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-D-
07-29-2011, 01:52 PM
Anyone have a good source for this stuff? I can't find it anywhere locally, and the few online sources I found want a ridiculous amount to ship it.

Aqua Puttana
07-29-2011, 02:02 PM
Have you checked with local parts stores to see if they will order it in for you? I would think they could get it from their suppliers shipped free if you order case quantities. If my memory is correct you need 13 qts for a change anyway. Good luck. vic
Anyone have a good source for this stuff? I can't find it anywhere locally, and the few online sources I found want a ridiculous amount to ship it.

showkey
07-29-2011, 02:32 PM
Try your local pep boys:

http://storelocator.pepboys.com/pepboys/cgi/selection?state-map=UT&mapid=US&lang=en&design=default&country=US&region_name=Utah&region=&place=&map.x=277&map.y=102

Chandlerazman
07-29-2011, 03:12 PM
I use Europarts of San Diego. Super fast shipping with everything you need to do an oil change.

jdcaples
07-29-2011, 03:46 PM
I use Europarts of San Diego. <snip>

I'm giving another prop to Steve Schock at Europarts (www.europarts-sd.com). Steve knows his stuff (and he knows your Sprinter's needs).

Even if you find a cheaper supply, it's unlikely you'll find a more knowledgeable supplier of MB approved parts for Sprinters. He's never sent me the wrong stuff.

Steve also ships fast, follows up with phone calls if there's a question in his mind or if he discovers something that will impact the timeline, like a UPS strike or bad weather.

I'm pretty sure - at some time in the last 4 years - he's called me to say, "hey you ordered this, but it's for a T1N, not an NCV3; is that a mistake?"

-Jon

-D-
07-29-2011, 06:10 PM
Thanks guys.

I did check with my local checker. They couldnt' even find the stuff to order.

You guys ordering from europarts, are you getting Mobil 1 ESP or running the Fuchs stuff they show online?

My van has 75K on the clock and hasn't had any DPF/EGR issues. the ESP stuff has been used for every oil change so I'm thinking it's best to stick with that..

NBB
07-29-2011, 06:16 PM
Tried the MB dealer? Mine was selling it for pretty cheap. I've been using Valvoline MST from NAPA. It's at least as good, maybe better.

autostaretx
07-29-2011, 06:31 PM
Periodically the NAPA parts dealers have Mobil 1 ESP on special, and people have been posting announcements about it here on the forum.
About a month ago i picked up 10 quarts for (i think) $5.99 each, based upon such a post.

--dick

talkinghorse43
07-29-2011, 06:43 PM
Periodically the NAPA parts dealers have Mobil 1 ESP on special, and people have been posting announcements about it here on the forum.
About a month ago i picked up 10 quarts for (i think) $5.99 each, based upon such a post.

--dick

Mobil 1 0w40 was $4.99 here. Why are you using a 229.51 oil? The NAPA I visited didn't have the 229.51 variety.

glas1700
07-29-2011, 06:53 PM
As someone already mentioned, try your Ogden Pep Boys. They usually carry or can order Mobil 1 ESP Formula M 5W40.

Byron
07 Navion

Thanks guys.

I did check with my local checker. They couldnt' even find the stuff to order.

You guys ordering from europarts, are you getting Mobil 1 ESP or running the Fuchs stuff they show online?

My van has 75K on the clock and hasn't had any DPF/EGR issues. the ESP stuff has been used for every oil change so I'm thinking it's best to stick with that..

sailquik
07-29-2011, 08:11 PM
TH43,
The OP has the '07 144' wb NCV3 Sprinter. (V6 OM-642 Engine)
I believe that MB BEVO 229.51 is recommended for all the V6's wth DPF.
Mobil 1 ESP (Emission System Protection) Formula M 5W-40 (Low Ash)
is the most appropriate Mobil 1 Product for his application.

Mobil 1 European Formula 0W-40 meeting
MB BEVO 229.5 is correct for T1N Inline 5 cylinder engines ('02-'06)
OM-612 & OM-647

jdcaples
07-29-2011, 08:29 PM
The closest Pep Boys to my house - that I know about - is in Everett, WA and they carry Mobil 1 Formula M ESP 5w-40.

NAPA in Seattle never has Mobile 1 ESP 5w-40 on the shelves.

Seattle area NAPA auto parts stores usually have a compliant Valvoline Synpower fluid on the shelves.

The Valvoline part number is vv966 (that's vee-vee nine six six). The NAPA retail computers can look this up by vv966, if I recall correctly.

It's Valvoline Synpower 5w-40 (or was it 30?) MST, though MST isn't always on the bottle.... this product is or was on the MB 229.51 spec sheet.

All the spec sheets are at bevo.mercedes-benz.com


See this thread for more talk about the Valvoline alternative:

http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6789




-Jon

IslandGuy
07-29-2011, 08:39 PM
Jon,
Lynnwood Mercedes has Mobil 1 5w-40 ESP M for $7.75 qt plus tax.