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11-03-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By boater07

The quote for this extended service as they call...

The quote for this extended service as they call it-is $510.
To me that looks like oil/filter change and brake fluid. Per the manual-the rest is all inspections-oh sorry-cabin filter change:rolleyes:
11-02-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By boater07

Dealer Maintenance

I'm approaching my 20K service and wonder if it makes a difference going to
dealer where I bought the car vs competitor.
I'm aware that warranty can be done at any MB shop, but somehow feel
I'd...
08-10-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,119
Posted By boater07

[ Since it is a 2012, perhaps you are due for...

[
Since it is a 2012, perhaps you are due for your 24 month service, which would be the "B" service? Is the dealer doing the 12 month services?[/QUOTE]

I realize I goofed trying to save a few...
08-10-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,119
Posted By boater07

I don't do anything to the service reminder. I...

I don't do anything to the service reminder. I let it run from the dealer service and it reminds me when my next 10000 mile service is due.

If you get service reminder and you only drove 5000...
08-10-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 62,129
Posted By boater07

service indicator

Is there a 2012 reset pdf. Haven't been able to find instructions and can't make the 2010 work
08-10-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,119
Posted By boater07

. I change oil in between myself. Some folks...

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I change oil in between myself. Some folks think it is silly but I bought this car to drive until the wheels fall of. Oil change at every 5000 miles is a very low cost "warranty" to keep the...
08-10-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,119
Posted By boater07

Good question. 50 years ago we changed at 1000...

Good question. 50 years ago we changed at 1000 then later at 3000. Old habits are hard to break and I was compromising at 5000.
I only drive 5000/yr and will review manual regarding mi and or time....
08-09-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,119
Posted By boater07

Wrong Oil Filter Used

I'm fearful independent mechanic used wrong oil filter [$2.90) for an in between oil change. Have been changing at 5K on E350.
Should I have the correct filter installed now or wait for next " B "...
08-08-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 637
Posted By boater07

Just stumbled across instructions that look...

Just stumbled across instructions that look daunting but I will try.
Sorry for my post
08-08-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 637
Posted By boater07

Maintenance Minder

Older posts indicate manual tells you how to reset. Mine does not and only
indicates dealer will have reset at service.
I have done 2 intermediate oil changes at independent garage w/o reset.
Now...
07-02-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,692
Posted By boater07

Direct Injection Gas Engines

Have not found much on this subject since 2012.
Apparently the problems have been resolved?? Frankly I didn't know I was buying this technology in 2012.
My non- dealer mechanic is pushing injector...
07-02-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 732
Posted By boater07

Engine Type

I have an E350 Lux Sedan. I know it's referred to as a 212.
However, I often see more engine types [ie for service]. Where do I find that info. Is it in the VIN #
04-18-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By boater07

Thank you all. Now I understand. I have looked...

Thank you all. Now I understand. I have looked into T Mobile and unfortunately their signal is very weak in my neighborhood where
I would also want to use the phone.
At least I now understand...
04-17-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By boater07

Maybe that answers my question. I somehow...

Maybe that answers my question. I somehow thought the command center
picks up the music. I tried to explain all this technology is confusing to me.
I guess I was trying to get around the SIRIUS...
04-17-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By boater07

streaming music like Pandora

I'm a little embarrassed to ask a simple question and don't even know how to phrase it.
I've read old posts where members want to upgrade command center to be able to stream music. I believe my 2012...
10-02-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,868
Posted By boater07

How do you know that Mercedes dealers use 0W-40?...

How do you know that Mercedes dealers use 0W-40? My service dept told me
they use 5-40.
My manual calls for spec 229.5 for oil and according to the Mobil website, 0W-40 is the only one to meet that...
10-02-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,868
Posted By boater07

what oil to use?

My dealer attached Mobil 1 decal in engine compartment. I inquired what they use and was told 5W-30.
Looking at specs in manual, Mercedes requires 229.5 which the above does not meet.
Has anyone...
08-22-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,328
Posted By boater07

Thank you for the clarification. I would have...

Thank you for the clarification. I would have sworn the P always showed in the display. I'll be watching closer now.
Maybe I will have learned all the features by the end of the year:smash:
08-21-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,328
Posted By boater07

Parktronic Indicator

Never noticed that my P indicator in instrument panel goes on and off.
Nothing in manual that I can find. Is this usual??
The panel either shows a "P" or 2 cars colliding I think in yellow. Anyway...
08-18-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,054
Posted By boater07

Sorry forget everything. It appears you need an...

