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Old 02-29-2000, 02:26 PM
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Originally posted by LarryBible:
Would someone help me understand something.

Petella said that there is a claim that these gizmos actually get out more oil than pulling the plug and letting it drain. <snip>

Here's my understanding...
On most Mercedes the oil drain plug is not located in the bottom center of the oil pan. It is located on the side of the pan near the bottom. Unless you have the car tilted just right there is still some oil left in the bottom of the pan. The Topsider uses the dipstick tube. The dipstick tube keeps the Topsider tubing located near the bottom center of the oil pan.

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