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Old 09-02-2008, 02:13 PM
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Exclamation Correct motor oil for MB

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Old 09-02-2008, 02:36 PM
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Nobody here cares about motor oil. If you're looking for opinions on that, you'll just have to go elsewhere.
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He's just trying to be helpful, but oil preference - like car brand preference - can turn into a flame war. I plan on using AMSOIL's 10W-40 high protection syn in the beast I'm getting.
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Old 09-02-2008, 05:20 PM
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I believe Dee8go said that in jest. Any discussions pertaining to oil brand/weight/change interval in this forum always tend to elevate to an almost religious level.
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Old 09-02-2008, 05:35 PM
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I believe Dee8go said that in jest. Any discussions pertaining to oil brand/weight/change interval in this forum always tend to elevate to an almost religious level.
That and coolant brand... ... but I believe the Inquisition all but eliminated the "green-coolant" movement...
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Nobody really gives a damn about coolants, do they?
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Old 09-02-2008, 05:37 PM
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Hey, does anybody here CHANGE their oil? I don't waste my time with stuff like that. I like to race my car around town . . . .
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Old 09-02-2008, 06:49 PM
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Hey, does anybody here CHANGE their oil? I don't waste my time with stuff like that. I like to race my car around town . . . .
Are you kidding?!?!? Waste oil is BAD for the environment! Don't ever change your oil. Just refill as needed.

Sheesh. What do they teach kids now-a-days?
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If you have a brand new car or a fairly new mercedes i would use synethic oil such as Mobil 1.

For the older ones I would use conventional oil such as castrol.
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If you have a brand new car or a fairly new mercedes i would use synethic oil such as Mobil 1.

For the older ones I would use conventional oil such as castrol.
...and for the old geezers, I recommend oil such as "castor"
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Old 09-03-2008, 11:50 AM
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He's just trying to be helpful, but oil preference - like car brand preference - can turn into a flame war. I plan on using AMSOIL's 10W-40 high protection syn in the beast I'm getting.
Actually I was just passing on a good reference. Since I cannot find 10w40 Mobil 1 (except for the high mileage oil), I needed a reference to what grade to use in my FSS 119 engine. It looks like MB says the SM/CF or SL/CF, 229.5 or 229.3 rated oils are OK to run in the FSS 119 engine. Either 0w40 or 5w40 will replace the 15w40 or 10w40 Mobil 1 that they used to recommend.

I know "OIL WARS" can bring out the froth in everyone and I usually stay clear! I run Amsoil in my Harley and may switch to it in the MB
Now that I just changed the oil with 10w30 Mobil 1 Geeeesh

...and what is the thing with the fleece filter? Is this a diesel thingy?

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Is your car FSS? If it is it's really the same engine as the non-FSS 1997. But I've always wondered about that - are the 98 and 99 119s and 104s FSS?
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Old 09-03-2008, 04:06 PM
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FSS or not?

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Is your car FSS? If it is it's really the same engine as the non-FSS 1997. But I've always wondered about that - are the 98 and 99 119s and 104s FSS?
The '98 is FSS. I don't know the difference between the '97 & the '98 119.
When does a non-FSS 119 require an oil change? The FSS 119 states every 10K to 15K miles or 365-730 days. Mine resets to 10K miles. I change the oil (syn) every 5K-6K miles which is about every 9 months.

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Old 09-03-2008, 04:44 PM
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The fleece filter is purported to hold more contaminants before it needs to be changed. That, and it uses a synthetic medium that is supposed to be better. It should be used for extended drain intervals, such as with synthetic oil.
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Actually I was just passing on a good reference. Since I cannot find 10w40 Mobil 1 (except for the high mileage oil), I needed a reference to what grade to use in my FSS 119 engine. It looks like MB says the SM/CF or SL/CF, 229.5 or 229.3 rated oils are OK to run in the FSS 119 engine. Either 0w40 or 5w40 will replace the 15w40 or 10w40 Mobil 1 that they used to recommend.


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Bob, you can get the correct Mobil 1 product (0W40) at Walmart, Autozone, PepBoi, Advance Auto, etc. for around $6.50/qt. It does meet 229.5, of course.

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