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I have a 2002 SLK32 coming out of winter storage. Have not had any major problems so far - touch wood. The car has all of 8,000 miles on it (12,000kms). None of the fluids have been replaced yet (except oil and filter - 4 times). I'm definitely considering changing the coolant and brake fluid.
Any opinions on whether this needs to be done now (entering 5th year of service) seeing as the car hasn't seen much action nor has it been driven all that hard. It has been stored for four winters in a row. Should I also change the power steering, tranny and diff fluids as well?...Thanks all...
 

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jcopeland said:
I have a 2002 SLK32 coming out of winter storage. Have not had any major problems so far - touch wood. The car has all of 8,000 miles on it (12,000kms). None of the fluids have been replaced yet (except oil and filter - 4 times). I'm definitely considering changing the coolant and brake fluid.
Any opinions on whether this needs to be done now (entering 5th year of service) seeing as the car hasn't seen much action nor has it been driven all that hard. It has been stored for four winters in a row. Should I also change the power steering, tranny and diff fluids as well?...Thanks all...
Change everything. Brake fluid and radiator fluid should've been part of B-Service. Brake fluid can absorb moisture after time - so miles not important. And drive the car some more :)
 

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The coolant should be changed at 3 years and the brake fluid every 2 years. Power steering, tranny, and diff should be OK.
 
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DANG...I thought I didn't drive my car much. Same vintage...16.2K miles.

Have the brake lines flushed. As stated by others the lines can get condensation in them.
 
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