What oil

Andy W

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I need to top up my C180, do I need to use the exact oil that the dealership used when serviced last or can I top up with something else. Do I use mineral, synthetic or semi sythentic, what brands do you use ?
 

sym

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if its been filled up with synthetic, then top up with synthetic if you can - don't think its a good idea to mix synth & semi-synth. But wouldn't worry about using exactly the same brand that the dealer used.

My car was filled with Mobil 1 0W-40 at the last service, and I top up with Castrol RS 0W-40 that I had a lot of left over from previous car - no problems at all.

S.
 

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I agree with sym on this.

Out of interest, do you find you need to top up between services? what kind of oil consumption are you getting? I have been trying to monitor my oil consumption, but the dashboard monitoring is not very good for this. The first indication of any oil consumption is when it says add 1 litre. I would much prefer to have a good old fashioned dipstick!

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I am using the Castrol SLX-II 0-30W which is the currently motor oil recommended by the stealers. The engine gets warm much quicker in the morning but it seems to stay hot longer with aircon on.
I put a litre of oil between services - 12,000-13,000 miles.

David.
 

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I think they put what oil was used on the last service in the service book.

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Ian
 
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Andy W

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Thanks Ian, I never thought of checking that. Just checked the book, ESSO ULTRON used. Is this available from Halfords ?
 

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......Esso petrol stations, I think ! (maybe hellfords too!)

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