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Answers FArom The Oil Expert Part # 2

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by oilman, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. KennyN

    KennyN Senior Member

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    My oil was supposed to replaced at the last service (1000 miles ago) and i have my doubts that it has been done , so can the approximate age / mileage of an oil be determined by analyzing a sample ?

    If so, can you recommend a UK company ?

    Many thanks.

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    Would the oil filter give a clue ? ( different make to previous one ?)
     
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    On the OM642 diesel engine it has a cartridge filter , so without removing it then you would never know. Plus it should say MB on it.

    I am having some "issues" with my low mileage engine in the CLS and recently had a chat with a local Indy who raised some concerns as to the servicing that has been carried out , or not (possibly)

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    Same as mine . So do you think an MB garage didn't change the oil , or a non MB garage using MB parts didn't change the oil .
     
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    Main dealer , as part of their service plan.

    Car has been serviced by MB for the last four years , i caught them out two years ago regarding their servicing ethics and i had a face to face with the servicing manager about their work.

    I would have went elsewhere within the group to have it serviced but alas the pi$$ poor servicing seems seems to be part of the management / workshop training.

    Kenny
     
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    It's all very worrying buddy , hope you find your answers .
     
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    The answer maybe in the form of a BMW 440i if it turns out to be a major event , cant be ar$ed with the grief of MB ownership anymore as the CLS Grand Edition has been the most Prestigious / expensive / best looking / problematic / unreliable car i have ever owned since i started driving 33 years ago.

    There is no fun in owning something when you are just waiting on something else going wrong each time it is driven.

    I should know where i stand within the next couple of weeks.

    Kenny
     
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