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Old 10-11-2011, 10:55 AM   #1
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Question for bclemens about engine oil

2011 Solera. Can you tell me/us what motor oil is installed in new engines? I would like to know in the event I need to add some.
It's my opinion that replacement oil should be the same as original.
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:43 AM   #2
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brand does not matter as much as the type and weight of the oil. Diesel oil is not the same as Gas engine oil, etc. I would use what the owners manual says to use.
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2011 Solera. Can you tell me/us what motor oil is installed in new engines? I would like to know in the event I need to add some.
It's my opinion that replacement oil should be the same as original.
That's one that I can't answer. I agree that the type is more important than brand. It is whatever Mercedes puts in there. I'll see if I can track down an actual brand from Mercedes.
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Old 10-11-2011, 03:14 PM   #4
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Mobil 1 Fully Synthetic 5W-40 straight from Mercedes
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Mobil 1 Fully Synthetic 5W-40 straight from Mercedes
I suspected it was Mobil1, they use that in their auto's also from the factory.
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Just got some in off of amazon. Almost 13$ a quart. Could not find any around home.
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Thanks for the information. My Solera has less than 5K miles and the oil on the dipstick is in the OK range but I am an eternal pessimist about things that are capable of going wrong.
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Just got some in off of amazon. Almost 13$ a quart. Could not find any around home.
it's about $6.50 quart at Wal Mart, they are the cheapest. even cheaper if you buy it in a 5qt jug $26.50.
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Walmart? I have not been able to find the correct 228.51 / 229.51 oil from Walmart around my way. PepBoys had a MB spec approved (can't think of its name off the top of my head) Mobil 1 5-w40 for $10.00 a quart.

That is what we used to top off the 1/2 quart we used in the first 3K.
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The one at walmart is not the right oil. Mobil 1 only makes one grade of oil that meets mb specs. I'll post it when I get home today
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