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decided to change my own oil on my95 e320 and i cant find the oil filter canister plz help
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Best help for you is advice to take your car to a professional.

Next best is for you to buy the Mercedes W124 service DVD at your dealer.

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Will someone please just tell this guy where his oil filter is? Not having serviced one of these I cannot help him. If I knew I would.
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Will someone please just tell this guy where his oil filter is? Not having serviced one of these I cannot help him. If I knew I would.
Hey, Sammy.

It's an element type, you have to unscrew the housing located in the back of the engine (removed from top). You'll need a fluted wrench for it that can be bought at most auto parts stores, but measure yours and count the flutes to be sure you get the right one.

Unscrew the housing, pull it out, swap the filter, install new O-rings, reassemble.

FWIW, you posted into the general forum, there is a forum that is specific to your car and you'll get the best advice and tips if you post in there when the issue relates to your car and not MB generally. It's the W124 forum, scroll down the main page into the sedans section, then you'll see it.

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should just be the large black plastic cap in front of the engine.
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its located top rear, drivers side.
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should just be the large black plastic cap in front of the engine.
Please don't take this personally -- since there are lots who do this (including me in the past) -- but unless you have specific knowledge on an issue it's best not to take a shot at answering posts. While the more modern MB engines do locate the filter at the front, his L6 is hiding at the back of the engine.

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Also the older models don't have the flute ends, but a big hex that can be catch with big crescent wrench, or adequate 6-point socket.
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Also the older models don't have the flute ends, but a big hex that can be catch with big crescent wrench, or adequate 6-point socket.
This is something I was not sure about this car. From EPC it appears like late W124 models would have had the more modern plastic oil filter cap while older models certainly have the metal plate (I first thought all W124 cars would have the older type). Either way, should be easy to remove the oil filter once the owner finds it.
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You have a 104 motor in it and the filter is located in the rear of the engine
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