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Old 08-31-2017, 07:02 PM
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... just look at my special oil filter with so many O-rings"


"And look at my special wheel studs"
Old 08-31-2017, 07:06 PM
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My company had a Mercedes Sprinter Van. Those oil filters were asinine.
Old 08-31-2017, 07:07 PM
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Gotta justify a $200 oil change somehow.
Old 08-31-2017, 07:08 PM
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I can't stand working on imports.
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LOL!!!!! Ya, I have an MB. I could change the oil in less than a half hour, wearing a tuxedo, and not get a drop on me. I routinely change the oil in my "work clothes" (which are not made to get dirty). Never needed more than a couple paper towels to clean up.

And lug bolts are cheaper and easier to replace than wheel studs (ya, you misidentified those threaded metal thingies that hold your wheels on).

Also looks like you're going to need to replace those threaded metal thingies that hold your wheels on pretty soon. Stop trying to use a SAE socket on a metric bolt.
Old 08-31-2017, 07:13 PM
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Ummm I would say the vast majority of MB owners aren't changing their own oil or lug nuts.
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Originally Posted by petealan View Post
Ummm I would say the vast majority of MB owners aren't changing their own oil or lug nuts.
It is possible to own a Mercedes and STILL be a real man. If it doesn't require a lift, I fix it myself.

Apparently Makonnen is trying to do the same.
Old 08-31-2017, 07:24 PM
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Oh shit, just had to remind me about those wheel studs. My wife made me buy a complete new set because hers were rusty.
Old 08-31-2017, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by ChrisW21 View Post
LOL!!!!! Ya, I have an MB. I could change the oil in less than a half hour, wearing a tuxedo, and not get a drop on me. I routinely change the oil in my "work clothes" (which are not made to get dirty). Never needed more than a couple paper towels to clean up.

And lug bolts are cheaper and easier to replace than wheel studs (ya, you misidentified those threaded metal thingies that hold your wheels on).

Also looks like you're going to need to replace those threaded metal thingies that hold your wheels on pretty soon. Stop trying to use a SAE socket on a metric bolt.
I can do the same with my 7.3L diesel and/or various Toyota engines which both have a fraction of the nonsensical oil filter complications and will probably run twice as long as a M-B

Good call on rounding the bolt - but come on, who hasn't done that? You KNOW it's a metric size, yet you still use an SAE lug wrench
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Originally Posted by ChrisW21 View Post
It is possible to own a Mercedes and STILL be a real man. If it doesn't require a lift, I fix it myself.

Apparently Makonnen is trying to do the same.
We must consult the Man Card Association on this question.

My dad's Mercedes. Actually a pretty nice car, 2001 E320. Its just ... stupid.
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Originally Posted by Billdo View Post
Oh shit, just had to remind me about those wheel studs. My wife made me buy a complete new set because hers were rusty.
Grounds for divorce
Old 08-31-2017, 07:41 PM
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Oil filters are on the top of the motor and are just way too easy to access.

I wish it was on the back of the block and you had to be underneath the car/truck to get it and then when you did spin it off, oil ran down everywhere. Those are the awesome set ups.
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I wonder if they are done like Ford does on some of their lugs. My Ford Fusion lugs did the samething.

I looked online and its very common for them to get rounded like that.

This is the article

They may look nice, but two-piece lug nuts on the wheels of millions of Ford vehicles can become swollen and near impossible to remove with a standard lug wrench, according to a complaint filed recently by law firm Hagens Berman. If that firm’s name rings a bell, it’s because it specializes in automotive litigation. Some of its recent lawsuits have involved allegations of Ford Shelby GT350s overheating in track use and General Motors using defeat devices in its diesels, Volkswagen style.

As to the Ford lug nuts, the firm said millions of vehicles from a variety of makes and model years could be affected, but the complaint so far names Ford’s Fusion, Escape, Flex, Focus, F-150, and F-350 vehicles from the early to mid-2010s.

The problem is alleged to be that, rather than being fabricated completely out of steel, the lug nuts were instead made with a steel core and a chrome, aluminum, or stainless steel cap to match the vehicle’s wheels, according to the complaint. It claims that the lug nuts can swell and delaminate after changes in temperature and exposure to moisture. Vehicle owners then have to try (and apparently fail) to remove the swollen lug nuts with a lug wrench supplied with the Ford vehicles. Then they have to replace them.



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Good call on rounding the bolt - but come on, who hasn't done that? You KNOW it's a metric size, yet you still use an SAE lug wrench
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Originally Posted by NCSUboater View Post
I can do the same with my 7.3L diesel and/or various Toyota engines which both have a fraction of the nonsensical oil filter complications and will probably run twice as long as a M-B

Good call on rounding the bolt - but come on, who hasn't done that? You KNOW it's a metric size, yet you still use an SAE lug wrench
If you want to compare diesel to diesel, I think I would still put my money on MB for longevity. You can't look at total number of vehicles over 1 Million miles, rather look at the percentage of vehicles produced over 1 Million miles. No, I don't have stats or numbers, but since Benz invented the diesel, I would tend to give them the cred here.

As far as Toyota, I'll give props to them. They might have had one or two wins in their time. But since they are so much cheaper, less people tend to care for them properly. And I will GUARANTEE you there is not a 1971 Toyota that will garner more money at an auction than a 1971 MB.

Rounding the bolt????? *hangs head low*..... Yes, I did that, too...... BUT ONLY ONE BOLT!
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Originally Posted by ChrisW21 View Post
If you want to compare diesel to diesel, I think I would still put my money on MB for longevity. You can't look at total number of vehicles over 1 Million miles, rather look at the percentage of vehicles produced over 1 Million miles. No, I don't have stats or numbers, but since Benz invented the diesel, I would tend to give them the cred here.

As far as Toyota, I'll give props to them. They might have had one or two wins in their time. But since they are so much cheaper, less people tend to care for them properly. And I will GUARANTEE you there is not a 1971 Toyota that will garner more money at an auction than a 1971 MB.

Rounding the bolt????? *hangs head low*..... Yes, I did that, too...... BUT ONLY ONE BOLT!
M-B has definitely made more than a handful of legendary diesels.

Toyota definitely makes solid vehicles, and M-B is kind of a self-fulfilling prophecy which you alluded to. They are supposed to be a long lasting luxury brand, and thus few people miss the regular maintenance on them vs just putting gas and occasional oil changes in a Toyota.
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well the good news is, I read in the near future Germany is phasing out the internal combustion engine....electric only from there on
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Originally Posted by ChrisW21 View Post
It is possible to own a Mercedes and STILL be a real man. If it doesn't require a lift, I fix it myself.

Apparently Makonnen is trying to do the same.
Real Men change their own oil!
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Originally Posted by petealan View Post
Real Men change their own oil!
I like working on my own car. Then I know it's done right. And I get to look around and see other potential issues. Plus I can choose to pay $120 for a dealer oil change (since most other places won't touch a MB) or I can do it myself, using better oil, for around $80. There's another thread on here for an oil debate, but I (personally) like Royal Purple.
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Grounds for divorce
No way man. She lets me touch the bewbs. But yeah, they were spendy little SOBs.
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*bewbs*!!!!!! Stealing this.....

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