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I am one of the poor Canadians whom have to pay for the maintenance on my beloved c240. Can someone tell me if you drain the oil from below or suck the oil out from the dipstick port? I have always done my own oil changes. I want to do it properly and will make my own vacuum tank if this is the way to extract oil from the engine.
 

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Oil change on c240

Thank you Beng for the information on the SLK oil change site. I checked it out a while ago, I believe the engine blocks are basically the same. However the location of the dipstick is at the back of the engine[near the fire wall on my c240]. I did an experiment with a cloths hanger to see if I could reach the bottom of the oil pan. Due to the different angles going through the dipstick it was not very easy[may be why they use the FSS now!]I don't think I could reach the bottom of the pan with .25 inch OD. copper tubing. Your c320 is probably identical to my c240. Do you kwow if the Dealer does oil change on your c320 topside or underneath? Thanks again for your speedy reply. By the way it is my second night with BenzWorld![:)]
 

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Topside or Bottomside?

Cold240, not 100% sure how the dealer does their oil change, but I believe they drain it from the bottom. Perhaps you can either give them a call or visit their shop.

I have my oil changes done by the dealer.
 

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c240 oil change

Beng I will call my dealer and get the information Thanks again and have a good weekend
 

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Welcome, cold240!

Welcome, cold240 and keep warm! [:D]
 

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I suck it out with a topsider. Very easy, no mess [:)]...

I suck it out with a topsider. Very easy, no mess [:)]
 

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topside it is

I will try to stick a line of copper tubing to the bottom of theoil pan. KWiK, was it your returned E320 that you used the topsider on ? I have never seen a topsider in frosty Canada! Thanks for the info[:)]
 

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Coldc240...

I will try to stick a line of copper tubing to the bottom of theoil pan. KWiK, was it your returned E320 that you used the topsider on ? I have never seen a topsider in frosty Canada! Thanks for the info[:)]
Sorry, don't know your real name [:)]...try a boating shop. They should have a topsider pump. If not, you can purchase it here too.

BTW, I sent you an e-mail [:)]

http://www.boatus-store.com/browse/item.asp?IID=16467

 

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I have used the topsider on my E320 & C230c, works great. Just get the oil warm not hot....

I have used the topsider on my E320 & C230c, works great. Just get the oil warm not hot.
 

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Topsider location

I will try to stick a line of copper tubing to the bottom of theoil pan. KWiK, was it your returned E320 that you used the topsider on ? I have never seen a topsider in frosty Canada! Thanks for the info[:)]
I paid $54 at West Marine in Vegas, very expensive.
Check any boat supply store or this link
http://www.boatus-store.com/browse/item.asp?IID=16467
I think Drew already sent you this, but just in case.
I worked great for me. I you need more info go here.
http://business.baylor.edu/Richard_Easley/autofaqs/topsider.htm
http://www.mercedesshop.com/diy_oil_change2.htm
 

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Under not top oil change

BENTO Thank you for the sites to visit. I went through the archives of BenzWorld and found that 320/240 oil change easy to do from under the c-class. JUst jack it up from the front. Use three hockey pucks EH! One to protect the jack point [ approx 1.5 ft in from the front bumper underneaTH] . Then one puck on each side to protect the jack stand site. Six nuts remove the underpan plastic. The car is at an angle so most of the oil drains out . Thanks again
 

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Maybe not so easy!

But.....it beats sucking air out of your crankcase with a topsider!
 
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