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Old 08-06-2002, 01:51 PM
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I posted this before ... but with my '91 300E with 180k miles it was using 1 qt in about 1,000 miles.

I decided to try Valvoline's MaxLife oil ... oil consumption was reduced to about a quart in 2,000 miles.

The last oil change I used the Castrol GTX high mileage oil, a 10w40 and I am still waiting to add oil and I am approaching 3,000 miles.

An oil change is a lot less expensive than valve stem seals.

Try it. Not only are the valve stem seals "treated" but so is every other gasket that touches oil.

I was dubious at first about these "snake oil additives" but now I am sold.
'03 E320 Wagon-Sold
'95 E320 Wagon-Went to Ex
'93 190E 2.6-Wrecked
'91 300E-Went to Ex
'65 911 Coupe (#302580)
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