FAQs—Mercedes Benz 350SL
I have read that engine overheating can cause damage to my engine. How do I prevent it from happening?
Engine damage due to engine overheating can be quite costly to repair, and sometimes the damage is irreparable. To prevent that from happening to your Mercedes Benz 350SL, always ensure that your engine has the right amount of engine oil. Engine oil not only lubricates the engine parts, but it also keeps them from heating up too much. Another thing you can do is to properly maintain your cooling system. You can do this by keeping the right amount of coolant and by not neglecting to replace it periodically. The other cooling system components like the radiator, radiator hose, coolant reservoir, cooling fan, etc., should also be checked for any signs of wear or damage regularly.
How do I avoid my check engine indicator from lighting up?
The check engine indicator lights up when there's a problem with the fuel or exhaust system. Sometimes, the problem can be just caused by a missing, loose, or damaged fuel cap. There are also times that damaged oxygen sensors, mass airflow sensors, or catalytic converters are the ones causing the problem. The check engine indicator can also light up if the air filters and fuel filters are already too dirty and need to be replaced. For you to avoid your check engine indicator from lighting up, make sure that the engine, fuel, and exhaust systems and their components are checked regularly and maintained properly.
Why am I having trouble shifting gears?
The most common reason to hard shifting is a dirty or faulty clutch. This problem may be fixed easily by spraying the clutch with water if it is just dirty or have the clutch replaced if it is already faulty. However, it can also be caused by a bigger problem, like a transmission problem. A slipping transmission may be the one causing your vehicle's hard shifting issue. Your transmission band may be broken or worn out. If you don't replace it as soon as possible, it can damage the entire transmission system and also the engine, so replacing it quickly is recommended. Hard shifting may also be caused by a low transmission fluid level. This can be fixed easily as you only need to top up until it reaches the right fluid level. If the transmission fluid is already dirty, flush the old one out and replace it with fresh and clean transmission fluid.
Why is there too much vibration coming from my car's driveshaft?
Too much vibrations coming from the driveshaft can be caused by an imbalanced or misaligned driveshaft. If the driveshaft is imbalanced or misaligned, the distribution of weight in the car is uneven, causing the abnormal vibrations. The driveshaft may also be broken or bent, which can also cause too much vibrations. Since there's a number of causes, bringing your car to your local mechanic would be best so that he or she can pinpoint the cause and then fix the issue altogether.