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DIY Complete Oil Change Instructions – Mercedes-Benz

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1451303326367{margin: 0px !important;border-width: 0px !important;padding: 0px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Introduction” google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal”][vc_separator color=”black” css=”.vc_custom_1453473627254{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-right-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;border-left-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-right: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1451303339072{margin: 0px !important;border-width: 0px !important;padding: 0px !important;border-radius: 1px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]In this how-to article, we will give you step by step instructions on how to change the oil and filter on your Mercedes-Benz. With oil changes costing over $200, no wonder so many Mercedes-Benz owners want to do their own oil change. We recommend you use the same oil and filter used by the dealer. Links to purchase the correct oil and filter at a fraction of dealer prices are provided below.  Changing the oil on a Mercedes-Benz is easier than in some Japanese or domestic cars. Some owners prefer to use an oil extractor such as the Mityvac 7400 7.3 Liter Fluid Evacuator to do their oil change. How to video using extractor provided below if you want to go that route.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1453472043410{background-color: rgba(224,224,226,0.56) !important;*background-color: rgb(224,224,226) !important;border-radius: 2px !important;}”]
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: E CLA SLK ML S SL Class
Years: 2003-2015
Difficulty: Easy
DIY Cost: $45-$50
Shop Cost: $150-$230
Time: 30 Minutes
Frequency: 10,000 miles
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1453472168994{margin: 0px !important;border-width: 0px !important;padding: 0px !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1453472178512{margin: 0px !important;border-width: 0px !important;padding: 0px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Oil Required” google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal”][vc_separator color=”black” css=”.vc_custom_1453473673026{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-right-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;border-left-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-right: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1453471727542{margin-top: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;}”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]The manufacturer recommended oil, also used at Mercedes-Benz dealerships is the Mobil1 European Car 0W-40 Full Synthetic oil. It’s ok if you want to go for a different brand, but make sure to stay with full synthetic oil. The one advantage of Mobil1 is that you know it has been tested and designed for 10,000 oil change intervals.  You can purchase Mobil1 oil at your local AdvanceAutoParts, see product listing here. The best price we have found on the Mobil1 0W40 oil is on Amazon where you can buy 5-quart bottle for around $25. You need 7 quarts for the 6 cylinder engines such as C240, E320, CLK350. Eight quarts for V8 such as CLS550, E500 E55, ML500.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]mobil 1 right oil for mercedes benz 0w40buy now on amazonbuy-now-on- advance auto parts -300x52[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1453472168994{margin: 0px !important;border-width: 0px !important;padding: 0px !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1453472178512{margin: 0px !important;border-width: 0px !important;padding: 0px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Filter” google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal”][vc_separator color=”black” css=”.vc_custom_1453473673026{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-right-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;border-left-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-right: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1453480251959{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-right-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;border-left-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-right: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;}”]Choosing the right oil filter is very critical. To be able to go 10,000 miles between oil changes you need a fleece oil filter. The filter used by the dealerships can be found on Amazon for under $15 which is the Mann Fleece Oil Filter.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1453480736376{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-right-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;border-left-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-right: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;}”]mercedes benz mann fleece oil filteramazon buy now small[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Tools Required” google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal”][vc_separator color=”black”][vc_column_text]This may be the biggest investment if you don’t have any of the following. Even if you were to purchase all these tools you will still spend less with on the first oil change than what you would at the shop. Here is what you will need, links to Amazon provided if you need to purchase anything.

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Pull hood release

Locate the hood release handle on the interior on the driver’s side. Pull on the handle until you hear the hood release.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”3070″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_shadow_3d” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Open the hood

Open the hood by pulling on the triangle shaped hood latch release.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”3298″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_shadow_3d” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Raise the car

You can either use the jack that came with the car to raise the car. If you are are planning on doing regular oil changes then it will be worth to invest on a set of Rhino Ramps Vehicle Ramps.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_gallery interval=”3″ images=”3395,3396,3397″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Remove splash shield

Remove the splash shield which is the black plastic underneath the engine . It is held in place with 4 to 6 bolts. You will need an 8mm wrench to remove these bolts.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_gallery interval=”3″ images=”3402,3401,3412″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Drain Oil

