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Old 08-24-2001, 04:17 PM
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Originally posted by gillybenztech
The oil extractor works alot better if you do it "the Mercedes way" and don't use an extraction (suction) tube down to the bottom of the oil pan, but use the dipstick tube itself as the suction probe. it really works fast that way! Gilly

Are you saying this in jest or does the dipstick tube really go to the bottom of the pan? From what I've seen in non MB engines, the dipstick tube isn't much longer than what you see, which is considerably shorter than the dipstick, which itself doesn't go to the bottom of the pan. It would take a heck of a vacuum to suck out all the oil if the suction tip isn't in contact with the oil.

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