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Old 01-07-2020, 12:16 PM   #1
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Change oil myself...

Anything I might be surprised by if I change my own oil?
It's a 2016 Melbourne with the Mercedes turbo diesel.
I hope it is simple as draining oil out the bottom, adding oil at the top, and twisting on a new filter...
I would warm the engine first to induce oil flow....
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You didn't say if you've ever changed oil in a vehicle before, so if not, continue reading, if so no. The only thing you may be surprised by, is how black the oil is that's draining out. That's normal for a diesel engine. It's just soot. Make sure your drain pan is larger than the amount of oil that's going to come out.
1) Warm it up to operating temperature.
2) Carefully remove the drain plug. Very hot oil is going to come out quickly. Be prepared for this, you could get burned.
3) Let it drain into the pan, until it's a slow drip.
4) Remove the old oil filter, again its going to spill hot oil, be very careful. You can use another pan to catch the oil from it. Don't be surprised if that causes some more oil drain from the plug.
5) Wipe the filter gasket surface on the engine, making sure the old filter gasket didn't stick to the engine. Smear a film of fresh oil on the new filter gasket, and install it.
6) After all the oil has drained, reinstall the drain plug, with a new gasket on it.
7) Pour the correct amount of new oil into the engine, start it up, and inspect underneath for any leaks from the drain plug, or oil filter. Go have a cup of coffee...your done.
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It is not hard at all. In fact, my Sprinter (Mine is a 2.1L) is one of the easiest vehicles I have to change the oil. The only thing slightly different is that the oil filter is an element style filter. Still easy. Just pay attention to where the rubber O-rings are placed.

Here is a video on the 3.0L. Which, is what I assume you have.

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Thanks for the replies.....Both give me the confidence I'll make it happen....
Some background: It was a year ago that I took the RV to Jiffy Lube for its first oil change. I think it cost $170. The Mercedes dealer gets $250+, I think.
Well, 80 miles down I-25 from home in Albuquerque after the oil change, an oil light comes on the dash. I exit the interstate at Socorro. Pull into an Auto Zone. Oil level not low. It's high! I buy a plastic drain pan, crawl under the engine with a socket wrench, loosen the drain plug, and manage to slowly let about 2 quarts flow out. The Jiffy Lube team had overfilled the engine.
I'll change the oil myself now....
And yes, I have changed oil, in cars, trucks, and Harleys....
Cheers...
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Thanks for the replies.....Both give me the confidence I'll make it happen....
Some background: It was a year ago that I took the RV to Jiffy Lube for its first oil change. I think it cost $170. The Mercedes dealer gets $250+, I think.
Well, 80 miles down I-25 from home in Albuquerque after the oil change, an oil light comes on the dash. I exit the interstate at Socorro. Pull into an Auto Zone. Oil level not low. It's high! I buy a plastic drain pan, crawl under the engine with a socket wrench, loosen the drain plug, and manage to slowly let about 2 quarts flow out. The Jiffy Lube team had overfilled the engine.
I'll change the oil myself now....
And yes, I have changed oil, in cars, trucks, and Harleys....
Cheers...
Yep, Jiffy Lube has a horrible reputation, they didnít know how to open the air filter compartment on my BMW, On my Ram 2500 they didnít know how to change the fuel filter and even told me that it can only be done by a dealer. Iím so tired of untrained people trying to fake their way through a job. Never again will I go to Jiffy Lube!
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Anything I might be surprised by if I change my own oil?
It's a 2016 Melbourne with the Mercedes turbo diesel.
I hope it is simple as draining oil out the bottom, adding oil at the top, and twisting on a new filter...
I would warm the engine first to induce oil flow....
Another thing you'll need to be aware of is how often the fuel filter needs to be changed. Not having a diesel, I don't know the schedule, but I am aware of the periodic need to change the fuel filter also.

Most gassers never need the fuel filter changed.
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Make sure you use oil approved by MB for their diesels. You cant just go by the weight. The MB spec # is in your manual and maybe on the filler cap. The oil container will also reference this spec and if both match you are good to go. I hope jiffy lube used the right oil for you.
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Anything I might be surprised by if I change my own oil?
It's a 2016 Melbourne with the Mercedes turbo diesel.
I hope it is simple as draining oil out the bottom, adding oil at the top, and twisting on a new filter...
I would warm the engine first to induce oil flow....
Before you add oil at the top be sure the drain plug is in and if you are going to do that with regularity you might consider a Fumoto drain valve for the pan. Flip a tab and drain. Close the tab and fill.

I do my vehicles myself but every third change take the vehicle in to my local shop for oil change, lube, hose checking, fluid checks etc.
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Seeing as you’ll be doing this again in about 7500 miles, make it easier by adding a fumoto valve to the oil pan so that draining is cleaner.
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The proper oil for this generation Sprinter (2015 and newer) is MB spec 229.52. Not that I have ever let mine go that long, but the factory recommended oil change interval is 20K or when notified by the Assyst system, which also counts down from 20K or 2 years time based, which ever comes first.
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If you’re gonna be changing your oil regularly, invest in a Fumoto valve. No messy drain plugs or hot oil down your arm. Also consider sending in an oil sample once a year. It’ll tell you the health of your engine, oil and be a great resource when/if you ever sell your RV.

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