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Old 07-17-2015, 01:49 PM
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Is the TBN test worth doing as an aid to help decide when to change oil?
Yes - although as Gerry suggested, you'd only do that a couple of times to form a baseline to see how quickly it drops in the specific oil you choose to use and your particular vehicle usage patterns / driving style, and based on that determine how frequently you need to change it. If you have multiple cars and/or drive only 6,000 km a year in each and use a half-decent synthetic, it would almost be pointless because the TBN would never drop to the point when it would be the 'weakest link' in the oil's performance.
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Old 07-17-2015, 01:55 PM
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2 - AFAIK the M1 Formula M 5W-40 hasn't been made for quite some time,
I hear this to be the case, however, my wife just got a new quart of M1 FormulaM 5w-40 from the dealer.
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Originally Posted by Gerry_M View Post
I hear this to be the case, however, my wife just got a new quart of M1 FormulaM 5w-40 from the dealer.
Sure - some of them still may some sitting on the shelves or in a warehouse, but it's no longer being made.
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Wonder if you may have some information or insight. I have a 2018 GLC300. Had it's first service in July, 2018 and in November I checked the oil and found it just at the bottom of the "safe" mark on the dipstick. I added a quart of Mobil 1 and that brought it up to 3/4 between "safe" and "full" . I currently have 12626 on the 2.0 turbo engine, so I put about 3,000 miles on it since service. Is this a bit more consumption than normal. I still have 3 years left on the warranty so it's just a matter of keeping an eye on the oil level. Any thought?
Aside: Dipstick on my GLC is a cable with a brown plastic marker at the bottom. Very hard to read. I have a large oversized, white nylon wire tie and I marked the min and max on that, using the dipstick as a reference. This way I can read the oil level easily and also see the condition of the oil.

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Wonder if you may have some information or insight. I have a 2018 GLC300. Had it's first service in July, 2018 and in November I checked the oil and found it just at the bottom of the "safe" mark on the dipstick. I added a quart of Mobil 1 and that brought it up to 3/4 between "safe" and "full" . I currently have 12626 on the 2.0 turbo engine, so I put about 3,000 miles on it since service. Is this a bit more consumption than normal. I still have 3 years left on the warranty so it's just a matter of keeping an eye on the oil level. Any thought?
Aside: Dipstick on my GLC is a cable with a brown plastic marker at the bottom. Very hard to read. I have a large oversized, white nylon wire tie and I marked the min and max on that, using the dipstick as a reference. This way I can read the oil level easily and also see the condition of the oil.

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Totally different engines with unknown driving style and conditions. The C63 can drink a ton of oil if driven hard like at the track. I would also take those zip ties off the dipstick. if one fails or falls off, that is no bueno for the engine. Just read the dipstick.
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^ This. You might want to ask in the correct forum, but I second the zip tie removal from the oil dipstick ASAP. And, if the car is a 2018 and you have concerns about oil consumption, you should talk to your dealer / service center.
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Hey, guys. I'm not attaching a zip tie to the dipstick. That would be stupid. Have any of you seen these very large 28 inch, very thick white nylon wire ties? I marked it as per the OEM dipstick and I use it only to check the oil level.
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