part No. 211 584 79 93
© 2007 Mercedes-Benz
USA, LLC
A DaimlerChrysler Company
www.MBUSA.com
Printed in U.S.A.
Maintenance Booklet 2008 Light Trucks
G-Class (except AMG models)
PLEASE NOTE
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU
HAVE YOUR VEHICLE SERVICED BY
YOUR AUTHORIZED MERCEDES-BENZ
LIGHT TRUCK CENTER WHO IS FULLY
EQUIPPED TO PROVIDE THIS SERVICE
AND THAT GENUINE MERCEDES-BENZ
PARTS BE USED.
SERVICE, REPLACEMENT, OR REPAIR OF
THE EMISSION CONTROL DEVICES AND
SYSTEMS CAN BE PERFORMED BY ANY
AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR ESTABLISHMENT
OR INDIVIDUAL USING CERTIFIED
PARTS.
THE USE OF DEFECTIVE OR NON-EQUIVALENT PARTS MAY RESULT IN YOUR
EMISSION PERFORMANCE
WARRANTY CLAIM BEING DENIED.
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Vehicle data
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License Plate No.
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License Plate No.
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Date of initial registration
License Plate No.
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Paint color and code
License Plate No.
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Maintenance Booklet
Protecting the environment
H
Natural resources form the basis of our
existence on this planet. The objectives
of our policy are for these resources to be
used sparingly and in a manner which
takes the requirements of both nature
and humanity into account.
Our declared policy is integrated environmental protection. This policy starts at
the root causes and encompasses in its
management decisions all the consequences for the environment which could
arise from production processes or the
products themselves.
You too can help to protect the environment by operating your Mercedes-Benz in
an environmentally responsible manner.
Operating conditions and your individual
driving style to a large extent influence
fuel consumption and the rate of engine,
brake, and tire wear. To reduce fuel consumption and the rate of wear, please
consider the following:
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• Avoid short trips.
• Make sure that the tire pressures are
always correct.
• Avoid frequent, abrupt acceleration.
• Do not carry any unnecessary weight.
• Remove ski holders and roof racks
once you no longer need them.
• Do not warm up the engine with the
car stationary.
• Shift gears such that each gear is
used only up to 2/3 of its maximum
engine speed.
• Keep an eye on the vehicle's fuel consumption.
A regularly serviced vehicle will also help
protect the environment. You should adhere to the maintenance intervals displayed by the Maintenance System
indicator, along with other maintenance
work described in this booklet.
We recommend that you have services
performed by an authorized MercedesBenz Center using Genuine MercedesBenz parts.
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Contents
Introduction
Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System 4
Regular checks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Notes on the warranty . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Parts / Operating materials . . . . . . 10
Service records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Maintenance overview
G-Class (463) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
First visit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Tire rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Emission system maintenance
B-Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Emission Control System Caution Gasoline Engines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Confirmations
First visit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Tire rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Maintenance services . . . . . . . . . . . .19
A-Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Additional work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Spark plug replacement intervals . . 62
Recommended additional
maintenance checks at
143,000 miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Emissions systems
maintenance jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
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Maintenance Booklet
Introduction
We want you to enjoy your MercedesBenz automobile. Vehicle safety and
operational reliability are two very
important factors and to maintain them,
regular maintenance services are
necessary.
We continuously strive to improve our
product and ask for your understanding
that we reserve the right to make changes in the periodic maintenance work
which is required for our vehicles. The information in this manual is accurate as of
the editorial date. At the time of your
scheduled maintenance appointments
with your authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center, the most current maintenance
work information will be utilized for your
vehicle’s age or mileage. Please check
with your authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center for any changes to the periodic
maintenance work required for your vehicle.
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Your Mercedes-Benz comes equipped
with the Mercedes-Benz Maintenance
System. The Maintenance System tracks
distance driven and the time elapsed
since your last service. The next necessary maintenance service is indicated in
the maintenance service indicator in the
instrument cluster.
There are two types of maintenance
services for your vehicle, an (“minor”) Aservice, and a (“major”) B-service.
Additional work that is not calculated by
the Maintenance System is required at
both A- and B-service intervals. Please
refer to “Additional Work to be
Performed” on page 59 for more details.
Following each A- or B-service, your
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center will reset the Maintenance
System service indicator by confirming
the service items performed.
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Introduction
Additional work
!
If the Maintenance System service
counter was inadvertently reset, have
a Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center
correct it. Please only reset if the
proper maintenance service has been
performed. Resetting the system
without performing the proper service
will result in engine and/or other
vehicle damage not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
A detailed listing of service procedures performed are contained in this booklet, starting on page 49.
Additional work means any work that is not
calculated by the Maintenance System.
This work is listed in the section “Additional
Work to be Performed”, see page 59. This
type of work has to be carried out according to the individual vehicle type, due to the
specific technical parameters, wear processes or special equipment on each different vehicle.
Special service requirements
Brake fluid should be replaced every two
years, preferably in the spring, see page
61. We recommend that you only use brake
fluid approved by Mercedes-Benz. A reminder for the next scheduled brake fluid
replacement is affixed in the engine compartment.
Coolant should be checked for the proper
concentration before the start of the winter
season (or once a year in hot regions).
Have the coolant (water/anticorrosion/antifreeze mixture) replaced as required for
your vehicle model, see page 61.
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Introduction
Replacement of coolant (water/anticorrosion/antifreeze mixture) may be required more frequently if coolant is not
maintained according to instructions
and/or other than approved anticorrosion/antifreeze products for your vehicle
are being used. For instructions on coolant, see “Coolants” in your vehicle Operator’s Manual. For a listing of approved
anticorrosion/ antifreeze products for
your vehicle, refer to the Factory Approved Service Products pamphlet in
your vehicle literature portfolio, or contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center.
Interior filters (e.g. dust filter, recirculating air filter, activated charcoal filter or
combination filter) are replaced according to the maintenance intervals listed.
Under severe dust conditions, or with the
Climate Control frequently operating in
the air recirculation mode, the respective
filter should be replaced correspondingly
sooner.
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Tire rotation. Your vehicle’s tires are a
critical component to overall vehicle
performance and vehicle stability. The
useful life of tires will vary and is
proportional to tire type, speed rating,
ambient conditions, tire loading, tire
inflation pressure, road surfaces, and
individual driving style, among other
factors. Therefore, Mercedes-Benz
recommends regular checks for wear and
proper inflation and, if applicable to your
vehicle’s tire configuration, tire rotation.
Tire rotation can be performed on
vehicles with the same tire dimensions all
around. If your vehicle is equipped with
the same tire dimensions all around, tires
can be rotated by observing a front-torear rotation pattern that will maintain
the intended rotation (spinning) direction
of the tire (on unidirectional tires, an
arrow on the sidewall indicates the
intended rotation or spinning direction of
the tire). In some cases, such as when
your vehicle is configured with staggeredsize (different tire sizes, front vs. rear),
tire rotations are not possible.
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If your vehicle’s tire configuration allows
for tire rotation, tire rotation should be
performed in accordance with the tire
manufacturer’s recommended intervals,
or sooner at first signs of irregular
(uneven) tread wear. Tire manufacturer’s
rotation recommendations will
necessitate a tire rotation at least once in
between maintenance services and at
every maintenance service based on
Mercedes-Benz maintenance intervals.
