Join Date: Feb 2011
Vehicle: 2001 SLK320
Other Toys: 78 MGB, 84 Camaro, 85 Trans Am, 96 Firebird, 00 Sonoma, 06 Escalade
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Just did this today. Whole process took about an hour. I had to raise the back of the car a little because I couldn't get enough clearance to swing the rachet to break the plugs free.
Like the pdf author says; Make sure you use a hammer to make sure you've got the hex bit well seated into the plug. They seem pretty easy to strip
I had to order a 14mm hex...cost me $15, and a lot of screwing around, but at least I have it now.
I used a 75W90 full synthetic gear oil.
I didn't have a fluid pump...So I stuck a piece of rubber fuel line on the end of the bottle (similar bottle to the one pictured above) and fastened it there with a hose clamp. Worked like a charm, there is a good space just in front of the diff you can use to position the bottle.