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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-19-2006, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Diesel Benz
Also I think fleece filters are not used on CDI engines, at least in Europe the CDI filter looks like an ordinary paper filter. Still the assyst feels that I can safely drive 28000 km (my experience, can be less but can be more too) before changing oil. I don't see why the built in sensor system would not ask me to change the oil if it was not good enough.

I'd be concerned about too frequent oil change too, as indicated by some posts the engine wear can be highest just after the oil change.

I'm not suggesting anybody to change their habits but myself I've had no problems when following the assyst guidance literally.
There is a procedure to avoid a 'dry' start after an oil change or the a.m. somewhere in the forum archives. It might be something as simple as disconnecting the coil to distributor wire and cranking a few times to get oil pressure up? It would be nice to have a pre oiler like cars of old used to have. Maybe I'll look for a company that makes them.
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Originally Posted by wuzoo
please educate.

What is the difference between a MB filter and a fleece filter? Why is it better?
What is the price difference? Why should i use a fleece filter? do MB stock fleece filters?

My oil is changed every 2.5-3k miles. Oil used is shell double helix fully synth

any input very much welcome

thanks in advance
The fleece filter is made from a synthetic polyester material ,it is a stock MB part and is intended for use in the extended oil change periods used with synthetic oils as paper filters degrade when used this long.
If you are using fully synthetic oil you are wasting your money and the world's resources by changing your oil more often than every 10k mls.
The whole point of using synthetic oils is that they maintain their lubricating qualities for much longer than mineral oils.
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doesn't the fss reset by itself?
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My owners manual tells you how to reset the FSS.

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Resetting fss

1 Turn key to position 2.

2 Within 4 seconds press button 1 twice.

3 The present status for days or distance is displayed. Within 10 seconds turn key in steering lock to position 0.

4 Press and hold button 1, while turning key in steering lock to position 2 again. The present status for days or distance is displayed once more. Continue to hold button 1.

After aprox. 10 seconds a signal sounds, and the display shows 10,000 miles for aprox. 10 seconds.

5 Release button 1.

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