The first tire rotation, so long as it occurs
before 6,500 miles (vehicle odometer),
will be provided at no charge by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center courtesy
of Mercedes-Benz. Should a tire rotation
not be possible for your vehicle’s tire configuration, an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center will check your tires for proper tire
inflation pressure and perform a tread inspection, also at no charge courtesy of
Mercedes-Benz, so long as this occurs
before 6,500 miles (vehicle odometer).
For your convenience, this Maintenance
Booklet contains a tire rotation confirmation page on which you can record the
date and mileage when tire rotations
were performed.
Spark Plugs should be replaced according to schedule on page 62. Severe operating conditions (frequent starting and
stopping, excessive idling, sustained fast
highway driving) may call for spark plugs
to be replaced correspondingly sooner.
Engine oils and oil filters are specifically tested for their suitability in our engines and durability for our service
intervals. Therefore, only use approved
engine oils and oil filters required for vehicles with the Maintenance System. For
a listing of approved engine oils and oil filters, refer to the Factory Approved Service products pamphlet, or contact an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Using engine oils and oil filters of
specification other than those expressly
required for the Maintenance System or
changing of oil and oil filter at change
intervals longer than those called for by
the Maintenance System will result in
engine damage not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
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Introduction
Regular checks
In addition to the services, we recommend that you check the following items
regularly (for example: weekly, when refueling, or before any long journey):
• Engine oil level - Depending on how
your vehicle is equipped, check the engine oil level using either the oil dipstick in the engine compartment, or
the multifunction steering wheel/multifunction display oil level check. Further information about engine oil level
measurement can be found in the vehicle Operator’s Manual.
• Coolant level - Please refer to the Operator’s Manual for the correct procedure to check the coolant level.
• Brake fluid level - If brake fluid has to
be added, see an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center to determine the cause, e.g. leaks or worn
brake pads.
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• Windshield washing system - If the
washer fluid level drops below 1/3, the
windshield washer fluid level warning
lamp will illuminate. Add washer fluid
mixed with Mercedes-Benz windshield
washer solvent/concentrate, test
function and check wiper blades.
• Check lights
• Tire condition and pressures –
Check at least every other week.
Please refer to section “Tires and
wheels” in the Operator’s Manual for
guidelines and correct procedures to
check tire condition and pressures.
Please refer to the Factory Approved
Service Products booklet or see your
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center for
more information on selecting the proper
fluids, lubricants, filters and oils for your
vehicle.
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Introduction
Notes on the warranty
An extensive and well-equipped network
of Mercedes-Benz Centers is at your disposal for service work. Your authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center can
ensure that your vehicle is professionally
and thoroughly serviced and repaired.
Please see the Service and Warranty Information booklet for detailed information on warranty terms and coverage.
Please follow the instructions given in
this Maintenance Booklet, even if you
entrust the vehicle to a third party for
use or care. Only in this way will you
be able to ensure that your warranty
rights are not affected.
We strongly recommend that you
have your vehicle serviced by your authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center which is fully equipped to provide this service.
Please note that engines have to be serviced in accordance with special instructions and using special measuring
equipment to comply with legal requirements concerning exhaust emissions.
Modifications to or tampering with emissions components is not permissible.
Your authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center is familiar with the relevant
regulations.
Service, replacement, or repair of the
emission control devices and systems
can be performed by any automotive
repair establishment or individual using certified parts.
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Introduction
Parts / Operating materials
Service records
We recommend only the use of Genuine
Mercedes-Benz parts for service and repairs, since they meet our specifications.
It is also important to only use fuels, lubricants, filters and anticorrosion/antifreeze coolant meeting factory
specifications. Please refer to the Factory
Approved Service Products booklet or
see your Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center for more information on this subject.
Your authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center will certify in the Maintenance Booklet the maintenance services
on your vehicle which it has performed.
Other than the maintenance services described, the Maintenance Booklet does
not record or reflect any repair work that
may have been performed to your vehicle. Please keep those receipts with your
vehicle records.
For information concerning warranty, see
your Service and Warranty Information
booklet.
Your authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center will gladly furnish additional
information on the maintenance of your
vehicle.
We extend our best wishes for many
miles of safe, pleasurable driving.
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
A DaimlerChrysler Company
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Emission System Maintenance
General
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and, in California, the Air Resources
Board have certified that the emission
control systems of your vehicle comply
with the applicable exhaust emission
standards for MY 2008 vehicles. This vehicle also complies with the applicable
Canadian Motor Vehicle Emission Standards.
To be certain that the emission control
systems function as designed, regular
maintenance is necessary for components of the vehicle which affect exhaust
and evaporation emissions composition.
The vehicle owner is responsible for the
regular maintenance of the emission control system, as well as the use of premium unleaded gasoline with an anti-knock
index of at least 91 (displayed on the
pump) in all gasoline engine models unless otherwise specified.
Failure to properly maintain the emission
system may result in repairs not being
covered by the emission system warranties.
Explanations of each maintenance job
are given on page 65.
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Emission System Maintenance
Emission Control System Caution Gasoline Engines
Your Mercedes-Benz vehicle is equipped
with both a three-way catalyst and a
closed loop oxygen sensor system to
comply with current exhaust emission
regulations. Keep your vehicle in proper
operating condition by following our recommended maintenance instructions as
outlined.
The following has to be adhered to:
a) In all gasoline engine models, use
only premium unleaded gasoline
with an anti-knock index of at least
91 (as displayed on the pump) unless otherwise specified. Damage to
the engine could occur if premium unleaded fuel is not used. Refer to the
Operator’s Manual for special precautions.
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b) Leaded gasoline should not be used
under any circumstances. Damage
to the emission control components
will result.
c) The specified engine maintenance
jobs have to be performed completely and at the required intervals. Correct ignition timing and
properly functioning spark plugs for instance are important for the service
life of the catalysts. Failure to properly
perform the specified maintenance
jobs may adversely affect the emission control system on the vehicle and
reduce its service life.
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Emission System Maintenance
d) The operation of the emission control system must not be altered in
any way. Alterations are not permissible by law. In addition, alterations may
result in damage to the catalysts, increased fuel consumption, and impaired engine running conditions.
e) Irregular engine running conditions
should be corrected immediately by
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Such irregular running conditions
can influence the proper function of the
emission control system.
If the “CHECK ENGINE” indicator lamp in
the instrument cluster illuminates when
the engine is running, it indicates a possible malfunction of the engine management system or emission control system.
We recommend that you have the malfunction checked as soon as possible.
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Notes
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Confirmations
First visit: 1,000 miles - 3,000 miles
First visit
provided at
no charge*
*This first visit for a basic vehicle diagnostic test at an authorized MercedesBenz Light Truck Center is provided at no
charge. Please refer to the Service and
Warranty Information Booklet for full details.
Date: ___________________________
Odometer: ______________________
Rubber stamp
Performed
Yes/No
Diagnostic test
† {
Q+A on vehicle
† {
First visit:
1,000 miles 3,000 miles
Signature
Appointment Month/year
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Confirmations
Tire rotation
If applicable to your vehicle’s tire configuration (컄 page 6), tire rotation should be performed in
accordance with the tire manufacturer’s recommended intervals, or sooner at first signs of irregular
(uneven) tread wear. Tire manufacturer’s rotation recommendations will necessitate a tire rotation at
least once in between maintenance and at every maintenance service based on Mercedes-Benz
maintenance intervals.
