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Greg,

This happened to me both on a 1999 E320 and a 2001 E320, also both on a fleece filter and a paper filter.

The filter simply can't go all the way in to the final position. I'd say it's missing that last one eigth to one quarter inch. It eventually went in to the correct position when I torqued the canister to 25NM. In other words, the filter was forced into the correct position by the internal metals.

It's simply too tight. I'm just wondering whether anyone else had the same experience.

I have no idea what's going on. Now I wonder how I can remove it next time when I change oil.

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(Hey, sorry to see that dent on your vehicle.)

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I hope to get my MB this summer. I am just looking to see what type of things I can do myself. This oil change was great! Thanks!
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great effort as usual, Greg.

trivia: found out that instead of pressing the buttons to view the dash oil level
report, i could do this via the brake pedal.

- turn ignition to position 2
- wait until beeping stops
- press brake pedal about 7 times firmly and quickly and the oil report will display

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I have a E320 with a straight 6, does the filter assy look the same?
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I have a E320 with a straight 6, does the filter assy look the same?
Hey, Mercruiser.

The filter assembly looks pretty much the same, but it's in a different location. In my original thread, Jesse added this information about the I-6:

The filter is "found near the back of the engine compartment, just right of center. Once unscrewed, the weight of the saturated oil filter will probably cause it to drop out of the filter assembly (possibly making you think something had fallen into the housing), so don't worry. Also, the '96 filter assembly only requires one O-ring, so don't try frantically shaking the other rings out of the box the filter came in; they are not there. On another note, the '96 has its drain plug on the DRIVER'S SIDE, so plan accordingly. I used a ramp under the right rear tire and the jack on the front right body mount. This allowed me to raise or lower the front of the car after the oil stopped draining to determine the right pitch/yaw to get those last few drops out."

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An excellent DIY presentation, but I would suggest that one does not need to raise both the front and rear of the car. Simply raise the front, remove the drain plug, and lower the car to the floor and allow it to drain that way. While it's draining, of course, you can do the filter and check anything else on top that needs it. After the dripping has eased or stopped, jack it up again to replace the drain plug and the bottom cover.

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Thanks for info gregs210
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Two thumbs up for Greg

The location of the oil filter in my 97 E420 is below the air filter housing. In order to access the oil filter I have to remove the whole air filter housing including the hose that connects to the engine cover and all the moveable plastic parts broke including the ones that connects the hose to the engine cover. I haven't got a chance to find a replacement yet but the duct tape helps. Another very bad design of MBz
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Drain plug

Thanks for the pictorial and instructions!

I'm having an issue with my drain plug, however. It won't budge! When you're looking at the car from the right side and directly at the drain plug, you're supposed to turn the drain plug counter-clockwise to unscrew, correct?

I've changed my oil on a much older Toyota before and the instructions always says to never to tighten too much. The drain plug here seems to be stuck on. I even broke a (cheap) tool trying to turn it.

I've purchased a Fumuto valve to replace the current one, so stripping the current drain plug is not a worry to me, but I don't want to be turning it the wrong way and possibly messing up the drain pan.
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