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Old 04-04-2000, 08:52 PM
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I've just had the head gasket changed on the merc and the mechanic told me i would be better off using semi-synthetic oil. The mercedes dealer where the car has been serviced for the last few years have been using esso ultron synthetic oil should i make this change or let sleeping dogs lie,and which oils do you recommend thanks in advance Bobby.

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Old 04-05-2000, 11:13 AM
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Old 04-07-2000, 08:46 AM
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How did this one miss getting thirty posts?

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Old 04-07-2000, 10:53 PM
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If it aint't broke, don't fix it. Stay with what the car is used to. Why change if there is no good reason to do so..

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Old 04-08-2000, 02:35 PM
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I like Mobile 1 if you want to go with synthetic. Synthetic oil is better oil molecules that take longer to break down.

For regular oil I use 10W-40 in the winter and 10W-50 oil in the summer. If use anything lighter, it seems to burn up a little too fast than normal. My manual says that I should burn 1 quart of oil for every 2,000 miles. I monitor my performance.

If you can afford it, go with the synthetic. If not, go with the regular and change it more frequently.

Just my 2 cents (pounds).

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