What type fuel can be used

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Asked by Jan 06, 2008 at 10:35 AM about the 2001 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML 430

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I wanted to know what fuel can be used such as flexi fuel or others that may be less expensive and possbly more efficient than the 91 Octane.

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always go with what the MFG recommends. if you go outside what they recommend and there is a problem, it wont be covered. The owners manual will tell you what you can use/recommened.

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Yes. You definitely can't use flex-fuel with this unless it was specifically described as a flex-fuel engine -- E85 ethanol or flex-fuel requires major modifications to the engine and fuel delivery system to function properly without damage. Nothing but the 91 or 93 octane for this baby, unfortunately.

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You can often skimp on octane as long as you stick with a Tier one gas like shell, chevron, etc. in a Mercedes. However, when you start going to Flex fuels like the E85 - you can pretty much guarantee some problems later on.

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