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#1 (permalink) Old 01-31-2012, 12:26 PM
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2005 c230 Oil Change

I own a 2005 C230 Kompressor (Pewter).

I will be changing the oil myself for the first time when I receive my new hand pump oil extractor.

I noticed on my previous invoices that the dealer was using Part # A 271 180 00 09 oil filter until recently. I'm still looking for my 2010 copy to verify but it looks like they started using Part # A 271 180 01 09 possibly in 2010 but definitely in 2011... after my warranty expired.
Could this be a coincidence?

Is 271 180 01 09 a paper oil filter? Since they've been using this for a couple of years now, is it safe for me to buy the equivalent at Auto Zone when I'm ready to change the oil?

BTW - I will be using Mobile 5W40 oil.

Thanks for any advice !
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IIRC, MB phased out the 00 09 fleece filter and started using the 01 09 paper filter some time ago.

Just buy a Mann filter from AutohausAZ.

https://www.autohausaz.com/search/pr...20Filter%20Kit
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Thanks for the info! I've ordered the filter you suggested.

Hopefully, the oil change will go smoothly and I won't have to pay $300 for an oil change anymore !!

My hubby will be so happy!
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I believe the recommended Mobil 1 is 0W-40 as it meets the MB spec for that year and model. It is not a hard job. You can buy the exact same fitler the dealer sells at Advance Auto (in a different package; I think Purolater) and probably other local parts stores. One thing different than most cars (which use spin on filters) is that you have a few little o rings you need to change on the filter holder but that is not hard. You just use a pick to remove old and rub some oil on the new ones. You also need a really big socket to get the filter off (like 32mm or something like that).

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Thanks for the advice! I did see that when the dealer changed my oil during the warmer months they used 0W40 - but during the colder months they used the 5W40. I'll use the 5W40 this time and the 0W40 at the next change.
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Okay Schumicat.... After replying to your post I did a little more research on 5W40 Vs. 0W40 and have found that you are correct: It is recommended that one should use the 0W40... The 5W40 is recommended for diesel engines. Nice.
Now my question is this: Why the heck did my dealer use the different weights in my car? Just one more thing to add to the ever growing list of why I hate to take my car to the dealer.
1. Dealer forgot to put my spare back in the trunk and then pretended it was there the whole time (like I didn't know where it was stored).
2. Dealer "lost" my car for 45 minutes when I picked it up after work. I suggested that they use the panic button on the key to locate it. I never knew for sure if the service was done.
3. Dealer changed transmission fluid but didn't replace the cap. This was discovered when I took the car to someone else for a "second opinion" 4 days after the service was done. I took it back to the dealer, made them drain it and put new transmission fluid in and replace the cap.
4. Dealer replaced my tires but didn't transfer my MB valve stem covers to the new tires. I had to drive back to the dealer to get new ones - at their expense.

I am really down on the Mercedes Service Providers now.
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Sounds like you've made a change for the better - there's really no reason to use a crappy dealer for routine things like oil/brake pad changes if you're even just a little handy. - This forum will see you right.

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there's really no reason to use a crappy dealer for routine things like oil/brake pad changes if you're even just a little handy.
Absolutely!
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Thumbs up 2005 C230 Oil Change

Well... After months of being intimidated over the prospect of changing the oil myself in my c230, I finally did it!
Once I was finished I was on cloud nine! I also reset the maintenance reminder on my dash.
I did ask my husband to loosen the oil filter for me - that was a bear. But I did the rest of it myself and I'll NEVER pay for another oil change again.
I will say that for the first day I only drove a few blocks to the grocery store just in case. haha
Thanks for all of your great advice and encouragement! I plan to do the engine air filter next and the cabin air filter after that (which looks to be a cinch).
My husband said he's going to buy me a pair of coveralls with the name "Hank" embroidered on it! (Hank - the female handyman from Green Acres)
Thanks again!
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Congrats! I love how easy it is to change the oil and filter on MBZ's. I changed oil in the C240 on Sunday while also cooking out. I put the meat on the grill, hooked up the pump to the dipstick port, pumped, checked the grill, pumped some more, checked the grill, changed to filter, checked the grill, put in a few quarts, checked the grill, put in more oil...done.

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