Extremely easy job. Simple drain and fill.Is there a sticky on here how to change front and rear diff fluids for 2008 gl450?
What website did you buy it from?Yes having someone work off the clock or doing it yourself is always great. My independent isn’t available so I am doing this oil change myself. Getting everything from the dealers wholesale site for $60 is amazing. Oil for a little over $4 a liter is way better than even mobil 1 at Walmart.
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Excellent information and resource. Thanks again Tonylinc. I cleaned the MAF, cleared the codes and the check engine light went away but the engine still 'hiccups' when I drive. I just ordered the MAF. After I install it, I will let you know. Beside the engine coughing, the car drives like a dream after all the work I put in. I will scan the car today with my new MaxiPro MP808 and go from there.Hope all is well, I got all my oils from Amazon. After replacing the two oxygen sensors, I drove 50 miles before the check engine light came back on. So, I ordered the MAF sensor, original Bosch unit same as factory issue. I also saw right next to that, at the back passenger side of the engine, a PCV Oil cover that has a diaphragm inside, and has little rubber gaskets that can leak sometimes, and a new one of those cost $14 so I got a new one of those, too. Upon taking it all apart, I saw that the hose connecting to the PCV oil cover was not connected. It goes to the air directing elbow that the connects the MAF to the throttle body. I took that elbow off and cleaned it; that elbow and the MAF just clip onto the throttle body with weird looking clips. I wondered if that hose being left disconnected might be causing the check engine light! Anyhow, since I was laying there on top of the engine, and I had new parts I put them in, the way those clip to the engine and the way the air box fits up to them takes a few times of on/off before you actually get it on there right! Some cars just gotta be a Bicth! Including that little wire clip that's supposed to hold the back of the airbox down. Some of this almost seems like drunk engineering to me, but once together, it all works. After all this, I highly doubt I'll see a check engine light for a while. The rubber gasket seal on that oil cover was not leaking but it was turned to goo, and due to leak at any minute. And its inner diaphragm was hardened and shriveled. So I feel good about replacing that! If the CEL comes back on, I'll let ya know!
What kind of Benz do you have? I just bought a 2010 GL450 with 72K. I did my research and had an inspection done but, I'm a bit nervous.Ha! I got quotes for the transmission service from two shops, both about $500. I changed front differential fluid for $12.00 and transfer case fluid for $10, and spark plugs myself for $77. But the rear differential, the exhaust pipe was in the way so the plug couldn't be reached. My oil change was about $95 with a Mann oil filter and 9.5 quarts of Liqui Moly 5W40. Crazy to pay people to do things that you can do yourself! I learned that 15 years ago with my first Mercedes. An indy wanted to charge me $200 labor to change the spark plugs, I found it very easy with only 8 of them and simply remove two screws that hold the coil, then there's the plug. My check engine light was on before I changed the spark plugs but the engine ran perfectly. After changing the plugs, it came back on, I doubt it has anything to do with the plugs. I don't recall the numbers for the codes but they corresponded to rich mixture left and right banks, and errant data from the mass airflow meter. So, I believe that may need cleaning. There is a spray cleaner product made just for those, you don't want to clean them with any other product. That said, mine couldn't run any more perfectly. But soon I may tear into it and access that MAF and clean it. It's the part that the air cleaner housing mouth attaches to with its round mouth, once in there I think it is easy to remove, clean and put back. We will see !!! I don't have an SDS, all I have is a generic code reader I got as a Christmas gift! So I am guessing either MAF or possibly an O2 sensor?? I am glad my suspension seems to be in great shape. I once owned a 1996 W202 C220 that acted crazy, RPM all over the place, engine dying.... cleaned the MAF and it was Perfect after that. I still have the can of MAF cleaner that I used...