Hello all, could someone please post me the correct size for my 2003slk oil filter wrench. I would like to start changing the oil myself. I have seen this posted before but cannot seem to find it. Thanks for the help! It sure was a great summer here in Indiana to drive with the top down.
Many thanks for the information! I had tried some wrenches at an Autozone that had 15 flutes. I will have to order one. I just received my Mityvac 7.3L fluid pump this morning from tooltopia.com. I ordered the thing off amazon yesterday with scheduled delivery for next week. That's great service, paid $68.94 total. Yippie! now I'm in the oil changing business.
+1 on what Der Flieger says. Granted all of my experience is on the R171. Make sure that you put some new oil on all three of the O rings. Then I just twist it on by hand until the plastic lip seats on the metal housing. Take pictures as you go in case you can't remember. One key thing I always forget is how far the filter goes into the plastic top. I have attached a picture of mine ready to re-assemble.
If you won't tell anybody I use this wrench to take it off.
I bought one off the Matco truck last year, than you just hand tighten, that's all your suppose to do on the other cars too. Such a goofy spot where they put it......Just have it drip all of your engine... than you have to stick something at the bottom to suck the old oil out! Maybe they wanted you to be able to do it without lifting the car up...but I think lifting the car up is the best way because than you can really examine the suspension and everything moving.