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Respond to Advise Against Using Synthetic Motor Oil in an Older Mercedes-Benz
 
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Respond to Advise Against Using Synthetic Motor Oil in an Older Mercedes-Benz
I own a 1995 Mercedes E420 sedan.  The dealer I bought it from stressed that I should not use synthetic oil. My mechanic has also agreed, no synthetic oil. The reason they both state is: the car is too old for the new technology oil, the seals and gaskets are not designed for it. My mechanic uses Mobil Clean 5000 I believe. What do you suggest?
-- Louis Sport, Lynn, MA
Answer:
If the engine is in good condition, using a synthetic oil should not be a problem. Mobil 1 advanced full synthetic products will protect and maintain your engine in excellent condition and are proven to outperform conventional oils. Please refer to your owner´s manual for detailed engine oil specifications.
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