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W204 DIY Videos for those willing to have a go.

I've made a bunch of DIY videos for the C Class to try to de-mystify working on these cars. They're no big deal and you can improvise in most cases so you don't need all the MB special tools. I do a better job at looking after my C Class than a business where it's just Job # XYZ.

I'm a retired Civil Engineer so I'm not a complete idiot ... although my wife may have a different view.

Standard Oil+ Filter Change by removing sump plug
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUFK...xqXDQc982VlFxR

Change front brake pads
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0But...54eWe5FSB9rLiU

Change rear brake pads
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktmY..._jz6Bwnqm1r7oG

7GTronic transmission service and oil cooler flush
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-72EN_pqUU

Change brake fluid and bleed system
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=061km5wQv8A

plus a bunch of others including:

How to remove and install the COMAND scrolling knob.
How to repair the COMAND scrolling knob as the internal shaft breaks at four years ... better than paying a small fortune for a new one.
Removing the COMAND head unit
Removing the flip out screen
Back up camera installation
Removing the overhead console
Oil+Filter change using an extractor pump

Also an epic video of recovery from ORIF ankle surgery on my shattered distal Tibia. Could be helpful if you ever badly break your ankle and need plates and screws to put it back together. The Surgeons tell you very little so you're left in the dark a lot of time not knowing what's ahead. I've laid out the various stages so you'll have some insight. Ankle fractures are very common if your an active person.
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Looks awesome! Thank you for your time in make these videos. I'm sure to look at them when I need do something.
Really looking forward to fixing COMAND knob to work and installing rear-view camera. I'm really wondering about wiring and how to remove the whole unit itself.

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Looks awesome! Thank you for your time in make these videos. I'm sure to look at them when I need do something.
Really looking forward to fixing COMAND knob to work and installing rear-view camera. I'm really wondering about wiring and how to remove the whole unit itself.

Keep it up!

Thanks for your kind words. I've been making these vids for about a year since giving away the construction game. I've always had a strong mechanical bent so I enjoy doing them as a hobby. Also it's a way to use the right side of my brain as I have to be a little creative. Makes a change from hard core engineering stuff with numbers, spread sheets, calculations etc.

I also hate seeing people get ripped off. There's so much misinformation, smoke, mirrors and spin these days it drives me nuts. Once the fancy clothes come off these cars they're not much different to any other rear wheel drive car. I'm convinced that as a Mercedes owner you will look after your car far better (and save yourself a truck load of cash) if you're prepared to get a decent tool kit and some basic equipment like a compressor, trolley jack, axle stands etc and just take your time and work logically through the processes.

I'll keep making vids as things come up that need doing. Share the knowledge is the name of the game. Knowledge empowers us all to question when we're being fed BS from some clown behind a counter.
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Great set of videos Scott. I do like your Aussie safety boots
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I also hate seeing people get ripped off. There's so much misinformation, smoke, mirrors and spin these days it drives me nuts. Once the fancy clothes come off these cars they're not much different to any other rear wheel drive car.
totally agree I find the c class to be super simple for most repairs
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Great set of videos Scott. I do like your Aussie safety boots
I was hoping it wouldn't be noticed! I feel embarrassed wearing thongs but it's because I'm recovering from surgery on my right ankle after badly fracturing the end of my Tibia.

Normally I'd be wearing decent footwear when working on the car as it's a safety issue but it's been too uncomfortable. The ankle would swell like crazy. I've got a 150mm long buttress plate and 9 screws holding it all together.

Don't worry the thongs will be ditched very soon.

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2008 W164 ML320CDI Edition 10 (daughter's but I look after it)
2018 Hyundai Kona Elite AWD 1.6 turbo 7 speed DSG
2008 Honda CBR600RR race/track motorcycle
2010 Suzuki GSXR750 race/track motorcycle
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I was hoping it wouldn't be noticed! I feel embarrassed wearing thongs but it's because I'm recovering from surgery on my right ankle after badly fracturing the end of my Tibia.
Sorry to hear about that. bet it smarted a wee bit though
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Congrats on great videos Scotty, from a fellow Aussie, Sydney-sider though.
I have a 2010 Mercedes-Benz C200 CGI BlueEfficiency car and this is the first time I'm looking for How to info on the internet, having stumbled upon this site. I'm still to find battery replacement and terminals info. Any links or pointers to the above model specifically would be appreciated.
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