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nathan

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engine oil change on the 6.9
« on: 11 May 2021, 04:12 AM »
hi guys, with a hoist at home now, I can do some stuff I wouldn't normally as im too old to lie under a car!  I recently did a coolant, engine oil, and trans oil change on the 6.9. 
I made a short vid if of help to anyone.

the oil change on a 6.9 is a bit different to standard non dry sump motors.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrmK04JwrXQ

the coolant change is still messy with a hoist, hats off if you do this on jack stands!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDRRM_ELl4k&t=180s

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Re: engine oil change on the 6.9
« Reply #1 on: 11 May 2021, 10:42 AM »
I think the first link is not correct?
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Re: engine oil change on the 6.9
« Reply #2 on: 11 May 2021, 03:35 PM »
1975-mod W116 450 SE with 6.9 engine

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Re: engine oil change on the 6.9
« Reply #3 on: 11 May 2021, 06:09 PM »
Thanks Jan!

sorry, the link above is correct!
the other link was one I made after replacing the voltage regulator in my Gwagens alternator!

regards from Australia
Nathan
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Re: engine oil change on the 6.9
« Reply #4 on: 12 May 2021, 02:57 PM »
Great videos. Thanks for making and sharing. I've not changed oil on mine for 3 years and it's also done a similar mileage since. I used to have a stash Hengst filters which is now depleted. Looks like I'll have to buy some from the Classic Centre now. Interestingly the oil in mine is still quite clear and I'm surprised that yours comes out so black after just 1K.

Also I am jealous of your scissor lift. I will be doing the work the old fashioned way - car drives up on metal ramps (About 8 inches / 20 cm high), raise the suspension, lay down an old rug and prepare to have a shower afterwards.  8)

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Re: engine oil change on the 6.9
« Reply #5 on: 12 May 2021, 04:06 PM »
Ha ha, the days of ramping are hopefully gone for me Adam. an oil change isn't so bad but the coolant change would be horrific.  I had the engine rebuild (top to bottom) about 2000km ago, so not sure if its running rich or why so dark?  the part number is on the box of the filter in the video if not easily found.  post a pic of the setup when you get around to it!
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Re: engine oil change on the 6.9
« Reply #6 on: 12 May 2021, 08:41 PM »
The « envy » for your lift spreads around the world worse than the virus. : )
Nice setup. 
I’m still doing it the “contortionist” way. In your method a shower afterwards is optional, but in ours it’s mandatory!
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Re: engine oil change on the 6.9
« Reply #7 on: 13 May 2021, 04:03 AM »
I have an inspection pit in my garage. I'd much prefer a lift, but this was the more economical option at the time (what's one more hole in the ground, if you're digging foundations anyway ;)).

Nevertheless, it's a massive help when doing anything under the car(s).
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Re: engine oil change on the 6.9
« Reply #8 on: 13 May 2021, 08:31 AM »
Sadly I've got nothing but floor ramps.  But, I do have a buddy has a 2 bay garage with a full lift!  And he doesn't use it.  Perfect arrangement.  We just need to stay buddies.   ;D
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Re: engine oil change on the 6.9
« Reply #9 on: 14 May 2021, 02:35 AM »
Interestingly, pits are not so easy to do 'officially'. they are deemed more dangerous as fumes/exhausts and so on collect in these and you have to have engineered ventilation!  a hoist is a bit easier, if not expensive. anyway, my spine is every so pleased. as is my wife, as I no longer need to smell like blue coolant!
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Re: engine oil change on the 6.9
« Reply #10 on: 14 May 2021, 05:02 AM »
Interestingly, pits are not so easy to do 'officially'. they are deemed more dangerous as fumes/exhausts and so on collect in these and you have to have engineered ventilation!

I guess it's down to local building codes. Nobody cared in Ireland. I have a carbon monoxide alarm in mine, and a dehumidifier which also acts as an "air pusher arounder"  ;D Later this year I plan on adding explosion-proof LED lights in the pit too. I already have close to 500W of LEDs on the ceiling. Such a pleasure to work in proper lighting.
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Re: engine oil change on the 6.9
« Reply #11 on: 14 May 2021, 08:00 AM »
I like the sound of the PT.  I didnt think well enough about lighting. I should have had upthrowing lights under the hoist, and one power point to plug in below the car. 
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