Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: '85 2.3-16 '99 C280 '11 GLK350
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
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The "book time" for an oil pan R&R for the 2.6L is 4.4 Hours. That's primarly because they have to prep the motor to be hoisted off the motor mounts to clear the chassis.
It is possible to do it without a hoist. You will have to loosen/remove all the connections to the engine, including exhaust, driveshaft, throttle, etc. They you have to lift the engine off the motor mounts high enough to clear; then place solid metal or wood blocks between the mounts and the engine in order to release the lifting jack and remove the pan.