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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Sedan, Wagon
#777 of 1173 Using dino oil in 2001 E430
May 19, 2006 (4:59 pm)
Can I use dino oil in my used E430 with 75K miles? I have no intention of ever going to FSS's 10K mile interval. I just changed the oil for the first time. Last oil change was done at 70K. I put 0W40 Mobil one in for now.
I think MB was using dino oil in these engines with Flex Service that came out in 1998. Once they had issues with dino oil that FSS said to replace at 12-14K miles, they were seeing engine damage and then MB said to switch to synthetic to control the engine damage.
I think going so long between oil changes might have done some damage....I hear some lifter noise at cold starts that goes away after about a minute or two. A high tech engine like Mercedes V-8 that had oil changes at MB dealer at perscribed A and B service intervals, should not have lifter noise.
#778 of 1173 Re: TIRE QUESTIONS [loyalowner]
May 19, 2006 (11:19 pm)
For the money (...saving same)
Les Swab tires hands down (WA/OR/ID/CA/etc...
1995 E320 = toyo proxies speed rated. with a 65000 mile warranty. The next best warranty is Continental 40,000.
The service and quality PLUS added…can not be qualified.
EXAMPLE: When I did not like my tire rotation …tires were 4wheel aligned then rotated (off rim=directional) AT NO CHARGE! with/a smile!
I always get my tires with them… can’t be beat…
#779 of 1173 Latest Advice for Low Dust Brake Pads
May 30, 2006 (4:06 pm)
I need to change my front pads on my 2003 E500. It's got about 42k miles on it. It's the first pad change. I find the large amount of black dust to be somewhat annoying and would like to replace the OEM pads with a low dust or even no dust alternative. But I don't want racing pads nor something that has a significantly different brake pedal fell or that wears the rotors out too fast.
I heard that the EBC "Greenstuff" might be a good choice. Any experience with EBC or any other recommendations?
#780 of 1173 Re: Latest Advice for Low Dust Brake Pads [steve500]
Jun 01, 2006 (12:22 pm)
Installed on 98 E300D. No problem and brake dust has virtually been eliminated. My beef with OEM pads dust. No disk problems. Would recommend the pads.
#781 of 1173 Re: Latest Advice for Low Dust Brake Pads [sail]
Jun 03, 2006 (7:14 am)
Thanks, Sail. I'll go w/ the EBC Greenstuff.
BTW, how did you hear about EBC?
#783 of 1173 Re: Latest Advice for Low Dust Brake Pads [steve500]
Jun 03, 2006 (11:29 am)
http://www.perfectbrakes.com/ Sorry upon checking it appears the tirerack does not carry them anymore. Please try above link
#785 of 1173 Re: Clock, temp and shifter gauges [wirelessdata]
Jun 10, 2006 (4:58 am)
I have 2002 e240, and have the same problem. The dealer of MB told me the must replace the whole pannel, but I am not sure that this is the solution.
#786 of 1173 Defective panel display
Jun 10, 2006 (8:32 am)
Can be repaired. Do an online search or look at STAR magazine.........MB club publication.