1998-2005 Mercedes-Benz Engine Oil Change Guide

1998-2005 Mercedes-Benz Engine Oil Change Guide

This guide provides tutorials on changing the engine oil and oil filter on Mercedes-Benz M113 and M112 engines. This guide applies to all Mercedes-Benz models that end with 320, 430, or 500.

The 320 is a V6 engine, and the 430 and 500 are V8 engines, but the oil change procedure is the same for both. The only difference is the oil capacity for the V8 is higher.

What you will need

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  • 0W-40 Synthetic Oil1
    • Recommended Modil1 0W-40
    • Castrol 0W-40 Full Synthetic
    • Royal Purple SAE 0W-40 High-Performance Synthetic Motor Oil
  • Oil Filter
    A fleece oil filter should be used for 10,000 oil change intervals.
    • Genuine Mercedes-Benz Oil Filter
    • Mercedes MANN OEM HU 718 Oil Filter
    • Mobil 1 Performance M1C253 Oil Filter
  • Oil Filter Wrench
  • Tools
    • 13mm socket
    • 10mm socket
    • Screwdriver
    • Ratchet

Procedure

  1. Jack up the vehicle and secure it with jack stands.

    how to change engine oil on MAMO

    Remove engine splash shield. It is held in place with eight 10mm bolts. Some models use 8mm screws or plastic retainers. Watch the following video on how to remove an engine undercover (under shield).

  2. Locate the oil drain plug. Here is a close-up picture of the oil drain plug on this Mercedes-Benz. Some models have bolts in the middle of the pan towards the rear. Remove the 13mm oil drain bolt. diy oil change MAMO instructions step by step guide oil drian plug
  3. drain oil Mercedes-Benz diy

    Carefully remove the oil drain plug.

  4. Allow the old oil to drain for at least ten minutes or until there is no more oil dripping from the oil pan.

  5. Replace the drain plug washer.
  6. If you install the drain plug without a washer, it will leak oil. Reinstall the oil drain plug.  1316 6
  7. Reinstall the drain plug and torque it to specification.
  8. Locate the oil filter on top of the engine of your Mercedes-Benz. Use a filter wrench to remove the oil filter. location of engine oil filter on M112 M113 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 diy oil change
  9. Remove the old oil filter. Install the new filter on your M112 M113 and tighten it by hand—lastly, torque it to 25Nm.

  10. Locate the oil filler on top of your Mercedes engine. mamo add correct oil type location where to add oil
  11. how to change engine oil on MAMO yourself

    Add the recommended engine oil. Check the oil level after you add 80% of the oil capacity. 

  12. Add oil as necessary to bring the level between the MIN and MAX marks on the dipstick. Don’t fill the engine with oil above the maximum mark on the dipstick.
  13. If your Mercedes-Benz doesn’t have a dipstick, you must check the oil level via the instrument cluster. check engine oil do not overfill

If your Mercedes-Benz does not have an oil dipstick, check the oil level via the instrument cluster using the steering wheel buttons.

An alternative method that is faster and doesn’t require raising the vehicle is to use an oil extraction pump. You can remove the oil via the oil dipstick tube with an oil extraction pump.

Oil Capacity

  1. M113 V8 models, including 430 and 500, require 8-8.5 liter (quart).
    M112 V6 models, including 240 and 320, require 7-7.5 liter(quart).
  2. Make sure you install a quality filter. A fleece filter is recommended. Cheap oil filters degrade quickly and cannot filter debris for 10,000 miles.

Applications

The M112 is one of the most common engines used on almost all Mercedes-Benz classes from 1997-2007 that end with 240 or 320. For example C240, C320, E320, CLK320, ML320 etc.

The M113 engine is a V8. Models that have this engine end with 430 or 500. For example E430, E500, ML500, R500, G500 etc. This engine is installed on E, C, CLK, SL, CL, R, ML, GL, and G classes.

The instructions are the same for both engines, with one exception. The oil capacity for the V8 and V6 engines is different. Check oil capacities in the next section. A complete list of applications is found at the end of the tutorial.

M113 Engine

M113 4.3 430

  • 1997-2000 C43 AMG
  • 2000-2007 C240
  • 1997-2002 E430
  • 1998-2003 CLK430
  • 1999-2001 ML430
  • 1999-2006 S430

M113 5.0L 500

  • 1998-2008 G500
  • 1999-2006 S500
  • 1999-2006 SL500
  • 2001-2006 CL500
  • 2001-2006 ML500
  • 2002-2006 CLK500
  • 2003-2006 E500
  • 2004-2006 CLS500
  • 2008- SsangYong Chairman W

M113 5.4 5.5 55 AMG

  • 1998-2002 E55 AMG
  • 2000-2002 S55 AMG
  • 2000-2003 ML55 AMG
  • 2001-2006 CLK55 AMG
  • 2001-2002 CL55 AMG
  • 2002-2003 G55 AMG
  • 2004-2010 SLK55 AMG
  • 2006-2008 SLK55 AMG Black Series
  • 2005-2007 C55 AMG
  • 2003-2006 CL55 AMG
  • 2002-2006 S55 AMG
  • 2002-2008 SL55 AMG
  • 2003-2006 E55 AMG
  • 2004-2006 CLK DTM AMG
  • 2004-2011 G55 AMG[1]
  • 2004-2006 CLS55 AMG
  • M155 SLR
  • 2004 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
  • 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition

