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Old 03-28-2016, 11:40 AM   #505
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Which one the oil from Walmart I can use?
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Old 03-28-2016, 11:43 PM   #506
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Which one the oil from Walmart I can use?
I believe you have to use the Mobil 1 ESP. Check your manual for the correct weight.
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Old 03-29-2016, 06:42 AM   #507
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Presumably that owner's manual is going to give you a range of options that include both conventional and synthetic oil (?). As with a passenger car, the synthetic is generally more expensive. We used Mobil 1 5W-40 turbo-diesel truck motor oil, which is about $27 per gallon. My husband is of the opinion that if we are going to invest our time to do the job, we might as well use the best available materials.
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Old 03-29-2016, 06:20 PM   #508
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If you want to stay with the longer service interval, 14 quarts Mobil 1 0w30 oil, which is replacing Mobil's 5w40 is an option. I obtained it from the MB dealer, I think it was about 9 dollars a quart. The Mobil 1 ESP is the correct oil.




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Old 03-29-2016, 10:44 PM   #509
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Preparing for oil change after couple thousand miles and searching to choose the right oil for all future DIY changes.

In Walmart today have found four different oils.
Which one is the best from them for our applications?

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These last two are the same oil, just different sizes.
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However, on the last two it is stated there for Mercedes 229.3 and 229.5 - these numbers are in our manual.

So why you think that another, because it is written for Diesel engines?
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However, on the last two it is stated there for Mercedes 229.3 and 229.5 - these numbers are in our manual.

So why you think that another, because it is written for Diesel engines?
The one Protag tagged is the one we use, which is a synthetic. I don't always understand the marketing hype and it's not always immediately apparent to me which oils are synthetic or conventional (it's in the fine print somewhere). It's also not apparent to me whether synthetics are genuinely superior - but it is true that in most cases I've seen, it can be a longer time between oil changes without imperiling the warranty if synthetic oil is used (I use it in my daily driver for that reason - 10,000 miles vs. 3,000 to 5,000 miles between oil changes).

Generally, I don't over-think this issue; husband said to use that formulation of turbo diesel Mobil 1 in the Interstate, so that's what we use.
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Here are your approved motor oils:

https://bevo.mercedes-benz.com/bevol...228.51_en.html
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When synthetic first came out my auto shop teacher put some in a Honda drove it around for a bit then drained the oil and left the oil plug out..

He then drove the car down to San Diego and back, over 200 miles round trip.. There was not a single thing wrong with that engine.. Not sure if anyone has tried that with regular oil..
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