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At approximately every 50,000 miles (80,000 km) or 4
Check condition of driveshaft flex discs.
Retighten locking bolts for steering (observe torque).
At approximately every 60,000 miles (96,000 km) or 4
Replace fuel filter.
Replace air cleaner filter element.
At approximately 80,000 miles (129,000 km):
Change the automatic transmission fluid and filter.
Use the recommended automatic transmission fluid.
After this change it is filled for life. The manual
transmission comes filled for life from the factory.
At approximately every 100,000 miles (161,000 km) or 5
Replace spark plugs.
Every 100,000 miles (161,000 km) or 5 years:
Replace engine coolant using coolant approved to MB
325.0, such as Valvoline GO5, or an equivalent ex-
tended life coolant.
You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Do only that service work for which
you have the knowledge and the right equipment. If
you have any doubt about your ability to perform a
maintenance service, take your vehicle to a compe-
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