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I have replace the oil pan (dented on severe road slope)on my '90 560SEL with an after market unit. Now at oil and filter change 8 1/2 quarts of oil shows at the minimum mark of the dip stick. The only thing I can figure out is that the new pan is of a larger capacity(deeper) although it seemed to be of the same size.
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This is my first oil change since replacing the oil pan. At the time of the pan replacement I added 10 quarts of oil which brought it up close to the high mark on the dip stick. I would have thought that at this oil change things would be back to normal, however, with 8 1/2 quarts oil level is barely on the metal part of the dip stick. I am puzzled.
Mistery solved, the impact on the oil pan actually caused the dip stick tube to be pushed up thus creating a false reading, by not allowing the dip stick to go all the way. Now my concern is since the car ran with 10 quarts of oil for approx 3,000 miles, what possible engine damage might have occurred. All seems normal at this time.
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