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ericnguyen 04-23-2003 06:46 PM

1981 240D's engine oil capacity.
Dear 240D owners:

After draining the engine oil from my 1981 240D's oil pan (without draining oil from oil cooler), I put in 6 quarts of Delo 400 and the oil dipstick shows quite an overflow.

How much oil do you usually have to put in your 240D after draining oil from the oil pan (no draining from oil cooler)?



JimSmith 04-23-2003 07:08 PM


When you drain the oil out and change the filter you get a about another quart out than is normally "stored" in the pan. So, you should start the car, run it until you see you have oil pressure, check for leaks, then shut it down. Wait a few minutes and check it again.

The capacity is listed in the owner's manual as 6.5 liters, with the filter change. That is closer to 7 quarts than 6, so fire it up and check it after you get the full 3 bar oil pressure for a few minutes. Good luck, Jim

Stevo 04-23-2003 07:58 PM

I put 6 qts back in my 240s when I change oil and filter and I dont add till its at or just below the bottom notch.

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