M104 2.8 correct oils





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    Default M104 2.8 correct oils

    My gran has an old 95 C class with the m104 2.8 i6.

    ideally the old girl should probably get something smaller and cheaper and more reliable but she wonít let go of the old merc.

    I think the mechanic she took the car into, has done a bit of a shoddy job, and serviced the car with sub par parts and oils, so I am going to do her a favor next weekend and redo the service.

    I know for a fact the car was running well before the service, but now two weeks later there is a noisy tappet, and the workshop canít confirm with me what oil they used to service it, but assure it was to spec, but for the price, I donít know how they could have used anything other than no name brand Midas oil.

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    Default Re: M104 2.8 correct oils

    Try the Ravenol Oil finder

    https://ravenol.co.za/oil-finder/
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    Stay away from synthetic and Castrol.

    I'd say a medium viscosity detergent oil like Delo Gold will be fine.

    The Midas Gold is apparently the same as Delo.
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    Default Re: M104 2.8 correct oils

    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Stay away from synthetic and Castrol.

    I'd say a medium viscosity detergent oil like Delo Gold will be fine.

    The Midas Gold is apparently the same as Delo.
    If I may ask why not full synthetic

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    Not good for old engines with old seals and loose tolerances
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    Default Re: M104 2.8 correct oils

    Lol, the garage can't tell you what oil they used, bunch of fraudsters.

    I'd also vote for Delo Gold.

    I don't see why synthetic with the correct viscosity won't work fine, the way I understand it synthetics have better viscosity stability and generally may have better additives than mineral but otherwise will work the same and should have even better seal protection technology. One thing Delo should be better for in an older Merc is the zinc/zddp or whatever that additive is that is designed for older engines.

    That being said a 95 engine isn't very old, about the time when more expensive brands like BMW and Merc started using synthetics on more of their vehicle models.

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