Engine Oil

benz
0

Asked by Dec 07, 2008 at 12:23 PM about the 1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Please advise what engine oil grade (15W-50?, 10W-40?, semi-synthetic?, fully synthetic?) is suitable for Mercedes-Benz C200 (A) 1997 face-lift model? Thank you.

14 Answers

Ian Ellerby
225

15W -50 semi synthetic will be fine

19 out of 19 people think this is helpful.
Mario Zetík
155

I was used 10W-40 for modest klima in Europe. Any standard modern engine oil can is suitable for this engine.

12 out of 12 people think this is helpful.
Brandon Anderson
545

I'm a Benz tech at a Benz Dealer. We use Mobil 1 15W-50 for these vehicles. All Mercedes Benz Vehicles require Fully Synthetic motor oil, and Mobil 1 is factory fill, and the recommended oil. Cheers

46 out of 46 people think this is helpful.
Anna Pelts
125

the tipe of oil il writen on your book you can see ther uf your nut shur ask your machanic... you can fuck your engine by using something wrong

5 out of 5 people think this is helpful.
Anna Pelts
125

i think that uts best if you use 10w/40

6 out of 6 people think this is helpful.
Fred McClelland
2,895

really? how much is that from mercedes though like 15 dollars a quart lol we use mobil 1 0w40 on all the german cars.

8 out of 8 people think this is helpful.
Brandon Anderson
545

It's 8 bucks and some change per quart.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
Jan Fosen
685

If you are in Europe or somewhere where the temp can reach 0 celcius at some point ( Winter) . You should use 0-40 W sports oil from Castrol =) Not only dosent it work good as H*** , but it will make you'r engine respond faster and better ;)

6 out of 6 people think this is helpful.
Jan Fosen
685

Thats the stupidest thing I've ever heard, Clearly you know nothing about sub- zero temps , 0-40W is the only thing we can use if the temp goes under -10 Cel. If have tuned so many M.B , and not to mansion had to change oil , cause the standard oil deliverd from the factory, started to the thick floating! .

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.
Jørgen Jensen
95

I have allways used Mobil 5w/50 full synt., and i am getting close to 400.000 km in my 1,8 c-class. I live in Denmark where we have temp. from -10 to +25 celsius sinc. jj/dk

8 out of 8 people think this is helpful.
Joseph Rota
535

hi, i'm guessing from the -50 and 40's that this engine is a diesel or has something in it that requires it. but i would recomend (because it's OHC or DOHC) a 15w-50 mineral oil for summer, and 10w-40 mineral oil for winter and then add in a bottle of ZDP additives because the API is limiting the concentrations of certain lubricating minerals such as ZDP. it's what's in comercial diesel oils cuz synthetic would be too expensive in order to make it last as well. good luck

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Israel Garcia
765

Hi, if you love your 97 benz go with ( 5 w 40 ) PENTOZIN or ( 5 w 40 ) MOBIL 1 or ( 5 w 40 ) ROYAL PURPLE all of this oils and thickness EUROPEAN FORMULA if you put something different your engine will knock every time on the morning for 10 seconds or more. and if you live in very cold area change it to ( 0 W 40 ) weight stay with full synthetic; remember your driving a BENZ, check owners manual you'll see. good luck!!!

5 out of 5 people think this is helpful.
Ernesto Gomez
20

I have a 05 c230 sport what mods can I put on my engine kinda looked it up already and it says basically I need to spend about 2grand to get about 45 horsepower???

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
Ramil
30

hi i have mercedes w203, year 2005 C230. 2.5 motor. with 210 000 km. please advice me which oil to use?

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • oil change 2 answers

    where is the oil filter located on the engine block of my 2004 C240 ?

    2004 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C240 Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • how much oil goes in at oil change for 2001 mercedes c240 v6? 1 answer

    just changed oil. put 6 qts of synthetic oil in. keep getting the "engine short 1 qt warning" . how much oil goes in at oil change for 2001 mercedes c240 v6?

    2001 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C240 Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Oil smell 1 answer

    Under hood seems to be a little wet in a small area, at base, next the engine on the passenger side. An occasional smell of oil when I'm driving/ stop/ Go drive in the city. No oil leaks in the d...

    2004 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C240 Classic Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • engine 1 answer

    Car died on Highway now it won't start .there was a loud banging in the engine then a grinding metal sound , smoke poured out of the tail pipe the a loud bang. I pulled over and found that my oil d...

    1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C230 Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • How to top up engine oil 2 answers

    c200 Mercedes needs top up engine oil . How do you do it and where is oil casket

    2006 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

    -

    Car Customization

C-Class

Looking for a Used C-Class in your area?

CarGurus has 28,959 nationwide C-Class listings starting at $1,495.

ZIP:

Search Mercedes-Benz C-Class Questions

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Experts

#1 Lorne Grandison
Lorne Grandison
Reputation 3,970
#2 PPC123
PPC123
Reputation 2,590
#3 zabi
zabi
Reputation 1,860
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class"
627 Great Deals out of 22,374 listings starting at $1,600
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,367 Great Deals out of 38,323 listings starting at $1,000
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class"
156 Great Deals out of 6,548 listings starting at $1,995
Used BMW 5 Series"
666 Great Deals out of 18,605 listings starting at $1,500
Used Audi A4"
306 Great Deals out of 12,585 listings starting at $1,500
Used Mercedes-Benz CL-Class"
29 Great Deals out of 643 listings starting at $4,900
Used Mercedes-Benz M-Class"
290 Great Deals out of 6,121 listings starting at $1,999
Used BMW M3"
68 Great Deals out of 1,726 listings starting at $5,988
Used Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class"
82 Great Deals out of 1,490 listings starting at $2,400
Used Ford Mustang"
721 Great Deals out of 39,882 listings starting at $1,450
Used Honda Accord"
1,228 Great Deals out of 74,205 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Camaro"
729 Great Deals out of 37,255 listings starting at $3,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
3,683 listings starting at $39,977
2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
134 Great Deals out of 10,836 listings starting at $25,999
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
28 Great Deals out of 1,131 listings starting at $22,455
2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
134 Great Deals out of 3,436 listings starting at $15,891
2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
108 Great Deals out of 2,399 listings starting at $14,000