Routine service

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Hi  

I am looking for someone in the Oxfordshire / Gloucestershire area to service our lwb G300 1991?

 

Does anyone know of a good garage? We have been servicing since new at main dealer but getting a bit feed up with £430 for a fluid change and the attitude of Oxford Mercedes turning there noise up at an old Mercedes.

 

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Hamish 

 

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Good Evening

Any garage can service a g wagon

Just tell them what oil you want to  put in engine and genuine or non genuine filters and they will sort it and trans if auto depending on what service interval is due

If its a 1991 it will have issues that no garage can help but as for servicing and a check over any good garage will do it

Just be sure you trust their serviceHow many miles has it done

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Hi

Thanks for the reply. 

It has covered 124000. had the clutch, head and water pump done at main dealer at 90k

I really just want to keep up the service and wanted someone who knows about g to look after it. We do about 5k a year.

Thanks 

Hamish 

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You can download a service sheet here for the car

http://lite.servicemercedes.co.uk/pc/pc_start.asp

It will list all the service tasks and you can take this to your chosen garage for them to tick off.

 

 

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Time for annual service so did a search of the website and came across this which I thought would be perfect but when I go to the servicemercedes site and specify G463 it only comes up with modern variants (G55, G63 and G350) and assumes that I have a model that will tell me whether I am due for an A or B service.

Unfortunately mine pre-dates this (manufactured in 1991). Is there somewhere that will give a sheet or list of what should be attended to (mine has done 105,000 miles)?

 

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here's a list (some of the cosmetics may not apply, and only items in bold for regular service.

 

  • Check and/ or replace front brake calipers, discs and pads

  • Check and/ or replace rear drum slave cylinders, check brakes shoes, drums, adjust, and clean

  • Check and / or replace brake-hoses (3) with stainless, PTFE, types (available from Goodrich)

  • Renew brake fluid (DOT 4 plus or 5.1)

  • Renew power-steering (ATF fluid) and differential-lock fluids (Brake fluid)

  • Drain and refill auto-transmission fluid, with new filter and sump gasket. (Refill with synthetic fluid)

  • Check and adjust auto-transmission lever, replace bushing, if worn

  • Check track-rod ends. Replace if necessary, adjust tracking

  • Replace front and rear shock-absorbers

  • Drain engine oil, replace filter, refill with Mobil-1 0W-40 or 10W-50

  • Drain and refill front and rear differential oil (Castrol EPX 80W-90)

  • Drain and refill transfer-case oil (Castrol EP-80)

  • Lubricate prop-shafts (3 prop-shafts, two greasing points each)

  • Check ignition leads, distributor cap and rotor, replace where worn or damaged

  • replace spark-plugs.

  • Install rear parking sensors (Bosch Park-Pilot URF-7)

  • Install radio with iPod connector

  • Install Nokia hands-free telephone kit

  • Check engine coolant hoses and replace at least all main hoses, if signs of deterioration

  • Drain and refill coolant (G48 type )

  • Replace engine multi-vee belt

  • Check radiator condition

  • Repair sagging engine-hood blanket

  • Clean engine bay

  • Steam clean chassis

  • Apply waxoyl  underbody wax

  • Fix any small tears/ scrapes in the interior trim.

  • Update indicators to clear-lens types

  • Replace rear-wheel cover with stainless-steel locking type

  • Replace font grille with 2010 version (available- needs painting)

  • Replace side mirrors with integral flasher types, painted silver

  • Upgrade to MB 18” alloys and tyres

  • Light-tint rear windows

  • Paint front and rear bumper in silver

  • Install side-steps ?

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Arnie to the rescue - yet again.

But are all those every year (brake fluid, diff lock fluids, auto trans fluid, transf case oil, spark plugs, engine coolant)?

Many thanks.

Mark

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No, not every year.

Brake fluid every 2 years and coolant: every 3 years (if G48 type)

Diff-lock fluid : every 2 years, with brakes-fluid.

Transfer-case and differentials, every 30,000 miles, but with synthetics, you could go longer.

Prop-shafts: every year.

Front steering ball-joints (repack with grease): every 2 or 3 years

Power-steering fluid might as well do every year or every other year as its a small quantity.(There is a washable filter at the bottom of the reservoir) and easy to siphon out and re-fill.

Spark-plugs, depending on type, but every 20,000 - 25,000 miles for standard-fit versions, and similar interval for distributor cap and rotor. The M103 engine can be quite severe on these parts. Platinum/ iridium versions may go to 60,000 miles.

 

Transmission fluid, every 20,000 miles for the standard, mineral-oil version of Dexron-II or Dexron-III equivalents. However, if you re-fill with a synthetic fluid, you will noticed improved shifts and you can consider it to be good for at least 60,000 miles, if not more. I have used Fuchs 5000 SL and have seen a definite improvement. http://www.fuchslubricants.com/titan-atf-5000-sl

I think I may have an MB service sheet for older vehicles, somewhere. I'll have a look.

(Apart from the engine, the service sheet you have found for the newer G's will still be applicable for many other items)