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Old 07-28-2002, 08:48 PM
daddiojiggy daddiojiggy is offline
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The manual is correct, 10-40 is a good choice-DUH!

check the cars records and use that as a guide to oil preference.i'm with BUD -if you're going to synthetic(especially if prev. owner hadn't used it!) make sure you go with a heavy one-stay away from 5wxx or 10wxx.when i got my mb i also wanted the best and i changed to 5or10 weight synthetic,but because my p.o. hadn't i ended up leaking at the top end-not much but i hadn't leaked at all before or since.i'm sure someone can give you the technical explanations but i figured the seals and rubbered bits dried out and shrunk and this let the thinner flowing oil past.
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