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What brand and viscosity do you use?

I'm trying to see if I can actually buy my own oil and have the dealer use that instead of paying their crazy prices.

However, Im trying not to ask them what to get as obviously, they may not want to tell me.

Some other guys say (mbtech208 at mbworld) they use mobil1 supersyn, 0w-40, but i'm not sure if that's applicable to our climate here in T.Dot.

just wondering what your experiences have been... where did u buy, how much, what kind?

TIA
 

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Use the approved oils only...

The list of the MB tested and approved oils is quite readily available by the way. It's not a secret.

You will not be able to find Mobil 1 0W40 just yet. However, Mobil 1 15W50 is the only other approved viscosity and you can use that as well. It is good down to -39 degrees, so that should be fine even in your environment [:)]

As for the price, go to Canadian tire and pick up two 4 litre bottles; they are around $26CDN per bottle...far less than the dealer would have to charge you!

Hope this helps!
 

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No problem! Oh I forgot...

thanks Drew!
Walmart should also have Mobil 1 15W50 (it's a red capped bottle).

BTW, are there any pictures of your car posted somewhere? I assume that it's a C240 Elegance?
 

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LOL, I think that you'd win that contest!

sorry.. this was for the Dirty W203 Contest I started over at mbworld.org... I hang out more at bnzsport however.
I make an occasional appearance at Bnzsport as well, as you might have noticed.

My car is a C240 Classic.
Thanks for the pictures! I see that you have the steelies and the hubcaps on for the winter. I assume that you are wearing winter tires?

Hmm I thought I have put up pics on the galleries. (And I thought I had a much higher post count as well... shucks)

Heh, well start posting here more and you will have a higher post count [:)]. Besides, it's always nice to have more Canadians on the board! [:D]
 

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Home oil change

I bought some Pennzoil 0W-40 at Bumper to Bumper store here in the city. $7.73 without GST per litre. You have to tell the sales rep to order it for you from the supplier because they don't normally stock it. Part number PZL158970 it is called synthetic european formula. On the container it specifically say for BMW\mercedes. I believe this is the same viscosity for TO. It is still expensive however my labour cost is cheap!!
 

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Re: Use the approved oils only...

You will not be able to find Mobil 1 0W40 just yet. However, Mobil 1 15W50 is the only other approved viscosity and you can use that as well. It is good down to -39 degrees, so that should be fine even in your environment
This is not correct. According the booklet "Mercedes-Benz Factory Approved Service Products June 2001" 15w-50 should NOT be used in temperatures below -15C or +5F. 10W oils can be used down to -20C. The only oils that should be used at temps below -20C are 0W-30, 0W-40, 5W-30. 5W-40 and 5W-50.
 

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My mistake

The viscosity I bought was 5W-40 and this brand is mercedes recommanded If it is use in calgary it can be used in TO.
 

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It's probably...

The viscosity I bought was 5W-40 and this brand is mercedes recommanded If it is use in calgary it can be used in TO.
The same 5W40 stuff that MB Canada uses for their oil changes at the dealerships in Greater Vancouver. They only use Mobil 1 15W50 if you ask for it, or bring it it seems.
 
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