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It's a mineral-based hydraulic oil. Febi sells one version, and I think there's others. There are folks here who've used tractor hydraulic oil (John Deere) without issue. I get mine from AutohausAZ or BMA.

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It's a mineral-based hydraulic oil. Febi sells one version, and I think there's others. There are folks here who've used tractor hydraulic oil (John Deere) without issue. I get mine from AutohausAZ or BMA.

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You can also get it at the dealer. I have a bottle and will upload a photo (with Part number) when I get home. From my understanding, Febi makes the oil and bottles it for MB. I could be wrong, but I believe I seen it posted somewhere.

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Didn't jhodg5ck aka Jonathan look into John Deere fluid?
 

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You can also get it at the dealer. I have a bottle and will upload a photo (with Part number) when I get home. From my understanding, Febi makes the oil and bottles it for MB. I could be wrong, but I believe I seen it posted somewhere.

Mike
Here is a photo of the front and back of the oil bottle I have. The back has the MB part number under the bar code. Also look for FEBI ZH-M fluid should also do the trick. The bottle looks different but it's the same stuff.

Mike
 

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What we really need is to know if there is something so special about the benz oil that we HAVE to use it or damage will occurr.

I have to pay $65 per litre from my benz dealer - thats outrageous. I would think outo trans fluid would get just as hard a life as strut fluid. Why the difference?

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Its around £8 GBP a litre from the dealer, the whole system only takes a couple of litres so I wouldnt skimp on this as I have heard some horror stories of the wrong oil causing damage.
 

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After searching various M/B forums, it seems to be a mineral oil based hydraulic oil. It is my understanding a petroleum based oil will attack the rubber membrane in the accumulators causing them to fail.
I've read that Jonathon of blueridgemb uses John Deere Hydraulic oil.
Not sure if here or another Benz forum.
 

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After searching various M/B forums, it seems to be a mineral oil based hydraulic oil. It is my understanding a petroleum based oil will attack the rubber membrane in the accumulators causing them to fail.
I've read that Jonathon of blueridgemb uses John Deere Hydraulic oil.
Not sure if here or another Benz forum.
Its somewhere in the forum archive. Check the 'Welcome...' announcement on top of the forum re search.
 

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Its around £8 GBP a litre from the dealer, the whole system only takes a couple of litres so I wouldnt skimp on this as I have heard some horror stories of the wrong oil causing damage.
+1. I think I paid $20US/quart.
 
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