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I don't believe it is. You can e-mail the RP website and find out. I don't think RP could be too bad for MBs' since it is advertised heavily on this site.

I Self Certified ours and put RP in last week!:D

Good Luck!

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Personally I only trust fluids made by large oil companies who have the funding ($) to do the research, test and develop fluids properly. Mobil 1 is a true synthetic (group IV) unlike Castrol (group III). Why take an unnucessary risk? You can't go wrong with Mobil 1 products.
 

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Is royal purple certified for oil or tranny fluid as of yet for use in Mercedes?
Mercedes has approved SPECIFICATIONS.
Look for the SPECIFICATION. That Spec is KEY ABOVE ALL.
Never mind slick ads, promotion give aways, word of mouth etc.
Look for the Spec.


Some folks swear by the common brands, Mobil 1, etc. etc. but MB approves DOZENS of other oils for use in their series of MB's.
MB "recommends" such and such brands, but does not MANDATE this Oil or
that Oil.
Read Owners Manual carefully for verification.
Big difference between MANDATING or RECOMMENDING.

You SHALL use this EGR, Spark Plug, ECM in order to maintain system
integrity and operability.

We recommend this Tire, This Oil, This Gasoline, These Wiper Blades,
This Windshield Wiper Fluid Concentrate etc etc

Again, use SPECIFICATIONS and note the difference between
recommendation and mandatory.

'nuff said.
 

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This is what I got from RP. I use the RP in another car and love it. But wouldn't want to screw up my Benzo :)

The RP 5W40 is ACEA A2/A3 (2002) approved and would meet the MB 229.3 spec.
The RP 15W40 meets the MB 228.3 spec for diesels and is ACEA A3/B3/E3/E5
(2002).


There is nothing unique about the MB specifications as compared to US API
specs.
In Europe, the manufacturer sets a spec, meaning that the oil companies have
to pay a tariff (licensing fee) to be allowed to put that manufacturer's
spec on the bottle. It can get expensive when you have BMW, Volvo, FIAT,
MAN, Peugeot, Renault, VW/ Audi / Porsche, etc all having their own
qualification programs.


In the US, we have the API Service Classifications which are an agreed upon
set of specs for cars sold and manufactured in the US.


Your car is well out of warranty and you'll have excellent results using any
of the API licensed oils found locally here. My wife has a 2.3L
Supercharged Mazda and I don't worry about putting in a 'Japanese'
recognized spec oil!.


David


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So David from RP talks about using Japanese recognized spec. oils in his wifes Mazda...

EXUSE ME, but now I'm scared!:eek: What's wrong with RP for the wife's Mazda??? Is it NO good for Mazdas?:confused: Not a good enough company discount?:confused:

Don't make my Purple Blood Boil! At least I'm not a stockholder of RP, just a new customer.:crybaby2:

C as in 220:thumbsup:
 
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