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Tire rotation should be performed in accordance with the tire manufacturer’s recommendations in the
Tire Warranty Pamphlet included in your vehicle literature portfolio. However, tires should be rotated at
the first sign of irregular (uneven) tread wear, even if it occurs before the recommended rotation intervals, and should be checked regularly for wear and proper inflation. Please note that the useful life of
tires will vary and is proportional to tire type, speed rating, ambient conditions, tire loading, tire inflation
pressure, road surfaces, and individual driving style, among other factors.
The first tire rotation occurring at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center at any time up to
6,500 miles (vehicle odometer) is provided at no charge.
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First tire
rotation
provided at
no charge*
*This first tire rotation at an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center at
any time up to 6,500 miles (vehicle
odometer) is provided at no charge.
Please refer to the Service and Warranty
Information Booklet for full details.
Reminder:
Tire rotation
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Tire rotation
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 13,000 miles
A-Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
First
Maintenance
due
13,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Maintenance: 26,000 miles
B-Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
26,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Maintenance: 39,000 miles
A-Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
39,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Maintenance: 52,000 miles
B-Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
52,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Maintenance: 65,000 miles
A-Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
65,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Maintenance: 78,000 miles
B-Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
78,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Maintenance: 91,000 miles
A-Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
91,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 104,000 miles
B-Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
104,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Maintenance: 117,000 miles
A-Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
117,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 130,000 miles
B-Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
130,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 143,000 miles
A-Service, applicable Additional Work and
recommended high-mileage checks
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
143,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
39
40
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 156,000 miles
B-Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
156,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
41
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 169,000 miles
A-Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
169,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
43
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 182,000 miles
B-Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
182,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
45
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Confirmations
Maintenance: 195,000 miles
A-Service and applicable Additional Work
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
195,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
47
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Maintenance service descriptions
Required Vehicle Maintenance Service Work
(including Emission System Maintenance)
Notes:
Overview of maintenance services and intervals for each model series can be found starting on page 50.
Maintenance services must be performed at number of miles or years (whichever comes first) as indicated,
except where no time interval available or otherwise noted.
If your vehicle exceeds the mileage shown in the maintenance service overview, continue to maintain the vehicle by having performed
the maintenance services at the time or mileage intervals (whichever comes first) as indicated starting on page 53.
Detailed descriptions for each maintenance service can be found starting on page 52.
For description of emission system maintenance jobs, see page 65.
The four digit-numbers listed next to the maintenance services
are reference numbers of the detailed maintenance job descriptions
listed in the Mercedes-Benz maintenance information used by Mercedes-Benz technicians.
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Maintenance service overview G-Class (463)
Miles
1,000 - 3,000
13,000
26,000
39,000
52,000
65,000
78,000
91,000
Time (Years)
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
First visit (컄 page 52)
Tire rotation (컄 page 53)
A-Service (컄 page 54)
B-Service (컄 page 56)
Additional Work: (컄 page 59)
•
If applicable to your vehicle’s tire configuration (see page 6), tire rotations should be performed in accordance with the tire manufacturer’s
recommended intervals, or sooner at first signs of irregular (uneven) treadwear. Tire manufacturer’s rotation recommendations will necessitate a tire rotation at least once in between maintenance services and at every maintenance service based on Mercedes-Benz maintenance intervals.
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•
•1
Automatic transmission - oil and filter change
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•7
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•
•
•
•
•
•1
•
Replace engine air filter
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Replace fuel filter
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2
Oil change in front / rear axle, transfer case
•3
Replace Spark Plugs Engine 113
•1
Replace Coolant
Check bolts attaching steering
Check grease packing joint housing AWD fr. axle
Replace Brake fluid
Check suspension/body structure
Check body for paint damage
Service tilt/sliding roof
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
High-mileage checks (컄 page 63)
50
1
•
not mileage-dependent; only time interval applies. 2 at 52,000 miles or 5 years 3 at 91,000 miles or 5 years 7 not time dependent; only mileage interval applies
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Maintenance service overview G-Class (463)
Miles
104,000
117,000
130,000
143,000
156,000
169,000
182,000
195,000
Time (Years)
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
First visit
Tire rotation
If applicable to your vehicle’s tire configuration (see page 6), tire rotations should be performed in accordance with the tire manufacturer’s
recommended intervals, or sooner at first signs of irregular (uneven) treadwear. Tire manufacturer’s rotation recommendations will necessitate a tire rotation at least once in between maintenance services and at every maintenance service based on Mercedes-Benz maintenance intervals.
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A-Service
B-Service
Additional Work:
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•
•
1
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Automatic transmission - oil and filter change
Replace engine air filter
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•
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Replace fuel filter
Oil change in front / rear axle, transfer case
•
•
•
4
5
•6
Replace Spark Plugs Engine 113
•1
Replace Coolant
Check bolts attaching steering
Check grease packing joint housing AWD fr. axle
Replace brake fluid
Check suspension/body structure
Check body for paint damage
Service tilt/sliding roof
High-mileage checks
1
7
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•7
not mileage dependent; only time interval applies. 4 at 104,000 miles or 10 years 5 at 156,000 miles or 15 years 6 at 182,000 miles or 10 years
not time dependent; only mileage interval applies
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First visit
First visit at 1,000 miles - 3,000 miles
Diagnostic test
Q + A on vehicle
This first visit for a basic vehicle diagnostic test at your authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center is provided at no charge.
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00-5500
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Tire rotation
Tire rotation
If applicable to your vehicle’s tire configuration (컄 page 6), tire rotation should be performed in accordance with the
tire manufacturer’s recommended intervals, or sooner at first signs of irregular (uneven) tread wear. Tire manufacturer’s rotation recommendations will necessitate a tire rotation at least once in between maintenance services and at
every maintenance service based on Mercedes-Benz maintenance intervals.
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The first tire rotation (컄 page 17) occurring at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center at any time up to 6,500 miles (vehicle odometer) is provided at no charge.
