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Old 04-07-2001, 02:30 AM
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I'm kind of old school and alot more paranoid then most about engine oil(I pay no attention to FSS!). I have always had good success with Castrol products. I suppose this topic could become dogmatic, but I've never ranked Mobil gasoline in the top three brands to use so I've never considered switching to Mobil oil.
I'd like to confirm that MBZ now ships all their cars with Mobil 1 in the crankcase, that would be news to me!

I think Castrol Syntec blend would give you all the performance you could want as long as you stay "old school" and change that oil every three months or three thousand miles. Of course if you live in extreme climates, then perhaps a full synthetic would be worth the added cost.
I have had four cars reach 150K miles+ with no oil burning and have switched people over to synthetic blends with no adverse effects.

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Ed "Don't Benz's just feel better..."

Current wives...
2000 ML430 Skyview "The Mel"
2000 CLK430 Cab "The Cab"
85 300D Turbo "The Diesel"

Past wives...
92 300E
85 190E

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