hello everyone i just purchased a clk320 cabriolet and it has problems since
i got it. the car is acting strange. it makes strange noises and does not
work like it did in the first week. i don't know what happened to it. the
car jerks sometimes and emits weird odors from the exhaust. i put my nose to
it and took a good whiff of the exhaust while my friend pushed the gas pedal
and its not good smelling. i have been taking care of this car like my own
baby i don't know what is going on with it. i fill it up with the local
"garo gas" 84 octaine here in pasadena on washington boulevard which my
friend says is the best gas. it is much much cheaper than acro or chevron
gas so I agree it is much better. i treat this car better than anything else
in my life, what is wrong with it?? please someone can you tell me what is
I have a 2000 CLK320 cabriolet.
On page 310 of the operator's manual, it says that the required minimum
octane is 91. Perhaps yours ran well the first week because it still had the
proper fuel in it.
"it is much much cheaper than acro or chevron
gas so I agree it is much better"
Ah ha! Much cheaper is NOT better. Would you feed your "baby" the
cheapest formula you could find from some guy on the street corner?
C'mon, it's a Mercedes Benz for cryin' out loud! And you guys whine
about Mercedes quality...???
If you can't afford the recommended fuel, oil, gas, tires, maintenance,
whatever... buy a Toyota. Good grief!
Dale (not Camille)
'96 S500 Coupe
well my friend told me this is the best gas, and i trust him. he is asian
and has a rice mobile (as they call it) so he is very good with cars. his
car is very fast and has the v-tech. he told me to trouble shoot my car by
keeping it in second gear for a longer time until the tackometer pointer
points to the end of the red area and keep it there for 10 minutes, and see
if the problem goes away. well it didnt go away so i need help!! thanks you.
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