Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by grubber, Jul 12, 2020.
Hi All - What make of engine and transmission oils do you recommend for W212 E350 Estate?
MB or Fuchs (who may supply MB ? ) for ATF
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).
Thanks. Which specific oils do you use for both engine and transmission please?
Anything meeting MB 229.5 for petrol of 229.51 for diesel is fine.
Gearbox is anything meeting MB 236.14.
Go here for brands:
Use the pull down box to select 236.14 for ATF.
On my '13 S204 C250cdi I use the following:
-FUCHS TITAN GT1 PRO C-3 5W-30 and
-FUCHS TITAN ATF 7134 FE
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.
The 229.5 is the latest incarnation, go for that
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.
He has a petrol CLK , so 229.5 is the right oil (but yes he can use 229.51 as well )
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?
Dpf is diesel particulate filter which you don’t have buddy
What engine does the op have? I maybe wrongly assumed he has a CDI
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.
@Chrisoops says above he has a petrol V6
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?
^^^ This and whatever is cheapest that meets it!
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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