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.
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