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Hmmm, the underside of my E430 4matic looks quite different than the pictorial. I dont see the same access panel. Got the car on jackstands on the left side and rarin' to go...

UPDATE: Nevermind I figured it out.

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When changing the oil last night on the E320 I came up with a useful little tip to share to make dealing with the access panel a little easier. Don't remove all four screws. I remove the front two screws as well as the rear passenger-side screws completely. Then I backed off the rear driver's side screw about half way. This allows you to spin the access panel back out of the way with one screw still in place. This makes it much, much easier to reattach the panel because the screws will line up with the holes very easily.

By doing this I have eliminated the need to jack the car up or put it on the curb, which makes the job much easier.
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Just finished my oil change. What a great feeling, and it was easier than changing my Dad's Lexus LS 400 or my old 2000 Toyota Avalon once I got to know "her". Great DIY Thanks.

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i noticed that fleece oil filter for my E55 does not come w/ a drain plug gasket o-ring. what is the exact size for my ordering info?

is it "Copper Seal Ring; 14x20x1.5mm"? thanks

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i noticed that fleece oil filter for my E55 does not come w/ a drain plug gasket o-ring. what is the exact size for my ordering info?

is it "Copper Seal Ring; 14x20x1.5mm"? thanks
ProV, drain plug gaskets *never* come with filters or filter kits. (But kudos to you for draining, that's my default anyways...)

I'd recommend getting the OEM one instead of sourcing it elsewhere, since it's a crush washer it's more than just the sizing. That said those are the correct dimensions.

Autohausaz has them (obviously you'd need to add them to part of a larger order to avoid shipping) for 13 cents each, part no. 007603014106 for your AMG. I ordered like ten of them so I'd just have them all the time, I keep them in a small ziplock bag rubber-banded into the filter wrench so I can find them.

They're only a dollar or so even at the stealer, so again, I'd recommend getting the OEM one.

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thanks for the help - but i remember filters kits for my old E420 and bimmers all had the crush washer included. hmm

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^^^ Were those OEM Filters?

I know that from time to time entrepreneurs will market "oil change kits" that include such niceties, but I've never heard of an OEM oil filter coming with the drain plug gasket/washer.




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I am following your DIY oil change document step by step and arrive at the point to remove the engine cover. It may be a very trival step but how do you remove the engine cover ?
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I am following your DIY oil change document step by step and arrive at the point to remove the engine cover. It may be a very trival step but how do you remove the engine cover ?
Hi, Rano, welcome to the forum.

The engine cover is held in place by some little spring-steel "C" clips that are screwed onto the engine cover and pop onto rubber doughnuts on the engine. Just lift each corner carefully and you'll feel it pop off. When you have them loose, just lift it off completely.

FWIW go slow until you're familiar with this, mine has a broken one (yes, it was like that when I bought it) so they can break off on the engine cover side.

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E320 DIY oil change

Thanks for the info. Your steps by steps instructions are very helpfull.

I was able to purchase the new Mobil 1 synethic ESP 5W-40 oil from a local MD dealership for $7.50 each (a very good price). So I bought 20 quarts all at the same time. It will last me a little while. Is there any shelf life for Mobil 1 synethic ESP oils?
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