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Is there any way to get to the oil filter on a 1997 C180 without using a specific tool? Tomorrow, I could take advantage of National's £15 oil and filter change bargain. What worries me is that when I called, their technician didn't know about any unique equipment.

It would be great to hear back from you quickly.


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I totally agree with koolvin — that's one badass motor in the photo!

The answer to your query is a tool similar to the one shown in koolvin's photo, which I purchased from the stealership for the sum of six pounds sterling plus value added tax; it has a half-inch hex nut at its top and can be used with a socket spanner.-I verified that it will work with both a 190e cannister filter and a c200 filter housing, which are physically identical.
We concur that a 0 ring is required on the c-class' oil filter but not the 190e's.

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Much appreciation! I'll be there tomorrow, but I won't let them finish unless they bring the right equipment.
I'll report back with updates.
You'll agree that an offer of £10 for conventional oil and filter or £15 for synthetic oil and filter is at least intriguing.(as much as 2300cc, maybe) Observe the National Trends

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Okay, so I gave in and allowed them.

I inquired first about the oil filter removal tool and was shown a universally applicable device. They may use it now that I gave in.

Attempts by the technician to drive it up the ramp resulted in repeated stalling. The question was posed, "Is it because it's a manual?" I made an inquiry. No, I've never driven a vehicle with an inaudible motor before.

Once I reached the top of the ramp, I could glance down at the vehicle and see that everything seemed to be in fine working condition. The drain plug was replaced with a copper washer after the removal of a big shroud/screen from beneath the engine. The filter housing wasn't resealed, as far as I could tell.  

After around six liters of Duckhams QXR were added, the engine was started, the oil level was verified, and then the senior oil level inspector again checked everything.

A total of 35 minutes was required.

I couldn't have done it for this low of a price if I tried on my own, therefore the bargain is fantastic.

I intend to return, this time with the proper instrument for removing the filter.

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I knew they would put the multi-purpose phrase to good use! works on the smaller w202s, but I'd be interested to see them attempt it on a larger engine like the 320, which has a recessed cap. You may save time and effort by doing the oil change yourself. without needing a ramp or to crawl under the vehicle

Shiver me timbers!!!

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