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Does anyone know what are all the fluids in an ML to change and what maintenance should be done at 58k?
 

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That is a pretty good list to go by. The trans ATF fluid should done with a trans filter and a new pan gasket. About $25 from the dealer. ATF type 134 that meets the MB spec must be used.
The list got all the others. Diffs, brake fluid, transfer case, oil and at 5 years the coolant PH and freeze
points should be tested. Personally I would forget the test and do a coolant swap. Again MB approved coolant only.
 

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The MY05 Maintenance Booklet, which is part number 163 584 18 93, lists all the service and service intervals.

Unlike earlier MYs, the 05 has a fixed service interval of 13k miles or 1 year, whichever happens first. Plug change is at 91k miles or 5 years (not for wear but corrosion). Coolant change at 15 years or 143k miles. Tranny, diffs and transfer case fluid change no later than 143k miles.

Experience would suggest you change the tranny fluid early, say 50k-60k intervals, and check the condition of the coolant or change it earlier. The test mentioned above checks for the freeze point of the coolant and the ph level checks the condition of the anti corrosion inhibitors.
 

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boss: Try your dealer.

Mike: The book I referenced is the one which has the service tear-off strips, not the generic one you linked to.
 

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boss: Try your dealer.

Mike: The book I referenced is the one which has the service tear-off strips, not the generic one you linked to.
mickey, I just read the 2005 ML online maintenance manual cover to cover and you are correct, it is Totally Useless. I thought it was the one you are referring to.
The other year (EDIT: 2003 and lower) Maintenance Manuals do give more detailed information schedules for each maintenance item.

However the Owners Manuals on that web site are the same as you get with a new vehicle and are very good.
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I read through that thing a few times and never found anything but thought I didn't look at the right one.. I guess we're on the same page.
 

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I read through that thing a few times and never found anything but thought I didn't look at the right one.. I guess we're on the same page.
Look at the 2003 ML Maintenance Manual on that web site. It has more information that may be useful to you. The 2004 Manual incorrectly lists the 2005 useless manual.
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boss:

The Maintenance Manual I referenced also has pages which record service which is the reason I suggested getting one. If you only want the maintenance information, I can scan that part and send it to you via email.
 

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My 2005 ML also came with a "Factory Approved Service Products" manual that lists all the approved fluids and their part numbers. The manual Order No. is S-0473-05B (05/04).

The 2000 thru 2003 Maintenance Manuals I referenced above do have the pages to record each A & B service but is not as well laid-out as the 2005 manual that mickey (Tom) is talking about.
Mike
 
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