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Old 04-05-2004, 08:37 PM
Ray Galetti
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Question spark plug wire question, trans oil question

I have recently purchased a E320 , 1998 with 100,000 miles on it. I want to do an initial maintenance routine as a base line. I have changed the crankcase oil and used mobil synthetic, I attempted to change the spark plugs but after the first one, the wires are extremely difficult to remove, is there a special spark plug wire removal tool? Also, I want to replace the trans oil with Mobil synthetic trans lube, but the local dealer said only Mercedes oil can be used, is this so?


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Old 04-05-2004, 09:22 PM
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Hi, Ray

yes there is a tool that grabs the spark plug boot and you pull it out. About $20. I bought it through the net, Matco Tools if memory serves me right.
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Old 04-05-2004, 10:23 PM
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prior to pulling on the plug wire,twist/turn the holder while it's on the plug.this will loosen it ever so little but very important
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Old 04-05-2004, 11:01 PM
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While you're shopping, pick up a small tube of die-electric grease.
Apply a small dab into each wire end, before you plug them in.
This will surely help getting them off next time.
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Old 04-05-2004, 11:11 PM
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The dealer is correct about the transmission fluid.Have a dealer you trust or a good independent Mercedes mechanic change the fluid. It can be a little tricky especially checking the fluid level. The fluid is supposed to be lifetime fluid, but at your mileage, i would definitely have it changed.

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