C180 Oil filter removal

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  1. Simon

    Simon Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Do you really need a special tool to remove the oil filter on a 97 C180? I am thinking about going to National tomorrow to take advantage of their £15 oil and filter change deal. What concerns me is, when I spoke to their mechanic on the phone, he was unaware of any special tool.

    A prompt reply would be appreciated.

    Cheers.
     
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    Help, I'm going tomorrow.
     
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    ya, u need a special tool....

    oil filter is on top...

    you can drain oil through the dipstick....

    if you do change the oil from the sump by unscrewing the nut - make sure u fit a new washer.
     
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    just ask the mechanic if he has a :

    Hazet-2169 or 103 589 00 09 00 (mb part number)
     
  6. Dave B

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    K - isn't there an "O" ring (or something like that) on the filter housing that should be changed......or is that only necessary if it's really worn ??
     
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    <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'> &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>

    agree with koolvin fully -the picture obviously show a mean,mean engine!!

    in fact,i was asking the same question today and indeed bought the tool that you saw in koolvin's picture from the stealership-cost-£6+vat-has a half inch hex nut on top ,on which ,you can fit a socket spanner as pictured.-incidentally i checked that this would fit both a 190e cannister type filter and c200 filter housing which is the same size.
    also agree &nbsp;that a 0 ring is necessary on the oil filter for the &nbsp;c class but not on the 190e
     
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    Thanx 4 that. I will go tomorrow, but only let them do the job if they have the correct tool.
    I'll let you know what happens.
    £10 for regular oil + filter, or £15 for synthetic + filter's got to be worth looking into, I'm sure you will agree.(up to 2300cc I Think) Check National
     
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    your car takes 6l of oil.
     
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    Never has my whelm been so overed , what an excellent response to the question. My flabber is well and truly gasted…….Good website or what? &nbsp;Have just come back from the Pub though. Thanx again.
     
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    My car takes 8 litres of oil , which really blows &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':('>
     
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    Well, I let them do it.

    The first thing I did was to ask about the oil filter removal tool, whereupon I was shown a one-size fit’s all type of thingy. I decided to let them use it.

    The mechanic stalled it a couple of times trying to put it on the ramp. “Is it because it’s a manual?” I asked. “No, I’m not used to driving anything with an engine I cant hear”

    Once up on the ramp, I had the opportunity to have a look around underneath, rather reassuring - everything down under looked in good order. They had to remove a large shroud / screen from under the engine to expose the drain plug, which was later fitted with a new copper washer. I didn’t see a new seal being put on the filter housing. &nbsp;

    Eventually about 6ltrs of Duckhams QXR was poured in, engine started, level checked, double checked again by senior oil level checker.

    All took about 35 minutes.

    This is a good value deal; I could not have done it myself for this price.

    I will go again, but next time armed with the correct tool for getting the filter out.
     
  13. Koolvin

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    I had a feeling they would use that all in one! works on the baby w202's but I'd like to see them try it on a bigger engine such as 320 where the cap is recessed <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'>

    glad it went well!!! it's acxtually easier to change the oil yourself!! and without a ramp or even getting underneath your car;)

    Topsider's ahoy!!!!
     

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