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Old 03-04-2003, 10:23 PM
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Engine Oil Reference Thread

Did a 'search' on "Oil" and got 55 pages of 'hits'
and realized that it might be useful to have a thread
where we only post our ..

model
oil used
change interval

No discussions pro/con ..
No oil wars ..

Just post what you actually use in your vehicle ..

Thanks for everyone's input and
for sticking with the 'format'


Jim in Ct ..


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Old 03-04-2003, 10:25 PM
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Ok ..

1996 E300D .. Mobil Delvac 1 5w/40 .. 3-5K miles
1999 E320 ..... Mobil 1 SuperSyn 0w/40 .. 3-5K miles

Jim in Ct ..

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Old 03-04-2003, 10:37 PM
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84 300D Delvac1 5w40 5000
75 240D Delvac1 5w40 5000
86 Isuzu T/D P'up Delvac1 5w40 5000
99 Taurus Mobil1 0w40 5000

The Isuzu is leaking badly since change to synthetic. Will have to go back to dino oil. The other cars seem to love the synthetics.
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Old 03-04-2003, 11:28 PM
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300D & Jetta get Delo400 5w-40 synthetic, truck gets dino Delo but will change to synthetic at next change. RT
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Old 03-04-2003, 11:29 PM
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my "gang"of 240ds use Amsoil 15/40
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Old 03-05-2003, 12:58 AM
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15W 40 Delo 400
Switching to 5W 40 Shell Rotella pseudo-syn once the stockpiled Delo runs out

To each his oil.

1983 240D
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Old 03-05-2003, 01:47 AM
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All on Mobil Delvac 1, 15W40 with 5-6 kmile changes

Edit to conform to instructions and correct viscosity figure:

1982 240D: Mobil Delvac 1 5W40, changes @ 5,000/6,000 miles
1986 190E 2.3-16:Mobil Delvac 1 5W40, chgs @ 5,000/6,000 miles
1988 300E: Mobil Delvac 1 5W40, changes @ 5,000/6,000 miles
1998 E300 TurboDiesel: Mobil Delvac 1 5W40, chgs @ 5K/6Kmiles
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1986 Euro 190E 2.3-16 (291,000 miles),
1998 E300D TurboDiesel, 231,000 miles -purchased with 45,000,
1988 300E 5-speed 252,000 miles,
1983 240D 4-speed, purchased w/136,000, now with 222,000 miles.
2009 ML320CDI Bluetec, 89,000 miles

Owned:
1971 220D (250,000 miles plus, sold to father-in-law),
1975 240D (245,000 miles - died of body rot),
1991 350SD (176,560 miles, weakest Benz I have owned),
1999 C230 Sport (45,400 miles),
1982 240D (321,000 miles, put to sleep)

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Old 03-05-2003, 02:41 AM
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I use 15W-40 Delo 400 on both the 300D and the F-250 (both are diesels); try to change every 3000 miles. I also put one can of Seafoam in the crankcase right before dumping the oil, to facilitate oil gallery clean-up...so far, so good

I'm too chicken to go the synthetic route...
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Old 03-05-2003, 10:01 AM
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1999 E300
Amsoil Heavy Duty Marine and Diesel 15W40
Change when FSS reads 5000 and again at 0.
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Old 03-05-2003, 10:29 AM
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1978 Ford 4X4 with 408 CID of Cleveland V8 Delo 15W40
1988 Chev Corvette, hyd roller V8 Delo 15W40
1984 MB 240D Delo 15W40
1981 MB 300D Delo 15W40
1988 MB 300E Delo 15W40
1998 Toyota 4Runner Delo 15W40
1991 Cub Cadet Mower Delo 15W40
1993 Dixon Zero Turn Radius Mower Delo 15W40
2001 MB C240 Mobil 1, 0W40

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Old 03-05-2003, 12:37 PM
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1977 240D Delvac1 @10K
1981 300SD Delvac1 @10K
1996 Civic M1 0-30 @6K
1993 Corolla M1 0-30 @6K
1990 Suz. GS500E M1 10-40(?) @5k
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Old 03-05-2003, 02:44 PM
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benz - chevron delo 400 15/40 @3k or 3 months. year round

vw - valvoline 10/40 winter 15/40 summer @3 k / 3 months.
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Old 03-05-2003, 03:02 PM
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1983 300D: Delvac1 5w-40 (winter, 5k) Delvac 1300 Super 15w-40 (summer, 3k), mann filter (from now on, I am going to use delvac 1300super year round, mixed 50/50 with delvac 1in the winter to allow better oil flow, but keep my moly coating, moly is only in 1300s, not d1)

1991 BMW 318i: Pennzoil long life 15w-40 (3000 mi), (may switch to mobil1 15w-50 instead for cold flow characteristics and longer drain intervals, but like the dose of moly in long life.. the jury is out on what Ill use next time), mahle filter

1998 Chevrolet S-10 ZR2: Castrol GTX 5w-30 (every 6mo or 3k) w/ wal-mart super tech filter (changed every 3mo.)

Mother's 97 Plymouth Breeze: Moibil1 5w-30 with 1-2 qts 0w-30 in the winter (3 months). (only gets driven 1/2 mi twice a day), supertech filter.

Father's 94 Toyota previa: Kendall 10w-30 (5-7000mi), OEM toyota filter
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1982 300CD (162k)
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1985 300D (233K)

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Old 03-05-2003, 05:33 PM
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Mercedes 300D 1978 Chevron DELO 15/40
Mercedes 300SD 1981 Delvac 15/40
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Old 03-05-2003, 05:43 PM
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Shell Rotella T every 3,000 to 4,000 miles - drain it right after a long drive. I use German OE filters, Mahle, Hengst, Mann.

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