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Old 04-04-2012, 06:54 AM
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Here is the latest MB 229.3 and 229.5 approved oils. Hope your fav brand is included!

MB 229.3 MB 229.3 - Multigrade engine oils (Specification 229.3) - Mercedes-Benz Specifications for Operating Fluids

MB 229.5 MB 229.5 - Multigrade engine oils (Specification 229.5) - Mercedes-Benz Specifications for Operating Fluids

I am not sure if your brand is on both lists so check carefully!
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:52 AM
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See, I knew Mobile 1 5W50 was on the list.


Just try to BUY it anywhere...
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:54 AM
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See, I knew Mobile 1 5W50 was on the list.


Just try to BUY it anywhere...
But its not on the 229.5 listing, can you use one or the other or must it be on both lists? IE: 229.5 AND 229.3?
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:27 PM
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My owners manual says "229.3 or 229.5".

It says OR.


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Old 04-04-2012, 12:46 PM
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Yep. 229.3 is just the older standards. Applicable to all of our cars.
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:34 PM
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The only oil I have been using in my German cars has been Amsoil. And as usual, not on the list. According to Amsoil, the 5w-40 meets the Mercedes Benze specs too. Go figure. That's ok. I swear by the oil and have 500+ races at the drag strip with it.
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:52 PM
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I use Mobil 1 5w-40 Diesel Turbo in all my engines. It has more Zinc. Gary
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:15 PM
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wonder what is the cheapest per quart? lol
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:51 AM
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Advance, Autozone, NAPA and O'Reilly frequently have sales where you buy 5 quarts and get a free filter. Most likely, they won't have a decent filter for the Crossfire, but you can just get the free one for one of your other cars .....

I just bought a case of 6 M1 0/40 at NAPA for $32, so at that rate, $64 will get you enough for an oil change, and you will be halfway there for the next one ....
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:13 AM
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See, I knew Mobile 1 5W50 was on the list.


Just try to BUY it anywhere...
Just ordered 18 quarts.

Mobil 1 5w50 Case of 6 quarts
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Default Re: Latest MB 229.3 & 229.5 approved oils!

I have always used the Mobile 1 0W-40. What would be the reason not to do so?
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:49 AM
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I have always used the Mobile 1 0W-40. What would be the reason not to do so?
cost and availability. I use mobile 1, 5w-40 turbo diesel oil.. cost me $20 a gallon at mijiers. They don't have 0-40 and I don't live in the artic. gary
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:22 PM
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cost and availability. I use mobile 1, 5w-40 turbo diesel oil.. cost me $20 a gallon at mijiers. They don't have 0-40 and I don't live in the artic. gary

I guess the Mobil 1 Diesel oil works if your engine calls for the following spec ? :
Caterpillar ECF-2, ECF-3
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:38 AM
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The dealer that sold me the car changed the oil with PennZoil 5w30 synth. I pointed out that wasn't an approved MB oil and they scoffed. I've since been using only Mobile 1 0w40. I must say though, the car ran much more quietly with the 5w30. My wife hates the sound of the engine. She calls it a 'wind up toy'. Now that I just ran out of my extended warranty...I'm going back to 5w30 synth. If it blows up I'll post pictures...but it won't.
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:27 PM
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Well, my Mobile 1 5W50 finally arrived, almost two weeks after I ordered it (which is fine withe me, TRY to find the stuff in a store!) With shipping, it came to $7.78 a quart which I did not think was all that bad, since a quart of Mobile 1 0W40 at Autozone is $8.99 + 7% tax. Thanks to AVLube.com !
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I have always used the Mobile 1 0W-40. What would be the reason not to do so?
I have been running my car kinda hard ( probably why my EGR is plugged up, blew a lot of crud outta the combustion chambers and it got into the EGR valve). So, I'm going to Mobile 1 5W50 - but if it was not on the list, I would not use it.
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:18 AM
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Pennzoil Ultra Euro 5W-40 is on the list, sweet! Too bad I just filled up with Mobil 1 0w-40 this morning. 7,000 miles here I come, lol.
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The only oil I have been using in my German cars has been Amsoil. And as usual, not on the list. According to Amsoil, the 5w-40 meets the Mercedes Benze specs too. Go figure. That's ok. I swear by the oil and have 500+ races at the drag strip with it.
Im new to my 2004 coupe and was going to change my oil. Just for the heck of it I asked my mechanic ( who also races) and who also recommends AMSOIL euro syn 5W-40. Says he's seen the inside of engines on MOBIL 1 and that it's not all that good. Everyone else is saying "it's not on the list" AMSOIL is saying it is? Or is not but "meets" the specs am I right? Getting ready to do mine and just want to do the right thing. This oil stuff is never ending so I feel like I'm lost...
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