Engine oil

Notes on the oil level

Depending on the driving style, the vehicle consumes up to 0.9 US qts. (0.8 l) of oil over a distance of 600 miles (1000 km). The oil consumption may be higher than this when the vehicle is new or if you frequently drive at high engine speeds.

Checking the oil level using the oil dipstick

Example: vehicles with a gasoline engine

Example: vehicles with a gasoline engine

Example: vehicles with a diesel engine

Example: vehicles with a diesel engine

Х► Park the vehicle on a level surface.

To check the oil level with the engine at operating temperature, switch the engine off and wait for approximately five minutes.

Х► Pull oil dipstick 1 out of the dipstick guide tube.

Х► Wipe off oil dipstick 1.

Х► Slowly slide oil dipstick 1 into the guide tube to the stop, and take it out again.

If the level is between MIN mark 3 and MAX mark 2, the oil level is correct.

Х► If the fuel level has sunk to MIN mark 3 or below, add 0.55 to 1.1 US qt (0.5 to 1.0 l) engine oil.

Adding engine oil

If engine oil comes into contact with hot engine parts, it may ignite and you could burn yourself. Do not spill any engine oil on hot engine parts.

Environmental note
When adding oil, take care not to spill any. If oil enters the soil or waterways, it is harmful to the environment.

! Use only engine oils and oil filters that have been approved for vehicles equipped with a service system. A list of the engine oils and oil filters tested and approved in accordance with the Mercedes-Benz Specifications for Service Products can be called up by visiting http:// www.mbusa.com (USA only). More information about tested and approved engine oils and oil filters is available from any authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.

Damage to the engine or exhaust system is caused by the following:
 - using engine oils and oil filters which have not been specifically approved for the service system.
 - replacing the engine oil or oil filter after the replacement interval required by the service system has elapsed
 - using engine oil additives.

! Do not add too much oil. If the oil level is above the "max" mark on the dipstick, too much oil has been added. This can lead to damage to the engine or the catalytic converter. Have excess oil siphoned off.

Example: engine oil cap

Example: engine oil cap

Х► Turn cap 1 counterclockwise and remove it.

Х► Add engine oil.

If the oil level is at or below the MIN mark on the oil dipstick, add 0.55 to 1.1 US qt (0.5 to 1.0 l) engine oil.

Х► Replace cap 1 on the filler neck and turn clockwise.

Ensure that the cap locks into place securely.

Х► Check the oil level again with the oil dipstick

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