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Mercedes-Benz Technical Companion

by staff of The Star
with Mercedes-Benz Club of America

Softcover, 8 3/8 in. x 11 in.
412 pages
746 b/w photos and illustrations
ISBN-13: 978-0-8376-1033-7
Price: $49.95

Mercedes-Benz Technical Companion

Technical insights on service, repair, maintenance and procedures compiled from over 45 years of The Star, the magazine of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America

"Everything from how to wax your car to how to bleed the brakes ..."

Road & Track

Since 1956, informed Mercedes-Benz owners have relied upon The Star, the magazine of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America, for advice about maintenance, service and repair of their cars. Bentley Publishers has collected some of the best of these do-it-yourself articles and tech tips into the Mercedes-Benz Technical Companion. No matter which Mercedes-Benz model you drive or desire, this compilation will serve as a valuable technical reference to help you understand and care for your Mercedes-Benz.

This insightful and informed technical compilation has something for the Mercedes-Benz owner, service professional and enthusiast. You will also find useful technical guidance that pertains to Mercedes-Benz vehicles in general, based on the contributors' long-time dedication to Mercedes-Benz service and ownership.

Article topics collected in the Mercedes-Benz Technical Companion include:

  • Technical and Restoration Forum: questions and answers on subjects such as bleeding brakes, aligning headlights, choosing fuel and preparing a vehicle for storage.
  • Maintenance and preservation procedures - from resetting the service indicator lights to washing and waxing your car.
  • Heating and air-conditioning system repair including rebuilding the automatic climate control push button unit and converting from R-12 to R-134a.
  • Driving tips, including the difference between torque and horsepower, and tire selection. You will even find informative diagrams showing oversteer, understeer and vehicle dynamics.
  • Step-by-step instructions on how to replace shock absorbers and air suspension bellows.
  • How to choose a shop for maintaining and repairing your Mercedes-Benz
  • Fixes for vacuum door locks, mechanical clocks and trip odometers.
  • Extensive model, chassis number, engine number and production year reference charts: 1946-2005
  • Detailed electronic component repairs, such as the Becker Electronic Grand Prix radio and the W210 E-Class seat control switch.

Additional technical content

Refer to the link below for additional technical content for this book
Mercedes-Benz Technical Companion, Supplemental Information

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Chapter 1 Lubrication and Maintenance
Installing power steering fluid filter
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Chapter 9 Care and Preservation
How to wax your car like the pros
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Chapter 4 Electrical System
Two deeply sunk Phillips-head screws hold the copper-on-mylar contact-spiral to the steering column.
Mercedes-Benz models included in this Mercedes-Benz Technical Companion
  • 190D
  • 190E
  • 190SL
  • 220D
  • 220S
  • 220SE
  • 230
  • 230S
  • 230SL
  • 240D
  • 250
  • 250S
  • 250SE
  • 250SL
  • 280E
  • 280CE
  • 280S
  • 280SE
  • 280SEL
  • 280SL
  • 300CD
  • 300CE
  • 300D
  • 300E
  • 300SD
  • 300SDL
  • 300SE
  • 300SEL
  • 300TD
  • 300TE
  • 350SD
  • 350SL
  • 400E
  • 450SE
  • 450SEL
  • 450SL
  • 500SE
  • 500SEL
  • 560SEL
  • E300D
  • E320
  • E420
  • E430
  • E500
  • ML320
  • S320
  • S420
  • S420
  • S500
  • S600

Click here for a list of contributors to Mercedes-Benz Technical Companion

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Mercedes-Benz Technical Companion
Mercedes-Benz Technical Companion
Wholesale Case Quantity: 10
BSIN: GMCC
ISBN: 0-8376-1033-8 (ISBN-10)
ISBN: 978-0-8376-1033-7 (ISBN-13)