Date registered: Apr 2014
Vehicle: 1998 MB E300TD, 1997 MB E320
Location: LA, CA
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All of them. From 1996 C280 with the M104 up to C43 AMG.
List any Mercedes model and I probably have put a wrench to it at some point in the past few years....late models notwithstanding.
Just about every sedan MB requires me to move the AC compressor out to make room...they keep the AC compressor in the same location throughout the years (with few exceptions). The SUV's require dropping the front differential to get to driver side, the 4matics require either dropping the subframe by 2-3" or disconnecting the exhaust in addition to the compressor removal.
You can unbolt the top bolt on the MM with that tool or with regular wrench and then using a large pry bar for leverage. Just about the only cars I remember that actually requires the special tools were the V12 variants, most notably the M275 with twin turbos. All others could be done with regular wrench, but that tool I mentioned above will make your life 1000x easier. That tool is only to break it loose, then you can just unscrew with your fingers. You can likewise tighten it after the job done.
--1998 MB E300TD 291k
--1997 MB E36 Frankenstein'd AMG 199k
--2011 Suzuki DL650 58k
--1997 MB E320 161k. SOLD...loved that stupid car.
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--1997 MB C36 AMG 273k -- stripped and junked