Recent Topics
What are these two things in the bumper?
by atikovi - 08/22/19 09:48 AM
Amsoil Metal Protector
by Snagglefoot - 08/22/19 09:07 AM
Unsubscribe
by borgward - 08/22/19 08:30 AM
Share the anger
by Kira - 08/22/19 08:10 AM
Findings on BMW ATF6 (Mini Cooper) - Feedback?
by NYSteve - 08/22/19 08:02 AM
Is my transmission fluid overfilled? Scion xB '10
by puredata - 08/22/19 02:38 AM
Which are you?😂
by Mad_Hatter - 08/22/19 12:21 AM
The Fatal Flaw...
by Mad_Hatter - 08/21/19 10:58 PM
early OCI because of HIGH REVVING
by tahoe_hybrid - 08/21/19 10:38 PM
API diesel / gas ratings
by KiwiBiker - 08/21/19 10:18 PM
For the XOM fans!
by Marco620 - 08/21/19 09:43 PM
I have to set up Wake-On-Lan
by vavavroom - 08/21/19 09:17 PM
A Nut About Motor Oil
by Mr_Luke - 08/21/19 09:12 PM
Is VW507 okay for flat tappets in EA 827?
by vavavroom - 08/21/19 09:06 PM
Brake pads on a Cadillac ATS?
by Oro_O - 08/21/19 08:32 PM
2019 GMC Sierra - Rear view mirror is new tech
by Reddy45 - 08/21/19 08:18 PM
Mobil Super or Mobil 1
by 80Boxcar - 08/21/19 07:34 PM
17 Accord 6AT "service"
by Schmoe - 08/21/19 07:26 PM
Caliper Recommendations for 2002 Tacoma
by madibob - 08/21/19 07:14 PM
KoruWorks code
by GumbyJarvis - 08/21/19 06:34 PM
Newest Members
oilq, Nesss, Robto, Chaparro_trucker, KiwiBiker
69027 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
86 registered members (ArrestMeRedZ, alchargo, 2009Edge, avi1777, aircooled, 2011335d, 5 invisible), 1,890 guests, and 28 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics293,643
Posts5,044,058
Members69,027
Most Online3,532
Jul 30th, 2019
Donate to BITOG
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 1 of 7 1 2 7
Merc 3.0CRD Oil advice please. #4761678 05/19/18 07:05 AM
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 108
T
Tikka Offline OP
OP Offline
T
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 108
Hi
I have a 2008 Grand Cherokee with the Merc OM642 Diesel unit in it. I have no DPF fitted, Jeep only fitted them on new model in UK I believe.
My oil spec is 229.51.Will I be ok using any Oil that is Merc approved to 229.51 or is it not as simple as that?
I am looking for ultimate Engine and Turbo protection rather then fuel economy.

What are the ingredients in the oil I should be looking for? Indeed are all 229.51 oils made to the same 'recipe'?

Any suggestions on viscosity range? My handbook calls for a 5w-30. The UK has a relatively moderate climate.

Forgive me if any of my questions are a little nave but I am just learning and am finding the subject very interesting.

Many thanks.
Tikka.

Last edited by Tikka; 05/19/18 07:06 AM.
Re: Merc 3.0CRD Oil advice please. [Re: Tikka] #4761697 05/19/18 07:23 AM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 2,780
D
Danno Offline
Offline
D
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 2,780
229.51 has been superseded by 229.52.
Yes any oil with 229.52 certifications will be fine.
Also, 5W-30 would be fine for England.
I had over a hundred OM642s non-DPF in my Sprinter fleet. As well, I recommend only using OE MB oil filters for the engine.
Friend of mine had the exact same JGC as you have. Traded it in as local Jeep dealer was clueless on how to maintain the truck.


2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 5.7L Hemi
2019 RAV4 Limited Hybrid
2016 Sorento SX V6 AWD
2010 Mazda 3 2.0L
Re: Merc 3.0CRD Oil advice please. [Re: Tikka] #4761710 05/19/18 07:37 AM
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 2,668
Z
zeng Online Content
Online Content
Z
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 2,668
Any MB 229.51 would do, and it's more likely to be an xW40 in my country.

Re: Merc 3.0CRD Oil advice please. [Re: Tikka] #4761724 05/19/18 07:57 AM
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 108
T
Tikka Offline OP
OP Offline
T
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 108
Hi Danno
Thanks for helping.
I noticed the 229.52 spec but I wonder when the specs move on for different engines whether they start removing ingredients that may be good for my older engine. Maybe I am over thinking this?

Yes I will only use genuine filters. I read the long thread about these filters on the oil filter section of the forum.

At the moment my Jeep is getting PETRONAS Syntium 5w-30 as fitted by Jeep Dealer.

Diesel Jeeps are by far the most common in UK. Petro ones are rare due to our very high taxes on fuel.

Re: Merc 3.0CRD Oil advice please. [Re: Tikka] #4761727 05/19/18 07:59 AM
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 108
T
Tikka Offline OP
OP Offline
T
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 108
Hi Zeng
Thanks for you help.
I am guessing you guys use a 40 weight due to your hot climate?

