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  1. W203 C180k 2005 AC unit service?

    W203 C-Class
    Ok I will check it out. Thanks. Live in Lausanne but will be up near the German border later this week. Cheers!
  2. W203 C180k 2005 AC unit service?

    W203 C-Class
    Hi everyone, I drove my car alot this summer lately and noticed that while there seems to be nothing wrong with the AC it cools fine etc sometimes I can smell what I believe is AC coolant in the cabin (usually for a short while early after the AC is engaged). It also appears to switch off...
  3. C180K 2005 w203 tire recommendations?

    W203 C-Class
    Hey. I did some research and decide to go for these Continental 205/55 R16 91V PremiumContact 5 They seem a really decent all round tire and I can get a set for about 300 dollars. (well I mean swiss francs which is almost the same :) )
  4. C180K 2005 w203 tire recommendations?

    W203 C-Class
    Thanks Benzyle I think I will try the Pirelli P7s and they don't seem to be too costly either.
  5. C180K 2005 w203 tire recommendations?

    W203 C-Class
    Hi, The tires that came with the car when I bought it last year are beginning to wear out. They are R16 205 I believe which looks fairly skinny for the car. Come the end of the winter I will need to change back to them and was told only 500km remain on them. What tires would people here...
  6. Fuel Consumption

    W203 C-Class
    Exactly. Saturday it hit 1040 having done 140km already and i was keeping a steady 123 kph that leg of the journey I have great confidence making it to the UK on one tank now
  7. Fuel Consumption

    W203 C-Class
    Update to this. Really getting great mileage out of this car. Regularly do 150 - 300km trips and measure 5.3-5.5L/100km average cruising at 100-110kph gps speed. 120-125kph this increases to 6L. Not bad at all and just as efficient as the newer turbo engines mercedes makes of similiar size...
  8. Oil Change frequency on 2005 C180K

    W203 C-Class
    Garages seem to offer rip off prices. Was quoted CHF 300 for a oil and filter change. Just looked on ebay and 5 litres of Mobil 1 0w40 cost CHF 54 incl shipping and a MANN filter CHF 20 incl shipping so 75 francs in all (85 if I buy 6 litres). Is this easy to do myself guessing a need a car...
  9. Oil Change frequency on 2005 C180K

    W203 C-Class
    I will take a look today to see what oil was used during the last service. How long between oil changes for you Rudeney? I guess this varies but a ballpark figure?
  10. Oil Change frequency on 2005 C180K

    W203 C-Class
    Hi guys, As you know I recently purchased a 12 year old C180K back in February in great condition and it is running great. I bought it with 107,000 KM on the clock and now it is nearly at 115,000 KM. Looking at service history the last oil change was done last year in May at 103,000 KM. I...
  11. Fuel Consumption

    W203 C-Class
    Yup it is going to be fun :) yesterday I managed to backup gently into a wall thus scraping my rear bumper Arggh! So annoying! Lesson to be learnt. Don't try to multitask as a man. In this case talking to wife and showing her something while reversing....at least it can't rust but still!!
  12. 2003 1.8 Kommpresser

    W203 C-Class
    Positive comment for those of us that own a car with this engine! M271 just needs to be maintained properly. The engine is smooth, quiet and for its age efficient. I get the same mileage as my fathers 2010 e350 3 litre diesel despite it touting better efficiency figures. That said I touch wood...
  13. 2003 1.8 Kommpresser

    W203 C-Class
    Another thing to consider is whether the AC is on or not. I find on my C80K using the AC on anything above 3 at idle causes some rattle (pulley tensioner) this disappears when you drive/apply throttle. I am this checked out myself at Christmas at next major service. Hoping nothing will break...
  14. Fuel Consumption

    W203 C-Class
    Nope it is in standard mode. It isn't exactly from a stopped position I find the issue but rather a rolling start for example for I approach a roundabout and see a gap instead of stopping and need to go the car doesn't pick up quickly. At this point it is probably in 2nd gear at low revs thus...
  15. Fuel Consumption

    W203 C-Class
    Anyway regarding the 1000km in one tank. I take it to France for holiday soon. I intend to get 1000km and will post a screenshot of it when I succeed. Should be doable I have a 600km outward trip that I will do in one go and then try to eek out the final 400km on day trips ;) failing that I take...
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