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What Kind of Oil Should I Use in My Mercedes? – Factory Approved Service Products

 

 

 

Mercedes Oil Change - Viscosity Grades For Motors Oils by www.burdimotors.com

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What Kind of Oil Should I Use in My Mercedes?

 

 

 

Mercedes-Benz recommends only the use of MB approved synthetic motor oil for all vehicles equipped with the Flexible Service System (1998 & newer). Below is a List of Mercedes Approved Synthetic Engine Oil (1998 – 2004 Models):

• Mobil 1 SuperSyn European Car Formula 0W-40 | MB Sheet: 229.5
• Castrol Syntec European Formula 0W-30* | MB Sheet: 229.5
• Pennzoil European Formula Ultra 5W-30* | MB Sheet: 229.5
• Quaker State European Formula Ultra 5W-30* | MB Sheet: 229.5
• ELF Excellium 229.5 5W-30* | MB Sheet: 229.5
• Mobil 1 ESP Formula M 5W-40 | MB Sheet: 229.5
• Mobil 1 SuperSyn European Car Formula 0W-40 | MB Sheet: 229.3
• Castrol Syntec 5W-40 | MB Sheet: 229.3
• ELF Excellium LDX 5W-40 | MB Sheet: 229.3
• ELF Excellium LDX 0W-30* | MB Sheet: 229.3
• Quaker State Full Synthetic European Formula 5W-40 | MB Sheet: 229.3
• Pennzoil Synthetic European Formula 5W-40 | MB Sheet: 229.3
• 76 Pure Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-40 | MB Sheet: 229.3
• Kendall GT-1 Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-40 | MB Sheet: 229.3
• Motul 8100 E-Tech 0W-40 | MB Sheet: 229.3
• Motul 8100 X-Cess 5W-40 | MB Sheet: 229.3
• Shell Helix Ultra 5W-30* | MB Sheet: 229.3
• Shell Helix Ultra 5W-40 | MB Sheet: 229.3
• Valvoline SynPower MXL 0W-30*| MB Sheet: 229.3

Below is a List of Mercedes Approved Synthetic Engine Oil (2005-2009 Models):

• Mobil 1 SuperSyn European Car Formula 0W-40
• Castrol Syntec European Formula 0W-30*
• Pennzoil European Formula Ultra 5W-30*
• Quaker State European Formula Ultra 5W-30*
• ELF Excellium 229.5 5W-30* Mobil 1 ESP Formula M 5W-401
• Valvoline SynPower MST 5W-30*

1 As of model year 2007 diesel engines must only use 229.51 approved engine oil. * Not approved for use in AMG engines.

Conventional petroleum based oils are not recommended for vehicles equipped with the Flexible Service System (1998 & newer) but maybe used for older vehicles (1997 & Earlier). Engine oils are labeled on the container with various ACEA (Association des Constructeurs Europeens d’ Automobiles) and/or API (American Petroleum Institute) designations of quality. Mercedes-Benz recommends the use of MB approved engine oils listed above, which also meet ACEA and/or API classifications listed on the chart below. If a MB approved or ACEA quality engine oil is not available, then an API quality engine oil meeting the below listed API classification can be used. Only engine oils (including synthetic) with any of the following classifications grades, or combinations thereof, are approved.

Engine | ACEA Classification | API Classification
Gasoline | A3, B3 | SJ, SL
Diesel| B2, B3, B4 | CF-4, CG-4

Always refer to the viscosity chart (above) for the proper viscosity grade based on ambient temperature. You should choose the oil range based on the lowest air tempature expected during that oil change interval.

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June 28, 2009 at 9:33 pm

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