2019/04/16

Start into Season 2019


The start into the season 2019 was today.


After re-activating the registration of my Mercedes-Benz, the next thing was to complete an oil change at 200.902km. Normally I change the motor oil after each season, but last year I was too busy with other work around the house, so there was no time to get it done.

Finishing the oil change and washing off the winter dust, it was time for the first drive. Boy was that a good feeling to be on the road again with my favorite drive.

Talk to you soon.

Johannes




2018/04/29

Start into Season 2018


Finally!


After a long wait of more than 6 month I was able to start my 300SE today.
With 195.775km on the odometer to start in the 2018 season, the 200.000km mark will be propably broken this year.

With this kind of a car, build for long trips, the saying "You have to make miles" will be especially true.

Talk to you soon.

Johannes






2017/09/15

New CO2 sensor


As my Mercedes Benz still had the original CO2 sensor installed and with a milage of nearly 200.000km, it was time to remove it and install a new one. The normal life expectancy is between 100.000km and 120.000km. As the sensor is installed for so long in the exhaust pipe and very often rusty and baked with the pipe togother, it is very tricky to get it loose. Sometimes it is so bad, that not even heating up will get the bugger out. The only option is then to install a new piece of exhaust pipe to be bale to install a new sensor.
If you are interested about the installation, take a look here.

Enjoy.

Johannes




2017/09/10

A New Hood Pad


My Mercedes-Benz got a nice fresh-up under the hood.

After sitting now for nearly 2-1/2 years in some corner, the MB original hood pad with the famous waffle design is now in it's rightful place; under the hood.
Knowing that those original pads, as waffle design and no aluminum heat shield, were close to not available anymore, I contacted my parts dealer. After a few email contacts it became clear that this was the last one available in Canada. Lucky Me!
How I did install the hood pad? Check it out here.







Talk to you soon.

Johannes






2017/08/14

Ignition Coil Replacement


My Mercedes-Benz did not have a strong spark anymore. This was a sign to replace the ignition coil with a new one.
This is an easy and quite straight forward process. If you like a peak? Go here.

Talk to you soon.

Johannes