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Suspect sold wrong oil by ECP!

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by Waft, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. Waft

    Waft Senior Member

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    Hi

    A couple of weeks back I purchased some oil and other service parts from ECP.

    Now I usually put in 0W/30 or 5W/30 in my 93 E220 Coupe. She's on 136k.

    They didn't have any in either grade,so the young chap looked in one of their oil books.It listed 10W/40 for my car!

    I thought it odd,but it needed changing so I put it in.
    Is it safe to leave in for 6k?? I change my oil every 6k plus Mahle filter.
    It's just.....bothering me,especially as I walked past oil clearly marked BMW/Mercedes in Hellfrauds yesterday and it was 5W/30

    TIA

    Steve
     
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    Waft

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    Post in haste,Google at leisure

    Thanks mate :Oops:;)
     
  4. Steve@Avantgarde

    Steve@Avantgarde Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    If its for your W124 then I would say the 0/30 or 5/30 you have been putting in is wrong as its too thin! A 10w40 is far more suitable to the 104 engine.
     
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    Agreed, for UK temperatures.

    15/40 is ok

    15/50 is ok

    10/50 is ok
     
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    10w/40 is the best oil for your car... I use Shell Helix from ECP for my cars.
     
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    One housepoint to the youth in ECP then.
     
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    FWIW the more important bits are the ACEA/API specs and manufacturer approvals, MB229.1 in this case. 10/40 etc is just the viscosity.
    Having said that it's probably quite difficult to buy oil that doesn't meet or exceed mb229.1 these days (?) as it's quite basic stuff
     
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    I have always put 10/40 in my 124 with no problems, so as Naraic said:

    Worry not:D
     
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    Its all I had, then I found Honda had put a bottle in the box it came in couldn't be bothered changing it.
     
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    I suspect MB229.1 merely states something like "no foreign particles larger than a grain of sand", or something like that. :shock:


    :D
     
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    Hahaaaaaaaa! Excellent :D

    So she's previously had too thin a protective film between friction surfaces huh?

    Good to know she's now on the correct oil.

    Yes,well done youth. I think I'm going to write to him :p;)
     
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    Far more fitting for MB :lol:
     
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    Stop this dissery! Its very wrong!:D

    Anyway,being a fellow 93 W124'er,your previous post had me wondering if you too had spent much time/effort on protecting yours from rotting underneath (and everywhere else :p)

    I've been going pretty thorough under mine with POR 15 etc
    There is about 3 products currently on the underside,but the main thing is,I'm on top of the rot.

    Now to dry out my boot!:rolleyes:
     

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