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I had read on another forum, that Canadian Tire now sell a Euro 5W40 synthetic oil that meets Mercedes 229.3 and 229.5 specs.

I was in there today to buy some oil for my marine diesel and saw the Motomaster Euro oil on sale. I paid $21.90 per 5L , That's quite a bit less per liter than the US$25 that I usually paid for Mobil 0W40 when in USA.

Not sure how long sale is on for. They were also giving extra CT money on purchases.

I read somewhere that the oil is made in USA by CITGO.

One odd thing. Their website has a different number for the Euro oil and viscosities are different. But the oil I bought was definitely labeled European and had the VW/BMW/MB specs that it was suitable for on back.
 

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It looks as if this 'Motomaster' is *NOT* on Either one of those Spec sheets, .3 or .5

Note the sketchy wording 'Suitable for Use...' and not 'APPROVED'...

I think I would pay the extra couple C$-bucks and get the known-entity M1...
 

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It looks as if this 'Motomaster' is *NOT* on Either one of those Spec sheets, .3 or .5

Note the sketchy wording 'Suitable for Use...' and not 'APPROVED'...

I think I would pay the extra couple C$-bucks and get the known-entity M1...
Motomaster is just the Canadian Tire house brand for many items. Mobil 1 synthetic is more than a few dollars more - more like double the price if you can find it in the stores (C$51.99 for 0W40)

The CT oil is apparently made by CITGO in the USA. It seems they have applied for and are awaiting approval. If they did that, presumably CITGO believes it meets MB's specs.

http://www.docs.citgo.com/msds_pi/C12223.pdf

Besides, on our 20+ year old cars, who really cares? Any oil will do and a good synthetic even better. I know that some of the Mobil1 oils I use for my other cars do not have MB approvals. For example, 15W50, TDT, High Mileage and many others: https://mobiloil.com/~/media/amer/us/pvl/files/pdfs/mobil-1-oil-product-specs-guide.pdf
 
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