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Just wondering what others are using and how often are you changing?

I'm using Castrol Synthetic 5W-40 and changed at first one thousand miles and will do again at 10,000 miles
 

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I haven't changed the oil in my CLA yet. When I do it will be done by the dealer because I pre-purchased all scheduled maintenance for 5 years so what ever they use I assume will be what MB recommends.
 

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I don't have a CLA as yet but when I get one, i think i will go with motul oil, they are one of the best brands out there.
 

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I haven't changed the oil in my CLA yet. When I do it will be done by the dealer because I pre-purchased all scheduled maintenance for 5 years so what ever they use I assume will be what MB recommends.
Tony how much did the 5 year package go for. I'd like to get a 3year plan.
 

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Tony how much did the 5 year package go for. I'd like to get a 3year plan.
To be honest with you I don't remember but that price is negotiable and I think I got them to cut 15% off the regular price because I agreed to buy other services.
 

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I don't have a CLA as yet but when I get one, i think i will go with motul oil, they are one of the best brands out there.
Wow. You have a lot of posts for someone who doesn't even own a CLA yet.
 

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the cool thing is they will be able to roll in to your monthly payment plan. I got a tire and rim protection and 3 year maintenance too.
To be honest with you I don't remember but that price is negotiable and I think I got them to cut 15% off the regular price because I agreed to buy other services.
 

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I was thinkin about changing the oil at 1000 miles too. But dealer said they don't recommend that.. What do you guys think?
 

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I was thinkin about changing the oil at 1000 miles too. But dealer said they don't recommend that.. What do you guys think?
I think I'm following the manufacturer's recommended intervals.
 
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I was thinkin about changing the oil at 1000 miles too. But dealer said they don't recommend that.. What do you guys think?
I just couldn't think about leaving the oil unchanged for 10,000 miles on a new car, I don't care what the Germans recommend. And who know what kind of oil they put in there, I feel better and the engine idles smoother with the Synthetic oil IMO.
 

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I just couldn't think about leaving the oil unchanged for 10,000 miles on a new car, I don't care what the Germans recommend. And who know what kind of oil they put in there, I feel better and the engine idles smoother with the Synthetic oil IMO.
The same German engineers whose recommendation you don't care for are the same engineers who designed the engine and car you care enough buy. I can understand your concerns about oil changes on a new car if it was years ago but design and manufacturing technologies have progressed to a point where the manufacturers themselves are comfortable with 10,000 mile intervals. Oh BTW, the CLA (as well as other MB models) come with synthetic motor oil and recommends synthetic oil changes.
 

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The same German engineers whose recommendation you don't care for are the same engineers who designed the engine and car you care enough buy. I can understand your concerns about oil changes on a new car if it was years ago but design and manufacturing technologies have progressed to a point where the manufacturers themselves are comfortable with 10,000 mile intervals. Oh BTW, the CLA (as well as other MB models) come with synthetic motor oil and recommends synthetic oil changes.
 

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theres a sticker it says Mobil 1 is recommended in the hood.
And I bet that's what is in the crankcase of the engine from the factory.
 

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And I bet that's what is in the crankcase of the engine from the factory.
That's what you hope anyways, I changed mine to Castrol Synthetic prefer it over Mobil 1. By the way no sticker under my hood -- They must have been out of them that day on the assembly line. :D
 

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Manufacturers will use the oil, and place placards for whichever oil company will pay for the privilege - and have an oil that is "good enough".
 
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Mobil 1 0-40 European Car Formula is the MB recommended oil. May as well use that.
Cheapest i could find in the US is at (W)almart 5G jugs.
 

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pennzoil platinum
popular oil on bobistheoilguy

i hoard them whenever walmart has em on sale

frequency for me is every 3000 miles or less if i drive like a maniac

i change it often..
 

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I am contemplating changing my oil soon, just to get the break in period oil out of the system. But otherwise I'll likely only have a full oil and filter change done on the schedule of 20,000KM given by Mercedes-Benz.

I like Castrol Edge European 0W40, mostly because it's the only oil I can find on the shelf here which has MB Approval 229.5.
 
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