Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 200 Kompressor (203.045), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Coupe (CL203) C 200 Kompressor (203.745), MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class T-modell (S203) C 200 Kompressor (203.245)

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change oil filter and engine oil on MERCEDES-BENZ С W203 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: engine oil and filter – Mercedes W203. List of the tools you'll need:
Replacement: engine oil and filter – Mercedes W203. List of the tools you'll need:
Oil filter cup socket 65/67-14f
Drive socket # 8
Drive socket # 13
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Flat screwdriver
Oil drain pan
Funnel
Microfibre towel
Fender cover
All the parts you need to replace – Oil Filter for C-Class Saloon (W203) and other MERCEDES-BENZ models
How to change Oil Filter on Mercedes W203 C 220 CDI 2.2 (203.006) – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Oil Filter
How to change Oil Filter on MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 200 Kompressor (203.045) – tips for proper car maintenance
MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 200 Kompressor (203.045)
Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Oil Filter on MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Coupe (CL203) C 200 Kompressor (203.745)
MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Coupe (CL203) C 200 Kompressor (203.745)
Easy tricks to help you to replace Oil Filter on MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class T-modell (S203) C 200 Kompressor (203.245)
MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class T-modell (S203) C 200 Kompressor (203.245)
AUTODOC recommends:
  • Replace the oil filter every time when changing motor oil.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
  • Wear gloves to prevent contact with hot liquid.
Replacement: engine oil and filter – Mercedes W203. Use the following procedure:
  1. How to change Oil Filter on Mercedes W203 2000 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Open the hood.
  2. How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 220 CDI 2.2 (203.006) 2001 Oil Filter - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 2
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
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    Step 3
    Remove the engine cover.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Raise the engine cover, holding it on two sides simultaneously.
  4. Changing Oil Filter on MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 200 CDI 2.2 (203.004) 2003 by yourself
    Step 4
    Clean the oil filter housing cap.
    Step 5
    Unscrew the filter housing cap together with the old filter element.Use the 76-14F socket.Use a ratchet wrench.
  5. How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS C 200 CDI 2.2 (203.007) 2004 Oil Filter - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 6
    Prepare a container for the old oil filter.
  6. How to replace Oil Filter on MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) 2005: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 7
    Remove the filter element from the filter housing.Put the old filter cartridge in the container.
  7. How hard is it to do yourself: Oil Filter replacement on Mercedes W203 C 200 2.0 Kompressor (203.045) 2006 - download illustrated guide
    Step 8
    Cover the oil filter housing with a microfibre towel to prevent dirt and foreign objects from getting into the system.
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    Step 9
    Lift the car using a jack or place it over an inspection pit.
    Replacement: engine oil and filter – Mercedes W203. Tip from AUTODOC:
    The vehicle must be on even keel, and if it is at an angle, the drain plug must be at the lowest point.
  9. Changing of Oil Filter on Mercedes W203 2000 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 10
    Unscrew the oil filler plug.
  10. MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS C 200 1.8 Kompressor (203.042) Oil Filter replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 11
    Undo the fasteners of the oil pan lower cover.Use a drive socket #8.Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Replacing Oil Filter on Mercedes W203 2002 C 220 CDI 2.2 (203.006) by yourself
    Step 12
    Remove the oil pan cover (2 pieces).
  12. C-Class Saloon (W203) C 200 CDI 2.2 (203.007) 2003 Oil Filter DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 13
    Put a waste oil container with at least 8 l capacity under the drainage hole.
  13. How to change Oil Filter on MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) 2004 - tips and tricks
    Step 14
    Unscrew the drain plug.Use a drive socket #13.Use a ratchet wrench.
  14. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes W203 2005 C 200 CDI 2.2 (203.007) Oil Filter
    Step 15
    Drain the used oil.
    Replacement: engine oil and filter – Mercedes W203. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Caution! The oil may be hot.
  15. DIY replacement of Oil Filter on MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 220 CDI 2.2 (203.008) 2006 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 16
    Detach the oil filter from the filter cover.
