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A bunch of check this and check thats or actual work,
I have no Manual with my ML.

Also, how much are spark plugs for the ML?
 

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At my dealer they advertise for the B service to include oil change, check and fill fluids, check belt condition, reset service indicator, check brakes and parking brake, check for fluid leaks, inspect hoses and lines, check all lights, check steering fluid and undercarraige, replace climate control filiter, check climate control refrig, check battery condition, tire rotation and balance. To be done every 20,000 miles. Cost 325.00

I just got my spark plugs changed parts 162.00 labor 262.00 for a ML320.
 

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Sorry, I though you'd see it in my avatar on the left. '99 ML430

I was quoted $1300 for the B service(Oil change included) and spark plug change.

$625 for front pads and disk just about the same for the rear. (looks like I'd better purchase a nice Jack and stands) Any links on slotted disks and what are the best pads these days in the SUV world(former car owner).
 

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To answer the gist of your question, the A and B services are big money makers for the dealers. As you guessed, the actual work beyond visual inspections is quite minimal. I raised a similar discussion regarding the A service. Your chooses are as follows:

1. Pay the dealer price

2. Just pay for an oil and spark plug change and do the fluid level inspections yourself. You have to reset the FSS counter yourself if you do this, but it is easy to do. Search the web or this forum for instructions.

3. Find a good independent Mercedes specialist and have them do it at half the price using good quality OEM parts (my preference).

BTW, slotted rotors are largely just for looks. Don't expect any improvement in normal use braking.

DelJ




washington dc ML - 3/22/2005 10:54 AM

Sorry, I though you'd see it in my avatar on the left. '99 ML430

I was quoted $1300 for the B service(Oil change included) and spark plug change.
 

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DelJ - 3/22/2005 11:45 AM
3. Find a good independent Mercedes specialist and have them do it at half the price using good quality OEM parts (my preference).

My independant charged $50 for a "C-Service" which he claimed is better than any dealer A or B service, applying his 30 years of MB experience. Too bad that he's retired now...
 

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Here's A and B service directly from my MY02 service manual.



 
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