AMG SLC 43 Limited Diff oil change - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

SLC General Discussion SLC 180,200,300,250d,43 AMG

 9Likes
  • 3 Post By tadpole
  • 1 Post By bc327
  • 1 Post By Pres
  • 1 Post By Paulwirral
  • 2 Post By Paulwirral
  • 1 Post By Paulwirral
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
#1 Old 05-10-2017
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: North Wales
Vehicle: 2017 Polar White AMG SLC43
Other Toys: 2018 Range Rover Evoque Landmark edition
Posts: 114
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 29 Post(s)
Thanks: 67
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
(Thread Starter)
AMG SLC 43 Limited Diff oil change

Good evening all,



Following on from a conversation on another thread regarding the above topic.

I can confirm that the SLC43 does require a diff oil change at 1850 miles.
I had mine done today by Mercedes Cheshire Oaks in Chester.

The cost of this is covered by Mercedes.

There was quite a bit of confusion regarding oil but this depends on the size of diff.

The oil used for my change was Castrol Syntrax Limited Slip 75w - 140.

They used 3 half litre bottles and replaced the drain and fill plugs with new and used a sealing compound.

It would appear there should have been a sticker on my windscreen on delivery notifying me of the
oil change requirement. I had none.

I did not purchase from Mercedes Chester so they have been vey helpful.


Hope this info helps.


Cheers



Tom
jbanks15, Trev5 and Pres like this.
tadpole is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to tadpole For This Useful Post:
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 05-11-2017
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Namur
Vehicle: SLC 43 AMG 2017
Other Toys: Suzuki GSX1250FA
Posts: 16
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Thanks: 14
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I assume this oil change at 1850 miles is only necessary if you have a the "AMG Performance Pack" with the AMG rear axle limited-slip differential lock. I know this option is standard in the UK, but is is not the case in the other countries. I bought a SLC 43 AMG without this option in Belgium. So, I suppose that an oil change is not necessary for me.

Can you confirm?

My car has now 4500 km (2800 miles) and I want to avoid any future problem...

Thanks in advance for your reply.
Delucas likes this.
bc327 is offline  
#3 Old 05-11-2017
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: North Wales
Vehicle: 2017 Polar White AMG SLC43
Other Toys: 2018 Range Rover Evoque Landmark edition
Posts: 114
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 29 Post(s)
Thanks: 67
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
(Thread Starter)
Only required if you have the LSD as far as I am aware.
tadpole is offline  
 
#4 Old 05-12-2017
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Namur
Vehicle: SLC 43 AMG 2017
Other Toys: Suzuki GSX1250FA
Posts: 16
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Thanks: 14
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks for your info, I am relieved.
bc327 is offline  
#5 Old 05-13-2017
Registered Users
 
Pres's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Hainault, Essex
Vehicle: 2017 SLC 43 AMG Polar White
Other Toys: A250 4Matic
Posts: 285
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 58 Post(s)
Thanks: 20
Thanked 36 Times in 24 Posts
This is very good information to know. Thank you

If I have any hassle when booking it in to my local MB dealers then I will either take it to Cheshire LOL or, have them speak to that dealer to be put straight.
tadpole likes this.
Pres is offline  
#6 Old 06-14-2017
Registered Users
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Wirral England
Vehicle: slc 43 2016
Posts: 292
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 82 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 42 Times in 29 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by tadpole View Post
Good evening all,



Following on from a conversation on another thread regarding the above topic.

I can confirm that the SLC43 does require a diff oil change at 1850 miles.
I had mine done today by Mercedes Cheshire Oaks in Chester.

The cost of this is covered by Mercedes.

There was quite a bit of confusion regarding oil but this depends on the size of diff.

The oil used for my change was Castrol Syntrax Limited Slip 75w - 140.

They used 3 half litre bottles and replaced the drain and fill plugs with new and used a sealing compound.

It would appear there should have been a sticker on my windscreen on delivery notifying me of the
oil change requirement. I had none.

I did not purchase from Mercedes Chester so they have been vey helpful.


Hope this info helps.


Cheers



Tom
Interesting reading , I did purchase my slc 43 from Mercedes Chester and they didn't or still haven't informed me of this required oil change , it's a bit late now as I'm almost on 7000 miles !
Mind you , they never informed me they moved from Chester to Cheshire oaks either ! I think their customer service is shoddy at best , the car is great . It's even more galling when the salesman I bought it from , and gave a glowing reference for , lives in the same town as me , even drinks in the same pub occasionally .
Looks like I'll have to give them a visit and see what they say .
Thanks for the post bringing it to my attention .
Paul
Paulwirral is offline  
#7 Old 06-14-2017
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: North Wales
Vehicle: 2017 Polar White AMG SLC43
Other Toys: 2018 Range Rover Evoque Landmark edition
Posts: 114
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 29 Post(s)
Thanks: 67
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
(Thread Starter)
Hi Paul,

I would certainly consider giving Chester a call and get the diff oil changed.

