Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog Tech Info Tech Forums
  Search our site:    
 Cart  | Project List | Order Status | Help    

Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-05-2001, 08:45 PM
Ali Al-Chalabi's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 1,837
I seem to be blind to the location of the oil filter on the 97 C280. Can someone please point out where it is and what special tools are needed to remove it. One other thing... I have read the discussions on changing the transmission fluid in this car. The dealer however, assured me that the fluid is a permanent fill and would not change it at 60,000 miles. Does it make that big of a difference to the life of the transmission and what reason could they have for not wanting to change the fluid if they are getting paid for it?Thanks a lot.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2001, 10:08 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Suwanee, GA, USA
Posts: 4,712
See the above thread on the ML. I would change it at 60k at least. All of the older cars are every 30k. I think that 60k will be fine with the synthetic fluid.

The oil filter is located, as you are standing in front of the vehicle, to the right rear. IT is under the plastic cap.

You will need a specail tool to remove the cap. You can purchase it and all of the parts from us.
Donnie Drummonds
Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2001, 11:44 PM
Ali Al-Chalabi's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 1,837
Thanks for the input. I appreciate it.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Problem: The oil pressure light stays on toka Tech Help 4 11-22-2008 04:44 PM
Do-It-Yourself Oil Change '98 E320, M112 Engine DaveJ Tech Help 8 01-05-2006 03:06 PM
240D owners, if you have your owners manual handy... acastell Diesel Discussion 13 02-28-2004 08:52 PM
A few oil change questions... (C280) David C Klasse Tech Help 11 07-29-2001 02:14 AM
Flush before change to synthetic oil? jjrodger Tech Help 6 03-27-2001 08:03 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:13 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page