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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-22-2009, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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Hi. Hello there, I'm a new member who uses a van for recreation only, the last vehicle was a C200 Sports Estate but found it was lacking a seriuos amount of space in the back so Ive just purchased a 2006 WDF639 Vito 111cdi 2.2 deisel and would like to give it an oil change, ( I dont trust these lengthy service intervals) I have been told that the vehicle has a particulate fiter and requires a special oil other than the normal semi synthetic I have used in other vans (and car) I have owned and serviced every 3 months the mileage I do is very low approx 8000 miles per year, Could anyone advise on what type of engne oil is reccommended for this type of engine.

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Mercedes publishes a list of oils it has approved for its various vehicles.

You're clearly not from USA so best advice I have is to ask a Mercedes dealer or post at a forum in your country.

It is very true that vehicles with diesel particulate filter require matching motor oil, and the specification we use is Mercedes 229.51 (not interchangeable with 229.5)

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Cheers for that very quick reply, I'm trying to steer away from the dealerships however If i have to go there then so be it, I'll make enquiries. Kind Regards.

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