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Question Newbie - ?'s oil type for pre-owned CLK 320 '99

First time MB owner, loving it. Bought at 35000 miles - now at 42000 - thinking need to change oil. Is it best to go to the dealership? or I read about changing myself but not sure of the type of oil or filter!? Basically you are talking to Nell and the 1st Reader about mechanical workings.
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Mercedes, BMW and Audi all went 0/40 but they are reverting back to 5/40 semi synthetic i would highly recommend this too as 0/40 is way too thin for normal usage, for a filter its your choice either buy genuine or spurious. genuine being better for the car but in reality most things are made on a mass market for most things with different names on.
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The last I heard, all the MBUSA dealers are going back to the fully synthetic Mobil1 0W40 (MB spec 229.5). As Colt45 GTO wrote, they were using Mobil1 5W40 ESP Formula M (MB spec 229.51) for a while, but the bottle I have says fully synthetic. That is now only required for the newest BlueTec diesels. There are other MB-approved engine oils, just make sure they say 229.5 or 229.51 on the label. If your car has the FSS (flexible service system) you should use a fleece filter.

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