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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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I have used the same indie oil change shop for many years with all our cars. I usually have the oil drained with a warm engine. They use a few blast of compressed air at the end (is that a good thing?). In my case 8 qt always overfills and I have them stop at 7 1/2, then drive the car up to temp. and add as needed. There are several write ups under oil change and lubricants on this forum (search box). It may be time for me to re visit as well. Thanks for reminding me. Horst K
I don't know whether the experts agree, but I think you might get foaming in your crankcase. Over the long term propably not a good thing. Some shops can remove oil via the dipstick tube. For a few bucks they can remove the excess oil. I would have them take out a little extra. If slightly low, after you have driven the car up to temperature it's easy to add a bit. Cheerio, Horst K
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