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Old 05-29-2015, 01:45 PM   #1
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Oil and filter

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...
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Mobil-1-0W...5-qt./23636902

I need help in finding the right oil filter - any help? Would like to buy at Napa or Autozone...
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Old 05-29-2015, 01:47 PM   #2
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Call napa they will fix you right up on the filter.

When I managed a napa years ago they had Mobil but I doubt it's cheaper then wally world.

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Old 05-29-2015, 03:41 PM   #3
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Is that Walmart oil rated for MB diesel? MB recommends ESP 0W30 229.52.
Also Advance auto carries the filter by Purolator that is made in Germany. Same filter as MB. Napa ran a sale on the oil a couple months back. Mobil 1 ESP 0W30 $5.99 qt.
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Old 05-31-2015, 01:30 PM   #4
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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...
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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.
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His MH is a 2013, warranty an issue?

Would he not be better off using the oil his manual says?
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Old 05-31-2015, 02:47 PM   #6
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100,000 on the emission system. Need to use Mobil 1 ESP 0W30 or equivalent.
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Another option. Meets the MB 229.51 spec

http://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-produc...?code=AFLQT-EA
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Other Approved Oil

Another 229.51 approved oil is available from Amazon at an attractive price:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KQEHHPG/...HI5S3OMX&psc=1

It is
TOTAL 188058-3PK Quartz INEO Long Life 5W-30 Engine Oil - 5 Quart (Pack of 3)

I think you can also get MB OEM oil filters from them.


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Another 229.51 approved oil is available from Amazon at an attractive price:

Amazon.com: TOTAL 188058-3PK Quartz INEO Long Life 5W-30 Engine Oil - 5 Quart (Pack of 3): Automotive

It is
TOTAL 188058-3PK Quartz INEO Long Life 5W-30 Engine Oil - 5 Quart (Pack of 3)

I think you can also get MB OEM oil filters from them.


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This looks to be a chinese knock off. Total Automotive Lubricants Motor Oils - Buy Motor Oils,Automotive Lubricants,Synthetic Engine Oil Product on Alibaba.com

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This looks to be a chinese knock off.
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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