Better to be changed at 7000 miles than not at all.

Who was your salesman at Chester?

Cheers

Tom
tadpole is offline  
#8 Old 06-15-2017
Registered Users
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Wirral England
Vehicle: slc 43 2016
Posts: 292
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 82 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 42 Times in 29 Posts
The sales man was Asher , who will be getting his ear bent today
Hopefully I'll be able to negotiate a discount on a service as a goodwill gesture , as there's a service coming up and I'm driving back to France via Germany then onto Spain in a couple of months , better to have it done before I go .
tadpole likes this.
Paulwirral is offline  
#9 Old 06-22-2017
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Hertford
Vehicle: 2016 SLC 43 AMG
Posts: 24
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Thanks: 2
Thanked 6 Times in 2 Posts
Had the same problem with my local dealer. Salesman and service department said it didn't need changing, but the manual said it did.

Turned up with that and got them to change it. Didn't cost anything.
The Lazy Slug is offline  
#10 Old 06-23-2017
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Southampton, UK
Vehicle: 2017 polar white AMG SLC 43
Other Toys: Previous cars: 2011 Galenite R172 SLK 200 AMG Sport, Iridium Silver R171 SLK 200K automatic
Posts: 22
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Thanks: 6
Thanked 10 Times in 3 Posts
Garage
Just had an argument with the service guy at Mercedes Winchester. They went as far as telling me that the car didn't even have a limited slip differential, and that I was 100% wrong believing it had one (it's standard on all UK SLC 43s but it's a bit far to expect them to know about the advertised spec on a model they sell )

I had to call Mercedes UK who put me through to an AMG expert who confirmed it did have the slip and did need the oil change, and I had to give the phone to the service guy to tell him that it needed doing. Very poor information out there on this, especially if the only way to get the oil change done is to get Mercedes UK to tell the dealer over the phone to do the work!
human_error is offline  
#11 Old 06-23-2017
Registered Users
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Wirral England
Vehicle: slc 43 2016
Posts: 292
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 82 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 42 Times in 29 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by human_error View Post
Just had an argument with the service guy at Mercedes Winchester. They went as far as telling me that the car didn't even have a limited slip differential, and that I was 100% wrong believing it had one (it's standard on all UK SLC 43s but it's a bit far to expect them to know about the advertised spec on a model they sell )

I had to call Mercedes UK who put me through to an AMG expert who confirmed it did have the slip and did need the oil change, and I had to give the phone to the service guy to tell him that it needed doing. Very poor information out there on this, especially if the only way to get the oil change done is to get Mercedes UK to tell the dealer over the phone to do the work!
I was waiting for the guy to tell me I didn't have a lsd , it's one of the reasons I bought the car , if he had I was going to put him in the passenger seat and do a few drift style donuts around the car park to show him what a lsd does !
human_error and Trev5 like this.
Paulwirral is offline  
#12 Old 06-24-2017
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: North Wales
Vehicle: 2017 Polar White AMG SLC43
Other Toys: 2018 Range Rover Evoque Landmark edition
Posts: 114
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 29 Post(s)
Thanks: 67
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paulwirral View Post
I was waiting for the guy to tell me I didn't have a lsd , it's one of the reasons I bought the car , if he had I was going to put him in the passenger seat and do a few drift style donuts around the car park to show him what a lsd does !
Hi Paul.

They wouldn't have liked you to do that!

You would have made a mess of their beautiful new car park...

Who did you speak to in service? They should all know about the oil change after my intervention a few weeks back.

It helps when you do part time driving for them and can be a pain in the arse

Are you going on the Midlands meet at Oswestry on the 9th July?

Regards



Tom
tadpole is offline  
#13 Old 06-25-2017
Registered Users
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Wirral England
Vehicle: slc 43 2016
Posts: 292
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 82 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 42 Times in 29 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by tadpole View Post
Hi Paul.

They wouldn't have liked you to do that!

You would have made a mess of their beautiful new car park...

Who did you speak to in service? They should all know about the oil change after my intervention a few weeks back.

It helps when you do part time driving for them and can be a pain in the arse

Are you going on the Midlands meet at Oswestry on the 9th July?