Re: Merc 3.0CRD Oil advice please. [Re: Tikka] #4761793 05/19/18 09:14 AM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 2,780
D
Danno Offline
Offline
D
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 2,780
229.52 covers 229.51 spec so you're good to use it.
I know MB extended OCI with the launch of 229.52, so you shouldn't have worries.


2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 5.7L Hemi
2019 RAV4 Limited Hybrid
2016 Sorento SX V6 AWD
2010 Mazda 3 2.0L
Re: Merc 3.0CRD Oil advice please. [Re: Tikka] #4761875 05/19/18 10:53 AM
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 2,045
1
1JZ_E46 Offline
Offline
1
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 2,045
I believe 229.52 is identical to 229.51, with the exception of a more stringent fuel economy test. I would stick with 229.51. More options.


2019 Tesla Model 3 SR+
2016 Countryman S: Castrol 0W-40
Re: Merc 3.0CRD Oil advice please. [Re: Tikka] #4762088 05/19/18 03:22 PM
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 5,283
J
JAG Offline
Offline
J
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 5,283
MB 229.52 is more stringent than 229.51 in areas of oxidative thickening and fuel economy, and is otherwise the same, according to Lubrizol. Mobil 1 0W-30 ESP meets MB 229.52.
https://online.lubrizol.com/relperftool/pc.html

Re: Merc 3.0CRD Oil advice please. [Re: Tikka] #4762216 05/19/18 05:59 PM
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 367
C
CleverUserName Offline
Offline
C
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 367
If youre looking for the ultimate in engine and turbo protection, then a Low-Mid SAPS oil isnt the best choice. I think you probably want the additional AW additives an E7 or E9 synthetic Diesel engine oil. E7 or E9 in 5w30 or 5w40 would be the lube for you.

Re: Merc 3.0CRD Oil advice please. [Re: Tikka] #4762270 05/19/18 06:44 PM
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 119
D
DallasTexas Offline
Offline
D
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 119
I have a OM648 CDI with DPF. To protect the DPF I use MB 229.31 or MB 229.51 which is usually Mobil Delvac 1 ESP. I tend to worry more about DPF.


06 E320 CDI 98k miles
14 Sienna 33k miles
96 E300 297k miles Donated
Re: Merc 3.0CRD Oil advice please. [Re: DallasTexas] #4762582 05/20/18 02:53 AM
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 7,674
E
edyvw Offline
Offline
E
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 7,674
Originally Posted By: DallasTexas
I have a OM648 CDI with DPF. To protect the DPF I use MB 229.31 or MB 229.51 which is usually Mobil Delvac 1 ESP. I tend to worry more about DPF.

Since when Mobil1 Delvac ESP carries MB 229.31 or .51?


15' Toyota Sienna AWD (Mobil1 5W30 EP+OEM filter).
11' VW Tiguan 2.0T (Castrol 0W40+MANN filter)
Re: Merc 3.0CRD Oil advice please. [Re: Tikka] #4762593 05/20/18 04:00 AM
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 2,668
Z
zeng Online Content
Online Content
Z
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 2,668
Originally Posted By: Tikka
I am guessing you guys use a 40 weight due to your hot climate?

Yes, I'd access to Total Quartz Ineo MC3 5W40 MB 229.51 C3.

Re: Merc 3.0CRD Oil advice please. [Re: zeng] #4762609 05/20/18 05:12 AM
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 108
T
Tikka Offline OP
OP Offline
T
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 108
Originally Posted By: zeng
Originally Posted By: Tikka
I am guessing you guys use a 40 weight due to your hot climate?

Yes, I'd access to Total Quartz Ineo MC3 5W40 MB 229.51 C3.


Not PETRONAS I see. Any particular reason as I presume it is readily available?

Re: Merc 3.0CRD Oil advice please. [Re: CleverUserName] #4762612 05/20/18 05:19 AM
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 108
T
Tikka Offline OP
OP Offline
T
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 108
Originally Posted By: CleverUserName
If youre looking for the ultimate in engine and turbo protection, then a Low-Mid SAPS oil isnt the best choice. I think you probably want the additional AW additives an E7 or E9 synthetic Diesel engine oil. E7 or E9 in 5w30 or 5w40 would be the lube for you.


Hi
Would a 228.51 spec suit my needs better? If I am reading things correctly 228.51 seems to be a diesel specific spec.
According to Mercedes this spec is ok on the om642 without dpf.
https://bevo.mercedes-benz.com/d/d/en/Spec_223_2.pdf
They seem to be a more Truck and commercial vehicle oil. Although still low saps.

Last edited by Tikka; 05/20/18 05:20 AM.
Re: Merc 3.0CRD Oil advice please. [Re: DallasTexas] #4762614 05/20/18 05:24 AM
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 108
T
Tikka Offline OP
OP Offline
T
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 108
Originally Posted By: DallasTexas
I have a OM648 CDI with DPF. To protect the DPF I use MB 229.31 or MB 229.51 which is usually Mobil Delvac 1 ESP. I tend to worry more about DPF.


Hi
I do not have dpf so I hope I have a little more wriggle room with lube choice

Page 1 of 7 1 2 7
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™