Thousend Clicks on a Weekend

Have you ever heard of The Battlefords ?
In the north west corner of Saskatchewan and at the North Saskatchewan River you will find Battleford and North Battleford. That is the final destination for this weekends trip with my Mercedes-Benz 300SE. The longest trip since being in Canada.

On a wonderful day, sunshine with the temperature on the little cooler side, driving the nearly empty Yellowhead Highway on an early Friday afternoon will be already a relaxing time. Especially in such a smooth riding vehicle as the Mercedes-Benz W126 serie.

During the five hour journey, taking a coffee and a bite to eat at a Truck Stop was a necessity.

Freshed-up with an additional coffee for the road the left 3 hours of the journey were taken on. The Rollobox in the center console made up as a perfect cup holder. Just making sure not to get a large cup as otherwise the arm rest can not be used .

The long, but still relaxing drive, was awarded with an awesome view of the North Saskatchewan River flowing slowly between North Battleford and Battleford.

Coming home save and sound with 998km more on the odometer. My Mercedes-Benz drove reliably and smooth as usual. And it is just the beginning of the 2015 season.

Talk to you soon.



The Old Smooth Start

The rough start with this buh buh buh in the first few seconds is finally gone.
The old style smooth and quite start is back!

The worn-out dripping injectors are replaced by a new set of 6. New seals on the injectors itself and additional new seals on the injector sleeves are rounding up the action. The leisure time fun of 3 hours fun is rewarded with an even smoother idle and an improved and smooth start.

As an Mercedes Enthusiast, you can read up on the procedure involved. A bit of free time, practical understanding and willingness to get hands dirty, you are on your way.

Talk to you soon.



Saison start 2015

Finally, the weather is leaning towards Spring and finally I can start working on my 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SE before the new parts are getting dusty.

Two major jobs are planned before getting the Mercedes out of the garage. Those are a set of new injectors and a definitely better choice of corrosion prevention for the corners of the rain water drain area below the windshield. In addition to replacing the angle arm on the radiator to the coolant reservoir and a bit fresh lubrication for the exterior locks and the main key cylinder as a preventiv measure.

Updates about the work will be coming in the next few weeks.
Talk to you soon.



Season 2014 is over

Too sad, but today was the last day to enjoy a ride with my Mercedes-Benz 300SE.

The weather forcast is showing for the coming week rainy and snowy days. For this time of the year nothing new here. Actually, it was quite warm and dry the last few weeks and that meant still perfect driving weather.
But I won't be without my Mercedes-Benz over the winter month, as a few projects are on the horizon.
Until spring 2015.

Talk to you soon.



Car Leather Care

When it comes to vehicle seats, I am a big fan of  leather; preferred black. If cold winter or hot summer, it is comfortable warm or cool. The smooth and soft leather of the W126 S-Class second serie is special.

And to keep my preferred seat covers with an age of currently 23 years in top shape, I have to take special care. As everyone has his own secretes when it comes to car leather care, here is my choice.

Leather Protector from Lederzentrum in Germany. Using only small amounts of Leather Protector with an soft but strong paper towl evenly applied will keep the leather fresh and in healthy state. This is done before, during and at the end of each driving season. Most importantly; small amounts often applied is better than big amounts once.
The next day I am able to enjoy not only my Mercedes-Benz 300SE, but also my smooth and freshened-up leather seats.

Talk to you soon.