Below you’ll find some information on approved fluids for your Sprinter. As a reminder, you should always check your owner’s manual as this is a general overview.


Customers can choose any oil of their choice, as long as it meets the required MB approval number and approved viscosity.

Engine type: 642
MB Oil Approval Number: 228.51, 229.31, 229.51, 229.52,
Approved Oil Viscosity Range: 0W-30, 0W-40, 5W-30, 5W-40

Approved Oil Brands

  • Castrol EDGE FST 5W-30 (SAE 5W-30)
  • Castrol EDGE FST 0W-30 (SAE 0W-30)
  • Castrol EDGE FST 0W-40 (SAE 0W-40)
  • Castrol EDGE Turbo Diesel 5W-40 (SAE 5W-40)
  • Castrol EDGE Turbo Diesel 0W-30 (SAE 5W-30)
  • Mobil ESP Formula M 5W-40 (SAE 5W-40)
  • Mobil ESP 0W-30 (SAE 0W-30)
  • Mobil ESP 0W-40 (SAE 0W-40)
  • Mobil ESP 5W-30 (SAE 5W-30)
  • Sonoco SYNTURO XENON 5W-40 (SAE 5W-40)
  • Sonoco  SYNTURO XENON (SAE 5W-30)
  • Valvoline SYNPower MST 5W-40 (SAE 5W-40)
  • Valvoline SYNPower MST 5W-30 (SAE 5W-30)
  • Penzoil Platinum Low SAPS (SAE 5W-30)
  • Penzoil Platinum VX (SAE 5W-30)
  • Penzoil Ultra Euro L (SAE 5W-30)
  • Evolution OEM Series IV 5W-40 (SAE 5W-40)
  • Evolution OEM Series IV 5W-30 (SAE 5W-30)

Fuel (Diesel Models)

Fuel: Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel fuel only, capacity 26.4 gal. including 5.3 gallon reserve.

Information on B20 diesel and best practices if used.

Brake Fluid



Please ensure the DEF meets the “ISO 22241” standard (this should be printed on the bottle itself

Power Steering Fluid

MB 236.3 Steering Gear Oil: Part #-A 000 989 88 03

Rear Differential

Either BP Energear Hypo DC 80W-90 or Mobil Delvac Synthetic Gear Oil 75W-90


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