Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Diesel Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-03-2009, 03:01 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 3
Best motor oil to use in my 240d

Oil Change time and I would like to know what motor oil weight and type I should be using in my 1983 240D.

Consider that we will be going into the winter months and the weather will be getting colder.

The vehicle is garaged in the the northeastern part of the USA.

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-03-2009, 05:40 AM
Gurkha's Avatar
Satyameva Jayate Ad vitam
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Boondocks
Posts: 1,026
CD diesel rated HDEO like Delo 400, Delvac Super/MX or Rotella. Check BITOG for oil analysis done on MB diesels and you will find out how all oils hold up in the engine.
__________________
99 Gurkha with OM616 IDI turbo

2015 Gurkha with OM616 DI turbo

2014 Rexton W with OM612 VGT
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-03-2009, 08:22 AM
71inka02
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 286
Valvoline

Premium Blue HD Diesel 15W40...


I just love an oil thread......almost as good as a fuel additive thread and the debate about algae in your fuel....

Good morning everyone, looks like it'll be great day!
__________________
71Inka02

62 W121 190DB - Original CA/AZ Car - Excellent Example
99 E300 Turbo Diesel - 362,000...Awesome Daily Driver
01 E320 Wagon - 297,xxx (wife's work car)
01 E320 Wagon - 131,000
02 Land Rover Disco SE- 110,000
87 BMW 325is (E30) Full Restore - Son's
06 Mini Cooper 'S' - Son's
87 Toyota FJ60 Land Cruiser - Showroom Condition - 152,000

84 300D - 142,xxx :cool - "Sold"
83 300D-"Sold" - 211,456
85 300SD-"Sold" - 213,789
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-03-2009, 08:46 AM
Crazy_Nate's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Hampton Roads
Posts: 567
Pick your poison

From what I've read...just about any diesel rated 5w40 synthetic or 15w40 dino is just fine for an older diesel. Synthetic may be preferable for cranking in cold weather.

The only other thing about oil is..."change it hot and often"

'Morning, guys
__________________
1982 240D, sold 9/17/2008
1987 300D Turbo
W124.133 - 603.960, 722.317 - Smoke Silver Metallic / Medium Red (702/177), acquired 8/15/2009
262,715 and counting
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-03-2009, 08:48 AM
Craig
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I use Mobile 1 5W40 (a little hard to find and a little more expensive) or Rotella "synthetic" 5W40 (cheaper and usually available at walmart). The advantage of 5W40 synthetic over 15W40 coventional oil is easier cold starting. Beyond that, any diesel oil with the correct range will work.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-03-2009, 09:02 AM
Scott98's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Weston, FL
Posts: 1,254
Redline 15W40. I change mine once per year. Redline recommends changing it every 10,000 - 16,000 miles or once per year.

Scott
__________________
Scott
1982 Mercedes 240D, 4 speed, 275,000
1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S (70,000)
1987 Porsche 911 Coupe 109,000 (sold)
1998 Mercedes E300 TurboDiesel 147,000 (sold)
1985 Mercedes 300D 227,000 (totaled by inattentive driver with no insurance!)
1997 Mercedes E300 Diesel 236,000 (sold)
1995 Ducati 900SS (sold)
1987 VW Jetta GLI 157,000 (sold)
1986 Camaro 125,000 (sold - P.O.S.)
1977 Corvette L82 125,000 (sold)
1965 Pontiac GTO 15,000 restored (sold)
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-03-2009, 09:45 AM
JEBalles's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Carlisle, MA
Posts: 1,225
I was pointed to the rotella-t 15W-30 (or 40? I forget) comes in the gallon jugs with the picture of a big rig on the back. Also told 3,000 miles or 6 months for that. Synthetic will help you crank in the winter and can go for more miles, but not more time (from what I've heard). I only drive 3-6,00 miles a year anyway, so I stick with the conventional oil.
__________________
1983 240D 3.0T 4-speed manual, now sold

1989 Subaru GL Wagon 5-speed Touring Edition
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-03-2009, 10:51 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: San Diego
Posts: 3,385
Like 'best' thread

Can some one explain to me why Synthetic will crank( help to crank ) better in the winter or in cold climate? Would the viscosity differs so much for synthetic and dino at low temp? All in the mind?

I like oill/ATF/PS fluid/Brake fluid thread as you have so many recommendations that you are spoiled with choices.. Any members against buying it in Walmart?

Changing it often is best.
__________________
Not MBZ nor A/C trained professional but a die-hard DIY and green engineer. Use the info at your own peril. Picked up 2 Infractions because of disagreements. NOW reversed.

W124 Keyless remote, PM for details. http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/mercedes-used-parts-sale-wanted/334620-fs-w124-chasis-keyless-remote-%2450-shipped.html

1 X 2006 CDI
1 x 87 300SDL
1 x 87 300D
1 x 87 300TDT wagon
1 x 83 300D
1 x 84 190D ( 5 sp ) - All R134 converted + keyless entry.

Last edited by ah-kay; 10-03-2009 at 10:55 AM. Reason: typo
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-03-2009, 10:59 AM
92 300D 2.5L OBK #59
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Central FL
Posts: 1,108
5W-40 vs 15W-40. It has better cold weather flowability.

Make sure its New, Clean and proper grade (diesel rated) for your vehicle. Diesel oils are rated beginning with a C not S.

Check out this link:
http://www.aa1car.com/library/API_ratings.pdf
Attached Files
File Type: pdf API_ratings.pdf (218.5 KB, 226 views)
__________________
92 300D 2.5L OM602 OBK #59
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-03-2009, 04:03 PM
Sev's Avatar
Sev Sev is offline
Infractions: 99/99 (999)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,462
guys, what about for warmer climates, like so-cal?
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-03-2009, 04:08 PM
kmaysob's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: mesa az
Posts: 1,673
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sev View Post
guys, what about for warmer climates, like so-cal?
15-40w
__________________
have no worries.....President Obama swears "If you like your gun, you can keep it
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-03-2009, 04:13 PM
Slow Attack Submarines
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: NYC
Posts: 242
The best oil to use is the C-rated oil that you change hot every 3000 miles.

It really doesn't matter after that. Yes, 0W-40 is more suitable for colder climates, but 15W-40 should be fine for anywhere in the continental United States.
__________________
1992 300D 2.5T 249k - Parked with a bad transmission
1981 300SD 142k - Daily driver
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 10-03-2009, 04:20 PM
JordaanDMC-12's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Posts: 766
guys what about DELO? That's what I normally put in because the Rotella is like $20 a gallon..

I had to go with Castrol Diesel Oil -_- I needed oil and didn't have enough money... It was $3.99...

But any who, Delo a good oil to use?
__________________
2007 BMW 328XI
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 10-03-2009, 04:24 PM
turbobenz's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Cameron Park CA
Posts: 1,871
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scott98 View Post
Redline 15W40. I change mine once per year. Redline recommends changing it every 10,000 - 16,000 miles or once per year.

Scott
Dude...
__________________
1981 300SD 512k OM603


Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 10-03-2009, 04:55 PM
okyoureabeast's Avatar
Rogue T Tolerant
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: North America
Posts: 1,675
Quote:
Originally Posted by turbobenz View Post
Dude...

Friends don't let friends change their oil in excess of 5,000 miles.

__________________
-Typos courtesy of my mobile phone.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page