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Old 03-26-2000, 11:25 PM
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Aaron Aaron is offline
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This is normal in the 6 cylinder engines. Generally, the oil pumps quick enough right after ignition that vital parts get lubricated quickly enough. My 300E 2.8 does the same thing and each one I've had in the shop (104 motor and others) exhibits the same habits. Don't worry. If MB thought it would be detrimental to engine longevity, they wouldn't have designed it to do that.

Aaron Greenberg
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Precision Motorcars, Cincinnati, Ohio
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