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WG 2.7 CRD auto service as a DIY job isn't all that hard but if you don't have a hoist or BIG ramps I'd leave it to the Tranny Shop, you can make a hell of a mess.

You will need at least 5 lts of oil MB 001 989 21 03 you can also use Shell SPIRAX S4 ATF 3403 but I haven't been able to find any, that will set you back about $160, a filter MB 1402770095 S1 from $47, better to buy from a MB dealer/supplier as they usually have them in stock and are cheaper, but make sure it has the gasket.
I know its not the correct way but I used some heavy gage cable to mark the oil level before the job, then filled it to the same level.
A set of Torx drivers to remove the pan and a tray about the size of a large esky lid to catch the oil, the filter just needs a firm downward pull to remove, you should also notice a small black grate thing in the pan, it's not a loose part it is a magnet to catch any stray bits.
Once youv'e cleaned the pan up, fitted the new gasket and filter, refit the pan, making sure the gasket stays in place. When filling the oil I used one of those pourers from another 1 lt oil bottle, fitted it to the MB bottle a poured it down the dip tube, a hole drilled in the base makes it run quicker, checked the level with my wire dip stick, gave it a run then after it settled checked it again and added some more, if needed.
Should be about 5lts.
I change mine about every 30-40,000Km, the manual says at 100,000K but that may be too late to show a minor problem, now mines at 140,000k and running sweet still.

The Auto in the WG 2.7 CRD is a W5J400 ( a Mercedes Benz W5A580) 722.6

I think I've covered it all, if I've missed anything someone is sure to let me know.
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Great write up here Drover...

Well done!

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Good work Drover.

All I can add is that Merc Benz original service schedule for this auto was 'sealed for life' but due to some problems showing up, (call me cynical - or lack of revenue...) Benz now schedule it for fluid and filter change at 60,000kms.

One of the problems the bloke lined up to service mine looks for is a poor seal that allows oil to wick up an electrical connection somewhere.

He gets the level right using temperature and dipping, but until now I've just dipped it myself like you did (to check fluid quality/colour mainly) with flex wire.

This is one job I can cope with paying a couple of hundred dollars extra for someone else to do rather than me doing it lying on my floor creeper!!
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Jeep currently have a $250 auto service inc oil / filter for some models inc WH Grands
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Good work Drover.
This is one job I can cope with paying a couple of hundred dollars extra for someone else to do rather than me doing it lying on my floor creeper!!
Couldn't agree more thats why I have walk under ramps, life becomes so much easier, but can still hit my head. Just have to do a drain straight to drum set up for oil changes as I always end up spilling it. But as VK mentioned $250 may as well get someone else to do it, only $50 more than I can, but I don't trust my local mob they couldn't even quote on it.







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Drover if you do it regularly, have you considered getting a drain bung welded into the bottom of the pan to make it a bit easier next time round.
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That's not going to give you access to the filter though, or to the magnet for inspection.

I asked my local jeep dealer for a quote once and they couldn't - I was amazed to say the least. Based on experience now - I wouldn't let them near it anyway.
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If you're alkingabout the bung I mean for easier and cleaner approach for dropping the fluid first rather than having to drop the whole pan and juggle it down.
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