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Hello first time here.. Some questions..

I have a CLK 430 Convertible and have about 8000 miles. My dealer said to wait for the warning signal from the dash to know when I should bring it in for service.

I think 8000 is a lot since I had to bring my old saab in every 5000 miles. Is my computer broke and should I bring it in already ?

Also, my left foglight bulb is dead. How to replace ?

Thank you all ! [:X][:X][:p]
 

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Welcome ! some answers..

Hello first time here.. Some questions..

I have a CLK 430 Convertible and have about 8000 miles. My dealer said to wait for the warning signal from the dash to know when I should bring it in for service.
I think 8000 is a lot since I had to bring my old saab in every 5000 miles. Is my computer broke and should I bring it in already ?
Yes just wait for it. Our cars use synthetic oil and service is regularly done every 10k miles

Also, my left foglight bulb is dead. How to replace ?
You would have to lift the car up. Take out the splash guard. You would then have easy access to the rear of the foglights to replace the bulbs.
 

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If your car has only 8000 miles, the dealer typically replaces burned bulbs w/in 1-year of...

If your car has only 8000 miles, the dealer typically replaces burned bulbs w/in 1-year of purchase...sometimes other dealers don't care.
 

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Hi,I'm new to this forum too, however I cruise the mercedeshop.com and mbworld.org for...

Hi,

I'm new to this forum too, however I cruise the mercedeshop.com and mbworld.org forums all the time. Check those out and search for "oil change". There are some great debates on oil quality and oil change frequency vs. longevity....

Tell you how I look at it all...if you are the type of person who typically keeps a car 3-4yrs and would be selling the CLK around the time warranty coverage expires, then go with FSS. If you're like me and take your time choosing a car and keep it until it starts giving you trouble, then exceed FSS specs.
There is no evidence that FSS works longterm and some evidence that it is failing to detect low performing dino oil. Hence DC switched to synthetic use in late 2000.

In my mind, changing the oil every 4k miles and incurring that cost is a small price to pay for clean oil and all the benefits thereof.

JMO, Ed
 

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Just stay with the factory recommendation

I thought the same thing, too. But I have learned not to question it.

Frank, is right there are special break-in additives etc.

Don't worry, just enjoy it!
 
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