Originally Posted by asianml
Wow, did not know that!! Does it give the same performance and mileage as regular diesel?
Animals, remember that with information on forums, there is also misinformation. Scroll down and read Kajtek's comment: if you don't clean up the old oil, you get to replace fuel filters much more frequently. You're only talking about several gallons a year of "fuel" savings, that's lot less than one fuel filter.
Here in CA the auto parts stores have to accept old oil for recycling without charging a fee for it, which is quite handy.
I'm old fashioned and have to DRAIN every drop. $12 only! WOW! And I can stand and watch so no mistake is made! $12 is great if you don't have a ramp ...
Designo, on your other point, I'm definitely a "change by drain" believer, but a word of caution: DON'T use a ramp. If you do you cause oil to pool in the back of the pan. If you need to lift the car lift the side opposite the drain plug evenly from front to back. Check the pictorial DIY I did that is in the DIY sticky of the W210 forum. (Or if you want to use ramps, put them both on the same side of the car, again opposite the drain plug, on the 210 this means the driver's (LH) side.
Take care and enjoy the ride,