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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-07-2005, 04:38 AM Thread Starter
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Service intervals

I recently bought an E220 Cdi (current model, W211) which was supposed to come with a full M-B service history. The service booklet produced by (franchised) dealers a few days after I took possession of the car showed that the last service had been carried out by an independent garage. When I pointed this out, the dealer's salesman said that the car had, in fact, been serviced by his company just before the sale. A new stamp confirming that was added to the booklet.

I've just checked the ASSYST position in the car's computer and discover that a service ('D) will be required 6,000 miles after the dealer's service, but 9,000 miles after the service by the independent. I've driven the car for about 1,000 miles, about 80% of the time on long journeys, with a very moderate driving style.

9,000 miles seems more probable and 6,000 implausibly short.

Does anyone agree? Is it possible to tell when the ASSYST indicator was in fact last reset?

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RE: Service intervals

assyt will keep history of all services carried out
sounds like it either hasnt been reset by the selling dealer or maybe wasnt serviced you need to speak to your dealer to confirm and perhaps get a printout of service history via assyt plus ecu
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RE: Service intervals

My 04 E-320 4-Matic showed that it would require A Service in about 480 kms a few weeks ago when it reached about 19500 kms but suddenly it shifted to requiring C Service in 2000 kms. I was expecting to see a warning that service was overdue but did not see it. I would appreciate advice as to if there is something wrong. I will take it to the dealer in a few days anyway. It now has 20200 kms. The car has never been serviced since purchase about a year ago. It is still running fine. I hope there is no permanent damages to the car. I have been driving very gently, mostly on highways.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-07-2005, 09:42 PM
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Once, long, long ago, in a more elegant, enlightened, and civilized time, the owner of a Mercedes-Benz automobile – which, sadly, are no longer manufactured – would simply present his service record book to the manager of the dealer service department. The service manager would indicate the service performed, sign, date, and affix the dealer’s stamp to the record. There was never any confusion as to what service was performed and what was needed next. One simply worked his way through the book and the appropriate service was performed at the appropriate time.

When one sold his Mercedes-Benz automobile, the service record was given to the new owner to continue performing and recording service for the next 100,000 or 200,000 miles.

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RE: Service intervals

I wanted to say something like this, jdc, but as usual you beat me to it.

Ah, there is still a book supplied (at least on 2001 models, haven't looked at earlier). We don't work on that many MBs at the shop I work at, but- I will gladly fill out the service coupon for anyone who asks.

In 18 mos there, we have had one request.

From my father(Benz traditionalism is possibly genetic?). His SLK230 has multiple dealer stamps and one indy stamp in "the book". Wish my SD had "the book" if only because it's fun to page through...
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