Belgium has a new millionaire when it comes to distance traveled in a single car. Marc Ghys from Wiekevorst has managed a million kilometers (621,371.2 miles) 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,” said Ghys.
Ghys is the owner and manager of Metro Impex Belgium and travels a lot with work. On average, he covers 60,000 kilometers (37,282 miles) a year. His previous car was also a Mercedes. He managed 750,000 kilometers (466,028 miles) with the 190E. He says 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. Ghys says he used LIQUI MOLY right from the start to help the motor last so long. “I have known the LIQUI MOLY products for a long time and appreciate their quality and performance,” said Ghys.
Ghys says 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.
Upon reaching 1 million km, the car was still on its first motor. Only five injectors and a few glow plugs had been replaced over the years. The biggest problem, Ghys said, was that the six-figure odometer got stuck at 999,999 km, unable to turn to 1 million.
One million kilometers corresponds to the distance from the earth to the moon and back – plus five laps of the earth thereafter.