Sorry forget everything. It appears you need an actual emergency to test the system [ie pre safe brake and brake assist plus]
Seems it only works at speeds above 4mph.
I'm not about to try it and...
08-18-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,054
Posted By boater07

Glad I brought this subject up. Looks like I'm...

Glad I brought this subject up. Looks like I'm not alone.
This afternoon, I went into drive assist on steering wheel to make sure Dist
is on. It shows my vehicle and what appears to be the min...
08-18-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,054
Posted By boater07

Now I'm really embarrassed. I've only used it as...

Now I'm really embarrassed. I've only used it as function of cruise control.
Didn't know auto braking worked w/o cruise.
Getting the manual out again but find the instructions overwhelming. May...
08-18-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,054
Posted By boater07

Let's discuss Distronic +

I have very mixed feelings on this option. To clarify-Love it in light traffic on the open road.
However, I'm not so sure when zooming down a freeway at say 75. When a car
pulls in front, I feel...
08-18-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 920
Posted By boater07

My only regret is not getting the...

My only regret is not getting the distronic.:smash:[/QUOTE]

I am starting a new post on that subject. I have very mixed feelings.
08-17-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 920
Posted By boater07

Are you aware that 91 is *required*,not...

Are you aware that 91 is *required*,not "recommended",by MB? Just askin'.

I brought this up earlier in a post and got the feeling many drivers use89+
08-17-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 920
Posted By boater07

Longer Road Trip Experience

Just got back from a 3K drive from Seattle to San Diego. In short, I love my new E350. Driving fatigue much better than my previous Lexus.
I actually got the advertised 30 mpg on mid grade. I...
07-27-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 25,409
Posted By boater07

What fuel do you use??

Is there are benefit to use highest premium vs the 91 midgrade?
My salesman suggested any 91 is ok in E350
07-21-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 54,000
Posted By boater07

Listerone-You are indeed a super member. Your...

Listerone-You are indeed a super member. Your responses have helped me greatly. I believe you are saying that I can load music off a flash drive into the USB port. Will look into that.
It would...
07-21-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 54,000
Posted By boater07

Boy-What I would give :confused: to understand...

Boy-What I would give :confused: to understand what you guys were talking about.
I have not gotten this far with my system but have been wondering how to use the USB in the compartment. Does that do...
07-14-2012, 12:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,432
Posted By boater07

Einbildung ist auch eine Bildung!!!! A good...

Einbildung ist auch eine Bildung!!!!

A good suggestion was made long before by Listerene before your nonsense
07-13-2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,432
Posted By boater07

Eigentlich shon, aber als Zweitschprache. We...

Eigentlich shon, aber als Zweitschprache.

We do not know that the car is two weeks old and we do know that many people have their windows tinted immediately or have other modifications made either...
07-13-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,432
Posted By boater07

Let me try this one more time. Did you, your...

Let me try this one more time.

Did you, your dealer or anyone else do anything to the car that wasn't on the factory order or that wasn't specifically designed by Mercedes for your car?[/QUOTE]
...
07-13-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,432
Posted By boater07

[ Tell us about your "custom steering wheel."...

[
Tell us about your "custom steering wheel." What is it and who installed it?

The factory wheel has all sorts of electronics built in and could cause static if you're using something that...
07-10-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,432
Posted By boater07

Thanks much. Don't know what mods I have...

Thanks much. Don't know what mods I have either-other than P1,distronic+,
Parktronic, custom steering wheel, etc. Maybe rear view camera has an effect?-
but then again-it's not in the window.
07-09-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,432
Posted By boater07

Good to know. I will bring it up to dealer. Still...

Good to know. I will bring it up to dealer. Still to much fun trying all the extras
like sirius.
07-09-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,432
Posted By boater07

What difference does it make? I have new W212....

What difference does it make? I have new W212. Do other models have different attenas?
07-09-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,432
Posted By boater07

AM Radio Reception

Are most of you satisfied with the AM? I feel I get a lot more static than my
previous car with outside antenna.
07-04-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 225,502
Posted By boater07

Subscribe

Your posts are very helpful. Just bought E350 VIN A643834.
You appear to be able to track bulletins applying to specific cars.
What is the best way to track your info?? I assume regular...
07-04-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 722
Posted By boater07

Sticky Threads

Now I'm really showing my age. Can't figure out how to subscribe to Konigster's
excellent posts
07-03-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,400
Posted By boater07

Thanks for the detailed reply. I'm starting to...

