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 > Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-14-2009, 06:02 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 5
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?
Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 09:17 PM
82 380SL & 96 SL500
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 245
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.
Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2009, 10:02 AM
meltedpanda's Avatar
Certified Benzaholic
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Central Ky
Posts: 6,130
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
2011 Porsche Cayman - Bond,James Bond
99 E320 THE Queen Mary
62 220b - Dolly - Finally my Finny!
72 450SL, Pearl-SOLD
16 F350 6.7 Diesel -THOR
07 Lexus RX 350 - Lexi
14 38HP John Deere 3038E Tractor -Mean Green
84 300SD, Benjamin -SOLD
71 220 - W115-Libby ( my first love) -SOLD
73 280 - W114 "Organspende" Rest in Peace
81 380 SL - Rest in Peace
Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2009, 10:51 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Saratoga Springs,NY
Posts: 21
Thanks. We will keep an eye on it and, if we see any leaks, try the quick switch.
Reply With Quote


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 06:53 AM.

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