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Date registered: Jul 2004
Vehicle: 00 C-230, 04 C-240
Location: Lancaster, CA
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I'm in the process of obtaining a copy of the B-service invoice.
The car, after purchase in 2005, was mainly operated in Lancaster, CA. Lancaster is a small city, but we are located in "high desert" where winds will produce quite large amounts of dust. This dust appears whiteish in air filters, not black as on this filter. I clean & change the air filter on my C230 regularly & never have seen anything like this. The black dirt must have accumulated in area where the car was operated prior to my purchase. Lesson learned for me -- don't trust dealers for maintenance. I wonder if it's not done on purpose.
I contacted Valencia and MBUSA about this, but no response as of yet!!