A funny oil change story
I agree with Larry. I change it hot and often (5,000km on the 300TE & 190E daily drivers and 2,500km on the less used 350SLC). I must admit though, having to remove the plastic under panel to drain the oil is a pain.
A funny story (was not funny at the time) from my pre MB days. I was draining the oil and left it for a while to drain thoroughly. I then returned to complete the job but got interrupted. When I eventually returned again I poured in 5 litres of new oil. Just as I finished I noticed all this dark liquid flowing across the floor. Guess who forgot to replace the drain plug! The new oil had run out into the bucket of old oil and the whole lot had now overflowed onto the floor. To add insult to injury, it was a Sunday so I could only buy more oil at a local garage at a rediculous price.
107.023: 350SLC, 3-speed auto, icon gold, parchment MBtex (sold 2012 after 29 years ownership).
107.026: 500SLC, 4-speed auto, thistle green, green velour.
124.090: 300TE, 4-speed auto, arctic white, cream-beige MBtex.
201.028: 190E 2.3 Sportline, 5-speed manual, arctic white, blue leather.
201.028: 190E 2.3, 4-speed auto, blue-black, grey MBtex.
201.034: 190E 2.3-16, 5-speed manual, blue-black, black leather.