My last oil change was at 15,000 using Mobile 1 5-40 Turbo-Diesel Truck because that's what my ASSYST counted down to. I don't mean to start another oil interval thread, but I figure the ASSYST design must err on the good side and be a conservative monitor system.Rotella T is all I have ever run in my 2006.
Would anyone here actually go more than 12K on synthetic oil?
You did not specify which Mobil 1 formula you have been using. While there are a couple Mobil 1 and Mobil-Delvac 1 formulas that DO meet the MB specs, MOST DO NOT .I have been using the mobil1, however it is expensive, and i dont live in a hot or cold climate. Nor do i load my 2005 up. I have read that Shell Rotella T 15W40 meets the requirements but of course i want to know if anyone has used it.
I'm installing AMSOIL bypass filter, any suggestion where to find adapter (from engine block to AMSOIL hose)?Errr ..... yeah .....
I'm currently at 48,428 miles on my current oil change ... but then I am running a bypass filter .... :
I have always used which ever one of these Dino oils is available at Sam's or BJ's whenever I happen to need oil. I mix & match and change the oil & filter every 10K miles and have 120K + on my 2004 with no problems of any kind. People get way too anal over these things and throw their money away because of slick advs. If it has the correct MBZ spec number on it I use!You did not specify which Mobil 1 formula you have been using. While there are a couple Mobil 1 and Mobil-Delvac 1 formulas that DO meet the MB specs, MOST DO NOT .
Chevron Delo 400 15W-40, Mobil Delvac 1300 Super 15W-40 and Shell Rotella T 15W-40 are all formulas that meet MB specs for your Sprinter and are all highly regarded by large commercial fleet operators. They are all available at around the same price ($9.89/gal at our local WalMart).
If you have a couple hours to spend, try this site http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/ . My guess is that if you do you will settle on the Rotella T (or one of the other two mentioned above) (the site has some specific topics on Syn vs. Dino as well as the best oil for the MB 5 cylinder 2.7 liter Turbo-diesel). The synthetics just do not offer any real (as opposed to advertising) advantages for the vast majority of every-day applications. (I might spend the considerable extra money for Mobil 1 0W-40 European Car Formula IF I were operating my Sprinter consistently in sub-zero temperatures or if my Sprinter was equipped with ASSYST and I wanted to push the change intervals to the limit rather than change every 8,000 - 10,000 miles).
TIP: DON'T PUT ANY OIL IN YOUR SPRINTER THAT DOES NOT HAVE THE APPROPRIATE MB SPEC NUMBER PRINTED ON THE CONTAINER !! There are a lot of so-called premium brands (including most formulas of Mobil 1) that do not meet the MB spec for your vehicle. The MB engineers have specific reasons for their requirements; trust them over slick advertizing.
No, your 2007 V6 Diesel requires MB229.51/52 low ash oil so that the DPF doesn't clog up prematurely.Hi, just to be clear... I have a 2007 Sprinter so that means mine is not a T1N. Am I still allowed to use Shell Rotella T 15W-40? I bet this is a really dumb question so I apologize for wasting your time.
A slight correction.It appeared to me from reading the Rotella label that only the T6 version of the oil meets the T1N spec. I have run that oil in Frito snice new.. A hundred and fifteen thousand miles. Zero oil consumption between 10,000 mile changes. "Rotella T6 Heavy Duty Diesel 10W 40."
Absolutely true. Thanks, Vic.A slight correction.
It is Shell Rotella Full Synthetic 5W-40 Motor Oil (blue jug), not 10w-40.