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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-24-2014, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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New Owner of 2013 SLK 250 & Need Advice

Hello All,

I just bought a 2013 MB 250 SLK (1.8 L) with 33 K Miles.

a. I'm a retired FAA Mechanic and have a 2012 & 2013 TDI Jetta's; I try to maintain all my vehicle's to OEM Spec's. .

b. This is my 1st Mercedes-Benz and gearing up to Service it @ the next 40 K Service interval.

c. Can anyone recommend a company that sells all the filters -- (oil, air, etc.) I will need and at a good price.

d. I will need oil too: Engine Oil, Automatic Trans. Oil and Rear Axle Oil for a Limited Slip Rear.

e. I'm looking for a Shop Service Manual as well.

f. I realize I can buy these items at MB but would like to save a few bucks and still buy quality parts.

Thanks in Advance,

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There are plenty of vendors online, is often referred to.

Also check some of our site sponsors who carry a host of items you are looking for.
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There are several good sources. My favorite is Auto Parts at AutohausAZ - OEM Auto Parts - Discount Replacement Parts, Resources and Car Care Tips.

Use Mobil1 0W-40. It is the recommended oil. Stick with genuine Mercedes lubes for the transmission and diff. Especially if the diff is limited slip. You can get the genuine ATF from elsewhere than the dealer. There are some OK substitutes but you are taking chances.

Side story. My last car was a Pontiac G8 GT (Holden Commodore) with an LSD. The diff has carbon clutch plates and requires a very specific lube used only in this car and some Land Rover models. A number of people thought they were going to do better and used their favorite brand of the week with a friction modifier. Got real expensive for them. Don't try to re-engineer the car. You wouldn't put non approved parts in that Lycoming O-360 would you?
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