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Old 05-31-2002, 11:07 AM
CarolinaMBZ CarolinaMBZ is offline
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What is normal quantity of oil left in filter housing?

400E is my first V-8 Mercedes. Have only changed oil once before and doing again this weekend. I like the fact that it does not have twist-on filter but instead has oil filter housing with replaceable filter element like the OM616s and 617s of the W123s. However, it is at an angle and during first change I noticed a substantial quanity of oil in housing after removing filter (1 pint approx.) and I sucked it out before replacing filter.

Is this normal? What is pro-wrench procedure if this is normal with regard to removal or just leaving this oil?

All help appreciated.
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