Can be used to log maintenance on all Mercedes, Pre 1960, 190SL, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 108, 109, 107, 116, 123, 126, 201, and 124 chassis. We are excited here at Mercedessource about our new book release. This is one booklet we believe every Mercedes owner of every model will really appreciate. In fact we know a number of you will want multiple copies. We plan to use the first 30 to 40 around here personally for our own fleet.
How many times have we (and I am talking about myself here) done an oil change on our vehicle, looked at the odometer and said to ourselves, I will write the mileage down later. I know that I have even tried to memorize the mileage, only to discover a couple months down the road that I am asking myself, Was that 82 or 83 thousand miles? It gets even worse with multiple vehicles or when trying to remember major items like a valve adjustment or transmission service.
These challenges along with my own experience as a pilot and aircraft mechanic motivated me to produce this maintenance logbook. I have fond memories of making those log entries every time I worked on an airplane. It always gave me the feeling like the job was really finished. As an added bonus, I could always go back in the logbook and find the exact date and specific details of each service or repair that was ever done on the plane. Out of sheer frustration at my own lack of remembering what I had done and when I had done it on my own Mercedes (and I own about 20 of them) I decided to come up with my own custom logbook.
My goal was to combine some of the features of the factory maintenance booklet with an aircraft logbook, lay it out in a checklist format, and size it so it can easily fit in the glove box. What you see here is the end result. There are boxes to check at each service interval and plenty of extra space to write down other repairs or component replacements. There are 20 two page entries in this booklet. For most owners you will be using one entry every 3000 miles. This will give you enough entries for 60,000 miles. If you choose to use a different service interval, then I recommend you go into each entry and write in your preferred mileage. All service intervals are multiples of 3000 miles. So all you have to do is remember that every 3000 miles you will have one 2-page log entry to fill in. There are boxes to check at each service interval and plenty of extra space to write down other repairs or component replacements. There are 20 two page entries in this booklet along with a maintenance appendix as noted below. Don't forget to complete each page. Remember that properly filling in this logbook will make you money when you go to sell your car.
BONUS APPENDIX: Along with the log entries I have includes service tips at the back of the book. These are not complete instructions on how to perform each job, but they do include the tips and tricks I have learned over the years to make the jobs go a lot smoother with less effort and mess. Here is a list of what is included:
- Oil Change: Diesel models
- Oil Change: Gas models.
- Fuel filter change: Diesel models
- Fuel filter change: Gas Models
- Air filter change
- Coolant / antifreeze change
- Power steering fluid and filter
- Brake fluid flush
- Valve adjustment
- Spark plugs and wires
- Transmission filter and fluid change
- Rear end fluid
- Diesel Purge
Note: Book is 62 pages in length