Last post on Apr 04, 2011 at 3:02 PM
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#877 of 886 Maintenance kinder reset?
Jan 24, 2011 (10:16 pm)
I can't figure out how to reset the maintenance reminder indicator on my 2007 C350. I've hunted through the owners' manual and can't find it. Does anyone know how to do it?
#879 of 886 wear on rear tires
Jan 31, 2011 (10:05 pm)
i have a 07 C230 and was wondering if there is a type of tire to get for these cars.i'm getting alot of wear on the inside and these tires are only six months old.
#880 of 886 Re: wear on rear tires [benz07]
Feb 02, 2011 (11:40 am)
Sounds like your problem is the alignment and not the tires. I would check that out or you could go through any set of tires in short order.
#881 of 886 Re: wear on rear tires [rowlandj]
Feb 02, 2011 (1:07 pm)
That said, uniform tread patterns will wear longer and have less issues. That is, if you look at the tire, the tread should be nearly identical if you compared the left and right side of the tread. If it is not like this/is asymmetrical, there's a chance that the tires are pulling or pushing against each other and exacerbating the alignment issue.
Also, the more sipes the tire has, the longer it will last and the better it will generally perform.
#882 of 886 Gunk under Oil Filler Cap
Feb 09, 2011 (1:44 pm)
I have a c 320, 2003, 89,000 miles. The information center told me to add one quart of oil. When I opened the oil filler cap I noticed an accumilation of thick material that was the color of coffee with alot of cream in it and the consistiency of pudding. Never noticed this before. Everything else seem to work OK with the car ( engine ). I cleaned off this material and added one quart of Mobile 1 synthetic oil. Computer now says oil level OK. No dip stick on this vehicle, as you know. What could this material under the oil filler cap be?
#883 of 886 Re: Gunk under Oil Filler Cap [sleepem]
Feb 09, 2011 (2:52 pm)
Get it to a mechanic now. Sludge and coffee or foamy "cream" colored remnants are a sign that water/coolant is getting into the oil. Sorry to say, you're looking at either a part wearing through like the timing chains sometimes do or a bad seal. (if you're lucky, depending on design), or in a worst case scenario, a bad head gasket or blown rings.
Yes, none of those are nice and friendly, I'm sorry to say. But you might be able to save the engine if you act quickly and get it to a mechanic ASAP.
note - one car I had exhibiting such problems didn't last 500 miles before the engine needed to be rebuilt - it can go pear-shaped *very* quickly once it starts.
Also, that engine was not designed to be used with synthetic oil. Mercedes may recommend synthetic, but the basic design that it is based upon assumed that you'd use a high zinc conventional oil. Mobil 1 and most other synthetic oil has virtually none and increased wear in older engine designs can happen. Also, synthetic in any case should be changed every 6K miles - it's not magic syrup that lasts forever. Even GM is finally admitting to just ignore the oil monitor and change it every 6K miles.
#884 of 886 Re: 2000 C230 Kompressor MB clunk noise when slow down from 20mph to 0 mph.. [trellsworth]
Apr 03, 2011 (8:44 am)
I am having the same clunk noise when slowing down, and pretty much exactly as you described 90% of the time. I read further that you found that spring coil was broken, that is exactly what happened to me, I had them replaced but the clunk noise is still there! Can you please update me if you got this issue fixed and how? Thanks so much in advance!
#885 of 886 Re: 2000 C230 Kompressor MB clunk noise when slow down from 20mph to 0 mph.. [divine_dali]
Apr 03, 2011 (9:30 am)
it was my front flex disc on the front suspension end. Once that was fixed the clunk went away. I've not had any other suspension problems I was told I need to get my spring coils changed and will soon but they dont cause a clunk. Rather a rougher ride. Hope that helps. It cost me $400 but I got it done at a dealership I was near. so you might find someone else who can do it cheaper. I love my MB it has now 160,000 and runs like a charm. Only a few minor maintenance things but thats typical for a car 11 yrs old. Hope this helps you out. Let me know if it does.
#886 of 886 Flap Actuators /Mode Door Actuator Motor ( air cond fan)?
Apr 04, 2011 (3:02 pm)
On C240 ( 2002) have you replaced the Flap Actuators and the related Mode Door Actuator Motors? SWhat is estimated cost of parts and where is lowest cost source for them ? What is estimated cost of labor in hours and $ ?