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Old 11-25-2007, 10:05 PM
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Engine oil for '90 300sl

What type of engine oil is appropriate for a 1990 300SL? The car has about 120,000 miles on it but runs pretty strong. We had been using Mobil 1 oil but I just read that the engine was not optimized for that oil. Any thoughts? thanks
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W126 1983 300SD 286,000 miles and ticking
Baby blue exterior Grey MB tex
Recent work:
Replaced air cleaner mounting brackets and heat shields
Replaced alternator, fan and power steering belts
Replaced positive battery terminal
Replaced negative battery terminal and cord
New Duralast Battery

My car needs work.
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Old 11-25-2007, 10:34 PM
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You can use any climate appropriate oil you want - synthetic or non - either is fine. The question is more of a personality test than anything. If spending more makes you feel better do so. It's not really going to do much for the car.
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Old 11-26-2007, 10:32 AM
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thanks those were my thoughts but I was concerned after reading a post about synthetics.
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W126 1983 300SD 286,000 miles and ticking
Baby blue exterior Grey MB tex
Recent work:
Replaced air cleaner mounting brackets and heat shields
Replaced alternator, fan and power steering belts
Replaced positive battery terminal
Replaced negative battery terminal and cord
New Duralast Battery

My car needs work.
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