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What type of oil does my 2004 Mercedes C230 Kompressor Sport

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What type of oil does my 2004 Mercedes C230 Kompressor Sport take?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Marty replied 7 years ago.
HiCustomer your car uses a synthetic motor oil. I've attached the list of Mercedes approved fluids below.

Marty

Engine oil

For Vehicles with Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System (FSS or FSS Plus) - U.S. Vehicles Model Year 2004

Mercedes-Benz requires that you use only the MB-approved synthetic motor oils as listed in the charts below for all vehicles equipped with the Flexible Service System (FSS or FSS PLUS). Conventional petroleum-based oils must not be used for vehicles equipped with the Flexible Service System but may be used on older vehicles. If the engine oil used does not meet the above mentioned standard, engine damage is possible, which is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz New Vehicle Limited Warranty. The use of any oil additives is not recommended by Mercedes-Benz USA and may result in damage to the engine which is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz New Vehicle Limited Warranty.

U.S. Vehicles Model Year 2004 Engine Oils

MB-Approved Synthetic Engine oil, MB Sheet 229.5

Mobil 1 0W-40
Mobil 1 Formula M 5W-40
Castrol Syntec European Formula* 0W-30
Pennzoil Platinum European Formula Ultra* 5W-30
ELF Excellium 229.5* 5W-30
Shell Helix Ultra AB* 5W-30
Shell Helix Ultra 5W-40
Valvoline SynPower MXL* 5W-30

*Not approved for use in AMG engines

MB Sheet numbers are printed on the outside of oil containers