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PLEASE HELP!!!

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So I have a 2012 C300 and I am 7000 miles over due for my service B. Is this service important? My friend said it was really bad and he said I can ruin my engine, but I think he was just trying to scare me.

-Rania
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You do need to at least change any fluids that are due on this service B based on how many miles are on the car.
You probably have not ruined or harmed anything, but please do not put it off any more.
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One of the fluids is engine oil. I myself look forward to oil changes, the car always drives better after an oil change.
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My always drive better after vacuuming the carpets
There is no real proof how long the oils can last and semitrucks run them for 100,000 miles.
But unless you send the oil to lab - you better change it ASAP
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Hey everyone,

So I have a 2012 C300 and I am 7000 miles over due for my service B. Is this service important? My friend said it was really bad and he said I can ruin my engine, but I think he was just trying to scare me.

-Rania
Why buy a nice car only not to service it?
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I agree with all of the above but more than that, why chance voiding your warranty?
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My always drive better after vacuuming the carpets
There is no real proof how long the oils can last and semitrucks run them for 100,000 miles.
But unless you send the oil to lab - you better change it ASAP
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Semi trucks on average hold over 40 quarts of diesel. Some even more. That is primary reason they can go that many miles on an oil change.
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There is no indication the oil got thick from extended use. Could be just cheap oil.
On Blackstone site you will find lab test on the oil that made 160,000 miles in Nissan.
Shows higher metal contest, but no word about sludge.
Main rule about oils is to not judge them by the looks.
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Semi trucks on average hold over 40 quarts of diesel. Some even more. That is primary reason they can go that many miles on an oil change.

I let you do the math which oil works harder.
40 quarts in engine pulling 40-80,000 lb or 8 quarts in Mercedes pulling 4000 lb.
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