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  1. Battery Warning Illuminated

    R170 SLK-Class
    Thank you Sharkboards and TehRage. The battery shows 12.2 volts (engine off) but it drops to 11.86 volts when the engine is running. This indicates the alternator does not produce enough juice to recharge the battery. A failing alternator can be related to a bad voltage regulator such as worn...
  2. Battery Warning Illuminated

    R170 SLK-Class
    Thanks Sharkboards, Cleaned both battery terminals and cables for better contact but the battery charge light is still illuminated on the dashboard. I also checked the voltage regulator and it's good. The car seems running OK but I don't want to take a chance. Does anyone know what are other...
  3. Battery Warning Illuminated

    R170 SLK-Class
    I just noticed that the battery warning is illuminated at the right side of my 2001 SLK230 :frown. Does anyone know what is this about? Is there a problem with the recharging system or battery is going to be bad soon? Seems the battery is OK (2 years old) and, so far, the car is running fine...
  4. My trunk is too big! Solutions?

    W212 E-Class
    For small items, I place them in a grocery bag and hook it to the puled down hook in the trunk.
  5. 2011 Transmission Filter Not Level

    W212 E-Class
    Strange, the transmission filter on my 2011 E350 does not stay straight/level when installed (the rear end dropping/pulling down lower). I noticed that the original filter was also installed the same way. I’m sure I installed the filter correctly since it requires some force to remove it. I...
  6. Expensive oil change?

    W212 E-Class
    If money is not an issue and you are willing to pay 4 or even 5 times more when compared to DIY, dealer is the best place to fix your vehicle. If you are willing to learn how to fix/maintain your vehicle, many great DIY threads in this forum will show you how to it and do it right.
  7. Goodbye and Thank you!!!

    W212 E-Class
    amg02, glad you found the car you like. I'm not sure Mercedes is more reliable than other brands if other brands received the same level of maintenance as Mercedes. So far, I have only driven Toyota (when was in college) and Mercedes in my life but my next car won't be a Mercedes. Still a luxury...
  8. 2011 E350 Fuel Sending Unit

    W212 E-Class
    Does anyone know how to access fuel sending unit for 2011 E350? I already checked in the trunk. I guess it must be under the rear seats but I don't know how to remove the seat. Thanks,
  9. Photo DIY- Engine Oil Change via the "Sucky" Method

    W212 E-Class
    What is the difference between ILSAC GF-4 and GF-5?
  10. "Popping" sound from E250 when starting from standstill

    W212 E-Class
    Mine (2011 E350) has a small pop sound coming from the rear right side just before the automatic door lock POP.
  11. Help: Steering wheel vibration when braking

    W212 E-Class
    It could be a bad steering damper. If you are lucky, steering damper is around 25 bucks and 10 minutes fix.
  12. :: ECS Tuning :: Genuine Mercedes-Benz Red Center Caps For Your W212 E-Class

    W212 E-Class
    One more "red" thing needs to clean up often from brake and road dust.
  13. 2014 navigation update DVD v11.0

    W212 E-Class
    Instead of spending on NAV updates, I used that $ for a nice Garmin and love it.
  14. Red or Blue ATF for 722.906

    W212 E-Class
    Color of Old Blue ATF My local Mercedes dealer said the ATF of my 2011 E350 is red. Well, the color of old fluid looks more "greenish" black than "reddish" black (or burnt red) when I drained it today - I have not filled up with new fluid yet because don't know what type. The fluid is 38.5K...
  15. Red or Blue ATF for 722.906

    W212 E-Class
    Thanks Vortecpwr, my local dealer confirmed red fluid.
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