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StarTuned March 2019

StarTuned March 2019

In this issue: TPMS, No-Crank?, ISPPI, Wheel Bearings & Seals, CCC: Timely, Convenient & Top-Quality

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Independent Service Provider Parts Information – ISPPI

Independent Service Provider Parts Information – ISPPI

The new Daimler AG EPCnet system, ISPPI, contains the exact same parts information available to Mercedes-Benz dealers worldwide.

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Late-Model Mercedes-Benz Cars Are Hybrids of Different Steels and Aluminum

Late-Model Mercedes-Benz Cars Are Hybrids of Different Steels and Aluminum

Steel’s century of dominance in motor vehicles is now joined by aluminum’s surging use to save energy.

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Loaded: Wheel Bearings & Seals

Loaded: Wheel Bearings & Seals

You may think of them as ho-hum mechanical parts, but they still need attention, especially with wheel speed sensors.

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No-Crank?

No-Crank?

Battery, grounds, security, or…?

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A New Look at TPMS Service

A New Look at TPMS Service

Over a decade in, what you now need to know for tire work.

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StarTuned December 2018

StarTuned December 2018

In this issue Modern Mercedes-Benz A/C Compressors Some have clutches, some don’t. Some are the scroll type, some aren’t. How do you know if they’re doing what they’re supposed to do? Antifreeze: The Chemistry Behind the Genuine Article Mercedes-Benz chemical engineers and metallurgists have worked out the fine points of this, and would not be […]

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Collision: Precision Frame Straightening

Collision: Precision Frame Straightening

Tape measures and levels are ancient history. Today, you need the right equipment and procedures to put things back where they need to be EXACTLY.

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Glass, but not Windshields

Glass, but not Windshields

The secrets of perfect installation of movable glass.

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Water Watch

Water Watch

Should I be adding regular tap water to my antifreeze, or is there a better choice?

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