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Join Date: May 2012
Location: Katy, TX
Vehicle: 2013 SLK 55 AMG
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Last night I drove the AMG to Tulsa (less than 200 miles round trip) for a concert, and on the drive home late last night, the screen said "Add 1.5 quarts of oil at next gas refueling." This car only has 2800 miles on it. This concerns me as I have no idea if this is a normal request or if it is a sign of impending doom. Would you suggest I have it looked at, or just dump some oil in her?
I picked up my AMG in Aug 2012. I was very easy on the car during the breakin and even after that I didn't really 'push' it too much. I checked the oil level frequently and never saw the level drop up until I changed it last month @ 6500 miles (I was going to a track event and wanted fresh oil). I thought the two-day track event might cause it to burn a bit, but after all that driving (probably 1.5 hours total track time that weekend), it still hasn't needed a drop of oil added. I was a bit surprised because in that kind of driving, it's either gas to the floor or brake to the floor - very little 'coasting'. So, I guess it depends on the engine, but there appears to be a wide range of oil usage for these cars. If I'd have seen the oild consumption you are seeing, I would probably have been concerned, too.
Current Configuration with Add Ons:
AIRGUIDE Wind Deflector, AMG Door Lock Pins, AMG Shift Medallion, AMG Tire Valve Stem Caps,
Bengal Red Leather Interior, Black Ash Wood Trim, Chrome Hood Fin Covers, COMAND, Dual Zone A/C,
ESCORT RedLine Radar Detector, Intelligent Lighting Package, Keyless Go, MB Battery Trickle Charger,
MB Cargo Area Tray, MB Load Sill Protector, MB Stainless Trunk Handle Protector, MB Wheel Locks,
Multimedia Package, Palladium Silver Metallic Paint, Smart Top, RED Brake Calipers, Window Tinting