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Old 08-31-2017, 08:41 AM   #1
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Mobil 1 Oil

NAPA has Mobil 1 ESP 0W30 on sale for $5.79 qt.

Don't want to get the oil discussion going, just providing info. for those interested.
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:23 PM   #2
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I went NAPA today of course it is not on sale, but person at the counter trying to talk me out from buying Mobil 1 esp X1 0W-30 oil. He said was up to me not to void the warranty because Mercedes recommended 5W-30. Then he try to sell liqui moly 5W-30 top tec 4605. What do you think about the weight thingy?:co nfused:
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:13 PM   #3
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Use whatever weight is recommended by the manufacturer. If you do not use the recommended weight and experience engine failure they will say you voided the warranty.
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:22 AM   #4
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I went NAPA today of course it is not on sale, but person at the counter trying to talk me out from buying Mobil 1 esp X1 0W-30 oil. He said was up to me not to void the warranty because Mercedes recommended 5W-30. Then he try to sell liqui moly 5W-30 top tec 4605. What do you think about the weight thingy?:co nfused:
Just exactly which Mercedes spec does "liqui moly 5W-30 top tec 4605" meet? I don't see it on my MB lists, but it may have been added since I downloaded the lists.

I've saved edited copies of the MB 229.51 and 229.52 oils, removing the products which (I think) are not available in the US. Each of the remaining products falls into one of the following 4 weight ratings: 0W-30, 0W-40, 5W-30, and 5W-40. Any one of them will presumably work. I'm in southern Arizona and haven't had any issues with the lightest weight - the Mobil 1 0W-30, and that's what my local MB dealer uses.

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I went NAPA today of course it is not on sale, but person at the counter trying to talk me out from buying Mobil 1 esp X1 0W-30 oil. He said was up to me not to void the warranty because Mercedes recommended 5W-30. Then he try to sell liqui moly 5W-30 top tec 4605. What do you think about the weight thingy?:co nfused:
For Mobil 1 ESP X1 version, ONLY 0W-30 is approved.

For Mobil 1 ESP (non-X1),:
Mobil 1 ESP 0W-30
Mobil 1 ESP 0W-40
Mobil 1 ESP 5W-30

are all approved.

The NAPA dude was mistaken.

https://bevo.mercedes-benz.com/bevolisten/229.51_en.html
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Did you see this? This guy is testing all kind of synthetic oils. I know engine mechanical parts don't work that way, but just to show between metal to metal. It shows the results clearly. I've watched 5 or 6 tests related to oil the could be used in my RV. I think "Total ineo mc3 5w30" looks very good.
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:37 PM   #7
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liqui moly 5W-30 top tec 4605, Mobil 1 esp x1 0w-30 and Total ineo mc3 5w30 are mb-229.31, 229.51 and 229.52.
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Never seen only one weight of oil being the only recommendation for motor vehicle. Check the owner's manual. There should be a chart with weight recommendations by temperature and sometimes service duty (i.e what you use the vehicle for). Usually will have several recommended possible weights to use.

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As long as I'm not in any where -40 degree than 5w30 is just fine on 2016 rig. Then again I don't know much about these things. I only know for sure when key in and no sound. Heeeeeeeeeeeelp
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Never seen only one weight of oil being the only recommendation for motor vehicle.
I take it that you're not driving an MB Sprinter? Mercedes doesn't just specify oil viscosity, they individually approve each lubrication product to be used with the Sprinter's diesel engine. As mentioned in a previous item on the list, their list of approved engine oils includes products with 4 different viscosity ratings ranging all the way from 0W-30 to 5W-40. Not a big range.

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