P0015 glk 350

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  1. Andrzej

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    Hello i own mercedes 350glk all the time im putting premium fuel and synthetic oil...last time i changed my oil was on my vacation trip with kids and i did it at the local shop,after that few days later i noticed check engine code p0015.My question is can this code be caused by non synthetic oil?
     
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    NO fuel or oil would not cause this code.

    The P0015 DTC specifically refers to the camshaft (cam) timing.
     
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    Not so fast, Jack...

    I'm thinking this engine has VVT, and those systems are often fussy about the oil viscosity. Non-synthetic should be no problem, but other characteristics of the oil may be at play here.
     
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    Bill: I see your point although what I read does not mention improper oil as a concern. But I must admit I do not know.

    Easy and probably the least expensive way to find out might be for Andrzej to invest in another oil change with the proper Syn oil.
     
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    My only concern is that oil change because i dont know the shop,few days after that check engine start to appear.
     
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    Did you ask them what they used? Like Jack said: if in doubt, change it again and ensure the new meets the specs in your owners manual. The cost of an oil change is cheap insurance.
     
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    did you confirm the oil level? Check for yourself?
    What year is this vehicle, we could look up more detailed info knowing that.
    Does the vehicle call for premium fuel - expensive$$ is unnecessary.
     
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    Its glk 350 it calls for synthetic oil and above 91 gasoline. I checked the oil level and everything looks good ...all i worry about is that they put regular oil instead of synthetic,i payed for synthetic but like i said it that was small local shop .
     
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    Do as colleagues suggested have your regular service provider change oil to eliminate possibility...
    We could look at known issues if we know model year..
     
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    Mercedes glk 350 4matic i think is 3.5 engine 2012 year.thank you .
     
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    there is a service champagne that may apply it refers to this type issue - cam solenoids elec connectors,
    Campaign No. 2012070002, your tech can get specifics.

    let us know
     
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    Thank you
     
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    Hello here is an update on my car,same day i changed oil in my glk i used mobil 1 fully synthetic light ,check engine light went away car drives perfect.once again thank you for your input guys.
     
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    Great. Thanks for letting us know. We never learn without feedback.
     

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