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Old 11-21-2002, 11:58 AM
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190e 2.6 gas grade/oil changes

Just bought a 91 with 80K. 1st MB for me.
Owners manual calls for premium gas and
7500/1year oil changes. Does the car need
premium? 7500mi/1yr is longer than the 3000 miles
I am used to. When should I change the oil?
Is the oil/filter a easy DIY job? Should a MB
filter be used or after market?

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Old 11-21-2002, 12:39 PM
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There was a good thread on this two months ago. I'm not able to provide the link, but if you search a posting by 95E320cab on 9/5/02, there's a link to a good car & driver article which addresses the issue of burning regular in a premium engine. In a nutshell, you lose in gas mileage what you save at the pump for premium burners that have knock sensors on the engine.

If you're used to changing your oil every 3000 miles, continue doing it for your MB. The logic for doing this on other engines also applies to MB engines.
95 E320 Cabriolet, 140K
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