So I got my thermostat changed today, but in so doing I looked all over
for the drain to the radiator and couldn't find a proper one anywhere. I
pondered jacking it up, but then didn't want the hassle, but still I
ended up with a question for you all.
Where are good points to jack these cars from? I assume I can go
anywhere on the main frame that runs front-to-back, but it looked like
it'd be convenient to jack on the cross member that goes between the two
front-to-back runs, that's right behind the oil pan. Would that be ok?
It doesn't appear that much of anything is actually attached to it, but
now I don't recall.
On my previous car, there were a few well-defined points where the
manufacturer said it was ok to jack the car, but on the Benz I'm not so
sure. I would expect that anything that is "the frame" would be
sufficient, but maybe that's a poor guess. :)
Primarily I'm interested in lifting the front all at once, so I can do
things like "figure out where the heck the drain for the radiator is"
and simply being able to get underneath the car sufficiently to reach
the oil drain plug.