Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Diesel Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-08-2007, 07:56 PM
VWGuru&BenzFan's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 221
Tiny oil change issue...

So I just did my first oil change on my '81 300D.

Easiest job ever, might I add.

However, I have one question. I put in Delo 15W-40, and I put in 7 quarts (I measured according to the bottle) and after a 5 minute jaunt, the oil level was a bit (probably less than 1/4 of an inch) above the max point on the plug.

For what it's worth, i replaced the filter with one from MB (Mann) and also replaced the O-ring on the top part of the oil filter housing.

What to do now?

Thanks!

__________________
2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition, "Tiffany," - Black/Black Cloth - 75K miles, Jetta #6; my faithful, turbocharged, BBS-adorned sled

SOLD 3/08 1981 Mercedes Benz 300D, "Elise" - Astral Silver/Black M.B. Tex - 217K miles - I miss her everyday; the best-built car I've owned

Last edited by VWGuru&BenzFan; 09-08-2007 at 07:58 PM. Reason: needed to add information
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-08-2007, 08:00 PM
ForcedInduction
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
You need to start with 5-6 quarts and top it up from there.

Get the engine to operating temperature, shut it off, let it sit for 10 minutes and recheck the oil level.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-08-2007, 08:03 PM
VWGuru&BenzFan's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 221
Lance -

I'm going to Jiffy Lube to go drop off the used oil and filter, and then I'll check back.

Thanks to all who reply.

Let me know any creative siphoning ideas that won't require the use of industrial strength mouthwash.
__________________
2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition, "Tiffany," - Black/Black Cloth - 75K miles, Jetta #6; my faithful, turbocharged, BBS-adorned sled

SOLD 3/08 1981 Mercedes Benz 300D, "Elise" - Astral Silver/Black M.B. Tex - 217K miles - I miss her everyday; the best-built car I've owned
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-08-2007, 08:12 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kerhonkson, NY
Posts: 27
I agree, it is a lot easier to top off than to drain excess oil. Start a quart low next time and work your way up from there. As for removing excess oil, I have a hand pump that goes through the dipstick pipe. Can't remember where I got it but it was cheap. Check JC Whitney for a cheap manual pump. That will save you a lot of time in case you overfilled.
__________________
1991 300D 2.5 Turbo (185000 miles)
2002 BMW 330 cic (65000 miles)
2000 Vulcan Classic 1500 (47000 miles)
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-08-2007, 08:42 PM
VWGuru&BenzFan's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 221
Just gave it a spirited drive, and the oil level is now just barely, and I mean BARELY (we're talking 1 to 2 sixteenths of an inch) above the max level.

I think I'm fine.
__________________
2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition, "Tiffany," - Black/Black Cloth - 75K miles, Jetta #6; my faithful, turbocharged, BBS-adorned sled

SOLD 3/08 1981 Mercedes Benz 300D, "Elise" - Astral Silver/Black M.B. Tex - 217K miles - I miss her everyday; the best-built car I've owned
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-08-2007, 08:45 PM
ForcedInduction
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by VWGuru&BenzFan View Post
I think I'm fine.
Yeah. It will go down on it's own from consumption and leakage.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-08-2007, 09:30 PM
pawoSD's Avatar
Dieselsüchtiger
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 15,099
I always just put in 7 qts....but I let it drain for-ev-er (like half an hour) so every last drop is usually out of there by then.....and I do it with the engine nice and hot. 7qts then brings it up just below max when I do that.
__________________
-diesel is not just a fuel, its a way of life-
'15 GLK250 Bluetec 83k - mine - (OC-85,500)
'17 Metris(VITO!) - 13k - wifes (OC-17k)
'01 E320 Wagon - 159k - mine (OC-160,000)
'01 E320 - 179k - dad's (OC-182,500)
'07 E350 Wagon - 131k - dad's (OC-132,500)
'01 SL500 - 51k - dad's (OC-52,000)
'16 E400 4matic Sedan - 57k - Brothers (OC-64,000)
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-08-2007, 10:21 PM
carnut's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Stockton California
Posts: 637
How about removing the oil filter container lid and use a turkey baster preferably not your wife's!! to suck out the overage.
__________________
81 300CD (sold) 1972 280 SEL 4.5 (sold) 1966 250 S 4 spd (sold) 1974 450 SL (sold) 86 BMW 325ES (sold), 1973 280C (sold) 1988 300 SE.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-08-2007, 10:24 PM
VWGuru&BenzFan's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 221
Quote:
Originally Posted by carnut View Post
How about removing the oil filter container lid and use a turkey baster preferably not your wife's!! to suck out the overage.
I'm 22, and I'm not Mormon, nor am I living in the Deep South, so having a wife this young isn't really part of the plan.

Turkey baster - this would imply that I cook.

