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Old 01-13-2007, 11:13 AM
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Synthetic Oil yes....but what grade????

Urgent advise is requested...i need to switch to synthetic oil TODAY, but I'm still not sure what GRADE to buy , 1998 C230 WITH 90K MILES.

Please advise soon.

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Old 01-13-2007, 11:18 AM
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Go IMMEDIATELY to Auto Zone and purchase Mobil 1 0W-40.

SORRY I couldn't get back to you sooner.

GOOD LUCK.
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Old 01-13-2007, 11:23 AM
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wow Ikcris, what took you sooo long????.....anyway thanks so much.
One more question before i go to Autozone, what about Amsoil 0W 40?
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Old 01-13-2007, 11:40 AM
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Use the european 0-40 oil that Amsoil has it has the highest spec the Mercedes has out right now, and you will be fine.
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Old 01-13-2007, 12:06 PM
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WallsMart is another source for the M1 0W40 oil.
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Old 01-13-2007, 12:07 PM
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Amsoil's AME 15W-40 will also work just GREAT! (Unless you live in a very frigid area)

Pennzoil Platinum 10W-30 is on sale for $0.99 per quart after rebate at Schucks, Kragan, etc.

A '98 doesn't really need a 0W-XX oil, IMHO.

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Old 01-13-2007, 01:01 PM
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Mobil 1 0w40 is always a good choice.
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Old 01-13-2007, 11:59 PM
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As per MB USA:
Vehicles with Flexible Service System FSS or FSS+ starting MY1998 can use 229.5, 229.51 or 229.3 oils.

As per Mobil 1 website:
Mobil 1 0W-40 meets key industry and car builder specifications for Mercedes MB 229.5

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