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Old 08-09-2015, 07:37 PM   #11
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Here is a really nice site that talks about oil. This particular link discusses mobil 1 esp 5w30 and the analysis of the oil after use. You need to read on the oil weights to fully understand the differrences between 5w and 0w. Mobil 1 ESP 5W30 on MY12 Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD | Used Oil Analysis - Diesel | Bob Is The Oil Guy
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Old 08-09-2015, 07:43 PM   #12
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Thanks Mike

That where I normally go to order it. Watch for the sales.
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Old 08-10-2015, 12:20 PM   #13
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MB services all of their vehicles with Mobil 1 in the U.S.

You can mix dino oil and synthetics as long as they meet the spec. if needed.
I don't because I have this thing about oil.
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Old 08-10-2015, 12:50 PM   #14
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My Sprinter manual (2010 3500 series) showed 21 different oils approved by Mercedes Benz. NONE of the approved brands can be found in "regular" stores (the Mobil 1 MB specifies is special and NOT what's sold locally). If you're near a MB dealer, stop in and buy a quart (or two). My Sprinter did not burn oil. I regularly went the 10,000 mile interval without the need to "top off". Was your Sprinter on level ground when you checked the oil level?
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Old 08-11-2015, 08:08 AM   #15
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It is safe these days to mix any oil !!!
Unlike several years ago !!!
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Old 08-11-2015, 08:47 AM   #16
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I wouldn't for one reason, warranty issues.
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I agree,,, just saying it is safe to do now,,,
Where it was not back in the day !!!
The government made the oil Co make there oils blendable !!!
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Took everyone's advice and read all about oils on links suggested. We have an appt. Thursday at a Mercedes dealer to do the first oil change. It wasn't necessary to top off the oil, so we're good.
We are away from our home dealer so we sure appreciate the good advice, concern and general information! Love this forum!
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Took everyone's advice and read all about oils on links suggested. We have an appt. Thursday at a Mercedes dealer to do the first oil change. It wasn't necessary to top off the oil, so we're good.
We are away from our home dealer so we sure appreciate the good advice, concern and general information! Love this forum!
If your a do it your selfer, it is one of the easiest oil changes you will ever run across. And you will save a ton of money. Easily over $150 bucks. Just sayin'
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There is a Mercedes Benz Club of America. I forget how much I paid but, every dealership I used gave me a 10% discount on parts and labor which more than offset the cost.

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