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$5 per quart at advance auto. No limit for quantity it appears. Not as great as M1 0w-40 deal, but thought it may help out.
 

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Thanks for the tip. Porsche used to recommend their oils, do you know if they still do? I have no doubt they still make an excellent product.
 

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I have always stayed with the Mobil 1 Euro 0W40 for my W210, but I have using Syntec in my old SL.

In reading about the reduction in ZDDP in motor oils, I tried to find out how much was in Syntec, but apparently Castrol will not divulge this information.

Mobil has a chart with amounts of Zn and P clearly stated. This is important for old cars, but apparently cars like our W210s don't want high ZDDP because the cats may get fouled up.

Probably going back to Mobil for all our cars.
 

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I have always stayed with the Mobil 1 Euro 0W40 for my W210, but I have using Syntec in my old SL.

In reading about the reduction in ZDDP in motor oils, I tried to find out how much was in Syntec, but apparently Castrol will not divulge this information.

Mobil has a chart with amounts of Zn and P clearly stated. This is important for old cars, but apparently cars like our W210s don't want high ZDDP because the cats may get fouled up.

Probably going back to Mobil for all our cars.
I dug around, and found:

Supposedly Castrol 5w-40 has:(per 2006 VOA)
918-Zinc
785-Phosphorus

M1 0w-40 (per M1 Chart)
1100-Zinc
1000-Phosphorus
 

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I dug around, and found:

Supposedly Castrol 5w-40 has:(per 2006 VOA)
918-Zinc
785-Phosphorus

M1 0w-40 (per M1 Chart)
1100-Zinc
1000-Phosphorus
Thanks for that.

I use Mobil 1 15W50 on the diesel and will probably on the SL as well. It still has reasonable ZDDP.

I heard Castrol had reduced theirs (along with most oil manufactures) because of needs of newer cars. May have changed since 2006, and that was what I was worried about for use in my '72 SL.

The Mobil info is here
 

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Thanks for that.

I use Mobil 1 15W50 on the diesel and will probably on the SL as well. It still has reasonable ZDDP.

I heard Castrol had reduced theirs (along with most oil manufactures) because of needs of newer cars. May have changed since 2006, and that was what I was worried about for use in my '72 SL.

The Mobil info is here
Couldn't you use M1 5w-40 TDT...it too has high ZDDP
 

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Thanks for the heads up. I do believe that is the recommended oil for my wife's Volvo XC90.

I was able to score 24 bottles of the M1 0w-40 last week. Over a years worth for $100. :)
 

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i have seen m1 tdt 5w40 at wal-mart, actually they even have it in the 5+L jugs which cost only $23 (less than $5/L). also i wouln't hesitate to use m1 hm 10w30 in a m112 or m113. it has high zddp, hths 3.62, and meets a3/b3/b4 spec so it can easily handle fss interval. for older mb engines (m104, m103, m119, m112 ...) seems m1 hm 10w40 and m1 15w50 would be good choice.
 

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Use only Mobil 1 0- European

No exception
B
 

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i have seen m1 tdt 5w40 at wal-mart, actually they even have it in the 5+L jugs which cost only $23 (less than $5/L).
We have Walmarts in Canada, but they don't sell oil for teh prices they do in USA. More like double that price. :(
 
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