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A-Service
First A-Service at 13,000 miles or 1 year; then every 26,000 miles or 2 years
Interior
Function check
Warning and indicator lamps, illumination and interior lighting
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Windshield wiper, windshield washer system, headlamp cleaning system, where applicable: rear window wiper, rear
window washer system
8252
Reset maintenance service counter in instrument cluster
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Check battery condition using “Midtronics MCR 717” tester
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Wheels, brakes
Check front brake pads for lining thickness (remove 1 front wheel)
4251
Check tires for damage, condition
----
Correct tire inflation pressure, incl. spare tire
----
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A-Service
Engine compartment
Check catch, safety catch and hinges on engine hood for proper operation
8821
Engine oil and filter change
0101
Check the following fluid levels, correct if necessary
If there is a loss of fluid, determine cause and perform repair with separate work order
Engine cooling system, antifreeze and corrosion protection
2010
Windshield washer system
8210
Brake system
4210
Differential lock mechanism: Engage differential locks, move vehicle a short distance to engage locks, then unlock differential locks
2912
Underside of vehicle
Lubricate propeller shaft universal joints and collapsible sections
4121
Vehicle front/rear
Check wiper blade condition
8253
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B-Service
First B-Service at 26,000 miles or 2 year; then every 26,000 miles or 2 years
Interior
Function check
Warning and indicator lamps, illumination and interior lighting
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Windshield wiper, windshield washer system, headlamp cleaning system, where applicable: rear window wiper, rear
window washer system
8252
Lubricate door locks, incl. rear door
7221
Check seat belts for damage and proper function
9150
Reset maintenance service counter in instrument cluster
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Check battery condition using “Midtronics MCR 717” tester
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Check parking brake (function test only)
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Vehicle front/rear
Check and correct headlamp setting
8260
Check wiper blade condition
8253
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B-Service
Wheels, brakes
Check condition/thickness of brake discs front/rear
4251
Check brake pads for lining thickness front/rear
4251
Check tires for damage and condition
4051
Measure tread depth, record in mm
4051
Correct tire inflation pressure, incl. spare tire
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Remove and fit wheels
4050
Underside of vehicle
Leakage - Major components
Check for chafe marks, line routing, damaged components
In the event of leakage, determine cause and perform repair via separate work order
0053
Check condition of front axle rubber bushings
3353
Check conditions of rear axle rubber bushings
3555
Check conditions of steering mechanical components and rubber boots
4653
Check the following fluid levels, correct if necessary
If loss of fluid present, determine cause and rectify subject to separate repair order
Transfer case
2810
Front axle
3310
Rear axle
3510
Lubricate propeller shaft universal joints and collapsible sections
4121
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B-Service
Engine compartment
Leakage - Major components
Check for chafe marks, line routing, damaged components
In the event of leakage, determine cause and perform repair via separate work order
0053
Engine oil and filter change
0101
Replace dust filter
8381
Check condition of poly-V-belt
1351
Check catch, safety catch and hinges on engine hood for proper operation
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Lubricate joints on throttle control, check operation and condition
3022
Check the following fluid levels, correct if necessary
Engine cooling system, antifreeze and corrosion protection
2010
Brake system
4210
Power steering
4611
Windshield washer system, incl. rear window washer (where applicable)
8210
Differential lock mechanism: Engage differential locks, move vehicle short distance to engage locks, then unlock
differential locks
2912
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Additional Work to be Performed together with the Respective Service
Once at 39,000 miles
Automatic transmission: oil and filter change
2702
At every 52,000 miles or 4 years
Engine air filter: replace element
0980
At every 52,000 miles or 5 years
Oil change in front axle
3301
Oil change in rear axle
3501
Oil change in transfer case
2801
At every 65,000 miles or 5 years
Fuel filter: Replace
0780
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Additional Work to be Performed together with the Respective Service
Spark plug intervals
Replace spark plugs
Spark plugs are subject to erosion and must be replaced according to schedule on page 62, or more frequently as may
be required when subject to severe operating conditions.
60
1580
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Additional Work to be Performed together with the Respective Service
Every 2 years
Replace brake fluid
4280
Check chassis and supporting body parts for damage and corrosion
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Inspect body for paint damage
9850
Bolts attaching steering (check/tighten)
4671
Joint housing of AWD front axle - inspect grease packing and correct
3321
Every 3 years
Replace coolant (water/anticorrosion/antifreeze mixture)
2080
Every 5 years
Tilt/sliding roof: clean sliding rails and sliders
7731
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Spark Plug Replacement Intervals
Engine *
Replace Spark Plugs
113
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At every 91,000 miles or 5 years
* Refer to the Operator’s Manual for the engine designation of your model. The engine and model listing
can be found in chapter “Technical Data” under “Engine”.
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Recommended additional maintenance checks for high-mileage vehicles
At 143,000 miles
Check if all fluid levels and changes are updated
Transmission
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Rear axle
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Front axle
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Transfer case
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Check if air, fuel, ventilation filters are updated
Engine air filter
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Fuel filter
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Dust filter
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63
Maintenance Booklet
Recommended additional maintenance checks for high-mileage vehicles
Check integrity of engine, mechanical components
Perform compression test (hot and cold)
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Perform leak down test (hot and cold)
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Check spark plugs
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Exhaust system hangers and leaks
----
Check for damaged/worn drivetrain parts
Front wheel bearing play
----
Rear wheel bearing play
----
Axle joint play
----
Tie rod and drag link joints
----
Check for updates performed
Recalls and Service Campaigns
64
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Description of Emission System Maintenance Jobs
The composition of exhaust emissions is
influenced not only by the special emission
control equipment, but also by various engine components and their adjustments.
Therefore, emission system maintenance
must include these engine components.
Some maintenance jobs are actually only
tests. They are important however, because they allow early detection of discrepancies which can later lead to
increased exhaust emissions. It is generally less expensive to have such items adjusted immediately rather than allowing
them to contribute to costly repairs. The
maintenance intervals have been determined so that the vehicle, under normal
conditions, should operate properly between services.
0101 Engine oil and filter change
Change the engine oil and oil filter every
13,000 miles. If oil consumption should increase, determine the cause and take necessary corrective steps. Reset the
Maintenance System counter.
0980 Replace air filter element
Under normal dust conditions, replace air
filter element approximately every 52,000
miles or 4 years. Clean air filter cover and
housing prior to removal of air filter element.
0780 Replace fuel filter
Replace the fuel filter approximately every
65,000 miles or 5 years.
1351 Check engine poly-V-belt condition
The poly-V-belt is subject to wear and aging. It must be checked for cracks and
wear at every B-Service. Replace poly-Vbelt if necessary.
1580 Replace spark plugs
Spark plugs are subject to electrode erosion and must be replaced according to
schedule on page 62, or more frequently
as may be required when subject to severe
operating conditions.
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Notes
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Notes
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is not permitted without authorization from the publisher.
Editorial status: 06/11/2007
Models:
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Distributor in the United States:
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One Mercedes Drive, P.O. Box 350
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Maintenance Booklet 2008 Light Trucks
M-Class, GL-Class, R-Class
(except AMG and Diesel models)
PLEASE NOTE
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU
HAVE YOUR VEHICLE SERVICED BY
YOUR AUTHORIZED MERCEDES-BENZ
LIGHT TRUCK CENTER WHO IS FULLY
EQUIPPED TO PROVIDE THIS SERVICE
AND THAT GENUINE MERCEDES-BENZ
PARTS BE USED.
SERVICE, REPLACEMENT, OR REPAIR OF
THE EMISSION CONTROL DEVICES AND
SYSTEMS CAN BE PERFORMED BY ANY
AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR ESTABLISHMENT
OR INDIVIDUAL USING CERTIFIED
PARTS.
THE USE OF DEFECTIVE OR NON-EQUIVALENT PARTS MAY RESULT IN YOUR
EMISSION PERFORMANCE
WARRANTY CLAIM BEING DENIED.
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Vehicle data
왘
왘
Model
License Plate No.
왘
왘
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
License Plate No.
왘
왘
Date of initial registration
License Plate No.
왘
왘
Paint color and code
License Plate No.
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Maintenance Booklet
Protecting the environment
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Natural resources form the basis of our
existence on this planet. The objectives
of our policy are for these resources to be
used sparingly and in a manner which
takes the requirements of both nature
and humanity into account.
Our declared policy is integrated environmental protection. This policy starts at
the root causes and encompasses in its
management decisions all the consequences for the environment which could
arise from production processes or the
products themselves.
You too can help to protect the environment by operating your Mercedes-Benz in
an environmentally responsible manner.
Operating conditions and your individual
driving style to a large extent influence
fuel consumption and the rate of engine,
brake, and tire wear. To reduce fuel consumption and the rate of wear, please
consider the following:
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• Avoid short trips.
