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Date registered: Mar 2013
Vehicle: 2008 ML320CDI 4Matic, 161K miles; 1983 380SL (die Rostlaube), 238K miles
Location: Fairmont, Minnesota, USA
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New diesel owner...what do I need to know?
This evening, hopefully, I take delivery of a 2008 ML320CDI diesel. This is my first diesel-powered vehicle. What do I need to know after a lifetime of gasoline?
The one big concern I have is living in Minnesota, and having to park outside during the day (and occasionally overnight) at the office. Assuming I buy diesel here in Minnesota, do I need to do anything to it? I've seen recommendations to add Power Service Winter Formula to every tank and carry a bottle of Diesel 9*1*1 with me just in case. Of course, Mercedes recommends against any fuel additives...but I really want the truck to start after sitting out overnight in -30 F weather.
And yes, I know maintenance has to be religiously done, as with any Mercedes. That doesn't bother me; I do my own anyway.