I attend the MB re-acquaintance seminar today with 15 other MB owners. It takes us to the workshop where technicians answer any questions we have. He then opens the hood, jacks up the car, removes the underbody panel, and walks us through the underbody to show the various systems (catalytic converter, rack and pinion steering, suspension, exhausts, gas tank) and features. Very interesting to non-mechanic like me.<br>
Then there is a demo of car features for those who don't read the manual. Points of note during the seminar:<br>
1. There are 2 connected gas tanks in the new C, under rear bench on left and right. Fuel pump on the left but gas is continuously rebalanced to ensure equilibrium and maintain handling quality.<br>
2. If gas filler cap is loose the check engine lamp will come on.<br>
3. Car is equipped with a fuel canister connected by a hose to the top up portion of gas tank to condense gas vapour and reroute to the fuel tank. The purpose is to save fuel and reduce gas vapour which is a fire hazard. If tank is topped up gas may flood the canister through the hose. Check engine will light up and draining the canister is a major labour job = $$$. So DON'T top up the tank.