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Old 12-16-2000, 06:29 PM
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Most of the MB engines hold ~7.5 L (7.9 qts) in the pan and an additional .75 L (.79 qts)in the filter.

When you pour your 2 gallons of oil in after the oil change, the filter will fill when you run the engine. That's why you're about 1/2 a quart low on the dipstick. As long as your level is between the min and max marks you're good to go.
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