Lake Chevy helped make these videos. We are still working to obtain content for your car, however the video above is believed to have similar characteristics as your car. Checking the oil in a E is fairly easy and should be done once a month. Note that most Mercedes-Benz have an oil pressure gauge next to the speedometer - this gauge does not tell you what your oil level is, however the video above will show you how check the oil level in your Mercedes-Benz E Make sure your engine is cold when you check the oil in your E Otherwise the dipstick will read slightly low.
In addition to checking the oil level, you also want to look at the condition of the oil when you have the dipstick out. If the oil in your E is dirty or smells like gasoline, you probably need an oil change. If you notice that the oil level in your E is extremely low or empty, fill it up and check it again the next time you drive.
If it is extremely low again, have your mechanic take a look before driving it much more. Animals love the sweet smell of antifreeze, too bad it's toxic! Fix your minor leaks.
If your battery has green or white cruddy deposits, it is probably not getting enough juice from and will likely wear out sooner. If your transmission is running low on fluid, be sure to add some - find out how to do this here! If your car is leaking a small amount of power steering fluid - see this video on how to fix the leak. Getting Started Prepare for the repair.
Open the Hood How to pop the hood and prop it open. Remove Dipstick Locate, remove and wipe oil dipstick. Read Oil Level Reinsert dipstick, remove and then read oil level. More Info. Additional information on the oil level.
Video Description. Other videos you might find helpful. Replace an interior fuse Got a short fuse? Don't blow a fuse, change it! Try this cheap fix for leaks Animals love the sweet smell of antifreeze, too bad it's toxic! Fix your minor leaks Mercedes-Benz E 4Matic 3.
Clean the gunk off of your battery If your battery has green or white cruddy deposits, it is probably not getting enough juice from and will likely wear out sooner Mercedes-Benz E 4Matic 3.This picture illustrates the engine compartment.
Use your oil filter cover socket to remove the oil filter cover. Large Image Extra-Large Image. Thread the cover out all the way. It will drip oil when removed so turn it upside down to avoid making a mess. This also allows the engine oil in the filter housing to drain into the oil pan.
Set the oil filter aside for the moment. This picture illustrates under the engine compartment with the covers removed. Locate the 13mm drain plug green arrow and remove it. Install the drain plug back into the oil pan and tighten down. This photo illustrates the top front of the engine. You can remove the oil fill cap and add oil there or you can add it through the empty oil filter housing.
Adding oil to the engine oil filter housing is faster. Add the correct amount of oil for your engine. Remove the oil filter from the oil filter housing cover by sliding it in the direction of the blue arrow.
Use a pick to remove the O-rings green arrows from the oil filter housing tube and replace with new O-rings. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedures. Install the new O-rings and oil filter in the oil filter housing cover. Install the oil filter housing cover into the oil filter housing and make sure it is tight. Turn your ignition ON and use the arrow buttons on the steering wheel to scroll to the check oil level function.
It may take a few minutes before the instrument cluster will inform you if the engine oil is up to level or if more needs to be added. Start the engine and let it run for 5 minutes. Then shut off the engine and recheck your oil level. You may have to wait several minutes before the instrument cluster will display the oil level. Got more questions? Or, see what other questions readers have asked about this article All Search Everything.
Need to buy parts for this project? Click here to order! In order to change your engine oil you need to lift up and support the front axle of your vehicle and remove the lower engine splash shields.Engine oil is stored in either a wet sump bottom of engine or dry sump separate holding area away from engine.
These sensors monitor and report the oil level. Don't count on these sensors for the life of your engine; make a habit of checking the level manually every third fill up. Oil Coolers are essential for keeping temperature down in your engine. Over time, oil coolers can swell and expand due to heat. When doing a rebuild, we recommend you have the oil cooler flushed and pressure tested to verify any leaks or swelling.
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Oil Coolers and Parts Oil Coolers are essential for keeping temperature down in your engine. Engine Oil Cooler. Also use- Qty. Engine Oil Cooler 1 customer review. Engine Oil Cooler with Filter Housing. E and E 4Matic Wagon thru engine 30 E Sedan thru engine 30 Using an electric fan can be helpful to increase air flow through a cooler mounted in a poor air flow location.
We have 2 sizes 5. They can be easily mounted to Mocal and most other oil cooling devices. These electric fans are especially good for applications in very warm climates and heavy traffic commuting.In this tutorial, you will learn how to change oil and oil filter on Mercedes-Benz M and M engines.
