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Mercedes Benz oil change

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Mercedes Benz oil change

Hey guys, so when I got my car it had 72895KM on it and the dealership did a free oil change for me. The mechanic recommended me to change the oil every 10,000KM. On my previous car, Toyota RAV4, I've changed my oil every 6,000KM to keep it clean. Should I be doing oil changes at 10K KM or less than that? FYI it's a 2013 C300. And at 82900KM what else should I be checking/doing?
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10,000km oil change interval is a good call.

Did the dealer tell you what fluids were changed based on the car's past maintenance history ? If not, you should consider doing the coolant, brake fluid, spark plugs change, tranny fluid, in cabin filter, intake air filter, battery
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booblehead wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 8:33 am
10,000km oil change interval is a good call.

Did the dealer tell you what fluids were changed based on the car's past maintenance history ? If not, you should consider doing the coolant, brake fluid, spark plugs change, tranny fluid, in cabin filter, intake air filter, battery
Great thanks for your advice my friend! I will be taking it to my trusted mechanic who works on German cars as well.
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Most important, what does the manual say?
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vkizzle wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 8:42 am
Most important, what does the manual say?
Does anyone read the manual? lol j/k I think I should read that as well, thanks good to know!
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kabyLake wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 8:47 am
Does anyone read the manual? lol j/k I think I should read that as well, thanks good to know!
I personally do, as my vehicles are fairly new and the stealerships keep on insisting I come in at 8K or every 6 months (two different vehicles and brand).
As long as I follow the recommendations from the manual; I'm good for any warranty related work.
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kabyLake wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 8:47 am
Does anyone read the manual? lol j/k I think I should read that as well, thanks good to know!
With a MB it is good to read service manual. I think the w204 is every 1 year or 15,000 KM. Best to go through the service manual and find out if all maintenance is up to date.
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AlAlonzo32 wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 9:37 am
With a MB it is good to read service manual. I think the w204 is every 1 year or 15,000 KM. Best to go through the service manual and find out if all maintenance is up to date.
It is.
Also, there is more oil in your Mercedes than most other cars. 6.5 liters if I recall correctly, as well the filter is much larger.
Is it solipsistic here? Or is it just me?
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ya just check the manual and see. My mini is at 10k right now and havent change the oil yet. The computer says to go in at 15k.
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kabyLake wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 8:47 am
Does anyone read the manual? lol j/k I think I should read that as well, thanks good to know!
If you you actually do read the manual, I guarantee you’ll discover at least 3/4 things you didn’t know about various features and/or settings. You paid for the whole thing so might as well learn to use as much of it as you can for full enjoyment/comfort.
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AlAlonzo32 wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 9:37 am
With a MB it is good to read service manual. I think the w204 is every 1 year or 15,000 KM. Best to go through the service manual and find out if all maintenance is up to date.
Thats how often i do it, although my X204 2010 manual says every 20,000 (US manual is 10,000 miles) so i just chose the more conservative US recommendation.
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Pete_Coach wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 9:47 am
It is.
Also, there is more oil in your Mercedes than most other cars. 6.5 liters if I recall correctly, as well the filter is much larger.
I drain and put in 6.8 to be exact in my 4matic, although the GLK manual states 8L capacity for all models. However, since the driveshaft goes through the oil sump in the 4matic models, as in the pic, you would expect them to have lower capacity than the RWD types.



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In my experience with a newer Mercedes, the user manual doesn't have these service intervals information (yes, I read it, and I checked). The specific intervals are in a separate service manual that was never included.

Mercedes revised some of their intervals with the latest generation of models. When I went to get a brake job done at a mechanic with 20+ years experience working on Mercedes, he gave me one interval for the Dual Clutch transmission fluid change (60,000km, which was typical for prior models and Automatic transmissions - not DCT). After that, when I went to the dealership to do my final prepaid Service B, I asked them about when it's due, and they had a heck of a time looking for it making sure they're reading the right numers, but finally told me it's actually recommended for 120,000km.

So when I got home I searched online and found a PDF of the official Mercedes Service Manual for 2014 model year cars and was able to confirm 120,000km.
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nataliya64605 wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 2:47 pm
I drain and put in 6.8 to be exact in my 4matic, although the GLK manual states 8L capacity for all models. However, since the driveshaft goes through the oil sump in the 4matic models, as in the pic, you would expect them to have lower capacity than the RWD types.
I believe the OP has a Class, a 2013 C300. Quite different than your GLK.
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Pete_Coach wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 3:35 pm
I believe the OP has a Class, a 2013 C300. Quite different than your GLK.

The x204(glk class) and the w204(2013 c300) share the same platform

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