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Old 05-31-2015, 10:33 PM   #11
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The Alibaba link identifies this as a product of France. The approval 229.51 indicates that this specific product was approved by Mercedes for the OM642 engine. I have always used Mobil I oils in the 5 other Mercedes automobiles that I have owned, but will be happy to use any products approved by the excellent Mercedes engineers.

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Duly noted. However, upon further research, MB recommends Mobil 1 0w-30 which now carries the next level cert., being 229.52.

They state; "MB 229.52 Oils meeting this specifications must have lower ash content, at least 1% better fuel economy compared to the requirements of MB 229.31 and MB 229.51 and better oxidation stability for biofuel compatibility. Can also be used where an MB 229.31 or an MB 229.51 oil is required. Just like MB 229.5 and MB 229.51 this spec requires a long life oil."

I like this oil better for these reasons: 1. lower ash content. 2. better when biofuel is used(sometimes you can't avoid buying that crap) 3. better fuel economy, even if only by 1%.
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Old 06-01-2015, 08:41 AM   #12
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Well - that forum prevented me making a mistake. I did not see the difference of 292.5 vs 292.51 - thanks for the replies!

One thing I do not understand is what does oil have to do with fuel or fuel filter? It should never be in contact with each other? Maybe somebody can enlighten me....
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Some oil even, though miniut amounts does get into you exhaust and the wrong additives could damage the particle filter. Also the turbo charger requires the correct spec.
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Old 06-02-2015, 12:12 PM   #14
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Napa has Mobil super synthetic oil on sale $3.99 per qt. 6-1-15 thru 6-30-15
112908 0w30
112911 5w20
113938 530
112917 10w30

I see they have valvoline motorcycle and atv oil on sale to.

740 10w40 motorcycle $5.19
743 20w50 motorcycle $5.19
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Old 06-02-2015, 05:20 PM   #15
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Nice catch Turbs. Here is the link. Just a reminder mb 229.51/229.52 spec for MB sprinters.
http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Re...n&Ntt=MobilOil
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Napa has Mobil super synthetic oil on sale $3.99 per qt. 6-1-15 thru 6-30-15
112908 0w30
112911 5w20
113938 530
112917 10w30

I see they have valvoline motorcycle and atv oil on sale to.

740 10w40 motorcycle $5.19
743 20w50 motorcycle $5.19
749 10w40 atv $4.49





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They have Mobil 1 ESP X1 0W30 for $5.99 Qt. Just ordered 3 cases.
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Old 06-02-2015, 08:59 PM   #17
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I like this oil better for these reasons: 1. lower ash content. 2. better when biofuel is used(sometimes you can't avoid buying that crap) 3. better fuel economy, even if only by 1%.
Good points, Kickin'.

I'll be jumping on the NAPA sale too.

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I stopped at the Mercedes dealer last week and wanted to pick up a couple quarts of there oil. This is what they gave me. Cost under $10 per at.

Did the dealer provide the right oil?

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Has the correct spec. MB 229.52. Should be fine.
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They have Mobil 1 ESP X1 0W30 for $5.99 Qt. Just ordered 3 cases.

Went to our local NAPA today and they don't have 0w30 ESP X1 Can you buy it online somewhere for $5.99 qt.?


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