Mercedes-Benz Forum banner
1 - 17 of 17 Posts

·
Registered
2000 E320
Joined
·
243 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Anyone nearing or have gone over the 200k miles mark and your W210 is still running strong? Any major repairs along the way?

I just went over 160k in my 2000 E320 and just wondered how long this will take me. This is my everyday car and living in Fresno, CA its not a really huge city and driving here you don't go great distances to get somewhere. I do take it on an occasional weekend trip to the Bay Area (300 miles) or to LA (500+ miles). I always seem to be on-time with fluid changes and wash/wax the car periodically. Keep the interior clean. Regardless of how I'm taking care of it, it just scares me that one day the tranny will give out or something else major. I like to be pro-active about repairs but sometimes it just doesn't work that way.
 

·
Premium Member
2001 E320 - Brilliant Silver/Ash: 107,000+
Joined
·
17,193 Posts
Servicing your transmission every 40,000 miles is advisable.
 

·
Registered
Mercedes-Benz 1998 E320 - 160,000 Miles Strong
Joined
·
215 Posts
My friends 1997 E420 has 320k on it. The most major repair was the window regulators, cps sensor, leaking power steering pump, and a cracked rim. He drives about 70 miles a day.
 

·
Registered
2000 E320
Joined
·
243 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
My friends 1997 E420 has 320k on it. The most major repair was the window regulators, cps sensor, leaking power steering pump, and a cracked rim. He drives about 70 miles a day.
Wow! I guess when you take care of it, it takes care of you.

I just worry sometimes about my temp gauge. Sometimes it hangs around the 100 degree mark, depending on the load I guess. Noticed it alot during the hotter summer months. Is that normal for any of you? My mechanic advised to maybe have the temp sensor replaced.
 

·
Registered
01 e320 4matic wagon
Joined
·
192 Posts
203k here in my 01 4matic wagon
 

·
Registered
1998 E320
Joined
·
196 Posts
Keep it

If your temp guage is close to 100... don't sweat it. If it is routinely north of 100... you may want to have your indie mechanic (or yourself!) check the fluid for % of antifreeze. MB spec fluid is required due to the aluminum etc... vs the chemicals in the fluid. If you don't have leaks and the mixture is close to 50/50 fluid/distilled water... then you may want to check the other threads on this forum for further guidance.

My 1998 E320 just carried me on a trip to the mountains of NC and back. @ 350 miles each way. I averaged 31+ mpg the entire trip. 207,450 miles and counting. My Michelins are getting bald, the car is very dirty right now, the annual wax job is about a month overdue... but this car continues to amaze me. I have complete confidence in it and will be sad when I sell it next year. I only hope that this goes to another person who will take care of it instead of some jerk who wants to pimp in a "Benz", use crappy gas and go to Jiffy Lube for the oil changes. That would break my heart....

Good luck
R/
Scuddog:cool:
 

·
Premium Member
16 Silverado CC LT 4WD, 12 BMW K1600GTL, 11 Infiniti G37, 10 Infiniti G37x
Joined
·
5,830 Posts
Almost 208K on my 97 E420 and still going strong. Just the pesky P0410 code every few days and a couple of minor annoyances, but that's about it. No leaks, noises, smells etc. None.
 

·
Registered
2004 SL600; 2004 SL500;1996 SL600;2003 ML350; 1997 C280 Sport; 1987 190e 2.3 16v; 1986 190e 2.3 16V;
Joined
·
782 Posts
223,000 on my 01 E430.
Still averages about 25 mpg. Mostly highway miles.
Now, if I were driving north tonight, I'd probably get 30+ mpg (40mph winds around here right now)
 

·
Registered
2013 E350/41k, 1997 E320/290k, 1999 FJ100/256k
Joined
·
314 Posts
Got 189k on the 1997 E320 - I picked up at 184k - PO took good care of the car - then traded it in. I fixed some stuff, changed out fluids and now religiously check and log them weekly (engine, coolant, brake fluid) or monthly (power steering/tranny) - getting 19 around town (tons of short trips) - log mileage on every tank. Finding some comfort in logging observations also - and lately make sure at 70MPH I am at 2500RPM (thinking may help if start slipping). Occasionally check/log voltage via the HVAC controls. I have in mind to check diff level also - some weeping on it - been 3.5 months since changed out.

I blew a motor in an old Celica years ago because I (was lazy) figured the idiot light would let me know - well the idiot never saw a light light up, and started with a tick tick tick and 20 miles later at home was wock wock wock - car was done. Since then been better on fluids. And this car - watch like a hawk.
 

·
Registered
2003 Navigator 1996 E300D 1971 Alfa 1750 GTV
Joined
·
7 Posts
165K and addiing quickly E300D

I purchased my 1996 E300D on August 1 with 150K on it. It has just over 165K today, and I leave for a trip tomorrow to Michigan (900+) followed 2 days later by Louisville and St Louis (1500+). I plan to see the other side of 200K by spring. I am planning to do a CCV and tranny fluid flush soon when I get a change. Averaging 32mpg on the oil burner and enjoying it very much. I would really like to run this to 400-500K, provided the body does not fall off around me!
Scott
 

·
Registered
1922 Ford T no OBD, no ECU, no SCN
Joined
·
37,842 Posts
Our W210 diesel has about 210k, W124 diesel 280k.
Just replaced conductor plate on W210 and also water pump. Thanks to new radiator a year ago I drive the diesel with no engine fan and have never seen it close to 100C even on Grapevine Grade taken at 80 mph and AC on.
 

·
Registered
01 e320 4matic wagon
Joined
·
192 Posts
I would really like to run this to 400-500K, provided the body does not fall off around me!
Scott
awesome!
 

·
Registered
2003 Navigator 1996 E300D 1971 Alfa 1750 GTV
Joined
·
7 Posts
no engine fan?

Kajtek1 - is there a benefit to running the diesel without engine fan? It would seem you could save parasitic load, perhaps improve MPG ever so slightly. I too have a new radiator, installed by PO after a run-in with a snow bank last year. I usually run EC mode for some parasitic savings - something we can do here in Wisconsin easily 9 months out of the year. I plan to do some mileage testing with and without AC - perhaps even this coming week - to see if it really makes a real-world difference... Would like to see it inching towards 34MPG if possible - the diesel has really changed my driving style from "too fast for own good" to "slow and steady gets the best mileage"...

Other stuff:
I have done EGR bypass (rerouted EGR intake to air box & capped exh man.). I hit a hawk on I80 near Omaha this week & took out a "city light" bulb, so I ordered a pair of amber bulbs for a trial look. Replaced misc. front suspension bits & a few other items. Bought it for $3800 and put maybe another $1500 into it including a complete new AC system...

Scott
 

Attachments

·
Registered
1922 Ford T no OBD, no ECU, no SCN
Joined
·
37,842 Posts
I removed my fan because the clutch locked and not doing the fan delete first time in my life I was pretty confident I don't need it. At least till I go to Las Vegas in July.
Now with no fan, no clutch and no shrouds I can check the transmission cooling hoses from the top of the engine :D.
All checking and repair are way easier thanks to the access.
In the past I did the fan delete on Fiat 125 that had electromagnetic clutch that had very short life. The car require lot of work, so access was pretty important. My friend having couple years older the same Fiat 125 followed me and than thank me deeply. His engine would always die after driving over water due the fan splashing water on distributor. The problem stopped after blades deletion.
Properly working clutch is not making enough resistance to make noticeable mpg difference, although when the clutch locked on 1000 miles trip, I lost about 2 mpg from normal 30.
 
1 - 17 of 17 Posts
Top