Oil Cooler Lines
|Part Number(s):||6171871282 $52, 6171871582 $52|
|Best Place to buy:||standard places|
|Cost to Have it done in a shop:||$|
|How long it may take:||2-3 hours|
|Frequency:||every 200,000 miles (whenever it's leaking)|
|Tools needed:||Vice Grips, hex set, socket set|
|Special tools needed:|
These are the upper and lower cooler lines.
Basically how I did it was put a wood block on the oil pan, jack the engine up a bit,
Disconnect the engine shock, (with help of a vice grip, otherwise it'll just spin)
Then the engine mounts (may want to replace if broken, etc) with a hex set.
Then disconnect the bar the the engine connects with the shock, there is 4 big bolts circled in the pic on the engine block.
I suppose you can do this without doing this, but I couldn't. the twisted oil cooler line is hard to slide into the engine with this bar in place.
Then just slide them in, it's like a Chinese puzzle, remember to curse the Germans at least once.
Edit: as of today the line to the lower connection on the cooler unit is $105 (not both lines) from MB at http://mbwholesalepartsonline.aiprx.com/?teng=go&geng=mbautopart&aeng=1 this site gives 20% off Mercedes list and charges ZERO for shipping in the usa. Super slick.