ML320 Engine Cover - Mercedes-Benz Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 06-08-2009, 10:29 AM
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
Date registered: Apr 2009
Vehicle: mercedes Benz ML320
Location: St. Louis Missouri
Posts: 36
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Question ML320 Engine Cover

I have a ML320. I was able to change the oil and replace the seals on the oil filter, saving the US$100 from the shop.

My owners manual does not clearly describe where the power steering fluid goes in at. I think it is the black knob at the front which is partially blocked by the engine cover.

Now, I've been trying to get this black plastic engine cover off the top, but I can't fine where or how it is released.

pls help.
kbhowmed is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 06-08-2009, 10:43 AM
Will Moderate For Cigars
 
cmitch's Avatar
 
Date registered: Apr 2005
Vehicle: 2002 ML320, 2005 S430 4MATIC, 2010 F150 Crew Cab
Location: Down by the river smoking a cigar
Posts: 9,995
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
It lifts up from the front and unsnaps. Quite easy to remove.

2005 S430 4Matic 'Morton' W220.183 • 722.671 Transmission

Bells and whistles are thorns and thistles.
cmitch is online now  
#3 (permalink) Old 06-08-2009, 10:50 AM
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
Date registered: Apr 2009
Vehicle: mercedes Benz ML320
Location: St. Louis Missouri
Posts: 36
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Just Pull it

OK. cmitch. So I guess that I just grab the front of it and pull it up?

Have you ever done any engine cleaning?

thnx
kbhowmed is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 06-08-2009, 11:26 AM
BenzWorld Elite
 
Date registered: Jul 2006
Vehicle: 1999 E55, 2001 E320, 1990 560 SEC, 2004 ML350, 2001 ML55, 1995 S500, 1998 SL500, 2010 E550 Sport zoo
Location: NW Arkansas, La Jolla CA, Hong Kong
Posts: 6,204
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Best to do engine cleaning with the cover up/off, but with engine running so you can back off if the water starts givings you misfires. With a high pressure car wash wand, with high pressure water should clean up zip-sip, get the area behind the power steering reservoir so that later you can check if the seepage there is from oil fills dripping down from the oil fill cap, or if you have seepage from a leaking o-ring on the power steering reservoir.
fabbrisd1 is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 06-08-2009, 12:45 PM
Will Moderate For Cigars
 
cmitch's Avatar
 
Date registered: Apr 2005
Vehicle: 2002 ML320, 2005 S430 4MATIC, 2010 F150 Crew Cab
Location: Down by the river smoking a cigar
Posts: 9,995
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
I, personally, wouldn't spray water on the engine unless I covered the alternator first.

2005 S430 4Matic 'Morton' W220.183 • 722.671 Transmission

Bells and whistles are thorns and thistles.
cmitch is online now  
#6 (permalink) Old 06-08-2009, 02:17 PM
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
Date registered: Apr 2009
Vehicle: mercedes Benz ML320
Location: St. Louis Missouri
Posts: 36
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Lightbulb Spark plugs too

OK. speaking of covering the alternator, I guess you would also cover the spark plugs too, huh?

And can anyone verify which cap is the power steering. I know the brake reservoir is the one in back because it has writing on it.

thnx for all help.
kbhowmed is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 06-08-2009, 03:16 PM
Will Moderate For Cigars
 
cmitch's Avatar
 
Date registered: Apr 2005
Vehicle: 2002 ML320, 2005 S430 4MATIC, 2010 F150 Crew Cab
Location: Down by the river smoking a cigar
Posts: 9,995
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
Quote:
Originally Posted by kbhowmed View Post
OK. speaking of covering the alternator, I guess you would also cover the spark plugs too, huh?

And can anyone verify which cap is the power steering. I know the brake reservoir is the one in back because it has writing on it.

thnx for all help.
VVVVV
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	ML Engine.jpg
Views:	5500
Size:	149.3 KB
ID:	242998  

2005 S430 4Matic 'Morton' W220.183 • 722.671 Transmission

Bells and whistles are thorns and thistles.
cmitch is online now  
#8 (permalink) Old 06-11-2009, 05:34 PM
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
Date registered: Apr 2009
Vehicle: mercedes Benz ML320
Location: St. Louis Missouri
Posts: 36
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Talking great pic

cmitch,
I got to give much kudos for that great pic. That made all the suggestions practical.

thnx.
kbhowmed is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 06-11-2009, 06:55 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
Darkmann's Avatar
 
Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: 05 500
Posts: 5,873
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by cmitch View Post
I, personally, wouldn't spray water on the engine unless I covered the alternator first.
Yes, I forgot to mention that though I don't cover the alternator, I don't douse it with H2O, I do rinse the alternator out. I have done this for all my Nissans, my E, the MLs, my Bimmer and even my VW and none of them have died yet. The Nissans, I can start right away with no issues. The Germans, I usually wait a while, but not tens of minutes. So far I have had no issues at all. The key is not to use high pressure because that may penetrate the seals on the plugs and that would result in issues.

1996 Z32 TT
A 18Hp lawn mower
370Z - I want one!

Last edited by Darkmann; 06-11-2009 at 07:06 PM.
Darkmann is offline  
#10 (permalink) Old 06-11-2009, 06:59 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
Darkmann's Avatar
 
Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: 05 500
Posts: 5,873
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by fabbrisd1 View Post
Best to do engine cleaning with the cover up/off, but with engine running so you can back off if the water starts givings you misfires. With a high pressure car wash wand, with high pressure water should clean up zip-sip, get the area behind the power steering reservoir so that later you can check if the seepage there is from oil fills dripping down from the oil fill cap, or if you have seepage from a leaking o-ring on the power steering reservoir.
You may be right, but I have never done it with motor running - messy anyway. I usually do it with motor off and cold and not high pressure. The one time I tried HP on my E, I had problems - the cooling fan shorted out and stayed on until MB roadside advised me on what to do. I still say use some kind of non corrosive degreaser and, stay with low pressure and motor off.

1996 Z32 TT
A 18Hp lawn mower
370Z - I want one!

Last edited by Darkmann; 06-11-2009 at 07:08 PM.
Darkmann is offline  
Reply

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Vans/Trucks/SUV/Others > W163 M-Class


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
WTB: Front bumper cover for 98 ML320 Number400 For Sale/Wanted/Trade/Giveaway 0 01-10-2006 07:38 AM
WTB CD changer cover for ML320 rgbmanse For Sale/Wanted/Trade/Giveaway 0 08-01-2005 02:23 PM
ML320 cover???? chona W163 M-Class 9 07-20-2004 09:34 AM
will the AMG ML55 engine cover fit into the 03' E500 engine? MB E500 W211 E-Class 2 10-16-2002 09:59 PM
Sport bumper cover for 2000 ML320 Telvis W163 M-Class 7 06-22-2001 12:46 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome