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Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by enitiObanke(m): 6:56am On Nov 20
fakmurphy:
Hi everyone thanks for everything you're doing here. Please which engine oil is best for servicing ML350 2012 Petrol 3.5L. Thanks

If u can lay yor hands on Liqui Moly, it's perfect for yor engine. I also use a m272 engine like u av in yor ML350. With a very gud oil filter (Star or Bosch), u r good for at least 10,000km per service.

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Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by Autopartz: 8:12am On Nov 20
allhavesinned:


Lagos and where is your office or whatsapp number

08097772886 (WhatsApp)
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by bestinfo: 8:23am On Nov 20
shortgun:

check the wire that goes into the speed sensor if its broken or shorted anywhere... if you have a disconnected or shorted connection to that particular sensor no sensor will ever work there.
Thanks for ur response. D wire dat goes to d sensor is intact, he checked it with multimeter. The issue is getting d exact size of the sensor dat came with the car. Am also bothered if there is any implication driving d car with ABS light on. This is my 1st Benz.
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by scripted(m): 12:11pm On Nov 20
bestinfo:
Some1 to pls add: 08033843994 to Mercedes forum on whatsapp.
Can someone add me too 09030846334
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by mike070: 8:34am On Nov 21
bestinfo:

Thanks for ur response. D wire dat goes to d sensor is intact, he checked it with multimeter. The issue is getting d exact size of the sensor dat came with the car. Am also bothered if there is any implication driving d car with ABS light on. This is my 1st Benz.

Pls op where is ur location. Having same issue as regards ABS.
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by scripted(m): 10:29am On Nov 21
mike070:


Pls op where is ur location. Having same issue as regards ABS.
If you're in Lagos gimme a call 09030846334
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by fakmurphy: 12:22pm On Nov 21
Thank you all for your suggestions, I just got the ml350 2012 last this month from USA, its Tokunbo with 87k miles. Anyone with good workshop address to service the car around lagos/Ibadan would be appreciated.

shortgun:

The truth is that when they grade oil they will always consider winter climates 1st before tropical climate like ours.
Cars that are here have no business with 0wxx graded oils. you will never need to crank ur engine in freezing temperatures here.

Age of engine have alot to do with grade of oil to be used for servicing... unless u have a way to eliminate wear n tear that occurs during friction which is impossible. As rugged as Benz engines are they also will succumb to frictionally forces with time.
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by Yababoy(m): 2:37pm On Nov 22
I created this topic yesterday before I stumbled on this great thread. I need help as I am about to get a Mercedes Benz GL450, 2007/ 2008 Model.
Can the experts here please help with experience on the reliability, ruggedity, maintenance cost and possibly resale value? I also observed that there are a lot of 'Nigerian used' of these rides for sale, is it advisable to get one of these in place of the Toks?
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by SmartchoiceNGR: 4:06pm On Nov 22
fakmurphy:
Thank you all for your suggestions, I just got the ml350 2012 last this month from USA, its Tokunbo with 87k miles. Anyone with good workshop address to service the car around lagos/Ibadan would be appreciated.


Timifakay.
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by shortgun(m): 6:28pm On Nov 22
fakmurphy:
Thank you all for your suggestions, I just got the ml350 2012 last this month from USA, its Tokunbo with 87k miles. Anyone with good workshop address to service the car around lagos/Ibadan would be appreciated.

congrats
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by project8(m): 3:33pm On Nov 23
SmartchoiceNGR:

More sir

https://classics.honestjohn.co.uk/reviews/mercedes-benz/a-class/?section=buying
afternoon sire.
pls am on d verge of sealing a deal of a c230 compressor.2004/05 probably.so i jus stumbled on this thread.plsss wat are d possible challenges as i 'm using a peugot car.i need to kno cost of maintenance,fuel consumption,weda d parts are cheap or expensive,etc.tnx
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by SmartchoiceNGR: 7:35pm On Nov 23
project8:
afternoon sire.
pls am on d verge of sealing a deal of a c230 compressor.2004/05 probably.so i jus stumbled on this thread.plsss wat are d possible challenges as i 'm using a peugot car.i need to kno cost of maintenance,fuel consumption,weda d parts are cheap or expensive,etc.tnx
More durable than the Peugeot. Parts are not cheap. Fuel consumption good. Although I prefer the naturally aspirated engine.... Preferably the v6 .
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by project8(m): 9:26pm On Nov 23
SmartchoiceNGR:

More durable than the Peugeot. Parts are not cheap. Fuel consumption good. Although I prefer the naturally aspirated engine.... Preferably the v6 .
sorry i dnt gt ur technical use of word aspirated engine.do d kompressor have engine probs?and pls wats d MPH of d car like compared to d peugot car.tnk u sir
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by igbizen(m): 10:20pm On Nov 23
My battery keeps running down in my C240 2002. I have changed like three new batteries. I have also changed my alternator. But in the morning when I start the car, I see "alternator/ battery drive to workshop". After driving for a long distance and I switch the car OFF and ON, The alternator/battery sign disappears.please what do I do?
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by SmartchoiceNGR: 11:23pm On Nov 23
MPH or MPG? what peugeot model?

project8:
sorry i dnt gt ur technical use of word aspirated engine.do d kompressor have engine probs?and pls wats d MPH of d car like compared to d peugot car.tnk u sir
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by project8(m): 12:09am On Nov 24
SmartchoiceNGR:
MPH or MPG? what peugeot model?
my bad.i mean mpg.peugot 206
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by SmartchoiceNGR: 12:30am On Nov 24
project8:
my bad.i mean mpg.peugot 206

206 should have better mpg what year?
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by SmartchoiceNGR: 12:33am On Nov 24
where can I get the Star or Bosch Filter? and price please? thanks.
enitiObanke:


If u can lay yor hands on Liqui Moly, it's perfect for yor engine. I also use a m272 engine like u av in yor ML350. With a very gud oil filter (Star or Bosch), u r good for at least 10,000km per service.
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by project8(m): 8:22am On Nov 24
SmartchoiceNGR:

206 should have better mpg what year?
2005,though it was bought brand new
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by atiku07(m): 12:04pm On Nov 24
nelson212:
sometimes the way u guys analyze things ehh as if the problem will cost someone his or her life.. We are all driving this 4matic, How much will it take to fix the clotch? Or can one still drive the car when the clotch is down??


