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RE: Ok to use ramps to raise e320, recommendations?

Thanks for pointing that out. I should be able to put the ramp behind the left rear tire and backup on it, tipping the car in that direction.
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Use a Topsider to remove the oil from the dip stick line. No under car work needed.
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RE: Ok to use ramps to raise e320, recommendations?

Maybe I'm doing it wrong, but I have been using a Topsider (actually an Oil Boy) and I think it isn't getting the last quart out[:(!]

I carefully try to bottom the plastic tube, but when refilling -- imagine my shock when I'm topped out on the dipstick at 7 quarts[:0]

Has anyone had experience with the adjustment needed (lift a side, etc) that might make this work better?

I guess I can deduce that the dipstick is on the right side, so if I lift the left side..... but I would like experience if anyone has it

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Does top siders work? how much are they?
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I bought one for the Jetta, and used it for the E300 about a week ago. I paid just over $50 (with shipping) from West Marine.

It did work, and got as much oil out as does using the drain plug (based on the volume in the pan), but it took what seemed like forever. Well over an hour. I had to repump the thing a few times.

I can't say if I recommend doing it this way or not yet. I'll have to try it a second time to see what I think about it, as it's not really all that easy to do it from underneath.
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I have a set of ramps. I only use them for odd jobs. I use the top sider for oil changes. It's clean and quick and you never get on the ground.


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I have a set of ramps. I only use them for odd jobs. I use the top sider for oil changes. It's clean and quick and you never get on the ground.
Oh so you use a top sider? wow......talk to me I'm interested, this might be my answer, but is there any benefits or down sides with top sider, can you give me a side by side comparison like a drain plug oil change verses top sider?
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Oh so you use a top sider? wow......talk to me I'm interested, this might be my answer, but is there any benefits or down sides with top sider, can you give me a side by side comparison like a drain plug oil change verses top sider?
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I use it b/c
1) I do not have to jack up the car.
2) I don't have to remove the under shields
3) I don't have to get on the ground at fight with the drain plug.
4) The oil gets sucked out and I just take the unit to a shop and dump it.
5) No mess.
6) Most Dealers use it.
7) I can measure how much oil I remove.

The Down side (Some say) you do not get the stuff that sets on the bottom of the oil pan out.


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now with that being said, cant that help when particals are draining verses being pumped out and up. just wondering?
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I don't know . I feel that if I use the fleece filter, it should protect the engine from anything that I can not pump out. The dealers does it this way all day long with cars the are worth much more than mine. I do not think that they would risk buying a new engine for a S 55 or CLS 65 if this was not a good method for changing oil. But at the end of the day its all about what you feel is best for your car. My $0.02 worth.


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