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Old 03-19-2007, 09:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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2004 e320 oil change

My computer is telling me to add one litre of oil at next refueling. I'm approx 5,000 km away from my next FFS service. What oil should I use and would the dealer do it for me. Also this is the second time it's come up in about 6,000kms. Is that normal? The first time I just put in castrol 10w30, but I understand I should be using synthetic.
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Old 03-19-2007, 11:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Pete,

Here are MB's recommended oils: Mercedes-Benz Engine Oil Recommendations.

The factory fill is Mobil 1 0W-40, and when adding oil, you should use the same type. Do not use non-synthetic oil in your car at any time.

The dealer can add the oil for you, but I don't know if they would charge you. The MY04 in the US still had the free maintenance while car is under warranty.

My 03 E320 has 119km and it doesn't burn any oil. Is your E320 burning oil or does it have a leak somewhere?

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Why in the world would you put in Castrol 10w30?

I would STRONGLY suggest reading your owners manual ASAP!

The FFS oil change interval thanks to you using the Castrol is NO LONGER VALID and CANNOT BE RELIED UPON!!! The fact you used an oil that is NOT approved for use in your engine negated the data that is stored to determine the proper oil change interval.

Instead of waiting 5000km, take it in for an early oil change and from this point on USE THE CORRECT OILS ONLY!

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DB used strong words...and he 's right! Particularly having added regular oil to the synthetic already in the engine: get it changed asap.

Your oil usage is not excessive but would not hurt for them to check for any leakage.
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My computer is telling me to add one litre of oil at next refueling. I'm approx 5,000 km away from my next FFS service. What oil should I use and would the dealer do it for me. Also this is the second time it's come up in about 6,000kms. Is that normal? The first time I just put in castrol 10w30, but I understand I should be using synthetic.
Pete; thats unusual for a few years old model.
If you are using Dinosaur Oil please do not use it.
MB Owners Manual calls for Full Synthetic.
If your confused as to what brand to use, ie: Mobil1, Castrol, Amsoil, Valvoline, then stay with the one MB uses, Mobil 1 Full Synthetic 0W40
Is that right guys?
If I was in your shoes, and I have been, I would go do it myself. Because you see; I trust myself more than anyone I know
Recommend you get Mobil 1 Full Synthetic & New Stealership Oil Filter

If your not comfortable doing it yourself then get the Stealership to do it for you.
Don't wait any longer.
Look; your car is not going to die using Dinosaur Oil, but IT WON'T HELP!
You have a fine vehicle. Keep it running good with the good stuff.

Good Luck!
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Just keep it simple, make sure regardless of what oil you use that it has on the label "MB 229.5" or "MB 229.51" thats all you need to know in term of assurance that it will protect your motor.

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