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Old 02-26-2001, 11:54 AM
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Hello,

I am changing my oil over the weekend. I have worked out what tools I need (with Larry's help!!). I am just wondering how much oil I need.
I think Mobil 1 is available in 4 litre bottles from my local stockist, will this be enough to 'fill' the engine?

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2004 S320 CDi - Black, Cream Leather, 18" AMGs
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Old 02-26-2001, 12:25 PM
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Oliver,

You are going to need two of those 4 liter tubs of oil. The crankcase should hold about 2 US gallons, approximately 7.5L. Make sure you have a large enough drain pan, or you'll end up with a hot oil bath, 'sposed to be good for the complexion though .
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Old 02-26-2001, 12:27 PM
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Thanks for the really quick response! This site is great
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---My Previous MBs---
87 300SE (Sold) - Black, Cream Leather
89 300SE (Sold and missed) - Black, Cream Leather
87 420SEL (Died!) - Bronze, Black Leather

---Father's Previous MB's---
2004 S320 CDi - Black, Cream Leather, 18" AMGs
2001 CL500 (Stolen!) - Black, Cream Leather
1999 E55 AMG - Black, Black Leather
1994 500SE - Black, Cream Leather
1990 300SE - Midnight Blue, Cream Leather
1986 420SEL - Diamond Blue, Cream Leather
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Old 02-26-2001, 02:12 PM
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Double-Posted...

Oliver, or should I say, Oiliver...

You accidentally double posted this thread, just go to the bottom of the other one and click on the "edit/delete" button, then check the "delete" box at the top and then click "submit" and it will be gone...
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Old 02-26-2001, 02:17 PM
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OOOPPPPSSS

Thanks for pointing that out! It must be my sticky mouse buttons

Thanks
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---My Previous MBs---
87 300SE (Sold) - Black, Cream Leather
89 300SE (Sold and missed) - Black, Cream Leather
87 420SEL (Died!) - Bronze, Black Leather

---Father's Previous MB's---
2004 S320 CDi - Black, Cream Leather, 18" AMGs
2001 CL500 (Stolen!) - Black, Cream Leather
1999 E55 AMG - Black, Black Leather
1994 500SE - Black, Cream Leather
1990 300SE - Midnight Blue, Cream Leather
1986 420SEL - Diamond Blue, Cream Leather
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Old 02-26-2001, 02:32 PM
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Oliver,

Be careful not to over fill with the new oil. Put most of the second jug or tub or whatever you all use over there, then wait a couple of minutes and check the dip stick. Then, top off as needed. Be sure to check immediately and a few days later for leaks and consumption.

It's nice to hear you are venturing into the "land of the DIY'er". You will get a good feeling of accomplishment.

Good luck!

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Old 02-26-2001, 02:40 PM
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It's really nice to hear everyone's tips, I'm starting to get excited for the weekend now!!!
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87 300SE (Sold) - Black, Cream Leather
89 300SE (Sold and missed) - Black, Cream Leather
87 420SEL (Died!) - Bronze, Black Leather

---Father's Previous MB's---
2004 S320 CDi - Black, Cream Leather, 18" AMGs
2001 CL500 (Stolen!) - Black, Cream Leather
1999 E55 AMG - Black, Black Leather
1994 500SE - Black, Cream Leather
1990 300SE - Midnight Blue, Cream Leather
1986 420SEL - Diamond Blue, Cream Leather
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Old 02-26-2001, 08:19 PM
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According to the MB maint manual, your engine holds 6.3 qts(US) of oil. This is assuming you change the oil filter as well.
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