Engine Oil

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.

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255

15W -50 semi synthetic will be fine

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215

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

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725

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

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155

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

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155

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

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3,165

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

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725

It's 8 bucks and some change per quart.

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875

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 ;)

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875

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! .

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115

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

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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

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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!!!

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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???

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

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I have c class 2008 204 and I live leb and its run about 101000 mile Advise me which oil I have to use

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