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Here's what I suctioned out via the dipstick tube:

Well, it was time for an "interim" oil change before some track time and between scheduled maintenance requirements, so I was curious about how much oil I could actually suck out of the oil pan of my SLK55 via the dipstick. I used the suction-type "Oil Changing System" sold by MBCA for $48 at

https://www.mbca.org/store/prodinfo....18377674377899

Before starting, the display indicated 8.6 quarts. I was surprised that I was able to get 8.3 quarts through the dipstick as shown in the photo. Plus the old filter which I changed retained some oil. I added about 8.5 quarts which brought the level back to an indicated 8.6 quarts.

I found that by jacking the car 6 inches or so at the left front, I was able to get the final amount out of the oil pan.

While I wouldn't recommend this method be used every time (vs. opening the drain plugs), this seems like a reasonable easy approach for "extra" oil changes. Hmm -- now I wonder if MB uses the dipstick approach for scheduled oil changes.



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Cool info, thanks! And welcome to the site!
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Looks handy. When it says 'pressurise the tank', how do you do that?
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