• Make sure that the tire pressures are
always correct.
• Avoid frequent, abrupt acceleration.
• Do not carry any unnecessary weight.
• Remove ski holders and roof racks
once you no longer need them.
• Do not warm up the engine with the
vehicle stationary.
• Shift gears such that each gear is
used only up to 2/3 of its maximum
engine speed.
• Keep an eye on the vehicle's fuel consumption.
A regularly serviced vehicle will also help
protect the environment. You should adhere to the maintenance intervals displayed by the Maintenance System
indicator, along with other maintenance
work described in this booklet.
We recommend that you have services
performed by an authorized MercedesBenz Light Truck Center using Genuine
Mercedes-Benz parts.
Maintenance Booklet
Contents
Introduction
Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System. 4
Regular checks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Notes on the warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Parts / Operating materials . . . . . . 10
Service records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Emission system maintenance
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Emission System Control Caution Gasoline Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Maintenance descriptions
Maintenance overview M-,GL-Class
Maintenance overview R-Class . . . .
First visit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire rotations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance services 1-20. . . . . . .
Recommended high-mileage
checks at 143,000 miles. . . . . . . . .
Emission System Maintenance
Jobs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
50
52
54
55
56
64
66
Confirmations
First visit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Tire rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Maintenance services. . . . . . . . . . . . 19
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Maintenance Booklet
Introduction
We want you to enjoy your Mercedes-Benz
automobile. Vehicle safety and operational reliability are two very important factors
and to maintain them, regular maintenance services are necessary.
We continuously strive to improve our
product and ask for your understanding
that we reserve the right to make changes
in the periodic maintenance work which is
required for our vehicles. The information
in this manual is accurate as of the
editorial date. At the time of your
scheduled maintenance appointments
with your authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center, the most current maintenance
work information will be utilized for your
vehicle’s age or mileage. Please check
with your authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center for any changes to the periodic
maintenance work required for your
vehicle.
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Your Mercedes-Benz comes equipped
with the Mercedes-Benz Maintenance
System. The Maintenance System tracks
distance driven and the time elapsed
since your last service. In addition, it calculates service items that need to be performed and other required maintenance
work. The next necessary maintenance
service is indicated in the multifunction
display in the instrument cluster.
The maintenance services will be indicated by showing a service type A through
type H in the multifunction display.
Types A through H are classified based on
the estimated time needed to perform the
maintenance service, ranging from up to
approximately one hour (type A) to up to
approximately eight hours (type H).
When scheduling a maintenance appointment with your authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center, always indicate the
service type that appears in the multifunction display. This will help the MercedesBenz Light Truck Center to schedule your
vehicle maintenance in the most efficient
manner.
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Introduction
A descriptive listing of the service items
1-20 are contained in this booklet, starting
on page 54. Following each maintenance
service, your Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center will reset the Maintenance System
service indicator by confirming the service
items performed.
!
If the Maintenance System maintenance service counter was inadvertently reset, have a Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center correct it. Please
only reset if the proper maintenance
service has been performed. Resetting the system without performing
the proper maintenance service will
result in engine and/or other vehicle
damage not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
Tire rotation - Your vehicle’s tires are a
critical component to overall vehicle
performance and vehicle stability. The
useful life of tires will vary and is
proportional to tire type, speed rating,
ambient conditions, tire loading, tire
inflation pressure, road surfaces, and
individual driving style, among other
factors. Therefore, Mercedes-Benz
recommends regular checks for wear and
proper inflation and, if applicable to your
vehicle’s tire configuration, tire rotation.
Tire rotations can be performed on vehicles
with the same tire dimensions all around. If
your vehicle is equipped with the same tire
dimensions all around, tires can be rotated
by observing a front-to-rear rotation
pattern that will maintain the intended
rotation (spinning) direction of the tire (on
unidirectional tires, an arrow on the
sidewall indicates the intended rotation or
spinning direction of the tire). In some
cases, such as when your vehicle is
configured with staggered-size (different
tire sizes, front vs. rear), tire rotations are
not possible.
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Introduction
If your vehicle’s tire configuration allows
for tire rotation, tire rotation should be
performed in accordance with the tire
manufacturer’s recommended intervals,
or sooner at first signs of irregular
(uneven) tread wear. Tire manufacturer’s
rotation recommendations will
necessitate a tire rotation at least once in
between maintenance services and at
every maintenance service based on
Mercedes-Benz maintenance intervals.
The first tire rotation, so long as it occurs
before 6,500 miles (vehicle odometer),
will be provided at no charge by an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.
Should a tire rotation not be possible for
your vehicle’s tire configuration, an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center will check your tires for proper tire
inflation pressure and perform a tread
inspection, also at no charge courtesy of
Mercedes-Benz, so long as this occurs
before 6,500 miles (vehicle odometer).
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For your convenience, this Maintenance
Booklet contains a tire rotation
confirmation page on which you can
record the date and mileage when tire
rotations were performed.
Severe operating conditions - The
maintenance intervals have been
determined so that the vehicle, under
normal operating conditions, should
operate properly between maintenance
services. Severe operating conditions
may call for correspondingly sooner
replacement of the following items:
INTERIOR FILTERS (e.g. dust filter,
recirculating air filter, activated charcoal
filter or combination filter) are replaced
as called for by the Maintenance System.
Under severe dust conditions, or with the
Climate Control frequently operating in
the air recirculation mode, the filters
should be replaced correspondingly
sooner and changed more frequently
than as called for by the Maintenance
System.
Maintenance Booklet
Introduction
SPARK PLUGS. The Maintenance System
calls for spark plug replacement
according to the mileage at Service 12 or
5 years, whichever comes first. Severe
operating conditions (frequent starting
and stopping, excessive idling, sustained
fast highway driving) may call for spark
plugs to be replaced correspondingly
sooner.
COOLANT. Have the coolant (water/anticorrosion/antifreeze mixture) replaced
every 143,000 miles or 15 years, see page
63. Replacement of coolant may be required more frequently if coolant is not
maintained according to instructions
and/or other than approved anticorrosion/antifreeze products for your vehicle
are being used. For instructions on coolant, see “Coolants” in your vehicle Operator’s Manual. For a listing of approved
anticorrosion/antifreeze products for
your vehicle, refer to the Factory Approved Service Products pamphlet, or
contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center.
Wear items - While the Maintenance
System calls for inspection of certain wear
items, the system does not make any
judgment on the condition of these wear
items. Only a qualified technician can
determine if a wear item needs to be
replaced.
Engine oils and oil filters are specifically
tested for their suitability in our engines
and durability for our service intervals.
Therefore, only use approved engine oils
and oil filters required for vehicles with
Maintenance System. For a listing of
approved engine oils and oil filters, refer
to the Factory Approved Service products
pamphlet, or contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
Using engine oils and oil filters of
specification other than those expressly
required for the Maintenance System or
changing of oil and oil filter at change
intervals longer than those called for by
the Maintenance System will result in
engine damage not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
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Introduction
Regular checks
In addition to the services, we recommend that you check the following items
regularly (for example: weekly, when refueling, or before any long journey):
• Engine oil level - Depending on how
your vehicle is equipped, check the engine oil level using the oil level dipstick
or the control system via the multifunction steering wheel/display. Further
information about engine oil level
measurement can be found in the vehicle Operator’s Manual.
• Coolant level - Please refer to the Operator’s Manual for the correct procedure to check the coolant level.
