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post #11 of 134 (permalink) Old 01-10-2007, 05:02 PM
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SPOONS,
I read in another thread you asking about where to buy oil filter besides the dealership. Did you ever find out? How much did you end up paying?

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post #12 of 134 (permalink) Old 01-11-2007, 11:07 AM
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You can get an oil filter at any auto parts store. The issue is that they tend not to be the fleece filter you get from MB.

In my opinion, it's fine. But I don't own your car.
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finally THANK YOU... not everyone can afford a 200 dollar top-side extractor....
also note that not all C-class' filter and drain plug locations are the same.... for the base model V6 the oil filter is a cap located on the top of the block, and the drain plug faces another direction... there are also a mother-load of torx screws which hold up plastic bellypans/pieces which need to be removed for first access to the oil pan....
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I would agree it's the best. You can use any 13 mm crush washer (aluminum or copper), which I got at a local auto parts store.

Plus, you can flush your system of the old oil by dumping two or three quarts with the bottom lug still off. Can't do that through suction. However, I had the wonderful problem of putting too much oil in. The manual said 8.4 quarts. Was more like six. But that's for the C320.
Preparing for my first benz C240 oil change. My STAR service manual DVD specifies putting a special measuring rod part 120 589 07 21 00 into the dip stick guide tube after the the oil change. If the FSS already can sense the oil level, does anyone has any idea why do the original designers specify this extra step. That dip stick measuring rod is not easily available on line.

I like to minimize other's experience of overfilling. Is it because not using the top suction method actually leaves more oil in the engine?
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Brian....good summary. But....my 2004 C230 has what appears to be a one piece plastic cover that just about runs the entire length of the car. Haven't looked all that close...that could be an incorrect assessment.....but if true...the jackpoints for a floorjack appear to be interfering with removal. Any comments?

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would u know how to reset the maintenance light?
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Hit the reset button on the screen that tells you how many miles / how much time is left until your next Service A / B.
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Hi All your info was a great help
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Hey everyone, this is my first post in the forum. I've read some helpful tips so far. My girlfriend just bought a '05 C230komp sport, and it's time for her oil change. She's insisting that the dealership she works at to do the work and charging her $75-80. I'm joining this forum for her part since I'm more of a DIYer, and i've been changing fluids on my FX45 since i drove it off the lot. Forums like these are great, i still don't know why lots of people who love their cars don't look into them for useful information.

As for the oil change, great write-up SPOONS.
what's the prices on the o-ring set, and the filter (from dealer or not).
and is it necessary to replace the o-rings at every oil change?
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Thanks for the tips. Unfortunatly the last dealership (mercedes) that did my 60,000 oil change put to much oil in, thus the warning goes off on my display to reduce oil level. All I need to know is where to suck out about a half quart. You mention the oil hole but wear is it exactly in my 230 kompressor? Thanks for your input.

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