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I have 44,000 miles on my 98 E320. I was wondering if these V6 engines will go long like the old inline 6 from the pre-1993 W124. I have had 2 of those W124 and put over 200,000 on each. Still have one running strong.
Anybody out there have over 200,000 miles on a W210? If so, how has the maintenance been?
 

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Hi !

My W210 has done 220.000 miles
The headgasget might need a change, the engine has started to use coolant flluid... :-(

K.fab
 

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e200, 2000/2001 model. 42k kilometers
 

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59,500 miles on my E-420. The power in that motor is awesome. Thank God for the ASR! No oil or coolant missing.
I put more than 170,000 m on my two previous W-124´s in perfect motor condition. No rattles in the cabin. Strong construction feeling.
Time will tell, but my impression is that the W-124 is a better built car than W-210.
 

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I found a e420 a month ago with 36500 miles. So far so good, I checked out the service records and a lot of little annoyance type things were taken care of under warranty. I had considered a s500 coupe before this but I think I'm satisfied with this.
 

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I have a 1999 E320 and it has 68k. So far and knocking on wood with no major problems. Happy Benzing.

James
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1999 E320
1990 325I
 

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98 E320, 125K mile. I changed spark plug at 100K, and oil change at every 10K mile.

No problem so far, car runs fine.
 

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Zam,

Did you also change cap and rotor? What about tranny fluid/filter? Mercedes says don't touch the tranny filer and fluid, but I have a hard time with that.
 

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247hoopsfan - 5/28/2005 2:33 AM

Zam,

Did you also change cap and rotor? What about tranny fluid/filter? Mercedes says don't touch the tranny filer and fluid, but I have a hard time with that.
Regardless of what MB/DC says my local dealer changed the fluid in my tranny at 60k, and advises me to get it done again in another 60k. Lets be realistic there is no such thing as "lifetime lubrication" or whatever MB/DC are calling it nowdays.
 

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Not to be contrary but there is such thing as life time fluid for the tranny. My previous STS had it and my current CTS has it and I am not to change it at all. My friends 7 series did not have a stick either and his was life time so there is such a thing.
 

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Yes, but let's be honest here - there are Cadillac lifetimes, and what we Mercedes driver think of as a vehicle's lifetime [;)]
 
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