Originally Posted by Jim34RL
I change my oil every 6 months as a minimum +oil filter.
With the Mobil 1 blend M-B spec's there is no need to change the oil that often...and you'd go broke doing it!
But I'm not going the 20,000 miles or annually M-B now recommends either. 20K miles is just a tad over my comfort zone even if the oil will handle it. The Sprinter service manager at my local M-B dealership suggested annually or around every 10K miles.
Now when does the One Year timer begin on a new MBS? The chassis may have been sitting out in a field at the FR plant waiting to be converted for a couple of months. Plus it may have sat on the dealers lot for a couple more months. For those reasons the on board computer could indicate the need for an oil change, based on time, a lot sooner than the new owner might think it is necessary.