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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-30-2018, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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Oil drain plug location - 3 litre V6 diesel

Apologies for the very simple question, just want to make sure I know where the oil drain plug is on the sump.

Is it on the front middle of the sump (low down) pointing towards the front of the car? It looks like a cross member is in the way and will get covered in oil when the plug is removed.

Is that right?

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Sorry, can't help you, as I always use the dipstick tube method. I have searched the Service Manual, but this important detail seems to be missing. Hopefully, another owner will pop up and reveal the location.
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To the original post "Yes" (pointed at an angle down sort of) and "yes" (unless you're quick/lucky you'll get oil on your hand, make sure you have a glove

The sump bolt is small(ish) and a bit tight. Make sure the oil is only warm (not hot) when you take the plug out as that takes some time and you don't want burning hot oil on your hands. Also make sure you have a big enough container to catch the oil as there's 9 litres or so in there.

Oil filter as I'm sure you know comes out the top (front passenger side in the engine bay)
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Thanks DGO.

Is it recommended to change the drain plug and/or drain plug washer after draining the oil, do you know?

With previous makes of car, sometimes this is recommended, but I guess if the plug and washer (if there is one) looks ok then no need to change?

Thanks for your help.
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Not sure what the official approach is, what I can tell you is that I have changed the oil on mine several times and never replaced anything yet
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Excellent, thanks again DGO, that's really useful to know.
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I've found that when I buy a genuine Mercedes filter from a Mercedes dealer on ebay, they supply a new sump washer. But as I use a pump, I've never had the sump plug off! The pump is also good at sucking all the old oil out of the filter housing.
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