W204 C180 CGI M271 Oil filter housing replacement

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tomhuish

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Hi everyone,
I've had a slow oil leak from my C180, and managed to track it down to where the oil filter housing bolts onto the block. I have attached a picture of where the leak is coming from. I'm hoping someone here has managed to replace the oil filter on the CGI engine and could give any advice on how I can do so myself- I found a thread with on this with the supercharged motor but I'm not sure it's quite the same process. I believe it is possible to just replace the gaskets, but it's £100 for the whole oil filter housing unit and for the peace of mind I might as well replace the whole thing.
Thanks in advance!
 

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Hi everyone,
I've had a slow oil leak from my C180, and managed to track it down to where the oil filter housing bolts onto the block. I have attached a picture of where the leak is coming from. I'm hoping someone here has managed to replace the oil filter on the CGI engine and could give any advice on how I can do so myself- I found a thread with on this with the supercharged motor but I'm not sure it's quite the same process. I believe it is possible to just replace the gaskets, but it's £100 for the whole oil filter housing unit and for the peace of mind I might as well replace the whole thing.
Thanks in advance!
Hi there, yeah it's not hard to do. You'll need to remove intake manifold and starter motor. So disconnect battery first. You better off replacing whole oil filter housing as the plastic warps and leaks.
 
Hi there, yeah it's not hard to do. You'll need to remove intake manifold and starter motor. So disconnect battery first. You better off replacing whole oil filter housing as the plastic warps and leaks.
Thanks for the reply. I was hoping I wouldn’t need to remove the intake manifold but hopefully it’s a little easier than it looks!
 
Replacing the entire oil filter housing unit can be a more straightforward and reliable solution. Here are the general steps:

  1. Safety First: Ensure the engine is cool and disconnected from any power source.
  2. Drain Oil: Drain the engine oil to prevent spills during the removal of the housing.
  3. Access the Housing: Access the oil filter housing, which is typically located near the engine block.
  4. Remove Old Housing: Carefully remove the old oil filter housing unit. This may require removing other components or hoses that are in the way.
  5. Replace Gaskets: Replace any gaskets or seals associated with the oil filter housing. Ensure they are properly seated and lubricated with a bit of oil.
  6. Install New Housing: Install the new oil filter housing unit and secure it in place. Tighten the bolts to the manufacturer's specifications.
  7. Refill Oil: Refill the engine with the appropriate amount and type of oil as specified in your vehicle's manual.
  8. Check for Leaks: Start the engine and check for any leaks around the oil filter housing. If there are no leaks, you're good to go.
  9. Dispose of Old Housing: Dispose of the old oil filter housing unit properly.
While this is a general overview, it's essential to consult your vehicle's service manual for specific instructions and torque specifications. If you're unsure about the process or lack the necessary tools and experience, it's advisable to seek assistance from a professional mechanic or technician to avoid any potential issues.
 
Replacing the entire oil filter housing unit can be a more straightforward and reliable solution. Here are the general steps:

  1. Safety First: Ensure the engine is cool and disconnected from any power source.
  2. Drain Oil: Drain the engine oil to prevent spills during the removal of the housing.
  3. Access the Housing: Access the oil filter housing, which is typically located near the engine block.
  4. Remove Old Housing: Carefully remove the old oil filter housing unit. This may require removing other components or hoses that are in the way.
  5. Replace Gaskets: Replace any gaskets or seals associated with the oil filter housing. Ensure they are properly seated and lubricated with a bit of oil.
  6. Install New Housing: Install the new oil filter housing unit and secure it in place. Tighten the bolts to the manufacturer's specifications.
  7. Refill Oil: Refill the engine with the appropriate amount and type of oil as specified in your vehicle's manual.
  8. Check for Leaks: Start the engine and check for any leaks around the oil filter housing. If there are no leaks, you're good to go.
  9. Dispose of Old Housing: Dispose of the old oil filter housing unit properly.
While this is a general overview, it's essential to consult your vehicle's service manual for specific instructions and torque specifications. If you're unsure about the process or lack the necessary tools and experience, it's advisable to seek assistance from a professional mechanic or technician to avoid any potential issues.
What operating system are you buddy ?
 

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