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boeingboy

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Firstly, This is my first post, so greetings to all and hopefully your collective expertise can solve my dilemm'a.
Bought a C180K in Dec. of last year (07) and at that point the car was approx 10 months old with 6500K on the clock. ( Bought from MB Direct).
Current mileage is approaching 12K and ASSYT says service 'B' due in 4800 miles.
Now my problem is that given my current useage this service will be due somewhere around Spring of next year (09) at which point the car will be over 2 years old and this seems to me to be a long time to be on the original engine oil and filter.
So my question is should I have an interim oil and filter change now and as the car is still in MB warranty , must this be done by a main dealership?
Your advice would be most welcome and many thanks in advance.
Sean.
 
hi and welcome to the forum i would change engine oil and filter every 12 months regardless of mileage
i can't say about the MB warranty because i dont know but some one will be along shortly who does
my cars 15 years old and ive never set foot in a MB dealership [ I cant afford to help them maintain their pristine palaces ]
 
You can get your car serviced where you like and it will not affect your warranty at all as long as the MB guidelines for servicing are followed.
 
at which point the car will be over 2 years old

It won't let you go beyond 2yrs - at 1yr 11mths the display will change to days and start counting down a day at a time.

There are differerent schools of though about frequent oil changes. I was pretty horrified that my C270CDi would have gone to 20K before its first service - I chickened out at about 17K and took it in. However my mileage then reduced and the next service went the whole 2yrs (did about 14K miles).

I suppose it depends on whether you're thinking of keeping the car for a long time - if so, maybe it's worth increasing the oil change frequency. If not, then leave it alone and follow ASSYST.
 
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My Thanks for your advice. I usually keep my cars for 6-7 years so I can see the logic of regular oil changes. I will now go and find a local MB independent.
Rgd's, Sean
 
hi has your car had an A service? I think your car will count down from 1 month from due service date if sold by MB Direct they may have done first service at 10 months Dec 07 so some time in Nov 08 it will show 1 month to service. this is only my opinion!
 
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Hi Dave,
Apologies for tardyness in replying (been away fro a few days). As I recall, MB Direct (Basall Common)said at the time of purchase that a service would be done , I assume that would have been in addition to the 100 point check that they say they do to all their cars. There is nothing in my service book to indicate an A service so I will have to look into this.
Thanks for the info,
Sean
 
If you were to change the engine oil using the correct grade of lubricant and filter(genuine MB) yourself then who is going to know?
 
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Hi Graeme,
I diid consider the DIY route but on balance thought that whilst the car is still in warranty that I would stay within the T & C's.
As luck (if you can call it that) would have it, I got in the car first thing this morning, started it up, noticed the passenger airbag amber light a little slow to extinguish then the red SRS warning illuminated together with the 'take to workshop' message. Contacted the nearest MB dealer service counter who were very helpful with advice over the phone which unfortunately didn't clear the fault.
So the car is booked in for Tues morning and I will have the oil and filter changed at the same time.
Regards,
Sean.
 
Hi thanks for your reply if your car is in the workshop on Tuesday the service Manager can tell you when it was last servised and if you req: a "B" service this will cost £400 ish.if your car starts to count down in November you will have paid for 2 oil changes in 4 months. Cars from 2007
only go for 1 year .My car will go for 2 years your car will only go 1 MB must need the money to pay for all the C Class W203 rust claims LOL.
Hope your car gets sorted OK
Dave

PS I your C180K had done 6500 miles when you got 10 months old it now has 12000ish and shows 4800 to B service this will be about 10000 miles per year which is right for a 2007 C Class.

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Firstly, This is my first post, so greetings to all and hopefully your collective expertise can solve my dilemm'a.
Bought a C180K in Dec. of last year (07) and at that point the car was approx 10 months old with 6500K on the clock. ( Bought from MB Direct).
Current mileage is approaching 12K and ASSYT says service 'B' due in 4800 miles.
Now my problem is that given my current useage this service will be due somewhere around Spring of next year (09) at which point the car will be over 2 years old and this seems to me to be a long time to be on the original engine oil and filter.
So my question is should I have an interim oil and filter change now and as the car is still in MB warranty , must this be done by a main dealership?
Your advice would be most welcome and many thanks in advance.
Sean.
Unless you do only very short runs, when an interim change may be beneficial, I'd leave it and follow the Assyst. The synth oil used nowadays is vastly better than previously - that's why it's £45 a throw just to buy- and also the machinery is built to last. My CLK Assyst calls me in only at 2 year intervals and I'm very happy to take advantage of these improved servicing intervals.(With a consequent saving on the pocket).
As above, some cars are now back on 12 months servicing, but I still say if your Assyst is happy, you can relax.
 
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Hi,
Its me again and thank you both for your recent replies. Thats exactly what they said at the MB dealership today so I will follow that advice.
On a different note and not really suitable for this forum the SRS fault has been diagnosed as a seat sensor and is booked back in for replacement of same next week (under warranty)
Thank you all for your help and advice.
Sean.
 

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