quote:Actually, all grades of Schaeffer's 7000 meet 229.3. That was my mistake. I think this is the ONLY oil available in the US that meets this spec that isn't a full synthetic.
Originally posted by uconn1150: Schaeffers's #705: Supreme 7000 Racing Oil SAE 20W-50 meets and exceeds the following specifications and manufacturers’ requirements: MIL-46152E, CID A-A-52039B, API Service Classification SL, Ford M2C153-G, ESR-M2C127-B, ESR-M2C179A, SSM 29011-A, General Motors, ACEA A1-02, A2-96 Issue 2, A3-02, A5-02; Daimler Chrysler 229.1, 229.3, MS9767; JASO JIS K2215
quote:These number are in keeping with what MB requires of an oil before it will meet 229.3 and the 229.5 requirements are even higher. Here is the page out of the M class owner's manual regarding oil selection. Note the specs.
Originally posted by 68redlines73: I should've read the article more closely... "the system begins with a minimum interval of 10,000 miles and adjusts upward as it detects favorable conditions, such as extended highway travel. Documentation brought forth during the case indicated that intervals ranged up to 20,000 miles, with the average being 12,000 miles." Wow...
quote:My post was in reference to sales brochures mailed to me by Mercedes Benz of America and printed in the U.S. I have the respective brochures for the "C" and "E" class sedans.
Originally posted by Dr. T: The question then becomes...is this out of a U.S. or European Brochure???...
quote:There is a sensor in the pan to detect acid levels. The computer also keeps track of the number of cold starts and some kind of ratio of short trips versus longer trips. I also have read that the baseline is adjustable, but the default is 10K miles.
Originally posted by 68redlines73: [*]I'm not sure what the FSS was analyzing but it sure didn't pick up on sludge. I wonder how the FSS system compares to other oil analyses found elsewhere on this board?