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Old 07-14-2003, 04:57 PM
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Question on C-230 1999 model synthetic oil ?

Can I use mobil 5W-40 synthetic oil instead of 0W-40? I usually shop at Costco, and it's hard to find 0W-40 synthetic oil at Costco. They only have 5W-40 or 10W-40. Can these two types of synthetic oil comply with MB? Please advice.
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Old 07-14-2003, 05:31 PM
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YES! That is the same weight oil that I use in all of my cars!
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Old 07-14-2003, 08:10 PM
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At the very worst, 5W-40 oil will cost you a bit of milage. As far as lubrication goes, it's probably better.

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