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One million kilometers with LIQUI MOLY

Marc Ghys achieved the record distance with his Mercedes

One million kilometers.
Four products for a long engine life
Marc Ghys

July 2017 – Belgium has a new millionaire: Marc Ghys from Wiekevorst has managed a million kilometers in his Mercedes E 270 CDI – thanks to oils and additives by LIQUI MOLY. "My mechanic says that the motor is still in an exceptional condition thanks to LIQUI MOLY," says Marc Ghys.

Marc Ghys is the owner and manager of Metro Impex Belgium nv and travels a lot with work. On average he covers 60,000 kilometers a year. His previous car was also a Mercedes. He managed 750,000 kilometers with the 190E. That awoke the ambition to break the record of a million kilometers with his next car.

That next car was a Mercedes E 270 CDI, 2000 model. So that the motor would last so long, Marc Ghys used LIQUI MOLY right from the start. "I have known the LIQUI MOLY products for a long time and appreciate their quality and performance," says Marc Ghys.

He uses LIQUI MOLY oil for every oil change. And in every second oil change the oil circuit was cleaned with LIQUI MOLY Motorclean and LIQUI MOLY Cera Tec was added as wear protection. This combination ensured a clean motor and the extra protection for a long service life. That's why the motor kept going for a million kilometers.

Not only is it the first motor, it has never been refurbished either. Only five injectors and a few glow plugs have been replaced over the years. More problems than the motor itself were caused by the rubber and plastic parts in the motor compartment, which became brittle and fragile over the years.

And precisely as the million milestone was reached the next problem reared its head. The six-figure odometer gave up the ghost and got stuck at 999,999 km. Evidently the Mercedes engineers had not expected such a high mileage. One million kilometers corresponds to the distance from the earth to the moon and back - plus five laps of the earth thereafter.

Now Marc Ghys has bought a new car: a Mercedes E 220 d. That, too, is getting LIQUI MOLY from the start. After all, this motor is not to have any problems and last for a long time, too.

Peter Szarafinski

Peter Szarafinski
Head of Media Relations International
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