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Old 01-05-2001, 02:54 PM
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!!!MB now recommends ONLY synthetic oil for cars/trucks with flexible service!!! Looks like they have conceded that the dino oil won't hold-up under pressure.
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Old 01-05-2001, 03:00 PM
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M.B.Doc,

Been to Chicago lately? My friend the MB Tech just got back a week or two ago and told me the same thing. He was telling me in a little different context. He told me that now I don't have to bring my own Mobil One at FSS time.

Is it pressure that is driving this change or is it that the dino oil is gunking up a little when stretching it to the FSS time? It seems like it was you that said that there were some engines seen gunking up a little when changing only at the FSS time.

We all thank you very much for keeping us informed.

Thanks and have a great day,
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Ugh. Those of us driving diesels with FSS (you know who
you are...) now must find CG-4 rated synthetic oils to
use. These ain't exactly common. Oh well, I was looking
for a justification to switch over to Delvac 1 anyways.

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Old 01-05-2001, 06:01 PM
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The term that we use is SLUDGE. And it seems as though some engines are using somewhat TOO much oil.
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Old 01-05-2001, 10:55 PM
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Remember, FSS was designed in Europe (and consequently here) for SYNTHETIC oil. They let conventionals run too long and are causing all sorts of problems inside. 90% of these problems can be solved by just switching to a name brand synthetic though. I always tell people no more than 5,000 miles on conventional and 7,500 on synthetic (although if you drive on the highway a lot it could probably go much longer).
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We talked about it at my shop, and we are going to use the Mobil 1. This is a wild thing but Doc and I talked about it long ago.
They had to do something...I was just wondering HOW. How, after you engineer something, do you re-engineer it? Well, I guess they figured it out.

You have to tell the customer that the price of the FSS oil service has now doubled or more.!.!

Boy, I bet there will be some hell raised over this one at MBUSA.....
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Old 01-05-2001, 11:04 PM
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Most people are gonna love paying $60+ for an oil change . If you don't appreciate Mobil 1 or Castrol Syntec, it's a lot of $$$. Good choice to use Mobil 1 though. My friend is the shop foreman at RBM and they use Mobil 1 15W-50 exclusively on everything.
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