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Old 09-19-2003, 08:01 PM
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Does it make any sense to change now?

I have 176,000 mi. on my m.b.Would changing to synthetic oil make any sense? I am changing the oil every 3,000 mi. with Castrol 15w-40w
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Old 09-19-2003, 08:58 PM
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I would not change now.
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Old 09-19-2003, 09:48 PM
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Then i guess i will keep doing what i am doing. Thanks
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Old 09-19-2003, 10:49 PM
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I changed the 280 SE over when I got it (I think, who knows what kind of oil an owner who lets his kid drive a fast car with no brakes would use....)

No problems. The valve covers leaked like crazy, but I fixed that, seems to run about 1000 miles before it gets to the halfway mark.

1972 220D ?? miles
1988 300E 200,012
1987 300D Turbo killed 9/25/07, 275,000 miles
1985 Volvo 740 GLE Turobodiesel 218,000
1972 280 SE 4.5 165, 000 - It runs!
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