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Old 10-12-2003, 04:17 PM
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Best weight oil for 89 300e

Using castrol/valvoline 15x40 year round in a 1989 300e located in NC state. Owners manual shows 15x40 oil, mechanic say 20x50, what weight is mostly used by 300e owners.
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Old 10-12-2003, 04:31 PM
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Here's Mercedes recommendations. Note that many people on this board use 15W-50 Mobil 1 as I do. However, I feel that any name brand oil that's at least 40 weight will work just fine.
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Old 10-12-2003, 10:45 PM
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.... and, if you have a lot of time on your hands, use the SEARCH button up to the right and type in OIL as a search word .... but be prepared, it is probably one of the most discussed topics on this site.

For an example: Oil: Weight, not brand

'03 E320 Wagon-Sold
'95 E320 Wagon-Went to Ex
'93 190E 2.6-Wrecked
'91 300E-Went to Ex
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Old 10-13-2003, 02:21 PM
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When I bought my 95 E320 new in 95, the dealer always put in 10-30. And this was south central Texas (San Antonio)...doesn't get much hotter anywhere in the US.

And this is what I'm still putting in both my E320's with a combined 210,000 miles...never a problem and neiither one use any oil.

I see the recommendations now for 10-30 say -4 to 50 degrees.

What has changed I wonder?
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