Originally Posted by john.tucson
Just a tip. Mercedes is unforgiving if you disregard their explicit directions regarding Oil etc. and if you have the oil changed at other than a Mercedes or Freightliner dealer and have ANY ISSUE they can be hard to deal with on warranty issues. The correct "Mobil 1 ESP" oil can be hard to find in some markets so don't leave it to the last minute to find.
1. Purchase MB spec oil /filter as discussed in detail in this forum
2. Create a hand written log, include mileage @ oil change
3. Keep receipts
It is against the law to deny warranty issues related to engine oil changed by the DIY, provided you follow the above rules. Nothing and I mean NOTHING drops their jaw more when you present detailed records upon request, when or if the issue of was proper maintenance performed.