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Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by nakoks(m): 1:20pm On May 09
rexlims:
ok.
Do u have an idea how much it will cost
5 to 8k last time i checked ,which was 3 months ago
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by rexlims(m): 2:41pm On May 09
nakoks:

5 to 8k last time i checked ,which was 3 months ago
. Thanks for d info.
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by Pepi001: 1:18pm On May 10
Good morning guys.
I am new here and i need your help please.
I just got a 2006 ml500 and i need to service the car, though the oil that came with it still ok (kind of)
But then which oil would you recommend i use for first servicing
1. Mobil 1
2. Valvoline
3. Liquimoly
4. penzoil
5. Aldinoil
6. Mobil Xhp
7. Castrol oil
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by Krat0s: 9:22pm On May 12
rexlims:
. Thanks for d info.
Were you able to fix it or you get the error codes from the scan? Had similar issue, though my fix cost much more than the suggested repair xD.
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by rexlims(m): 11:19pm On May 12
Krat0s:

Were you able to fix it or you get the error codes from the scan? Had similar issue, though my fix cost much more than the suggested repair xD.
. Not yet cos I have been so busy and out of town.
Thinking of changing d steering wheel when I get back.
By d way how did u fix urs.
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by Krat0s: 11:37pm On May 12
rexlims:
. Not yet cos I have been so busy and out of town.
Thinking of changing d steering wheel when I get back.
By d way how did u fix urs.
Weirdly enough, mine was actually the MAF. Started the car with and without the MAF and the error seems to occur with the MAF connected. Disconnected the MAF for few days, increased fuel consumption was noticed, but after replacement, that was it for the ESP issue. Even the throttle actuator when shot, gives similar ESP issue, gas pedal input not recognised by the car is the sign. GL!
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by Krat0s: 11:39pm On May 12
Pepi001:
Good morning guys.
I am new here and i need your help please.
I just got a 2006 ml500 and i need to service the car, though the oil that came with it still ok (kind of)
But then which oil would you recommend i use for first servicing
1. Mobil 1
2. Valvoline
3. Liquimoly
4. penzoil
5. Aldinoil
6. Mobil Xhp
7. Castrol oil
Depends on certain conditions and can you somehow find out the last oil that was used?? Thanks.
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by ariesbull: 1:51am On May 13
SteveUg:
I have a mercedez Benz c230 Kompressor (2004 model) with 271 i4 engine.
Car doesn’t start, sound like no compression when u crank the car . I got it scanned the are the codes I got : p0365- camshaft position "B" circuit bank 1
2:p0128: coolant thermostat ( coolant temperature below thermostat regulating temperature ) .
Note: these two codes are the current codes when the car was scanned. I list the pending codes below:
1: the two current codes showed up on the pending codes follow by these other codes; p0335- crankshaft position circuit "a”
P0336- crankshaft position circuit “A” Range/performance
Please how do I go with the repair
Very cheap problem...go and buy a crank position sensor of 5k and put in your car ...

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Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by ariesbull: 1:53am On May 13
Pepi001:
Good morning guys.
I am new here and i need your help please.
I just got a 2006 ml500 and i need to service the car, though the oil that came with it still ok (kind of)
But then which oil would you recommend i use for first servicing
1. Mobil 1
2. Valvoline
3. Liquimoly
4. penzoil
5. Aldinoil
6. Mobil Xhp
7. Castrol oil

It's an old engine ..Mobile Xhp is good or a thicker oil also Valvoline is great
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by Kewtt: 1:55am On May 13
ariesbull:


It's an old engine ..Mobile Xhp is good or a thicker oil also Valvoline is great
You're wrong. Stop giving advice. Someone may actually believe you.

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Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by ariesbull: 1:58am On May 13
Kewtt:

You're wrong. Stop giving advice. Someone may actually believe you.

