BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Oct 2005
Vehicle: W163 ML320, W220 S500, R230 SL600TT, R170 SLK230, W140 S500, More
Location: America the Beautiful
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I recently bought a X164 GL450 from a small car dealer who said all vehicles were "all serviced up". The car had a little sticker at the top of the windshield indicating 2500 miles left before the next oil change... but it indicated the license plate that was a vanity plate belonging to the previous owner. So, I decided to change the oil. My surprise when I took out the oil filter and it said on it, Made In Korea. The oil was black and nasty, too. On to all the air filters, which were very dirty, probably had been in there for 15,000 miles, maybe more! So I replaced all the air filters in the car, and did spark plugs as well, which were the original ones that came with the car. This dealer had left on their advertising license plate frames, which I took off and tossed in the garbage. The guy also claimed he had put "new" tires on the car because the old tires were cracking rubber. A close look at the tires showed that's been on the car about three years. Never believe a word any car dealer tells you! And Yes I use MANN Fleece filters. Made in Germany!!