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Subject: Re: Diff oil

Date: 05/30/02 at 11:55 AM
Posted by: Rich L
E-mail: SuperLuber69@aol.com
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In Reply to: Diff oil posted by Hans Fredriksson on 04/19/02 at 2:01 PM:


It is quite likely, and virtually a guarantee that if you use a diffy oil that encompasses the range of what is specified for your MBenz; and certainly, 75W-90 is within that range of recommendation. I would also tell you that the 75W-140 would also be in that range and would be safe to use also but I wouldn't. Even though the 75W indicates a thinner weight for colder temps than the recommended 85W, the 75W-140 will actually be thicker in general, even at room temperature. This means it will be more like molasses than honey, as a comparison. This would mean less fuel efficiency although probably negligible. If you wish to use synthetic, just make sure it's compatible with what you have in there and it should be just fine. Synthetics are woderfully slippery, like no petroleum. Given how long diffy lasts and it's relatively cheap, I would go with a synthetic diffy. Sometimes hard to find though.

Rich L

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