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Old 07-29-2008, 11:39 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Pepper - '87 Mercedes Benz 300D
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Yes, new Mercedes Benz autos require a vacuum evacutator due to all of the skid plates under neath, its dreadful. I use one for my 1985 300D Turbodiesel. I can get the oil plug out from the bottom without jacks but I like staying clean and I spend enough time under the car already.

To top it all off most Mercedes Benz engines use a drop in type of filter element.

its to the right, the canister looking dealy. All I do is unbolt it, grab a plastic bag and flip it into the bag, no mess at all. Then I pump the mity vac liqui vac and let it sit for 20 minutes while it sucks all of the oil out. then use the factory oil funnel aka the oil filter housing and fill it with 8 quarts of heavy duty truck and bus oil then drop in the filter and bolt it up. No fuss or mess.
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