Date registered: Feb 2012
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New MB W163 owner
Hello to the Mercedes Benz group, my W163, ML430 is my first Mercedes. Having owned several pick ups, some diesel, I'm finding the Ml 430 to be a pleasant ride, with what seems to be a serious side to motoring.
The ML430 I have purchased, has some what high kilometers, approx 225000.
Body intergraty is good, transmission feels sound. Braking, general suspension feels sound.
The previous owner did the basic services to the vehicle, records where kept for the first 130000 K's.
Enging oil change has been performed lately, with a reccomended MB oil, 5w-40 synthetic.
Questions here are,
1.Would anyone have any reccomendations regarding service at this odometer reading.
2. Front shock replacement, Bilsteins or other? This looks to be an easy DIY.
3. Fuel senders, can they be rebuilt? Mine is faulty.
4 SRS lamp on, baby smart, code B1153, code B1315, can this unit be rebuilt ?, or is replacement needed. According to the code reader my mechanic used, outside interferance may be likely, source of interference may be computers, placed on seat or ID cards. According to the the TSB, replacement of componnets, will not remedy the situation. any comments here?
Comments or advice please,