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Date registered: May 2006
Vehicle: 2001 E320 - Brilliant Silver/Ash: 107,000+
Location: West Virginia, USA
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For some reason MB dealers all seem to charge a small fortune for replacing a fuel filter. They are pretty expensive for most other things too but the FF markup is ridiculous. The part for my car is $40 online and IIRC my dealer charges ~$200 for just the part and the labor would probably be at least $50 so the same as they quoted your wife. You can do this yourself, but it's a bit more involved than I want to tackle.
For what this is worth, I have seen others recommend that mine (E320 and same engine) needs to be replaced at 60,000 miles too. I have no symptoms and others recommend those at 100,000 so you can guess whose advice I am following.
For the air filter, open the airbox and have a look at that. I think those are typically replaced on the B services. Online they are $15 and dealers charge over $30 but these are EASY!
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Last edited by Musikmann; 09-09-2009 at 06:51 PM.