Originally Posted by fgwinn
The owner's manual for my 2005 E500 4matic indicates that the engine oil capacity is 8 US quarts or 7.5 liters. When I changed the oil at 6300 miles I removed about 7.85 liters using a Mityvac extractor and an additional 150ml through the drain plug. A total of 8 liters. Can anyone confirm the factory specification for the engine oil capacity in the 2005 E500 4matic? I am trying to determine if the manual has a misprint, or if the oil was overfilled from the factory.
I refilled the engine with 8 US quarts. The dashboard oil level test reported "okay" both before and after the oil change.
I received a message to top up the engine oil. MB dealer said that I need to use Mobil 5w40. At home, I have a quart of Mobil 5w30 - does anyone see an issue if I top up by mixing the two oils?