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I picked up a bottle of the MB branded Lubrizol to attempt to dampen the squeeky steering wheel noise described in a TSB.

In the Lubrizol additive there appears to be a small amount of substance that I can only describe as "salts". They are about the size of sea salt grains. Is this normal?

I purchased the bottle from the dealer, new and unopened. Of course, the dealer could not confirm if this was normal.
 

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From the few times I have used LUbrisol there were no "salts" - is there a date code on the bottle of any kind ?

Dealers rrely service W210's any more, and Lubrisol is not a common fluid/item anymore.

I would take back tp parts for refund or fresh bottle - there should be no solid contaminants, ever.

Shake and see if they "sissolve" but you will have to wait to see if they merely get suspended and later settle - again, no solid contaminants..
 

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Looks like the date code would be Oct 2003? It isnt identified as a date code, but in that format and printed on the cap as "101803"

I cannot get them to dissolve with a vigorous shaking, so I will assume this is a bad lubricant. I will post pictures so others can compare if they come across the same thing.
 

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Sorry for the low photo quality, but I think you can still see the crystallized substance on the bottom
 

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I went to the dealership this morning to pick up a different bottle of Lubrizol and guess what? Same thing. This is a completely different dealership in a different state. He verified that all of their bottles contained the suspension, but could not tell me if that was normal or not. The bottles all had different production dates, which made me belief this may the particles may be ok.

Just FYI...
 

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FYI BMW dealers sell Lubrizoil #6178 too - it's a 50ml bottle, one dose (never to be repeated) is 1/2 bottle - don't ever use the rest in the same car, ever.

The ingredients of 6178 are a Lubrisoil secret - it's mineral oil + some other things.
 

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Yep! Just realized the procedure only calls for .50ml. I have a 1.5ml bottle so i will use a syringe to pull the fluid. That will keep the solids from entering the system.
 
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