I don't know why you said I am wrong without pointing it out . What is wrong with you guys


Mobile Xhp is a thicker oil, designed for older engine ..this is a car that is 15years old with tears and wears....and you don't use light oil for this type of engines. Light oil are designed for engines that are less than 4 years old and also temperate regions


Yet you still didn't point out my erroneous message

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Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by Kewtt: 1:59am On May 13
ariesbull:


I don't know why you said I am wrong without pointing it out . What is wrong with you guys


Mobile Xhp is a thicker oil, designed for older engine ..this is a car that is 15years old with tears and wears....and you don't use light oil for this type of engines. Light oil are designed for engines that are less than 4 years old and also temperate regions


Yet you still didn't point out my erroneous message
You're wrong.
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by Kewtt: 2:01am On May 13
Pepi001:
Good morning guys.
I am new here and i need your help please.
I just got a 2006 ml500 and i need to service the car, though the oil that came with it still ok (kind of)
But then which oil would you recommend i use for first servicing
1. Mobil 1
2. Valvoline
3. Liquimoly
4. penzoil
5. Aldinoil
6. Mobil Xhp
7. Castrol oil
Any 5W 40 or 10W 40 full synthetic oil will do. Mobil 3000, liquimoly except Mobil xhp

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Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by ariesbull: 2:05am On May 13
Kewtt:

Any 5W 40 or 10W 40 full synthetic oil will do. Mobil 3000, liquimoly except Mobil xhp

Oga that car is an old engine over 16yrs ....did you consider depreciation and wears of the Engine


. At the last oil change I changed it to 10W-40 although the manual calls for 5W-30; this seems to have helped the oil pressure. Is it OK to continue with 10W-40 oil? The van has 145,000 miles on it.

A: Yes. This is a practical method to improve oil pressure in an older, high-mileage engine. The slightly thicker oil film from the heavier base weight oil — 10W — can help protect worn engine bearings as well. As long as you're not hearing knocking or serious mechanical noises from the engine, the heavier oil should buy you many more miles of service from your vehicle.

Over the decades of buying and driving older, high-mileage vehicles, I've even used 15W-40 and 20W-50 oils in high-mileage engines to improve oil pressure and extend their service life.


https://m.startribune.com/brand-heavier-oil-can-help-high-mileage-engines/208709221/
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by dru23(m): 2:24am On May 13
Pepi001:
Good morning guys.
I am new here and i need your help please.
I just got a 2006 ml500 and i need to service the car, though the oil that came with it still ok (kind of)
But then which oil would you recommend i use for first servicing
1. Mobil 1
2. Valvoline
3. Liquimoly
4. penzoil
5. Aldinoil
6. Mobil Xhp
7. Castrol oil

I always tell people to follow owners manual at all times .. That been said , Pennzoil is very good Mobil 1 is Very good.. Even Pennzoil has a formula for European cars ........


And more than likely the car has high miles . Anything over 75k miles is considered high miles.. So look for good quality high mileage oil .. The high mileage oil has additives that protects older engine ...

I don't think Pennzoil European formal has high mileage oil ... So go for Pennzoil high mileage if u can find 1 ........

Either way my brother follow owners manual and use High mileage engine oil ..... Auto parts and engine are costly now ..

So think am well o .. You don't want to be coming on nairaland after wrong oil damage ur asking for help to repair the car ... Coz Mechanic go use ur car learn work grin and last last the car will be worse than before it was given to mechanic to fix ......

Am saying from experience .. I brought in a 2005 c230 few years .. Benz mechanic use my car learn work o. Last last I had to sell the car for peanuts.. A word is enough for the wise

Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by Berachahrent: 8:11am On May 13
Pepi001:
Good morning guys.
I am new here and i need your help please.
I just got a 2006 ml500 and i need to service the car, though the oil that came with it still ok (kind of)
But then which oil would you recommend i use for first servicing
1. Mobil 1
2. Valvoline
3. Liquimoly
4. penzoil
5. Aldinoil
6. Mobil Xhp
7. Castrol oil


If the engine is old and has covered above 75k mileage, I'll rather advise you go for a high mileage oil.

