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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#32 of 202 high mileage C180
Dec 06, 2002 (4:28 pm)
Agrant1 - Mine has gone 190,000kms and doing quite well still. This is about 115,000miles ???? Its a 1994 model not available in the US. Only had it for about 6 months and having some problems sorted out which were ignored by previous owner like jammed centre airflow roller(something broken inside dash), noisy aerial which jumped out and was replaced(still noisy), front bushes changed,water pump, serp. belt and tensioner changed, fuel pump and filter changed(tricked into this one!), radio faceplate changed(looks new now), new battery, jammed rearheadrest fixing now, passenger side RV mirror assembly replacing now(knocked by some idiot), dodgy speedo being fixed, front bonnet(hood) and bumper resprayed for stonechips and golfball sized dents, squeaking driver's seatbelt(I give up), driver's seat not keeping height adjustment(falls back when you get in again), sunroof fixed with Benz grease, noisy muffler getting fixed and last item is damaged rear boot lock(still working). Long list to fix, cost a few dollars, but I love the car, so $$$ not an issue, only time off the road!!
#33 of 202 Thanks Hocky1
Dec 18, 2002 (2:48 pm)
Good information; I'm going to hang onto mine for the foreseeable future!
#34 of 202 2001 C320 windshield washing system doesn't pump washing fluid out!
Dec 20, 2002 (1:05 pm)
It worked about 1 month ago. I don't think it freezes. It is 52F now outside. Any ideas?
#35 of 202 Well, yes...
Dec 20, 2002 (4:01 pm)
... a look and listen at the reservoir will give you a clue. Someone needs to listen at the same time you try to use the system - if you can hear the pump humming, the pump is probably flawed or plugged. If you hear nothing, it could be the pump, or it could be the relevant fuse. And without sounding flip, the reservoir is topped up, we can assume?
#36 of 202 Re:Issue with type of gas to use
May 05, 2003 (7:08 am)
I just purchased a C230K about a month ago. My dealer said to use 89 in the summer and 87 in the winter, unless you live at sea level. Then it is necessary to use 91 octane. I live about 2000 from sea level and use 89 and it runs fine on that.
Hope this helps.
May 05, 2003 (3:05 pm)
I plan on keeping my '00 C230 10 to 15 years, and it gets nothing but premium. In '95 I believe it used to state the requirement "Premium Unleaded Fuel Only" right on the instrument cluster.
I believe the label on my fuel filler door (and certainly in the Operator's Manual) still says to use "Premium Unleaded Fuel Only."
#38 of 202 For higher altitudes...
May 06, 2003 (5:48 am)
...the octane requirement is proportionally reduced, and in some markets, you can't GET 91 octane fuel. HOWEVER, regardless of temp and altitude, you should be using the highest octane available if it is lower than 91.
Jul 23, 2003 (6:53 pm)
hey Ive got 01 c240 glacier white java interior. Had lots of problems I'm now on my 4th set of keys. My drivers seat edge the seam was ripping they fixed that. my cars been in mb service for over a week I'm driving a huyundai accent. They have figured out its the command center but thay have technical support helping. Everytime they get it all cleared and then run the system all the warning lights for ie esp engine light etc..
So I'm curious to see what they do. Has anyone else had problems?
#40 of 202 Engine Warning Light
Sep 26, 2003 (8:01 am)
I have a 1999 c280 with 64500 miles. The engine warning light indicator comes frequently. I have replaced the gas cap which didn't help. I visited dealer who informed me that a diagnostic had to be performed at $150.00. Is there a "reset switch" on the engine. I had one on my Lexus. What could this problem be? Any suggestions
#41 of 202 Re: Issue with type of gas to use [avro2]
Sep 12, 2004 (10:16 pm)
i had an older benz (87 300E) and i was always told to put a min octane rating of 91 in it. so i continued to do so.
however, i just bought another benz (97 C280) and while talking about gas, he said that even though it states "Premium Unleaded Fuel Only" on the dash board, that's essentially a German thing. 89 Octane gas IS premium fuel in Germany and throughout the rest of Europe as well.
Thus, i was told to not bother paying the higher price for what we here refer to as "premium"... consider the German's definition of "premium" as 89 Octane.
In fact, and surprisingly enough, my mileage actually increased. i've gone 425 mi (680 km) before the fuel light even came on. never made it that far on 91 Octane.
So, yes, 89 is fine (already confirmed this with the local Benz dealer) and you won't damage any of the fuel system components or give up horsepower or any other performance.
hope this helps.