Notices
E-Class (W212) 2010 - 2016: E 350, E 550

4 year old B service

 
Old 02-14-2018, 10:44 AM
  #1  
MBWorld Fanatic!
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Northwest Illinois
Posts: 4,700
Received 302 Likes on 292 Posts
2014 E350 also restored: 1969 Camaro convertible SS 1957 Chevy Belair 2dr hardtop
4 year old B service

Taking car in tomorrow for a B service. 4 years old and I finally just reached enough miles to get 1st oil change. Good thing is I have a coupon for $50 off the service and I have a $350 off from Mercedes Benz USA. It should not cost me very much. I believe they will flush the brake lines and do oil change and change out the batteries on the remote keys. Do not know what else they will do.

Last edited by dbldpr; 02-14-2018 at 10:46 AM. Reason: typo
dbldpr is offline  
Old 02-14-2018, 11:14 AM
  #2  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: V E G A S
Posts: 5,483
Received 495 Likes on 464 Posts
E250 BTC
Don't you have message on cluster "Service B 3 years past due"?
Service pricing is very shop-depended. I would not take car to a stealer without checking how much they charge Often dealer across the city can charge hundreds less.
kajtek1 is offline  
Old 02-14-2018, 11:33 AM
  #3  
MBWorld Fanatic!
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Northwest Illinois
Posts: 4,700
Received 302 Likes on 292 Posts
2014 E350 also restored: 1969 Camaro convertible SS 1957 Chevy Belair 2dr hardtop
I have brought car in once a year for the oil changes but this is the first year I actually have enough miles for an oil change . First one I had about 2000 miles the 2nd I had about 5000 miles the 3rd about 7500 miles and this one I will have about 13,000. (went on a trip to South Carolina and mobile Alabama. Still have 2 years on warranty. I figure with getting about $400 off it should not be very costly at the dealer.
dbldpr is offline  
Old 02-14-2018, 12:01 PM
  #4  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: V E G A S
Posts: 5,483
Received 495 Likes on 464 Posts
E250 BTC
I understood your post that this is first service in 4 years. Man you need to drive more
When it comes to stalers -beting on low price always fail
kajtek1 is offline  
Old 02-14-2018, 12:11 PM
  #5  
MBWorld Fanatic!
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Northwest Illinois
Posts: 4,700
Received 302 Likes on 292 Posts
2014 E350 also restored: 1969 Camaro convertible SS 1957 Chevy Belair 2dr hardtop
most of the time car sits in a heated garage with cover over it. Only need to wash it once or twice a year except when on a trip then it gets washed every day. But I love to tinker on the car with add on's. next project is a wolf whistle
dbldpr is offline  
Old 02-14-2018, 12:29 PM
  #6  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Springboro, OH
Posts: 800
Received 80 Likes on 75 Posts
GLC 300 4matic, Corvette ZO6, GMC Envoy
Originally Posted by dbldpr View Post
Taking car in tomorrow for a B service. 4 years old and I finally just reached enough miles to get 1st oil change. Good thing is I have a coupon for $50 off the service and I have a $350 off from Mercedes Benz USA. It should not cost me very much. I believe they will flush the brake lines and do oil change and change out the batteries on the remote keys. Do not know what else they will do.
Am puzzled by the statement, "4 years old and I finally just reached enough miles to get 1st oil change."

The vehicle is four years old, and going in for the (assume second) B service and just getting its 1st oil change? Allowing that M-B produces many different models with many different service intervals, am not aware of any that allow the vehicle to be driven as long as four years without oil change.

