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Old 04-28-2001, 09:51 PM
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I'm wondering now why the change? It just occured to me that the pre '98 Benzes ran fine on Dino oil. I'm not advocating one over the other, but just how long can engine life be extended? BTW, does anyone know what who holds the world record for highest mileage car?

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Old 04-28-2001, 11:48 PM
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Come on' Running 10,000 miles on mud is a joke.With all
the cly.wall damage i've seen in the past 2yrs.who would'nt
want to spend a little bit more money.I know one thing
we received a euro block by mistake at the dealership
and machineing in that block was alot differnt then
the ones we been putting in.It had the good old cross
hatching going.What's going on there?




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Old 04-29-2001, 12:24 AM
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OK, I'll bite: How do you identify a "euro" block from a US block? The couple 112 engines we've needed to replace, the new engines had excellent (as always) cross hatching. MB knows what they're doing with FSS. The "color" of the oil is not an indication of it's ability to protect the engine. I just can't believe it is that hard to imagine that an engine that contains 8 1/2 quarts of oil can go a higher amount of miles between oil changes. That's reason enough to go 10000 miles right there. These are tough motors. We had 2 112 engines get caught in a flood last year, an ML320 and a E320, both with 112 motors. Both were hydro-locked. Pulled plugs, cranked engine, reinstalled plugs. One started after the first clearing, the other needed the plugs pulled and chambers cleared a second time due to water being pulled out of the intake, then that one started too! No engine damage. Another car, a 124 300E had a bent #3 rod due to the same circumstances. The only gas motor that comes to mind in the last 20 years as being tougher than the 112/113 motor is the 119, now THAT is one tough bastard of a motor.....Gilly
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Old 04-29-2001, 12:33 AM
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Gilly, or anyone. I was just wondering... have you seen any high mileage 112/113's yet? We're at about three years now on these suckas. I haven't seen a '98 with more than 100k yet. At least not in these parts.

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Old 04-29-2001, 12:25 PM
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Yes, we have had 2 with over 100K on them, we had to do the sparkplugs at 100K. Doing just great, no complaints of oil burning, cars are being serviced per the FSS schedule. Yes, the oil looks black when you change it, the inside of the filter housing looks new when you replace the filter. The OIL can look black, if the metal looks new inside the engine, who cares what the oil LOOKS like? We have several more that I know will be at 100K and needing sparkplugs the next time they come in. We have several customers who drive from where the dealership is to larger metro areas (Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis) and really get alot of miles in a short period of time......Gilly
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