Mercedes Tech Tips

  1. Mercedes Engine Oil Types

    Mercedes Motor Oil Types Specifications

    Mercedes oil quality specifications and standards were created and put in place to ensure that a higher quality of engine oil is used in your Mercedes engine. Learn which Mercedes-Benz oil specification is correct for your car or SUV. Using the correct Mercedes oil specification will offer the best possible engine protection, performance, and longevity. We will briefly highlight the different types of Mercedes oil specs and a general correlation to which Mercedes engine application they are recommended.

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  2. FAQ: Why Does Diesel Motor Oil Turn Black?

    Black Dirty Diesel Motor Oil

    Shortly after performing a diesel engine oil change many people observe that their engine oil has already begun to turn black. Is this normal? In this article we will briefly discuss several reasons why a diesel engines oil turns black after an oil change. This information applies to all diesel engines. This includes popular Audi VW TDI diesel, Mercedes BlueTec and CDI diesel, GM Duramax, Ram Cummins and Ford Powerstroke engines and others.

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  3. Sprinter Engine Oil Types

    Sprinter Motor Oil Types and Fill Capacity

    Wondering what type of engine oil to use in your Sprinter van, or the oil fill capacity and amount of oil to use? Our charts can help you find out what Mercedes-Benz Sprinter oil spec your engine uses. We also explain the importance of factory recommended oil specifications, oil change intervals, and review a few other subjects that are worth considering when shopping for Sprinter oils.

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  4. What Type of Transmission Fluid (ATF) Does My Sprinter Take?

    Sprinter ATF Automatic Transmission Fluids

    When shopping for Sprinter automatic transmission fluid (ATF), many owners wonder what type of ATF their specific model uses. Blauparts is here to help! In this blog article we've put together a Sprinter transmission fluid specification application list or guide to help you determine the correct Sprinter transmission fluid spec and part number that you will need when changing your Sprinter automatic transmission fluid.

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  5. Mercedes-Benz Coolant Antifreeze Information

    Mercedes-Benz Antifreeze Information

    This blog post will discuss recommended Mercedes-Benz antifreeze change intervals, how often you should flush your coolant, and some important tips when filling or topping up your coolant. We will also discuss the importance of using the correct Mercedes-Benz coolant specifications in your vehicle and why you should NOT use use universal coolants or additives.

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  6. Is It Safe To Use Universal Transmission Fluids?

    Is It Save To Use Universal ATF Transmission Fluid?

    When Getting your transmission fluid changed there are a few things to consider. Where do you get your vehicle or transmission serviced? The factory dealership, an independent specialty shop, or a quick service repair center? This decision is often made based on price. However, it's also important...

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  7. Transmission Pan Gasket Leaks

    Transmission Pan Gasket Leaks

    Do you have a transmission fluid leak coming from the transmission pan gasket area after a new transmission fluid, pan gasket and filter installation? Transmission pan gaskets typically never fail. One of the following scenarios is likely the root cause. This article will...

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  8. Should You Use Motor Oil Additives?

    Should You Use Engine Oil Additives?

    Should I be using a motor oil additive treatment? Is it even necessary to use performance enhancing oil additives? Choosing the right motor oil for the application is the key. In our opinion and in most cases, using a motor oil additive treatment is unnecessary. Instead, choosing the right motor oil for the application is the key. When you use a premium motor oil, the necessary oil additives (anti wear, friction modifiers) are already formulated into it. These highly engineered motor oils (e.g. RAVENOL) include the perfect level and formulation of additives for the best engine performance...

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