__________________
2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition, "Tiffany," - Black/Black Cloth - 75K miles, Jetta #6; my faithful, turbocharged, BBS-adorned sled

SOLD 3/08 1981 Mercedes Benz 300D, "Elise" - Astral Silver/Black M.B. Tex - 217K miles - I miss her everyday; the best-built car I've owned
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-08-2007, 10:27 PM
pawoSD's Avatar
Dieselsüchtiger
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 15,099
Quote:
Originally Posted by VWGuru&BenzFan View Post
I'm 22, and I'm not Mormon, nor am I living in the Deep South, so having a wife this young isn't really part of the plan.

Turkey baster - this would imply that I cook.

I'll be getting married shortly after I am 22.... and I live in the far north. And I am not mormon either....
__________________
-diesel is not just a fuel, its a way of life-
'15 GLK250 Bluetec 83k - mine - (OC-85,500)
'17 Metris(VITO!) - 13k - wifes (OC-17k)
'01 E320 Wagon - 159k - mine (OC-160,000)
'01 E320 - 179k - dad's (OC-182,500)
'07 E350 Wagon - 131k - dad's (OC-132,500)
'01 SL500 - 51k - dad's (OC-52,000)
'16 E400 4matic Sedan - 57k - Brothers (OC-64,000)

Last edited by pawoSD; 09-08-2007 at 11:10 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 09-08-2007, 10:27 PM
pawoSD's Avatar
Dieselsüchtiger
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 15,099
Quote:
Originally Posted by carnut View Post
How about removing the oil filter container lid and use a turkey baster preferably not your wife's!! to suck out the overage.
You have to replace the gasket each time you open it or it may leak.....
__________________
-diesel is not just a fuel, its a way of life-
'15 GLK250 Bluetec 83k - mine - (OC-85,500)
'17 Metris(VITO!) - 13k - wifes (OC-17k)
'01 E320 Wagon - 159k - mine (OC-160,000)
'01 E320 - 179k - dad's (OC-182,500)
'07 E350 Wagon - 131k - dad's (OC-132,500)
'01 SL500 - 51k - dad's (OC-52,000)
'16 E400 4matic Sedan - 57k - Brothers (OC-64,000)
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 09-08-2007, 10:28 PM
Old300D's Avatar
Biodiesel Fiend
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 1,883
If I don't maintain my oil level at the minimum mark, the rest will end up in my air cleaner.
__________________
'83 240D with 617.952 and 2.88
'01 VW Beetle TDI
'05 Jeep Liberty CRD
'89 Toyota 4x4, needs 2L-T
'78 280Z with L28ET - 12.86@110
Oil Burner Kartel #35

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b1...oD/bioclip.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 09-09-2007, 12:14 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Canada, Ontario, Hamilton
Posts: 288
woooo question please...

what is full?? there are 2 lines on the stick, the bottom line is full?
__________________
1985 300D - 599,xxxk - blue interior #265 Monark Nozzle, AL129X, 15" Ronals, Gen II Big Brakes hunting
1985 300D - 491,xxxk - in prog-{A-A IC, 3" exhaust, psi\pyro, 28*BTDC, Hella Euros, IP Limiter removal
1985 300TD - 783,xxxk - parts car,used new engine with ALDA cap inplace
1987 Kenworth T-600 8LL 425 CAT Mech. - 6,000,000+k - DEI exhaust wrap, punched through resonators, 1 recent rebuild,
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 09-09-2007, 12:18 AM
pawoSD's Avatar
Dieselsüchtiger
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 15,099
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1985300d View Post
woooo question please...

what is full?? there are 2 lines on the stick, the bottom line is full?
Top line is full. Its best to keep it ever so slightly below that line. Bottom line means you're low and need to add about half a quart.
__________________
-diesel is not just a fuel, its a way of life-
'15 GLK250 Bluetec 83k - mine - (OC-85,500)
'17 Metris(VITO!) - 13k - wifes (OC-17k)
'01 E320 Wagon - 159k - mine (OC-160,000)
'01 E320 - 179k - dad's (OC-182,500)
'07 E350 Wagon - 131k - dad's (OC-132,500)
'01 SL500 - 51k - dad's (OC-52,000)
'16 E400 4matic Sedan - 57k - Brothers (OC-64,000)
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 09-09-2007, 12:22 AM
Mustang_man298's Avatar
Man of the fire
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Shingletown,Ca
Posts: 941
Quote:
Originally Posted by carnut View Post
How about removing the oil filter container lid and use a turkey baster preferably not your wife's!! to suck out the overage.
Almost a good thought, except the oil drains back down into the engine when it's not running (why it takes a few seconds for the oil pressure to pop up when you start it).

__________________
Chris
64 190D R.I.P.
80 240D W/617 engine -for sale
82 240D -for sale
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page