Oil and Other fluids

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Raijin
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Model you own: w114
Location: Tweed heads NSW/ Gold coast QLD

Oil and Other fluids

Post by Raijin » Thu 22 Jun, 2017 1:48 pm

Hi Guys

Just wondering what Oil you use in your 114's I have a twin card 250.
I called MB local spares here and they said they used to sell a Classic Oil but no longer.
Caltex site said talk to deal and Castrol gave me 3 different types.
I assume the other fluids like break fluid would just be standard stuff.

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Bartman4800
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Model you own: w111
Location: Perth WA

Re: Oil and Other fluids

Post by Bartman4800 » Thu 22 Jun, 2017 4:13 pm

Do a search on oil on this site.

This has been discussed a zillion times.

For BRAKE fluid, use dot 3 in your classic. But most of all, inspect your BRAKE hoses for cracks - replace if you see any.

Bart
1963 220 Sb Sedan "Kermit" (Australian Assembly)
1960 220 Sb Sedan "Zum Schlachten" (Early German Assembly, with a torsion bar spring for the bonnet) - Stored in Country WA
1981 Subaru Brumby 1.8 with Weber and 5-speed box "little utie" - Sold to another enthusiast!
2006 Ford Focus "daily driver"
2002 VW Passat V6 30V Station Wagon (SOLD - This car into a money pit)
2011 Kia Sportage "Missus commuter Bus"
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Raijin
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Re: Oil and Other fluids

Post by Raijin » Fri 14 Jul, 2017 12:24 pm

I ended up getting some Penrite 20w 60

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Bartman4800
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Re: Oil and Other fluids

Post by Bartman4800 » Fri 14 Jul, 2017 1:39 pm

Why?

I am pretty sure your manual says 15w40
If you use synthetic you might actually find it can start to leak from the rear rope seal
Also, only use thicker oil (the 60 designation) when you have low oil pressure with a warm engine

Thicker oil is not better for an engine, it takes longer to get to the important places!

Like I said, have a search on this site.

Bart
1963 220 Sb Sedan "Kermit" (Australian Assembly)
1960 220 Sb Sedan "Zum Schlachten" (Early German Assembly, with a torsion bar spring for the bonnet) - Stored in Country WA
1981 Subaru Brumby 1.8 with Weber and 5-speed box "little utie" - Sold to another enthusiast!
2006 Ford Focus "daily driver"
2002 VW Passat V6 30V Station Wagon (SOLD - This car into a money pit)
2011 Kia Sportage "Missus commuter Bus"
2002 Mitsubishi Rosa Bus (converting it to a motor home)

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