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DIY : Oil Change

At first, I tried to do search on this but I get no response from the site, so sorry for the posting...

I have 1999 ML320 and planning on Oil Change on my own for the first time. I need some help doing that.

1. List of all the Items required to do the Oil change. like oil/ring/filter etc., [So that I can go to autozone and buy at once]

2. Steps / Instructions with Pictures so that I know where and what to do it safely.

3. It has FSS so I have to reset that or will it automatically reset.

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3. It has FSS so I have to reset that or will it automatically reset.
Thanx in advance.
I also want to know what to do.

For the FSS Reset here it is (i copy pasted this from rudeney from another thread)

With the engine stopped, turn the ignition switch to position 2 and within 5 seconds, press the odometer reset button twice. Turn the ignition switch to position 1, then press and hold the odometer reset button while turning the ignition switch back to position 2. Continue to hold the reset button until the buzzer sounds and/or the new service interval is displayed on the odometer.

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RE: DIY : Oil Change

Easy one!!! unscrew the oil filter, replace with a new one, Drain the pan, re fill with 8.5 quarts of Mobil One 0-40 and replace the drain plug and your done, I can perform in around 15 min from start to finish. Save yourself 50 dollars easy, and get a little oil on yourself :) John

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RE: DIY : Oil Change

Thanx for the simple instructions I have the following questions.

At this moment when I turn the ignition to on my odometer FSS system is displaying <icon> - 200 what does this mean can I wait for some more days before I do it or it's serious.

1. What kind of filter is suggested [company etc.,]
2. Should I use Synthetic or normal.

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1. Use the white or fleece looking filter (OEM or other)
2. Only Synthetic
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RE: DIY : Oil Change - p.s. Replace drain plug BEFORE adding new oil.

YES ! - - Always Syntech.

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Many of us on this forum are using the MityVac 7201 oil evacuator to suck the oil out through the dipstick tube. This is the factory recommended method and removes more oil than the drain plug method.
www . thetoolwarehouse . net (remove the spaces)currently has them on sale.
Most use Mobil1 0W40 which is available at Autozone.
I just picked up my first fleese filter from Performance Products but several people got them from other sources for less. I had been using the original paper filters since i bought a case of 6 when I did my first oil change.
The drain plug method is a mess since you will most likely get oil all over the suspension. The oil does not have a good clear path to drain into a pan. Good luck. It will be one of the easiest jobs you can do.
It's too bad the search function does not work since there is a lot of good information on this site.

While you are at Autozone pick up an oil filter removal tool, the kind that looks like a shallow cup. They come in about 3 sizes. Get the size that fits the oil filter cap on the front of your engine. This will make removing the oil filter easier and allow you to torque to the correct value if you have a torque wrench.
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re fill with 8.5 quarts of Mobil One 0-40 and replace the drain plug and your done,
John
I would suggest replacing the drain plug BEFORE filing with the new oil ----
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This link might help you some.

http://www.*****************/Wikka/OilFilter2.

It's for the E-class but the steps are the same for the M class. Just make sure to get the rigut parts - they may actually be the same.

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RE: DIY : Oil Change

Thanks alot for all the tips and help one question which was not answered was regarding my FSS system already suggested - 200 in my odometer for some time, so do i have to perform the oil change quickly or can i wait for couple of days.

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