And you double the wear of the motor with MORE frequent oil changes...The original interval was supposed to be 20K, MBUSA pushed to keep it at 10K due to lost profits at the dealership level.I replace the oil/filter every 5000 miles.
Slow down there, mileage has NOTHING to do with brake fluid performance! Brake fluid is hygroscopic, it absorbs moisture from the air. Brake fluid life is a function of asbsorbed water over time. The DOT4+ and other MB approved DOT4X fluids all have a very high tolerance for moisture.Brake fluid...every 20K
WTF?coolant flushes every 20000 miles.
Transmission fluid depends, take a sample, most that I have seen are due at 20K (7-speed) and are lucky to get to 30K without needing a flush and filter change.Transmission fluid at 40000
How many start cycles are on your car?I don't buy FSS crap. I know how I drive. I know what my car goes through in DC's stop and go traffic and I have it serviced to MY standards for MY peace of mind.
Information confirming this ...And you double the wear of the motor with MORE frequent oil changes...
And this has WHAT do to with a 2011 era aka modern engine running a COMPLETELY different oil type?I have done this regimen on my W124's, W140's, R129's, as well as many BMW's, P-cars, Allantes, Ferraris, Maseratis, RR/B's, etc.. I had a 1988 Silver Spur that I drove daily for 5 years from 30k miles to 170k miles and I did the exact same regimen that I listed above.
All the more reason to stop wasting engine oil and sacrificing the engines durability for no reason.Regardless, I stand by my maintenance schedule. Always have and always will. I did this same thing with the 2008 ML320CDI that preceded the GL450 and I put 50k miles on that ML320CDI in a year.
I drive 50-60k miles/year; 70% city driving.