When to replace the Spark Plug on your MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Spark plug : 2 year / 30000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W210) E 320 (210.055), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W210) E 280 (210.053), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W210) E 420 (210.072), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W210) E 50 AMG (210.072) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Tools
Replacement: spark plugs – Mercedes W210. List of the tools you'll need:
High-temperature anti-seize lubricant
Drive socket # 10
Spark plug socket # 16
HEX bit no.H6
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Flat Screwdriver
Fender cover
Replacement: spark plugs – Mercedes W210. AUTODOC recommends:
  • The replacement procedure is the same for all spark plugs.
  • Please note: all work on the car – Mercedes W210 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the hood.
  2. Step 2
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
    Step 3
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    Remove the front cover of the engine.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: spark plugs – Mercedes W210. Do not use excessive force when removing the part as this may damage it.
  3. Step 4
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    Unscrew the fastener of the mass air flow sensor. Remove the part. Use a flat screwdriver.
  4. Step 5
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    Detach the air intake hose clamp. Use a flat screwdriver.
  5. Step 6
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    Remove the crankcase ventilation hose. Use a flat screwdriver.
  6. Step 7
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    Disconnect the air intake pipe from the air filter housing.
  7. Step 8
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    Dismantle the air filter pipe.
  8. Step 9
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    Unscrew the engine cover fastener. Use HEX No.H6. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 10
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    Remove the engine cover.
    Replacement: spark plugs – Mercedes W210. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Do not apply excessive force when removing the part. Otherwise you may damage it.
  10. Step 11
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    Unscrew the fasteners of the ignition coils. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Step 12
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    Unplug the connectors from the ignition coils. Use a flat screwdriver.
  12. Step 13
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    Remove the spark plug wire connectors from the spark plug wells.
    Replacement: spark plugs – Mercedes W210. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Be careful to avoid damaging spark plug wires.Remember the sequence of the spark plug wires connectors.
  13. Step 14
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    Take out the ignition coils from the spark plug wells.
    Replacement: spark plugs – Mercedes W210. AUTODOC recommends:
    Remember the sequence of steps for ignition coil demounting.
  14. Step 15
    Clean dirt, dust and debris from inside the spark plug wells.
    Step 16
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    Unscrew the spark plugs. Use the spark plug socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
  15. Step 17
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    Take out the spark plugs. Use the spark plug socket #16.
  16. Step 18
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    Apply a thin layer of a special high temperature anti-seize lubricant to the threads of the new spark plugs.
  17. Step 19
    Install the new spark plugs into their mounting seats. Use the spark plug socket #16.
    Step 20
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    Screw new spark plugs and tighten them. Use the spark plug socket #16. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 27 nm torque.
    Replacement: spark plugs – Mercedes W210. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Don't tighten the plugs with excessive force. Exceeding tightening torque can damage the thread connection.Be careful when working with a spark plug wrench. Its skewing can cause damage to the threaded connection.
  18. Step 21
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    Install the ignition coils to the spark plug wells. Make sure you hear a click indicating that it is locked in place.
    Replacement: spark plugs – Mercedes W210. Professionals recommend:
    Follow the installation sequence.
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