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Old 04-27-2001, 03:16 AM
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When I read the letter, I had two thoughts. The first was that it was objective of them to list several choices as approved brands. Among them, Castrol Syntec, my oil of choice.
My second was a curiosity of the "why" of it. It occurred to me that perhaps this FSS pre-programed schedule was starting to show a higher repair incident level on items which could be related to wear factors caused by "dirty" oil.
I have ignored and will continue to ignore any recommendation that advises me to go 10K mi between oil changes.
That is why I don't need a full synthetic oil in my engines.
Ed "Don't Benz's just feel better..."

Current wives...
2000 ML430 Skyview "The Mel"
2000 CLK430 Cab "The Cab"
85 300D Turbo "The Diesel"

Past wives...
92 300E
85 190E

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