Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog Tech Info Tech Forums
  Search our site:    
 Cart  | Project List | Order Status | Help    

Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-21-2003, 09:33 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,160
Run, hide,.............another oil question.

With the cold weather rapidly approaching & an oil change coming up, I was contemplating switching to a lighter weight oil.
My warm weather oil is Mobil 1 15W50.
Looking at the options readily available at the store, I noticed all Mobil 1's ( 5W30, 10W30 & 15W50 ) have a pour point of - 45 F.
So what is the point of changing to a different ( lighter ) weight in the first place ?
2007 C 230 Sport.
Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2003, 09:39 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Posts: 508
Pour point is only one indication. it only means it will ''pour'' at -45, but it does not say at what rate it will pour.
I use 10/40 in winter, 15/40 in summer.
Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2003, 09:48 PM
blackmercedes's Avatar
Just a guy
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 3,492
I've been using 10W30 Mobil 1 in the C230 for the last couple winters, and have found it good even at -30C. I buy it in "bulk" (5 litre jugs) and last winter on a very cold night checked it for my own "pourability" test in the bottle. It was VERY liquid, and startling compared to the Quaker State dino 5-30. The QS was like molasses and the M1 was very "sloshy." Impressed me.
John Shellenberg
1998 C230 "Black Betty" 240K

Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2003, 11:51 PM
moparmike's Avatar
You will rue this day...
Join Date: May 2003
Location: NW Arkansas
Posts: 732
I use 20w-50 year 'round. I live in Arkansas, where the winter doesnt get colder than 0*F (VERY RARELY), and usually stays 20*F and above.

More often than not, when I start my car it will have been in the 40's for a few hours.
Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2003, 06:52 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: North Central Kentucky
Posts: 1,061
I just switched over to using Mobil1 0W-40 (was using 15W-50 in all but trucks), now that I can get it at AutoZoo. Hopefully Wal-Mart will start carrying it near me at a better price. Autozoo get $4.99 for one or $4.79 each for twelve or more. Biggest problem is I think they only get 12 in at a time. It takes 45 quarts to do an oil change on my fleet, so I don't mind buying in bulk. Stuff seems to have cut oil consumption in my Suburban, but we shall see over the long haul.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:25 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page