Mercedes-Benz 43 AMG M276 Engine Oil Change Instructions

This guide provides instructions on how to change engine oil on Mercedes-Benz 43 AMG vehicles equipped with the M276 3.0 L V6 Bi-Turbo engine.

The M273 engine is installed on C43 AMG, SLC43 AMG, GLC43 AMG. Oil change is part of both A Service and B Service. 

What you will need


  1. Drive your Mercedes AMG up on ramps.mercedes up on ramps Watch video on how to perform this step. 
  2. Secure the rear wheels with wheel chocks.Mercedes secured with wheel chocks


  3. Support the vehicle with jack stands. Never get under a vehicle that is not supported properly by jack standssecure vehicle with jack stands
  4. Make sure to engage the parking brakes. set parking brakes
  5. Pull the hood release under the dashboard on the driver's side. You should hear the hood pop open. open hood
  6. Press up on the hood latch at the front of the hood and lift up the hood. open hood

  7. Remove the splash shield from under the engine. 8mm screws for splash shieldEight 8mm screws need to removed to drop the splash shield. cover under engine 
  8. Locate the 13mm drain bolt at the bottom of the oil drain pan.mercedes c43 amg drain bolt oil change diy
  9. Place the oil drain pan under the engine. Remove the oil drain pan and allow the oil to drain thoroughly. 
  10. Replace the copper washer on the oil drain bolt. If you don't see the copper washer on the drain bolt, it may be stuck on the drain pan. It is important to replace and install a new copper washer to avoid oil leaks. 
  11. Remove the engine cover to expose the oil filter. oil filter location


  12. Remove the oil filter using Mercedes oil filter wrench or oil filter pliers.oil filter removal c43 amgCarefully pull up the oil filter housing. Keep a rag nearby to wipe off any oil drips. m276 oil filter removed
  13. Replace the oil filter o-rings using a small flathead screwdriver.oil filterPress the new oil filter fully into the filter housing. 
  14. Install the oil filter housing back in the engine by hand. Next, torque the oil filter to 25Nm. install filter
  15. Install the oil drain bolt by hand then torque it to 30 Nm.torque oil drain  plug
    Watch video on how to perform this step. 
  16. Remove the engine oil cap and add 6.5 quarts of oil. Wait at least 5 minutes then check the engine oil level. Add engine oil as needed to bring the engine oil level to the recommended range. REMOVE OIL CAP


  17. Start the engine and let it idle for a few minutes.START ENINGE Check for oil leaks. 


Recommended Oil Change Interval

  • Typical: Every 10,000 -12,500 miles 

Torque Specifications

  • Oil drain bolt: 40Nm
  • Oil filter: 25 Nm


  • Mercedes-AMG C 43
  • Mercedes-AMG SLC 43
  • Mercedes-AMG GLC 43
  • Mercedes-AMG GLE 43 Coupe


  • Check the engine oil level regularly. 
  • The engine may loose (burn) up to 1 qt of oil between oil changes. 
  • Only use approved oil and filter as recommended by Mercedes-Benz. 
  • Before you reset the service reminder, perform all maintenance tasks for the corresponding service. 

By YOUCANIC on May 21, 2019


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