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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-12-2019, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Guitarchitect View Post
Spec sheet says it meets MB 229.51 and MB229.31and for diesel & petrol engines:
So you agree with me?

The QX30 manual states you need MB 229.5. It does NOT state 229.51.

Just because an oil says it's okay for "petrol" engine and has some unrelated specification doesn't mean it's appropriate for YOUR specific application.

The QX30 requires MB 229.5, so that is ALL that you should use.

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Yes, agree. I did my own research and found the MB spec sheet with list of motor oils acceptable for all MB engines. The QX30’s M270 2.0 Turbo engine is OK with 229.51oil in Europe but it is not OK in the US.
Interesting, on Valvoline’s oil spec sheets a footnote says its 229.51oil can be used in place of 229.5. In any case, I’m taking it back for a change!
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Mine makes that same clink when starting. I always just figured it was the starter engaging. It did it with the dealer installed oil and I am using Mobil1 0w40 euro oil, so it has nothing to do with the type of oil you are using.

In my opinion, it's a non issue.
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