BlueTec Diesel Oil

The oil in a BlueTec diesel is much more complicated than the oil in a gas engine.  When the DPF fills with soot from the exhaust it needs to regenerate every so often to burn off the soot.  All of the extra heat and fuel dilution in a BlueTec diesel causes the engine to […]

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 […]