  16. How to change Oil Filter on Mercedes W203 2000 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 17
    Remove the oil filter cover O-ring.Use a flat screwdriver.
  17. How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 220 CDI 2.2 (203.006) 2001 Oil Filter - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 18
    Install a new O-ring to its mounting seat on the filter cover.
  18. Mercedes W203 C 180 1.8 Kompressor (203.046) 2002 Oil Filter replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 19
    Install the new oil filter to the mounting seat on the filter cover.
    Please note!
    Make sure to install the filter correctly. Don't mix up the sides of the part.Wait until the oil has completely drained from the drainage hole.
  19. Changing Oil Filter on MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 200 CDI 2.2 (203.004) 2003 by yourself
    Step 20
    Clean the area of the oil pan drainage hole.
  20. How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS C 200 CDI 2.2 (203.007) 2004 Oil Filter - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 21
    Screw in the new drainage plug and tighten it. Use a drive socket #13.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 30 Nm torque.
  21. How to replace Oil Filter on MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) 2005: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 22
    Reinstall the oil pan lower cover (2 pieces).
  22. How hard is it to do yourself: Oil Filter replacement on Mercedes W203 C 200 2.0 Kompressor (203.045) 2006 - download illustrated guide
    Step 23
    Tighten the fasteners of the oil pan lower cover.Use a drive socket #8.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 24
    Lower the car.
  24. Changing of Oil Filter on Mercedes W203 2000 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 25
    Lubricate the rubber seal of the new filter with a little amount of fresh oil.
  25. MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS C 200 1.8 Kompressor (203.042) Oil Filter replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 26
    Remove the microfibre towel from the oil filter housing.
  26. Replacing Oil Filter on Mercedes W203 2002 C 220 CDI 2.2 (203.006) by yourself
    Step 27
    Screw the new filter into its place.
  27. C-Class Saloon (W203) C 200 CDI 2.2 (203.007) 2003 Oil Filter DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 28
    Screw the cap.Use the 76-14F socket.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 25 Nm torque.
  28. How to change Oil Filter on MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) 2004 - tips and tricks
    Step 29
    Unscrew the oil filler plug.Insert the funnel.
  29. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes W203 2005 C 200 CDI 2.2 (203.007) Oil Filter
    Step 30
    Pour oil into the engine through the filler.Required amount of oil: 7 l.
    Replacement: engine oil and filter – Mercedes W203. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Use the oil recommended by the manufacturer.
  30. DIY replacement of Oil Filter on MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 220 CDI 2.2 (203.008) 2006 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 31
    Check the oil level using the dipstick.Top up oil if necessary.
    Please note!
    The oil level should be between the Min and Max marks.
  31. How to change Oil Filter on Mercedes W203 2000 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 32
    Tighten the oil filler cap.
  32. How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 220 CDI 2.2 (203.006) 2001 Oil Filter - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 33
    Run the engine for a few minutes.After the oil pressure warning light goes out, stop the engine.
  33. Mercedes W203 C 180 1.8 Kompressor (203.046) 2002 Oil Filter replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 34
    Check the oil level 5 minutes after the stop of the engine operation using a dipstick and add oil if necessary.
    Please note!
    The oil level should be between the Min and Max marks.Make sure that the oil filler cap is properly tightened.Check the threaded plug of the drainage hole and the oil filter seal for tightness. If necessary, carefully tighten them up.
  34. Changing Oil Filter on MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class Saloon (W203) C 200 CDI 2.2 (203.004) 2003 by yourself
    Step 35
    Install the engine cover and secure it.
    Step 36
    Remove the fender protection cover.Close the hood.
    Replacement: engine oil and filter – Mercedes W203. Tip:
    Note that oil pressure warning light, which indicates insufficient pressure in the lubrication system, may be on for a longer time than usual. After a few seconds, the oil will fill all the channels, and the light will go out. To protect the environment from pollution, be sure to dispose of the used filters at special collection points.
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