Mercedes S class 2009 3.0 diesel service and maintenance

Engine oil

Engine oil capacity: 8.8 litres (9.3 quarts)
Oil change interval is 10,000 km or one year, whichever comes first.
Recommended oil type (Oil Viscosity Classification SAE) is 5W-30 and the oil must comply with the manufacturer's specification MB 228.51/229.51

Air filter

Air filter change interval is 10,000 km.
After prolonged driving in particularly dusty conditions, it is advisable to check the condition of the air filter earlier and replace it if the filter is visibly dirty.

Fuel filter

Mercedes S class 3.0 diesel fuel filter change interval is 30,000 km

Glow plugs

Replacement interval for glow plugs is 90,000 km.

Timing chain

There is no manufacturer specified replacement interval for the engine timing chain on Mercedes S class 2009 3.0 diesel, expecting it to last until the engine is overhauled.
Based on real life experience, the Mercedes S 350 2009 CDI timing chain change interval is approximately 400,000 km as at this mileage it may become overstretched and require replacement, so it is recommended to check the condition of the chain periodically after this mileage is reached and replace the timing chain if it becomes excessively stretched or if unusual engine noises occur.

Serpentine (drive) belt

Mercedes S 350 2009 CDI serpentine or alternator belt replacement interval is 90,000 km.

Engine coolant

Engine coolant (antifreeze) recommended replacement interval for Mercedes S class 3.0 diesel is 90,000 km or 5 years, whichever comes first.

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Always consult your vehicle manufacturer's service manual for service intervals and specifications!

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