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Old 12-17-2015, 03:24 PM   #11
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I can't help with the fuel down there.
In Canada, there is only one diesel fuel.
Use high volume fuel stations.

Do not add any additives to your oil.

Want the easy way?
Follow the book/schedule. Drop it off at Mercedes for service. No problem.

I ran penzoil ultra euro in my Mercedes. Met their spec. Found at every auto parts store.


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Old 12-17-2015, 03:48 PM   #12
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see which LUCAS product you can add to the oil... eliminates thermal breakdown and keeps oil at the top of the engine (no oil wash down after sitting for a few days so your not turning a dry moor.
Just as a matter of interest, Mercedes doesn't show any Lucas products as meeting their (various) specifications.

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Old 12-17-2015, 07:55 PM   #13
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Just bought a 2016 MBS W and have been combing through hundreds of threads to learn as much as possible. (thank you what I've learned so far!) I've camped my whole life but never owned a motor home...or a diesel vehicle. Super concerned I'm going to break this thing with all the nuances, so starting this thread to absorb your quick tips. For example, I read on some other thread that when starting the the engine I should turn the key to the ON position first so that the oil pump will start circulating oil before actually turning the engine over. Dealership didn't mention stuff like that to me when taking the test drive or on delivery.

Do you have any other sorts of "rookie" tips I can learn from?
Congrats on the new unit.....

Even though we have a way different motor than what you got (6.7 Cummins) I will give you my two bits.... Let the motor warm up and cool down for a minute or more. Especially if it's been a hot day and you have been working it hard.

As mentioned before, most diesel motors are meant to work hard. No need to baby them

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Old 12-17-2015, 08:49 PM   #14
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Consider and independent local shop that has VW & MB experience. Usually save 20% or more compared to dealers and often get better service.
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Old 12-18-2015, 12:46 AM   #15
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Mercedes has a list of oils they have actually tested to their new 229.52 spec. I am still using the 229.51 spec oil. Mobil 1, Valvoline and Pennzoil all have oils that meet the new spec. Here is the link.
//bevo.mercedes-benz.com/bevolisten/229.52_en.html
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Old 12-18-2015, 04:57 AM   #16
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Change the fuel filter and oil filters every time not every other time for the cost of a filter and your always stopping at a different place the cost of a breakdown far out ways the cost of a filter. I have over 2 million miles on my semi till retired last month and last winter was the first time I had a fuel problem I picked up some water in my last fuel stop and the filter was starting to freeze. I always carry a spare I stopped ,changed it and was on my way. always carry a spare oil and fuel and a water filter if equipped and belts.
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Old 12-18-2015, 07:05 AM   #17
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I can't help with the fuel down there.
In Canada, there is only one diesel fuel.
Use high volume fuel stations.

Do not add any additives to your oil.

Want the easy way?
Follow the book/schedule. Drop it off at Mercedes for service. No problem.

I ran penzoil ultra euro in my Mercedes. Met their spec. Found at every auto parts store.


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Agreed!

Follow the service schedule in your owners manual and have it serviced by an authorized Mercedes shop and you should never have to worry about an argument with Mercedes if there is a problem.
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Old 12-19-2015, 06:02 AM   #18
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Invest in a scangauge or ultra gauge. My 2015 mbs lack of things like coolant temp, mpg, voltage, etc. I monitor engine load as well.
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Old 01-06-2016, 09:25 PM   #19
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You can display outside temperature on the MBS dash -
turn your key two clicks (don't start) and hold down the M button 2 seconds. The digital speed in the center by default is redundant and should be the secondary option, loving the outside temp on the dash, wish I had it earlier.
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Old 01-06-2016, 09:40 PM   #20
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At least on my 2014 chassis on a 2015 LE2150 Prism you can change between outside temp and digital speed at any time going down the road as I remember. Mine is not at my house right now so I can't go out and check exactly which button did it or how long I had to hold it.
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