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Old 07-07-1999, 08:52 PM
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Does the oil drain plug on a C220 need to be torqued? I changed my oil a week ago, and now I have a leak out of the plug. When I tightened it, I tightened it hand tight + 1 turn with a socket.
Old 07-07-1999, 09:17 PM
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Did you change the washer?
After the problem has been fixed,change oil using A Topsider or Oil Extraction suction device avail. from boat supplies stores.
No spills,no leak.MB dealers apparently use this method when they change your oil

Tom 1992 300E 2.6
Old 07-07-1999, 09:44 PM
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Yes the oil drain should be torqued and the copper washer should also be replaced. Most quality oil filters will come with a replacement washer.

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