• Brake fluid level - If brake fluid has to
be added, see an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center to determine the cause, e.g. leaks or worn
brake pads.
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• Windshield washing system - If the
washer fluid level drops below 1/3, the
windshield washer fluid level warning
lamp will illuminate. Add washer fluid
mixed with Mercedes-Benz windshield
washer solvent/concentrate, test
function and check wiper blades.
• Check lights
• Tire condition and pressures –
Check at least every other week.
Please refer to section “Tires and
wheels” in the Operator’s Manual for
guidelines and correct procedures to
check tire condition and pressures.
Please refer to the Factory Approved
Service Products booklet or see your
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center for
more information on selecting the proper
fluids, lubricants, and oils for your vehicle.
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Introduction
Notes on the warranty
An extensive and well-equipped network
of Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Centers is
at your disposal for service work. Your
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center can ensure that your vehicle is
professionally and thoroughly serviced
and repaired.
Please see the Service and Warranty Information booklet for detailed information on warranty terms and coverage.
Please follow the instructions given in
this Maintenance Booklet, even if you
entrust the vehicle to a third party for
use or care. Only in this way will you
be able to ensure that your warranty
rights are not affected.
We strongly recommend that you
have your vehicle serviced by your authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center which is fully equipped to provide this service.
Please note that engines have to be serviced in accordance with special instructions and using special measuring
equipment to comply with legal requirements concerning exhaust emissions.
Modifications to or tampering with emissions components is not permissible.
Your authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center is familiar with the relevant
regulations.
Service, replacement, or repair of the
emission control devices and systems
can be performed by any automotive
repair establishment or individual using certified parts.
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Maintenance Booklet
Introduction
Parts / Operating materials
Service records
We recommend only the use of Genuine
Mercedes-Benz parts for service and repairs, since they meet our specifications.
It is also important to only use fuels, lubricants, filters and anticorrosion/antifreeze coolant meeting factory
specifications. Please refer to the Factory
Approved Service Products booklet or
see your Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center for more information on this subject.
Your authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center will certify in the Maintenance Booklet the maintenance services
on your vehicle which it has performed.
Other than the maintenance services described, the Maintenance Booklet does
not record or reflect any repair work that
may have been performed to your vehicle. Please keep those receipts with your
vehicle records.
For information concerning warranty, see
your Service and Warranty Information
booklet.
Your authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center will gladly furnish additional
information on the maintenance of your
vehicle.
We extend our best wishes for many
miles of safe, pleasurable driving.
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
A DaimlerChrysler Company
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Emission System Maintenance
General
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and, in California, the Air Resources
Board have certified that the emission
control systems of your vehicle comply
with the applicable exhaust emission
standards for MY 2008 vehicles. This vehicle also complies with the applicable
Canadian Motor Vehicle Emission Standards.
To be certain that the emission control
systems function as designed, regular
maintenance is necessary for components of the vehicle which affect exhaust
and evaporation emissions composition.
The vehicle owner is responsible for the
regular maintenance of the emission control system, as well as the use of premium unleaded gasoline with an anti-knock
index of at least 91 (displayed on the
pump) in all gasoline engine models unless otherwise specified.
Failure to properly maintain the emission
system may result in repairs not being
covered by the emission system warranties.
Explanations of each maintenance job
are given in numerical order on page 66.
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Maintenance Booklet
Emission System Maintenance
Emission Control System Caution Gasoline Engines
Your Mercedes-Benz vehicle is equipped
with both a three-way catalyst and a
closed loop oxygen sensor system to
comply with current exhaust emission
regulations. Keep your vehicle in proper
operating condition by following our recommended maintenance instructions as
outlined.
The following has to be adhered to:
a) In all gasoline engine models, use
only premium unleaded gasoline
with an anti-knock index of at least
91 (as displayed on the pump) unless otherwise specified. Damage to
the engine could occur if premium unleaded fuel is not used. Refer to the
Operator’s Manual for special precautions.
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b) Leaded gasoline should not be used
under any circumstances. Damage
to the emission control components
will result.
c) The specified engine maintenance
jobs have to be performed completely and at the required intervals. Correct ignition timing and
properly functioning spark plugs for instance are important for the service
life of the catalysts. Failure to properly
perform the specified maintenance
jobs may adversely affect the emission control system on the vehicle and
reduce its service life.
Maintenance Booklet
Emission System Maintenance
d) The operation of the emission control system must not be altered in
any way. Alterations are not permissible by law. In addition, alterations may
result in damage to the catalysts, increased fuel consumption, and impaired engine running conditions.
If the “CHECK ENGINE” indicator lamp in
the instrument cluster illuminates when
the engine is running, it indicates a possible malfunction of the engine management system or emission control system.
We recommend that you have the malfunction checked as soon as possible.
e) Irregular engine running conditions
should be corrected immediately
by an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center. Such irregular
running conditions can influence the
proper function of the emission control system.
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Maintenance Booklet
Notes
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Maintenance Booklet
Confirmations
First visit: 1,000 miles - 3,000 miles
First visit
provided at
no charge*
*This first visit for a basic vehicle diagnostic test at an authorized MercedesBenz Center is provided at no charge.
Please refer to the Service and Warranty
Information Booklet for full details.
Date: ___________________________
Odometer: ______________________
Rubber stamp
Performed
Yes/No
Diagnostic test
† {
Q+A on vehicle
† {
First visit:
1,000 miles 3,000 miles
Signature
Appointment Month/year
15
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Confirmations
Tire rotation
If applicable to your vehicle’s tire configuration (see page 5), tire rotation should be performed in
accordance with the tire manufacturer’s recommended intervals, or sooner at first signs of irregular
(uneven) tread wear. Tire manufacturer’s rotation recommendations will necessitate a tire rotation at
least once in between maintenance and at every maintenance service based on Mercedes-Benz
maintenance intervals.
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Date: ____________ Odometer: ___________________
Tire rotations should be performed in accordance with the tire manufacturer’s recommendations in the
Tire Warranty Pamphlet included in your vehicle literature portfolio. However, tires should be rotated at
the first sign of irregular tread wear, even if it occurs before the recommended rotation intervals, and
should be checked regularly for wear and proper inflation. Please note that the useful life of tires will
vary and is proportional to tire type, speed rating, ambient conditions, tire loading, tire inflation pressure, road surfaces, and individual driving style, among other factors.
The first tire rotation occurring at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center at any time up to
6,500 miles (vehicle odometer) is provided at no charge.
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First tire
rotation
provided at
no charge*
*This first tire rotation at an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center at
any time up to 6,500 miles (vehicle
odometer) is provided at no charge.
Please refer to the Service and Warranty
Information Booklet for full details.
