Date registered: Jun 2007
Vehicle: 2002 C32 AMG
Location: New Mexico, USA
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Today I'll be changing my oil and filter. Talked to the dealership about the brand of oil to use out of the available ones listed in the certified parts manual. They said they normally use the 0w-40 during summer time, and use the 10w-30/40 during winter. The only available oil listed that I could get a hold of was the Castrol Syntec 10w-40. They said that there is no real difference between the Castrol Syntec 30 or 40, but because only the 40 was listed as approved in the manual I used that.
Dealership also said there should be no adverse side effects on the engine wear, or performance from using the Castrol compared to the Mobile 1 Tri-Synthetic 0w-40. I did purchase the fleece filter from the dealership, and found out something interesting. Apparently there is more than one type of filter for the 02' C230K Sports Coupe (possible the other years too, but not sure). They were going to sell me the wrong one at first until I got the VIN number. First one was a lot shorter than the correct one. So be very careful when buying the filter, and make sure you get the correct one.
At the dealership I had asked for the Oil filter kit, but they said there was no such thing. I should of read this better first, and just told them the exact o-rings I needed. The o-rings for the cartridge, and the o-ring for the oil drain cap on the underbody. I hope the old o-rings will still be alright, and do their job.
Anyways, I hope this information helps some of you, and thank you for the great write up Spoons.