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Old 09-08-2003, 08:08 AM
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2003 sl 500 and sl 55 oil change

any way to remove the oil with suction instead of removing drain plug? thanks
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Old 09-08-2003, 10:33 AM
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Did MB leave the dipstick tube in place and just cap it off? If so try drilling a small hole in the plug (not to deep), than install a screw tall enough that it protrudes the top of tube than extract the plug using pliers.

You should be able to reinsert the plug after you have finished.

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Old 09-08-2003, 12:36 PM
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Yes, oil extraction works well. there is a standard tube with a black plug capping it off. There is also a engine pan drain plug as well. The new C,E,CLK,and SL do not have dipsticks so fill carefully.
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Old 09-11-2003, 09:53 AM
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i have looked in the sl55 and cannot see a tube for extraction. can you give me a discription of where to look. there is a lot of plumbing in this model. can it be seen from above? thanks again
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Old 09-11-2003, 10:11 AM
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The dipstick tube comes up through a gap at the rear of the supercharger on the left side. It is in front of the electronic throttle actuator on the very rear of the supercharger.
It is either a black or red cap sticking up about 60mm above the
top of the supercharger that pulls out.
It is pretty obvious and looks out of place snaking through all that nice AMG hardware.
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Old 09-11-2003, 10:33 AM
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got it thanks, brite red right out in clear view. thought this would be for the transmission since it is near the rear of the engine. cl500 was up near the front. thanks. is the sl500 in the same area?
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Old 09-11-2003, 10:38 AM
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Nope, the trans tube is back behind the cyl head and down a bit.
These are black and have a locking tab that has to be removed before the cap can be removed.
On C-classes they put them right next to each other. There have been some owners getting mixed up and suck out $175
worth of trans fluid instead of their oil. Oooppss....
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