|03-25-2010, 02:13 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Date registered: Jan 2008
engine oil capacity
I have changed the oil on my car now 3 times, and I know that the pan holds somewhere around 9 to 10 quarts. The first time I changed it I put in 9 quarts, I wasnt sure. The second time I put in 8 quarts, and this time I put in 7 quarts. I drained the oil with the car being leveled to make sure that all the oil was out. The dash says that it doesnt need any oil even after 7 quarts in the pan. Do I need to add all 10 quarts? I also noticed that there was oil sludge were you add the oil. It wasnt burnt , but a thick like paste or better yet malt. Has anyone noticed this when adding oil. At what point does the level say to add oil-how many quarts 5 to 6 quarts. Does anyone have any ideas. Thanks
|03-25-2010, 07:07 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Date registered: Feb 2010
Vehicle: 2006-R350, 2003-C230, 1999-ML320, 2000-S430 at present.
Location: Washington DC area
Regarding oil sludge, thick paste like malt, I did not understand your question. Did you find it in the bottom of the new synthetic oil or in the draining oil.
|03-26-2010, 03:36 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Date registered: Jun 2009
I never measure the new or used oil as that is a waste of time and its very dirty. I suggest you to fill up the oil until it is one the "high" mark then start the engine. Usually it will go down a little, refill it up to the "high" mark again and it should be fine.
|03-26-2010, 11:32 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Date registered: May 2005
Vehicle: '07 GL320CDI
Owners manual specifies oil change quantity. It's ridiculous to consider this a "mystery." Need a manual? 800.for.merc
There is some tendancy to create a "milkshake pudding" in the the oil filler tube. This is mixture of oil and water, mostly from humidity.
|03-26-2010, 12:52 PM||#5 (permalink)|
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Date registered: Nov 2007
Vehicle: 2006 R350 1999 ML430 2003 Audi Allroad
Location: Denver, CO
2nd This. You can view/ download an owner's manual here.Mercedes-Benz - Home of C, E, S, CLK, CLS, CL, SLK, SL, SLR, R, GLK, M, GL, G Class
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