Remove the oil drain plug. To remove the plug use the 13mm wrench or socket and turn the bolt counterclockwise. Please note that it is easy to confuse the direction that you need to turn the drain plug. If it is too difficult to remove the drain plug make sure you are not tightening the drain plug. Let the oil drain at least for 10 minutes.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_video link=”https://vimeo.com/152743467″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Remove part of the engine cover

Remove the front part of the engine cover. The plastic cover can be removed by pulling it up and away.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_gallery interval=”3″ images=”3408,3409,3410,3416″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Remove oil filter

Place the oil filter removal tool on the oil filter and remove it. Pull out the oil filter and make sure to replace the rubber O rings.

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Install new oil filter

Install the new oil filter and make sure that only one of the black lines are showing not both.  Make sure to change the rubber O-rings every time you change the filter. If you have a torque wrench tighten the filter to 25Nm.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”3420″ img_size=”large” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Install oil drain plug

Torque oil drain plug to 30 Nm or 23ft-lbs if you have a torque wrench. Make sure to replace the copper oil drain plug washer if you have a new one.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”3421″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_shadow_3d” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Add oil

Add six quarts of oil and then check the oil level. You don’t want to overfill. These engines keep a quite a bit of oil inside the oil galleries, hydraulic lifters and other parts. Let the car sit on level ground for 15 minutes, check the oil level to see if you need to add any more. If you overfill with oil you some models will show a warning on your dash saying “Reduce Oil Level.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”3422″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_shadow_3d” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Reset Service Reminder

Carefully lower the vehicle. Make sure to place back the engine cover that you removed earlier. Let the car sit for a while and check the oil level to make sure it is withing the max and min range. As the last step reset the service reminder. Procedures vary depending on the models. You can look up the procedures on your owners manual. If you don’t have the owners manual, you can download a free pdf version here. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_color=”success”]You are done. Congratulations![/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Recommended Parts ” google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal”][vc_separator color=”black”][vc_column_text]
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiHp18HzLsU” title=”How to change the oil on a Mercedes Video”][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQc66iNMvPU” title=”How to change oil on your Mercedes”][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8DAT8bSpYw” title=”How to change oil and filter. Oil extraction method. “][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Mercedes-Benz Oil Change FAQ” google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal”][vc_separator color=”black”][vc_toggle title=”What is the cost of oil change for my Mercedes-Benz? ” el_id=”1453467055727-49b826fc-bc90″]This is the first question that any new Mercedes-Benz owner asks. If you take the car to the dealer expect to pay over $200. You can find repir shops that will use the recommended oil and filter and perform this repair for around $100-$150.

If you change the oil yourself you can get the job done for less than $60 assuming you have a few basic tools.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”How much oil does my Mercedes-Benz engine need? ” el_id=”1453496128934-e2b5fdef-b510″]The V6 (for example E320) engines need approximately 7 quarts and the V8 (for example CLK500) need 8 quarts. When you change the oil, start by putting 5 or 6 quarts and then add as needed to bring the oil level to the required level.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Should I get my oil changed at the “Quicky lube“ or use a coupon? ” el_id=”1453472085737-8a4b19d6-c400″]Oil changes are very critical for your engine. We want you to save money, but there is no room to cut corners when it comes to oil changes. We don’t believe on $19.99 oil change specials for Mercedes-Benz. Why? If you are using the required oil and filter recommended by the manufacturer, you will spend around $60 for parts alone. The quick and cheap oil changes offered by repair shops you are not getting the same oil or filter your Mercedes-Benz dealer uses. The problem that we see all the time is the filter installed is not designed for extended mileage. Most filters are not designed for 10,000 oil change interval.

