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Old 05-20-2019, 09:04 AM   #1
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2018 MBS oil? what did factory utilize?

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My 2018 MBS Sunseeker 2400R is down 2 quarts of oil, but nowhere is it listed what type of oil was used by the factory in shipment. milage is 2500 miles , so not due for oil change. Thank you.


I assume is 2 quarts, as when scrolling thru the onboard computer reading it said engine oil level was 9.9 quarts. However , dip stick does not indicate it is that low, level is registering between the 2 lines.
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Old 05-20-2019, 09:18 AM   #2
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Using 2 qts in 2500 miles could be considered excessive.
IMO, mixing oil brands is ok, oil is oil, add what the owners manual recommends.
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Old 05-20-2019, 09:30 AM   #3
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Mercedes has a series of lubrication specifications and has a web site which shows which oils are approved for each of those specifications. Finding an acceptable oil is a two step process - first finding the specification number for your engine (presumably in the owners manual and, perhaps, on a label somewhere in the engine compartment), then looking that spec up on the MB web site to find the specifically approved oils.


All that being said, I think your spec is probably 229.51 (but I'm not sure) and the web site to see the list is here:
https://bevo.mercedes-benz.com/bevol...229.51_en.html
And...all that being said...most FR MBS owners seem to be using one of the Mobil 1 ESP oils - there are several weights available. Note that Mobil 1 ESP oils are not so commonly available. You can get them mail order (or you can get a kit with oil, filter, etc.) NAPA seems to put them on sale a few times a year (which often gets reported here). Your local NAPA may not have them in stock but can probably get them in a day or two.


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Old 05-20-2019, 09:31 AM   #4
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Down two quarts is WAY excessive. I've never seen the oil level down at all.


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Old 05-20-2019, 09:45 AM   #5
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I edited my post to include that the computer is stating oil level is 9.9 quarts. When I use the dipstick, the level is between the 2 lines.
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Old 05-20-2019, 09:47 AM   #6
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I'd trust the "DIP STICK" before trusting what the in-dash computer is telling you.
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Old 05-20-2019, 09:51 AM   #7
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that's what I was thinking....however because the computer thinks the oil level is low, the check engine light is now on. ( or I am assuming that is why)
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I believe the spec for the oil changed in either 2015 or 16 to 229.52 from the old 229.51

Napa puts the Mobil ESP 0w30 or 5w30 on sale a couple times a year for $5.99 or $5.79 from it's usual $9.99 price.
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Here is the approved oil list.

https://bevo.mercedes-benz.com/bevol...229.52_en.html

May be quickest to get 2 quarts at Mercedes or napa. Don't overfill, the level will go up and down during regeneration cycles, especially if you put in biodiesel. Also search the forums for a recent recommendation for a sprinter compatible code reader for that check engine light. It may just be the oil level now but when you are miles from home it will be invaluable someday.
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Hi,

My 2018 MBS Sunseeker 2400R is down 2 quarts of oil, but nowhere is it listed what type of oil was used by the factory in shipment. milage is 2500 miles , so not due for oil change. Thank you.


I assume is 2 quarts, as when scrolling thru the onboard computer reading it said engine oil level was 9.9 quarts. However , dip stick does not indicate it is that low, level is registering between the 2 lines.
Trust the dipstick. MB use Mobil 1 0W30 ESP X1 when they service. You can add any oil that meets MB Approved 229.52. There are other specs. that are approved like 229.51
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