Check out for :

Valvoline All Climate 10W40
Valvoline Maxlife 10W40.

Both are formulated specially for high mileage car.

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Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by awesome9ja: 10:08am On May 13
Sincerely, all these oil quoted here are great except for Mobil xhp which I am not sure of and I don’t think it’s possible for mechanic to recommend or use Mobil xhp to service your Benz. I am sure 2006 ml500 parts are expensive. My advice don’t fry your engine follow what is recommended. Benz mechanic wey sabi work is rare. Again use recommended oil - synthetic only
Pepi001:
Good morning guys.
I am new here and i need your help please.
I just got a 2006 ml500 and i need to service the car, though the oil that came with it still ok (kind of)
But then which oil would you recommend i use for first servicing
1. Mobil 1
2. Valvoline
3. Liquimoly
4. penzoil
5. Aldinoil
6. Mobil Xhp
7. Castrol oil
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by ariesbull: 5:01am On May 14
dru23:


I always tell people to follow owners manual at all times .. That been said , Pennzoil is very good Mobil 1 is Very good.. Even Pennzoil has a formula for European cars ........


And more than likely the car has high miles . Anything over 75k miles is considered high miles.. So look for good quality high mileage oil .. The high mileage oil has additives that protects older engine ...

I don't think Pennzoil European formal has high mileage oil ... So go for Pennzoil high mileage if u can find 1 ........

Either way my brother follow owners manual and use High mileage engine oil ..... Auto parts and engine are costly now ..

So think am well o .. You don't want to be coming on nairaland after wrong oil damage ur asking for help to repair the car ... Coz Mechanic go use ur car learn work grin and last last the car will be worse than before it was given to mechanic to fix ......

Am saying from experience .. I brought in a 2005 c230 few years .. Benz mechanic use my car learn work o. Last last I had to sell the car for peanuts.. A word is enough for the wise

Lord bless you ...some clown was saying I was wrong


For Christ sake these online mechanics would recommend the same oil for a brand new car for a high millages car that is upto 15yrs ..I don't know what is wrong with them!


Thank you for pointing yhis out for them...they don't know that there is high milage oil ....with thicker film
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by ariesbull: 5:04am On May 14
Berachahrent:



If the engine is old and has covered above 75k mileage, I'll rather advise you go for a high mileage oil.

Check out for :

Valvoline All Climate 10W40
Valvoline Maxlife 10W40.

Both are formulated specially for high mileage car.

That is exactly what I told them...anything fro 10W ...is high milage oil....

You can't use Mobil 1 for a 16yr old car,that is stupidity and waste of money....Mobil 1 has low viscosity and it's designed for brand new engines and engines less than 5yrs with low milage....it has thin film ....


These guys don't get it..thank you for lecturing them


Everyone shouting Mobil 1 up and down without factoring engine age, wears and tees , depreciation and climate


Thanks for lecturing them .....
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by ariesbull: 5:13am On May 14
Kewtt:

Any 5W 40 or 10W 40 full synthetic oil will do. Mobil 3000, liquimoly except Mobil xhp

You are not fit to advise ...trust me...


How can you advise 5W for an engine that is 16yrs with probable over 100kilometers on it...

Do you know that the viscosity of 5W is designed for new cars


Oga go tell him the truth and it's from 10w...i drive that SUV

A 16 yrs old engine with high performance, and you recommended Mobil 1 or 5W....dude go back and review your post


You are giving him the wrong advice...thank lord that most people have corrected you and told you that there is high milage oil

You can't use 5W for a 6 yr old engine not to talk of 16yr old V6 ,he needs a high milage oil ...even 10W is not even appropriate unless he would be servicing every 3 months .... depending on the usage
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by Kewtt: 5:23am On May 14
ariesbull:


You are not fit to advise ...trust me...


How can you advise 5W for an engine that is 16yrs with probable over 100kilometers on it...

