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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-31-2005, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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straight up oil question

I've searched and haven't found a difinitive answer...
My latest addition to the family is a '95 C280 with 165,000 miles on it. The owner's manual doesn't specify what weight oil to use in it. Which one? My old 190E 2.6 gets synthetic 20w50. I have some synthetic 10w30 I had just bought before I traded my cadillac for the benz...can I use that or do I need to exchange it?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-31-2005, 07:16 PM
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RE: straight up oil question

The OM’s not going to say because your car could be in Florida or Alaska: climate dictates what viscosity to use. For that car I would say synthetic is fine and for Nashville this time of year 10w 30 is also fine.
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RE: straight up oil question

Thanks...that's just what I needed to know. It won't be in there for much more than 3000-3500 miles anyway and I don't do a lot of interstate driving anymore. Next time I'll get something better if I need to.

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