Originally Posted by Mikegjax
Do your own oil changes and save lots of money. MB uses Mobil 1 as do I.
There are DIFFERENT
Mobil 1 oils!. The Mobil 1 that is readily available in local stores is NOT
the Mobil 1 that MB requires. Read the Sprinter manual. It details which specific
oils are approved (there were over 20
of which could be found in local auto parts stores, Walmart, truck stops etc). You can use whatever you want but, if there's a problem down the road and MB can show you failed to use the recommended oil, MB is off the hook.
I loved the 2010 3500 series Sprinter I had (while I had it). I paid the extra $ and simply brought it to a MB dealer every 10,000 miles and had the dealer perform the recommended service. If you join the Mercedes Benz club of America, most MB shops will give you 10% off the parts & labor (as well as send you a full color magazine every month or so).