Motor oil change

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Motor oil change

Berichtdoor PeterN » 27 okt 2015 18:43

Dear All,

I'd like to ask a few questions about car service at MB dealers and in particular at the ASV company.
I plan to have the first yearly maintenance soon (the mileage is about 35000km) for my first MB car - S212 E200. It is under warranty, so I plan to visit the closest ASV office for this.
As I checked with this dealer at Eindhoven, they use Petronas motor oil with MB-Approval 229.5, but personally this brand is less known for me comparing to Castrol, Mobil1 etc.

1. Perhaps you know something about the Petronas motor oil?
2. Do you know if it is allowed to bring my own oil (with MB-Approval 229.5) for the service, for instance full synthetic Castrol 5W-40 etc.? I tried to ask the ASV representative for this, but he did not give me the clear answer in an e-mail.
3. Do you know the price for the oil per liter at ASV dealership? Perhaps you have a recent bill from ASV to check :)? I'd really appreciate this help.
As MB owners wrote at motor-talk.de, the German MB dealers are charging up to 25-30 euro per 1 liter of motor oil, so purchase of the compatible oil in Internet would save 100 Euro or even maybe more...

Thank you :).

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Re: Motor oil change

Berichtdoor vos00819 » 27 okt 2015 18:51

Peter,

Interesting post.
Can I make an odd comparison? When you go to a restaurant, you don't bring along your own steak?
And meanwhile take hour own can of soda?

For regular service according to the mandatory MB serviceplan, there are fixed rates applicable.
This includes all the work and material necessary for the maintenance plan.

Petronas, as oil of choice, seems very legit, while Petronas is the main sponsor for the Mercedes F1 team.
When it meets the right specs, it will not harm. Better, you will have the winner's standard!

I would bring my car to ASV and with much convidence, when a regular workshop is not an option.
Beter een Ster op de motorkap, dan in je ruit...

PeterN
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Re: Motor oil change

Berichtdoor PeterN » 27 okt 2015 19:04

Hi vos00819,
Thank you for the reply.
I'm not sure if a MB dealership could be compared to a restaurant :).
Anyhow German MB owners could bring their own oil without any issues, as you may read in this topic: http://www.motor-talk.de/forum/oel-selb ... 77354.html

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Re: Motor oil change

Berichtdoor plorie » 27 okt 2015 19:16

Warranty will be an issue if you provide your dealer your own materials. If the oil has the proper approval, there will be no reason to doubt the quality.

PeterN
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Re: Motor oil change

Berichtdoor PeterN » 27 okt 2015 19:30

plorie schreef:Warranty will be an issue if you provide your dealer your own materials. If the oil has the proper approval, there will be no reason to doubt the quality.

Thank you for the input :).
Sure, I'm talking about _only_ the motor oil with MB approval 229.5 or 229.51 as mentioned in the service book.

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Re: Motor oil change

Berichtdoor wim bakker » 27 okt 2015 20:10

ASV Eindhoven serviced my car. W204, C350 4Matic, petrol V6 engine.

They put in " MB Olie 229.5 (5W40) (benz)" No brandname mentioned just "premium olie".
This was during a delivery service of a 2nd hand car that I bought in October this year.

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Re: Motor oil change

Berichtdoor PeterN » 27 okt 2015 20:39

wim bakker schreef:ASV Eindhoven serviced my car. W204, C350 4Matic, petrol V6 engine.

They put in " MB Olie 229.5 (5W40) (benz)" No brandname mentioned just "premium olie".
This was during a delivery service of a 2nd hand car that I bought in October this year.

Wim, bedankt!
Do you know how much did they charge for the liter of this oil, please?

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Re: Motor oil change

Berichtdoor wim bakker » 28 okt 2015 06:09

Sorry Peter, I do not know.
They charged me nothing as it was part of the service when I bought the car.

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Re: Motor oil change

Berichtdoor PeterN » 28 okt 2015 08:23

Wim, thank you again for the answer :).