In this guide, you will find instructions on how to change engine oil and filter on Mercedes-Benz M272 V6 and M273 V8 engines.
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 Applications sections at the end of this guide for more details.
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 the front part of the engine cover. The front part of the engine cover pops up.
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.
Use a 13mm socket and ratchet to remove oil drain plug and drain the engine oil.
Caution: Engine oil may be hot.
Use oil removal tool to unscrew the oil housing by turning it counter clockwise.
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 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 the filter housing to 25 Nm (18.5 ft-lb)
Replace oil drain plug washer. Install oil drain plug and torque it to 30 Nm.
Install the splash shield. Don't forget to install all of the screws.
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.
Do I need to top off the filter-housing with oil?
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.
450 4.7 L (4663 cc)
550 5.5 L