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Old 01-15-2007, 05:49 PM   #1
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Default Oil Change (OM647, 2.7l, 5cyl)

I found this with the packing slip when I ordered an OEM oil filter for the Sprinter.

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Service Repair Tip
Part Number: 05080029AA
Part Description: Sprinter - Engine Oil, Oil Filter and Cap
TSB Number: NONE

When performing an oil change make sure to add the correct quantity of oil, which is 9.5 quarts (with filter replacement, which is required with every oil change). An underfilling, as well as overfilling may harm the engine or create driveability issues. The dipstick is designed to be used only with a "hot" engine and oil that has reached operating temperature (unless it is a cold engine dipstick with a yellow handle, which is available for certain fleets only). Furthermore, please keep in mind that the new oil is still 'cold' after it has been changed even though the engine may be hot. A Sprinter engine having an oil level at the maximum on the dipstick at 70F (oil temperature), will actually be 3/4 quart overfilled! However, an engine filled correctly with oil at the maximum shows, at 70F oil temperature, an oil level only at the midpoint of the dipstick.

For proper measurement the engine needs to stand 5 minutes after running, which allows the oil to flow back from the engine into the oil pan. Furthermore the dipstick needs to be fully seated in the tube for at least two seconds before it is pulled out, since the handle pushes down the air and thereby the oil in the tube temporarily.

Make sure the three o-rings are properly positioned before installing the filter assembly. Pay particular attention to the large upper o-ring, which has to be in the second groove (the widest) under the cap flange.
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ps. Dodge p/n 05080029AA (MB p/n A6111800010) -- HEAD OIL FILTER

P/N Source: http://www.sprinter-source.com/forum...read.php?t=636
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Old 01-16-2007, 05:15 PM   #2
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Default Re: Oil Change Tip

Good info. Thanks, Seek.
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Old 01-22-2007, 03:35 AM   #3
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Default Re: Oil Change Tip

Since I was changing the oil for our two other vehicles, I decided to do it also for the Sprinter. It was only 9954 miles on the odometer, but I decided to change it anyways.

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13mm drain bolt. There's oil showing because I loosened it before I took a picture.

Got some oil on the ground from that big splash.
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My new 15 quart container from Wal-mart ($7.84).

The copper washer was still on there. I reused mine.
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Got some oil on the front sway bar.

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Oil filter location.

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Close up of oil filter location.
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Old 01-22-2007, 03:40 AM   #4
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Red oil dipstick for hot oil checking.

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New filter from Mann on left (Made in Germany). Old OEM filter on right (Made in Austria). Bag of o-rings (3x) that come with the new filter.

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The location where the filter screws in.

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Old oil filter is pulled off. Three o-ring locations.

Make sure when screwing the oil filter back on, the largest o-ring (bottom most o-ring on above picture) is seated correctly.

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Make sure the new oil filter is seated below the shoulder. I had to use some force to get the filter to sit like this. Make sure the force is applied to the center and not the circumference.
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Filled up with 9.5 quarts of 0W-40.

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Warmed up the engine to operating temperature (~15min) and the oil level was near the center (red arrow).

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With my '02 (95k miles) I first add 9 qts, which brings the level to 1/2 qt down when hot (I think more than 15 min. is req'd to heat the oli fully - highway operation for at least 30 min is more like it). I then use the 10th qt to keep the level at 1/2 qt down. By the end of the oil change interval (15 k miles w/ASSYST), the 10th qt is gone and it's still 1/2 qt down.

I've found that the level is very sensitive to body position, so I pay close attention to the level of the ground I'm parked on, and to the effects of payload on body position.
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Old 01-23-2007, 12:35 PM   #7
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Thanks for posting the pictures. I have a few hundred miles left to go before I change my oil for the first time. Now I know what I am getting into before I do it.
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Old 03-02-2007, 08:29 PM   #8
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Are there any recommendations for what to use to remove/replace the oil filter cap? some kind of cap wrench?

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Are there any recommendations for what to use to remove/replace the oil filter cap? some kind of cap wrench?

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I would recommend that you use your hand first. I don't think it was too hard to wrestle off.

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Old 03-03-2007, 07:00 PM   #10
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Default Re: Oil Change Tip

Snap-on do a cap wrench and on european sprinters there is a torque setting stamped into the cap 25NM .To tight it seizes up or cracks too loose it leaks.Just bought a SP tool which only cost 5 uk it also fits BMW,AUDI,VW
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