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cd changer for 1994 s320

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Does anyone know the model number??
Do I definitely have the pre-wired cable??
Where is it?? my husband looked but didn't see one. My radio says CD on one of the buttons.
Thank you....especially gill [:X]
also for gill...Do you have directions on how to change the coolant??? you are a big help..Thank you again!!
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Sorry I cant help you with the CD changer. 1994 UK market cars weren’t supplied with the w...

Sorry I cant help you with the CD changer. 1994 UK market cars weren’t supplied with the wiring already in place, though I am told US models were.

Coolant has an effective life of two years. After this time, the coolant breaks down and looses some of its cooling/anti freezing properties and thus should be replaced. If your coolant is less than two years old and there is no evidence of a leak/water loss then don’t bother replacing it.

In the UK its normal to use 50:50 mix year round. Our summers can be hot and our winters freezing. If you are not sure of your coolant's effectiveness, buy a test meter from an auto parts store and test the liquid by submersing one end into the expansion tank. These meters typically cost £15 ($20).

If you have decided that your 140 needs a coolant change then read on. The following applies to the W140 S280/S320 though I am quite sure that the S350, 420,500 & 600 aren’t too different.

(1) Remove the front lower engine tray. Undo the 8mm bolts on the underside. If the tray doesn’t come away easily then you have missed some out. Don’t tug at it if one end appears to be jamming, its likely that you've missed a bolt out.
(2) Undo the expansion tank reservoir cap, then locate the bleed screw on the underside of radiator. Undo the Screw and catch all the liquid. If you cant locate the bleed screw, then undo the lower hose on one side of the radiator (different locations depending on who manufactured the radiator but always at the bottom) Please don’t let this spill on your driveway, animals find the smell very attractive and drink it given the chance. It is poisonous. Dispose of the liquid in a sensible manor as per your local authority regulations. Don’t spill it down the drain.
(3) Re do the bleed screw or reattach the radiator hose.
(4) The coolant capacity for your engine type will be listed in the back of your owner’s handbook. The capacity is different depending on the model. Divide the total capacity by two (remembering you need a 50% mix) and pour this quantity of distilled water or tap water if you live in a soft water area (so to avoid lime scale) into a bucket. Fill the rest with quality coolant. The original Benz stuff is clear. Using a coloured coolant is perfectly acceptable. Most auto stores seem to stock blue coolant. This helps you locate leaks easily as you can distinguish the liquid quite quickly. Mixing the liquids is important. If you fill your car with water and then coolant the liquids will not bind imediately and the boiling point lowers, hence the mixing in a bucket.
(5) Refill the system with the coolant in the bucket. Remember that the liquid has to fill the engine as well as the pipes and radiator. Squeeze the pipes to ensure that air bubbles have dispersed.
(6) Turn your interior heaters on full with max fan speed and start your car with the expansion tank lid open let it reach operating temperature so that the water starts to boil, and the thermostat opens. This allows coolant into the engine and heater matrix. Kill ignition and top up as necessary.
(7) Based on the theory that air always rises to the top, restart the engine once its cooled off (allow 20 mins) and bring the water to the boil again. Lots of water will bubble up and start to spout up through the expansion tank in violent bursts. This is simply air heating sufficiently enough to come to the top and bursting through the water, flushing air locks. As soon as the water starts to overflow in a constant stream, i.e. no longer expelling in bursts, then the job is complete. Replace the cap and drive as normal. Check the coolant level daily, as this will need topping up as further air bubbles come to the top.

If you arent confident doing this job then get a shop to do it for you. You will get around charged 1.5hours labour or 18 Mercedes Benz WU (work units)

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MY HUSBAND FOUND THE WIRE FOR THE CD CHANGER..THANK YOU...THERE IS A CD CHANGER ON EBAY ...

MY HUSBAND FOUND THE WIRE FOR THE CD CHANGER..THANK YOU...THERE IS A CD CHANGER ON EBAY WITH A MODEL NUMBER BUT I DON'T KNOW IF IT WILL FIT MINE..I WILL CALL MERCEDES MAYBE THEY CAN HELP.
I MIGHT BE BETTER OFF WITH AN AFTERMARKET..WHAT DO YOU THINK??
THANK YOU FOR THE COOLANT INFO..I WILL PASS IT ON..
HOW ABOUT AN OIL CHANGE??[:X]
 

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Re: MY HUSBAND FOUND THE WIRE FOR THE CD CHANGER..THANK YOU...THERE IS A CD CHANGER ON EBAY

HOW ABOUT AN OIL CHANGE??
This is what i do for oil change:
Oil must be changed after every 3000 miles. Depanding on the weather condition where you live, you must find the correct viscosity of oil. Dont interchange between Synthetic/synthetic blend/non-synthetic oils. If the previous owner used Synthetic 100%, you must continue to use the same. My choice is Mobil 1. However i do oil mixtures of different viscosity, i dont recommend that to you unless you are sure what you are doing.

If your car is a S320 I6:
Your Oil Filter is located (looking at the front) near the right wiper. You need a special tool to open it up. Round shape.

The oil pan is located right under the engine fan.

///S320
 

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Re: Re: MY HUSBAND FOUND THE WIRE FOR THE CD CHANGER..THANK YOU...THERE IS A CD CHANGER ON EBA

HOW ABOUT AN OIL CHANGE??
This is what i do for oil change:
Oil must be changed after every 3000 miles. Depanding on the weather condition where you live, you must find the correct viscosity of oil. Dont interchange between Synthetic/synthetic blend/non-synthetic oils. If the previous owner used Synthetic 100%, you must continue to use the same. My choice is Mobil 1. However i do oil mixtures of different viscosity, i dont recommend that to you unless you are sure what you are doing.

If your car is a S320 I6:
Your Oil Filter is located (looking at the front) near the right wiper. You need a special tool to open it up. Round shape.

The oil pan is located right under the engine fan.

///S320
I agree with ///s320. There's nothing like Mobil 1 0-40w, though I change my oil every 10k. Oil change intervals depend on so many different factors, like regularity of use, engine speed, engine load, outside weather conditions, number of cold starts....etc.

Special tool makes opening the oil filter cap easier though I use a generic £6 ($10) opener that opens any filter rather than the MB special tool.

If you are concerned about which oil was used previously, then add engine oil flush then run the engine as per instructions on the can. This will break down the oil so as not to contaminate the newly added oil. This is especially important if you are adding fully synthetic oil and you are suspect that mineral oil was used before
 
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