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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-12-2013, 10:15 AM
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For 30$ to keep hands clean, priceless.
I've been tempted with those cheap oil changes as well. Did one on my Ford Truck when the dealer send me a coupon.
But taking the Mercedes to oil change place takes much longer than 15 minutes I spend with my MityVac and I don't have to worry is the filter was placed correctly, filter cap has stripped thread, or something "got broken" under the hood in the process.
I regret the coupon deal at Ford as well. The 6l diesel is very touchy about good quality oil and only after the fact, when I ask the technician told me they used 50/50 blend.
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The lubro-moly/liqui-moly 5W40 is on the list of approved oils.


Oldtimer, it doesn't sound like it was just an oil change since the bill notes chassis inspection and preventative maintenance. It sounds more like a basic A service, which at most dealers is around $200.

My GF doesn't drive her car too much more than you, and though she's due for a service, (B in her case) I'll be doing it for her. But the oil change will definitely happen because as Kajtek1 notes, there is a time issue with oil, not just mileage. Moreover, if you're accumulating that small a mileage with mostly shorter trips, that's severe service, so the oil isn't going to last as long anyway.

Good luck.
$200 seems like a lot to change your oil.
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$200 seems like a lot to change your oil.
Do you plan on starting to do your own services? Lots of DIY info on these forums.

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