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engine oil for 2000 E430

I've gone senile and can't recall - does my 2000 E430 require synthetic oil?

what grade?

thanks in advance............
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I strongly believe that synthetic is always indicated, esp. for an MB. I have had cars with 200k+ miles with oil pressure that was the same as when new/original, due to use of synthetic. I would recommend going to the latest MB recommended oil, per MB spec 229, which is Mobil One ESP 0-40 "M" series oil, which is specifically formulated for MB.

My dealer has the ESP 0-40 M oil in very large bulk tanks. You can learn more about it on the Mobil One site.
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MBs started being imported in mid-year 1998 with synthetic oil. Mobil1 0W40 European Car Formula or Mobil1 5W40 Formula M should be fine. Just look for the MB spec 229.5 on the label.

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