For example, the oil change interval on a 16 GLC is 10,000 miles or 12 months, which ever comes first.
larrypmyers is offline  
Old 02-14-2018, 12:41 PM
  #7  
MBWorld Fanatic!
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Northwest Illinois
Posts: 4,700
Received 302 Likes on 292 Posts
2014 E350 also restored: 1969 Camaro convertible SS 1957 Chevy Belair 2dr hardtop
mine is 12 months or 12,000 miles since I finally went over 12,000 miles I finally made it past the mileage portion of needing an oil change. Each previous year I made the yearly requirement only. When I bought the car they said 12,000 miles for an oil change and I said see you in 4 or 5 years, They said no 12,000 miles or 12 months. sorry you got confused.
dbldpr is offline  
Old 02-14-2018, 01:05 PM
  #8  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: V E G A S
Posts: 5,483
Received 495 Likes on 464 Posts
E250 BTC
The 12 months interval in USA is dictated by lawyers (you can google class action suit from early 2000') and I take it with grain of salt. European MB do have 2-years system on the same models.
I have several engines that run very little every season and I don't hesitate to run them on 5-7 years old oils.
The only potential issue on stored engines is condensation dripping down to oil pan, but that doesn't apply to garaged vehicles.
kajtek1 is offline  
The following users liked this post:
dbldpr (02-14-2018)
Old 02-15-2018, 01:20 PM
  #9  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
thefisch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: West Central Florida
Posts: 3,082
Received 312 Likes on 271 Posts
2011 E550 P2 4M Sedan
They should also change the cabin air filter as part of the B service. The brake fluid is not part of the B service at my dealer - they charge separately for that even though the intervals coincide if you don't drive more than 10k a year. Around me, it is about $450-500 for B plus brake fluid at a dealer.
thefisch is offline  
The following users liked this post:
dbldpr (02-15-2018)
Old 02-15-2018, 01:45 PM
  #10  
MBWorld Fanatic!
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Northwest Illinois
Posts: 4,700
Received 302 Likes on 292 Posts
2014 E350 also restored: 1969 Camaro convertible SS 1957 Chevy Belair 2dr hardtop
2 years ago they did the brake fluid and the cabin filter but I only had about 5000 miles. The cabin filter looked like new. This time I will have them just check the cabin filter and only change it if it is dirty. I have owned cars with 150,000 and I never changed the brake fluid. I have 2 more years on warranty then I will take care of car.
dbldpr is offline  
Old 02-15-2018, 02:33 PM
  #11  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
thefisch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: West Central Florida
Posts: 3,082
Received 312 Likes on 271 Posts
2011 E550 P2 4M Sedan
Glad that your cabin filters last a long time for you. Mine tend to get a little stinky after 1.5 years even if they look clean.
thefisch is offline  
Old 02-15-2018, 03:50 PM
  #12  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: V E G A S
Posts: 5,483
Received 495 Likes on 464 Posts
E250 BTC
Older cabin filters had manufacture date on them and couple of times when I was buying +- 10 years old MB, the filter had the same year the car was manufactured in.
Air filters have life depending on pollution you drive in.
In California I had filter gauges on my vehicles and filters lasted for over 100,000 miles. Same with cabin filters. If you have stink in high-humid states, it most likely comes from charcoal filter. Those are expensive, but you can prolong the life by turning AC off few minutes before getting to destination. That will dry out condensation in the system.
kajtek1 is offline  
The following users liked this post:
dbldpr (02-15-2018)
Old 02-15-2018, 04:37 PM
  #13  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
thefisch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: West Central Florida
Posts: 3,082
Received 312 Likes on 271 Posts
2011 E550 P2 4M Sedan
Originally Posted by kajtek1 View Post
If you have stink in high-humid states, it most likely comes from charcoal filter. Those are expensive, but you can prolong the life by turning AC off few minutes before getting to destination. That will dry out condensation in the system.
Yup, that's my situation. I just try to replace them when needed rather than worry about turning off AC all the time.
thefisch is offline  
Old 02-15-2018, 08:55 PM
  #14  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: V E G A S
Posts: 5,483
Received 495 Likes on 464 Posts
E250 BTC
Originally Posted by thefisch View Post
Yup, that's my situation. I just try to replace them when needed rather than worry about turning off AC all the time.
You might want to evaluate the situation. When you leave water in AC system, you are growing mold and mold is not taking long to start growing.
Things with molds can go out of control very fast. Moving to Las Vegas, I have to deal with humidifiers as without them I build huge static electricity and get shocked hundreds times a day.
So doing my homework, I learn the the most popular, cheap cold water humidifiers can grow bacteria costing pneumonia.
One of forum members ended up in hospital after being exposed to the device.
Don't think you want to find such phenomena the hard way.
In my case I am in process of installing hot water humidifier.
The project will cost about $1000 to install and some money to operate, but I figure out that avoiding one hospital hospitality will make it worth it.

Last edited by kajtek1; 02-15-2018 at 09:01 PM.
kajtek1 is offline  
Old 02-16-2018, 02:59 PM
  #15  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 1,022
Received 54 Likes on 52 Posts
2014 E350 4M Diamond Silver
Originally Posted by dbldpr View Post
Taking car in tomorrow for a B service. 4 years old and I finally just reached enough miles to get 1st oil change. Good thing is I have a coupon for $50 off the service and I have a $350 off from Mercedes Benz USA. It should not cost me very much. I believe they will flush the brake lines and do oil change and change out the batteries on the remote keys. Do not know what else they will do.
How did you got 350$ off coupon?
I was able to get 130$ off:
https://slickdeals.net/f/10970475-me...src=SiteSearch

Thanks.
raja777m is offline  
Old 02-16-2018, 03:19 PM
  #16  
MBWorld Fanatic!
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Northwest Illinois
Posts: 4,700
Received 302 Likes on 292 Posts
2014 E350 also restored: 1969 Camaro convertible SS 1957 Chevy Belair 2dr hardtop
A year ago on February 10th I had a problem with the navigation . Dealer had car for over 2 weeks. MBUSA said they would give me a coupon good for $350 off next service. It was good until February 28 2018. I used it on B service. Had car done and I wound up paying $103.47.
dbldpr is offline  
The following users liked this post:
raja777m (02-16-2018)
 

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:
You have already rated this thread Rating: Thread Rating: 0 votes,  average.

Quick Reply: 4 year old B service


Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: