OIL FILTER (SPRINTER T1N)
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- 2001-2003 Sprinter T1N 2.7L OM612
- 2004-2006 Sprinter T1N 2.7L OM647
Changing the engine oil is one of the most easiest things to do with your Mercedes, Dodge & Freightliner Sprinter Van . You should change your Sprinter Van oil and filter every 10k miles, it is a good idea to change the oil on a newly bought Sprinter Van if you are unsure when it was done last after obtaining a Sprinter Van or Sprinter Conversion Van
Make sure and use the Factory Specific Mercedes Sprinter Van Engine Oil to the exact specs of your Sprinter Van. It may cause may damage your emissions system over time if you don’t use the correct spec lubricant. I should only take you 30-45 minutes to change the oil your self. It should not cost you more then $119 for parts and materials.
- 12.5 quarts of MB 229.52 oil . Always make sure you have the right spec oil – it will state this on the bottle.
- Two o-rings should come with your Oil filter.
- Rubber gloves
- 13mm wrench
- Small screwdriver
- Filter socket tool (generic from auto parts store might work as well, but this makes life easier)
- Bucket for old oil. Needs to hold 13+ quarts. We use the cheap ones from the auto parts store / other.
There are 3 main steps to doing an oil change. Draining the used oil, replacing the oil filter, and then refilling with new Sprinter Van spec oil.
Don’t forget to let the engine cool down before doing this, you don’t want to burn your ass, hands or elsewhere.
Loosen the oil filter cap with the Sprinter Van oil filter socket tool. It’s the cap that is black in the engine compartment. To access the oil filter you first removing a plastic part of the air intake (requires no tools).
Loosen the cap before draining the oil if the cap is stuck or you’re unable to remove You’d still be able to drive somewhere else and get help if it get stuck, so make sure you try this first.
With the filter cap loose, relocate under the engine. A bucket near by would be handy, then locate the 13mm bolt at the bottom of the oil pan. Unscrew the bolt and make sure to drain the oil into the bucket. The bolt should have a copper washer.
While the oil is draining, unscrew the filter cap completely and remove the cap and filter. Pull the filter off the cap. The cap has 2 rubber o-rings that you can remove either by hand or using a tool like a small screwdriver.
Use some of the old engine oil to lubricate the new o-rings and place them on the filter cap. Then place the new filter on the filter cap, and screw the filter cap back into place. Be careful to make sure it isn’t cross-threaded – the cap should screw on by hand fairly easily for a few turns. Use the socket tool to tighten (don’t over-tighten, it needs about 18-19 foot-lbs). Put it back on the air intake if you took it out.
By now the oil should be drained from the oil pan, if you got a new copper washer with your filter, put it- on the bolt and tighten. You can also reuse the old washer.
Make sure that the filter cap is seated properly, and that the oil pan bolt is back where you got it.
You need roughly 12.5 quarts of MB spec 229.52 oil for the NCV3 2007+ Sprinter Van. Fill it as the first process by using half a quart of the first bottle, then set the first bottle aside (Put it in the driver side door, just in case). Then fill the remaining 12 quarts. Use a funnel and have paper towels near by.
When you finally have it filled, check for leaks. If you have no leaks, then check the oil level (if the oil is cold it might look low).
Start the engine and drive to the store and get some beer. Check the oil level again and if its at a good level drink ther beer now that you’re done.
(Don’t Drink and Drive)
Make sure and dispose of the oil in the proper place, not in your neighbors garbage can.