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Old 06-21-2012, 10:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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which motor oil is the best for E320??

Iwould like to hear which motor oil to put into my E320 W210? The engine runs great, I use Shell for now, but would like to know which other is maybe better to use? Thanks, forgot to write, mercedes benz E320, year 1996, Europe, Croatia. And, thanks for help!!

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Old 06-21-2012, 10:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Iwould like to hear which motor oil to put into my E320 W210? The engine runs great, I use Shell for now, but would like to know which other is maybe better to use? Thanks,
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Which year of car? The spec changed with the M112 engine.

In any event, picking a brand is nonsensical.

The most important thing is to pick an oil that meets the MB spec for your car. The full spec sheet is linked in the stickies.

If you're in the states and have the M112 engine, the easiest spec oil to find is Mobil1 0W40.

Good luck.
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And off we go!

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Old 06-23-2012, 08:40 AM   #5 (permalink)
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even in europe - mobil 1 0w40
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:15 AM   #6 (permalink)
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173,000 mi on my E 320, using Mobil 1 0w40 and fleece filters always. Meets MB specs (look at back of bottle of oil). I can't see any reason why I would switch brands, now!
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Mobil 1 0w-40 and Mann fleece oil filters.
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And US MB dealers use 5W40 - go figure why they go off spec other than 5W40 is available in barrels and Mobil 1 0W40 is available in qts only.

I use 0W40 Mobil 1
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And US MB dealers use 5W40 - go figure why they go off spec other than 5W40 is available in barrels and Mobil 1 0W40 is available in qts only.

I use 0W40 Mobil 1
really? 5w40 is for diesels, there are strong detergents in it to cleanse out unburned diesel deposits. i guess 0w40 should be good for gas.

mine are diesels so i use m1 5w40 with mann filter. changing oil in 6kmi intervals, and changing filter in every other oil change (i know some people may not agree with me on the oil change intervals, saying 10+kmi, but i don't feel comfortable with that long as oil is oil and will break down over extended time).

after decade of use my cars are still strong... maybe i did right?
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:20 PM   #10 (permalink)
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And US MB dealers use 5W40 - go figure why they go off spec other than 5W40 is available in barrels and Mobil 1 0W40 is available in qts only.

I use 0W40 Mobil 1
Actually M1 0w-40 is available in 5.1 Qt containers...O'Reilly's and I think Advance Auto.

I cannot say which is best other then I use M1 0w-40 and Castrol 0w-30. I have not noticed any fuel nor any performance differences.
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