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Mercedes Benz 229.5 Oil #4579886
11/20/17 09:40 AM
11/20/17 09:40 AM
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I am considering buying one of two vehicles and a MB GLC is on the short list. It requires MB 229.5 oil and of the locally, readily available oils on the MB Approved 229.5 Oils List, I see two--M1 Euro 0W-40 and Castrol Edge 0W-40. I assume these oils are fairly equal to one another from the MB 229.5 point of view.

Any one have a bad experience with either in a MB vehicle? Are there other oils I should consider?

TIA for your thoughts.

Re: Mercedes Benz 229.5 Oil [Re: 2015_PSD] #4579889
11/20/17 09:44 AM
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The two oils you mentioned are probably your best bets: they work well in this application, are reasonably priced, and readily available.

You can also add Pennzoil Euro 0w-40 to your list, as it's also about the same price and comes in 5qt jugs at Walmart.


'02 530i (Edge 0W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T (Edge 5W-40)
'18 Charger SRT (PUP 0W-40 SRT)
Re: Mercedes Benz 229.5 Oil [Re: 2015_PSD] #4579907
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Many great UOAs on the Mobil 1 0W40 in my Mercedes (the one in my sig, a twin-turbo V-12).


32 Packard 15W40
02 Volvo V70 T5 0W40 M1
02 Volvo V70 XC 0W40 Edge
05 MB S600 0W40 M1
16 Tundra 1794 5W30 Pennzoil Ultra
Re: Mercedes Benz 229.5 Oil [Re: 2015_PSD] #4579911
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I should have added, I ran M1 0w-40 (pre FS) in wife's C300. No issues. You can find some of my UOAs in the UOA section.


'02 530i (Edge 0W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T (Edge 5W-40)
'18 Charger SRT (PUP 0W-40 SRT)
Re: Mercedes Benz 229.5 Oil [Re: 2015_PSD] #4579946
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Either is fine, Mercedes recommends Mobil. That's basically what they sell at the dealership and the sticker on my E-350 says to use Mobil. But people on this board seem to prefer Castrol 0w40 as it has BMW LL-01 certification and Mobil 1 0w40 lost it a few years back. I just use Castrol 0w40 just because I got a bunch on clearance at Autozone for $2/quart last year.

Re: Mercedes Benz 229.5 Oil [Re: 2015_PSD] #4579989
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Pennzoil Euro In 0w-40 would be my first choice. Ran superb for me
The 5W-40 version would be second, followed by the Castrol...

Mobil 1 was mediocre at best...

Pennzoil has $2 a quart rebate, and the 0w-40 can be found at Maul-Mart

Last edited by mattwithcats; 11/20/17 11:18 AM.

2009 Smart Pure
Pennzoil Platinum Euro 0W-40, Purolator Synthetic PSL 14610, 45 mpg...
185/55R15 General HP tires, "H" speed rated, 44 psi (300 kpa)
Re: Mercedes Benz 229.5 Oil [Re: mattwithcats] #4580015
11/20/17 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted By: mattwithcats
Pennzoil Euro In 0w-40 would be my first choice. Ran superb for me
The 5W-40 version would be second, followed by the Castrol...

Mobil 1 was mediocre at best...

I don't know how you can really say that with any proof. I've never seen any sort of test that would show any of those oils carrying the same specification are somehow "better" than another.


1994 BMW 530i, 238K
1996 Honda Accord, 266K
1999 Toyota Sienna, 407K
2000 Toyota ECHO, 280K
Re: Mercedes Benz 229.5 Oil [Re: 2015_PSD] #4580033
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In checking the MB list of oils for 229.5 (Mehrbereichsmotorole) there are dozens of choices in 0w-30, 0w-40, 5w-30 and 5w-40. Castrol, Chevron, Mobil 1, Shell, Total, Valvoline and many other brands. It seems like you can't go wrong with any of them.

Re: Mercedes Benz 229.5 Oil [Re: 2015_PSD] #4580620
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Either oil is fine for your Mercedes engine as it is in spec. I run Castrol 0w40 in my older one and noticed a lot less burn off over 8000 mile OCis. Running Mobil 1 0w40 I had to refill the oil more often because it was vaporizing. That shouldnt happen with new engines. Try both and see which one works better for you. I dont mix them in winter, but in summer I add in a quart of Castrol Supercar 10w60 with the 0w40 for trips to Las Vegas when it hits 120 to 130F. Yikes! zero burn off over 1000 mile trip with the ac on full blast.

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Re: Mercedes Benz 229.5 Oil [Re: 2015_PSD] #4580870
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Thanks Guys for sharing all of the information. I will have to wait and see which one I decide upon, but good to know that oil will not be difficult to find.

Re: Mercedes Benz 229.5 Oil [Re: 2015_PSD] #4581861
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Originally Posted By: 2015_PSD
I am considering buying one of two vehicles and a MB GLC is on the short list. It requires MB 229.5 oil and of the locally, readily available oils on the MB Approved 229.5 Oils List, I see two--M1 Euro 0W-40 and Castrol Edge 0W-40. I assume these oils are fairly equal to one another from the MB 229.5 point of view.

Any one have a bad experience with either in a MB vehicle? Are there other oils I should consider?

TIA for your thoughts.


The only issue I have encountered is a slow oil leak when using 0W oils compared to 5W. May just be a coincidence, but leak went away immediately after changing to 5W-40 in a car with 140k miles. Never leaked before the 0W, and hasn't since going back to 5W about 2500 miles ago. Maybe just coincidence. shrug
With that being said, I picked up 2 jugs of M1 0W-40 on sale - plus rebate, for the next OC. Price was too good after rebate to turn down. smile


04 Ford Explorer PP 5W-30/Puro PSL
99 MB CLK320 M1 0W-40/M1
08 MB SL550 M1 0W-40/MB
09 BMW X5 3.0i BMW 5W-30/Mann
11 MB E350 Bluetec MB 5W-30/MB

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