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w245 engine oil change- petrol engine

After years of genuine MB services I decided to do the engine oil change myself as we are keeping the car for the foreseeable future. I bought the filter and the oil from MB Brisbane for about $88 AUD. (No misprint- genuine parts.)

MB supply the clip-in cartridge filter with 2 orings like this-



After a lot of research I found that the smaller oring is used on the outside of the polycarbonate filter housing to help grip the socket! (ie. it is not necessary...)

Make sure you also buy the copper washer for the 13mm sump plug as it is not automatically offered.

Other than that- the oil change is very easy and well documented on other posts. Cheers.
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It's even easier and faster with a Pela pump.
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After years of genuine MB services I decided to do the engine oil change myself as we are keeping the car for the foreseeable future. I bought the filter and the oil from MB Brisbane for about $88 AUD. (No misprint- genuine parts.)

MB supply the clip-in cartridge filter with 2 orings like this-



After a lot of research I found that the smaller oring is used on the outside of the polycarbonate filter housing to help grip the socket! (ie. it is not necessary...)

Make sure you also buy the copper washer for the 13mm sump plug as it is not automatically offered.

Other than that- the oil change is very easy and well documented on other posts. Cheers.
Just out of curiosity, how much does the copper washer cost, down under? Funny how they include the o-rings but not the washer. MBVancouver always throws in the washer, taped to the outside of the box when you purchase the filter from them.

With the Pela pump or similar, it's not much faster, (drains slower, but no prep, jack or wrenching needed) but definitely easier on the back and knees. Plus, you can change your oil in a tux with no gloves (Cue the Bond music!)

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The washer was only about $2.50- from memory. Sorry to take so long to reply.
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What!!!?!?!?!?!?!? $2.50?!?!?!?!? was is copper or gold? Holy crap. I can't believe they charged you $2.50 for the copper washer.
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I agree..A complete and total rip-off on each and every occasion that the the dealer can...That washer can not cost more that 10 cents to stamp out of a sheet of thin copper...and maybe then,... only 2 cents to make..

I wonder how many oil drain plugs have that same size in the German cars.?...probably quite a few ..
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Just anneal the old washer, that is free/cheaper and it will do the trick if you MUST drain oil through the plug!
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Just anneal the old washer...
Annealing (applying heat to copper to a red glow ..and then applying a quick water bath) will soften the copper right away,..but it will not bring back the necessary thickness of the original washer. A crushed copper washer remains a crushed copper washer..

..and if you wait a while the annealed washer will harden up once again..
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Well since some here are too cheap to spend $2.50 I thought it would be an option for them. Softness is all you need for a tight seal, Derek, thickness is not relevant in this application.
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[QUOTE=Mike Tee;13189601].... thickness is not relevant in this application.[/QUOTE


Inaccurate statement.....and you're splitting hairs....




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