Mercedes-Benz M272 M273 Engine Oil Change Instructions
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In this guide, you will find instructions on how to change engine oil and filter on Mercedes-Benz M272 V6 and M273 V8 engine. Average Mercedes oil change cost can range from $150-$250 at the dealer or mechanic. Average Mercedes oil change cost to do it yourself is $60 - $85 even when you use recommended oil and filter.
This guide applies to one of the most commonly used Mercedes-Benz engines. These two engines are so popular that they are used in almost all Mercedes-Benz models.
The instructions in this guide will help owners of 2004 to present Mercedes-Benz including models such as C-Class, E-Class, CLC Class, SLK-Class, CLS Class, E Class, SL Class, Viano, R-Class, S-Class, ML-Class. See chart at the end of this guide for more details.
Reminder to change the engine oil on the instrument cluster.
- Service A B C D E F due, exceeded, overdue by x miles*
* Oil change is only one part of the mentioned services.
What you will need
A list of tools and parts that you will need for this job.
- Engine Oil Full Synthetic MB229.5
- Oil Filter
- A000 180 26 09
- Fleece oil filters are preferred.
- Mercedes Oil Filter Wrench
Tools that you need
- Vehicle Ramps
- Jack Stands
- Oil Drain Pan
- Socket Set
- Gloves & Glasses
Before you start
- Several Mercedes-Benz models do not have an oil dipstick. You will need to measure the oil level via the instrument cluster.
- Always secure the vehicle properly and allow the engine to cool down before draining the oil.
Jack up vehicle
Jack up your Mercedes-Benz and secure it with jack stands. Place the car in park. Block the rear wheels to prevent the vehicle from rolling back.
Pull the hood release and open the hood.
Remove engine cover
Remove the front part of the engine cover. The front part of the engine cover pops up.
Remove the lower splash shield
Remove the panel under the engine. This is also called the splash shield. There are three panels. One behind the bumper, one below the engine and one under the transmission. You need to remove the panel that's under the engine. It is held in place with several 8mm screws.
Remove oil drain plug
Use a 13mm socket and ratchet to remove oil drain plug and drain the engine oil.
Caution: Engine oil may be hot.
Remove oil filter
Use oil removal tool to unscrew the oil housing by turning it counter clockwise.
Replace oil filter and O rings
Remove the oil filter from the housing by pulling it straight out. Replace all the O rings and install the new O rings that came with your filter.
Install oil filter
Install the oil filter on the car. Fore you insert the filter, make sure the first mark on the filter is covered, the second line should be barely noticeable.
Torque oil filter
Torque the filter housing to 25 Nm (18.5 ft-lb)
Install oil drain plug
Replace oil drain plug washer. Install oil drain plug and torque it to 30 Nm.
Install splash shield
Install the splash shield. Don't forget to install all of the screws.
Add engine oil
Add 7 quarts of engine oil. Lower the vehicle and check the engine oil level via the buttons on the steering wheel. If needed add oil to bring the level to the recommended level.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to top off the filter-housing with oil?
- No. The filter housing is filled with oil by the oil pump.
How much oil do I need to add?
- Use the owners manual to find out the exact amount of oil that you need to add.
Do I check the engine oil level with the engine running or turned off?
- You should check the engine oil level with the engine turned off.
List of cars with the M272/M273 engine. Please note that the oil capacity may vary slightly between models. Before you start changing Mercedes engine oil, verify engine oil capacity on your owners manual.
Mercedes-Benz M272 V6 engine
- 2005–2011 C230 (renamed C250 in 2010)
- 2005–2009 E230
- 2008–2011 CLC230
- 2004–present SLK280
- 2005–2010 CLS280
- 2005–2010 CLK280
- 2005–2014 C280 (C300 in 2008)
- 2005–present E280 (E300 in 2007)
- 2005–present SL280
- 2005–present Viano
- 2006–present R280
- 2007–present S280
- 2004–2016 SLK350
- 2004–2014 CLS350
- 2005–2010 CLK350
- 2005–2014 C350
- 2005–2011 E350
- 2005–2013 S350
- 2005–2016 SL350
- 2006–2017 R350
- 2006–2016 ML350
- 2005–2014 Viano
- 2006–2013 Sprinter
- 2008–2011 CLC350
- 2008–2012 GLK350
Mercedes-Benz M273 engine
E47 4.7 L (4663 cc)
- 2007– GL450
- 2007– S450
- 2007– ML450
E55 5.5 L
- 2006– E500/E550
- 2006– CL500/CL550
- 2006– CLS500/CLS550
- 2006– GL500/GL550
- 2008- ML500/ML550
- 2006–2009 S500/S550
- 2006–2009 CLK500/CLK550