Date registered: May 2005
Vehicle: '07 GL320CDI
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All Mercedes since the 1970s have been designed to have the motor oil changed by vacuuming it out the dipstick tube. This is MUCH easier and safer than trying to drain the oil via the pan plug.
Get a tool for this--I like MityVac, but there are others.
In any event, any time there's a washer on a drain plug on a German vehicle, it's replaced and never reused.
Cannot imagine why you think you need an alignment. Has the car been in an accident? Are steering components worn and causing vibrations? There is NO SUCH THING as an "alignment" that doesn't involve replacement of worn or damaged parts. Otherwise, it's an alignment "check."
Last edited by lkchris; 03-16-2010 at 08:25 PM.