Diesel Oil Change: how long before oil looks dirty? - Page 2 - Mercedes-Benz Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-01-2008, 12:19 AM
BenzWorld Elite
 
Date registered: Sep 2006
Location: Nor'east + So'wes Callahan Divide, Texas
Posts: 1,920
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The best way to deal with diesel sludge is through proper maintenance.
It is oil, isn't it?

I'm just a singer in my own mind.
BenzToy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-01-2008, 08:44 AM
BenzWorld Elite
 
Date registered: May 2005
Vehicle: '07 GL320CDI
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 5,070
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Sludge isn't much of a problem using synthetic oils.

Know that the Castrol ads are solely to (probably falsely) assure those still too cheap to use synthetics.

Kent Christensen
Albuquerque
'07 GL320CDI
lkchris is offline  
post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-01-2008, 11:07 AM
BenzWorld Elite
 
Kajtek1's Avatar
 
Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
Posts: 31,751
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Quoted: 1119 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diesel Benz View Post
I don't want to have the last word on this issue but one clarification: new MB engines are designed for siphoning, the oil dipstick tube goes to the lowest part of the pan, if you do it properly, you don't get any oil from the plug.

You did not seem to claim that the sludge does not come out this way, this is a common argument. However if one does have that with modern oils and modern engines, then there are some real issues, other than just getting that out of the engine. (no more comments on this topic from me for this thread).

I did some tests and siphoning seems to drain more than pulling the plug on most cars. Some members tilts their cars for oil change to get more oil out, but the stuff in the oil cooler and in the valve alley still stays. In the mentioned Perkins engine I didn't want to mess with beaten up plug and siphoned the oil out using the small tubing. After few hours of use the oil still stays clear, what is the first such occurrence in tens of diesels I used to own. My conclusion is, that Perkins design is not leaving any oil pockets in the engine, like the other brands do. Than it was proved millions times, that as long as you replace 90% of engine fluids, that is sufficient.
What is sludge? Remember seeing some nasty stuff in engines, but that was 25 years ago
Kajtek1 is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > General Mercedes-Benz

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











  • Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
     
    Thread Tools
    Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
    Email this Page Email this Page
    Display Modes
    Linear Mode Linear Mode



    Similar Threads
    Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
    Oil Change for 99 300 Diesel yumling W210 E-Class 7 03-28-2008 09:37 PM
    What a experience oil change------long sstomcat W163 M-Class 17 10-08-2006 07:46 PM
    how to change oil in a diesel andrew_falky W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class 10 08-03-2005 05:52 PM
    Does 100% synthetic oil look the same as dino oil after, say, 5000 miles? (long) SWH, Suffolk, VA R170 SLK-Class 2 04-08-2001 06:05 AM

    Posting Rules  
    You may post new threads
    You may post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are On
    Pingbacks are On
    Refbacks are On

     

    Title goes here

    close
    video goes here
    description goes here. Read Full Story
    For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome