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Old 04-28-2008, 08:28 PM   #1
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Tune-Up question

so how much does a tune up for a 2003 e500 cost at the dealer. what exactly do u need (parts) and when do we need to get a tune up. i currently have 90000 miles on my car right now. thanks. oh and from talking to one person they said they can get me the parts that consist for it (they didnt go in detail for them) for ~250$. thanks in advance.
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When you have 90,000 miles check back by then someone will have done the 100000 mile tune up.
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Ck. your maintenance book. I know for sure 16 spark plugs will be required. And that's just the beginning....
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The sparks alone will be just under $500 , plus labor to install. I did mine last October.
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31.00 for each plug?

Those must be some special spark plugs!
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Old 04-30-2008, 05:15 PM   #6
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thanks but what else do i need, i know that theres two filters i need to get and the spark plugs but anything else?
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Ck. your maintenance book. I know for sure 16 spark plugs will be required. And that's just the beginning....
I have a 2003 E320 so only 12 spark plugs. Dealership quoted me $11.00 per plug. Also, I plan to replace the fuel filter, which means that I will be replacing the pump as well because they are together. In addition to the fuel pump/filter assembly I have to change a bracket and wire according to the dealer. $280.00 for the pump/filter, $28.00 for the wire, and $31.00 for the bracket. So I'm looking at $471.00 + Tax

I only have 52,000 miles on my car but my FSS is calling for these items to be replaced - and according to Konigstiger he recommends that I do the work, so I will do the work...

Does anyone know if I need any special tool to remove the spark plug wires from the spark plugs? I read this somewhere but the dealer didn't know anything about it.

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thanks but what else do i need, i know that theres two filters i need to get and the spark plugs but anything else?
Only your car knows for sure. Use the FSS to determine what is needed, and compare with your maint. book. If you don't have one, d/l free from mbusa.com
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The sparks alone will be just under $500 , plus labor to install. I did mine last October.
Are u sure that did NOT include labor AND spark plug wires?? Bec. $31/spark plug =
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I have a 2003 E320 so only 12 spark plugs. Dealership quoted me $11.00 per plug. Also, I plan to replace the fuel filter, which means that I will be replacing the pump as well because they are together. In addition to the fuel pump/filter assembly I have to change a bracket and wire according to the dealer. $280.00 for the pump/filter, $28.00 for the wire, and $31.00 for the bracket. So I'm looking at $471.00 + Tax

I only have 52,000 miles on my car but my FSS is calling for these items to be replaced - and according to Konigstiger he recommends that I do the work, so I will do the work...

Does anyone know if I need any special tool to remove the spark plug wires from the spark plugs? I read this somewhere but the dealer didn't know anything about it.

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The fuel filter will be a bit of a challenge you will need a special tool to remove the cover to the fuel tank. I would suggest you research into the tools for this procedure. You are correct the pump/filter assembly comes out of the tank. For the air filters / cabin filters POC to change them. You can do most of the work yourself but you will need the tool for the fuel filter and to remove the plug wires without damage Spark Plug removal tool
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I have a 2003 E320 so only 12 spark plugs. Dealership quoted me $11.00 per plug. Also, I plan to replace the fuel filter, which means that I will be replacing the pump as well because they are together. In addition to the fuel pump/filter assembly I have to change a bracket and wire according to the dealer. $280.00 for the pump/filter, $28.00 for the wire, and $31.00 for the bracket. So I'm looking at $471.00 + Tax

I only have 52,000 miles on my car but my FSS is calling for these items to be replaced - and according to Konigstiger he recommends that I do the work, so I will do the work...

Does anyone know if I need any special tool to remove the spark plug wires from the spark plugs? I read this somewhere but the dealer didn't know anything about it.

Thanks!!
I also have the same yr/model car and the fuel filter and fuel pump are separate items. The fuel filter is on the driver's side of the tank and the pump is on the passenger side. You don't have to change out the pump but you are correct that you will need a wire harness adaptor (for the fuel filter) and a bracket (for the fuel pump). The bracket is needed because the fuel lines coming off the new fuel filter are a slightly larger diameter which won't snap into the original bracket on the pump. I went through the same ordeal when my E320 hit 52,000 miles.

The tool for removing the gas tank caps is $75+ depending on where you buy it -- the MB part number for the claw wrench is 203-589-01-07-00, and when you replace the rings, they need to be torqued to 80Nm (59ft lbs). I also remember seeing that an angled, 17mm open ended wrench can be used to remove the spark plug wire boots by prying the wrench against the valve cover. I used a regular 17mm open end and didn't have any problems. I recommend that you remove all the coil packs too to get better access -- just remember to label the coil pack high-voltage leads to the respective plugs.

A few safety comments:
1) Change the fuel filter when the fuel level is no more than a quarter of a tank -- the less the better.
2) Don't use any lights that can accidently fall and break causing sparks -- there will be a lot of gas fumes when you remove the ring covers -- I used a good flashlight.
3) Gas will squirt out pretty good from the small black hose (on the filter) when you disconnect it, even if you remove the gas cap to relieve pressure, so have plenty of rags and a metal container to catch the gas.

Hope this helps. Also, I sent you a PM.

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