Mercedes W204 220CDI

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Mercedes W204 220CDI

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We had this Merc come in last week for a full service and inspection as the owners needed to drive it to KZN over the weekend.

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The parts and fluids we sourced for the service:
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OEM Air filters . Old vs new
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OEM carbon cabin filters
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OEM oil filter
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OFH seals replaced
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OEM fuel filter with built in heater
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Filled up with engine oil and Ceratec.
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All done.
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Re: Mercedes W204 220CDI

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Can you comment about the Ceratec oil additive and the Speed Tec fuel additive?
Do you add these by default, or did the client request them?
Any long-term results, recommendations, etc.?
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I can comment on Ceratec, as i use it in all my cars... We started using it about 4 years ago in the BMW M Cars because of the rod bearing issues. Ceratec helps with reducing the friction on moving parts therefore reducing wear on bearings and rings ect. The americans on the M3 Forums have done alot of testing/ oil analysis,ect and with positive results so it was a no bainer. Been running it for 3 years already in my MCoupe and no issues or negative effects...

Another well established BMW M Specialist who builds M car engines for a living also advised me to use Ceratec when i first purchased my car and took it to him to replace the bearings for me as he was already using it in the engines he was building at the time as well as his own M cars..

Speedtec fuel additive was used in the Merc as the car was going to be driving long distance and the owner wanted to use it. Personally i've no experience with Diesel boosters so i'll have to ask him next time we chat to find out if it made any difference.
Current: 2007 ///M Coupe
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Ex: 2005 E55 AMG
Ex: 1998 BMW M3
Ex: 2011 REVO 2 Focus ST - 208wkw & 465nm's (FRnR)
Ex: 1994 E36 328i Track Car (Budler Motorsport built)
Ex: 2011 REVO 2 Mk6 GTI DSG - 200wkw & 452nm's (KAR)
Ex: 2007 REVO 2+ S3 - 12.7s @ 176km/h (Tarlton 2010) and 224km's on 1km (ODI)
Ex: 2006 Velo 1.6i | 2008 Velo 1.6i | 2005 Velo 1.4i | 2006 Polo 1.6i | 2012 Polo TDI | 2004 W203 C200K
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Do you need to add the oil additive every time you change the oil?
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NHB_R wrote: Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:36 pm Do you need to add the oil additive every time you change the oil?
LM say that it works in your engine for 50000km's. so every third oil change is recommended.
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Ex: 2005 E55 AMG
Ex: 1998 BMW M3
Ex: 2011 REVO 2 Focus ST - 208wkw & 465nm's (FRnR)
Ex: 1994 E36 328i Track Car (Budler Motorsport built)
Ex: 2011 REVO 2 Mk6 GTI DSG - 200wkw & 452nm's (KAR)
Ex: 2007 REVO 2+ S3 - 12.7s @ 176km/h (Tarlton 2010) and 224km's on 1km (ODI)
Ex: 2006 Velo 1.6i | 2008 Velo 1.6i | 2005 Velo 1.4i | 2006 Polo 1.6i | 2012 Polo TDI | 2004 W203 C200K
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Great work

So i take it the Ceratec additive oil can be applied to any motor?
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Unobeat wrote: Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:07 pm Great work

So i take it the Ceratec additive oil can be applied to any motor?
Yes it can, although LM recommend CeraTech be used with Liqui Moly oil as they are designed to work together..
Current: 2007 ///M Coupe
Current: 2019 Fortuner 4x4

Ex: 2005 E55 AMG
Ex: 1998 BMW M3
Ex: 2011 REVO 2 Focus ST - 208wkw & 465nm's (FRnR)
Ex: 1994 E36 328i Track Car (Budler Motorsport built)
Ex: 2011 REVO 2 Mk6 GTI DSG - 200wkw & 452nm's (KAR)
Ex: 2007 REVO 2+ S3 - 12.7s @ 176km/h (Tarlton 2010) and 224km's on 1km (ODI)
Ex: 2006 Velo 1.6i | 2008 Velo 1.6i | 2005 Velo 1.4i | 2006 Polo 1.6i | 2012 Polo TDI | 2004 W203 C200K
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