MB229.3 oils are Upper Mainline high SAPS¹ lubricants designed for use in gasoline and light duty diesel engines without advanced aftertreatment systems such as Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs).
MB229.3 oils are typically SAE 5W-40 or 5W-30 based on API Group III or SAE 10W-40 based on API Group II base oils.
The main physical and chemical requirements for MB229.3 are shown below:
|HTHS viscosity at 150°C||CEC L-36-A-90||cP||≥ 3.5|
|Sulphated Ash||ASTM D874||%wt||> 0.9 and ≤ 1.5|
|Phosphorus||ASTM D5185||%wt||≥ 0.05 and ≤ 0.11|
|Sulfur||ASTM D5185||%wt||≤ 0.5|
|Evaporation loss (NOACK) at 250°C||CEC L-40-93||%||≤ 13|
|Total Base Number||ASTM D2896||mgKOH/g||≥ 7.0|
Note 1: SAPS refers to Sulphated Ash, Phosphorus and Sulfur, the levels of which are often restricted in the latest performance specifications.
MB229.3 is usually coupled with a range of different combinations of other approvals depending on the viscosity grade of the lubricant, The most frequently seen approvals claimed in conjunction with MB229.3 being ACEA A3/B4, Volkswagen 50200/50500, Renault RN0710 and Renault RN0700.
For more information on Daimler MB229.3, contact your Lubrizol representative.