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Hydro Sythentic engine oil

Discussion in 'Car Repairs / Maintenance' started by DIYspanner, 6 Nov 2018.

  1. DIYspanner

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    Been looking at oil to go in a '94 reg Merc C220 with an M111.961 engine.

    Millers optimum choice is Trident 5w40 full syn. and quotes a 5.5L fill.

    Had a look on ebay for a 5+1L offer and there's Mannol Extreme 5w40 described as a hydro sythentic engine oil. I've researched this and its a 'hydocracked' oil where the base stock molecules are reconfigured to work better with the additive ingredients.

    As best I understand, Hydro Sythentic oil is somewhere between full synthetic and semi-sythentic!

    Never actually heard of Hydro Sythentic engine oil before.
    Sounds like oil with a splash of water!
     
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    Its really a suitable oil for use in vehicles which use the same oil for their hydraulic systems......some suspensions, transmissions, power take offs or whatever. Its been in the farming community for quite a while.
    I'd use the Millers brew in the Merc!
    John :)
     
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    Thanks John!

    I'm Millers man myself to be honest. Just need to get the 1L to go with the 5L since the capacity is 5.5L.
     
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    Have managed to get a 6L pack of Merc genuine 5w40 (MB229.5) at a good price.

    Here, if anyone's interested!
     
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    That seems incredibly good value coming from a main dealer!
    John :)
     
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    Its actually had W5 brand 15w40 in that you get at Lidil so 5w40 Merc spec oil should be cold start improvement.
     
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