Originally Posted by Loefflerh
I was surprised to find our oil at Walmart today - for 23.88 for 5 qt! According to the label it fits the Mb specs 229.3, 229.5....also available in 1qt container for 7.88...
Mobil 1 0W-40 Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil, 5 qt. - Walmart.com
I need help in finding the right oil filter - any help? Would like to buy at Napa or Autozone...
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.