Benz and AMG recommend only Mobil 1 Synthetic oil, so i'm putting the same into my baby.E55 KEV said:I will be switching to Syn and probably will let the frequency slip from 3k miles to 5k miles between changes. Whichever is on sale - Mobil-1 or Castrol Syntec.
im using castrol syntec at required grade. and i changed it at 300 miles and at 1ooo miles, now i will change every 3k to 4k with filter. i am VERY satisfied with syntec oil. BUT, i do know that mobile one is excellent.chwhale said:I'm no expert on oil. I've heard that synthetic oil's seem to last longer and may be better for cars. Is anyone putting synthetic oil in their 300? If so, what kind do you recommend? How early can you put it in a brand new car? Thanks for the help!
For a detailed description of an oil change check this out from Fathemi!:crispiegee said:Is the oil filter easy to get at?
Check out the other threads--Mobil 1 makes a 0-20W, and certifiesjjs said:According to their site, it doesn't look it.
Thanks for the info. Can you point me to anyBMWhat? said:1. The best of the best are: Amsoil, Red Line, and Royal Purple. Much pricier than Mobil one and others but thier spec's are over the top.
Okay! I'm a long time Mobile 1 user but this, unlikeBMWhat? said:Check out Amsoil's site. They perform comparisons to Mobil 1. I agree that comparing a synthetic to conventional is not an apples to apples comparison.
Fair enough, and I don't think you should.LWOOD said:with wide availability, excellent ratings and *reasonable* prices, I'm not going to toss and turn tonight wondering if I'm killing my baby with this excellent product [Mobil 1].
As mentioned earlier, Mercedes lost a lot of money in a class action law suit for recommending any oil in the current 3 valve/2 plug engines which started in 1998 cars. The sludge buildup ruined some engines and now they only recommend Synthetic for all those motors.BMWhat? said:For the amount of time/mileage that most of use put on our cars, any name brand dino oil is just fine. Any engine will last several hundred thousand miles with plain old dino juice.