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about how long do they last, in 10000 miles my mechanic quoted my fronts from being new to 20 percent.

10000 miles doesnt seem like alot?

they also wanted to do my sparkplugs which were 15000 miles old


that AC vent problem is gonna be like 400 bucks, yikes, dunno if i should do it
 

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i do my brake pads every time i feel like they are not being efficient... i burn the brake pads very often..

pads front and rear cost me total $53usd from the stealer.. labour is free as i DIY it

spark plugs are like $10usd..i do them every time with oil change.. again free labour as i DIY it

oil and filter every month.. at $23USD for dino mobil 20/50 oil plus filter.. its not expensive

i have got used to buy 2 - 3 sets of brake pads and spark plugs and keep them in the trunk..gets me some discount this way..
 

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I burn through a set of pads in about 10K.

Plugs, I change every 10 at the most.

Fixing AC anything is never inexpensive;-)

Jonathan
 

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taking this car is gonna break me, LOL, interns dont get paid squat,
 

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Front pads should last 10k-30k miles depending on how you drive. Discs should be changed every 3rd pad change.

But rear pads and discs seem to last forever. At least 100k if not longer.

Brake fluid should be done every 1-2 years, DOT 4.

Plugs are copper and should be done every 20k or so. I think check me on that.

I got this plug for your car:W 8 DC. Again double check me, but MB's do use real cheap plugs at least. Do them yourself in less then 1/2 an hour and for about $10.
 

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Front brakes whare more because they are used more, in most cars the brakes are a 70/30 split from front to rear. It's for control in inclimate wether they say. Anyway, if you do the brakes yourself you'll save yourself bookoo bucks.

As for plugs, they tend to last longer than the plug wires/cap rotor. You can do full tune ups yourself and save you even more bookoo bucks. You only need a spark plug wrench, and a screw driver.
 

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sweet, i need to learn to do a few of these things on my own, those mercedes manuals cds on ebay, anyone know if they are legit?
 

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Ahemmm....

Let us see; these manuals are available on CDs on the web for $9.95. Which is what someone I know very well paid for it (not me, of course).

When was the last time you left the stealership having paid less than $10 for something?

vdubpower - 5/12/2005 1:16 AM

sweet, i need to learn to do a few of these things on my own, those mercedes manuals cds on ebay, anyone know if they are legit?
From what I have seen, the manuals are OK, but nothing like the real, in-depth, shop manuals.
 

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The WIS is the best out there for any CD manual. covers tons of MB's, but it has a lot more info buried in it then on the usual service CD's.

Drop a line if you're interested!

Jonathan
 

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the mechanics are going at the AC now, there goes my 4 Hundy,

they also noticed that the temp gauge was running at 100-120. i noticed it start doing it last week, but then it would go back down to 80. coolant is full tho. the report is some faulty dash wires or something, i asked if this will correct the fuel one whihc had the initial problem, this he was unsure of. then he mentioned that the auxillary fans dont work, arrggh. is there any way i should have known that before?
 
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