|03-30-2008, 08:13 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Date registered: Nov 2006
Vehicle: 92 190E 2.6, 06 C280 , 87 Porsche 944
Location: Douglassville PA
ML 500 Oil Change Help Needed
I am changing the oil in my mom's 04 ML 500 this week. What weight Mobil 1 should I use and is there any pic by pic instructions anywhere here ? I searched and didnt come up with any.
|03-30-2008, 09:16 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Date registered: Aug 2002
Nope, not a bad idea: apparently, that is how MB designed the e_ngine to be drained, e.g., "Since the early '70s all Mercedes engines have been designed for vacuum oil extraction . . . the factory recommended method of oil removal. . ."
Last edited by Mac; 03-30-2008 at 10:10 PM.
|03-30-2008, 09:55 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: '05 ML350SE
Location: South Denver area
The truck requires 0W-40 Euro Mobil 1 as stated above. Other approved oils are listed at Wolfgang's ML Page under SHOP TALK.
Here is a link to a DIY article which appeared in the STAR some years ago:
It is part of a series on DIY topics for the M.
'99 ML320 traded @139k miles for---
'02 ML320 traded @45k miles for---
'05 ML350SE now at 110k miles
|03-31-2008, 10:08 AM||#7 (permalink)|
Date registered: Oct 2003
Location: Swartz Creek, MI
Check your owners manual to see how much oil you need. I would only use Mobil 1 0W40. You can buy the mityvac 7201. I have had one of those. I got a pneumatic pump for Griot's Garage as a birthday present last summer. That is really nice. You will need a compressor though. If not, the mityvac works just fine.
You can get a filter from the dealer or locally. Just pump the oil out of the fill tube, remove the filter. Replace oil and filter and dipstick. Torque the filter cover to 25Nm. You should check and see to confirm this number. It is right on the plastic cover. A "B" cup oil filter wrench is useful. Harbor Freight has them cheap but you can get them just about at any parts store.
Good luck. This is a pretty straightforward job. I am sure you will do just fine.
I would really use Mobil 1 0W40.
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