We’ve just carried out a Mercedes Benz Service. It was the 2006 W203 C200 Kompressor. Here’s a brief recap of how the service was carried out.
W203 C200 Kompressor
You’ve probably heard people say old is gold. When it comes to the W203 C200, old is probably diamonds! This particular C200 Kompressor is fitted with a 1.8L supercharged petrol engine that revs to 5,500rpm! To top it off, it comes with a manual 6-speed gearbox that’s pretty smooth.
It’s difficult to truly explain how satisfying it is when you put your foot down. The revs build up as quick as you’d expect to propel the W203 forward. The C200’s hydraulically actuated steering feels well-weighted and the car is always poised to change direction at will. The low driving position, luxury-sport interiors only adds to the appeal of this beautiful car.
I’ve written before and I’ll write it again – Mercedes is really good at keeping with the times and designing their cars. And for me, I’ve only learnt to appreciate this later on. Unlike the likes of BMW, they’ve written a different design language for each generation of Mercedes-Benz.
Mercedes Benz Service – W203 C200 Kompressor
On arriving at the Cartisan Preferred Workshop, I parked the car in the service bay and the work began. The Mechanics placed the arms of the lift underneath the car and loosened the wheel lug nuts.
I popped the bonnet open and the service was underway.
The Mechanic used the lift to raise the car up. He removed the engine shield from underneath the W203 and unscrewed the engine oil drain nut in order to drain the oil. Once the oil was completely drained out, the Mechanic lowered the car down to the ground.
Filter Replacements & Part Numbers
From the engine bay, the Mechanic removed the air filter which is located on top of the engine block. The air filter is conical in shape. The Mechanic installed a brand new air filter from Hengst into the air filter housing. Part no: E472L.
The Mechanic then removed the engine oil filter located behind the engine block. The oil filter is made of paper and cylindrical in shape. The Mechanic installed a brand new oil filter from Hengst into the oil filter housing and placed the oil filter cover and screwed it shut. Oil Filter Part No: E38H D106.
The last filter that the Mechanic replaced was the AC Filter which is located inside the engine bay. The mechanic installed a brand new filter from Hengst. Part No: E970LC
The Mechanic then set about removing each of the wheels of the C200. He opened the brake calipers and removed the brake pads. the Mechanic cleaned the brake pads using emery or sandpaper and placed them back inside the calipers. He mounted the wheels back to the Mercedes and lowered the car down to the ground.
Finally, the Mechanic poured approximately 5.5 liters of Mitasu 5W-40 SN fully synthetic engine oil. Mitasu is a Japanese oil manufacturer and the oil that we’ve used agrees to the quality grade specified by Mercedes-Benz i.e MB-Approval 229.51.
I cranked the engine and took the car out for a test drive and confirmed that the Cartisan Mechanics carried out the work successfully!
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Also published on Medium.