Ok This is a final. I drained all the oil and added the appropriate ammount of fresh quality oil. The dipstick shows full.-------------- Then I checked it again first thing in the morning. Just by pulling the dip stick out it shows over full again. Clean the stick off and dip it again, it's oK.... I've come to the conclusion that the oil I'm using knows no gravity at night (just like Santa's Reindeer). All I can hope is that the 280 isn't burning a quart a week.
1984 280SEL, 62,000 miles
Euro model in the USA
1983 300D (Totaled out 10/2004)
New Factory Mint Green paint
1982 240D (Steak dinner for two)