If you are getting $19.99 special oil changes, you should change your oil every 3 000 miles. We believe that for that price, you are not getting a quality oil filter or oil that can lubricate your engine for 10 000 miles.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Can I use a different synthetic oil brand instead of Mobil1 0W-40? ” el_id=”1453495941008-2add0449-d929″]Yes, you can.  It’s ok if you go for a different brand of synthetic oil instead of the recomended Mobile1 0W40. Make sure that you change the oil at the interval  recommended by the oil manufacturer.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Do you have to go to the Mercedes-Benz dealer to get an oil change? ” el_id=”1453496292489-44f473d7-a35a”]No. Changing the oil on the Mercedes-Benz is easy and anyone can do if they have the right instructions. The most important part is that you use that you use the recommended oil and oil filter. We show you how to change the oil yourself in this post, using the same oil and filter that the dealer uses all for under $60.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Can you use regular oil instead of synthetic oil? ” el_id=”1453496657380-75fe5a0d-600c”]Yes, you can use regular oil as long as you use the correct oil viscosity and change the oil every 3,000 miles. Regular oil will break down and can not lubricate the engine for 10,000. Keep track of the mileage and don’t wait for the car to remind ou of the oil intervals. You will need to change the oil more frequently or you will damage the engine if you use regular oil for 10,000 miles.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Should I change my Mercedes-Benz oil at JIffy Lube? ” el_id=”1453497408147-deb3ae1c-b54c”]Short answer, no. You shouldn’t get a $19.99 oil change on your Mercedes-Benz anywhere. If you do go that route, we recommend that you change your oil every 3,000 miles and not every 10,000 as recommended by Mercedes-Benz.

The reason why we don’t recommend the quick oil change places is because most will not have an oil that has been approved and will last 10,000 miles. Even more import, the oil filter needs to be able to last for 10,000 miles. Most cartridge filters are not designed to last 10,000. You need to use a fleece filter such as the Mann Fleece Filter For Mercedes-Benz.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”How often should I change the oil on my Mercedes-Benz? Frequency? ” el_id=”1453497715290-41387925-3dd7″]Typically every 10,000 if you use the recommended Mobil1 0W-40 and Mann Fleece filter.  If you use conventional oil or a cartridge oil filter then we recommend you change the oil every 3,000 miles.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Related Articles” google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal”][vc_separator color=”juicy_pink”][vc_column_text]

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Applicable Models and Part Numbers” google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal”][vc_separator color=”blue”][vc_column_text]Mercedes-Benz Engine Oil Filter Fleece Mann-Filter OEM HU71 8/5X => 2006-2007 C230 / 2001-2005 C240 / 1998-2007 C280 / 2008-2012 C300 / 2002-2004 C32 AMG / 2001-2005 C320 / 2006-2011 C350 / 2012 M272 C350 / 1998-2000 / 2005-2006 C55 AMG / 2000-2006 CL500 / 2001-2006 CL55 AMG / 2007-2011 CL550 / 2001-2002 CL600 / 1998-2005 CLK320 / 2006-2009 CLK350 / 1999-2003 CLK430 / 2003-2006 CLK500 / 2001-2006 CLK55 AMG / 2007-2009 CLK550 / 2006 CLS500 CLS55 AMG S350 / 2007-2011 CLS550 / 1998-2004 E320 / 2005 GAS E320 / 2006-2009 E350 / 2010-2011 GAS E350 / 2003-2006 E500 / 1999-2006 E55 AMG / 2007-2011 E550 / 2002-2008 G500 / 2003-2011 G55 AMG / 2009-2011 G550 / 2007-2012 GL450 / 2008-2012 GL550 / 2008-2012 GL550 / 2010-2012 GLK350 / 1998-2003 ML320 / 2003-2009 ML350 / 2010-2011 GAS ML350 / 1999-2001 ML430 / 2010-2011 ML450 / 2002-2007 ML500 / 2000-2003 ML55 AMG / 2008-2011 ML550 / 2006-2009 R350 / 2010-2012 GAS R350 / 2006-2007 R500 / 2010-2012 S400 / 2000-2006 S430 S500 / 2001-2006 S55 AMG / 2007-2011 S550 / 2012 M273 S550 / 2001-2012 S600 / 1999-2006 SL500 / 2003-2008 SL55 AMG / 2007-2012 SL550 / 2006-2008 SLK280 / 2009-2011 SLK300 / 2002-2004 SLK32 AMG / 2001-2004 SLK320 / 2005-2011 SLK350[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column]

One comment

  1. Why does it say to add six quarts of oil when the owners manual says 8.5 quarts of oil. For the e320 V6

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