June 17

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL350 – B Service

Auto Repair, Mercedes

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Our latest feature is a B Service performed on a near new 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL350, brought to us by a client from Coal Harbour, Vancouver.

Mercedes-Benz GL350

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL350

The 2013 GL350 is a beautiful and practical diesel powered crossover sport utility vehicle loaded with all of the features that one would expect from high end German manufacturer.

A Mercedes-Benz B service consists of an engine oil and filter change, tire rotation and a full, thorough inspection of the entire vehicle. This vehicle features a BlueTEC diesel which is Mercedes-Benz’s trademarked name for their ultra-low emission diesel engine.

Like many modern diesels it requires a special diesel exhaust fluid which is also replenished during this maintenance service. Diesel exhaust fluid, also known as AdBlue is used for NOx emission reduction and provides the extra edge that keeps modern diesels running so clean.

Some folks have expressed concerns about the additional cost of DEF, however it is a very minimal expense if purchased aftermarket. If you buy it from the dealer you will usually pay a lot more, and there is no difference. DEF has a standardized ISO spec: it is 32.5% pure urea and 67.5% deionized water.

From a visual perspective this engine looks the same as those offered since the late 2000’s however it is quieter and with the additional exhaust emission equipment has none of that horrible sooty, stinky exhaust from diesels of the past. With the exception of the incredible fuel mileage you can barely tell that it’s a diesel.

Mercedes-Benz GL350

Engine compartment of GL350. The dusty plastic cover hides the very high tech BlueTEC diesel engine

For more information about the Mercedes Benz GL class vehicle click here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_GL-Class

For more about Diesel exhaust fluid click this link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diesel_exhaust_fluid

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Bernie Pawlik

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