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Belgian motorist Marc Ghys achieved the record distance with Liqui Moly

October 10,2017


Marc Ghys from Wiekevorst has managed a million kilometers in his Mercedes-Benz W210 E270 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 and travels a lot in his line of work. On average, he drives over 60,000 kilometers a year. His previous car was also a Mercedes-Benz 190E and managed to clock around 750,000 kilometers his trusty German sedan. After retiring the 190E, he set out to break a new record of a million kilometers with his next car.

That next car was a 2000 Mercedes-Benz E 270 CDI model. So that the motor would last so long, Marc Ghys used Liqui Moly products 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 only uses Liqui Moly oil for every oil change and in every second oil change, the oil circuit was cleaned with Liqui Moly Engine Flush Plus and Liqui Moly Cera Tec was also added as wear protection. This combination ensured a clean motor and extra protection for a long service life. That was why Ghys claims that the motor kept going for over 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.

As the million milestone was reached, its six digit odometer gave up and got stuck at 999,999 km. Evidently, Mercedes-Benz engineers had not expected its cars to accumulate such a high mileage. One million kilometers corresponds to the distance from the earth to the moon and back, plus five laps around the earth thereafter.

After reaching the million mark, Ghys bought a new Mercedes-Benz E220d which is also getting the same lubricants and treatments from Liqui Moly right from the start.

Founded in 1957, Liqui Moly develops and produces all its products exclusively in Germany. It is Germany’s undisputed market leader for additives and is repeatedly voted the best oil brand servicing over 120 countries worldwide.

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