Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
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Originally Posted by deanyel
You're not grasping the question or the issue at hand.
I'm not sure that we are going to get an answer here from the DIY crowd. After all, if you have just used your Topsider to achieve a nice clean oil change, you are hardly likely then to crawl underneath the car to check that every drop of old oil has gone, are you?
Our friend Eric (or any other MB tech) must know the answer...
I think we are mixing different issues here. This is DIY forum (although professionals chipping in here are well appreciated) and the topic is about oil removal.
My late friend used to own independent MB shop and I was using his services few times. He never went for oil change only and his service was always including checking boots, joints and possible leak. Meaning the first thing he did to the car was lifting it 6 feet above the ground. He didn't use suction, because in this procedure it was simply impossible.
It just adds spice to the issue that it had to happen on my car, when his 25 gallons portable oil catcher had a vent malfunction and about 6 liters of my old oil ended up on the shop floor
Both methods are acceptable, but show me anyone who after experiencing convenience of extraction would crawl back under the car?
On the second tough -there are still people who change oil every 3000
Last edited by Kajtek1; 02-06-2010 at 09:38 AM.