Reminder:
Tire rotation
Service Booklet
Confirmations
Tire rotation
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
Date: ____________ Odometer: _______________
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Maintenance Booklet
Confirmations
Maintenance: 13,000 miles
Services 1, 3 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
First
Maintenance
due
13,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
19
20
Maintenance Booklet
Confirmations
Maintenance: 26,000 miles
Services 2, 3 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
26,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
21
22
Maintenance Booklet
Confirmations
Maintenance: 39,000 miles
Services 1, 3 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
39,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
23
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Maintenance Booklet
Confirmations
Maintenance: 52,000 miles
Services 2, 3 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
52,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
25
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Maintenance Booklet
Confirmations
Maintenance: 65,000 miles
Services 1, 3 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
65,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
27
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Maintenance Booklet
Confirmations
Maintenance: 78,000 miles
Services 2, 3 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
78,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
29
30
Maintenance Booklet
Confirmations
Maintenance: 91,000 miles
Services 1, 3 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
91,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
31
32
Maintenance Booklet
Confirmations
Maintenance: 104,000 miles
Services 2, 3 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
104,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
33
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Maintenance Booklet
Confirmations
Maintenance: 117,000 miles
Services 1, 3 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
117,000 miles
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
or
Month/year
35
36
Maintenance Booklet
Confirmations
Maintenance: 130,000 miles
Services 2, 3 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
130,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
37
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Maintenance Booklet
Confirmations
Maintenance: 143,000 miles
Services 1, 3, other applicable services and
recommended high-mileage checks
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
143,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
39
40
Maintenance Booklet
Confirmations
Maintenance: 156,000 miles
Services 2, 3 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
156,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
41
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Maintenance Booklet
Confirmations
Maintenance: 169,000 miles
Services 1, 3 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
169,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
43
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Maintenance Booklet
Confirmations
Maintenance: 182,000 miles
Services 2, 3 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
182,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
45
46
Maintenance Booklet
Confirmations
Maintenance: 195,000 miles
Services 1, 3 and other applicable services
For scope of work, refer to maintenance overview and description of maintenance services starting on page 49.
Date: ____________________________________
Maintenance service completed:
Odometer: ________________________________
Oil Brand / viscosity: _______________________
Rubber stamp
Next
Maintenance
due
195,000 miles
or
Repair order no. (if applicable) _________________
Signature
Month/year
47
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Maintenance Booklet
Maintenance service descriptions
Required Vehicle Maintenance Service Work
(including Emission System Maintenance)
Notes:
Overview of maintenance services and intervals can be found starting on page 50.
Maintenance services must be performed at number of miles or years (whichever comes first) as indicated,
except where no time interval available or otherwise noted.
If your vehicle exceeds the mileage shown in the maintenance service overview, continue to maintain the vehicle by having performed
the maintenance services at the time or mileage intervals (whichever comes first) as indicated starting on page 55.
Detailed descriptions for each maintenance service can be found starting on page 54.
For description of emission system maintenance jobs, see page 66.
The four digit-numbers listed next to the maintenance services
are reference numbers of the detailed maintenance job descriptions
listed in the Mercedes-Benz maintenance information used by Mercedes-Benz technicians.
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Maintenance Booklet
Maintenance service overview M-Class, GL-Class (164)
Miles
1,000 - 3,000
13,000
26,000
39,000
52,000
65,000
78,000
91,000
Time (Years)
----
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
First visit (컄 page 54)
Tire rotation (컄 page 55)
•
If applicable to your vehicle’s tire configuration (see page 5), tire rotations should be performed in accordance with the tire manufacturer’s recommended intervals, or sooner at first signs of irregular (uneven) treadwear. Tire manufacturer’s rotation recommendations will necessitate a
tire rotation at least once in between maintenance services and at every maintenance service based on Mercedes-Benz maintenance intervals.
•
Service 1 (컄 page 56)
Service 2 (컄 page 58)
•
Service 3 (컄 page 61)
Service 4 (컄 page 61)
Service 5 (컄 page 61)
•
•
•
•1
•
•
•
•
•
•1
•
•
•
•
•
•1
•
•
Service 6 (컄 page 61)
Service 7 (컄 page 61)
•
Service 8 (컄 page 62)
Service 9 (컄 page 62)
Service 10 (컄 page 62)
Service 11 (컄 page 62)
•2
Service 12 (컄 page 63)
Service 13 (컄 page 63)
•5
Service 20 (컄 page 63)
High-mileage checks (컄 page 64)
50
1
not mileage dependent; only time interval applies
2
at 91,000 miles or 5 years
5 not
time dependent; only mileage-interval applies
Maintenance Booklet
Maintenance service overview M-Class, GL-Class (164)
Miles
104,000
117,000
130,000
143,000
156,000
169,000
182,000
195,000
Time (Years)
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
First visit
Tire rotation
If applicable to your vehicle’s tire configuration (see page 5), tire rotations should be performed in accordance with the tire manufacturer’s recommended intervals, or sooner at first signs of irregular (uneven) treadwear. Tire manufacturer’s rotation recommendations will necessitate a
tire rotation at least once in between maintenance services and at every maintenance service based on Mercedes-Benz maintenance intervals.
•
Service 1
Service 2
Service 3
Service 4
Service 5
•
•
•1
•
•
•
•
•
•1
•
•
•
•
•1
•
•
•
•
•
•
•1
•
•
Service 6
Service 7
Service 8
•
•
Service 9
Service 10
•3
Service 11
•4
Service 12
•3
Service 13
Service 20
•5
High-mileage checks
1
not mileage dependent; only time-interval applies
3
at 143,000 miles or 15 years
4
at 182,000 miles or 10 years
5
not time dependent; only mileage-interval applies
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Maintenance service overview R-Class (251)
Miles
1,000 - 3,000
13,000
26,000
39,000
52,000
65,000
78,000
91,000
Time (Years)
----
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
First visit (컄 page 54)
Tire rotation (컄 page 55)
•
If applicable to your vehicle’s tire configuration (see page 5), tire rotations should be performed in accordance with the tire manufacturer’s recommended intervals, or sooner at first signs of irregular (uneven) treadwear. Tire manufacturer’s rotation recommendations will necessitate a
tire rotation at least once in between maintenance services and at every maintenance service based on Mercedes-Benz maintenance intervals.
•
Service 1 (컄 page 56)
Service 2 (컄 page 58)
•
Service 3 (컄 page 61)
Service 4 (컄 page 61)
Service 5 (컄 page 61)
•
•
•
•1
•
•
•
•
•
•1
•
•
•
•
•
•1
•
•
Service 6 (컄 page 61)
Service 7 (컄 page 61)
•
Service 8 (컄 page 62)
Service 9 (컄 page 62)
•1
Service 10 (컄 page 62)
•1
Service 11 (컄 page 62)
•2
Service 12 (컄 page 63)
Service 13 (컄 page 63)
•5
Service 20 (컄 page 63)
High-mileage checks (컄 page 64)
52
1
not mileage dependent; only time interval applies
2
at 91,000 miles or 5 years
5 not
time dependent; only mileage-interval applies
Maintenance Booklet
Maintenance service overview R-Class (251)
Miles
104,000
117,000
130,000
143,000
156,000
169,000
182,000
195,000
Time (Years)
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
First visit
Tire rotation
If applicable to your vehicle’s tire configuration (see page 5), tire rotations should be performed in accordance with the tire manufacturer’s recommended intervals, or sooner at first signs of irregular (uneven) treadwear. Tire manufacturer’s rotation recommendations will necessitate a
tire rotation at least once in between maintenance services and at every maintenance service based on Mercedes-Benz maintenance intervals.
