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Old 06-28-2010, 01:55 PM
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i need instructions for E350 W212 service reset
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Guess you are not letting the dealer sevice the car! Even a good indy will do that. Change the oil in your driveway??
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check sticky by konigstiker (sp?) at top of list of posts - his instructions work well

no need to waste money at MB dealer - you can change oil using Mobil 0W-40 and a OE Mann filter for about $60, as opposed to dealer charge of $180 - plus they always get my car dirty when they service it!
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thanks guys this is a huge help!
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for those of you that have changed oil yourselves - do you pump it out of the dipstick tube or just drain it out the bottom of the engine? ALso - do you just buy the filter at the dealer?

I used to change oil myself all the time on Japanese cars...but then migrated to bmw where it was "free". I am thinking about going back to it again
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I buy the filter (Mann 718/5x) online at Amazon.com (about $13 a piece, over $20 at MB dealer a piece). I drain the oil thru the oil pan to ensure best drainage. Remember to buy the copper crush washers at the dealer & replace after oil drain!
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can someone make a video of that
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Reset is actually pretty easy Did mine a few thousand miles back after being very carefull to do the "A" service myself.. Konigsitger is "the man" when it comes to these things. Good luck.
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i need instructions for E350 W212 service reset
Dont forget to Put it in DYNO MODE it helps with your fuel
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Why couldn't they just have a simple Service Reset procedure. Maybe, ask: All services conducted? and then do reset by pushing one or two buttons.
Since I only put about 5,000 miles per year on my car, I plan to only do oil/filter change at 4 year interval when warranty has expired. Will probably get dealer to do it if he agrees to do reset also without doing all the other stuff. Have seen where some places charge $50-60 just to do reset.
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Why couldn't they just have a simple Service Reset procedure. Maybe, ask: All services conducted? and then do reset by pushing one or two buttons.
Since I only put about 5,000 miles per year on my car, I plan to only do oil/filter change at 4 year interval when warranty has expired. Will probably get dealer to do it if he agrees to do reset also without doing all the other stuff. Have seen where some places charge $50-60 just to do reset.
Oil change at 4 yr intervals?? Thats abusive of your engine let alone no one looking at the rest of the vehicle for faults. You will not have reliable transportation if you follow thru with your plan. The interval is 10000 miles OR 1 year and that was determined by engineering studies. So your going to push their requirement by 4 times? Down the road we will be hearing from you on this board telling everyone how bad MB's are!!
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Oil change at 4 yr intervals?? Thats abusive of your engine let alone no one looking at the rest of the vehicle for faults. You will not have reliable transportation if you follow thru with your plan. The interval is 10000 miles OR 1 year and that was determined by engineering studies. So your going to push their requirement by 4 times? Down the road we will be hearing from you on this board telling everyone how bad MB's are!!
I have full service every 12 months, but when it reaches the 4 year interval or "D" service, I will only get the oil/filter changed as it will likely only have less than 20,000 miles on it. Of course if something needs attention, I would get that done as well. I over maintain my cars for the most part, including brakes, tires, transmission, cooling system, A/C,etc.
I only mentioned my plan, and it is a plan at this point, as it relates to the service indicator and having everything done that is on a list to get it reset.
I was not all inclusive, just mentioned O&F as primary service. Naturally I would discuss other items with service writer. Just not going to replace perfectly good parts, e.g. cabin filter.
Sorry you didn't understand what I meant.
BTW, lot of dealers, M-B included, replace parts or perform services at mileage/date intervals because they make money doing it, not because of "engineering studies."
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I have full service every 12 months, but when it reaches the 4 year interval or "D" service, I will only get the oil/filter changed as it will likely only have less than 20,000 miles on it. Of course if something needs attention, I would get that done as well. I over maintain my cars for the most part, including brakes, tires, transmission, cooling system, A/C,etc.
I only mentioned my plan, and it is a plan at this point, as it relates to the service indicator and having everything done that is on a list to get it reset.
I was not all inclusive, just mentioned O&F as primary service. Naturally I would discuss other items with service writer. Just not going to replace perfectly good parts, e.g. cabin filter.
Sorry you didn't understand what I meant.
BTW, lot of dealers, M-B included, replace parts or perform services at mileage/date intervals because they make money doing it, not because of "engineering studies."
I stand by whay I said. Your plan is idiotic. As a vehicle ages it requires more preventative maint not less. You either have no clue as to preventative maintenence or you are very cheap, what we call a nickle rocket. In any its you that will suffer not I or Mercedes. Enough said.
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I buy the filter (Mann 718/5x) online at Amazon.com (about $13 a piece, over $20 at MB dealer a piece). I drain the oil thru the oil pan to ensure best drainage. Remember to buy the copper crush washers at the dealer & replace after oil drain!
I find removing oil through the dipstick (with Mityvac) works great...all 8 + quarts removed. I hate messing with jacks/ramps.

