|10-16-2007, 09:10 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Date registered: Feb 2006
Vehicle: 2002 ML 320
Location: Playa del Rey, Ca 90293
What is the life span of an OEM battery?
I have a 2002 ML320 purchased in December 30th of 2001, current it has 77,050 miles. I have all standard equipment, no exceptional power hungry electronics. When do I have to repalce the battery? I don't want to be stranded with a dead battery.
|10-16-2007, 10:30 AM||#2 (permalink)|
BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Nov 2004
Vehicle: ML 270CDI 2002
Location: Somerset, United Kingdom
I've just replaced my battery after six years and one months service from the original one.....even then it was still ok but beginning to be just a little sluggish on cold morning starts, that was the sign for me to change it.
|10-16-2007, 10:36 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Date registered: Jul 2002
Vehicle: ML320/C320 Sprt
Location: Chula Vista,California
I've changed mine
every 3 years, in fact mine just went dead this morning. This is 3rd battery in 7 years @90K miles.
2000 ML320 Black Opal "SOLD"
2003 C320 Sport Sedan Bordeaux Red
1996 Honda Civic...
1991 Black Nissan Truck
2005 Honda CR-V EX AWD...New Add on to my Toys...
2012 Subaru Outback LIMITED
Trek, Full Suspension Mt. Bike
and a Dog, name Abby;-)
"Life is Short, Let's Enjoy It"
|10-16-2007, 12:19 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: 2002 SLK32AMG,1995 E320 Cab 1990 300CE(Gone).2002 ML320 (Gone)
Location: Richmond,VA USA
In my experience your battery is on borrowed time
Our 2002 ML320 has got 81,000 miles and we're on our 3rd battery.
In my experience Mercedes batteries typically last 3- 4 years.
You're doing well.
1995 E320 Cabriolet
|10-16-2007, 12:53 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Date registered: Sep 2007
Vehicle: 2000 ML320 (x2)
Location: san antonio, tx
If you are considering an aftermarket battery, here are my experiences.
If you get a Sears Diehard battery, the battery is shorter than the OEM battery. I put a slotted chock of wood on top of the battery to give it enough height so that the stock battery strap would hold the battery down. I have also noticed greater than normal corrosion on the negative battery terminal of this battery to the point where it required a battery post shim.
Interstate batteries offering fits better and I haven't seen the same corrosion issues as with the Diehard.
|10-16-2007, 02:13 PM||#7 (permalink)|
if nothing is draining ur battery, then it should last at least 4-5 years...
2012 C250 AeroWerkz full wrap, 70 Ceramic Tint
2004 E55 MBenzNL (057,219,390,428,500,527,615,682,816,881,882,884, CLS63 IC, AMG Airbag, iPod, Euro Door Pins/Convex Mirrors/Trunklid), SL65 rims, RENNtech pulley
1985 190E 2.3-16 Ground Control
2004 ML350 MBenzNL
2003 C240 MBenzNL (PTS, IMS, euro COMAND, folding/convex mirrors, euro bi-xenons, SAM, MHI, euro trunklid, euro mat, steering wheel, etc...)
|10-16-2007, 06:22 PM||#9 (permalink)|
Will Moderate For Cigars
Mine lasted nearly 8 years. I changed it because the wife left a rear light on and drained it completely down. I was afraid that trying to save it would eventually cause a crap out because complete drain downs weaken a battery considerably, especially an old one.
2005 S430 4Matic 'Morton' W220.183 • 722.671 Transmission
Bells and whistles are thorns and thistles.
|10-16-2007, 06:30 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Date registered: Oct 2006
Vehicle: 1979 280CE
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
how much is a battery from the dealer? Not for them to install just to buy and DIY.
'79 280CE with 226,000 miles
'76 240D 4 speed with 190,000
'85 300D Turbo with 266,000 miles
GONE but not forgotten
'76 300D with 195,300 miles
"83 300D with 174,000 miles
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