I've owned two W123 diesels, an '85 300D and my current
car, and '82 300CD. Their engines hold 8 quarts of oil.
And yet, when I drain the oil preparatory to changing
it, I only get about six quarts out. (I put the used
oil into 1-gallon plastic milk jugs, so this volume
isn't difficult to estimate.)
I understad that some amount of oil is going to cling to
the inside of the engine as a film -- but *two quarts?*
Fully twenty-five percent of the rated capacity? There
has to be some cavity or other in the engine where a
substantial volume of dirty oil is pooling, but damned
if I can think of where it'd be. Yes, I open the filter
canister when I drain the used oil, but that's only
good for a pint or so.
Scourging the world of liberalism,
one sniveling jerkoff at a time.
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