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Have a Mercedes R class that needs the engine oil sump replaced, I have the parts, would anyone know either the best way to go about such a repair or know of someone capable. Mercedes price was stellar to say the least,

  • Welcome to Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair! I'm sure the best way is going to be to pull the engine, but I've never worked on an MB before, so couldn't tell you for sure. – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 May 18 '18 at 19:23
  • 3 possibilities come to mind : @Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 ‘s suggestion, OR lifting the engine sufficiently that it may come out the front once radiator etc is removed OR dropping / removing all the subframe / suspension - which means it all has to be re-aligned afterwards. Note not got one and not done it so it’s a wag ... oh and as for time guess and multiply by three... – Solar Mike May 18 '18 at 19:55
  • @SolarMike - time estimate x3 ... sounds like what my wife suggests for me :o) – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 May 18 '18 at 20:44
  • In my opinion, oil sumps are difficult to change because normally you wouldn't change one for the entire life of a car. There are some jobs that are economically feasible to do yourself Others that require equipment and expertise that is hard for a amateur mechanic to muster. Maybe you'll get lucky and it'll be easy to replace without taking half the car apart. The thought of removing an replacing a modern (i assume) MB engine makes me want to get a second job to pay someone else to do it. Cheers if you take this on yourself. Double cheers if you have a functioning vehicle at the end. – Tim Nevins May 18 '18 at 20:57
  • @TimNevins changed a few sumps due to damage, removed, cut and re-welded others as part of engine changes or conversions... – Solar Mike May 19 '18 at 7:30

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