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Old 04-27-2001, 01:32 PM
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Hey there Gilly,

Your observations are always appreciated! I hear what you're saying, it's just that since I was 16 I've been changing that oil based on mileage or time.
I cut my teeth on a 59 Vdub who liked transfusions and valve adjustments every 2000mi. I learned then that oil is the life blood of the engine and in the 7-8 odd cars I've owned, never had any engine trouble. The rest of the car ages around my drivetrain.
I may not be O/C, but I am paranoid enough to think that MBZ has just finally come around to the profit-motive mind set of planned obsolescence in their products. I suspect that 8-10K mi oil changes will lead to engine problems around 150K mi. This would be 1-2 years past any warranty liabilities for the company and just in time for thinking about a new car...
Fine for most, but as you may be able to tell, I keep my cars for 7-8 yrs and sometimes longer. But that's just me Take care...
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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