How to Change the Oil on Mercedes Cars

by Contributing Writer; Updated June 12, 2017

Mercedes car has created some great-looking vehicles and the Mercedes car is no exception. With its luxury and styling, it is definitely the vehicle to be seen in. But in order to keep your Mercedes car running smoothly you need to schedule regular times to perform routine maintenance. Changing your oil regularly will keep your engine in top shape and allow your vehicle to operate at peak efficiency. It will also prevent your car from building up sludge and oil deposits that can raise the emissions from your vehicle.

Under The Hood:

 How to Change the Oil on a Mercedes C240

Drive the car up onto the car ramps. Apply the parking brake.

Open the hood. Locate the oil filter on the driver's side of the engine compartment, and unscrew it by hand. Dispose of the oil filter and its gaskets at an oil collection facility, such as an auto parts store. Lay a rag over the hole where the oil filter was to prevent debris from getting into the system.

Remove the 12 8mm bolts from the under-car cover using the socket wrench. The under-car cover is the plastic guard that covers the entire bottom of the car to protect the moving parts from dirt, water and grime.

Place an oil collection pan under the oil drain plug, which is a 13mm bolt near the center of the underside of the car that faces the rear of the vehicle. Remove the oil drain plug with the socket wrench to allow oil to drain out. Let the oil drain for 10 to 15 minutes.

Assemble the new oil filter with its gaskets by following the directions that came with the filter. Add a few drops of new oil to make it easier to work the gaskets onto the filter.

Replace the oil drain bolt once the oil has drained. Tighten the bolt by hand. Wipe off the bolt and the underside of the car. Tighten the bolt with the torque wrench to 20 foot-pounds.

Remove the rag covering the hole on the top of the engine. Pour in 8 1/2 quarts of oil. Screw the new oil filter on securely by hand.

Items you will need

  • Car ramps

  • Socket wrench with socket set

  • Rags

  • Oil collection pan

  • Torque wrench

  • New oil filter

  • New oil, 9 quarts

 How to Change Oil in a Crossfire

Park the Crossfire on a level surface and set the parking brake.

Position the jack under the center of the frame and lift the vehicle. Place jack stands under both axles.

Remove the four air pillow mounting bolts with a socket wrench. Remove the air pillow.

Place a drip pan under the oil drain plug. Remove the oil drain plug with a socket wrench. Allow all of the oil to drain out.

Open the hood and support it with the hood prop. Remove the oil filter cartridge with a strap wrench. Remove the O-rings.

Rub a thin layer of motor oil on the new O-rings and put them in place. Put a new oil filter cartridge in position and tighten it by hand to ensure it seats smoothly. Finish tightening it with a strap wrench.

Install the oil drain plug and tighten it with a socket wrench.

Open the oil fill cap. Add about 8 quarts of oil. Check the dip stick. Add oil as necessary until the dip stick reads that the proper oil level has been reached.

Items you will need

  • Jack

  • Jack stands

  • Socket wrench

  • Drip pan

  • Strap wrench

 How to Change the Oil in 1996 Mercedes C280

Open the hood of your Mercedes C280, and unscrew the oil cap.

Locate the plastic panel beneath the engine. This panel needs to be removed to gain access to the oil pan drain nut, and will require an 8 mm socket on a ratchet. There will be four bolts. Unscrew them in a counterclockwise direction and remove the plastic cover.

Place your oil pan beneath the oil pan drain nut.

Remove the drain nut with your 13 mm socket and ratchet, also turning in a counterclockwise direction. Allow the used oil to drain into the oil pan.

Locate the oil filter which will be on the driver's side near the rear of the engine.

Attach your socket oil filter wrench and carefully unscrew the cartridge. The cartridge will drop once unscrewed, and along with it will come the filter medium along with o-rings and a gasket. These can be discarded, but the filtering medium can be recycled.

Place the new o-rings in place onto the cartridge along with the gasket. Take a new filter medium from your kit and place it inside the cartridge, then carefully screw it back into place in a clockwise direction. Tighten it gently with the socket oil filter wrench.

Replace the drain plug and also the plastic covering panel. Pull the drain pan out from beneath the car and recycle the used oil at any automotive service station or hardware store.

Pour 7 quarts of new motor oil into the oil filler on the top of the engine, screw on the oil filler cap and close the hood.

Items you will need

  • Mercedes oil change kit

  • 13 mm and 8 mm socket with ratchet

  • Socket oil filter wrench

  • OIl pan

  • 7 quarts of motor oil

 How to Change the Oil on a Mercedes C230

Locate oil filter on your Mercedes 230 and place the oil drip pan underneath on the ground. The oil filter will be found under a black cover on the driver's side of the engine, between the valve covers and the firewall. Loosen the filter with an oil filter wrench, about one full turn, to allow oil to flow back into the engine.

Raise the front of the car with car jack and place it on jack stands. Remove the engine covers from the bottom of the engine by using an 8 mm socket wrench. Position the oil drip pan under the oil drain plug at the rear of the engine's oil pan.

Loosen the oil pan plug with a 1/2-inch open end wrench and allow the oil to drain into the drain pan. When the oil is completely drained, remove the oil filter from the engine.

Coat the new oil filter rubber o-ring with a thin layer of oil and screw the filter back onto the engine. Tighten until the filter is snug, but do not over-tighten. Replace the oil drain plug on the drain pan and tighten it with a 1/2-inch open end wrench.

Remove the oil cap from the valve cover and pour 5.25 quarts of oil into the engine. Replace the oil cap and turn the key in the ignition to the "on" position for about 10 seconds without starting the engine. This will prime the engine with the new oil. Turn engine on and run it for a couple minutes. Then turn it off.

Replace the engine covers on the bottom of the engine and remove the jack stands. Dispose of used oil at your local recycling center or automotive store.

Items you will need

  • Oil drip pan Oil filter wrench Vehicle jack Vehicle jack stands Metric socket wrench set Standard open end wrenches Oil filter Oil Funnel

 How to Change the Oil in a 2007 Mercedes-Benz

Apply the parking brake on your 2007 Mercedes. Place the jack under the frame of the front end of the vehicle. Raise the vehicle so you can slide jack stands under each side behind the wheels. Lower the car onto the stands.

Slide underneath your car and locate the oil pan, which is near the front of the car in the center. Place the drain pan under the pan plug. Remove the oil pan plug and allow all the old oil to drain out. Wipe off any excess oil from the opening, and replace the pan plug tightly.

Locate the oil filter, which is underneath and on the side of the engine. Use the oil filter wrench to unscrew and remove the old filter. Place the filter open-side down into the drain pan. Use the rag to wipe off the filter port opening. Screw in the new oil filter. Use the filter wrench to secure it in place. It should be tight enough that it cannot be loosened by hand.

Slide out from under the car. Jack up the car, and pull out the jack stands. Release the jack to bring the vehicle back to level ground. Open the driver's side door, and pull the hood release lever under the dash near the floor to open the hood.

Open the hood and locate the "Engine Oil" port, which is near the front of the engine and next to the dipstick. Unscrew and remove the cap. Insert the funnel, and pour in the new oil. Replace the "Engine Oil" cap. Pull out the dipstick and wipe off the end with the rag. Reinsert the dipstick, and pull it out a second time. Examine the end of the stick to make sure the oil level reaches the "Full" mark. If it does not, add oil and recheck.

Items you will need

  • Jack

  • Jack stands

  • Drain pan

  • Shop rag

  • Oil filter wrench

  • HP-7004 oil filter

  • Funnel

  • 6 Quarts 5W30 oil

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