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Pela 6000; totally unimpressed.....

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by tedfred, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. Wighty

    Wighty Senior Member

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    Did your SLK oil consumption issues resolve themselves buddy ?
     
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    Capra Senior Member

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    You missed replace filter, unless this is just an oil change? :)
     
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    Just an oil change...
     
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    Filters are so cheap and so easy to change on mine I always do them together.
    Just changing the oil using my pump wouldn't make it worthwhile putting my overalls on.
     
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    Overalls? For an oil change? ;)
     
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    Well I start with a risk assessment before any job and if necessary undertake any training needed then,
    after finding and putting on my safety gear including overalls (after checking certification condition etc) I need a break.

    Of course if the phone goes I have to restart my launch procedures.
     
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    I hardly get the disposable gloves marked :D
     
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    You should wear overalls during a Pela oil change to avoid tea and biscuit sludge on your clean clothes buddy :D
     
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    Full days job then ?
     
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    I think the most important thing though is that the oil is still warm so is thinner
     
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    Or even worse..oil sludge going into the kitchen while getting the tea and biscuits.......that could be fatal !!!!:confused::)
     
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    Mine works brilliantly well.
    Just thought I'd mention it.
     
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    Yes when changing the filter as well. You don't know how much damage I can do with a dripping filter.:):):)
    (Actually I always have a 1.5l water bottle cut in half with some paper towel in the bottom ready, so I can slip the filter straight in whilst still in the engine bay. Then I fit the top half of the bottle over the top and have a nicely encapsulated .)
     
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    I just chuck it straight in the washing up bowl (don't tell Mrs LK)!
     
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    ... then into the tumble dryer, ready for re-use?
     
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    Dish washer... Tumble dryer made the old one crack...;)
     
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    Hi Guys,

    Sorry for the delay in responding, I have had computer issues! The computer is as bad as the Pela 6000.

    Thanks for the details Yugguy, I will buy a pump tonight.

    Whitey, I am embarrassed to admit that my SLK does about 500 miles a year, the oil issue became apparent when I travelled some 400 odd miles to Wales and back last summer , since then the remaining 100 miles have been spent driving to Star Motors in Reading for a service then sessions driving to North Oxford Merc and Newbury Merc to get RPM sensors replaced amongst other things . (Incidentally, the only place I recommend is Star Motors, they're only people who know what they are about).
    So the bottom line is I have not travelled a sufficient distance to use any oil. In short the car is an expensive depreciating liability, bought by an old man who always wanted a Merc' to keep in the garage and polish at weekends. Sad really, when you think about it, which I tend to avoid.

    So the short answer Wighty is , I don't know! I am hoping the the 5W 40 oil I bought will solve the problem, don't ask why as I don't know.

    Regards to all


    Tedfred
     
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    I think you just summed up a few of us on here....
     
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    I bought a cheapie from Amazon and it doesn’t seal 100% where the hose enters the cylinder. I suspect a bit of PTFE tape would sort it out, but given that it only takes a few extra pumps and is infinitely easier than diving under the car I haven’t bothered.
     
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