SLK350 AMG Sport
Lets see where we stand. This is for the 350 only (we could doone for the 55 but I don't think anyone haas had oil probelms with it) adn after break-in.
Next thing to note would be the date the car was made. The engine could be made at any time but maybe these oil burning 350s were all made from the same batch of (bad) engines.
I think several people are finding that their cars are burning quite a bit of oil during the break in period and well before the 13000 mile oil change and are having to add some oil.using this name - 4/25/2005 2:32 PM
I thought we were not to touch the oil?
**shrug** ...but I could very well be misunderstanding.....
1300 miles and no oil (although it it really hard to tell on that dipstick!).
I don't remember the build date but the car came in mid November so I guess it was built around end of Sept/start-mid Oct.
That is recommened by all car mfgrs that I know of. They say something like, "Do not travel at the same speed for long periods of time"dsb - 4/26/2005 9:00 AM
Maybe its not a batch of bad engines, but rather how aggressive someone drives. I took it fairly easy up to 700miles, than my foot became heavier and heavier. However, even from the start, I varied the rpm's. For example, if I was cruising down the highway, I would place it in 4th occasionally just to have the revs up around 4k. Many people recommend various rpm's during breakin, as do I.