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Old 10-08-2001, 11:15 PM
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Question Oil Filter Removal

I have a 1996 C-280. The oil filter is a cartrige type located at the back of the engine. It has a plastic cap. None of my filter wrenches will fit. Any ideas?

I love the car. What are its weaknesses?

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Old 10-09-2001, 12:47 AM
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I got my filter wrench by calling the 800 number at the top of this screen and ordering it. It fit snugly and required a 22 mm socket to turn.
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Old 10-09-2001, 01:43 AM
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I think you can also get the filter wrench at your local MB Dealer ~$10.00 or so.
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Old 10-09-2001, 03:51 AM
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I use my hand!! It's a little awkward, but it works for me! Many people swear that using your hand works, but some would ONLY use the filter wrench. On my C280, I have always used my hand, never needed a wrench, just used some muscle!!

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