Mercedes M-Class W163

since 1997 release

Repair and operation of the car

Mercedes W163
+ Mercedes-Benz cars of a class M (W163)
+ Governing bodies and methods of safe operation
- Current leaving and service
   Active system of the warning of the term of approach planned THAT (ASSYST)
   Schedule of routine maintenance
   General information on settings
   Check of levels of liquids, control of leaks
   Check of a condition of tires and pressure in them, designation of tires and disks of wheels, rotation of wheels
   Replacement of motive oil and oil filter
   Check of the brake system
   Check of a power supply system, replacement of the fuel filter
   Check of a state and replacement of hoses of a motive compartment, localization of leaks
   Check of a condition of multicostal belts of the drive of auxiliary units
   Check of functioning of the cooling system and frost resistance of cooling liquid, liquid replacement
   Check of a condition of system of production of the fulfilled gases
   Replacement and check of the ATF level, replacement of the AT filter
   Visual check of tightness of automatic transmission
   Check of a condition of components of a suspension bracket and steering
   Check of a condition of boots of power shafts
   Check of the air conditioning system
   Lubricant of limiters of doors and cylinders of locks
   Visual control of a seat belt and block of a safety cushion
   Check of operability of headlights and horn
   Check of a state and replacement of brushes of screen wipers
   Check of a condition of the battery, care of it and charging
   Replacement of the saloon filter
   Replacement of brake fluid
   Check and replacement of spark plugs, check of a condition of high-voltage wires (petrol models)
+ Engine
+ Cooling systems, heating and air conditioner
+ A power supply system and production of the fulfilled gases
+ Systems of electric equipment of the engine
+ Manual box of gear shifting
+ Automatic transmission
+ Transmission line
+ Brake and auxiliary systems
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment

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Current leaving and service


The recommended lubricants and liquids

Do not allow children to operational materials, - at their hit in the child's organism immediately see a doctor!

Apply the materials which are exclusively recommended by the Mercedes-Benz company, - they are listed in special Instructions of firm. On this matter you can receive the reference on HUNDRED. Use of the allowed operational materials is a component of guarantee certificates.

Types of working liquids


See Specifications to the Head Governing bodies and methods of safe operation


Motive oil

Petrol models

  • Category according to the SSMS standard
G4, G5
  • Category according to the API standard
  • Diesel models

Data are absent

Cooling liquid

Antifreeze type

MB No. Q1 03 0002


See Specifications to the Head of the Cooling system, heating and the air conditioner

Manual box of gear shifting

Gearbox oil


Automatic transmission

Type of transmission liquid

Dexron II

Brake system

Type of brake fluid

Data are absent

Transfer case and differentials

Lubricant type

Gipoidny SAE 85W90 oil


CV JOINT lubricant

Data are absent

Washers of a windshield and lenses of headlights

Composition of liquid

Water in mix with summer "S" (75 ml on tank volume) or winter "W" (2.6 l on tank volume) a concentrate of MB

Volumes of working liquids


Volume of a fuel tank / including reserve, l

Petrol models

Model 163.136/154/172

  • Release till 31.08.01


  • Release from 01.09.01


  • Model 163.157/175


  • Model 163.174


Diesel models

Model 163.113

  • Release till 31.08.01


  • Release from 01.09.01
  • Model 163.128

Motive oil

Volume when replacing taking into account an oil filter, l

ML 320 (163.136) 5.5

ML 320 (163.154)


ML 350 (163.157)


ML 430 (163.172)


ML 55 AMG (163.174)


ML 500 (163.175)


ML 270 CDI (163.113)


ML 400 CDI (163.128)

Cooling liquid
Volume during the replacing, l

Petrol models

ML 230 (163.136)

Data are absent

ML 320, ML 350, ML 430, ML 55 AMG, ML 500 (163.154/157/172/174/175)


Diesel models

ML 270 CDI (163.113)


Transmission oil / liquid


Volume during the replacing of oil, l

1.5 l


Volume during the replacing of ATF, l

Data are absent

Brake fluid

Filling volume, l

0.7 ÷ 0.9

Lubricant of the transfer case

Volume during the replacing, l


Lubricant of differentials

Forward differential, l


Back differential, l


ML 400 CDI (163.175)


CV JOINT lubricant

Amount of lubricant in hinged assemblies of power shafts of forward and back bridges,

Internal hinges

Hinge cavity




External hinges

Hinge cavity




GUR liquid

Filling volume, l


Liquid of washing of a windshield and lenses of headlights

Approximate volume of the tank, l


Tires and disks

See Specifications to the Head Governing bodies and methods of safe operation.

Pressure of a rating of tires

The required air pressure in tires is specified in the plate on inside of a cover of the hatch of a jellied mouth of the fuel tank

Efforts of tightening of threaded connections, Nanometer

All models

Drain stopper of the pallet of a case of the engine (M14)


Cover of a casing of an oil filter


Wheel bolts


Drain stopper of the pallet of a case of transmission

  • RKPP


  • AT


Carving cap of a case of the transfer case


Drain traffic jams of differentials


Jellied traffic jams of differentials


Petrol models

Fastening of fuel pipes to the fuel filter (petrol models)

  • Collars (except models 163.136)


  • Hollow bolts (model 163.136)


Diesel models

Bolt of fastening of the fuel filter to the air distributor

  • Model 163.113


  • Model 163.128


Screw of a coupling collar of fastening of the fuel filter (model 163.128)



This Head is made to help the amateur mechanic to support the car in a condition of maximum efficiency of operational parameters, profitability, safety and reliability. Further you will find the full schedule of procedures of routine maintenance of the car, and also the Sections devoted to the description of service of its separate systems in the Head. Sections included descriptions of visual checks, adjustments, replacements of components and other useful tips. Illustrations with types of a motive compartment and the bottom of the car will help to define location of separate components (see the Section Schedule of Routine Maintenance). Serving the car according to the kilometrazhno-time schedule and following the detailed remarks given below, you receive the accurate program of service capable to provide long and reliable service of your car. Remember that this plan is exhaustive, both implementation of its separate points and neglect by others will not give the expected result.

Current leaving

In the course of service of the car you are convinced soon of what is possible - and it is necessary - to combine many procedures in view of similarity of actions for their performance. For example, if the car is raised above the ground for chassis lubricant, it is necessary at the same time while you are under the car, to examine system of production of the fulfilled gases, a suspension bracket, system of steering and fuel system. If wheels are removed for carrying out other works, there is a sense to check brake mechanisms. And at last, suppose, that you had to lend or hire a dynamometer key. Even if it is necessary to you only to tighten spark plugs, you can check at the same time efforts of tightening of so many critical nuts and bolts on how many there will be enough time.

The first step in implementation of the program of maintenance of the car is self-preparation. Attentively study materials of all Sections relating to the forthcoming procedures then prepare all necessary materials, the equipment and tools. If you are afraid to face problems when performing any concrete works, consult at the expert or at the person who was already carrying out this work.

HUNDRED in addition, at each service, by means of the device for poll of memory of malfunctions read out data from memory of malfunctions of electronic monitors of the engine, ABS, a safety cushion and anticreeping system. It is for this purpose recommended to address through certain periods on HUNDRED. At the same time it must be kept in mind that some malfunctions, for example the failed sensors of a control system of the engine, do not lead to noticeable decrease in characteristics of the car. Monitors have the mode of emergency functioning or work at the average values of parameters brought in memory that cannot be revealed by the driver. Poll of memory of malfunctions is carried out via the diagnostic socket.

Service is carried out according to a certain term and a run of the car.