Remove engine splash shield. It is held in place with eight 10mm bolts. Some models use 8mm screws or plastic retainers. Watch the following video on how to remove engine undercover under shield. Locate the oil drain plug.
Here is a close up picture of the oil drain plug on this Mercedes-Benz. Some models have the bolts in the middle of the pan towards the rear. Carefully remove the oil drain plug.
Allow the old oil to drain for at least 10 minutes or until there is no more oil dripping from the oil pan. Use a filter wrench to remove the oil filter.
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Remove the old oil filter. Install the new filter on your M M and tighten it by hand. Lastly, torque to 25Nm. Add the recommended engine oil.
If your Mercedes-Benz does not have an oil dipstick, check the oil level via the instrument cluster using the steering wheel buttons. An alternative method that is faster and doesn't require raising the vehicle is to use an oil extraction pump.
With an oil extraction pump, you can remove the oil via the oil dipstick tube. The M is one of the most common engines used on almost all Mercedes-Benz classes from that end with or The M engine is a V8. Models that have this engine end with or The instructions are the same for both engines with one exception. The oil capacity for the V8 and V6 engines is different. Check oil capacities in the next section. A complete list of applications is found at the end of the tutorial.
Learn More. Messages: 6 Likes Received: 0 Joined: Mar 18, My only concern is that I get a message stating that the "oil level is too high" Is this something I should worry about or ignore? How do I reduce the oil level!?!?!?
I did the oil level test using the steering wheel yesterday and it also said level is too high. Is there also a oil dipstick in the engine bay? Really sorry for the stupid questions, never had a merc before. I've also heard that newer Mercs have really bad electrical issues so wasn't sure if this is a common fault with the C CDI or whether I should try and reduce the oil level.
Thanks in advance, apologies for unedited mind dump. You should also have a manual dipstick, it's got a red handle and will be to wards the front of the engine.
Warning* oil level too high
Repeat the test with that. If you are over the max mark, you'll need to drain some off or suck some out via the dipstick tube.
MyrosMar 18, You may not have a dipstick, depending on model year. Hello Satan. Some of these models did not have a dipstick. You Have to wonder who the bright spark was at Benz who decided to leave this invaluable bit of equipment out.
It couldn't have been anybody with engineering qualifications. Must have been the Accountant who snuck in through the back door. I am informed that you can buy the dipstick as an accessory. Mind youyou still have to find the dipstick hole. The computer sometimes speaks with forked tongue. This happened to me recently but my is equipped with a dipstick as well and I measured the fill to a nano litre, wherein it was showing full on the dipstick virtually dead on the max.
Within a few days it was registering "oil OK". The danger with an overfill is that it dosent hurt any of the major components but can damage the catalytic converter and possibly the MAF.
I think that you had better order a dipstick, as soon as possible and take a reading on dead level ground. I dont think there is any damage yet or you would have received some symptoms by now.
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Free shipping.Unclip the oxygen sensor from the spring-loaded brackets green arrows they are held in and move them out of the way. You do not have to unplug them but I have done so for photographic purposes. Large Image Extra-Large Image. Remove the 5mm drain plug screw green arrow and allow the transmission fluid to drain into a drain pan. Remove the T30 Torx fastener green arrow that holds a heat shield onto the transmission mounting bracket yellow arrow.
Loosen the six T30 Torx fasteners but do not remove them. Here I am only showing one being loosened. Even though you have drained the pan there is still oil in the pan. If you remove them all at once there is a chance you can have a large spill if the pan falls.
Here are the positions of the six T30 Torx fasteners green arrowsthe yellow arrow points to a fastener currently hidden behind the pan. Remove the T30 Torx fastener at the front right of the transmission. Then, move the heat shield out of the way to pull out the transmission pan-mounting bracket green arrow.
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Each fastener has a mounting bracket, note the position of each before you remove them. Remove the other fasteners on the front, sides and the one rear mounting fastener. The one pictured here is the left front.
Notice the transmission pan mounting bracket. Note its position for installation. I like to leave one bracket attached in the rear corner.
As I loosen the remaining bracket, I can slowly bring down the pan to avoid a transmission fluid spill. Hold the pan up as you remove the final fastener green arrow.
It is hidden behind the pan. Remove it with its bracket. Lower the transmission pan out of the way. Grab the filter with your hand and pull down to remove it from the valve body.
It is held in place with the O-Ring seal on its neck. Peel up on the transmission pan gasket and fit the new one in its place.