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Old 10-31-2002, 05:44 PM
ctaylor738 ctaylor738 is offline
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Dunno about yours, but most Mercedes engines have oil pumps driven mechanically by the crank, so the dealer's theory is not making a lot of sense.

I mean, didn't anyone suggest an oil and filter change?

Here is some good advice on flushing:

Engine Flush Recommendations

I don't see what you have to lose by changing the oil and trying one or more flushes followed by oil changes. Moly is supposed to be a good product.
Chuck Taylor
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