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Old 05-08-2009, 05:33 PM
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oil selection 2002 e320

I just bought a 2002 e320 with 88.5K miles but I have no information whatsoever on the past maintenance. I had a '99 e320 in which synthetic oil was always used and my mechanic said we needed to stay with it. I have no idea on this one and so wondered under those circumstances what would you do? (i.e. synthetic or regular). Thanks.

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Old 05-08-2009, 06:33 PM
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It requires a MB229.5 spec syn oil. Mobil 1 products are popular.
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Old 05-08-2009, 08:55 PM
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Amsoil full synthetic, 5W-50 for winter, and 20W-50 for summer. Works great for me!

Mobil 1 recently reformulated, and not for the better. Took a lot of zinc out of their blends.
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Old 05-20-2009, 11:06 PM
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Thank you! This site is invaluable...
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Old 05-20-2009, 11:12 PM
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You'll find that most people here use Mobil 1 synthetic.
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:34 AM
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And there are only 2 Mobil 1 oils that meet Mercedes spec:

0W-40 European Formula
5W-40 ESP Formula M

The latter is mostly for diesels and you can't find it anywhere anyway.
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:38 AM
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M1 0W40. Meets the spec required by the mfr and is easily purchased.
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:38 PM
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And use a "Fleece" oil filter, 0-40 Euro formula Mobil One. My dealer does oil changes at a somewhat reasonable price!

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