Me sef tire like say no be the same 4matic i drive all day the only thing about 4matic is the shaft and lower arms they are expensive to repair, yoruba adage says "owo ti o ni oye abuku kan" the shaft is just a little above 80k for toks and that is when it is damaged and it is adviceable to replace and not repaired when replaced u will use it for a very long time to come again, however the lower arms always deteriorate due to bad roads and it is expensive to repair aswell, it however goes for around 100k that also can be repaired for lesser amount so to me no big deal in 4matic it is all about having 4wheel on a sedan shikena!!

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Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by shortgun(m): 12:40pm On Nov 24
igbizen:
My battery keeps running down in my C240 2002. I have changed like three new batteries. I have also changed my alternator. But in the morning when I start the car, I see "alternator/ battery drive to workshop". After driving for a long distance and I switch the car OFF and ON, The alternator/battery sign disappears.please what do I do?
Have the the alternator tested! ask ur electrician to use a voltmeter or battery tester...don't accept the type of testing they do, removing d battery terminal while d engine is running.
Don't just assume ur alternor is fine without testing it.
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by kengodson: 8:41am On Nov 25
Jakumo:
Say, fellow Mercedes fanatics, has anyone ever set eyes on this particular model and vintage of Mercedes SL, called the Pagoda Roof Roadster, ANYWHERE in Nigeria ? I am posting this question here in the most heavily visited Mercedes thread, in the hopes that it will catch the eye of someone who just may know where one of these can be found.

These models date back to the years 1963 to 1971, and I am curious to hear from you folks from old money families in Nigeria, who may know where one of these particular models is lying in disrepair in someone's back yard, or even may be in a junkyard.

A reward of generous phone credit allocation, and even 7 non-virgins, awaits anyone that can direct my hunting dogs to the location where one of these old cars can be found, regardless of condition.
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Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by SmartchoiceNGR: 9:23pm On Nov 25
shortgun:

Have the the alternator tested! ask ur electrician to use a voltmeter or battery tester...don't accept the type of testing they do, removing d battery terminal while d engine is running.
Don't just assume ur alternor is fine without testing it.
I think he's talking about parasitic drain of the battery power. Note the alternator keeps the battery charged after a drive. But it drains overnight! He needs a technician who can trace the leak.
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by shortgun(m): 11:42pm On Nov 25
SmartchoiceNGR:

I think he's talking about parasitic drain of the battery power. Note the alternator keeps the battery charged after a drive. But it drains overnight! He needs a technician who can trace the leak.
since he said he is seeing the "alternator/battery visit workshop" on the instrument cluster, that will rule out battery drain.
The battery drain will not show up on d instrument cluster but unstable or insufficient current from d alternator will display.
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by SmartchoiceNGR: 1:03am On Nov 26
shortgun:

since he said he is seeing the "alternator/battery visit workshop" on the instrument cluster, that will rule out battery drain.
The battery drain will not show up on d instrument cluster but unstable or insufficient current from d alternator will display.
It will show up if the battery's voltage falls below a particular threshold
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by SmartchoiceNGR: 1:08am On Nov 26
emmaliver:
He used Redhorse, was using sea horse n megarich before it was phased out
Wrong oils.
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by shortgun(m): 8:48am On Nov 26
SmartchoiceNGR:

It will show up if the battery's voltage falls below a particular threshold
Smart, let the guy come and tell us if he still having d issue or not. Maybe he already found the solution to the issue and we will be here breaking our heads.
let him give us update.
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by igbizen(m): 4:48pm On Nov 27
The alternator is being checked right now but I don't know what techniques of checking to look out for. Another thing I noticed is dat when I put a new battery, The spark from the neutral is high without key ignition and doors are all locked with remote key. Please I need help, The car just killed another 100Amps battery
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by igbizen(m): 4:50pm On Nov 27
My kasim technician says it might be from the dashboard. I Dont understand what he meant by that.
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by emmaliver(m): 9:46pm On Nov 27
SmartchoiceNGR:

Wrong oils.
so wch one should i use
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by shortgun(m): 7:33am On Nov 28
igbizen:
The alternator is being checked right now but I don't know what techniques of checking to look out for. Another thing I noticed is dat when I put a new battery, The spark from the neutral is high without key ignition and doors are all locked with remote key. Please I need help, The car just killed another 100Amps battery
since you have confirmed that the alternator has been tested and confirmed OK.
The next thing you need to do is tell ur electrician to disconnect the seat module, the 2 front seat module. its usually located under the seat they are known to drain battery when they fail.
Drive the car for like 2 days without the seat module and see if it will fix the problem.
Good luck.
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by igbizen(m): 8:17am On Nov 28
My kasim technician says he want's to bypass the dashboard and see if the alternator/battery will work fine.

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