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Old 10-14-2009, 06:02 PM
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Oil Filter Copper Gaskets

I was changing the oil on my father's 89 560SL today, and I have run into a snag.

When I removed the oil filter canister a copper gasket came rattling out, but I am not sure where from. I have the replacement gasket that came with the filters, as well as several other that came in the baggie with the big black o-ring.

Which copper gaskets go where, and how are they changed out?

Of course I didn't notice the gasket in the oil catch until after I filled the car (before I started it). How many quarts am I likely to loose removing the oil filter with the rest of the fresh oil still in the car?
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:17 PM
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You shouldn't loose more than the volume of the filter cannister, and unless you prefilled it or have since started it, probably none at all.
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Old 10-15-2009, 10:02 AM
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there is a copper gasket at both the drain plug and oil filter canister, however if it is not leaking , I would not worry about it, keep an eye on it however at intervals or just get an assistant , loosen canister while they hold i in position , quickly remove bolt place on copper gasket, retighten
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Old 10-15-2009, 10:51 AM
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Thanks. We will keep an eye on it and, if we see any leaks, try the quick switch.
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