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Old 11-04-2013, 11:22 AM   #1
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I have a 2014 Winnebago View Profile with a Mercedes V-6 Diesel engine and it recommends a special Mobile 1 oil made just for this engine.
I would like to know if any other oil is available for this engine or if regular Mobile oil 1 can be used without voiding the warranty.
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Congrats on your new purchase!!
Don't know about the engine warranty etc (contact the manufacturer if in doubt), but I would think Shell Rotella Synthetic would be a viable option + Wally World has it all over the country.
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Old 11-04-2013, 01:02 PM   #3
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The short answer is not really here in US(not that I know of anyway). There are others but you typically need to special order them. There are some places that you can order from online.

Anything other than the MB529.51 (I think thats the number) will run you the risk of clogging your DPF. It is the low ash aspect that you are after.
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:29 PM   #4
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Joe, I've researched this quite a bit, and although some people do say they have used the Shell Rotella Synthetic from Walmart successfully in the Sprinter, I've decided that I'm just not going to risk it.

The 229.51 spec is VERY specific and you do run the risk of clogging the DPF as mdpolakow has said above. Yes, you can save...what $50 bucks on an oil change, but, the DPF repair would cost how much ? I've heard $10k.

Up here in Canada, Canadian Tire carries the Mobil 1 ESP Delvac, which I'm going to check out, but, at $45 bucks a jug X3 = $135....yikes. Anyway, we bought an awesome RV, it's worth it to maintain it correctly imho.
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As an owner of multiple Mercedes Benzes I offer that when it comes to fluids and lubricants, it just isn't worth messing around.

Mercedes are ruggedly built and last a long, long time but you have to maintain them correctly and don't scrimp.

Oil changes are not that frequent to make it worth the trouble to cheap out on oil.

Also, it is extremely important to use only the correct radiator coolants.
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