First time DIY Engine Oil & Filter change ... coming up

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  1. GLK

    GLK Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    This coming Saturday, weather permitting, I shall attempt my first DIY service ... under supervision ;)

    I bought a filter (OEM from MB Newcastle), 27mm socket and ½" extension kit, and these lovely looking things arrived this afternoon:

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    Strangely exciting ...
     
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    Are you going with the oil extract or drain method?

    Both work fine, just asking :D
     
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    It's going to be oil extract. I got two 5L bottles, just in case we extract more than 5L (and it's a better value for money).
     
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    You will find it ridiculously easy with an extractor, but you will still get your hands a little dirty.
    And yes, I’ve done dozens, but I still look forward to doing it.
    Bit of a faff taking the oil to the recycling centre - I usually end up with a good stock to take down there.
    Good luck :thumb::thumb:
     
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    Thanks! A friend is helping me, and he's a pro.
    The old oil will be taken to the recycling centre right away though.
    Plastic sheets, rags and some brown paper is at the ready.

    :)
     
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    Yup, got those :)
    Always use them, when I'm doing my little mods, whether interior or exterior.
    Also - steering wheel protectors (disposable), and improvised ones for the gearshift and the armrest :rolleyes:
     
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    It's Funny I get excited when I've got a new part to fit it a job I. The car to do in the coming weekend ;)
     
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    Well, all done today - with a help and under supervision of a friend, and using his pump - I'm getting my own (same type), in time for the next year service :)

    Got back home, reset the ASSYST (why is there no OK button on a 2006 steering wheel?):

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    Will do the cabin and air filters tomorrow, and that's this year service complete.

    That was unexpectedly easy :)
     
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    Told ya!!:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    What are the 3 symbols above the temperature on your display sir?

    Ive never used a pump thing you used to change the oil. Got a pic of what the said contraption looks like? :)
     
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    It's the "no seatbelts fastened at the rear" - comes up, when you start the car and goes away after a minute, or when the speed is over 5mph - If I remember correctly - the figures might be slightly off, but you got the idea. It's a simple reminder, as there are no occupancy sensors in the rear seats (in this car).

    It was a Sealey pump, similar to this one:
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    7ltr Extractor Manual Pump Vacuum Water Oil Fluid Car Petrol Transfer PE Tank | eBay
     
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    Well done for giving it a go!

    Treat yourself to something you've been lusting over with the money you saved.

    You'll be rebuilding engines in no time!
     
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    Thanks! :)
     

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