replace oil pan gasket

Asked by Mar 05, 2013 at 02:46 AM about the 1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I'd like to know the easiest way to replace the oil pan gasket on my 1997 Mercedes.

4 Answers

Remove the bolts that secure the oil pan to the bottom of the engine block. Pull down on the oil pan to break the seal between the pan and the engine.between Slide the pan forward and maneuver it around the oil pickup tube inside the oil pan mounted to the engine block. Scrape the old gasket off the mating surfaces of the oil pan and the engine block with a putty knife or similar tool. Place a bead of RTV gasket sealer onto the mating surface of the oil pan and allow it to cure for 20 minutes. Place the oil pan gasket on top of the RTV sealer then apply a second bead of RTV sealer on top of the gasket. Allow that bead to cure for 20 minutes before proceeding. Slide the oil pan into place. Once in place, push the pan directly upward onto the engine and thread a bolt into each corner of the oil pan with your fingers. Only thumb-tighten the bolts. Thread the remaining bolts into the oil pan using a criss-cross pattern. Only thumb-tighten the bolts. Allow the RTV sealer to cure for another 30 minutes before continuing. Tighten the bolts with a socket and ratchet in a criss-cross pattern.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
242,225

Easiest way? Have someone else do it.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Haawww......ya got me Tom. And congrats on hitting #1

242,225

:-)

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • replace oil pan gasket 4 answers

    I'd like to know the easiest way to replace the oil pan gasket on my 1997 Mercedes.

    1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • cracked oil pan during maintenance service 5 answers

    during service of my 2012 c250 -- cracked oil pan -- took car home and after a day started leaking oil -- service rep said it was gasket -- now 4 days later -- still don't have vehicle repaired -- b...

    2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • How to replace oil filter 3 answers

    I got 2015 MB c300 4Matic. I'm trying to change oil on it. The filter cane looks like it is setting under two tubes. Do I need to take them off or am I missing something?

    2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 300 4MATIC

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Cannot measure engine oil level 2 answers

    Hi I have an Mercedes benz c220 cdi with the warning of cannot measure the engine oil level message on meter board . Should I replace the engine oil sensor or there will be any other defect how I c...

    2007 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Oil type 3 answers

    What type of motor oil is used on Mercedes C Class 2002

    2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 320 Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

C-Class

Looking for a Used C-Class in your area?

CarGurus has 25,476 nationwide C-Class listings starting at $2,000.

ZIP:

Search Mercedes-Benz C-Class Questions

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Experts

#1 Lorne Grandison
Lorne Grandison
Reputation 4,890
#2 PPC123
PPC123
Reputation 3,430
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 2,450
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
361 Great Deals out of 19,348 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW 3 Series
945 Great Deals out of 30,260 listings starting at $1,000
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class
141 Great Deals out of 6,601 listings starting at $2,990
Used BMW 5 Series
470 Great Deals out of 15,436 listings starting at $500
Used Audi A4
294 Great Deals out of 10,505 listings starting at $1,200
Used BMW M3
49 Great Deals out of 1,361 listings starting at $3,800
Used Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
28 Great Deals out of 587 listings starting at $2,800
Used Ford Mustang
537 Great Deals out of 45,845 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Camaro
245 Great Deals out of 31,195 listings starting at $369
Used Mercedes-Benz M-Class
172 Great Deals out of 5,237 listings starting at $2,800
Used Honda Accord
947 Great Deals out of 77,741 listings starting at $899
Used Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
27 Great Deals out of 1,237 listings starting at $2,150

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
57 Great Deals out of 12,598 listings starting at $29,977
2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
48 Great Deals out of 1,717 listings starting at $24,650
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
47 Great Deals out of 1,465 listings starting at $18,977
2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
47 Great Deals out of 2,129 listings starting at $11,995
2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
50 Great Deals out of 1,580 listings starting at $12,599

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.