BlueTec Diesel Oil

People keep calling me wanting to know what’s the best oil for their BlueTec diesel. They don’t want a long explanation, “just tell me the best oil?”  No problem.  Use Redline 15W/40 diesel oil.

For those of you that want to understand this problem, keep reading.  The Redline 15w/40 is a decent oil.  It’s way […]

Breaking-in a new BlueTec diesel

It’s to bad Mercedes-Benz didn’t use Break-in oil in their BlueTec diesels.   If they had, the piston rings would have formed a perfect seal with the cylinder walls.  BlueTec diesel’s run much higher compression than earlier diesels or gas engines.  BlueTec diesel’s have abnormally high levels of fuel dilution.  Piston rings with the […]

Battery Advice

If you have a dead battery, you’ll want to use a genuine Mercedes-Benz battery. Aftermarket batteries don’t have enough amperage and cause low voltage fault codes when the system is under peak loads. Low voltage confuses the control modules and causes a host of problems that just end up costing you far more then you could ever […]