•
Service 1
Service 2
Service 3
Service 4
Service 5
•
•
•1
•
•
•
•
•
•1
•
•
•
•
•1
•
•
•
•
•
•
•1
•
•
Service 6
Service 7
Service 8
•
•
Service 9
•1
Service 10
•1
•1
•3
Service 11
•4
Service 12
•3
Service 13
Service 20
•5
High-mileage checks
1
not mileage dependent; only time-interval applies
3
at 143,000 miles or 15 years
4
at 182,000 miles or 10 years
5
not time dependent; only mileage-interval applies
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First visit
First visit: 1,000 miles - 3,000 miles
Diagnostic test
Q + A on vehicle
This first visit for a basic vehicle diagnostic test at your authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center is provided at no charge.
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Maintenance Booklet
Tire rotation
Tire rotation
If applicable to your vehicle’s tire configuration (컄 page 5), tire rotation should be performed in accordance with the
tire manufacturer’s recommended intervals, or sooner at first signs of irregular (uneven) tread wear. Tire manufacturer’s rotation recommendations will necessitate a tire rotation at least once in between maintenance services and at
every maintenance service based on Mercedes-Benz maintenance intervals.
----
The first tire rotation (컄 page 17) occurring at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center at any time up to 6,500 miles (vehicle odometer) is provided at no charge.
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Maintenance service descriptions
US Service 1 at 13,000 miles or 1 year; then every 26,000 miles and 2 years
Engine compartment
Check catch, safety catch and hinges on engine hood for proper operation
8851
Check the following fluid levels, correct if necessary.
If there is a loss of fluid, determine cause and perform repair with separate work order
Brake system
4210
Windshield washer system
8210
Interior
Reset maintenance service indicator in instrument cluster
0042
Function check
Check battery condition using “Midtronics MCR 717” tester
----
Windshield wipers, windshield washer system, headlamp cleaning system (where applicable)
8252
Horn, warning/indicator lamps, illumination and interior lighting
5452
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Maintenance service descriptions
US Service 1 (continued)
Wheels, brakes
Check front/rear brake pads for lining thickness
4253
Correct tire inflation pressure
----
Inspect tires for damage and splits, measure tread depth and record in mm
4051
Trunk
Check spare tire inflation pressure (M-Class, GL-Class)
----
Vehicle front/rear
Check wiper blade condition
8253
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Maintenance service descriptions
US Service 2 at 26,000 miles or 2 years; then every 26,000 miles and 2 years
Engine compartment
Clean water drain in air/water duct
8339
Leakage - Major components
Check for chafe marks, line routing, damaged components
In the event of leakage, determine cause and perform repair via separate work order
0053
Check catch, safety catch and hinges on engine hood for proper operation
8851
Check condition of poly-V-belt
----
Check the following fluid levels, correct if necessary.
If there is a loss of fluid, determine cause and perform repair with separate work order
Brake system
4210
Power steering
4611
Windshield washer system
8210
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Maintenance service descriptions
US Service 2 (continued)
Interior
Reset maintenance service indicator in instrument cluster
0042
Function check
Check parking brake (function test only)
----
Horn, warning/indicator lamps, illumination and interior lighting
5452
Windshield wipers, windshield washer system, headlamp cleaning system (where applicable)
8252
Check seat belts and buckles for signs of external damage and proper function
9150
Check battery condition using “Midtronics MCR 717” tester
----
Wheels, brakes
Check front/rear brake pads for lining thickness
4253
Correct tire inflation pressure
----
Inspect tires for damage and splits, measure tread depth and record in mm
4051
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Maintenance service descriptions
US Service 2 (continued)
Underside of vehicle
Leakage - Major components
Check for chafe marks, line routing, damaged components
In the event of leakage, determine cause and perform repair via separate work order
0053
Check front axle ball joints for play, check rubber boots
3353
Check rear axle ball joints for play, check rubber boots
3555
Inspect play of tie rod and drag link joints, inspect rubber boots
4653
Trunk
Check spare tire inflation pressure (M-Class, GL-Class)
----
Vehicle front/rear
Check wiper blade condition
8253
Check and correct headlamp setting
8260
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Maintenance service descriptions
US Service 3 at every 13,000 miles or 1 year
Engine compartment
Engine - oil and filter change
0101
US Service 4 at every 2 years
Check bodywork for paint work damage
9850
Underside of vehicle
Chassis and load-bearing body components: Check for damage and corrosion
0090
Engine compartment
Replace brake fluid
4280
US Service 5 at every 26,000 miles or 2 years
Passenger compartment
Replace combination filter
8384
US Service 6
Not applicable
US Service 7
Not applicable
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Maintenance service descriptions
US Service 8 at every 52,000 miles or 4 years
Engine compartment
Replace engine air-cleaner insert
0980
US Service 9
Not applicable
US Service 10 at every 3 years
Panorama sliding roof: Clean and lubricate guide mechanism (R-Class)
7732
US Service 11 at every 143,000 miles or 15 years
Passenger compartment
Replace fuel filter
62
0780
Maintenance Booklet
Maintenance service descriptions
US Service 12 at every 91,000 miles or 5 years
Engine compartment
Replace spark plugs
1580
US Service 13 at every 143,000 miles or 15 years
Engine compartment
Replace coolant
2080
US Service 14 - 19
Not applicable
US Service 20 once at 39,000 miles
Underside of vehicle
Automatic transmission - oil and filter change
2702
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Maintenance service descriptions
Recommended additional maintenance checks for high-mileage vehicles at 143,000 miles
Check if all fluid levels and changes are updated
Transmission
----
Rear axle
----
Front axle (if applicable)
----
Transfer case (if applicable)
----
Check if air, fuel, ventilation filters are updated
Engine air filter
----
Fuel filter
----
Combination filter
----
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Maintenance service descriptions
Recommended additional maintenance checks for high-mileage vehicles at 143,000 miles (continued)
Check integrity of engine, mechanical components
Perform compression test (hot and cold)
----
Perform leak down test (hot and cold)
----
Check spark plugs
----
Exhaust system hangers and leaks
----
Check for damaged/worn drivetrain parts
Front wheel bearing play
----
Rear wheel bearing play
----
Axle joint play
----
Driveshaft flexible discs
----
Tie rod and drag link joints
----
Check for updates performed
Recalls and Service Campaigns
----
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Description of Emission System Maintenance Jobs
The composition of exhaust emissions is
influenced not only by the special emission control equipment, but also by various engine components and their
adjustments.
Therefore, emission system maintenance
must include these engine components.
Some maintenance jobs are actually only
tests. They are important however, because they allow early detection of discrepancies which can later lead to
increased exhaust emissions. It is generally less expensive to have such items adjusted immediately rather than allowing
them to contribute to costly repairs. The
maintenance intervals have been determined so that the vehicle, under normal
conditions, should operate properly between services.
66
0101 Engine oil and filter change
Change the engine oil and oil filter every
13,000 miles. If oil consumption should
increase, determine the cause and take
necessary corrective steps. Do not reset
the Maintenance System service indicator if the oil is topped up or changed outside the interval of 13,000 miles.
0980 Replace air filter element
Under normal dust conditions, replace
air filter element approximately every
52,000 miles or 4 years. Clean air filter
cover and housing prior to removal of air
filter element.
0780 Replace fuel filter
Replace the fuel filter approximately every 143,000 miles or 15 years.
1351 Check engine poly-V-belt condition
The poly-V-belt is subject to wear and aging. It must be checked for cracks and
wear at every service 2. Replace poly-Vbelt if necessary.
1580 Replace spark plugs
Spark plugs are subject to electrode erosion and must be replaced according to
the mileage specified at Service 12, or
more frequently as may be required
when subject to severe operating conditions.
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