M112 Engine

E24 2.4L 240

  • 1997-2000 C240
  • 1998-2000 CLK240
  • 1998-2000 E240

E26 2.6 240

  • 2000-2005 C240
  • 2000-2004 CLK240
  • 2000-2004 E240

E28 2.8L 280

  • 1998-2000 C280
  • 1998-2006 S280
  • 2000-2004 E280

E32 3.2 320

  • 2000-2004 C320
  • 1998-2004 E320
  • 1997-2003 G320
  • 1998-2005 S320
  • 1998-2003 ML320
  • 1998-2005 CLK320
  • 2000-2003 SLK320
  • 2003-2008 Chrysler Crossfire

C32 AMG

  • 2001-2003 C32 AMG
  • 2001-2003 SLK32 AMG
  • 2005-2006 Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6

MAKE

MODEL

SERIES

YEAR

ENGINE CODE

ENGINE

Chrysler
Crossfire
 
05/2004-12/2007
EGX
3.2L
Chrysler
Crossfire
 
09/2004-12/2007
EGZ
3.2L

Mercedes

C 320

CL203

09/2004-08/2005

M 112.946

3.2L

Mercedes

C 240 T

S202

09/1997-02/2001

M 112.910/915

2.4L/2.6L

Mercedes

C 240

W202/203

06/1997-12/2005

M 112.910/912

2.4L/2.6L

Mercedes

C 240

S203

01/2001-12/2005

M 112.912

2.6L

Mercedes

C 280 T

S202

06/1997-03/2001

M 112.920

2.8L

Mercedes

C 280

W202

06/1997-02/2001

M112.920

2.8L

Mercedes

C 43 AMG

 

08/1997-03/2001

M 113.944

4.3L

Mercedes

C 32 AMG

W203/S203

01/2001-01/2004

M 112.961

3.2L

Mercedes

C 320

W203

11/2000-02/2007

M 112.946

3.2L

Mercedes

C 55 AMG

W203

11/2004-02/2007

M 113.988

5.4L

Mercedes

CLK 320

C208/209

01/1997-08/2005

M 112.940/955

3.2L

Mercedes

CLK 430

C208

08/1998-01/2003

M 113.943

4.3L

Mercedes

CLK 55AMG

C208

05/1999-46/2002

M 113.981/984

5.5L

Mercedes

CLK 55AMG

C209/A209

09/2002-08/2006

M 113.987

5.4L

Mercedes

CLK 240

C209/A209

11/2002-08/2005

M 112.912

2.6L

Mercedes

CLK 500

C209/A209

06/2002-08/2006

M 113.968

5.0L

Mercedes

CLK 320 C

A208 / A209

01/1997-08/2005

M 112.940 / 955

3.2L

Mercedes

CLK 430 C

A208

08/1998-01/2003

M 113.943

4.3L

Mercedes

CLS 500

W219/C219

06/2004-05/2008

M 113.967/990

5.0L

Mercedes

CLS 55AMG

C219

01/2005-03/2006

M 113.990

5.4L

Mercedes

E 240

W210

01/1998-08/2002

M 112.911/914

2.4L/2.6L

Mercedes

E 240

W211

02/2003-03/2005

M 112.913/917

2.6L

Mercedes

E 240 T

S210/S211

06/1999-03/2005

M 112.911/913/914

2.4L/2.6L

Mercedes

E 280

W210/S210

06/1995-01/2003

M 112.921

2.8L

Mercedes

E 320

W210/W211

03/1997-03/2005

M 112.941/949

3.2L

Mercedes

E 320 T

S210/S211

12/1996-07/2009

M 112.941/949

3.2L

Mercedes

E 430

W210/S210

09/1997-03/2002

M 113.940

4.3L

Mercedes

E 55 AMG

W210/S210

09/1997-03/2003

M 113.980

5.4L

Mercedes

E 55 AMG K

W211/S211

10/2002-09/2006

M 113.990

5.4L

Mercedes

E 500

W211/S211

08/2002-09/2006

M 113.967/969

5.0L

Mercedes

G 500

W463

04/1998-ON

M 113.962

5.0L

Mercedes R600 W251 2006-2008 M113 5.0L
 

We hope you find the 1998-2005 Mercedes-Benz Engine Oil Change Guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Mercedes-Benz.

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3 Comments

  1. ScrumDawg says:

    Forget about jacking the car up and removing the drain plug. Since there is an dip stick tube located on these engines, invest in a good oil extractor pump. The one I purchased three years ago is still going strong and will save you LOTS of time and belly crawling. I have a 2005 C240 that takes 20 minutes from start to finish for the oil change. Heck, it can take just twenty minutes or more to get the car up on ramps and remove all the screws holding the splash guards in place.

  2. Rushit Hila • ASE Certified says:

    I agree that the filter needs to be a high mileage filter. If you are going to go for 10k mile intervals, make sure to use a filter that is desiged for long intervals. I see it many times where cheap filters are used and the oil is changed every 10k miles or even longer. The filter starts to crumble and doesn’t do its job past 5k miles. Then oil sludge starts. Then blaming MB is next.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I would remove anything but the Genuine Mercedes and the Mann oil filter from the list. The Fram and the Mobil 1 are not made of the fleece material, and I do believe they are both paper material, and will not last the 10,000 mile internals.