Originally Posted by acarter53
I called the parts department at my local Benz dealer and requested all parts that I would need for the B service. Along with all of the normal filters etc, the guy gives me a can of BG 44k and another can of BG MOA. The ownerâ€™s manual says (No engine additives). What is the deal?
That's because there is a difference in opinion between the folks in Stuttgart and the local Stealerships.
Stuttgart says Transmission is sealed and NEVER needs an Oil Change.
Local reality is you need to change it every 2-3 years.
Stuttgart says not to add engine additives.
Local reality is after market manufacturers make some great additives that benefit our $$ wallet, engine performance, physical appearance.
Stuttgart says not to add Fuel Additives
Local Reality is Fuel is contaminated with dirt, debris, water and condensation.
There sure is a lot of stuff that comes from that office building in Stuttgart
YOU personally have to decide where to break ranks.
When I lived in Germany you would see countless Germans adding stuff to the engine oil, fuel, after market wheels, polishes, interiors etc.
All without the benefit of Stuttgarts Endorsement
I will continue to use my Sea Foam, Techron etc every few months.
I will continue to use Mobil 1/Amsoil AND my Lucas products
Your local dealer was trying to push a product on you because it makes them a huge profit. You can get the same stuff at Pep Boys/Autozone much cheaper.