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Mercedes Benz oil change

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nataliya64605 wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 7:37 pm
The x204(glk class) and the w204(2013 c300) share the same platform
Depends on engine type.
Is it solipsistic here? Or is it just me?
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What's with the down votes?

I am the only one in the household that reads instructions manual before using the devices. :)
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The only time I read the manual is tonget the torque specs.
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kenchau wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 2:55 pm
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.
Ya the change was made with the 7G+ transmission, 120k change interval, the 7G transmission was 60k. I believe the 2013 c300 comes with the newer 7G+
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iddqd85 wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 10:18 pm
M276 3.5l

Oh that's right, that's the year they made the switch.

I just remeber the earlier w204 c class and the glk manuals shared the oil filing capacity error, should have been 7L for the 4matics instead of 8. I was just browsing the 2013 c class manual and they they do have the 4matic as 7 litre, although they don't have any filling capacity for the c350 models.
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I change my oil every 5000 km, and refill at 2500 km on my W204.
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nataliya64605 wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 11:31 pm
Oh that's right, that's the year they made the switch.

I just remeber the earlier w204 c class and the glk manuals shared the oil filing capacity error, should have been 7L for the 4matics instead of 8. I was just browsing the 2013 c class manual and they they do have the 4matic as 7 litre, although they don't have any filling capacity for the c350 models.
2013 and 2014 c300 and c350 have identical powertrain so filling capacity is the same.
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patrickkc wrote:
Nov 11th, 2017 1:06 am
I change my oil every 5000 km, and refill at 2500 km on my W204.
Gotta keep that v8 lubricated!
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nataliya64605 wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 11:31 pm
Oh that's right, that's the year they made the switch.

I just remeber the earlier w204 c class and the glk manuals shared the oil filing capacity error, should have been 7L for the 4matics instead of 8. I was just browsing the 2013 c class manual and they they do have the 4matic as 7 litre, although they don't have any filling capacity for the c350 models.
http://oil-change.info/mercedes-benz-c- ... -capacity/
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Nice link, I was just cross referring some other vehicle, this site actually has the correct 2010 Glk 4matic fulling capacity, 7 litres, were as the manual lists the 8 capacity I was talking about.

I wouldnt trust the change interval recommendations on the site though, the Mazda 3 2010 2.0 says 20,000, supposed to be 8k.
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If you have the 3.5L V6 with 302HP it's 20,000 kms OCI. You can tell by looking at the engine bay. If you have the M276 engine, it will have only 1 air filter box on the passenger side of the engine. This engine will be 20k OCI. If you have two filters one on each side of the engine, its the older engine thats not DI. The OCI for that is 15,000 kms.

You can't use any oil for these engines and expect it to last the recommended intervals. You need to use oil with MB spec as it's low ash. You also need a long life filter (hard to find an aftermarket equivalent) or the OEM dealer filter.

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