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Old 10-04-2003, 08:20 AM
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Motor Oil costs

I have been reading some of the posts about oilchanges and costs. I live in Charlotte NC and was quoted a price of 125.00 from the local MB dealer. I decided to purchase some oil from a local Mobil distributor. The oil is 0-40W European blend formula. Trust me this stuff isnt cheap. I obtained 2 6-qt cases for right around 64.00
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Old 10-04-2003, 08:31 AM
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Lots and lots of info about oil, oil changes, oil types and brands. What year and model car do you have? My '99 E300TD oil change costs about $110 so I bought a topsider and do it myself much cheaper now. The wagon generally costs about $60 so I do that car more often and much cheaper now than the dealer can.
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Old 10-04-2003, 09:37 AM
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Wal-mart now has the 0W-40 for under $5 per quart. I use 15W-50 in my car and they had them in 5 quart jugs for $22.
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Old 10-04-2003, 12:53 PM
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Autozone has 0W-40 for $5 as well. The local MB dealer has it for $5.15 or something like that. Make sure you don't use a Wal-Mart or Autozone filter.

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Old 10-04-2003, 08:20 PM
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I was able to buy a 5 qt. jug of Mobil 1 at my local Walmart for $18.83, which works out to $3.76 a quart. An oil change on a Mercedes with Mobil 1 and an OEM filter should cost a DIYer about $40
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Old 10-04-2003, 09:47 PM
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oil changes

Well guys i love all the great info, you learn something new every day. Thanks a million. KMurphy
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Old 10-05-2003, 03:18 AM
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$10 for oil on a W126 here
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