Do you know that the viscosity of 5W is designed for new cars


Oga go tell him the truth and it's from 10w...i drive that SUV

A 16 yrs old engine with high performance, and you recommended Mobil 1 or 5W....dude go back and review your post


You are giving him the wrong advice...thank lord that most people have corrected you and told you that there is high milage oil

You can't use 5W for a 6 yr old engine not to talk of 16yr old V6 ,he needs a high milage oil ...even 10W is not even appropriate unless he would be servicing every 3 months .... depending on the usage
Oga shut up. It'll take you to keep quiet and meditate intensely for not less than 2 days on my posts to comprehend them.

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Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by ariesbull: 5:31am On May 14
Kewtt:

Oga shut up. It'll take you to keep quiet and meditate for not less than 2 days on my posts to comprehend it.

And you think I habe this time for your stupid rants .....
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by Kewtt: 5:33am On May 14
ariesbull:


And you think I habe this time for your stupid rants .....
Use it.

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Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by dru23(m): 7:24am On May 14
ariesbull:


Lord bless you ...some clown was saying I was wrong


For Christ sake these online mechanics would recommend the same oil for a brand new car for a high millages car that is upto 15yrs ..I don't know what is wrong with them!


Thank you for pointing yhis out for them...they don't know that there is high milage oil ....with thicker film


I had to research to see if the high mileage oil was a gimmick or not . And it was not a gimmick it does work depending on the condition of the engine ........ And you also use it on non high mileage . it gives it extra protection .. My initial thinking was that it was a marketing ploy ......

Now if you really want to get the best protection for your engine.. A better protection than high mileage oil . Advance oil for 20k miles will do the job .....

Look at the chat below between high mileage oil and advance 20k miles oil change..... So for better protection on engine especially older engine Advance oil for 20k miles is the best way to go . according to the explanation below

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Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by nakoks(m): 7:55am On May 14
ariesbull:


You are not fit to advise ...trust me...


How can you advise 5W for an engine that is 16yrs with probable over 100kilometers on it...

Do you know that the viscosity of 5W is designed for new cars


Oga go tell him the truth and it's from 10w...i drive that SUV

A 16 yrs old engine with high performance, and you recommended Mobil 1 or 5W....dude go back and review your post


You are giving him the wrong advice...thank lord that most people have corrected you and told you that there is high milage oil

You can't use 5W for a 6 yr old engine not to talk of 16yr old V6 ,he needs a high milage oil ...even 10W is not even appropriate unless he would be servicing every 3 months .... depending on the usage

Bros please keep this advice to yourself.I have a 20 year old car with over 240,000km and still run 5w40 full synthetic on it.Infact i know of a 25 year old car with 300,000km still on 5w30 full synthetic.Both engines are still pristine.

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Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by HeavenlyBang(m): 7:58am On May 14
There's more to an oil's composition than the weight.
In any case, even if weight was the only important thing, the "5W" or "10W" doesn't even refer to weight. grin


All these online oversabi people sef.

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Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by Bullet01(f): 6:17pm On May 14
You guys have successfully confused the poster. grin grin grin

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Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by toyeoye(m): 11:59pm On May 14
Bullet01:
You guys have successfully confused the poster. grin grin grin

As in ehn!!!

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Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by ariesbull: 3:00am On May 15
[quot2e author=Kewtt post=101671600]
Use it.[/quote]


This clown doesn't know what is a typo
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by radautoworks: 3:32pm On May 15
Pepi001:
Good morning guys.
I am new here and i need your help please.
I just got a 2006 ml500 and i need to service the car, though the oil that came with it still ok (kind of)
But then which oil would you recommend i use for first servicing
1. Mobil 1
2. Valvoline
3. Liquimoly
4. penzoil
5. Aldinoil
6. Mobil Xhp
7. Castrol oil
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by HeavenlyBang(m): 4:33pm On May 15
[quote author=radautoworks post=101720016][/quote]

What is wrong with Valvoline?
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by radautoworks: 5:30pm On May 15
HeavenlyBang:


What is wrong with Valvoline?
nothing, that car just doesn't seem to like it from experience.

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