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What grade of Mobil 1 do you use. Dealer told me 5-40. I thought 0-40, dealer said 5-40 was recommended. Any susgestions?
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What grade of Mobil 1 do you use. Dealer told me 5-40. I thought 0-40, dealer said 5-40 was recommended. Any susgestions?
And what does your owner's manual say?

A word on OCIs

Oil change intervals depend on manufacturer requirements and region. While the interval in the US is set at 10k miles or 1 year, the interval in the UK is every 15k miles (or one year) for MB. VW has a fixed interval of 10k miles in the US (or every year) while VW/Audi in Europe is on a 30k km (about 18k miles) or 3 year interval. BMW uses a condition based service interval that requires oil changes about every 16-18k miles in the US.

Can El Cid get away with 4 year oil change intervals? Possibly, but he is risking a $50k investment for saving a few hundred dollars.

Why are OCIs in the US shorter than in Europe? Nobody really knows but part of it is based on the US mentality of frequent oil changes in the vicinity of 3000 miles that Jiffy Lube keeps trying to shove down our throats. Oil is cheap in the US. With a liter of oil costing over $15 in Germany, long service intervals are more readily acceptable and long service intervals have been the norm in Europe since the early '90's
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Owners manual has a chart or graph, which depends on temperature which makes it somewhat confusing, hence the question.
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BTW, lot of dealers, M-B included, replace parts or perform services at mileage/date intervals because they make money doing it, not because of "engineering studies."
You are quite right. Dealers are not objective sellers of service, and often try to pad essential work with unessential work. Car makers, too, have reason to help their dealers make money by recommending more work than is essential. My favorite example is the Mercedes' recommended 5000 mile tire rotations. True, this may have some minor benefits to the tires, but the cost of having this done far outweighs the benefits. Further, every wheel and tire rotation incurs a risk that the mechanic will over tighten or under-tighten the attachment bolts. When one computes the dollar cost, the time cost, and the minor benefits, it is hard to make an objective case for 5000 mile wheel and tire rotations.

Mercedes might know this also: The company does not hesitate to install different size front and rear tires on AMG models, thereby making the traditional swap-around of tires impractical.
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I agree that going to 20,000 mile oil change intervals is excessive (5000 state miles per year X 4 years) but the annual oil change requirement is a generic specification that may not be essential for every owner. One who drives few miles but makes many short drives with mostly cold engines may need frequent oil changes. But those who mostly just park the car, as when going overseas for extended military service, should have no qualms about storing the car without periodic oil changes. Greases and gear lubes are also petroleum based and they are commonly left in for very long intervals. I've never changed out the grease in modern U joints, for example.

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Better explanation. Sorry if I confused anyone.
I have regular oil and filter changed every 12 months/10,000 miles-by dealer as part of normal service. I only drive less than 5K per year. Will have the transmission oil and filter changed at 30,000 miles/ 5 years and dealer actually recommended this even though still under extended warranty.
Why would I have dealer do an annual service and not get the regular O&F change? That's the bulk of the service.
Will probably also stretch the cabin filter changes out for an extra year.
Do have the tires rotated at each annual servicing. Learned from experience that not rotating tires leads to shorter tread life and poor wear which results in poor ride. One reason I ordered a Luxury version was so I could have the tires rotated.
Agree that no one should let dealer do service based on what they "recommend." The semi-annaual $150-250 injector service all dealers recommend is one of worst.
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Service reset with keyless start?

I see the instructions on how to reset the service with the key. But what if you have keyless start? I have a push button. I can't insert the key.
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I see the instructions on how to reset the service with the key. But what if you have keyless start? I have a push button. I can't insert the key.
Yes you can. The pushbutton snaps out to let you use the key instead.

Pressing the button without your foot on the brake will probably work too. Each press of the button corresponds to a position of the key.

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