Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-06-2015, 01:55 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
Mikegjax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Orange Park Fl.
Posts: 1,329
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ecopco View Post
Went to our local NAPA today and they don't have 0w30 ESP X1 Can you buy it online somewhere for $5.99 qt.?


2015 Solera 24R
They don't keep it at my local Napa either, but they order it and it came the next day. I called the store and they ordered it then I went to the store and picked it up.. This way you should not have to pay any shipping. Check Napa's web site to get their part number.
http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Re...0000%26Nty%3d1
__________________

__________________
2014 Solera 24R
USN Retired
Mikegjax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2015, 02:26 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Florida/Thailand/Texas
Posts: 230
I also called the Local NAPA store and they ordered it (18 quarts-Via Part Number: MOB 121218) and I will pickup on Tuesday next week. Thanks for the heads up!!!
18X 5.99=$161.82
-$54.00 Savings
$107.82 subtotal
+7.01 Tax
Total $114.83

__________________

__________________
CaptDan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2015, 04:47 PM   #23
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
TURBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,337
Saaaaweeet!

TURBS
08 duramax tuned n modded
2011 32bhok Sabre
2015 camping "9 nights"
__________________
TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2015, 11:18 AM   #24
Senior Member
 
Mikegjax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Orange Park Fl.
Posts: 1,329
Just finished 6000 mile trip after the first oil change to 0W30 ESP pulling toad and climbing some steep mountains. Oil level has not moved from the full mark. Have a thousand to go and MBS has been performing flawlessly.
__________________
2014 Solera 24R
USN Retired
Mikegjax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2016, 12:24 PM   #25
Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 47
still confused on oil

Quote:
Originally Posted by Still Kickin View Post
Ok, here is the skinny on this topic. First, DO NOT use that oil in your sprinter. The MB spec you need is 229.51 or the latest spec 229.52. They have discontinued the Mobil 1 ESP formula M 5w-40 and have replaced it with mobil 1 esp 0w-30. Also my research turned up MB brand 5w-30 which states it can only be used in a sprinter. If you use non "esp" mobil branded oil, you risk clogging your DPF diesel particulate filter, and I suspect you run the risk of engine warranty issues as well. Unfortunately, since there are only about 25,000 sprinters sold each year, neither wally world, advanced auto, autozone, etc. carry it as an on the shelf item. Hope that helps. DIYers can save an easy $150 bucks, doing it yourself.
Confused on what grade to use as I am 1/2 quart down on a new MBS / do I want 0-30 or 0-40
About 6K on the odometer and figure the slight use was for the break in period
I do not want to mix grades
Thanks
Steve
__________________
stervin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2016, 02:26 PM   #26
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 34
Adding Oil

Quote:
Originally Posted by stervin View Post
Confused on what grade to use as I am 1/2 quart down on a new MBS / do I want 0-30 or 0-40
About 6K on the odometer and figure the slight use was for the break in period
I do not want to mix grades
Thanks
Steve
First of all, it is not necessary (or even desirable) to add oil if you are 1/2 qt. low. The oil level should be between the full and add levels on the dipstick. Second, mixing grades is not a problem as long as you are using the correct spec. 229.52 oil. The 0-40 will give somewhat better performance in hot weather without sacrificing cold weather starting.

Greg
__________________
gfior is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2016, 11:29 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 1,748
Quote:
Originally Posted by stervin View Post
Confused on what grade to use as I am 1/2 quart down on a new MBS / do I want 0-30 or 0-40
About 6K on the odometer and figure the slight use was for the break in period
I do not want to mix grades
Thanks
Steve
A couple things; there is no "break-in " period on modern engines, that went away years ago with advancements in metallurgy. Although many believe otherwise, read up on the subject and you will understand it better. The oil viscosity and .52 spec that came with your Benz should be what you use to top off. I do agree with the other poster that 1/2qt down from full is no issue. Do know that the dipstick reading is sensative to the levelness of the vehicle at reading.
So DO make sure level when checking oil.
__________________
Still Kickin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2016, 11:39 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 1,748
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikegjax View Post
Just finished 6000 mile trip after the first oil change to 0W30 ESP pulling toad and climbing some steep mountains. Oil level has not moved from the full mark. Have a thousand to go and MBS has been performing flawlessly.
Fantastic! The motor is bulletproof, if only the emissions could get longevity, but so much gov't regulation just seems to overwhelm the engineers from time to time. Still, the power from a MB 6 cyl. under those weights, still amazes me when you need to step on it from time to time.
__________________
Still Kickin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2016, 02:03 PM   #29
Member
 
Mtnman64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Middle Tennessee
Posts: 98
I can find that oil spec at a lot of places, with prices all over the board. Original MB oil @ about $8 a quart on the net also. I'm guessing that keeping an eye on the color and viscosity of the oil during it's stay in the crankcase is more important than the mileage,......Eh ??

MERRY CHRISTMAS and safe travels Y'all !!!
__________________
Mtnman64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2016, 02:16 PM   #30
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 34
Time Interval?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mtnman64 View Post
I can find that oil spec at a lot of places, with prices all over the board. Original MB oil @ about $8 a quart on the net also. I'm guessing that keeping an eye on the color and viscosity of the oil during it's stay in the crankcase is more important than the mileage,......Eh ??

MERRY CHRISTMAS and safe travels Y'all !!!
Uhhh...NO!

OTOH, if you only put on a few thousand a year, you should probably change before the recommended mileage interval. Anyone care to chime in with recommended maximum time interval?

+1 on the Merry Christmas!!!

Greg
__________________

__________________
gfior is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:53 PM.