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Need advice on oil filter

Hello. I recently purchased a 2007 CLS 550. I plan to do a DIY Oil Change as mentioned here:

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w219...3-e63-amg.html

I found a few different oil filter brands. Anyway, what oil filter brand do you use? Is there a major difference between the fleece and paper type filter?

Here are a few of them:

2007-2008 Mercedes Benz CLS550 - Hastings Oil Filter
2007-2008 Mercedes Benz CLS550 - Beck Arnley Oil Filter
Mann (Oil Filter Kit; Upgraded Fleece Media; Extended Service )
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Go with the fleece/OEM and MOBIL synthetic oil. To stay clean most MB shops are not that far out of line. I would do it untill you are out of warranty, and dont let them sell you anything other than that
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I like K&N oil filters, if they have one for the model car I am working on then I won't use anything else. But that's just me. If you compare oil filters you might find they are the best. Excellent filtration, highest flow.

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I like K&N oil filters, if they have one for the model car I am working on then I won't use anything else. But that's just me. If you compare oil filters you might find they are the best. Excellent filtration, highest flow.
There is a thread circulating somewhere on this site where the guy bought a K&N fleece oil filter and it was just a repackaged Mann or Mahle, etc. Pretty funny really.

Gabe, you definitely want to stay with fleece. FWIW, neither Hastings nor Beck Arnley are OEM unless they also are repackaged OEM products.

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You have to be kidding. Why are you asking what type of filter to use on your $50,000 car?

The oil and filter and your labour are insignificant to the cost of the car. If you are doing this to learn, work on an Oldsmobile (the best damn car ever made!) Then you will be able to answer your own question! If you can't work on an Olds (a Rocket 98) then buy the filter from your local friendly Mercedes Benz dealer and hope for a better life.

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You have to be kidding. Why are you asking what type of filter to use on your $50,000 car?

The oil and filter and your labour are insignificant to the cost of the car. If you are doing this to learn, work on an Oldsmobile (the best damn car ever made!) Then you will be able to answer your own question! If you can't work on an Olds (a Rocket 98) then buy the filter from your local friendly Mercedes Benz dealer and hope for a better life.

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