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Old 10-09-2017, 06:07 PM   #191
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:36 PM   #192
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I didn't jump in until 3/10/2016. You Unitites had already racked up 7 pages on your own and were gaining steam. (You never needed the wizard.)

My approx 8 posts represent 4% to date. This was one of them, back in page 12.

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Once tapped, the information always flows freely. I guess that it's the nature of the beast.

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Old 03-24-2018, 04:35 PM   #193
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Excellent discussion and did like (IMHO) what I saw as a good concluding oil recommendation (Pento High Performance 5W40)

A few other side bar items if I may from the Stephens article ...

- Use of an oil flush prior to oil changes (Liqui Moly) a good practice?
- Super magnet drain plug?
- Removal or perhaps modification of Belly Panels a good idea to improve air flow (heat reduction)?
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Old 03-27-2018, 05:23 AM   #194
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I am told the 2018/2017 Unity's have Mobil 1 ESP oil as delivered. Your thoughts? True or false??
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I am told the 2018/2017 Unity's have Mobil 1 ESP oil as delivered. Your thoughts? True or false??
My thoughts are that nobody knows for certain.

Mercedes and Mobil have always been close so it is not a stretch that Mobil products are used at the factory.

Since 2010 Petronas shows on the formula cars. That indicates to me that the Mobil relationship may not be as strong as it once was.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merced...in_Formula_One

Petronas BeVo lists for both MB229.51 and MB229.52.
https://bevo.mercedes-benz.com/bevol...229.51_en.html

Bottom line is that manufacturer procurement departments and pricing often influence what products are used.

There may not be an accurate "True/False" response.

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https://mobiloil.com/en/article/why-...ecommended-oil

"As the recommended oil for Mercedes-AMG, Mobil 1 synthetic motor oil is also the factory fill for several vehicles since 1992.
Current models include:"

FWIW. Sprinter was not on the Mobil 1 list (Look for models 901, 902, 903, 904, 905, 906).
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