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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-16-2008, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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Hey everyone! I am a young girl and I dont know much about cars! ha. I purchased a 2006 C230 about a month ago and I got the oil changed at a local Jiffy Lube. It says that I am 350 days exceeded on Service B. Then yesterday the service engine light came on. Does anyone know if it came on because of the timer not being reset when I got the oil changed? I just went outside and reset it and now it says 13000 from service A. What is service A? If anyone has any answers, please let me know!

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Please, please, please don't take your car to a Jiffy Lube. The bulk changers may do a fine job for many cars, but a MRZ requires synthetic oil (which I hope you had put in), and a particular oil filter that most bulk changers do not have. They may use something besides the factory recommended fleece filter. Your car is new enough to still be under factory warranty, but evidence of not having followed factory oil change recommendations may void that warranty. If you are blessed to have used a Jiffy Lube that does lots of high-end cars (which I doubt exists), you may be all right. It's not so simple as driving up and having the oil changed.
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Hi thanks for your help. I took it by and they had me go buy some sort of special filter and it was synthetic oil I used. I dont think it was a jiffy Lube, but some place similar! Im still concerned why the check engine light is on?
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The check engine light is almost certainly not related to the oil change.

It's another problem which should be analyzed by a qualified Mercedes mechanic.

Understand that "general" mechanics cannot work on Mercedes ... well they can, but you'll be sorry.

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Hi, Lexi. Welcome to the forum, please click the User CP link and complete your user profile re: vehicle and location as that information is useful.

Your car is a W203 and there is a specific forum for it on BenzWorld: W203 C-Class - - Mercedes Benz Discussion Forum

You're more likely to get meaningful help for things particular to your car if you post there instead of this general forum.

That said, I'll agree with the others, don't go to a quicky lube place (not only is there a special filter needed, but also SPECIAL synthetic oil, not just any synthetic). Many dealers offer oil change specials, but these cars are not Fords and you can't just change the oil sometimes and then ignore them. If you don't do some of these things yourself (Services A, B and C as appropriate to your car, they come up every 10,000 miles or so) you will quickly go broke unless you only drive 10K a year or less.

Your check engine light could be for any one of a hundred reasons, perhaps more. If you run regular gas, for example, that can trigger misfire codes, there are sensors everywhere on the car, when one goes out of range enough (or long enough) you get the check engine light. You can go to autozone and they'll read the codes for you, don't take their diagnosis, post them in the 203 forum or look at the list in the W210 forum Sticky. That will give you some guidance as you find a place to take it. If you have any DIY tendencies there are lots of folks who will give you pointers, etc.

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