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Oil level

Cold the oil level reads ok.
Warm it reads reduce oil level.
I am confused?
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Oil expands, remove some.
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oil

is there an easy way or do you have to pull the plug
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Look for a pump removal system - basically you can suck it out the filler hole. Much easier than pulling the plug...



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Something like this: http://www.autosportcatalog.com/index.cfm?fa=p&pid=5551

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The dealer said it was a little high but not to worry. Oil cahnge due in 3k.
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The dealer said it was a little high but not to worry. Oil cahnge due in 3k.
I would still have them remove some, maybe 500 ml. Don't want to risk engine damage.

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Exactly, never run the engine overfull.
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Service "a" tomorrow.
How long do you go before changing synthetic oil?
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There will be a debate on that, but I say follow the manual. The car will tell you. It should be roughly 10000 miles or 1 year which ever comes first.
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For the AMG it is as mtiede stated: 1 year or 10,000 miles whichever comes first. They also charge about 58 US dollars more for the oil and filter change on the AMG.

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don't mean to hijack but is it better to do a oil change right after you hit a 1000 miles? I heard somewhere that during the burn-in period there is a lot of gunk which should be cleaned out.
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don't mean to hijack but is it better to do a oil change right after you hit a 1000 miles? I heard somewhere that during the burn-in period there is a lot of gunk which should be cleaned out.
I asked this from the service advisor from the local MB sevice dep't. and he said I'm wasting money.

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