2003 MERCEDES BENZ C230 THE RIGHT ENGINE OIL

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  • jpeterson82
  • 2003 Mercedes Benz C230

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2003 Mercedes Benz C230 V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 51881 miles

working on a 2003 c320 mercedes wondering what the difference between tri-synthetic and synthetic motor oil is? Please help me:( ):

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Friday, October 10th, 2008 AT 8:21 PM

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Most full synthetic oils will be fine in your MB. However MB does recommend Mobil 1 which is a trisynthetic. With that in mind, at my last MB dealership I was at we used Vavoline for all oil changes. At my shop we only use Mobil 1. The only oil I would stay away from is Penzoil as I hae seen continued use of this oil damage the motor because of wax deposits in the oil itself.

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