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Old 12-16-2002, 04:49 PM
CarolinaMBZ CarolinaMBZ is offline
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Had some tranny work done and tech noted oil in the belly pan and accused me (wrongly) of not tightening cover down. Have not found a way to remove cover without a mess. Apparently, our anti-drainbacks are working (too) well. I suck oil out and this has had no effect and I believe I have posted in the past on this issue with no response. As there is almost no clearance next to or under cannister, I also see no way to put absorbing material nearby either. Given "change it hot," any time spent near the canisster is grueling anyway given proximity of exhaust manifold.

I hope we can get some insight from someone.

P.S. For those forum members unfamiliar with set-up, the oil canister is cocked at an angle parrallel to the V of the V-8 such that it spills easily over low side and there is no room (V-8 in a W124) to access except with long (346mm) socket extension and stretch-burn-proof arms.
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