Siple Question: Where is the oil filter on the 1998 230SLK?

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I am going to change the oil and filter tomorrow and I take it that the filter is at the front, Top, R/H side of the engine and accessed by undoing the black cap??
Also it says to tighten to 25NM (Which I understand) but how to measure this? Can you tighten by hand only?
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Torque wrench!!, or tighten by hand until it stops, light pressure of course, then just a quick nip!! that will be ok!! remember some oil on the new "o" rings before you refit the housing!!
 
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Thanks for the info, but not quite sure how a torque wrench can be fiite to the plastic top or is there a special tool?
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Smear sealing ring with oil and screw on by hand gently--then as firm as poss ! (that will be 25nm-as near as dam it) refill with oil --dont forget sump plug 1st!!--then start engine and do a quick visual check both for leaks .---let it run 5 mins switch off leave it 5 mins and then check oil level.
 
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Thanks Everyone

Thanks again for all the help.
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I have reserved the tool for pick up tomorrow. I have been doing DIY servicing on cars for about 25years and my 230TE for around 7, but as the SLK is a new thing to me I just needed to be sure. Have bought a MB workshop manual off ebay. Are they any good for DIY or just too technical? or just exploded diagrams?
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Couldnt say for the manual, never used one, always had WIS, but that oil filter tool is a god send!!!
 
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WIS?? stands for?
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I think thats what the OP will have bought from ebay, a link please Brian and we can confirm that

matt, search ebay for mercedes wis
 
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Got the tool used it. Yes it is a great tool, thanks again
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The MB workshop manual that I have bought, but not got yet is:-MERCEDES SMART WORKSHOP REPAIR MANUALS DVD. It seems to cover more than one model
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