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Old 12-22-2003, 03:30 PM
6cndmbz 6cndmbz is offline
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Why does my 300e start harder when oil level not at max?

My 300e uses a little oil, it probably needs the front cam cover resealed at some point, but its only like a quart every 1000 or so. Usually I keep an eye on the level and don't let it drop below 3/4ths, but I let it drop from max to halfway between min and max and the car got quite a bit harder to start...i filled it back up and its MUCH better. its running 10w30 valvoline. It kinda freaked me out that I could maybe have been hurtin my baby by letting it drop, but i thought that was an acceptable level. Can someone tell me why this happens, and more importantly if it was bad for the car? Thanks for your input

1987 300e - The 200,000 mile TurboTechnics rocketship.
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