Regards



Tom
Like it or not it wouldn't have stopped me doing it , I'm not one for respecting rules
Meets and car club type shows aren't really my thing so unfortunately I'll not be attending , your welcome to follow me down to Germany for a couple of days at the ring mid August .
They had to ask about the oil change but obviously you had alerted them to it .
tadpole likes this.
Paulwirral is offline  
#14 Old 07-03-2017
Registered Users
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Wirral England
Vehicle: slc 43 2016
Posts: 292
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 82 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 42 Times in 29 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by tadpole View Post
Good evening all,



Following on from a conversation on another thread regarding the above topic.

I can confirm that the SLC43 does require a diff oil change at 1850 miles.
I had mine done today by Mercedes Cheshire Oaks in Chester.

The cost of this is covered by Mercedes.

There was quite a bit of confusion regarding oil but this depends on the size of diff.

The oil used for my change was Castrol Syntrax Limited Slip 75w - 140.

They used 3 half litre bottles and replaced the drain and fill plugs with new and used a sealing compound.

It would appear there should have been a sticker on my windscreen on delivery notifying me of the
oil change requirement. I had none.

I did not purchase from Mercedes Chester so they have been vey helpful.


Hope this info helps.


Cheers



Tom
Check this out , I've just returned from dropping my car off for a very early service as I'll be using it in mainland Europe for a bit of a road trip and would far exceed the service limits .
When I booked the service I questioned the lsd oil change , the guy knew nothing about it but checked and confirmed it was due at 1850 miles , when he questioned why I hadn't brought it in I told him that the first I learnt of the necessity for the change was from reading about it on here , also that Mercedes Chester hadn't even informed me that they had moved which led me to making a twenty minute detour to find their new premises !
I drop the car off this morning and they swear blind they don't know anything about the oil change , he checks and comes back to tell me as it should have been returned at 1850 miles I'll have to pay for the oil change !
This is after being asked by the salesman to lie on his behalf by saying I'd had a test drive of the car before purchase , they didn't have one at the time . I also paid some of the deposit in cash which mysteriously was twenty quid short after I'd checked it twice , my wife actually paid it as I was away at the time . I deal in cash all the time in fairly large amounts and never make mistakes with it as I always check and re check .
I'm struggling to find a reason to buy another Mercedes next time I replace a car , and I definitely wouldn't buy from the Cheshire branch , they didn't even know I'd bought the car from them in the first place .
If you read this tom could you pm me your full name please , just so I can tell them that they've already done the oil change for you and therefore should be more than aware of it .
Thanks in advance
Paulwirral is offline  
#15 Old 07-03-2017
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: North Wales
Vehicle: 2017 Polar White AMG SLC43
Other Toys: 2018 Range Rover Evoque Landmark edition
Posts: 114
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 29 Post(s)
Thanks: 67
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
(Thread Starter)
Tom Parker

Probably too late now.

On holiday and WiFi sporadic.
Cheers
Tom
tadpole is offline  
#16 Old 07-03-2017
Registered Users
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Wirral England
Vehicle: slc 43 2016
Posts: 292
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 82 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 42 Times in 29 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by tadpole View Post
Tom Parker

Probably too late now.

On holiday and WiFi sporadic.
Cheers
Tom
No probs , I sorted it out ! I'm still less than pleased with customer service but they apologised and did the diff oil change for free eventually . I probably won't bother with them again but it's a shame as I'm the most loyal customer anyone could wish for when I get good service .
Thanks for replying though
Cheers
Paul
Paulwirral is offline  
#17 Old 07-31-2017
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Ramsbottom, Bury
Vehicle: 2016 SLC 43 AMG
Other Toys: 05 Ford Fiesta, Leaky core plugs and rusty boot lid
Posts: 11
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hi

Just had my LSD oil change done at Mercedes Whitefield. No issues at all getting it booked in, the chap on the phone seemed to know all about it.

Asked the mechanic why it wasn't made clear in Assyst or the manual and he said the dealer should have pointed it out when we bought the car.

Lucky for him we bought the car from Stoke!
wardy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mercedes Benz SLK Forum > Mercedes Benz R172 SLK Class Cars > SLC General Discussion

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Upload your files to MEGAUPLOAD
Upload your images to ImageShack

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes Benz SLK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (0 members and 2 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New AMG C43 CHELZEE Off Topic 16 05-09-2017 09:40 AM
Mercedes-Benz SLC 250d AMG Line (2016) review Berliner Heckflosse SLC General Discussion 22 10-03-2016 12:49 PM
First time Oil change for my SLK 200 R171 Hui Sweetcheong SLK R171 General Discussion 0 05-30-2016 11:36 AM
Mercedes will task dealers to step it up for AMG Berliner Heckflosse Off Topic 0 10-12-2015 01:33 AM
Blackstone Lab oil report - 2005 SLK350 fgwinn SLK R171 General Discussion 12 08-10-2009 06:11 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 

Clubs, Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.