Mercedes ML 350 Filter

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2012 Mercedes ML350 3.5L 60K miles. 10K OCI with M1 0w40. This time I put in 8 quarts of Castrol 5w40 and MB filter ( $25 from the dealer and $6 for a copper drain plug washer) yikes! My sister didn't give me much of notice to buy the filter else where and the dealer is only a mile down the road.
 
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My 2011 VW Jetta TDI's original oil filter is zig-zagging like that. I will post it here in a month or so when I change the oil.
 
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Why did you use 5w40? I believe Castrol 0w40 is 229.5 and I think most newer MB's spec 229.5. For 5w40, it's MB 229.3 which is the older spec, 229.5 is supposed to be better. Mobil 1 0w40 is also MB 229.5.
 

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Originally Posted By: Wolf359
Why did you use 5w40? I believe Castrol 0w40 is 229.5 and I think most newer MB's spec 229.5. For 5w40, it's MB 229.3 which is the older spec, 229.5 is supposed to be better. Mobil 1 0w40 is also MB 229.5.
I happen to have 8 quarts of this oil in my stash just wanted to use it up, After this OCI its back to M1 0w40.
 
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