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    Re: OWNER - Glen (199)

    Great Glen! Let us know when you do a longer highway tour without much braking if you can get back to the 22-24 mpg (summer) standard that I was used to with this car - just curious. Winter was more between 20 and 22mpg

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    Well as of today, I have owned this car for 4 years! Hard to believe how fast time goes by. Here are some fun numbers.
    As of the 14th of January, I have:
    - filled the tank 107 times
    - driven 32,506 miles (this includes the incorrect mileage from when the odometer gears were broken)
    - average MPG: 16.6 MPG (this includes the incorrect MPG from when the odometer gears were broken)
    - total gallons of gasoline consumed: 1978.95
    - average price per gallon: $3.22
    - total spent on fuel: $6402.45

    Mileage as of this moment:


    As my daily driver, it continues to run great and has never let me down. With all the rain we've had this past week, I'm reminded why I love MB's so much. Even in bad weather they just feel so safe and confidence inspiring!
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    Re: OWNER - Glen (199)

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    Hi Glen

    you sound like me now (...I was never let down by her as well! Thanks for keeping her in such fantastic shape! 620k is not far! You can ask the HQ in NJ already to prepare the badge and papers.....

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    Re: OWNER - Glen (199)

    inspirational.

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    Re: OWNER - Glen (199)

    My tune-up reminder came up so I installed new plugs, distributor caps and rotors. With about 30,000 miles, the plugs looked a bit worn out but the caps and rotors didn't look too bad. Still, the engine does feel snappier with fresh ignition parts!

    Oh, I also installed a new serpentine belt.
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    Today, the high miler crossed 615,000 miles. As I chase down 1 million kilometers (621,371 miles, should arrive late this year) the car continues to run great and makes a wonderful daily driver.

    Mercedes acknowledges 1 million km at 625,000 miles so I won't be getting my grill badge until next spring.
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    Re: OWNER - Glen (199)

    From my Fuelly page as of a few days ago :

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    Re: OWNER - Glen (199)

    Congrats Glen,

    That's quite an accomplishment.

    "High Mileage" Something us old timers need to think about. Keep it running as long as you can.

    Take Care
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glen View Post
    I'll be seeking a PDR miracle worker when I get home.
    Glen,
    Did you ever get a quote for the PDR?
    Any reputable PRD shops in San Diego?

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    Re: OWNER - Glen (199)

    I got a quote from a guy in Del Mar that was recommended by the shop that painted my car but he didn't seem to want the job. I was trying to connect with a guy that KarlC recommended but our schedules never sync'd up...so, I still haven't had the hail damage repaired.

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    Re: OWNER - Glen (199)

    Hit 620,000 this evening! Car is still running great making my daily 40 mile commute as enjoyable as a daily commute can be. Since my last update, I’ve had to replace the driver-side rear window regulator and put some new tires on.

    For tires I settled on Conti DWS06 to replace the old DW tires. So far I think they’re great, easily as good or better than the DW. Anyway...
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    Re: OWNER - Glen (199)

    Is that a cold idle or hot idle? My oil press is around 1 or even dips slightly below 1 on hot idle.
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    Fully warmed up after a 30 minute drive. Note that it’s a cool night. On hot days it drops down to about 1. Don’t worry as long as it goes to 3 by 1500 to 1800 RPM.
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    5,000 more to go for your 1,000,000km grill badge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kip View Post
    5,000 more to go for your 1,000,000km grill badge.
    Yep, should happen next spring
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    Go Glen!

    My 93' is just turning 240k. Great commuter car.
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    My car is at 213k. I just put in an application for my first badge lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeinTampa View Post
    Is that a cold idle or hot idle? My oil press is around 1 or even dips slightly below 1 on hot idle.

    The sender does get worn out, easy replacement with a 12mm stubby IIRC and don't forget the washer sold separately. Also a good time to review the lower harness and the oil level sender which is known to be a leaker with BBQ O ring. When I replaced mine, it went from yours hot to Glenn's hot.
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    Re: OWNER - Glen (199)

    What does it take to "earn" the first badge?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nocfn View Post
    The sender does get worn out, easy replacement with a 12mm stubby IIRC and don't forget the washer sold separately. Also a good time to review the lower harness and the oil level sender which is known to be a leaker with BBQ O ring. When I replaced mine, it went from yours hot to Glenn's hot.
    Good to know. Appreciate the info. How long is the sender and the o-ring known to last? I know one of the PO's Doug (DW SD) on this forum has done most if not all of these things less than 5 years and maybe 30k miles ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trae View Post
    What does it take to "earn" the first badge?
    155k miles or 250k kilometers.
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    You should be good if so. Much depends on the oil weight used and how hot it is at idle. If she comes right up at 1000 rpm, no issue. The fist bump on the dash could work too, especially if the rpm look off lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nocfn View Post
    You should be good if so. Much depends on the oil weight used and how hot it is at idle. If she comes right up at 1000 rpm, no issue. The fist bump on the dash could work too, especially if the rpm look off lol.
    Oil pressure spikes up as soon as I touch the gas.
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    Re: OWNER - Glen (199)

    Then you Are good!
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    From this morning
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    Re: OWNER - Glen (199)

    Bitte return when you have a million kilometers on the clock.

    621 371 miles =
    999 999.691 kilometers
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    Amazing, congrats!

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    Bravo bravo bravo... we need to send this to the M-B museum!

    How about shipping it to europe next summer, for a reunion tour in Germany

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    Congrats Glen,

    That's quite an accomplishment. Time to collect the million kilometer badge.

    It could be a long time before you hit the million mile badge. At 10K average per year it could be 37 to 38 years from now. You'l be an old man like me.

    On second thought take the million kilometer badge.


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    Re: OWNER - Glen (199)

    So, is Glen's car the FIRST E500E to make 1,000,000km.?

    Long live our high mileage king!
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