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I'm in a good mood, I had a good day at work, I'm feeling good health wise, my kids are happy, Nobette is happier, the sun is shing and I own an SL.



Despite all that, I'm doing an oil thread.

The SL was over due for new oil, so I had some time today.
 

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Pics are better than words.
 

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Your using Devlac? I thought Castrol GTX 20W50 is the correct oil for these cars???
And what's wrong with Fram filters?
Nice try, Al. I'm not getting sucked in.
 

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You just grab the retaining spring at the bottom of the canister and pull it out to get at the last crush washer at the bottom of the canister.

Next oil change I am going to use a WIX filter, which is the best quality filter I've seen. It has an all metal housing. The only thing is it didn't come with crush washers.
 

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Hi,

I see the picture of the oil filter with four gasket/Ring.

I can see the largest black rubber using the the oil filter cap and I do not know what is the three metal gaskets are use for?

Can you explain what other three are use where?

Thanks
Self explanatory once you take it apart.

The small "brass" one is used on the oil pan drain plug.

The small "aluminum" one is used on the oil can bolt head,.........thus requiring the bolt removal.

The large "brass" one is used...........I dunno. Not on my car. This filter is used on a wide variety of Benzes. Maybe on something else.
 

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Next oil change I am going to use a WIX filter, which is the best quality filter I've seen. It has an all metal housing. The only thing is it didn't come with crush washers.
Which makes it second best.
 

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Self explanatory once you take it apart.

The small "brass" one is used on the oil pan drain plug.

The small "aluminum" one is used on the oil can bolt head,.........thus requiring the bolt removal.

The large "brass" one is used...........I dunno. Not on my car. This filter is used on a wide variety of Benzes. Maybe on something else.
It's only self explanatory if the last guy put it on right.

The large "brass" one is used for cars with alloy pans like the 560SL. I thought it was copper.
 

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All of v/8s have alloy pans. '72-'86. Never looked at the 280 M110.
 

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Those crush washers that come with the mercedes filter are worth the extra cost of these compared to other makes. (A leaking pan cost more) Regards, Abe G
 

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I thought it was copper.
Could very well be.

I didn't have my metallurgy handbook with me at the time.

Good thing I didn't say gold.
 

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Your M110 has an aluminum intermediate pan with a stamped steel sump pan.
Yay for me.

I've got a pan that doesn't leak.

That's the best kind.
 

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I have the wix filter, too. four of them to be exact (got a great deal if I bought 5) then figured out they didn't have the large pan bolt washer. PITA, had to drive to the stealership (30mi one way)to get that bugger.
 
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