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Old 06-20-2010, 03:24 PM
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Taking off oil filter cap

I have a 04 E320 and the oil filter cap will not budge.
First tries i did by hand. Do I need to use something more?
It being plastic I did not want to force it.
I will be changing my own oil in the next month and wanted to get a head's up

Also, I noticed Peach parts has 5W40 synthetic oil and not the Euro blend this car calls for.
Is that a dealer only oil???

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Old 06-20-2010, 03:30 PM
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OK, my statement about the oil was regarding Allparts and not peach.

However, i still am curious if anyone knows a good place to get that Euro blend oil?

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Old 06-20-2010, 06:08 PM
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For the oil cap, I use a sliding jaw wrench with a shop towel to protect the plastic of the cap.

For oil, I'm assuming you mean Mobil 1 0W40. You can get this at most auto parts stores, as well as online (eg Amazon).
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Old 06-20-2010, 06:16 PM
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They don't carry it at Advance Discount Auto parts which is why I asked.

Amazon carries it??? Now that is rich!!

I saw there were 3 filters listed at Autopartsexpress.
Mann
Hengst
Mahle

All differently priced. Is there any difference in quality?

Plus there is a listing for a whole kit. Is that something that should be done at particular intervals??

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I've only ever used Mann and Hengst filters, but I believe all 3 are OE for at least some models. Not sure what the kit refers to, usually I get the required replacement o-rings in the box with the filter only.
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Old 06-20-2010, 06:25 PM
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Here is the kit description

Filter Assembly: Fleece Filter Mann 718/5x (OE), w/ Cap, Support, Seal Rings;Contains Filter, Top Cover, Support and 4 O-rings;Packing Size: PIECE;
Here is the page link:
http://www.allpartsexpress.com/ShopByVehicle.epc?q=2004-MERCEDES--BENZ-E3--0--/--V6_3.--l_11--.949-Engine&yearid=2004&makeid=MERCEDES+BENZ%40%40MERCEDES+BENZ%40%40X&engineid=1440093%40%40E320++%2F+V6_3.2L_112.949%40%40E320&catid=Engine&subcatid=Oil%20Filter&mode=PA

It has all the assembly so i was wondering if at a certain mileage or year this is a required change out

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Big adjustable wrench works for me with the oil caps, seems like no matter what you do it glues it self to the valve cover. Even keep a spare just incase i break it, plastic + age + heat =fragile when forced.
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Here is the kit description

Filter Assembly: Fleece Filter Mann 718/5x (OE), w/ Cap, Support, Seal Rings;Contains Filter, Top Cover, Support and 4 O-rings;Packing Size: PIECE;
Here is the page link:
http://www.allpartsexpress.com/ShopByVehicle.epc?q=2004-MERCEDES--BENZ-E3--0--/--V6_3.--l_11--.949-Engine&yearid=2004&makeid=MERCEDES+BENZ%40%40MERCEDES+BENZ%40%40X&engineid=1440093%40%40E320++%2F+V6_3.2L_112.949%40%40E320&catid=Engine&subcatid=Oil%20Filter&mode=PA

It has all the assembly so i was wondering if at a certain mileage or year this is a required change out
My guess is that it is in case you break the plastic bits when you're doing your filter change. It does look like a lot of plastic, and I'm sure at some point you'll probably break something off as the car ages and the plastic gets old and brittle. I would get just the filter kits for now. I guess you could also buy the assembly and just keep it around so you don't have to wait for one to come in when the original breaks.
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Big adjustable wrench works for me with the oil caps, seems like no matter what you do it glues it self to the valve cover. Even keep a spare just incase i break it, plastic + age + heat =fragile when forced.
Glad it's not just me that was experiencing that -
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MB dealers sell/used to sell a large socket to fit the oil filter cap. Best to use the proper tool than risk damaging/destroying the oil filter cap.
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MB dealers sell/used to sell a large socket to fit the oil filter cap. Best to use the proper tool than risk damaging/destroying the oil filter cap.
Oh whoops, I misread that.

I thought he meant oil FILLER cap, not oil FILTER cap.

For the filter cap I use the MB socket tool as well. Sorry.
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The local Wal-Mart here had 0W40 Mobil 1 229.5 Oil the last time I was in there looking around AND the price was really good AIR $6.20 or so a quart. It was in the new Mobil 1 Bottles also. They had Fram filters for about $11 (with the O rings in the box).
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Old 06-21-2010, 07:53 PM
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The local Wal-Mart here had 0W40 Mobil 1 229.5 Oil the last time I was in there looking around AND the price was really good AIR $6.20 or so a quart. It was in the new Mobil 1 Bottles also. They had Fram filters for about $11 (with the O rings in the box).
They did not have it at the one I checked but there is another one I can check.
maybe I can get them to get it in if it is in their system computers.

I saw that tool poking around online but can't seem to remember where now.

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Yes, use the special tool. Then you can apply the proper torque when reinstalling as well.

Acceptable Mobil 1 oils are

European Formula 0W-40 (229.5)

Formula M ESP 5W-40 (229.51) made for diesels but works in all
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The local Wal-Mart here had 0W40 Mobil 1 229.5 Oil the last time I was in there looking around AND the price was really good AIR $6.20 or so a quart. It was in the new Mobil 1 Bottles also. They had Fram filters for about $11 (with the O rings in the box).
I would rather use an old sock than Fram filters, The worst fu**ing piece of s**t filters ever made. Hengst is my first choice.

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