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Old 05-07-2003, 11:40 PM
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Oil change - priming engine

The DIY above says to prime the engine after an oil change. Is this necessary on my 300SE? If so how do you do it safely? I used to pull the ignition coil wire off my old beetle to prime it, but I dont think this is an acceptable method for a W140 300SE.

What happens if you dont prime it? My oil pressure went up immediately after I started it. More about that in another post.
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Old 05-08-2003, 12:13 AM
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You dont have to prime the motor after an oil change, the only reason people with the old v8's do is cause they have a weak tensioner or a stretched chain and they are scared it will jump timing. Change oil like usual and dont worry about priming.
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