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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-22-2008, 04:42 AM Thread Starter
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Question DIY service A for CLK 200

I own a 1997 CLK 200 (in Northampton) and it is due for it's next A service (at 52,000 miles !).

In my previous life I have undertaken a WIDE range of tasks involving car maintenance (including engine removal/repairs, gearbox replacement, etc.) and would now like to attempt this servicing myself (particularly as I have been quoted £250 - that is the cheapest since it would be undertaken by a private garage).

Has anyone out there done this themselves; if so, what were the major problems you encountered ?

I also need to establish just what tasks this service should include. [I know that one of the items is the replacement of the spark plugs; a quick look under the bonnet has revealed that they appear to be nowhere in sight !!]

I do have a fairly comprehensive set of spanners, etc. but are there any specialised tools required for any of the tasks ?

Any recommendations regarding UK suppliers of suitable MB replacement items would also be useful.

I have also seen various MB manuals (CDs, DVDs, etc.) advertised on Ebay. Would any of these prove useful to me ?

Hopefully someone out there can give me a view on the feasibility of tackling this service myself.

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Hi Mate. I own a clk 55 amg. (peterborough) i tryed to service my car and found out the hard way it's best left to the merc dealer. I know the cost is a rip off but a merc is no ford and unless you have a laptop with the right software to plug in you will suffer.

The only thing i can suggest is make friends with a merc techie and he could do it for you on the side at a reduced cost. (thats what i do).

Hope this is of some help mate

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