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malteser

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Hello mercedes enthusiasts. I have had my w210 300 turbo D for a year and a half now, and put into it 25000 miles of my own. I only had trouble once when an oilcooler pipe leaked all the transmission oil and left me stranded, but bar that, it has always served me loyally. I'm slightly concerned with the battery. And the reason that I mention it is that I'm down to not more than two glowplugs being operational in the engine. It is still starting in the morning, but it takes that little bit extra cranking to get the engine going. Luckily the weather is in my favour. I know, you might be saying, what on earth is keeping you from tending to this problem then? The reason why I'm postponing the job is that I'm a university finalist student, and cant afford to wast time on the car at the moment and I know that if things go wrong with the glow plugs it may well be a major thing. So I was wondering if I should check the battery's health for the time being. The problem is that I know its somewhere at the back seat, but I don't know how to access it. Can anybody shed any light? My rear seats, are the kind which have elevating bottoms, like baby seats. I just need it to take me through the next few weeks, before I give it the TLC that it badly needs. Thanks everybody for your help.
 

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There is nothing much that you can do to a battery, you can measure the voltage before you start the car in the morning, if is over 12 volt then it should be fine, it is under the rear seat squab
 

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