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Question Oil filler cap

Um, I'm going to sound like a weed here, but...

is there a secret to removing the oil filler cap (1997 SLK 230K R170)

I suffer from arthritis and my grip is not what it was, but even so, mine won't budge!

do you press down and turn, perhaps, or is it just simply turn and off?

any suggestions as to how to free a stuck one!?

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I used to work at an oil change and lube shop. I'm not a very big guy, of average build, so there would be times that I would come across an oil cap that was tightened too much. I would grab an oversized pair of pliers, put a rag over the cap as to not scratch it, gently grip the cap, then turn. normally the pliers would be able to do the trick, and everything would be good
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The MB oil caps are very tight. I have found that it is easier for me to remove the air filter/engine cover.. You need to push straight down and twist. For some reason, could be my RA as well, I find that I cannot get the right angle to push down and not hit the engine cover, thus, I remove it and then have no problems getting it off.
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The secreet is to get a oil cap wrench.


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Cool

No, actually I just bought one of those, but that's for the oil filter

I'm talkin' about the filler cap, on top of engine

I haven't got a device that's wide enough to help with this

maybe I could invent one, and make lots of money selling it (don't tell anyone!)
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I find wearing a glove to remove tight lids/caps increases my strength to superhuman levels.
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I find wearing a glove to remove tight lids/caps increases my strength to superhuman levels.
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Thumbs up Found a tool!

Just to lay this to rest, I did find a tool, pictured, lying at the back of a cupboard.

It's really for getting the tops off jars, but it worked perfectly at getting the filler cap off, and with no damage to anything too

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Does the oil filler cap on the top of the rocker cover / top of engine screw off anti clockwise ? Mine is on so tight I can't move it to get it off. Please help.
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Yes........ it sure does screws off anticlockwise.....no need to push down on it just use a a rag and an adjustable wrench if tight.
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