engine oil for 450sel

1973-1980 : 280S, 280SE, 280SEL, 300SD, 350SE, 350SEL, 450SE, 450SEL, 450SEL 6.9
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Pete49
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engine oil for 450sel

Post by Pete49 » Sun 06 May, 2018 1:33 pm

Guys what oil does the 1978 450 sel engine use and what amount. Haven't found a manual yet so have no idea
Pete
1978 W123 300D Maple Yellow
1981 W123 300TD Classic White (now sold)
1983 W123 280TE Champagne
1978 W116 450SEL Silverblue

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Chai
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Re: engine oil for 450sel

Post by Chai » Sun 06 May, 2018 3:21 pm

Mineral oil and is a little over 8 litres needed for refill after oil plus filter change.

You can't get the (low) quality mineral oils available from the time of vehicle manufacture as oils have improved in 40 years.
20W-40 or 20W-50 is specified for when temperature is over 0 degrees C.
Chai
1974 450SLC

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