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Engine and Transmission Oil Recommendations

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by grubber, Jul 12, 2020.

  1. grubber

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    Hi All - What make of engine and transmission oils do you recommend for W212 E350 Estate?
     
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    MB or Fuchs (who may supply MB ? ) for ATF
     
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    I use Fuchs for both and change them earlier than recommended (every 5k miles for the engine and every 45k miles for the 7g+ gearbox).
     
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    Thanks. Which specific oils do you use for both engine and transmission please?
     
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    On my '13 S204 C250cdi I use the following:

    -FUCHS TITAN GT1 PRO C-3 5W-30 and
    -FUCHS TITAN ATF 7134 FE
     
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    I see for my CLK 350 MB lists engine oil 229.5 or 229.3. Can anybody throw light on the difference? I see most posts mention only 229.5.
     
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    The 229.5 is the latest incarnation, go for that :D
     
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    229.5 is engine oil for cars with no DPF, as it has a higher ash content.
    It isn't as readily available as 229.5'1' anyway and the 229.51 is good for both with and without DPF.

    229.5 will harm a DPF.

    Is 229.3 still available? I don't see the point in considering it even if it is.

    The last time I bought some it was 20 litres of Moteronol (Petronas) 229.51 from MB Newcastle.
    Delivered it was cheaper than the likes of Halfords, and a very handy 20 litre container with a vent to prevent gurgling when pouring.
    it'll also be handy for the waste oil down the tip later.
     
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    He has a petrol CLK , so 229.5 is the right oil (but yes he can use 229.51 as well )
     
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    I can find 229.5 but at a price. I can find 229.3 at a low price but not one that's on MB's approved list. As y'all say 229.51 Genuine MB is available at a good price for 20 lt; will it be as good as 229.5 for my 2005 V6 petrol CLK? And what's DPF, Darned Pretty Fast?
     
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    Dpf is diesel particulate filter which you don’t have buddy
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10-Litre...690587?hash=item1a52d2b61b:g:RMkAAOSwtRRdHhqR
     
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    What engine does the op have? I maybe wrongly assumed he has a CDI
     
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    No quite,
    dumb problematic filter.

    It's designed to slow you down by sapping power and use more fuel.But it does save the planet some by causing many cars o be prematurely scrapped.
     
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    @Chrisoops says above he has a petrol V6
     
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    Thank you gents.
    So, to be clear, 229.51 will be just as good for my 3.5 l V6 petrol as 229.5, yes?
    No downside?
     
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    ^^^ This and whatever is cheapest that meets it!
     
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    Only that normally the 229.5 is 5w/40 , the 229.51 is 5w/30 , if that’s not an issue then go for it .
    Mannol do some cheap oil in 20L form that meets either spec , on eBay
     
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