FAQs—Mercedes Benz 250SE
I ordered a new set of floor mats for my Mercedes Benz 250SE, and I'm expecting the mats this weekend. I'm planning to do the ‘installation', but I have very little experience in automotive work. I know the process should be as simple as placing them on the floor and leaving them on, but I'd like to know if there are things I need to remember to ensure that the mats will stay properly in place. What's the best way to secure them?
Depending on the type of floor mats that you purchased, there are different ways to attach them. Some mats come with Velcro discs that are designed for attaching to the floor. Others are equipped with screws that you will need to drill into the floor in order to securely attach and anchor the mats. Some car owners prefer not to attach the mats, especially if the mats are heavy and have little likelihood of moving once in place because of their heavy weight. However, as much as possible, you must securely fasten the mats to the floor because they might pose serious danger when they move around while you drive.
I didn't notice that one of the windows in my vehicle was partially open when I parked my car at the grocery store. There was a light drizzle at the time, and by the time I got back my leather seats had a few droplets of water that turned into water stains when they dried out. What's the best way to remove these stains and get a ‘like-new' look in my ride?
While water stain may be the easiest kind of stain to deal with in a leather material, it can still be a pain to handle. You can try dampening the outer edge of the stain (the most visible line around where the water pooled) with a moist cloth, followed by wiping with a dry microfiber cloth in order to remove the excess water. Let the dampened spot dry properly or apply leather conditioner for a more effective stain removal and restoration before drying. If the stain is tougher and more difficult to remove, use leather dye. Otherwise, bring it to a professional who can handle the job.
I'm replacing the fuel pump in my Mercedes Benz 250SE. My question is this: can I still use the old fuel in my tank that I have removed when I took the pump off for replacement?
Yes, you can still refill the fuel bank into the tank once you have finished mounting the new fuel pump in place. However, just remember that you need to carefully strain the said fuel (even double strain, if you can) to ensure that it will be free from any contaminant that might be reintroduced into the fuel system and cause another set of problems or even damage the new pump. Make it a point to check that the fuel system is thoroughly cleaned and free of unwanted particles to avoid car troubles anytime soon.