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Old 12-12-2018, 11:18 PM   #21
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He didn't ask. He just stated that there is none.

See my most recent post for a link of interest. Follow some of the recommendations or not. It's up to you and ymmv.
Thanks for the correction, he only provided the opportunity for anyone to provide some evidence that Mercedes has got it wrong.

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This guy is overly verbose and is trolling for money, but a lot of what he says and recommends is worth following:

Mercedes-Benz & Sprinter OM642 BlueTec Diesel Issues/Problems | Stephens Service Center - Sacramento's Best Mercedes-Benz Service & Repairs
This is a good summary about Stephens. https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...9&postcount=10
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Old 12-13-2018, 12:15 AM   #23
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This is a good summary about Stephens. https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...9&postcount=10
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I change my oil and filter every 10,000 miles. It is cheap insurance and more logical than 20,000 miles. I can even do it myself in about 20 minutes and for about $100 if I watch for the correct oil on sale and stock up.

I also replace the fuel filter every 10,000 miles or so which may be even more important with more and more biodiesels. My Freighliner dealers will do this for about $200 which is a bargain about once a year.

I also go to my dentist and doctor for occasional preventative checkups. This seems like all common sense stuff to me.
1) How is 10K "more logical" than 20K? This claim interests me very much.

2) Do you go to the dentist and doctor twice as often as they recommend?
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it's obvious that your mind is already made up. Where I come from that's called "contempt prior to investigation".
Please consider going a little more slowly when forming conclusions about people whom you don't know from Adam.

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Please consider going a little more slowly when forming conclusions about people whom you don't know from Adam.

Actual facts. Awesome.
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Please consider going a little more slowly when forming conclusions about people whom you don't know from Adam.

I have seen this video recently about the new Mazda HCCI engine, he is a very good presenter.
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I have seen this video recently about the new Mazda HCCI engine, he is a very good presenter.
Yeah, he has a whole series of useful videos. I am a fan.

It is SO refreshing to get a view into the actual science behind modern engineering claims. I know I should stay out of these mindless threads, but it just drives me bonkers to see post after post with quantitive claims that are simply pulled out of the air. Seems that whatever the OEM recommends at any given time, exactly half of it is always the right number. And then there is the perennial litany of vacuous statements like "My mechanic has been fixing engines for 30 years and he says...", or "Oil is cheap and engines are expensive", or "Just look at the color of your oil after a few miles and tell me that...".

Sigh.
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Thanks for the great video. I see everyone talking about 20K miles, but I don't do that in a year. I should be around 10K when I get to Florida after 1 year of ownership so I think I'll have it changed according to the 1 year rule.
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Yeah, he has a whole series of useful videos. I am a fan.

It is SO refreshing to get a view into the actual science behind modern engineering claims. I know I should stay out of these mindless threads, but it just drives me bonkers to see post after post with quantitive claims that are simply pulled out of the air. Seems that whatever the OEM recommends at any given time, exactly half of it is always the right number. And then there is the perennial litany of vacuous statements like "My mechanic has been fixing engines for 30 years and he says...", or "Oil is cheap and engines are expensive", or "Just look at the color of your oil after a few miles and tell me that...".

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