Thanks for the detailed reply. I'm starting to understand but not sure your last
example is what you meant. In bumper traffic-you set at 70??? How do you get
to that speed to even set CC.

My...
07-03-2012, 12:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,400
Posted By boater07

This is really my question. How do you set...

This is really my question. How do you set it?Have not been able to pick a speed
where I'm not constantly jerking around.
Traffic seems to jump more than the 1-5 speed range
07-02-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,088
Posted By boater07

You appear to have subscribed to the sticky. He...

You appear to have subscribed to the sticky. He has a record of your VIN. How do you do that?
07-02-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,400
Posted By boater07

I agree about cruise control but I am wondering...

I agree about cruise control but I am wondering how to best use distronic.
I've heard that people use it in stop and go traffic and skip manual braking.
Isn't it designed to prevent rear ending??
07-02-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,400
Posted By boater07

Distronic Plus

Have only had my car for 2 weeks and still learning many of it's features.
Curious how you folks use the distronic. I can see its benefits on highway stretches, but don't see the benefit in city...
06-29-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,666
Posted By boater07

Transmission Paddle shifters

Just wondering how many use the paddle shifters to reduce brake wear.
Seems to be recommended in the manual but I don't find it very useful.
Down shifting takes 2-3 clicks to have much effect in...
06-24-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,055
Posted By boater07

Good suggestion. I've done exactly that[minus the...

Good suggestion. I've done exactly that[minus the wine] and got the warning
to start engine. Apparently a lot of power is used playing music and fooling around with features. Seems like less than...
06-24-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,055
Posted By boater07

Thank you. Good suggestion for both radio off and...

Thank you. Good suggestion for both radio off and watching road. It's already happening to me. Glad to hear it's not intuitive. Couldn't agree more
06-24-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,733
Posted By boater07

[QUOTE=dfordham;5253856]Yes, MP3 CD's play fine. ...

[QUOTE=dfordham;5253856]Yes, MP3 CD's play fine. I use them all the time. You can fit ~120-160 songs per disk at high bitrate.


Now I'm really going to show my ignorance. I am talking about...
06-24-2012, 01:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,733
Posted By boater07

I'm no electronic whiz and am lost. I was under...

I'm no electronic whiz and am lost. I was under the impression that I could play MP3 thru the system. Wouldn't need to load unto hard drive but would save a lot of time downloading CD's
06-23-2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,733
Posted By boater07

There is a difference between I pod and MP3. Ipod...

There is a difference between I pod and MP3. Ipod connector in compartment does not fit MP3 player.
Don't understand your comment
06-23-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,733
Posted By boater07

My CD's are also on MP3 [Sansa} Did you try...

My CD's are also on MP3 [Sansa} Did you try connecting the MP3?? I have
not had any luck trying to use the mini 1/8 plug. The current Command is
supposed to support this.
06-23-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,055
Posted By boater07

Now a more specific question. When I choose a...

Now a more specific question. When I choose a destination, it takes me over
a toll bridge that I wish to avoid.[ I've checked avoid toll roads]
How do I choose an alternate route?
My previous...
06-23-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,055
Posted By boater07

Thanks for the responses. Yes-I admit I was too...

Thanks for the responses. Yes-I admit I was too vague. Will make a list
as I try new settings.

I found a u-tube instructional for the C class command system that was very
helpful. Looking for...
06-23-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,055
Posted By boater07

Command System

Any suggestions for learning this system. After one week and hours of reading
manuals, I'm still lost. Wish there was a video
Forum: W212 AMG
06-20-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 26,434
Posted By boater07

Still confused

Doesn't the coffee cup tell you lane assist is active? Why turn it off just to get rid of the image.
What about the sign next to it?. Car with pointed lanes beside it. Seems to be on with the coffee...
09-14-2007, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 955
Posted By boater07

Cyclerider-thanks for your input. What is wrong...

Cyclerider-thanks for your input. What is wrong with the E Nav system?
09-14-2007, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 955
Posted By boater07

E320 Diesel vs C350 Sport

After 4 years without a MB, ready to buy again. Hoping past problems with co are history.
What do you enthusiasts think between the above? I love the look of the new C Sport and the car seems almost...
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