Mercedes-Benz GL-Class: Additives in gasoline - Fuel - Service products and capacities - Technical data - Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owner's ManualMercedes-Benz GL-Class: Additives in gasoline

One of the major problems with poor quality fuels is the creation of carbon deposits during the combustion process. Mercedes-Benz recommends that you use fuel brands containing additives that prevent the build-up of carbon deposits.

If you use fuels without these additives for an extended period of time, there may be a build up of carbon deposits, especially on the inlet valves and in the combustion chamber.

This could lead to engine running problems, e.g.:

longer engine warm-up phase
uneven idle
engine noise
misfiring
loss of power

In areas where the availability of gasoline with relevant additives is not adequate, carbon deposits can form. In this case, Mercedes-Benz recommends the use of additives that have been approved for Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

Consult an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center or go to the Internet site http://www.mbusa.com (USA only) for a list of approved products. Observe the instructions for use on the product label.

Do not mix other fuel additives with fuel. This causes unnecessary costs and could damage the engine.

not use fuel additives that are not tested Do not refuel with low-grade fuel and do not use fuel additives that are not tested and approved for Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

Damage to or malfunctions of the fuel system may otherwise occur.

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