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06-20-2017 06:38 AM
raykar Good video. A couple of suggestions:

1. Purchase an oil extractor for under $50 USD. Never have to go under the car to drain oil.
2. If you are going to drain from under car, don't install new filter. Unscrew filter housing and leave it loose to allow air to break seal so the draining is easier.
3. Prior to screwing in filter housing add a small amount of oil on your finger and rub each of the three o-rings to have them 'wet'. Don't install dry o-rings.

'06 C280
09-15-2016 04:06 PM
PhilBiker Fahad I don't know either.

I wanted to say thanks to the thread starter. After years of paying somebody to do my oil changes I finally did my own the other day. It was a royal PITA the first time but I think it will be easier in the future now that I know what I'm doing.
06-30-2016 07:06 PM
Hutcho85 Hi Fahad

I think with all the Password issues we may have missed your post, because I'm sure someone would have been able to help. I'm sorry I can't really identify what we are looking at there. Hopefully my reply might prompt some help.

06-21-2016 06:34 PM
FahadsC320 Hello,

While doing oil chance. I noticed what it appears to be a mild leak of oil from somwhere. The oil seems to be dripping off the wire/line as pointed in the pictures. Can some one please shed some light on what I can do to fix this before it gets worse. Your help or advise is much appreciated. Thank you.
08-23-2015 02:21 AM
duke749 sounds like you may have worn cam chain . timing between crankshaft and cam go,s out and runs ok low rev,s and feels like misfire when rev,s get up
06-02-2015 05:17 PM
hand The proper way to change the oil on a 2004 C230k is vacuum extraction via the dipstick tube. Here's a video on how I do it. Hope this helps you.
01-10-2015 12:31 PM
Cramey I purchased a 2003 C230 that seemed to run great when we test drive it, the check engine light was on so I ran the codes that indicated a cam sensor was bad. Replace it and the engine light came on agian indicating the mass air flow sensor so I replaced it, cleared the codes but now the light is back on indicating the cam sensor. It starts with a miss but after warming up a few minutes will run fine for a while but once driven a few minutes will start "sputtering" for lack of a better term. It will not clear up until you cut the switch off for a few seconds and will run fine for a while then repeat the "sputtering" has anyone had this problem? Maybe it has slipped timing, but with it not doing this all the time I'm confused.
01-03-2015 08:43 PM
Benzyle This should not be in a sticky for oil changes.
12-31-2014 02:00 PM
Asmara I bought from auction. The same day I Was taking home, I approach traffic light fast & break tighter all sudden the car engine shaked and check engine yellow light appeared. I did diagnose P0302 misfire code came, I did the following testing.
1. Coil and plug are working properly
2. Fuel injector cleaned & they all seem to enject fuel OK.
3. I cleaned MAF with appropriated spray.
But the code keeping coming every now & then, engine perform unstable.
I list OBD2 code reader live report to u.

* FUEL SYS1 CL, faulty HO2S or sometimes CL, using HO2S
* COOLANT. 180
* ENGINE (RPM) vary from 690 to 800rpm
* IGN ADV (DEG) vary from -5 to 15
* ST FTRM1 % vary from 0.0 to 3.1
*. LT FTRM1 (%) 0.7
* MAP (in. hg) 11.2
* IAT (oF) 80

I hope with these information to get some help from you. My email address is [email protected]
Thank you in advance
Happy new year
03-09-2014 08:04 PM
Benzyle Just thought I'd add my experience to the post. Changed the oil and filter on my C180k,,1.8l supercharged engine. I did the drain out the sump plug cause I have plenty of time. I found more oil comes out if you jack up the front,then more again if you jack up the exhaust manifold side of the car.After replacing the plug and filter ,I added 5.0l of oil,ran the engine for a minute then observed the waiting period and checked the level on the instrument display function. It told me to add 1.0l to reach max level. Knowing the capacity is 5.5l ,I only added 500ml,checked again and it said it was OK. I think if I had added 1.0l it may have then said it was overfull. Anyhow,it was good result in the end.
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