Thread: Oil Changes
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Old 05-08-2003, 03:51 PM
Peter O Hara Peter O Hara is offline
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Oil Changes

Im about to do oil/filter for the 1st time on a 96 W202 C250 diesel. On previous cars I always filled the filter full of fresh oil before I fitted it, to help get the oil pressure up quickly. This doesnt seem to be possible on the 605 engine (the filter sits up above the engine). What if I drained the oil cold, then when I start up,dont wait for the glow plugs to heat. This should allow a few turns of the crank before it starts, allowing more time for the oil pressure to build up. Am I being over careful, or sensible?.
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