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Old 03-14-2021, 04:48 PM   #1
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Melbourne oil change

I have a 2020 Melbourne with the Mercedes Sprinter chassis and would like to know if anyone have changed the engine oil in theirs. If so what oil and filter did you use and what viscosity. I have looked online and see Mobil 1 and Castrol both say they are equivalent to the Mercedes specs.

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Old 03-14-2021, 05:41 PM   #2
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Use only what Mercedes recommends or you run the risk of voiding your warranty. They will use anything they can. I have already decided to let them do it when the time comes.
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Old 03-14-2021, 06:03 PM   #3
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I checked my local Mercedes dealer and the oil change is $500. They supposedly check the chassis as well. I only have one dealer I can go to so I can’t shop around. I plan on changing the oil myself as it’s really quite easy. The fuel filter is slightly more complicated and the dealer charges $300 for a fuel filter change. Here is where I’ll get my supplies ….

https://www.blauparts.com/sprinter-3...cv3-07-17.html

I will only need to change the oil once per year, but I’ll keep the receipts for warranty requirements

Correction to my above post…after looking at my notes it is $500 for the oil change and fuel filter change. Just the fuel filter change was just under $300.
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Old 03-14-2021, 06:07 PM   #4
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I checked my local Mercedes dealer and the oil change is $500. They supposedly check the chassis as well. I only have one dealer I can go to so I canít shop around. I plan on changing the oil myself as itís really quite easy. The fuel filter is slightly more complicated and the dealer charges $300 for a fuel filter change. Here is where Iíll get my supplies Ö.

https://www.blauparts.com/sprinter-3...cv3-07-17.html

I will only need to change the oil once per year, but Iíll keep the receipts for warranty requirements
My dealer also does a-la-carte service. The oil change only is $200 which is close to what the materials cost.
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Here is a list of the MB 229.52 spec approved oils.

https://bevo.mercedes-benz.com/bevol...229.52_en.html

I personally use Mobil 1 ESP in my Sprinter with genuine MB oil filters. The filters can be found many places online for ~$25.
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Thank you I was looking at Mobil 1 and Castrol which say they are both approved. The only question I had was they don't say 229.51 or 52. They just say 229.5.
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The Mobil 1 ESP is definitely 229.52. That's what I have been using in mine since new. I don't know if the standard Mobil 1 is. It isn't on the list.

Every once in a while NAPA will have the ESP on sale. I posted a link to it the last time it was on sale. Hopefully it will be again soon as mine will be due to change again in April or May.
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We have a 2017 Melbourne. I change the oil.
I buy oil at a Mercedes dealer. They gave me the same price at Mobil 1 at an O-Reilly's.
The biggest challenge was finding a cap wrench to remove the top of the oil filter. I ordered one online. I seem to recall it's an 18mm...?...
I was told by a service shop I use that it's important to always replace the brass O-ring on the oil drain plug.
Also necessary is a large oil drain pan, to catch nearly 13 quarts.
As for the fuel filter change, I took it to an aftermarket repair shop. It was $285. Much too complicated for me, after watching a video on YouTube.
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If you change oil in your car you will have no issues. Remember to increase the size of your drain pan or get an oil extractor and suck it out. I have done it both ways and it couldn't be easier sucking it out. My first time extracting it, I pulled the plug as well and just a few drops came out.

The oil filter "socket" is a 84mm 14 flute.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Here is the extractor that I use. I have to stop and transfer to the waste container mid way but it is fast and easy with no mess.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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