Re: CRD oil on special
Originally Posted by exlr8
My dealer used CASTROL EDGE PROFESSIONAL LONGLIFE III 5W-30.
Castrol Australia - EDGE Professional Range
He advised this pretty much the best you can use and whilst I rarely take a dealer's word for it, after speaking to Castrol and reading up I would have to say he is not far wrong. At $22/L (trade price) I should almost expect another 20kW..
I would have no hesitation using this oil however I just bought 9L of Mobil 1 ESP Formula 5W-30 from GL Lubricants for $14/L (previously $13/L). GL Lubricants sell cash only, no receipt, wink wink nudge nudge, but it seems genuine by the look of the 1L bottles and no seals were broken. While the Castrol is recommended for MB 229.51, the Mobil claims to be actually approved to MB 229.51 which, to me at least, is a little more reassuring.
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