C63 "check engine oil level at next refueling"

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  1. Liam29

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    I got this message today on the dash, was worried for a second as any oil warning lights always scare me. Anyway, stopped and checked, bit confusing as the dipstick has 3 red tabs, it's sitting at the top of the second one.
    How much should i top up? And is this the correct oil?
    Mobil 1 Fully Synthetic 0W40 Engine Oil 1L

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    Top of the second, as in the top most level? You’ve too much in there surely, needs to be about in the middle between the markers

    Where the blue marker is a nice spot (not my pic)

    Between the two red markers is exactly 1 litre
     

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    Cheers mate
    The middle red tab (attached a pic) so i need to top about 1 litre?
    Is the Mobil 1 i linked the right oil?
     

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    It's important to check the oil level under the correct conditions. The Owners Manual tells you how, but briefly it's:
    • Car on level ground
    • Engine at normal operating temperature
    • Switch off engine and wait 5 minutes
    • Check oil level and top up as required
    You need an oil certified to MB standard 229.5 (not 229.51 which is the low-sulphur version for diesels with a DPF). The Mobil 1 product you linked to will be fine.

    The manual will confirm the quantity of oil between the different dipstick marks. If you are uncertain, add 0.25 litre, wait 60 secs and check again on the dipstick.
     
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    Cheers bud, iv always checked oil after the car has been standing over night as all the oil is drained down into the sump?
    Il give it a go like the above later today, iv got the oil!
     
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    I thought Mercedes changed to using 5w 40 229.5 a few years back? That’s what it says on my service paperwork

    5w 40 is also what comes up on sites when I type my reg in
     
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    I'm not 100% sure mate but from reading some previous threads on here, people are saying 0w40 Mobil 1 229.5 spec, that's what i have just bought.
    If someone can confirm it's not the right one i can always take it back as iv not opened it yet.
     
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    This is not an issue, as long as you keep in mind that the oil will expand when hot.

    So if it's well under the max mark when cold, or if it's just under the max mark when hot, then in either case it's fine.

    The important thing is to ensure the oil level does not rise above the max mark when the oil is hot.
     
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    Correct.
     
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    The Mobil 0w-40 oil will be fine for a top up.
    I was told that 5w-40 grade synthetic oil is recommended for higher mileage AMG models.
    My E55 with over 100k miles has been using 5w -40 since it reached 75k miles. No issues, and the car still uses no oil between changes.
     
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    Thanks for the replies, think il wait it out till tomorrow when i can ring MB and confirm.
    There's a Shell down the road so i can always grab a Helix Ultra 5w40 tomorrow should they tell me stick to 5w40.
     
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    What does the handbook say? Normally, it will list the acceptable viscosities and spec.

    Also, some, but not all, dealers will complete service print out with viscosity of oil used when changed, and some will also show the brand. If you know that, that would be your best bet, or phone up dealer who completed the last service to see what they used. Or, you could consider just doing an oil change if not far off due mileage.
     
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    MB are saying it's definetly 5w40! They are selling their "own" 1 litre for £20 or should I get the shell helix ultra?
     
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    £20 for a litre....:eek:
     
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    I paid £18 for the Mobil 1 0w40 from Halfords.
    Going back after work today for a refund! Opie Oils doing the Shell Helix Ultra 1 litre for £10.99 and free delivery so will just order that.
     
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    Personally I’d buy some from eBay as linked above and just keep a 1L topped up in the boot

    I have some shell oil in the boot for top ups which comes in a handy Velcro bag to keep it secured in there
     
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    Iv watched it so will buy when the next service is due (feb) to save some money.
    Picked up a 1 litre Genuine Mercedes 5w40 for £7.15 at Europa earlier!
    How some MB garages around here are selling for more then double that i don't know..
     
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    Iv added about 250ml and still no change on the dipstick, waited 10 min and it's still showing exactly the same as before. I can't find the manual, does anyone know how much oil between the middle and top red tabs? Or when you get the message. I don't want to overfill it
     

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