Date registered: Oct 2004
Vehicle: 85 300SD, 95 E320
Location: Toronto, Canada
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RE: oil change???
IMO, the suggested 3 month/3,000 miles/5,000 km oil change is NOT required - it's great marketing by the petroleum industry.
You're wasting money, causing unnecessary damage to the environment, making more demand for oil which increases the cost, and our greater reliance for fossil fuels/products.
Keep in mind that over the past 20+ years:
- fuels (gas and deisel) are cleaner;
- engines are more efficient;
- motor oils (dino and synthetic) have improved with added detergents, etc.
My MB owner's manual(for 1995 w124) indicates oil change to be done every 7,500 miles/12,000 km under normal conditions with regular motor oil.
1985 300SD Turbo Diesel - 299,xxx km (1/2015)
1995 E320 - 301,xxx km (1/2015)