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Old 06-24-2018, 06:45 AM   #1
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Should I Change the Oil

Just got a 2106 Prism with less than 3000 miles since new. Mercedes Sprinter.


Should I change the oil?
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I would, only 3000 miles, but been in there 2 years.
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Old 06-24-2018, 06:52 AM   #3
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Just got a 2106 Prism with less than 3000 miles since new. Mercedes Sprinter.


Should I change the oil?
And your manual says?
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Old 06-24-2018, 07:36 AM   #4
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I'll probably do it anyway. Manual is vague on time.


We have a Mercedes Dealer close by that is on the list of Sprinter Service Centers.


I have heard that service for Sprinters is expensive. I wonder how much a simple oil and filter change would cost?
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Depending on filter set, if fuel filter is required and oil type I would budget at least $250.00 for a initial service.
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I have heard that service for Sprinters is expensive. I wonder how much a simple oil and filter change would cost?

I did my own oil change and the parts were ~$92 for the oil and filter. Very easy to do and you don't even have to jack up the motor home. Napa puts the oil on sale for $5.79/qt occasionally.
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Although the manual says it will tell you when to do it, I am going to do it anyway. I think it says somewhere else 15,000 miles.

We are going on an extended trip in a couple of weeks so I want a base line for my ownership. I especially want a fuel filter change and that is a pricey little item. $55 to $75 according to parts houses.

My single engine boat's recent annual service was over a grand so this MB deal is not much if it will last 15,000 miles.
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Although the manual says it will tell you when to do it, I am going to do it anyway. I think it says somewhere else 15,000 miles.

We are going on an extended trip in a couple of weeks so I want a base line for my ownership. I especially want a fuel filter change and that is a pricey little item. $55 to $75 according to parts houses.

My single engine boat's recent annual service was over a grand so this MB deal is not much if it will last 15,000 miles.
Just an opinion --- If I were to purchase any used vehicle, I would change out ALL fluids in order to set a baseline of service.
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Just an opinion --- If I were to purchase any used vehicle, I would change out ALL fluids in order to set a baseline of service.
I agree on oil and fuel filters because they are exposed to the outside environment...especially changes in humidity.

What else should I change?

Coolant can be tested for effectiveness and gear oils are sealed.

What am I missing?

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Many tribologists recommend an oil change every 12 months regardless of mileage and I follow this advice.

At 2 year mark, I would replace brake fluid (something I do on all vehicles), coolant, and possibly power steering fluid. Since I've been doing fluid replacements every 2 years, I've never had a power steering rack leak, never a radiator coolant leak, or needed to replace and/or overhaul brake calipers.
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