I had a 2001 C240 (manual transmission) which has about 85000 miles. Well, it is time for service B maintenance and I usually just change oil and filter and air filter (and wiper if needed). The car is going to be 10 years old and I am wondering if I need to take care of any additional maintenance.
I haven’t change brake fluid, engine coolant, fuel filter, etc for the last 5 years. I am wondering about timing belt too. I looked at the owner manual, I may be blind but I can’t find any maintenance related information.
The car also has some rust at the trunk and I wondering how to get rid of the rust. I am not in the position to buy another car or spend a lot of money in today’s economy. I plan to drive this car for the next 2-3 years and probably will give it to my parents or my nephew, so I will like to keep it in a decent shape.
I appreciate any advices guys.
FYI, I bought the car 1 year used in 2002 and enjoyed the the last 8 years. During this time, I have done the following wear and tear/maintenance procedures.
1/Replaced all spark plugs
3/Moded driver and passage power unit to fix battery drainage problem (thanks to this board
5/Replaced suspension ball and sockets
6/Regular oil and filter change once a year
I am experiencing the following nagging problems that I can probably live with. But I appreciate any advices.
1/Rust at trunk
2/Wiper liquid reserver/container leaking
3/Passenger side speaker not working
4/remote key door lock/unlock intermittently doesn’t work