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My husband wants to change the oil on our clk430 and he needs to know where the filter is located and if a topsider is necessary to vacuum old oil out. Also, where the best place to purchase the filters is... (ya, I know, the dealer is always the best place... besides the dealer :-)

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  • firstchoices Aug 07, 2010

    Thank you for your solution, it was helpful, to say the least :-) I ran full synthetic in my BMW and my 'Vette is a "natural born synthetic baby" from the dealer.

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Changing the oil on your Mercedes is not that hard and will save you big money at the shop. You will need a special Mercedes oil filter wrench, as the filter is guarded by a housing that needs to be removed to get at the filter. The filter is located on the drivers side of the engine in the front. And no you dont need a topsider. Oil can be drained through a drain plug, but since the filter is located on the top of the motor a topsider is the easy way, since you wouldnt have to crawl under the car to get to the oil drain plug. The oil drain plug is located under the car at the bottom of oil pan. The filter can be purchased at any parts store and i would recommend a MANN filter. The filter is a cartridge that will come with O-rings that must be installed correctly and dont let the dealerships fool you, any good quality oil will be fine in your vehicle. But remember, if you ever go to a synthetic oil, you can not go back to a standard.

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Attention: Read each step completely before you begin that task. Tools Required:
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Tool #2and 3 required
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Step 6: Once completely drained (a slow drip), replace oil plug. Install new thrust washer with oil drain plug if necessary. Do not over tighten.
Tool #2 required
kormega_14.jpg Step 7: Loosen oil filter. Collect oil when draining and dispose of properly. (Attached to the side or bottom of engine)
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Caution: Oil will start to drain and may be hot
kormega_15.jpg Step 8: Install new oil filter hand tight. Lube the rubber O-ring on oil filter with motor oil, and make sure the O-ring from the old filter is not still on the oil filter connector.
kormega_16.jpgkormega_17.jpg Step 9: Pour correct amount of new motor oil into engine.
Tool#4 required
kormega_0.png Step 10: Check for oil leaks from drain plug or oil filter.
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Tool #5 required
kormega_19.jpgkormega_20.jpg Step 13: Lower vehicle from jack and stands or ramps.
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