|SLK 55 Oil and Filter Change|
|Written by drakon|
|Friday, 14 August 2009 11:38|
SLK 55 Oil and Filter Change
11 mm Socket (removing underbody plastic panels)
13 mm Socket (oil drain, and some underbody panels)
12 mm Allen Wrench/Key (opening the Oil Filter Cap)
New Oil Filter with O-ring set (4 different ones?)
2 copper crush/compression washers
9 quarts of Mobil 1 0-40 (check manual for actual volume you need)
All procedures have been written the way I did it. Not responsible for anything you may do to your car. Perform procedures at your own risk.
1.) Begin by jacking up the car. I did the oil change from the left side of the car, so this is what you should see (doing it from the right side is a little easier, but you get a better view from this side). [left side of photo is front of the car]
2.) remove both plastic panels, the forward one first, and then the rearones. Keep track of all the bolts, they are perfect for sticking holes into your tires.
3.)Once exposed you should see the following. The rear drain (circled on the right) should be emptied first, this is where MOST of the oil will drain out.
4.) as the rear is draining, you can drain out the front as well. here it is circled, either put a high spout, or some rags here as it will drip EVERYWHERE.
5.) leave the lower drains to empty, go up and open the oil fill up and stuff a clean rag into the hole. Use the Allen wrench to open up the Oil Filter Cap. A bunch of oil will now drain out of the foward drain.
6.) i usually pour a little bit of clean oil down the filter area and the the fillup point just to flush things clean. Reinstall the lower oil drain bolts, just tight enough to make a good impression into the copper (basically as hard as you can tighten with a palm length ratchet). Go back up, fill up the car. If you are worried you might overfill, or have lost track of how much you've put in, err on the low end, then check the fluid, and slowly top off (with the car on level ground). The Oil Filter cap has a torque rating on the cap itself. It's basically hand tight.
7.) Keep the lid of the oil filter box, write down your mileage. And staple a copy of your receipt for your oil and keep it with your manual.
8.) Go into FSS and set the service as completed. I'll put details in another DIY. (use the triple reset trick for this).
|Last Updated on Friday, 14 August 2009 12:41|